|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|University website:||Computer Science|
Do you already have an academic bachelor in Computer Science and would you like to work towards an even deeper scientific understanding and knowledge? Then our master in Computer Science is the programme you’re looking for! The two-year programme has a broad scope, but also offers a wide variety of highly specialised elective courses. As such, it actively prepares students for positions in scientific research and in state-of-the-art development projects.
Our courses and specialisations are strongly embedded in the ongoing activities of research groups that are each specialised in a particular domain of computer science. The groups publish in international journals and at international conferences, and participate in international research networks and projects. Master students carry out at least half of their studies within one of these groups. By being part of a professional research team, students have the best opportunities to learn and develop scientific skills, and to participate in world-class research. The groups also have experience in developing research trajectories with societal and economic impact. They have implemented an active policy in technology and knowledge transfer, patenting, spin-off creation, industrial collaboration, and innovation.
This master's programme is jointly organised by two departments, the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Sciences and the Department of Electronics at the Department of Engineering. Together, they employ more than 200 researchers, who cover a wide range of research topics.
About half of the students in our master’s programme come from Belgium, the other half come from all over the world. Courses are taught and guided by a similarly diverse mix of professors and assistants. The membership of the research groups is truly international, and you can communicate with the university administration in English. You can also go abroad during your studies to one of our prestigious partner universities.
Our master programme has been designed for students with a solid, fundamental academic background in computer science (such as a bachelor in computer science, or equivalent). It will provide you with a deeper knowledge and understanding of computer science in general, as well as of the state of the art in one of four specialisations: