The Master's Programme in Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge in IT Systems. You will not only learn the theories, methods and tools but also learn how to practice. At Stockholm University, you learn how to efficiently develop advanced computer systems, software systems, using both agile and standard system development methods.

The programme helps you to develop soft skills along with technical skills such as understanding the needs of users, practicing in group dynamics and project management. The Programme is to a large extent project and problem oriented.

Exchange studies

Take the chance! To study abroad will give you the chance to develop academically and socially. You will have interesting studies, learn new cultures and make new friends. 

All current master’s students at DSV have the opportunity to apply for exchange studies. The exchange period is during the third semester. Courses have to be within computer and systems sciences and IT and at advanced level.


The programme is suitable for students aiming to become system designers, system developers, security experts and IT project managers. Graduates may also enter Ph.D. programmes to pursue career in research.

Programme outline

The Master's Programme in Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University is very diverse and offers you the opportunity to select from a variety of courses. Among the elective courses you will find courses in data mining, IT management, information security, business intelligence, decision analysis and IT project management. Additionally, you learn about scientific communication and research methodology.

More information about the programme

Credits: 120
Language: English
Duration: 2 years
Study form: On campus
Begins: Autumn

Programme requirements

To qualify for this programme, you need to have a Bachelor degree or a degree equal to 180 ECTS.
A minimum of 90 ECTS within computer science, systems science, informatics, or information systems.

Language proficiency

Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)- Academic Module: Overall minimum score of 6.5 (with no section below 5.5).
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    • Paper Based: Overall minimum score of 575 (with minimum score 4.5 in the written test)
    • Internet based : Overall minimum score of 90 (with minimum score 20 in the written test)
  • University of Cambridge and Oxford: Certificate in Advanced English or Diploma of English Studies


The selection of students is based on grades of academic courses.

This means that you don’t have to submit recommendation letters or motivation letter when applying to this specific programme.


Application is done online at

The admission round is open 15 October - January 15.

DSV’s Master’s Programmes start once a year in September.

Late application

If the admission is closed, you are not able to apply. Occasionally some programmes are open for “late admission” and in that case, it is indicated at