Profile and Career

A degree in Computer Science opens the door to a tremendous range of career and employment possibilities. Whether you dream of a career as a programmer or software designer, you will work with many creative applications of IT. Or, perhaps your ambitions reside more within a research oriented career, within fields such as logistics, medical diagnostics, or robotics.

The part-time MSc programme in Computer Science offers a solid foundation in both theoretical and practical computer science, offering you the chance to explore the academic and commercial perspectives of the field at the very highest level.

The programme also provides access to an array of contemporary, advanced IT programmes and specialisations offered by other universities here in Denmark as well as institutions abroad.

Computer science is for those of you who are creative, can think logically, work in a structured manner and have a desire to immerse yourself in the theoretical or practical aspects of IT.

What Are the Features of the Part-Time MSc in Computer Science?

  • The study programme is equivalent to that of the full-time MSc in Computer Science
  • The programme is offered during day time, but at half-time over 4 years, allowing you to combine study and job in a flexible manner
  • You must have a signed contract for a job relevant to your study or be the owner of a startup company - both with a workload of minimum 25 hours a week on average.
  • You are not entitled to a state education grant - but will earn wages for your job
  • The programme is taught in English
  • There is no tuition fee, unless you come from a country outside of the EU and Switzerland.

Competence Description

  • You get a strong foundation in computer science.
  • You will have experience in solving practical problems in computer science.
  • You can develop advanced software. This includes all aspects of the process, from concept and requirements analysis to design, implementation and testing. It applies to all fields of application, from robotics and gaming to the development of new programming languages or methods of program development.

Career Opportunities

An enormous demand for computer scientists exists throughout the private sector. You will also find numerous opportunities for employment in public institutions, as a university researcher or within other educational establishments. Your work might consist of the design and development of new systems and new software or the maintenance and expansion of existing systems including advice and consultancy.

Furthermore, numerous computer scientists engage in entrepreneurship and establish companies of their own.