Computer Science: Applied Data Science, Master's Program (Two-Year)

Programme - second cycle - 120 credits

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2020

Programme Code:
TACAS revision 1
Swedish name:
Datavetenskap: Tillämpad data science, masterprogram
Date of establishment:
17 June 2019
Date of ratification:
26 August 2019
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
31 August 2020

Entry requirements

  1. Bachelor's degree or master's degree (at least 180 credits) in computer science or related topics such as mathematics, informatics, telecommunications, electrical engineering, or physics.
  2. At least 15 credits in programming.
  3. At least 7.5 credits in mathematics.
  4. The equivalent of English 6 at Swedish upper secondary level.


The programme deepens the students’ knowledge and skills in computer science and research methods in the field of data science — an emerging interdisciplinary subject at the borderlines between computer science, mathematics and communication. The students will study and apply methods and algorithms that are used by data analysts and engineers working at the forefront of research. The programme covers the entire data management process from data collection,,through to data processing and analysis and ultimately to visualisation and reporting of results. Students will use techniques within a variety of fields such as applied mathematics and statistics, machine learning and cloud services for large data sets. They will translate their knowledge into practice by tackling real-life, data science-related issues and challenges that arise in both the private sector and society at large. In this way, students will build up a repertoire of tools and systems and the ability to determine how to use them to solve specific problems



For programme with start Autumn 2020:
Autumn 2020 - Semester 1
Spring 2021 - Semester 2
Autumn 2021 - Semester 3
Spring 2022 - Semester 4

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
In order to complete a master’s degree in Computer Science the student must:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of computer science, incorporating broad knowledge within the field as well as substantial, specialised knowledge within certain aspects of the field,
  • demonstrate in-depth insight into relevant research and development work; and
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of methodologies within computer science.
Competencies and skills
In order to complete master’s degree in Computer Science the student must:
  • demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and handle complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information;
  • demonstrate the ability to critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate questions, to plan and execute – using appropriate methods – advanced assignments within specific deadlines and thus contribute to the development of knowledge, and to evaluate such work;
  • demonstrate the ability in both national and international settings to orally and in writing clearly describe and discuss his/her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which these are based, in dialogue with different groups; and
  • demonstrate the skills that are required to take part in research and development work or for independent work in other qualified activities.
Evaluation and approach
In order to complete a master’s degree in Computer Science the student will:
  • demonstrate the ability within computer science to make assessments in relation to relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects, as well as demonstrating awareness of ethical issues in research and development work,
  • demonstrate insight into the opportunities and limitations of the science, the role these play in society and the human responsibility for how this is used, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify their own need for further knowledge and to take responsibility for their own knowledge development.


Master's Degree (120 credits).

Master's degree with a major in Computer Science (120 credits).
Master of Science in Computer Science (120 credits). A Master of Science in Computer Science is achieved after the student has completed course requirements corresponding to 120 credits, of which all compulsory courses within the programme must be completed with at least a passing grade. In addition, the student must have completed a bachelor’s degree of at least 180 credits (or the equivalent qualification completed abroad)

Other Information

The prerequisites for admission to each individual course are provided in the respective syllabi.
This document is a translation of a Swedish source text.