Master of Mathematical Informatics

Course content

Informatics is now pervasive. At each office IT serves as an essential element of the organization, almost all electronic devices are controlled by software and informatics has made its way into the living room via internet. As a result, the demand for highly qualified IT specialists are soaring, even to the extent that the supply can not keep up with the demand. Furthermore, this increasing social importance implies an increasing demand for quality, which has substantial implications for the education of informatics scpecialists.

The Master of Mathematical Informatics focuses on the mathematical aspects of informatics and the symbiosis between mathematics and computer science takes a central place.
This is reflected in a number of highly interrelated disciplines, such as numerical computing, combinatorial computing, computer algebra, soft computing, formal computing, cryptography, coding theory.
The master thesis gives students the opportunity to deepen in the practical application of mathematical information on civil relevant issues from interdisciplinary scientific research, industry, business and the public sector.

Course structure

The curriculum consists of a basic package of 90 credits, supplemented by a minor of 30 credits. The student can choose either a minor research, a minor education or a minor economics and business administration.

In the first year, the core component consists of 6 courses of 6 credits each. These span the entire field of mathematical computing. The aim is to give students a broad basic training in the field so that in the second year a reasoned choice can be made for the master thesis and the specialized elective courses. In addition, 24 credits are filled with elective courses.

In the second year the master thesis counts for 30 credits. In addition, 6 credits allow for seminars or training, which closely follow the master thesis. In the second year there are 24 credits for elective courses. Students may use 12 credits to choose courses with a widening character rather than a deepening one.

Career perspectives

The graduates of the Master of Mathematical Informatics can go for a job in scientific research, education and in many companies where research and development are a core activity. Your strengths are your problem solving mind, next to conceptualizing and modelling skills. All this of course supported by a thorough knowledge of mathematical informatics.

Admission requirements 


  • For non-Flemish degrees:

the course is open to students with at least a Bachelor degree in the field of informatics or mathematics with minimum 180 credits.

  • For Flemish degrees:

the list of degrees giving access to this master can be consulted in the online course catalogue.


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