Programme Structure

The MSc in Computer Science is a two-year programme concluding with a master's thesis. You can select from and combine a wide range of courses during your studies, such as: digital imaging, programming languages, distributed and parallel systems, systems engineering, human-machine interfaces, combinatorial optimization, and computer games.

You can also choose to study Computer Science with a minor subject >>

Study Tracks

You have the chance to study a subject area in depth. By selecting different elective and restricted elective courses you can either compose a programme of your own or choose one of seven available study tracks.

Read more about study tracks >>

Do a Project in Practice or Study Abroad

You can use some of your elective courses to do a Project in Practice in collaboration with a company or an organization.

It is also possible to study abroad during your degree. University of Copenhagen has numerous exchange agreements with universities worldwide. You can choose to study abroad for one or two semesters or for a shorter period; for instance take a summer school course.

Read more about studying abroad >>

Master's Thesis

Your degree is capped off with the thesis. Below is a list of previous thesis topics to give you an idea of what is possible:

  • Counting Problems in Massive Graphs
  • Enforcing Data Consistency in Event-Driven Microservices through Event-Based Constraints
  • Generative Neural Networks for Ecosystem Simulation
  • Identifying and Utilizing Reliable Agents in Real-Time Crowdsourcing Tasks
  • Plant Health and Food Quality Qith RGB and Deep Learning
  • Predictive Protein Stability Modeling Through Gaussian Processes and Encoding Methods
  • Parallel Implementations of Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Security Issues in eBPF Verifier
  • Using Deep Learning for Image Segmentation of MRI Scans
  • Generative Neural Networks for Ecosystem Simulation
  • Implementation of a Blockchain with Native DCR Graphs Smart-Contracts
  • Cooperative Virtual Reality Environment for Training Teamwork in the Maritime Business
  • Game Physics Engine for Interactive Fluid Effects

 

The programme can be structured in two different ways, depending on whether you start in September or February:

Programme Overview, Study Start September

Compulsory courses: 22.5 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 37.5 ECTS
Elective courses: 30 ECTS
Master's thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1

Advanced Programming Advanced Computer Systems Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 2 Elective course Elective course Thesis
Elective course Elective course

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Programme Overview, Study Start February

Study start in February is only for students with a reserved access to the programme. Read about reserved access here >>

Compulsory courses: 22.5 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 37.5 ECTS
Elective courses: 30 ECTS
Master's thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 3
Block 4
Block 1
Block 2
Year 1

Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Advanced Programming Advanced Computer Systems
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures
Year 2 Elective course Elective course Thesis
Elective course Elective course

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Restricted Elective Courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the lists below. Click on each course for a detailed description.

7.5 ECTS are to be covered as restricted elective courses from the following list:

30 ECTS are to be covered as further restricted elective courses from the list above and from the following list:

 

 

Please note: The MSc in Computer Science with a minor subject is only for applicants with a Danish Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science including the required courses from the minor subject. The minor subject consists of courses taught in Danish, where the first part is compulsory in the Bachelor’s degree, and the remaining is part of the MSc.

You can study computer science with a minor subject if you want to acquire the competences to teach or disseminate both subjects. This enables you to teach in Danish upper secondary schools.

Furthermore, you will be qualified to work e.g., as a researcher, developer, or consultant in the IT sector, as well as in the financial or biomedical industry, or in public administration. You will also have the prerequisites for further studies e.g., a PhD programme.

See the full description of the admission requirements, as well as the knowledge, competences, and skills you obtain in the curriculum for Computer Science with a Minor Subject.

The programme can be structured in different ways depending on whether your minor subject is within or outside the field of science, and whether you start in September or February. The tables below show the recommended academic progression in all cases:

Programme Overview, Study Start in September, Minor Subject Within the Field of Science

Compulsory courses: 22.5 ECTS
Elective courses: 22.5 ECTS
Minor subject: 45 ECTS
Master's thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject
Minor subject Minor subject Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 2 Advanced Programming Advanced Computer Systems Thesis
Restricted elective course Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Programme Overview, Study Start in September, Minor Subject Outside the Field of Science

Compulsory courses: 22.5 ECTS
Elective courses: 22.5 ECTS
Minor subject: 75 ECTS
Master's thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject
Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject
Year 2 Advanced Programming Advanced Computer Systems Minor subject Minor subject
Restricted elective course Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 3 Thesis

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Programme Overview, Study Start in February, Minor Subject Within the Field of Science

Compulsory courses: 22.5 ECTS
Elective courses: 22.5 ECTS
Minor subject: 45 ECTS
Master's thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 3
Block 4
Block 1
Block 2
Year 1 Minor subject Minor subject Advanced Programming Advanced Computer Systems
Minor subject Minor subject Restricted elective course Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures
Year 2 Minor subject Minor subject Thesis
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Programme Overview, Study Start in February, Minor Subject Outside the Field of Science

Compulsory courses: 22.5 ECTS
Elective courses: 22.5 ECTS
Minor subject: 75 ECTS
Master's thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 3
Block 4
Block 1
Block 2
Year 1 Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject
Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject
Year 2 Minor subject Minor subject Advanced Programming Advanced Computer Systems
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures
Year 3 Thesis

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Restricted Elective Courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the lists below. Click on each course for a detailed description.

You must choose courses worth 15 ECTS from this list, if you did not pass them as part of your BSc programme:

Furthermore, you must choose at least one (7.5 ECTS) of the following courses:

Choose your remaining restricted elective courses from the list below: