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In the Master's programme in Computer science, you continue developing you insight into scientific theories and methods, your experience with working independently with complex problems (business related or scientific questions) as well as your ability to express yourself clearly on academic subjects and mediate these to others.

Thus, the Master's programme qualifies you to participate in scienctific works and independently undertake business functions based on these abilities.

The scientific aspect of the master’s programme is most evident in the final thesis project which lasts a year. Work on the project is done in close contact with a supervisor and often in connection to the supervisor’s own research. It must be said, though, that the master’s programme is not a research degree as such. To achieve these credentials, you must complete a PhD programme.

A large part of the Master's  programme in Computer science consists of elective courses, the offer of which is updated every semester. This allows you to piece together a very focused degree, regardless of whether you aim for a job in the business sector or in teaching and research.

Graduates who have completed this master programme are entitled to use the title of Master of Science (MSc) in Computer science.

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A mix of theory and practice

In the mandatory courses, you get a thorough knowledge of both practical subjects, such as programming languages, and theoretical subjects such as characterisation of where the boundaries are for what is even calculable. In the later part of the programme, there is a high level of freedom of choice, giving you the opportunity to specialise according to your professional interests.

The highest international standard

Regardless of what you specialise in, there are certain elements from other subjects, such a mathematics, which you must include, simply because they strengthen the education of computer experts of the highest international standard.

In some areas of research and use, the line between the subjects of Computer science and Mathematics is very thin, and in Odense we have chosen to highlight this by placing both subjects within the same department. This means great possibilities for collaboration between the researchers and teachers, and for you as a student it means that after the first year of obligatory studies, you may choose freely between majoring in Computer science and Mathematics.

This way, acceptance into the Computer science programme is particularly attractive if you find both areas interesting, but do not yet know which subject you wish to emphasise.

A vibrant  study environment

A graduate programme at SDU is much more than courses, classes and lectures.

A strong education programme is one that integrates academic and social experiences to maximise learning and personal development. Therefore, at SDU, you find not only a place to study, but a place to cultivate new friendships and pursue co-curricular activities.

Accordingly, SDU in Odense gathers most departments under the same roof. On campus you will also find the university library, an academic bookshop, several canteens, the Friday bar, a gym, a branch of Starbucks and a plethora of academic and social student associations.

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