Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Introduction

Ranked as one of Europe's top universities, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) combines award-winning research and a range of study programmes with a supportive open-door policy in Brussels, one of the most interesting cities in Europe. Almost 200 years of experience and history await you at its three green, urban campuses.

A young university with a well-established tradition

The single word ‘vrije’ in ‘Vrije Universiteit Brussel’ means ‘free’ and really tells you everything you need to know about the ambition of our university: the promotion of research and thought without dogmas and prejudices. Because studying at VUB, in an open atmosphere of tolerance and diversity, means growing into an independent and critically- thinking individual who can cope with our fast-changing world.

Our students

Over 13,000 students, representing more than 120 nationalities study at VUB in view of the next step in their career. More than 20% of our students are international, making our campus and class rooms vibrant and truly global. Exchange of case studies, cultures, ideas and values is an enriching experience for all our students.

Flexibility - Choice - Guidance

In VUB's eight faculties, students can choose to study and explore beyond their own discipline. VUB offers a full range of Bachelor and Master courses, many of which are taught in English. The key concept in this range of courses is flexibility. The system of majors and minors enables students to plan their studies in a way that best meets their interests. Some of the courses are designed as evening classes, therefore catering to students and professionals alike.

Being a middle sized university has its advantages. First of all, it allows frequent personal contact between students, teachers and teaching assistants. Students are given the opportunity to ask their questions directly to their professors both in class and outside class. This is part of a real direct-contact culture that is well embedded within the university. Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to interact with each other through group assignments within the curriculum and through the various extracurricular activities. VUB alumni are therefore excellent critical thinkers and articulate persons able to network and function remarkably well in society.

All degree programmes offered by the VUB are accredited by the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) ensuringthat they meet predefined quality standards.

A university in the heart of Europe

VUB offers students more than just a great educational experience. Brussels, the heart of Europe and the capital of Belgium is an open invitation to exploring a truly international city. Brussels is the centre of international politics and business. Major political EU institutions are based in Brussels, offering a wide range of career opportunities. The VUB Career Center assists and supports VUB students and young graduates to make an efficient start on the labour market.

Our campuses

Everything you need is at your fingertips and available on-site, near Brussels' bustling city centre: extensive libraries, modern computer labs, state-of-the-art sports facilities, exciting restaurants, interesting cultural activities, language courses and an invaluable Career Centre.

Internationalisation strategy

Internationalization is one of the top priorities in the strategic plan of VUB. VUB attracts well prepared, motivated international students and professors by offering an attractive international and English taught education portfolio.

National and transnational collaboration projects are of crucial importance in ensuring innovative education and cutting edge research. Operating in a network of (inter)national partnerships improves excellence, facilitates exchange of best practices and allows us to guarantee a well-controlled high quality level. VUB makes every effort in creating strong partnerships with academic institutes, both regional and worldwide organisations, industry, policy makers and governments.

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MSc

European Master of Science in Photonics

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The aim of this master program is to educate you to become an engineer and scientist with a firm solid knowledge in photonics and the ability to apply theory into design, realisation and management of photonic systems for a broad range of application domains such as telecom and datacom, display and camera industry, solar energy, biotechnology, medical instrumentation, (bio)sensing applications, laser material processing, ... [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The aim of this master program is to educate you to become an engineer and scientist with a firm solid knowledge in photonics and the ability to apply theory into design, realisation and management of photonic systems for a broad range of application domains such as telecom and datacom, display and camera industry, solar energy, biotechnology, medical instrumentation, (bio)sensing applications, laser material processing, etc. The program provides an in-depth education in photonics, with a focus on both the fundamental science and the engineering of light-based phenomena and systems. Our photonics graduates move into PhD positions in top level research groups all around the world or into industry. The program: - teaches students all the core photonics courses - offers advanced and specialized photonics courses - has a strengthened focus on: ... [-]


Master in Applied Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Master of Applied Computer Science is designed for students who have already completed an academic bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field of exact sciences or engineering, with little or outdated computer science related contents. It develops computer science skills that will complement the primary field of expertise of the student. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering: Applied Computer Science is designed for students who have already completed an academic bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field of exact sciences or engineering, with little or outdated computer science related contents. It develops computer science skills that will complement the primary field of expertise of the student.

