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Why study Embedded Systems?. Embedded systems are everywhere! More than 98% of the world’s processors are located in embedded systems. Read more

Why study Embedded Systems?

Embedded systems are everywhere! More than 98% of the world’s processors are located in embedded systems. Embedded systems focuses on enabling technologies and design methodologies for computing systems which are embedded as integral parts of larger systems. They are designed for specific control functions of devices with various electronic and mechanical components.

Applications include a wide variety of industrial and personal systems such as robots, cars, airplanes, satellites, elevators, mobile telephones, washing machines, and health-care equipment just to mention a few. In all these areas, embedded systems confer added value to the products by either extending the range of the delivered functionalities or by enhancing the quality of a “traditional” functionality that is rendered to the user.

Why choose Embedded Systems at EIT Digital?

The mission of the Embedded Systems (ES) programme is to give students a holistic and multidisciplinary view and skillset on embedded systems, their underlying technologies, their development, and their integration.

Through the combined technical and entrepreneurial education, students get insight into the role of embedded systems in the modern society and ability to develop innovations into business ideas and high tech embedded systems start-ups.

Graduates of the ES programme become world-class specialists and innovators in the field of embedded systems, capable of developing smart embedded solutions for new challenges in domains of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). They are also capable of taking on leading management roles in embedded systems and more general ICT companies.

What are the career opportunities?

Many European companies are world leading in the field of embedded systems design and have a strong demand for highly skilled, creative engineers, innovators, system architects, and specialists. In this ever-changing world, Europe needs brand new companies that are able to provide innovative embedded solutions to address societal challenges, to improve the quality of life, and to boost the European economy and leadership. Graduates of this programme could be the pioneers to bring about that change.

As a result, ES can lead to a very wide variety of jobs. To name a few:

  • Embedded Systems Engineer
  • Embedded Solutions Engineer
  • Robotic Systems Software Engineer
  • Embedded Operating Systems Software Developer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Wireless Embedded Software Engineer
  • Audio Software Systems Engineer
  • Autonomous Vehicle Systems Engineer
  • Automotive Systems Engineer
  • Internet of Things Solutions Architect
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Embedded Systems R&D Test Engineer
  • Space Vehicle Software Test and Systems Engineer

How is the programme structured?

All EIT Digital Master School programmes follow the same scheme:

  • Students study one year at an ‘entry’ university and one year at an ‘exit’ university in two of EIT Digital’s hot spots around Europe.
  • Upon completion, graduates receive degrees from the two universities and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
  • The first year is similar at all entry points with basic courses to lay the foundation for the chosen technical programme focus. Some elective courses may also be chosen. At the same time, students are introduced to business and management. During the second semester, a design project is combined with business development exercises. These teach how to turn technology into business and how to present a convincing business plan.
  • In between the first year and the second year, a summer school addresses business opportunities within a socially relevant theme.
  • The second year offers a specialisation and a graduation project. The gradation project includes an internship at a company or a research institute and results in a Master thesis with a strong innovation and entrepreneurship dimension.

To learn more about the structure of the programme, please click here.

To learn more about the I&E minor please click here.

Where can I study Embedded Systems?

Entry - 1st year (common courses)

  • Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Technical University of Berlin (TUB), Germany

Exit - 2nd year (specialisation)

  • Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems, Aalto University (Aalto), Finland
  • Critical Embedded Systems, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary
  • Embedded Platforms, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Embedded Multicore Processing, Technical University of Berlin (TUB), Germany
  • Embedded Networking, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
  • Real-Time Systems and Design of Cyber-Physical Systems, University of Trento (UNITN), Italy
  • Internet of Things for Smart Embedded Systems, University of Turku (UTU), Finland

About EIT Digital Master School

EIT Digital Master School offers two-year, European Masters in computer science and information technology, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Students study two years in two leading European universities. They earn two Masters degrees from those universities together with a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Students enjoy an array of benefits which includes European mobility, a three-day business challenge, a two-week Summer School, an internship and access to the EIT Digital community. Upon graduation, students are equipped with the tools to become digital innovators.

Scholarship:

·        European citizen: No tuition fees. Up to 750 Euros monthly allowance

·        Non-European citizen: tuition fee waiver of up to 50% and 750 Euros monthly allowance

Application deadline to begin studying in September 2018:

·        15 April 2018 (Open to EU/EEA/CH citizens/ Non-EU citizens*.)

