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Information-driven in a diverse society 

In modern society, software support processes and decision making in many sectors such as logistics and transportation, healthcare, energy, finance, education, and more. Software systems enable us to do things that would otherwise be difficult, time-consuming, or even impossible. In the Master’s programme Computing Science, you will learn advanced concepts like models, algorithms, software design and analysis, and data-driven techniques, together with analytic skills necessary to create information-driven systems and applications for our diverse society.

Within the programme, you can select one of four tracks:

The programme is research oriented. You will explore theories and techniques in software design, optimization algorithms, and data science as well as participate in the research done to advance the field.

Programme objective 

For a successful IT solution for a real-world or scientific problem, you first need to describe and analyse the relevant domain and its properties using language, modelling, or data. You then need to develop suitable algorithms, data-driven approaches and software technologies to derive the outcomes you want to achieve. Finally, you will need an easy and efficient way to implement these components and turn them into an actual application.

You will learn to analyse and develop the concepts, design methods, and techniques underlying all of these steps. 

Examples of applications you may explore include:

  • optimizing the performance of the electricity network
  • process mining of hospital patient careflow data to improve efficiency and quality of patient care
  • advanced technologies for developing correct and efficient software


Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Title: MSc
  • Master's degree in: Informatica
  • Programme: Computing Science
Accredited by the NVAO
Croho code:
Language of instruction:
Part- or full-time status:
2 years
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
Start of studies:
  • September
  • February
Application deadline:
  • February: Dutch & EU/EER students: 15 October
  • February: Non-EU/EEA students: 1 September
  • September: Dutch & EU/EER students: 1 June
  • September: Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April
Tuition fees:
Graduate school:
Natural Sciences