Information Technology and Data Science

With a Master's degree in the areas of information technology and data science, you will hold some of the most sought-after qualifications both in Sweden and internationally.

Study machine learning and statistics, AI, human-computer interaction or embedded systems, or specialise in computer simulations of complex problems or information systems. Whatever you choose, you will gain the expertise needed in the rapidly increasing digitalisation of society.

Uppsala University also offers you a rich and vital research environment in information technology and data science, with a large number of researchers from several different institutions.

Two men sitting on the floor at the data laboratory at Uppsala University

The Department of Information Technology

This department conducts education and research in computer science and information technology. The research covers a wide range of issues, from computer system design, through computer programming, data storage and management, to information retrieval and methods for applying computers in a variety of contexts.

The activities are grouped into five themes: Computer Systems, Computing Science, Scientific Computing, Systems & Control and Visual Information & Interaction.

Read more about the research on the Department of Information Technology's website.

The Department of Informatics and Media

This department has a broad research profile, focusing on current research topics and societal challenges. The department conducts research in the fields of information systems, human-computer interaction and media and communication studies.

The strength of that combination is the connection of the abilities, networks and researchers from different yet intertwined areas of interest.

Read more about the research on the Department of Informatics and Media's website.

Why Uppsala University?

Uppsala University is recognised around the world as a leading, first-class university dedicated to advancing science, higher education and international student mobility.

As one of Sweden’s most internationally prominent institutions of academic education, research and scholarship, Uppsala University’s foremost aim is to safeguard and pursue the open and unbounded quest for knowledge.

If you have what it takes, and you want to be part of our mission, Uppsala should be one of your top choices in Europe.

See why Uppsala University is an excellent choice for you.

Current rankings

#82 - Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023 (the Shanghai ranking)

#105 - QS World University Ranking 2023

#140 - Times Higher Education 2023

#12 - QS World University Ranking: Sustainability 2024