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Master Computer Science

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Information Session:

Wednesday 8 April 2015
13.45:15.30 hrs
Snellius building, room 174

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Master Computer Science

Smart Computing for Science and Society – this is the headline and vision of the master computer science at LIACS, the computer science institute at Leiden University. The master program offers you future-oriented topics in computer science, with a focus on both foundations and applications of these advanced algorithms and techniques (= Smart Computing). Collaborations with other disciplines (= for Science), with companies and with organizations (= for Society) are manifold, and you get a master degree with a strong emphasis on connecting research with applications – and excellent career perspectives.

Brief Overview

The technical areas covered within our master include the following:

  • Foundations and Formal Methods
  • Intelligent Algorithms
  • Software Development and Engineering
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Project & Innovation Management

You can find the detailed program of the master Computer Science here.

Application Areas

Interdisciplinary research opportunities as well as industrial applications provide you with exciting possibilities. The industrial application areas and interdisciplinary activities include, among others:

  • Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Medicine, Pharma
  • Physics
  • Engineering Applications
  • Logistics Applications
  • Energy and Utility related Applications
  • Financial Applications


Students at LIACS benefit from our diverse collaborations and the possibilities for internships and projects with our partners. Among the companies and institutions collaborating with LIACS are, e.g.:

  • BMW
  • BlueRidge Analytics
  • Logica
  • Honda
  • ING
  • KEMA
  • NXP
  • Strukton
  • Trigion


Your perspectives with a LIACS M.Sc. in Computer Science are excellent and diverse. They range from software engineer to product manager, from researcher to IT-manager, and from engineering to financial applications, from business intelligence specialist to service manager or consultant. And the demand is constantly growing. With this education, 96.9% of all graduates have a full-time job, and they find a job within an average time of 1.3 months.



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