Master’s Programme in Computer Science

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  • Period : 2020-August-31 until 2022-June-05
  • Location: Karlskrona
  • Type of instruction: On campus, day, full-time
  • Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
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Master’s Programme in Computer Science

A master’s degree covering a wide scope of fields in computer science – with a custom built front-edge competence of your own choice.

A broad area – where you chose your edge of competence

This education gives you both width in the field of computer science as well as the opportunity to profile your knowledge through elective courses. The programme has three main directions – IT security, Intelligent Systems, and Distributed and Parallel Systems. Mandatory courses are artificial intelligence, Unix programming, cloud computing and network security.

Focus on research for understanding of future development

The education focuses greatly on research preparation, and the courses look at aspects at the research front of computer science, applying these in different ways. The education consists of lectures, seminars, and laborations in group och single-handedly.

Courses autumn semester 2020

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

Courses spring semester 2021

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

Courses autumn semester 2021

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

Courses spring semester 2022

, 30 credits

You will study here

On BTH’s main campus in Karlskrona, you will find our programmes and courses in engineering, IT, spatial planning, industrial economics and health sciences.


Campus Gräsvik in Karlskrona is located right next to the water, and there is even a swimming jetty 50 meters from the lecture halls. From the modern library’s study areas, you have a nice view of the sea and outside there are exercise trails that take you through the woods and along the beach.


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Admission Criteria

(This paragraph is a translation from Swedish of the approved method, “Antagningsordning” [Admission regulations], Dnr; BTH-1.2.1-0223-2017.)


This method has the purpose of assessing the applicants’ competency for studies at, among others, the Master Programmes in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering.


Previous university studies and English.


The first step of the ranking process is an assessment of the relevance of the area and specialisation of the applicants’ previous university studies to the applied programme. This assessment is made in three categories: minimal relevance = merit points 0, average relevance = merit points 0.5, high relevance = merit points 1. Finally, the applicants’ TEOFL or IELTS level in English is normalised to a value between 0 and 1, where 0 is the minimum level to pass the prerequisites of the applied programme and 1 is the maximum level of the test. Applicants’ who are not required to prove their English skills with TOEFL or IELTS tests will get the merit point 1.
These two merit point values are added to a total merit value between 0 and 2


A maximum of 2 merit points will be given, according to the above given details.

Applications that are accepted for review based on the basic requirements for the programme will be ranked according to the details above. If not all applicants with the same lowest merit point can be admitted, a preference is given to the gender that is least represented at the programme, and if further selection is needed lots will be drawn.

Prior learning arrangements

No preparatory studies before the programme start is offered as the basic requirement is a bachelor degree.

Qualification Awarded

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits).
Main field of study: Computer science
Corresponding denomination in Swedish is
Teknologie masterexamen.
Huvudområde: Datavetenskap

Learning objectives

In addition the nationally regulated goals the following goals apply for the education.
After completion of the programme the student will:

  • Have understanding for problems, theories and challenges within computer science.
  • Have broad understanding for methods and techniques within computer science.
  • Have deep knowledge about methods for parts of the computer science area.
  • Have the ability to master techniques within computer science.
  • Have the ability to choose and adapt methods according to the problem presented.
  • Have the ability to perform scientific work following researchprinciples.
  • Have the ability to individually being able to contribute to research projects.
  • Be able to address problems with a scientific approach.
  • Have the ability to critically assess problems and suggested solutions.
  • Have the ability to reflect over ethical and social aspects of computer science.


Programme manager:

Marie Netz

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Study counselling:

+46 (0)455-38 53 00

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