Master On Campus

Computer Science

24 months
4175 EUR/year
835 EUR/year
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This Master in Computer Science from Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) tries to strike a balance between “soft skills” and scientific and technical knowledge, between excellence in research and the pragmatism of field work.


It offers:

  • an approach to computer science based on fundamental concepts that keep up with the rapid pace of technological progress;
  • a programme taught entirely in English in order to improve students’ language skills, especially in technical English (both written and spoken);
  • exchange programmes and dual degrees in Belgium, Europe and across the world.

Your future job

We train

  • scientists who know how to investigate a sharp problematic using scientific litterature in the field;
  • professionals who will design computer systems that meet users’ needs;
  • innovators who can master a wide range of constantly evolving technologies;
  • specialists capable of implementing software solutions with particular attention paid to product quality and its development process.


Your programme

This Master’s degree programme consists of

  • required coursework that seeks to give students the necessary skills to model and design complex applications (which is an indispensable part of the education of all university-trained computer scientists);
  • a major selected by students that allows them to gain cutting edge knowledge in a field of their interest: software engineering and programming systems, artificial intelligence and big data, networks and security;
  • elective courses that allow students to explore their interests whether it be computer science or another discipline (management, business creation, languages). As a comprehensive university, UCL has numerous courses of study;
  • graduation project that makes up half of the programme during the last year. It offers students the possibility to study a subject in-depth and thanks to its size, introduces students to the professional life of a computer scientist or researcher; the topic of this project is selected in consultation with the programme supervisors and possibly a company.
In general, this Master in Computer Science from Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) will consist of a minimum of 120 credits spread over two years with 60 credits taken per year (regardless of the focus, major or elective courses selected).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Algorithms for Optimization
  • Computational Linguistics  
  • Mining Patterns in Data
  • Bioinformatics  
  • Cloud Computing
  • Combinatorial optimization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 1. an undergraduate (first-cycle) degree in the same field of study;

  • 2. the same Master’s (second-cycle) degree, but with a different specialization (focus);
  • 3. a long-cycle undergraduate or Master’s degree, in accordance with a decision by the academic authorities and subject to the additional requirements that they lay down;
  • 4. a degree comparable to those mentioned above, awarded by a higher education institution, within or outside the French Community of Belgium, in accordance with a decision by the academic authorities and subject to the additional requirements that they lay down;
  • 5. a short-cycle undergraduate degree, in accordance with a decision by the Government or the academic authorities and subject to the additional requirements that they lay down.
  • 7. a degree obtained abroad and deemed equivalent to those mentioned above

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4175 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4175 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    835 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 835 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Louvain-la-Neuve

750 - 1115 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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