*Please note that this application period is not recommended for applicants who require a visa due to time constraints. If you require a visa to study in an EU country, we recommend you delay your application to November 2018 when the application portal opens again, to start in Autumn 2019.

How should you apply?

To apply, you need to register and submit your application on the EIT Digital Application Portal. You don’t need to do your application all at once. You can access the list of required documents for your application here.

Need more information?

Master School Office: , we will be happy to help.



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Overview. Becoming an expert designer and coordinator of information systems projects, with knowledge in data analysis and cyber law, and thus enabling you to take a leading role when tackling any ICT project. Read more

Overview

Becoming an expert designer and coordinator of information systems projects, with knowledge in data analysis and cyber law, and thus enabling you to take a leading role when tackling any ICT project.

There is hardly a company in the world that doesn’t use ICT in some shape or form and many of them face problems in getting ICT to do what it’s supposed to do. So they turn to ICT technicians for advice. However, more often than not, technical problems are only the tip of the iceberg, and a broader perspective is needed to understand and solve them. Radboud University’s Master’s programme in Information Sciences will teach you to become a digital architect who can look beyond mere technical sides to ICT adoption and assist in designing competitive business solutions.

We’ll teach you the broad theoretical foundations you’ll need to understand the technological aspect of any ICT project that may come your way and we’ll help you look beyond technological concerns when tackling ICT-related problems in practice. Radboud University is well known in the field of information architecture, systems theory, and the quality and security of information systems.

There is a large demand for well-trained information experts who can help implement sound, secure, user-friendly technology. Many of our students are offered jobs even before they graduate, as consultants, project managers or ICT specialists.

See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/toxicology

Why study Information Sciences at Radboud University?

- Data analysis, privacy and cyber law are the essential components of modern ICT. Radboud University is unique in offering this combination within the field of Information Sciences.

- This programme offers a good mix: forming a solid technical, organisational and legal foundation, getting hands-on experience and developing the insights needed to take a leading role in successful change programmes with active engagement from both technical savvy people and those unfamiliar with the field.

- The field of Information Sciences has the highest chance of finding employment and graduates are offered some of the highest salary for starter position in the Netherlands.

- The second half of your programme offers the possibility of an internship, which in this field is paid and can contribute to financing your Master’s study. We have close contacts with the private sector which can help you to find your own internship position.

- Electives enable you in fine-tuning the focus of this specialisation to meet your own academic and professional interests.

- You will be taught by top researchers and ICT experts of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS), which was ranked first in the latest national research assessment.

- Some graduates even start their own businesses, something that the Mercator Incubator right here in Nijmegen could help you with.

Technical and management students

This programme is suited for both students with a technological background with management ambitions, as those with a management background and a strong affinity with technology wanting to specialise in ICT. As the programme is a technological programme we do expect the management students to have taken a minor in Information Sciences during their Bachelor’s study, or they will need to take a half-year pre-Master’s programme before being admitted

Our approach to this field

At Radboud University, we believe that a good information specialist is more than an expert in information architecture, systems theory, and the quality and security of information systems. They form the bridge between the people involved. You’ll therefore need to learn to work together with different stakeholders within a project, for example, the super technical programmer, the demanding client and, in some cases, the computer illiterate user. You’ll need to be able represent all their interests and find a solution that’s satisfactory to all. By the end of the programme you’ll be a well-trained digital architect with the necessary managerial skills.

Radboud University's information specialists also work closely with colleagues from other disciplines, such as law, medicine, brain research, and artificial intelligence. Because information systems have a wide application, this Master’s programme shows you how to look beyond the borders of your own discipline. And the annual study trips in the elective ICT in a Different Culture – to countries such as India, Brazil, and South Africa – will also enable you to extend your own boundaries.

Career prospects

There is a big demand for highly trained information experts who can apply good, user-friendly technology. Many of our students are offered jobs even before they graduate. Most go into industry, banking and insurance, or to public-sector organisations such as schools and hospitals.

Students with this Master’s could think of positions as consultants, project managers or ICT specialists. And more companies are adding the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) to their board of directors. This Master’s programme is definitely a good stepping stone to reaching this kind of position in your future career.

- Your own company

Some students develop their own ideas and innovations while taking part in this Master’s. They see what’s on offer, understand what’s lacking and realise where the possibilities lie. In Nijmegen there are plenty of opportunities for those wanting to start their own business. For example, the Mercator Incubator could help those with a good business plan with advice or even by offering affordable accommodation and other facilities for the first year or two of setting up a company.

