Master's programme in Computer Science

The Master’s programme in Computer Science is designed to function as the final two years of the corresponding five year Master of Science in Engineering programme. Students can choose to specialise in a wide range of topics, and have a high degree of flexibility in selecting elective courses.

17 October 2016: Online application opens
16 January 2017: Application deadline
1 February 2017: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
24 March 2017: First notification of selection results
12 April 2017: Last date to reply to your offer

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

Degree awarded: Master of Science
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
Programme start: Late August
Language of instruction: English

A suitable background before entering this programme is an undergraduate education adhering to the ACM recommendations for Computer Science curricula.

Computer Science at KTH

The first semester is mainly devoted to compulsory courses, after which the student chooses a track of specialisation. With the track courses as a foundation, the students are able to design their own study plan by selecting from a large set of elective courses.

The currently offered tracks are:

  • Cognitive Systems
  • Data Science
  • High Performance Computing (CSHP)
  • Interaction Design (CSID)
  • Scientific Computing (CSSC)
  • Software Technology (CSST)
  • Theoretical Computer Science (CSTC)
  • Visualization and Interactive Graphics (CSVG)



There is a high demand for qualified experts in Computer Science and IT in general. Students from the Computer Science Master’s programme are very attractive for both large and small companies, but they are also well suited for entering an academic career.


Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

Computer Science will give you a relevant job sometime between the 2nd year and when you get your degree. It is fairly practical and probably the most fun programme in the world.

Meet the students


For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to
contact the programme coordinator or programme director.

Programme director: Örjan Ekberg
Programme coordinator: Christian Todoran

Changes in the programme may occur.

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