Informatics

Prospects of graduates

A graduate of the Master's degree in Computer Science has a deep theoretical and methodological knowledge of key areas of computer science, such as computability theory, automata and formal languages, logic programming, computational complexity, and cryptology. Electives specialize in one of the following areas: information systems logic, theoretical computer science, neural networks, or computer network security. The student is able to apply his/her knowledge creatively in practice, as well as to analyse and solve difficult problems of an informatics nature and apply the solutions in practice, is able to critically evaluate solutions to informatics problems, understands the social, moral, legal and economic context of the profession. As part of practical skills and abilities, he/she acquires knowledge of database systems, systems programming and operating systems, object-oriented programming and information systems architecture. The student will also acquire the ability to analyse systems in terms of their complexity and efficiency, as well as to design appropriate algorithmic solutions for critical components, to specify, design, implement and maintain modern software systems, and to analyse and modify existing software systems. He/she can work effectively in a development team, keep abreast of the latest developments in his/her field, and continually add to his/her knowledge.

After graduation, the graduate will be able to work as a programmer, analyst, or as a leader of a development team for large-scale information system applications in the private sphere as well as in government. At the same time, he/she is eligible to continue his/her doctoral studies and participate in teaching at a university.



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Conditions of admission

a.) Master's degree programme applicants are admitted to study either on the basis of the results of the entrance examination or without an entrance examination, based on an assessment of the weighted study average (WSA), the suitability or relatedness of the applicant's completed bachelor's degree and the applicant's occupational activities (OA).

b.) The admission method is decided by the admission committee, which has at least three members and usually consists of the director and guarantors of study programmes implemented at the institute of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Applied Sciences, which is the main provider of the given study programme.

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c.) The Admissions Committee shall assess the compatibility of the applicant's completed Bachelor's degree programme and the degree programme to which the applicant is applying, the results of previous Bachelor's degree studies, the number of applicants and the capacity of the degree programme. For a given programme of study, the committee shall recommend admission to the Dean of the Faculty either on the basis of the results of the entrance examination or on the basis of an assessment of the results of the previous bachelor's studies.



Additional information

An applicant may apply for two study programmes, specifying their order in the application form. The programme that is listed first in order is considered his/her first (preferred) choice. If the applicant is not admitted to the preferred programme, he/she may be admitted to the second ranked programme if he/she meets the admission requirements for that programme. If the applicant is admitted to the preferred programme, the second programme of study shall be deemed to be of no relevance. The fee for securing admission shall not be increased by listing a second programme of study.



Conditions for international students

Foreign students who will study in the Slovak language are admitted under the same conditions as Slovak applicants. In the case of studying in English, they are admitted and study on the basis of a study contract, which is concluded with each applicant individually.



Without entrance examinations
yes

Conditions of admission without the entrance exam

a.) Admission without an entrance examination is possible if the applicant has completed a bachelor's study compatible with the bachelor's study carried out at the UPJŠ Faculty of Arts, which is followed by the master's study to which he/she is applying. The compatibility of study programmes is assessed on the basis of the completion of studies in the profiling subjects and areas listed in Annex 1. Only those applicants whose weighted grade point average (GPA) during their undergraduate studies is not worse than 2.5 may be admitted without an entrance examination.

b.) For admission without an entrance examination, the admissions committee shall consider:

  • the weighted grade point average (GPA) and the results of studies in the profiling subjects according to the chosen programme of study listed in Annex 1.
  • the applicant's professional activities (OA).

Profiling subjects for individual study programmes are listed in Annex 1.

c.) In admitting applicants under b.), the Admissions Committee shall rank the applicants on the waiting list in ascending order according to the value of the coefficient , where:

OA=1, if the applicant has proven evidence of professional activities carried out during the previous Bachelor's degree at the faculty level (e.g. placing in one of the first three places at the faculty round of the SSC, work for the benefit of the institute/department, help in organizing competitions with regional scope...),

OA=1.5 if the applicant has proven evidence of professional activities carried out during the previous bachelor studies at the national level (e.g. successful representation at the national round of the SSC, help in organising competitions with a national scope, co-authorship of professional publications published in Slovakia...),

OA=2, if the applicant has proven evidence of professional activities carried out during the previous bachelor's degree at international level (e.g. successful representation at an international SSC round, co-authorship of professional publications published abroad...).

If the applicant has not documented professional activities carried out during the previous bachelor studies, OA = 0.



Coordinator for students with specific needs

http://www.upjs.sk/studenti/info-pre-studentov-so-specifickymi-potrebami/



General information on the admission exam

The Faculty reserves the right to decide not to open a study programme in the event of an insufficient number of applicants meeting the admission requirements. In this case, the decision will be communicated to the applicants and they will be invited to change their study programme. If the applicant does not accept the offer, the faculty will refund the full admissions fee.



  • Apply the application for study

    01.04.2024 - 31.05.2024

  • Performance of the entrance exam

    15.08.2024 - 31.08.2024

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted
40


Additions
  • verified copy of the degree for applicant of other universities
  • certified copy of certificate to candidates from other universities
  • photocopy of the Diploma Supplement to candidates from other universities


Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 800 €


The fee for admission procedure
application form: 30 €
E-application form: 20 €

Billing information

The fee must be paid exclusively by bank transfer

account number: 7000078491, bank code: 8180

IBAN: SK2881800000007000078491

variable symbol: 2997

specific symbol: birth number without slash

constant symbol: 0308

recipient message: name and surname of the applicant

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Detail of the study program

 
 
The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

Detail of the study program

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Last update: 26.10.2023 10:55

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