See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/toxicology



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Learn how to create artificial information systems that mimic biological systems as well as how to use theoretical insights from AI to better understand cognitive processing in humans. Read more

Learn how to create artificial information systems that mimic biological systems as well as how to use theoretical insights from AI to better understand cognitive processing in humans.

The human brain is a hugely complex machine that is able to perform tasks that are vastly beyond current capabilities of artificial systems. Understanding the brain has always been a source of inspiration for developing artificially intelligent agents and has led to some of the defining moments in the history of AI. At the same time, theoretical insights from artificial intelligence provide new ways to understand and probe neural information processing in biological systems.

On the one hand, the Master’s in Neural Computing addresses how models based on neural information processing can be used to develop artificial systems, such as neuromorphic hardware and deep neural networks, as well as the development of new machine learning and classification techniques to better understand human brain function and to interface brain and computer.

On the other hand it addresses various ways of modelling and understanding (the limitations of) cognitive processing in humans. These range from abstract mathematical models of learning that are derived from Bayesian statistics to resource-bounded computations in the brain, explainable AI, and neural information processing systems such as neural networks that simulate particular cognitive functions in a biologically inspired manner.

See the website http://www.ru.nl/english/education/masters/neural-computing/

Why study Neural Computing at Radboud University?

- Our cognitive focus leads to a highly interdisciplinary AI programme where students gain skills and knowledge from a number of different areas such as mathematics, computer science, psychology and neuroscience combined with a core foundation of artificial intelligence.

- Together with the world-renowned Donders Institute, the Behavioural Science Institute and various other leading research centres in Nijmegen, we train our students to become excellent researchers in AI.

- Master’s students are free to use the state-of-the-art facilities available on campus, like equipment for brain imaging as EEG, fMRI and MEG.

- Exceptional students who choose this specialisation have the opportunity to study for a double degree in Artificial Intelligence together with the specialisation in Brain Network and Neuronal Communication. This will take three instead of two years.

- To help you decide on a research topic there is a semi-annual Thesis Fair where academics and companies present possible project ideas. Often there are more project proposals than students to accept them, giving you ample choice. We are also open to any of you own ideas for research.

- Our AI students are a close-knit group; they have their own room in which they often get together to interact, debate and develop their ideas. Every student also receives personal guidance and supervision from a member of our expert staff.

Our research in this field

The programme is closely related to the research carried out in the internationally renowned Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. This institute has several unique facilities for brain imaging using EEG, fMRI and MEG. You will be able to use these facilities for developing new experimental research techniques, as well as for developing new machine learning algorithms to analyse the brain data and integrate them with brain-computer interfacing systems.

- Deep learning

Recent breakthroughs in AI have led to the development of artificial neural networks that achieve human level performance in object recognition. This has led companies like Google and Facebook to invest a lot of research in this technology. Within the AI department you can do research on this topic. This can range from developing deep neural networks to map and decode thoughts from human brain activity to the development of speech recognition systems or neural networks that can play arcade games.

-Computational framework for counterfactual predictive processing

In a recent paper we introduced a computational framework, based on causal Bayesian networks, to computationally flesh out the predictive processing processing framework in neuroscience. In this project we want to extend this to so-called counterfactually rich generative models in predictive processing. Such models encode sensorimotor contingencies, that is, they represent 'what-if' relations between actions and sensory inputs. We aim to further operationalize this account using Pearl's intervention and counterfactual semantics. In this project you will combine formal computational modelling with conceptual analysis. 

- Brain Computer Interfacing

Brain computer interfaces are systems which decode a users mental state online in real-time for the purpose of communication or control. An effective BCI requires both neuro-scientific insight and technical expertise . A project could be to develop new mental tasks that induce stronger/easier to decode signals, such as using broadband stimuli. Another project could be to develop new decoding methods better able to tease a weak signal from the background noise, such as adaptive-beam forming. Results for both would assessed by performing empirical studies with target users in one of the EEG/MEG/fMRI labs available in the institute.

Career prospects

Our Artificial Intelligence graduates have excellent job prospects and are often offered a job before they have actually graduated. Many of our graduates go on to do a PhD either at a major research institute or university with an AI department. Other graduates work for companies interested in cognitive design and research. Examples of companies looking for AI experts with this specialisation: Google, Facebook, IBM, Philips and the Brain Foundation. Some students have even gone on to start their own companies or joined recent startups.

