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Computer and Systems Sciences

Do you want to develop the information technology, computers and mobile phones of the future? Computer and systems sciences is a multidisciplinary subject that covers all areas where computers and information technology (IT) are used by people and organizations.

Subject description

Computer science is the technical part that gives you knowledge of computers, programming, data communications and data processing.

Systems science contains two closely related areas. One is the interaction between IT, people and organizations. The other includes models and tools to analyse and design systems for both technology and people.

Information technology gives us new opportunities and affects more and more parts of our daily lives. Data science is a new and interesting area where you learn how to collect big data and analyse it. Information security will be increasingly important in a constantly connected society, with new ways of transferring money and increased risks of ID thefts and destructive viruses. Wireless communication, advanced computers and software allow us to create new professional roles, societal services, business ideas and companies.

Career opportunities

The master’s programmes lead to a variety of professions and professional roles, such as the use of IT in businesses, information security, systems development, strategies for decision making, immersive technology, IT architecture and IT project management.

Courses and programmes

Are you interested in information technology and its application to medicine or healthcare? In addition to the programs below, DSV also provide a joint degree Master’s programme in Health Informatics 120 credits, with Karolinska Institutet. 
More information about the programme and how to apply

Note that, it is only possible to apply for master's programmes at DSV in the first admission round.


The programmes listed under master’s programmes, lead to a degree of Master of Science (60 credits or 120 credits) in the main field of study: Computer and Systems Sciences.

Some of the programmers also award a specialization in information security, IT project management, decision support and risk analysis or health informatics.

Please note that a student can only be awarded one bachelor’s degree, one master’s degree (60 credits) and one master’s degree (120 credits) within a specific main field of study.