• Years2 years
  • Study startAutumn and spring
  • ECTS credits120


Programme profile

The optimization group has been evaluated by the Research Council of Norway as "Excellent" with international starts in optimization and a unique group in Norway. The group also collaborates with the Department of Economics at the University of Bergen

The Degree

The master's programme leads to the degree Master of Science in Informatics. It is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits).


Programme structure

A master's programme in optimisation consists of an individual research project (master's thesis) of 60 ECTS credits, and courses or special topics of 60 ECTS credits. Some of the courses are compulsory within the specialisations. The other courses will be chosen in agreement with the academic supervisor.

Master's Programme in Informatics (krav 120 SP)
When you apply to the master's programme you can prioritize the different specializations
Optimisation (krav 60 SP)
Compulsory subject (krav 20 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
INF270Linear Programming101–41
Optional subject (krav 40 SP)
The subjects MAT261, INF271, INF272 and INF237 is highly recommended
Master thesis (krav 60 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
INF399Master's Thesis in Informatics603
Optional subjects at Høgskolen i Bergen
Elective course
Avansert programvareteknologi (HVL)
Moderne systemutviklingsmetoder (HVL)
Agentteknologier (HVL)
Utvalgte emner i programvareutvikling (HVL)
Modell-basert programvareutvikling (HVL)
SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester

How to Apply

Application procedure

See this link for information about application and admission procedures

Admission Requirements

A first degree (bachelor's degree) of three or four years duration from an approved institution of higher education, as well as proficiency in the English language. Your bachelor's degree must include courses equalling 20 ECTS of mathematics and 60 ECTS of informatics.

Who may apply

Students with a Norwegian ID-number and a Bachelor's Degree in Informatics / Computer Science may apply for this programme. The application is submitted online at Søknadsweb. Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in other fields of study, will also be assessed if their degree includes at least 20 ECTS in mathematics and 60 ECTS in informatics . The average grade of the bachelor's degree has to be at least 2nd class, upper division/B.


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Department of Informatics

Department of Informatics: http://www.uib.no/en/ii

Study information: studierettleiar@ii.uib.no

The Optimization Research Group: http://www.uib.no/rg/opt