Job positions

Examples of jobs that a graduate of the specialisation in Computation in Neural and Artificial Systems could get:

- PhD researcher on bio-inspired computing

- PhD researcher on neural decoding

- PhD researcher on neural information processing

- Machine learning expert in a software company

- Company founder for brain-based computer games

- Hospital-based designer of assistive technology for patients

- Policy advisor on new developments in neurotechnology

- Software developer for analysis and online visual displays of brain activity

Internship

Instead of an extended research project (45 ec) you can also choose to do a smaller (30 ec) research project plus a 15 ec internship, giving you plenty of hands-on experience with AI. We encourage students to do this internship abroad.



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The Master's in Information Management prepares you for a career working at the interface of IT and business, where business departments will depend on your expertise to translate their strategic needs into information systems. Read more
The Master's in Information Management prepares you for a career working at the interface of IT and business, where business departments will depend on your expertise to translate their strategic needs into information systems. In short, you will learn how to strategically apply IT to fundamentally change an enterprise and enable a company to achieve its strategic, tactical, and operational goals.

Tilburg University is ranked #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016).

Organizations nowadays rely heavily on IT to meet businesses’ needs. The program focuses on three pillars:
1.Preparing for the Future: digital business and a digital society
2.Managing Change: to achieve better performance
3.Managing the Present: optimizing operational service delivery by IT to the business functions

In short, you will learn how to strategically apply IT to fundamentally change an enterprise and enable a company to achieve its strategic, tactical, and operational goals.

Career

The Master in Information Management currently ranks among the top 10 programs in the Netherlands as regards best career prospects. You will find it easy to find a job after graduation and can choose from a diverse range of positions and organizations.

A Tilburg University Master's Information Management program offers you:
•Teaching by international lecturers who bring a blend of contrasting experiences and perspectives into the classroom. The department of Information Management is a global department that collaborates with top universities around the world.
•The latest knowledge in the field of IT thanks to Tilburg University's position at the forefront of international research.
•A strong link with the business world; the program has an advisory board with members from leading companies, regular guest speakers and offers internships as common basis for the Master's thesis.
•A degree qualification ranked among the top 10 for best career prospects according to a recent study.

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Information and information technology (IT) have increasingly become an integral part of products and services and form the foundation of business processes. Read more
Information and information technology (IT) have increasingly become an integral part of products and services and form the foundation of business processes. Organisations must know how to make the right choices with respect to new IT systems and, at the same time, ensure that existing business processes continue to receive a high quality service from IT. Getting more value from IT is an increasingly important organisational competency. The IMMIT program is designed to address these new Information & Management challenges.

Tilburg University is ranked #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016).

The IMMIT program is a multiple degree program jointly offered by IAE Aix Graduate School of Management, Aix Marseille Université (France), Turku University (Finland) and Tilburg University (The Netherlands).

IMMIT offers you:
•A highly innovative program for top students
•The possibility to earn 3 Master's degrees from highly reputed European universities in 2 years
•A unique experience in an international classroom that will broaden your views on Business and IT
•Small sized classes
•A strong international orientation
•Internships are offered, which means fast track career opportunities

Career Perspective IMMIT

The IMMIT program is designed to prepare students to become “hybrid” managers at the interface between Information Systems (IS) and business functions within an increasingly international business context, for example:
•Manager of international IS projects: e.g., deploying global ERP systems
•IS management positions, e.g. Chief Information Officers (CIO), IT manager, Information Manager
•Business analyst /Designer of systems to support transnational operationsIS strategy consultant in internationally operating companies
•Manager of IT Offshore Outsourcing
•IT Entrepreneur

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Why study Cyber Security?. "There are over one million unfilled cyber security jobs in the world!!" (Forbes). At EIT Digital we see cybersecurity as one of the cornerstones of creating a safe and inclusive digital society. Read more

Why study Cyber Security?

"There are over one million unfilled cyber security jobs in the world!!" (Forbes)

At EIT Digital we see cybersecurity as one of the cornerstones of creating a safe and inclusive digital society. The omnipresence of digital technology has made that cybersecurity has even become an essential ingredient in defending our democratic values, as this recent article in politico.eu illustrates nicely.

Our Master School Programme Cyber Security has been developed to equip responsible cybersecurity specialists with the right knowledge and skills to be able to contribute to make the digital world a safer place.

