Last edit: 14/12/2020
Approved: 14/12/2020

Structure of the education

Each academic year consists of two semesters which are 20 weeks each, and each semester is further divided into two study periods.

During the first study year, compulsory courses are taken, a total of 30 ECTS credits.

Beside the compulsory courses the students must follow a track in the computer science master. The track consist of 30 ECTS credits of compulsory or conditionally elective courses which will deepen the knowledge in a field of computer science. 

A Programme Integrating Course, 2 hp, spread over two years is also compulsory for the programme.

The programme is concluded by a degree project comprising 30 ECTS credits.

Other courses are elective.


The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list

After each course a student evaluation is performed and then analyzed by the course leader in the course analysis document, which is normally published on the web.

Grading system

Courses in the first and the second cycle are graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for courses under certain circumstances.

The grading scale is found in the course syllabus.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Participation requires admission to courses within the programme, and course registration.

For further studies, special admission requirements for the course are to be fulfilled.
Special admission requirements are listed in the respective course syllabus.

Degree project

The degree project is the final part of the education. The project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.


Master of Science

Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science (Two Years)
After completing the programme, the student may apply for the degree. The programme is designed so that students, when they graduate, have fulfilled the national requirements for a degree. This means that the students have completed courses comprising 120 ECTS credits, of which at least 90 ECTS credits are second cycle, and at least 60 ECTS credits (including a 30 ECTS credits degree project) constitute indepth studies in the main field of study.