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Leiden University Masters Degrees in Computer Science

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This two-year master’s programme Computer Science offers stimulating, significant and innovative research at an internationally renowned institute and combines theoretical, experimental and applied approaches. Read more

This two-year master’s programme Computer Science offers stimulating, significant and innovative research at an internationally renowned institute and combines theoretical, experimental and applied approaches.

What does this master’s programme entail?

The two-year master’s programme in Computer Science offers six specialisations which combine excellent theoretical teaching with possibilities for applied work with industrial relevance. This is achieved by intensive collaboration with companies at the Leiden Centre of Data Science. Course themes include topics such as Evolutionary Algorithms, Neural Networks, Databases and Data Mining, Swarm-Based Computation, Bayesian Networks, Multimedia Systems, Embedded Systems and Software, Advanced Compilers and Architectures, Bio-Modeling and Petri Nets.

Read more about our Computer Science programme.

Why study Computer Science at Leiden University?

  • Interdisciplinary research opportunities as well as industrial applications provide you with exciting possibilities. The industrial application areas and interdisciplinary activities include, among others: Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Medicine, Pharma, Physics, Engineering Applications, Logistics Applications, Energy and Utility related Applications and Financial Applications.
  • You will benefit from our diverse collaborations and the possibilities for internships and projects with our partners such as BMW, ING and Strukton.
  • You have ample of opportunities to assemble your own study path: an individually tailored programme will be designed for each student.

Find more reasons to choose Computer Science at Leiden University.

Computer Science: the right master’s programme for you?

The programme is open for students with an internationally recognized bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent. You will be trained as an independent researcher, equipped with the necessary skills to advance your career as a computer scientist.

Read more about the entry requirements for Computer Science.

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Rapid changes in information and communication technology and its applications over recent years have caused major changes for individuals, organisations and industries. Read more
Rapid changes in information and communication technology and its applications over recent years have caused major changes for individuals, organisations and industries. The internet, and information systems and communication technology in general, have radically impacted our personal and professional lives. New business models have emerged, as well as new types of entrepreneurship and new forms of leadership.

This two-year programme aims at providing a deeper understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities in this area, with a specific focus on the alignment of ICT and management. The programme combines the knowledge and expertise of the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) with those of professionals from the field.

Visit the website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/ict-in-business/en/introduction

Course detail

The ICT in Business programme consists of around 20 courses and a 38ects thesis project. The master’s thesis research project is not necessarily but often based on an in-company project.

The courses cover business fundamentals, core ICT & Business topics, research related courses and electives:

Business Fundamentals
A set of courses that will bring students onto a basic level of business understanding. Examples: Marketing, Finance and Managing People.

Core courses: ICT in Complex Organisations
Advanced courses that focus on the interrelationship between organizational processes, management and ICT. Examples: ICT Architectures, Strategy and Software Engineering.

Research Courses
Courses to develop research skills, necessary for your master thesis research project. This project is not necessarily, but often based on an in-company project in a complex organization like a Governmental Institution, a multinational or a bank. Duration: 6 months.

Electives
The electives allow you to individualize your programme and accommodate special interests. Examples: ICT in the Public sector, legal aspects of ICT and Data Driven Marketing. Taking electives abroad is encouraged.

The programme schedule is intense, allowing participants to complete the programme (regular course load: two academic years) in around 22 months of full-time study.

Reasons to Choose ICT in Business in Leiden:

1. The programme offers a managerial focus on ICT and Business, combining the reputation of the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) with that of the RSM Erasmus University (ranked in the top-3 in Europe)

2. Both the faculty and the department have a strong international focus:

– world-class international faculty and focus on global issues
– small groups (30 students), diverse international student population (50%)
– cross-cultural team work
– study-abroad exchange and in-company research thesis opportunities

3. This master’s offers a seamless transition from most bachelor’s programmes in Computer Science.

4. Graduates of the master’s programme have excellent career opportunities, and typically multiple employment offers upon graduation.

5. Students benefit from the department’s strong links to industry with guest lectures, in-company research projects and placement opportunities.

