Belgium (Catholic University of Leuven) 14 UCL master’s programmes ranked among the world’s best

Fourteen UCL master’s programmes are among the world’s best, according to the recently published Eduniversal world rankings. UCL programmes receiving this international recognition include the master’s programme in actuarial sciences – ranked first in the world – and the master’s programme in entrepreneurship – ranked fourth.

Eduniversal evaluates almost 17,000 programmes at 1,000 universities in 154 countries, thus informing the 4,250,000 students who consult its rankings to help them choose a master’s programme.

For several years, some UCL master’s programmes have consistently ranked among the world’s best in their respective categories, including the above-mentioned degrees in actuarial sciences – ranked first for three consecutive years – and entrepreneurship.

Eduniversal ranked the following UCL master’s degree programmes in the top 25 in their respective categories:

  • actuarial sciences, UCL Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences: first in the ‘insurance and risk management’ category;
  • information and communications, public relations and organisational communications focus: fourth (‘communications’);
  • entrepreneurship: fourth (‘entrepreneurship – interfaculty’) (this degree is supported by BNP Paribas Fortis);
  • management sciences: seventh (‘general management’);
  • human resources management: seventh (‘human resources management’);
  • international business: eighth (‘international management’);
  • public administration: ninth (‘public administration/management’);
  • advanced master’s degree in tax law: tenth (‘taxation’);
  • cybersecurity: 11th (‘business intelligence, knowledge and security management’) (programmed debuted in 2016-17);
  • economics: 17th (‘economics’);
  • environmental science and management: 20th (‘sustainable development and environmental management’);
  • international executive MBA: 21st (‘executive MBA and part-time MBA’);
  • law: 22nd (‘business and commercial law’).

These results are a testament to the quality of the work carried out at UCL. Eduniversal ranked programmes according to three criteria:

  • programme and institution reputation;
  • career opportunities;
  • student satisfaction.



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