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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.

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


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.

Master’s programmes

  • Master's Programme in Computer and Systems Sciences, 120 credits
  • One-year Master's Programme in Computer and Systems Sciences, 60 credits
  • Master's Programme in Decision Analysis and Data science, 120 credits
  • Master’s Programme in Design for Creative and Immersive Technology, 120 credits
  • Joint Master's Programme in Health Informatics, 120 credits
  • Master's Programme in Information Security, 120 credits
  • One Year Master’s Programme in IT Project Management, 60 credits
  • Master's Programme in Open eGovernment, 120 credits
  • Master’s Programme in Strategic Information Systems Management, 120 credits


Read more about research at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.