Master programme Computing Science - general outline
The Master's programme in Computing Science at the Science Faculty of Radboud University Nijmegen offers four research specialisations embedded in the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS), and one jointly offered with the institute of Mathematics. The research programmes include courses and a Master's research project, which are an excellent preparation for a career in Computing Science research, but also extremely valuable for jobs outside academia.
Within the master Computing Science, the following research specialisations are offered:
- Cyber Security
- Cyber Security and AI (new in 2023-2024)
- Data Science
- Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (jointly offered with the institute of Mathematics)
- Software Science
For students taking the specialisation Data Science, it is possible to combine their master Computing Science with a degree with Artificial Intelligence. Further information about this double degree Master's programme can be found here.
As an alternative to the above research programmes, you can take one of the following societal programmes which allow you to apply your science background to a societal theme:
For Computing Science students, these programmes can be taken in combination with Data Science and Software Science. In the first year of these societal specialisations, you will deepen your knowledge of Computing Science by taking mandatory courses in Computing Science as well as courses of the specialisation Data Science or Software Science. In the second year, you will learn to apply your scientific knowledge to real-world issues.
The societal specialisations are jointly offered with the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (ISIS).
 There is as yet no default programme for combining Cyber Security, Cyber Security and AI or Mathematical Foundations with one of the societal specialisations. Students who are interested in such a combination are advised to contact programme coordinator Johannes Textor to explore options.