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Computer Science (joint degree UvA/VU)
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The Master's programme Computer Science at a glance

Lecturer Jesse Donkervliet talks about the joint degree Master's programme at the UvA and VU.

Video Science Park Campus

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the study programme look like?

    This two-year Master's programme consists 5 distinct tracks:

    • Big Data Engineering
    • Foundations of Computing and Concurrency
    • Internet and Web Technology
    • Parallel Computing Systems
    • Software Engineering and Green IT 

    Each track comprises five mandatory core courses – relating to Computer Science in general and your track specifically – plus certain restricted choices and electives. You’ll also carry out your Master’s project and write your thesis in the second half of your second year.

    The curriculum in this Master’s programme mainly takes place at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

  • What is a joint degree?

    The University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have joined forces in the Computer Science Master’s programme. As a student you will benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes. Upon completion of the programme you will receive a joint degree certificate.

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Do you know where you will study next? Come to the UvA and experience our campuses via the Campus Tour app. Taste the atmosphere, solve quiz questions and let the campus come to life through augmented and virtual reality.

View presentation Computer Science back

In this presentation, recorded during the Meet & Ask session in the Master’s week of November 2021, the programme director talks about the study and the professional perspective. Students explain what it is like to do this master.