The programme focuses on the study of the design, development and evaluation of secure computer systems, which are also capable of ensuring privacy for future ICT systems. The aim is to provide students with an understanding of the concepts and technologies for achieving confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, and privacy protection for information processed across networks.

Students will learn the fresh hot topics of the field including blockchain technologies, crypto currencies, practical (ethical) hacking, and quantum cryptography.

What are the career opportunities?

Graduates from the Cyber Security (CSE) master’s programme will qualify for jobs in international and local organisations in both technical and business roles. Typical titles are:

  • Cyber Security consultant
  • Security Analyst
  • Information Security Architect
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Computer forensics expert
  • Privacy-by-design consultant
  • Security Auditor

Cyber Security is also a burgeoning field for the design and development of new products and services. Graduates will easily find jobs within companies that provide value-added products and services, such as telecom companies, game companies, e-learning, web developers, and the entertainment industry.

Through their multidisciplinary attitude graduates are valuable in open innovation settings where different aspects (market, users, social aspects, media technologies) come together.

An entrepreneurial path is also open to those who seek to start their own company to provide product or technology development, media content, business development or consultancy services.

Why choose Cyber Security at EIT Digital?

The EIT Digital Cyber Security (CSE) Master’s degree offers:

  • Cutting edge technical content within the field of Cyber Security
  • Studies at two of Europe´s foremost technical universities leading to a double degree
  • A close integration with tailored business courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • A thesis work well grounded in industrial security and privacy problems
  • Access to the competence of eight EIT Digital innovation action lines, not least through a summer school between the two years.
  • Access to the co-location centres and innovation ecosystems of the EIT Digital nodes.

How is the programme structured?

All EIT Digital Master School programmes follow the same scheme:

  • Students study one year at an ‘entry’ university and one year at an ‘exit’ university in two of EIT Digital’s hot spots around Europe.
  • Upon completion, graduates receive degrees from the two universities and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
  • The first year is similar at all entry points with basic courses to lay the foundation for the chosen technical programme focus. Some elective courses may also be chosen. At the same time, students are introduced to business and management. During the second semester, a design project is combined with business development exercises. These teach how to turn technology into business and how to present a convincing business plan.
  • In between the first year and the second year, a summer school addresses business opportunities within a socially relevant theme.
  • The second year offers a specialisation and a graduation project. The gradation project includes an internship at a company or a research institute and results in a Master thesis with a strong innovation and entrepreneurship dimension.

To learn more about the structure of the programme, please click here.

To learn more about the I&E minor please click here.

About EIT Digital Master School

EIT Digital Master School offers two-year, European Masters in computer science and information technology, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Students study two years in two leading European universities. They earn two Masters degrees from those universities together with a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Students enjoy an array of benefits which includes European mobility, a three-day business challenge, a two-week Summer School, an internship and access to the EIT Digital community. Upon graduation, students are equipped with the tools to become digital innovators.

Scholarship:

·        European citizen: No tuition fees. Up to 750 Euros monthly allowance

·        Non-European citizen: tuition fee waiver of up to 50% and 750 Euros monthly allowance

Application deadline to begin studying in September 2018:

·        15 April 2018 (Open to EU/EEA/CH citizens/ Non-EU citizens*.)

*Please note that this application period is not recommended for applicants who require a visa due to time constraints. If you require a visa to study in an EU country, we recommend you delay your application to November 2018 when the application portal opens again, to start in Autumn 2019.

How should you apply?

To apply, you need to register and submit your application on the EIT Digital Application Portal. You don’t need to do your application all at once. You can access the list of required documents for your application here.

Need more information?

Master School Office: , we will be happy to help.



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INFORMATION-DRIVEN IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY . Software systems enable us to do things that would otherwise be difficult, time-consuming, or even impossible. Read more

INFORMATION-DRIVEN IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY 

Software systems enable us to do things that would otherwise be difficult, time-consuming, or even impossible. In the Master’s programme Computing Science, you will learn the advanced concepts, software design methods, problem-solving techniques, and analytic skills necessary to create information-driven systems and applications for our diverse society.

Within the programme, you can select one of four tracks:

The programme is research oriented. You will explore theories and techniques in computing science and software design as well as participate in the research done to advance the field.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE 

To successfully design software, you first need to describe and analyse the relevant domain and its properties using language, modeling, or data. You then need to develop suitable software technologies and algorithms to derive the outcomes you want to achieve. Finally, you need an easy and efficient way to implement these components and turn them into an actual application.

