Computer Science - Computer Systems Security (Master Degree)

the Netherlands

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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
EUR 2143 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September, February

International course fees
EUR 15110 per year

All study options

About Computer Science - Computer Systems Security at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Build technology for the information society

The Master's in Computer Science covers this fascinating and hyper-relevant discipline from multiple angles. The technical side of Computer Science deals with computer operations, like system software, computer networks and programming environments. The theoretical foundations cover the limits of what can be computed, computational efficiency, correctness, and the intricacies of concurrent execution. Software engineering studies construction and maintenance of large and often mission-critical software systems that need to be maintained by large teams of people. Because of its prominent role in everyday life, non-functional aspects of information technology are gaining importance in Computer Science, most notably the energy efficiency of data centres and the security of computer systems.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptember, FebruaryDomestic course feesEUR 2143 per yearInternational course feesEUR 15110 per year

Entry requirements

The Computer Science programme is open to both Dutch and international students, with an academic degree in Computer Science or a related field like Informatics, Business Analytics or Artificial Intelligence. The Faculty's Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application.

In order to gain admission to the Computer Science Master's programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. A Bachelor's degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the programme (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).

Specific requirements Computer Science Master's programme

For admission to the Master's programme Computer Science, a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a closely related programme is required. In general, we expect the following subjects to be part of your Bachelor's programme:

  • Programming
  • Algorithms
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Software Engineering
  • Logic

Any one of the following subjects will increase your chances of admission:

  • Databases
  • Automata
  • Graph Theory
  • Compilers
  • Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence
  • Mathematics (Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Statistics)

This list is not exhaustive and having these courses on your diploma does not guarantee admission. However they are a strong indication of your admissibility.

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