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Computer Science

120 ECTS - MS degree

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120 ECTS credits have to be completed for the qualification. Organised as a two-year programme. The study is either 90 ECTS credits in courses and 30 ECTS credits in an individual project or 60 ECTS credits in courses and 60 ECTS credits in an individual project.
Students can choose from 3 specialisations: General computer science, Language Technology, and Cyber Security.

About the programme

Courses should be chosen in cooperation with a supervisor or departmental coordinator.

If the student decides to take 60 credits in courses, at least 30 should be from the department (courses marked TÖL, HBV or REI).
If the student decides to take 90 credits in courses, at least 45 should be from the department.

Students can choose between three specialisations: 

Admission requirements

Graduate studies

  1. A BS degree in computer science or a related subject with grade point average 6.5 or higher. Those who do not have a degree in computer science or software engineering must fulfil prerequisites set by the Department of Computer Science. The specialization Language technology is only taught for Icelandic speaking students. The specialization Cybersecurity is taught in English.
  2. All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency.
  3. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation, 1 page, where they should state the reasons they want to pursue graduate work, their academic goals and a suggestion or outline for a final paper.
  4. Letters of recommendation (2) should be submitted. These should be from faculty members or others who are familiar with your academic work and qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study. Please ask your referees to send their letters of recommendation directly to the University of Iceland electronically by e-mail (PDF file as an attachment) to  

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