Careers

After finishing M.Sc. ICT in Business, job opportunities are excellent and diverse, ranging from consultancy to IT management and from entrepreneurship to PhD research. Graduates of our programme are particularly suitable for a career path leading to Chief Information Officer in large organisations. They have found jobs in all the above categories, both within Europe and outside, in industry, government and universities.

How to apply: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/arrange/admission

Funding

For information regarding funding, please visit the website: http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships

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The executive master’s programme in Cyber Security takes a multidisciplinary approach that helps you develop effective and sustainable solutions for cyber risks and threats. Read more

The executive master’s programme in Cyber Security takes a multidisciplinary approach that helps you develop effective and sustainable solutions for cyber risks and threats.

Why study Cyber Security?

The programme, which is for working professionals, will teach you to make connections between the technical, legal, administrative, economic and psychological aspects of digital security. Being able to look at a security problem from all angles will help you develop sound strategies to protect both organisations and individuals.

During this programme, you will learn to:

  • Identify the complexities and interdependencies in cyber space
  • Contribute solutions to cyber risks, both from a technological and a policy and administrative approach
  • Relegate cyber threats to acceptable risks
  • Build a bridge between largely technical and more administrative-oriented professionals in organisations
  • Translate technical and operational issues to a strategic level
  • Reflect critically on new developments and results of research into cyber security
  • Offer independent contributions to cyber security research

This programme is offered by Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and The Hague University of Applied Sciences and various private partners, under the umbrella of the Cyber Security Academy.

Reasons to choose Cyber Security at Leiden University?

As a student in the Cyber Security programme, you will benefit from:

  • Expert instructors: The programme is taught by top experts from Leiden University, TU Delft and The Hague University of Applied Sciences. You will also have guest lectures from professionals such as management consultants (KPMG, VKA, KPN) and technical specialists (NFI, ENCS, FOX-IT).
  • Ties to the industry: You will learn at the The Hague Security Delta campus, which is the leading European security cluster of private and public organisations and knowledge institutions in the broad field of security.
  • Advanced facilities: You will have access to multifunctional spaces with modern IT facilities such as a Real Time Intelligence Centre and a Serious Gaming Lab

Is Cyber Security the right programme for you?

Are you a professional who deals with cyber security issues in the public or private sector? Do you have a background in administration, law or IT? Would you like to further your expertise in cyber security, improving your ability to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow?

This programme is designed for highly educated professionals (computer scientists, lawyers, policy makers) with several years of professional experience in and/or affinity with issues in the field of cyber security.



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The cell is the building block of life, the smallest unit with the molecular characteristics of living systems. Increased knowledge of the mechanisms of the biomolecular and biochemical processes in the cell can lead to better medicines, new methods for combating diseases. Read more

The cell is the building block of life, the smallest unit with the molecular characteristics of living systems. Increased knowledge of the mechanisms of the biomolecular and biochemical processes in the cell can lead to better medicines, new methods for combating diseases.

What does this master’s programme entail?

The basis of the two-year master’s programme in Life Science and Technology is formed by research carried out in the life sciences and chemistry groups of the Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC). Researchers take a science-based approach in finding tailored solutions for complex societal problems as encountered in personalized medicine, systems biology and sustainable use of biological sources. Starting from day one, and during the whole master programme you are a member of a research team in the LIC. Guided by a personal mentor, the student assembles a tailor-made educational programme for optimal training to become a life sciences professional.

Read more about our Life Science and Technology programme.

Why study Life Science and Technology at Leiden University?

  • You can design your own tailor-made programme adjusted to your own interests and ambitions related to Life Sciences, biomedicine and Chemical Biology.
  • You have the possibility to be part of research training projects within the Faculty of Science, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Erasmus Medical Center or abroad.
  • You will receive personal guidance by a mentor of choice, who is a member of one of our international and young research groups.

Find more reasons to study Life Science and Technology at Leiden University.

Life Science and Technology: the right master’s programme for you?

If you are interested in Life Science and you are looking for a programme with ample of opportunities to assemble your own study path, our Life Science and Technology programme is the right choice. The programme addresses societal problems on a molecular and cellular level. You can also choose a specialisation where you combine one year of Life Science and Technology research with one year of training in business, communication or education.

Read more about the entry requirements for Life Science and Technology.

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