Computer Science: Computer Networks and Distributed Systems

University of Antwerp

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
5800 EUR/year
947 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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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:
    • Distributed computing
    • Introduction to performance modelling
    • Mobile and wireless networks
    • Modelling of software-intensive systems
    • Data mining
    • Computer and network security
    • Advanced performance modelling
    • Bioinformatics
    • Selected topics in software engineering
    • Software reengineering
    For more information please visit our website

    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.

    English requirements

    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
    IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • academic bachelor of Information Sciences
    • academic bachelor of Computer Science
    • academic bachelor of Engineering Sciences: Computer Science
    • other academic bachelors

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      5800 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      947 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 947 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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    Updated over a year ago

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    Computer Science: Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
    University of Antwerp


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