Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems MSc

This master’s programme emphasizes experimental computer science, rather than theory, and typically requires design, implementation, testing, and performance analysis of software for advanced parallel and distributed systems. It contains a balance between classes and practical work: about one third of the first three semesters consists of practical projects. The final semester is a master's thesis, which will usually involve doing research in conjunction with one of the faculty members. In contrast to other master’s programmes, PDCS requires that students explicitly apply to be admitted. Up-to-date information can be found at the Beta-website.

More information

  • All compulsory courses and electives you find in the year schedule;
  • A complete description of the programme you find in the Teaching and Examination Regulations;
  • For more information about the programma you can contact the academic advisor (VU students only);
  • As a VU student you need to register for all courses via VUnet. Only after you completed your enrollment for the study programme you can register for courses;
  • More information on all the courses you find through the links below.
M Parallel and Distributed Computer Syst
Name course part Code
Constrained choice Foundations of Computing and Concurrency (6EC) XM_PDCS_B1
Constrained Choice Programming (6EC) XM_PDCS_B2
Optional Courses XM_PDCS_K1
Expired courses XM_PDCS_vv
Year 1 XM_PDCS_VY1
Year 2 XM_PDCS_VY2
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