You will learn to analyse and develop the concepts, design methods, and techniques underlying all of these steps. 

Applications

Examples of applications you may explore include:

  • the optimal routing of electricity from producers to consumers
  • process mining of hospital patient careflow data to improve efficiency and quality of patient care
  • advanced technologies for developing correct and efficient software


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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.

Specialisations



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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.

Specialisations



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In this Master's specialisation, mathematicians working in areas pertinent to (theoretical) computer science, like algebra and logic, and theoretical computer scientists, working in areas as formal methods and theorem proving, have joined forces to establish a specialisation in the Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science. Read more

In this Master's specialisation, mathematicians working in areas pertinent to (theoretical) computer science, like algebra and logic, and theoretical computer scientists, working in areas as formal methods and theorem proving, have joined forces to establish a specialisation in the Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science. The programme is unique in the Netherlands and will be built on the excellence of both research institutes and the successful collaborations therein.

The emphasis of the Master's is on a combination of a genuine theoretical and up-to-date foundation in the pertinent mathematical subjects combined with an equally genuine and up-to-date training in key aspects of theoretical computer science. For this reason, the mathematics courses in this curriculum concentrate on Algebra, Complexity Theory, Logic, Number Theory, and Combinatorics. The computer science courses concentrate on Formal Methods, Type Theory, Category Theory, Coalgebra and Theorem Proving.

Within both institutes, ICIS and WINST, there is a concentration of researchers working on mathematical logic and theoretical computer science with a collaboration that is unique in the Netherlands. The research topics range from work on algebra, logic and computability, to models of distributed, parallel and quantum computation, as well as mathematical abstractions to reason about programmes and programming languages.

See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/mathematics/foundations

Admission requirements for international students

1. A completed Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or Computer Science

In order to get admission to this Master’s you will need a completed Bachelor's in mathematics or computer science that have a strong mathematical background and theoretical interests. We will select students based on their motivation and their background. Mathematical maturity is essential and basic knowledge of logic and discrete mathematics is expected.

2. A proficiency in English

In order to take part in the programme, you need to have fluency in English, both written and spoken. Non-native speakers of English without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:

- TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥90 (internet based)

- IELTS score of ≥6.5

- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), with a mark of C or higher

Career prospects

There is a serious shortage of well-trained information specialists. Often students are offered a job before they have actually finished their study. About 20% of our graduates choose to go on to do a PhD but most find jobs as systems builders, ICT specialists or ICT managers in the private sector or within government.

Our approach to this field

In this Master's specialisation, mathematicians working in areas pertinent to (theoretical) computer science, like algebra and logic, and theoretical computer scientists, working in areas as formal methods and theorem proving, have joined forces to establish a specialisation in the Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science. The programme is unique in the Netherlands and will be built on the excellence of both research institutes and the successful collaborations therein.

The emphasis of the Master's is on a combination of a genuine theoretical and up-to-date foundation in the pertinent mathematical subjects combined with an equally genuine and up-to-date training in key aspects of theoretical computer science. For this reason, the mathematics courses in this curriculum concentrate on Algebra, General Topology, Logic, Number Theory, and Combinatorics. The computer science courses concentrate on Formal Methods, Type Theory, Category Theory, Coalgebra and Theorem Proving.

Our research in this field

Within both institutes, ICIS and WINST, there is a concentration of researchers working on mathematical logic and theoretical computer science with a collaboration that is unique in the Netherlands. The research topics range from work on algebra, logic and computability, to models of distributed, parallel and quantum computation, as well as mathematical abstractions to reason about programmes and programming languages.

See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/mathematics/foundations



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The programme in Flood Risk Management integrates the complementary topics of global changes and monitoring natural processes, modelling their behavior and interaction, formulating the decisions based on interrogation of these integrated models and implementing these decisions in the context of socio-economic and institutional framework. Read more

The programme in Flood Risk Management integrates the complementary topics of global changes and monitoring natural processes, modelling their behavior and interaction, formulating the decisions based on interrogation of these integrated models and implementing these decisions in the context of socio-economic and institutional framework.

The subjects covered include hydrology, meteorology, monitoring, hydroinformatics, modelling, various types of flooding (fluvial, urban and coastal), risk management, spatial planning and socio-economic and institutional framework.

