Master of Science in Informatics


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Would you like to solve important challenges in society and shape the technology of the future?

This is the programme of study for those who would like to continue studying informatics after having taken a bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree in informatics will provide you with skills and research competence that will enable you to solve complex challenges through the design and development of digital products and services. This includes making sure the solutions contribute to a sustainable future. 

You will acquire scientific competence within one of the following disciplines:

  • Databases and search
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Software systems
  • Interaction design, gaming and learning technology

The programme qualifies for an advanced level in the discipline and for admission to doctoral degree programmes.

This master's program is taught in English.

You will acquire academic competence and be able to work independently on theoretical and practical problems by using modern and advanced technology.

Both in the master level courses and during your thesis work, you will learn how to apply your technical competence to real world problems in dialogue with industry, users and organisations. This includes the ability to reflect on ethics, sustainability and societal consequences of new technology.

Each specialization is connected to a research group. In each specialization some courses are compulsory whereas others are optional. The programme covers the total scope of our research in informatics.

Already from the first semester you will work on practical projects in interdisciplinary teams.

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With a master’s degree in informatics, you will be qualified for the new working life. Most students secure jobs before they have completed their master’s thesis. Usually, graduates start their working life as developers, frequently followed by jobs as project managers or heads of development groups. General positions in systems design and method development are also common.

After some years in the industry, many will obtain senior positions. Candidates with a master’s degree in informatics will get the same jobs and roles as chartered engineers with a master’s degree in computer technology.  

After the completion of a master’s degree programme, it is possible to apply for admission to a doctoral degree programme (PhD).

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Trondheim has a broad and versatile study environment. You may join the student academic committee, sport clubs, and participate in several other student activities.

The programme of study is structured in such a way that it is possible to elect courses individually. The teaching includes lectures, exercises, and laboratory work and you will spend a great deal of time with your fellow students.

This master’s degree programme is an international programme of study taught in English. It will provide you with good opportunities for establishing international networks. The education can be used all over the world.

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The first year of study consists of advanced courses in informatics and the elected specialization. This part of the programme includes the compulsory course Experts in Teams (EiT), which will provide you with practical experience in interdisciplinary cooperation.

The second year is devoted to a preparatory project, advanced courses, and the master’s thesis, which is completed individually or in smaller groups.

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Between 23 and 29 students are admitted to the different specializations. ​​

The admissions criteria are either a completed bachelor’s degree or an engineering degree in informatics. A minimum grade point average of C and at least 80 credits in informatics are required to be admitted to the programme.

You must apply for admission to one of the specializations:

  • Databases and search
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Software systems
  • Interaction design, gaming and learning technology  

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Do you have any questions about the programme of study? We can help you with compulsory courses and electives, examinations, deadlines, and general questions about the programme.  

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