In the Master's programme Computer Science you are taught by scientists who have a reputation for world-class research on computer systems, software, networking and online systems. As a joint degree programme of UvA and VU Amsterdam, you benefit from the expertise of both research groups at both institutions and their international contacts.
The study programme
Computer Science studies the technology that has become ubiquitous in our global, connected society. Globally distributed information processing services have taken center stage, with the Internet connecting a wide variety of information processing devices, ranging from mobile phones to data centres operated by leading global companies. 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 intricacies of concurrent execution.
Is Computer Science for you?
It is, if you:
Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam
Computer Science is a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate to graduates. As a Computer Science student in Amsterdam you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.