Computer Science & Decision Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English, French
This Computer Science & Decision Systems MSc program at TELECOM Bretagne is aimed at future experts in the design of high-performance support systems for data mining, knowledge extraction and decision aiding. This Masters program also offers a gateway to PhD studies.



In the last few decades, companies have accumulated overwhelming amounts of data, be it textual (reports, emails, phone call transcripts, etc.), numeric (sales figures, meteorological data, etc.) or binary (images, audio, sensor data, etc.). Using statistical “data mining” methods, one can detect tendencies, hidden patterns and knowledge nuggets, and use them to make strategic decisions. This process is of crucial importance in all sectors of activity, and in particular for business, science, politics, security, healthcare, etc. This Computer Science & Decision Systems programme is offered by TELECOM Bretagne.

Competencies Acquired

Thanks to Telecom Bretagne's expertise in postgraduate education and research, high-level competencies are acquired not only in technical/scientific fields but also in team working, written and oral communication, innovation and project management.

Last but not least, French language is also one of the competencies acquired, beneficial for working in France and other French-speaking countries or for French companies abroad.

Typical Jobs
  • Data Miner
  • Analyst
  • Analytics Manager
  • R&D Engineer
  • Consulting Expert
  • Decision Support System Designer
  • Software developer
  • Business analyst
  • Researcher and Academic.


This master is accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and fully complies with the EHEA system.

Programme Structure

Year 1 (M1)
  • Communication Networks Basics
  • Mathematical Tools
  • Probability Theory, Statistics & Digital Signal Processing
  • Computer Science Fundamentals
  • Computer Science Tools
  • Decision Theory & Data Mining
  • Projects & Workshops
  • French language classes and cultural immersion
  • Software & Data Engineering
  • Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science
  • Mathematics & Signal Processing
  • Engineering Project
  • French language classes
Year 2 (M2)
  • Statistics (5)
  • Decision Support Systems (5)
  • Knowledge engineering (5)
  • Data Mining (5)
  • Decision-Making Support (5)
  • Project (5)
  • French language classes (3 hours/week)

from March onwards:

  • This semester is spent carrying out a development or research project in an industrial or academic laboratory in France or abroad.
  • Duration: 4-6 months - Typical stipend: 1,000-1,500 Euros/month

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

This programme is aimed at graduates with a Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree obtained after 4 years higher education in either Electronics and/or Computer Science.

Undergraduates can also apply provided that graduation is expected 2 months before the course starts (visa issuing delay).

This programme is for high-level international students. It has to be underlined that a very good level in mathematics is required.

Good knowledge of French is not mandatory before arrival in France, but candidates are encouraged to begin learning French in their home countries, before departure

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Plouzané

640 - 950 EUR/month
Living Costs

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


Telecom Bretagne does its utmost to help students get financial support. Only the best student files with exceptional academic records are submitted to the "Fondation Telecom" and to other institutions mainly related to sponsor companies. The number of scholarships is limited and varies each year depending on the sponsors' donations to the foundations.

Applying for a Fondation Telecom scholarship is not a specific application process. Students simply have to mention their request in the funding section of their MSc programme online application. After been admitted and their documents (certified hard copies) have been received at Telecom Bretagne, students are informed about a possible scholarship.

It is important to be aware that Telecom Scholarships for Excellence are aimed at outstanding students graduated from renowned universities only.

Partial fee waivers may be awarded depending on the quality of students' files. Excellent academic records are definitely required for such discounts.

Some costs may be funded by certain French embassies, by our "Fondation Telecom" (up to €14,000) or within the framework of agreements between certain international institutions.

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