The Erasmus Mundus Programme in Flood Risk Management is offered by a consortium consisting of:

•IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (the Netherlands)

•Technical University of Dresden (Germany)

•Technical University of Catalonia (Spain)

•University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)



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Today’s society operates on large amounts of data. Industry, governments and academia are asked to provide insight into these data. Read more
Today’s society operates on large amounts of data. Industry, governments and academia are asked to provide insight into these data.
•But how do we deal with such large amounts of data?
•What techniques do we use to mine the data?
•What are the legal and ethical aspects regarding these data sets?
•And what economic value can be found in big data?

The MSc specialization Data Science: Business and Governance trains students to become Data Scientists that can address these questions. The Harvard Business Review calls the job of Data Scientist "the sexiest job of the 21st century"!

Why Data Science: Business and Governance in Tilburg?
•Tilburg University offers a wide range of complementary expertise, including techniques for data mining, pattern recognition, business analytics, visualization and process analytics; as well as knowledge on law, regulation, ethics and entrepreneurship.
•The MSc specialization consists of courses in methods of analysis, together with economic and management as well as legal, ethical and methodological perspectives on data, all of them taught by experts in these fields.
•The Master’s specialization Data Science: Business and Governance offers (constitutes/ consists of) a well-balanced mixture of theoretical and practical (elective) courses.

These elements combine to make this specialization unique in Europe and possibly even in the world: Four schools (Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg School of Law, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Tilburg School of Humanities) work together in offering the best possible training for the job of the future, that of Data Scientist.

Career Prospects

Data Science: Business and Governance graduates will not only have knowledge and expertise in the area of data analysis and data mining, but also in economic, management and legal perspectives on big data.

Growing need for Data Scientists

There is a growing need in government organizations, in companies and in academia for employees with the analytical skills needed to analyze large datasets, recognize patterns, and visualize data, and combining these skills with interdisciplinary knowledge of perspectives on Data Science.

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How can we develop secure and robust software? How can we teach computers to see? How can we make our software easily adaptable to new tasks? How do we improve learning by computers?. Read more
How can we develop secure and robust software? How can we teach computers to see? How can we make our software easily adaptable to new tasks? How do we improve learning by computers?

If you find these questions fascinating, you should choose the Master's degree programme in Computing Science in Groningen. This programme deals with both the theoretical and the practical aspects of computing.

You will develop and increase your in-depth knowledge within the areas of Distributed Systems, Software Engineering, Intelligent Systems, Computational Science and Visualization. Most courses offer insightful lectures covering both theory and practice. Apart from acquiring core computer science skills, mathematics and research methodology are also important.

In student colloquia research and presentation skills are developed. For those aiming to go into business rather than academia, project management and related topics are also offered. All skills acquired are actively used in research projects, either within the university or during business and industrial internships.

Because computer science is pivotal in many areas of research, students can easily participate in one of many research collaborations with other fields, such as bioinformatics, medicine and astronomy. In addition, contacts with many businesses facilitate internships in a variety of fields, matching the interests of most students.

Why in Groningen?

- Excellent computing facilities: Virtual Reality Cube, 12000+ processor, STELLA Blue-Gene type supercomputer, world's biggest touch screen
- Also offers Computational Science and Visualisation, in particular 3-D medical imagining

Job perspectives

Having completed the Master's degree programme in Computing Science, you will be spoilt for choice regarding future employment. There are hardly any areas of business or research which do not require computer scientists, either software engineers and architects, or researchers. Usually our students are offered suitable jobs within one month of graduating (or even before graduating).

After graduating, most of our alumni move on to software companies (or found their own) or to academia, usually by entering into PhD programmes.

Those in industry are generally promoted to managerial roles after a few years and, for example, become project managers.In academia the usual path is from PhD via post-doctoral researcher to university staff member, though quite a few of our successful PhD students have moved on to industry as well. Many MSc and PhD students have gone into the field of medical imaging, either at various universities or in the research labs of large companies. More and more are moving into bioinformatics.

Job examples

- PhD research position
- Work for a software company
- Medical imaging
- Bioinformatics

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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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Cloud Computing is the outsourcing of IT resources like servers, storages, network, and services and their provisioning over the Internet. Read more

Cloud Computing is the outsourcing of IT resources like servers, storages, network, and services and their provisioning over the Internet. Its advantages, when compared to self-operated IT resources, are significant cost reductions and increased elasticity, which is due to the fact that the IT resources can be simultaneously and flexibly shared among many customers by the concept of virtualisation.

