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MScComputing Science: Software Science

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,500 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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Software plays a role in almost every aspect of our daily lives and in every organisation anywhere in the world. It can often be a crucial key to their success. Therefore, producing software is not merely a technological enterprise but a deeply scientific and creative one as well. This specialisation goes far beyond basic code writing. It’s about analysing and testing code in order to improve it as well as simplify it.

Master’s in Software Science: something for you?

- Students can branch out to other Computing Science domains such as security, machine learning or more in-depth mathematical foundations of computer science.
- The Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) has a strong international reputation in areas such as model-based and virtual product development and advanced programming.
- Close elaboration with leading Dutch high-tech companies like Océ Technologies, Philips Healthcare, ASML, and Thales.
- Students rate this Master’s programme 8,2 out of 10 according to the National Student Survey 2019.

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Software Science is taught at the Faculty of Science. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The first year of this specialisation contains five compulsory courses. You can compose the rest of the programme with specialisation electives and free electives.

Career opportunities

The industry desperately needs software science specialists at an academic level, and thus the graduates have no difficulty in finding an interesting and challenging job. Several of the graduates decide to go for a PhD and stay at a university, but most of the students go for a career in industry. They then typically either find a job at a larger company as a consultant or programmer, or they start up their own software company.

Examples of companies where the graduates end up include the big Dutch high-tech companies such as Océ, ASML, Vanderlande and Philips, ICT service providers such as Topicus and Info Support, and companies started by Radboud graduates, like GX Software.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States