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M.Sc. Computer Science

The Computer Science programme from University of Trento foresees the acquisition of knowledge, methodologies and specialized computer technologies which will give the graduate student the opportunity to plan, to design, to develop, to estimate and to manage complex innovative systems for production, transmission and processing of information.

The goal of the Computer Science programme from University of Trento is to train people to get to know the basic theoretical principals of the computer sciences, to be able to acquire specific knowledge in the macro-areas close to software technologies, systems and networks, multimedia, embedded systems, safety and security engineering.

A strong drive toward Internationalization is one of the key factor that distinguishes Computer Science at UniTN: all Master Degree courses are taught in English, 20% of our teaching staff comes from abroad and about 40% of the Master Degree students are foreigners. The reason behind it is simple: to be a Computer Science professional today means to be confronted and to be working in a global market where the English language is fundamental. From the students’ point of view, to take part in an international environment from the start, gives them the opportunity to face global problems and cultural issues right from the beginning.

Quick facts

Degree awarded Master of Science – “Laurea Magistrale” – in Computer Science
Workload The total workload for each student is 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
Duration 2 years full-time
Intake September each year
Fees and funding
(approximate range)
EU: 340€ – 3,400€ (fee range based on personal income and merit)
Non-EU: 1,000€ – 6,500€ (fee range based on merit only, i.e. score in the application evaluation)
Location TrentoItaly

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The Computer Science course at the University of Trento offers some specific features, which makes it unique compared to similar courses of other Italian Universities; the standards of UniTN Computer Science courses are comparable to the standards of prestigious European and worldwide universities.

A strong drive toward Internationalization is one of the key factors that distinguish Computer Science at UniTN. The Computer Science course offers the opportunity to enter the Double Degree Programme in the frame of the EIT Digital Master School; the student will spend one year in Italy and one year at the Partner University and, at the end of the program, he/she will obtain two Degrees recognized by both institutions and both Countries.

Career opportunities

The objective of the Master of Science in Computer Science is to form professionals and researchers with both theoretical and practical knowledge. Theory and lab classes rotate during all courses of study. That is the reason why the Computer Science graduated finds a job quickly (two months, if not before ending the studies – source Almalaurea); this happens not by chance but because Computer Science jobs are on the top 5 list of the most wanted specialists in Italy.

The graduated in Computer Science can enter the workforce by planning, organizing, developing, managing, and maintaining informatics systems. For the most capable and determined students, in particular for who will continue with a doctorate, management careers will come available, because a solid competence in the principles of complexity and problem solving goes together with the ability to interact, of teamwork, and innovative proposals. Last but not least, individual capabilities are of the maximum importance: computer science is still a field where newly created innovative companies created by enterprising young people, often can top consolidated enterprises on time and quality.

Further studies

The Master of Science in Computer Science gives the basis to access the ICT Doctoral School.


Application deadlines
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  • March for Non-EU citizens permanently living abroad
  • June for EU students and Non-EU students living in Italy


  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline of Computer Science or in any related field; English language qualification at level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference)
  • Academic curriculum; higher English language level; CV and statement of purpose

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