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Individual Exam Programme

You will compose an individual study programme, which will consist of:

  • Common Core courses (25 EC)
  • Computer Science theme courses (2x 15 EC)
  • Research course (5 EC)
  • Elective courses (15 EC)
  • Thesis Project (45 EC)

You build up your individual study programmes according to these guidelines, and can choose for either a broader orientation or an in-depth specialization. During the master programme, you get in touch with a variety of innovative and effective educational methods. The programme consist of practical and theoretical work.

At the start of the masters programme, you will be guided in composing your individual master’s programme. Information provided in the Study Guide and on Brightspace about the Computer Science programme and master courses can help you in composing your master’s programme.

Year 1

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Core course Core course Responsible Computer Science Research course
Core course Theme 1 Theme 1 Theme 1
Core course Theme 2 Theme 2 Theme 2

Year 2

Quarter 5

Quarter 6

Quarter 7

Quarter 8

Broadening / deepening electives
Master Thesis

Specializing in the master programme

In the first year you will spend time on common courses and Computer Science theme courses, which is a coherent set of three courses around a Computer Science topic. In the fourth quarter (Q4) of the first year you will take a research course to prepare for the master’s thesis in year to. In Q4, you will also agree on a topic and supervisor for your master’s thesis. Under supervision of a Computer Science supervisor from one of our research groups, you will do your master’s thesis project.

Master thesis

In the second year, you will join one of the research groups for your thesis project, in which you will demonstrate your capacity to successfully carry out a research project. At the end, you wrap up the project with a public presentation of the results in your thesis.

Extra Curricular Activities

Honours programme
Although students of the master programme Data Science and Technology are already heading to great careers, you can make an extra mile by taking up the challenge of the Honours Programme. This programme is especially for you if you are an excelling student and you want to enrich and deepen your knowledge even further. The course doesn’t only improve your skills, but also contributes to career opportunities in the future as it is a proof of excelling at the university. Due to the interdisciplinary character of this programme you’ll collaborate with students from other faculties.