Informatics, Master's, 2 years

A master’s program for you who want to specialize in one of our research fields: Algorithms, Bioinformatics, Computer science communication, Logic, Machine Learning, Optimisation, Secure and reliable communication or Visualisation. Challenge yourself with more advanced problems and more complex data.
  • TuitionNone
  • Years2 Years
  • Intake37
  • Grade requirementsMinimum C
  • LanguageEnglish, Norwegian
  • ECTS120
  • StartAutumn and Spring

Main content

Welcome to master’s programme in informatics, a study at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences!   

Start-up meeting: The start-up meeting in autumn 2024 will be on Tuesday 13 August, 10:15-13:00, Stort auditorium, Høyteknologisenteret Thormøhlensgate 55

Attendance is mandatory. At the meeting, important information will be given. If compelling reasons make it impossible for you to attend the meeting, send an email to studieveileder@ii.uib.no 

What to bring with you: Nothing special, but you can bring something to write on if you want to take notes 

Checklist: Follow the steps in our checklist to make sure you’re on track: uib.no/en/checklist 

Students with special needs: If you have a disability and need special arrangements, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can find good solutions for you. 

Queries? Please contact your faculty information centre at 55 58 98 50 or send an email to studie.matnat@uib.no.    

What will you learn?

In this master’s programme, you will gain broad and up-to-date knowledge in the field of informatics and technology. You will acquire the skill and insight to analyse various research questions and find solutions to a wide range of issues. You also gain an understanding of scientific challenges and ethical aspects in informatics.

When writing the master’s thesis within your chosen topic, you will get a supervisor who is an expert in the relevant field of research.

You can choose a master’s thesis topic from one of these fields of study: AlgorithmsBioinformatics, Computer science communicationLogic, Machine LearningOptimisationSecure and reliable communication or Visualisation.

Full list of learning outcomes

Student life

The Department of Informatics has an international community of skilled and active computer science students and recognized researchers. We encourage master’s students to get involved with one of the Department’s research groups. In the first semester you will also choose your supervisor and topic for your master’s thesis.

During a typical week, you will have six lectures and three seminar groups. The mandatory literature and teaching are in English. The Department is located at Høyteknologisenteret, where there are study halls for computer science students. Here you can study by yourself or with your fellow students. The Mathematics and Natural Sciences Library is another option.

The students at the Department of Informatics have their own student association that organizes academic and social events. 


Graduates of this master’s programme can find work both in public and private sectors.  

Some career options are: 

  • Consultancy
  • FinTech (financial technology)
  • Big tech companies
  • Research institutes or universities
  • Startups/entrepreneurial activities


The programme starts in spring and autumn. 

The programme lasts two academic years (four semesters) and starts in the fall, with supplementary admissions in the spring if not all spots have been filled in the main admission.

The degree consists of 120 ECTS. You choose a master’s project which equates to 60 or 30 ECTS. The remaining 60 or 90 ECTS consists of courses.

Study period abroad

Use the opportunity to study abroad at another university for one or two semesters. We recommend that you travel abroad in the second or third semester. You can study at one of our partner universities in Austria, Spain, Germany or elsewhere.

Admission requirements

This programme has specific admission requirements for the different specializations:

The Master Programme in informatics has seven specializations with specific admission requirements. Read more:


How to apply

Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply:

The programme has main admission in fall and supplementary admission in spring (application deadline 1 November), if not all spots have been filled in the fall admission.