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Having completed the Master's degree programme in Computing Science, you will be spoilt for choice regarding future employment. There are hardly any areas of business or research which do not require computer scientists, either software engineers and architects, or researchers. Usually our students are offered suitable jobs within one month of graduating (or even before graduating).

Your future:

- as data scientist you will turn big data into value in a variety of sectors: banking, insurance, big corporations and small fast-growing start-ups, government

- data scientist with computer science background is the type of specialist that is most sought by businesses and government

- as software architect and designer of cloud systems

- typically our graduates find excellent jobs within one month and can choose from multiple job offers

After graduating, most of our alumni move on to software companies (or found their own) or to academia, usually by entering into PhD programmes.

Those in industry are generally promoted to managerial roles after a few years and, for example, become project managers. In academia the usual path is from PhD via post-doctoral researcher to university staff member, though quite a few of our successful PhD students have moved on to industry as well. Many MSc and PhD students have gone into the field of medical imaging, either at various universities or in the research labs of large companies. More and more are moving into bioinformatics.

Having completed the Master's degree programme in Computing Science, you will be spoilt for choice regarding future employment. There are hardly any areas of business or research which do not require computer scientists, either software engineers and architects, or researchers. Usually our students are offered suitable jobs within one month of graduating (or even before graduating).

After graduating, most of our alumni move on to software companies (or found their own) or to academia, usually by entering into PhD programmes.


Those in industry are generally promoted to managerial roles after a few years and, for example, become project managers. In academia the usual path is from PhD via post-doctoral researcher to university staff member, though quite a few of our successful PhD students have moved on to industry as well. Many MSc and PhD students have gone into the field of medical imaging, either at various universities or in the research labs of large companies. More and more are moving into bioinformatics.


Your future:

- as data scientist you will turn big data into value in a variety of sectors: banking, insurance, big corporations and small fast-growing start-ups, government

- data scientist with computer science background is the type of specialist that is most sought by businesses and government

- as software architect and designer of cloud systems

- typically our graduates find excellent jobs within one month and can choose from multiple job offers

Potentiële beroepen

  • Data scientist for a big bank, international company or government
  • Software architect and designer of cloud systems
  • Expert in Medical imaging, Bioinformatics, IT systems for e-health care
  • Designer of advanced, secure distributed information systems
  • Designer of block-chain systems
  • Researcher aspiring a PhD degree
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    I started as a student, now I'm a project leader

    'During my first year I got a job with Manter, a machinery automation company. I was involved in testing new applications. This helped me get a better grasp of the subject matter and gave me plenty of practical experience and self-assurance, resulting in a job as a project leader as soon as I completed my studies.

    The projects I work on involve new software systems. Some days I’ll be training end-users, others I’ll design new features, while other days will be all meetings or we’ll spend the whole day testing and fixing bugs.

    If I had to choose today, I would do Computing Science again. The demand for software developers continues to grow. I’d also choose to study in Groningen again. My friends studied in other cities, but we all agree: Groningen is the number 1 student city!’

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