Thus, more and more companies take advantage of the benefits that cloud can provide, and the demand for cloud professional is booming. According to a study conducted by Deloitte for the EU in 2016, 1.6 million jobs could be created and the formation of 303 000 new businesses, in particular SMEs, is expected.

As a result, knowing how to build applications with cloud-based concepts and technologies and how they work is an essential key skill for a promising and rewarding career.

Why choose Cloud Computing and Services at EIT Digital?

Cloud Computing and Services at EIT Digital Master School combines a technical major on cloud computing at two leading European universities with a minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E).

Part of the technical major is the transfer of knowledge in technology platforms, practical skills, and formal foundations that are needed to understand state-of-the-art cloud solutions to implement distributed software applications on top of them. The programme also focuses on future directions of cloud computing, for example, in the fields of edge and fog computing as well as blockchains and distributed ledger applications respectively.

The technical skills will be extended with a comprehensive understanding of user driven innovation and how to build business models and business cases. Students get the chance to get in contact with Europe’s leading companies and start-ups and conduct an industry-based internship at one of these companies. Successful students receive a degree from both universities they visited during their two-years study as well as a certificate from EIT Digital.

What are the career opportunities?

Graduates qualify for jobs in international and local organisations in both technical and business roles. Typical titles are:

  • Cloud CTO
  • Cloud Software Engineer
  • Lead software Developer
  • Cloud Service Broker
  • Cloud Alliance Manager
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architect
  • Business developer
  • Product manager
  • Consultant

Through their multidisciplinary attitude graduates are valuable in open innovation settings where different aspects (market, users, social aspects, media technologies) come together. They easily find jobs within companies that provide value-added products and services, such as telecom companies, ecommerce providers, e-learning, web developers, and cloud operators. An alternative path would be to start your own company to provide product or technology development, media content, business development or consultancy services.

How is the programme structured?

All EIT Digital Master School programmes follow the same scheme:

  • Students study one year at an ‘entry’ university and one year at an ‘exit’ university in two of EIT Digital’s hot spots around Europe.
  • Upon completion, graduates receive degrees from the two universities and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
  • The first year is similar at all entry points with basic courses to lay the foundation for the chosen technical programme focus. Some elective courses may also be chosen. At the same time, students are introduced to business and management. During the second semester, a design project is combined with business development exercises. These teach how to turn technology into business and how to present a convincing business plan.
  • In between the first year and the second year, a summer school addresses business opportunities within a socially relevant theme.
  • The second year offers a specialisation and a graduation project. The gradation project includes an internship at a company or a research institute and results in a Master thesis with a strong innovation and entrepreneurship dimension.

To learn more about the structure of the programme, please click here.

To learn more about the I&E minor please click here.

Where can I study Cloud Computing and Services?

Entry - 1st year, common courses

  • Aalto University (Aalto), Finland
  • Technical University of Berlin (TUB), Germany 
  • University of Rennes 1 (UR1), France
  • University of Technology Delft (DUT), Netherlands

Exit - 2nd year, specialisation

  • Mobile Services at Aalto University (Aalto), Finland
  • Data intensive computing at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Cloud & Data Analytics at Technical University of Berlin (TUB), Germany
  • Distributed Data Processing at University of Technology Delft (DUT), Netherlands
  • Data and Knowledge at University Paris Sud (UPS), France
  • Cloud Infrastructures at University of Rennes 1 (UR1), France

About EIT Digital Master School

EIT Digital Master School offers two-year, European Masters in computer science and information technology, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Students study two years in two leading European universities. They earn two Masters degrees from those universities together with a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Students enjoy an array of benefits which includes European mobility, a three-day business challenge, a two-week Summer School, an internship and access to the EIT Digital community. Upon graduation, students are equipped with the tools to become digital innovators.

Scholarship:

  • European citizen: No tuition fees. Up to 750 Euros monthly allowance
  • Non-European citizen: tuition fee waiver of up to 50% and 750 Euros monthly allowance

Application deadline to begin studying in September 2018:

  • 15 April 2018 (Open to EU/EEA/CH citizens/ Non-EU citizens*.)

*Please note that this application period is not recommended for applicants who require a visa due to time constraints. If you require a visa to study in an EU country, we recommend you delay your application to November 2018 when the application portal opens again, to start in Autumn 2019.

How should you apply?

To apply, you need to register and submit your application on the EIT Digital Application Portal. You don’t need to do your application all at once. You can access the list of required documents for your application here.

Need more information?

Master School Office: , we will be happy to help.



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