Computing Science

The enormous power of IT is the main driving force shaping modern society, going beyond the technical and economic aspects. In this Master’s programme, you can study the design and analysis of software, machine learning and big data, cyber security, or the logic and mathematics behind computation, but also the interplay between these areas. In the Computing Science Master's programme, you can opt for six specialisations.

  • Cyber Security

    Our society relies on ICT to an ever-larger degree, making cyber security a topic of growing importance. In this specialisation, you will learn how to assess the security of existing ICT solutions, and how to develop more secure future solutions.

  • Cyber Security and AI

    The interplay between AI and Cyber Security provides solutions to many real-world problems, but also brings new challenges. In this unique specialisation, you will learn to understand the latest approaches of the interaction between both domains.

  • Data Science

    Data plays a role in almost every scientific discipline, the corporate sector and social organisations. This specialisation will teach you how to transform data into knowledge and solutions.

  • Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science

    The Master's specialisation of Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science is all about understanding the fundamental mathematical concepts of computation and information, to explore the potentials of computer science. 

  • Software Science

    Software plays a role in almost every aspect of our daily lives and in every organisation across the globe. This specialisation focuses on analysing and testing of code in order to both improve and simplify it.

  • Science, Management and Innovation

    In Science, Management and Innovation (SMI) you will gain expertise in societal challenges, work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and learn the ability to speak the language of policy and business.

  • Science in Society

    Science and technology fundamentally influence society. The reverse is also true: society shapes the ways in which science and technology evolve. In this specialisation, you will become a bridge-builder between science and society.

Thinking of getting a teaching qualification?

The (Dutch-only) Master's programme in Science Education (Educatie in de Bètawetenschappen) combines computing science subjects, didactics and internships, which trains you to become a teacher in secondary or higher education.

Pre-Master's

Students who'd like to study MSc Computing Science but who lack a (small) part of the admissions criteria might be eligible for a (customised) pre-Master’s in English. This pre-Master's programme will bridge the gap between your prior education and our Master's in Computing Science, and prepares you for a specialisation in Software Science, Data Science or Cyber Security.

  • Pre-master Computing Science

    This pre-Master's programme will bridge the gap between your prior education and our Master's in Computing Science, and prepares you for a specialisation in Software Science, Data Science or Cyber Security.