M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science: Computer Networks and Distributed Systems

University of Antwerp

24 months
5800 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
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During your study at the Computer Science: Computer Networks and Distributed Systems program offered by University of Antwerp, you can live through a wide variety of applications of computer science. You will get first hand experience in a challenging, creative, dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment where you can contribute to the realisation of international projects.


A degree in Computer Science: Computer Networks and Distributed Systems at the University of Antwerp corresponds with a competent professional with a scientific background. After obtaining the degree you will be able to:

  • adopt new technological developments in the respective disciplines within computer science
  • exploit these developments where applicable in their professional context
  • when required, make original contributions to the further development of the discipline

It is our ambition to offer a unique programme, which is based on recommendations from renowned scientific organisations such as the ACM, IEEE and SIAM. Our programme emphasises deep knowledge and sufficient flexibility and as such our graduates are highly demanded in both industrial as well as academic positions.

Your future

  • In a corporate organisation you can work as a technology consultant, software designer, system developer, software architect, software analyst, web designer and developer, project leader, industrial researcher…
  • Many computer scientists end up in the Research and Development departments of industrial organisations (both large and small) to address technological challenges of all kinds.
  • Your background allows you to deal with fast changing environments; which is a necessary prerequisite for project management positions.
  • A scientific career in academia, where you think about in depth problems of computer science. Together with other scientists and companies you work inside European or international projects on a variety of disciplines.
You can choose between three majors:
  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Data Science
  • Software Engineering

The programme focuses on Research and Development. In contrast to the Dutch programme equivalent, there are no majors/minors such as Education or Management.

The two years are built out of 4 blocks:

  • Master thesis "30 credits" (compulsory)
  • Elective courses "30 credits"
  • General competences "30 credits" (compulsory)
  • Two research internships "15 credits each" (compulsory)
  • Accreditation

    All study programmes at the University of Antwerp received accredidation from NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation).

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Advanced Wireless and 5G networks
    • Computer and network security
    • Future Internet
    • Introduction to performance modelling
    • Modelling of software-intensive systems
    • Reinforcement Learning
    • I-Robotics
    • Advanced networking lab
    • Topics in computer networks

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    120 ECTS


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

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

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    Diploma requirements:

    • academic bachelor of Information Sciences
    • academic bachelor of Computer Science
    • academic bachelor of Engineering Sciences: Computer Science
    After permission from the faculty
    • other academic bachelors

    The programme is taught in English and an academic level of proficiency in this language is imperative.

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      5800 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 5800 EUR per year during 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      962 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.

    Living costs for Antwerpen

    787 - 1230 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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