Computing Science

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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How can we develop secure and robust software? How can we teach computers to see? How can we make our software easily adaptable to new tasks? How do we improve learning by computers?

If you find these questions fascinating, you should choose the Master's degree programme in Computing Science in Groningen. This programme deals with both the theoretical and the practical aspects of computing.

You will develop and increase your in-depth knowledge within the areas of Data Science & Systems Complexity, Intelligent Systems & Visual Computing or Software Engineering & Distributed Systems. Most courses offer insightful lectures covering both theory and practice. Apart from acquiring core computing science skills, mathematics and research methodology are also important. 

In student colloquia research and presentation skills are developed. For those aiming to go into business rather than academia, project management and related topics are also offered. All skills acquired are actively used in research projects, either within the university or during business and industrial internships. 

Because computing science is pivotal in many areas of research, students can easily participate in one of many research collaborations with other fields, such as bioinformatics, medicine and astronomy. In addition, contacts with many businesses facilitate internships in a variety of fields, matching the interests of most students.

The University of Groningen is leading in analysis and visualisation of medical data. For example, the development of data-driven network visualisations of high density EEG coherence, used for important research in the area of mental fatigue and ageing. 

Study guide

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc Computing Science
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 april, 1 februari, 1 november, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60364
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma
Unique partnership with IBM

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

  • Three unique specialization within the Netherlands
  • Excellent computing facilities: A large University Computing Center, with e.g. a Peregrine high performance cluster
  • Several visualization facilities: Reality Cube with 2.5 m edges, Reality Theatre with an 8.5 x 2.8 m screen, wall touch display for interactive visualization
  • Students can easily participate in one of many research collaborations with other fields, such as bioinformatics, medicine and astronomy
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike


Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Webklas Computing Science (Engelstalig)
Webklas Computing Science (Engelstalig)

Studieprogramma

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specialisaties

  1. Intelligent Systems and Visual Computing
  2. Data Science and Systems Complexity
  3. Software Engineering and Distributed Systems

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet20% zelfstudie
20% theorie
60% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities at a number of partner institutions. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America. Our exchange programmes have a typical duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.
Internship: This programme offers you the opportunity to carry out a research project of a variable number of months at a company in the Netherlands or abroad, as part of your thesis. Our choice of industry partners ranges from large multinationals (such as Shell, Philips, Unilever) to dynamic small and medium enterprises in the Groningen area.

Double degree: We offer a double degree in Computing Science, with a specialisation in Software Engineering. The University of Groningen and the University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB) jointly offer this programme.
Please note that this programme is only available to students who are enrolled at the UPB in the Master's programme in Software Engineering. Interested students should contact Prof. Goga (n.goga@rug.nl) before February, 1.

honours-/excellence program HTSM Honours Master

This Master's degree programme gives access to the additional, highly selective, High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) Honours Master.

The HTSM Honours Master is organized in cooperation with Philips and other major industry partners.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 april 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 februari 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14200
1 april 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 februari 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 februari 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2016
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14200
1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 november 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14200
1 november 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14200
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Master's degree programme. The Board may decide that you have to take supplementary courses or follow a bridging programme before being admitted.
toelatingseisen

basiskennis
Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.

vooropleiding
A universitary Bachelor's degree in Computing Science.
Applicants with a relevant HBO Bachelor's degree will be admitted to this Master's programme after having passed a pre-master's programme of 30 ECTS.

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 9500levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 75inschrijvingsgeldin het eerste jaar
€ 1360studiematerialenper jaar
€ 750visa/permitvoor de gehele opleiding

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

? studenten volgen deze opleiding
?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
?% daarvan is vrouw
27868 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Joris de Keijser
Study MSc Computing Science at the University of Groningen

Avdo Hanjalic
I started as a student, now I'm a project leader

'During my first year I got a job with Manter, a machinery automation company. I was involved in testing new applications. This helped me get a better grasp of the subject matter and gave me plenty of practical experience and self-assurance, resulting in a job as a project leader as soon as I completed my studies.

The projects I work on involve new software systems...
The demand for software developers continues to grow. I’d also choose to study in Groningen again. My friends studied in other cities, but we all agree: Groningen is the number 1 student city!’


lees verder ...

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/4 Rijksuniversiteit
Computing Science
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/4 Radboud Universiteit
Computing Science
star Elsevier
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
22% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/4 Radboud Universiteit
Software Science
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
22% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/4 Radboud Universiteit
Data Science
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
22% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel3.94.0
inhoud3.83.9
docenten3.93.9
studiefaciliteiten3.13.5
studielast3.53.6
studiebegeleiding3.53.4

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Computing Science aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 19 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Having completed the Master's degree programme in Computing Science, you will be spoilt for choice regarding future employment. There are hardly any areas of business or research which do not require computer scientists, either software engineers and architects, or researchers. Usually our students are offered suitable jobs within one month of graduating (or even before graduating).
After graduating, most of our alumni move on to software companies (or found their own) or to academia, usually by entering into PhD programmes.

Those in industry are generally promoted to managerial roles after a few years and, for example, become project managers. In academia the usual path is from PhD via post-doctoral researcher to university staff member, though quite a few of our successful PhD students have moved on to industry as well. Many MSc and PhD students have gone into the field of medical imaging, either at various universities or in the research labs of large companies. More and more are moving into bioinformatics.

current job market

vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baangoed
salaris na 1,5 jaar zeer goed
kans op een vaste baan zeer goed
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

Potentiële beroepen

  • bioinformatics
  • medical imaging
  • phd research position
  • work for a software company
bron: StudieData

Contact

Study Advisor

For questions regarding the programme

sciencemasters@rug.nl

For international students who are interested in a Campus Tour or have other practical questions

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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