 

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Adaptable to your background and field of interest

Since Computer Science has become a diffuse area, we decided to organize this programme in a way that it can be adapted to the background and the field of interest of the student. Students start with a number of courses (depending on their background) summarizing the basic concepts in order to gain enough knowledge to be able to take elective courses and to make a master thesis in their field of interest. All this happens in an academic environment where research is done in all topics with great interaction among the researchers and large involvement of the students.... [-]


Master in Architectural Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Master of Science in Architecture trains designers to realize the synergy between the engineering and the architecture disciplines. [+]

MSc in Architectural Engineering

 

This master is jointly organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel in collaboration with Université Libre de Bruxelles, leading to a joint master's degree.

 

The Master’s programme in Architectural Engineering combines structural engineering and architectural studies with management training.

 

The programme trains you to design large-scale architectural projects that add value to complex, mainly urban, situations. You’ll be working in a design studio, where a variety of aspects related to your task come together: analysing a historical, architectural and urban context, setting up a programme and designing a pleasant building complex with adequate materials, an efficient structure equipped with sustainable techniques. This synergy is to be expected, given the complex and advanced nature of architectural design at Master level. The university manages the interaction between these disciplines and combines it with a scientific attitude. This means you’ll receive a scientific education of a high level, that optimally prepares you for the job market.... [-]


Master in Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

This unique programme offers various specializations. Students can choose from: 1. Herpetology, 2/ Human Ecology, 3. Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology, 4. Environment, Biodiversity and Ecosystems and 5. Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

At the VUB, we offer a strong, research-focused and thesis-based Master programme in which graduate students interact closely with their teachers and supervisors from the first day of their entry. In addition, being located in the heart of Europe, Belgium ensures the proximity of academic and medical institutions, biotechnological know-how, and government agencies to offer the ideal intellectual and career environment.

 

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The programme includes the following profiles  students can choose from: 

1. Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology

This profile introduces students into the study of animal and plant development, microbiology, cell signaling pathways, cytoskeleton dynamics, cancer biology, virology and immunology. More information about this specialization can be found here ... [-]


Master in Biomolecular Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

You already have a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or biomedical science, but you’re still fascinated by the biochemical unity that underlies the world’s biological diversity? Then the master’s in Biomolecular Sciences is [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master is conceived as a multidisciplinary and research-oriented program. The program also aims to develop the habits of mind to perform and manage research in a multidisciplinary and international context. Therefore, our students will also be trained in different aspects of research communication and research management. Biomolecular Sciences is a two-year scientific program that focuses on the biochemical unity that underlies the biological diversity. Biomolecular Science is a rapidly developing discipline in modern life science. It stands at the crossroads of chemical, biological, physical and computational sciences and focuses on the molecular understanding of cellular function. Anticipating this evolution, this Master program will focus on the understanding of cellular processes, biological molecules and their interactions. The two years master is built around 4 subdomains of Biomolecular Sciences: Protein Structure and Function Applied Immunology Advanced Molecular Biology Bioinformatics ... [-]


Master in Business and Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Master’s programme in Business and Technology bridges the gap between modern-day technology and the international world of business. Although the programme is marked by a distinct international flavour and a big focus on IT and innovation, students have the ability to thoroughly personalise their curriculum. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master in Business and Technology, organized by the Solvay Business School of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, focuses on business aspects of modern-day technology. The programme contains advanced business courses, technology courses, as well as courses that combine both perspectives, such as the Entrepreneurship course. This Solvay Master of Business & Technology focuses even more on IT and innovation and has a clear international flavour. Students will have the opportunity to take a number of elective courses in the second year, thus allowing you to personalise your curriculum and specialise more in either business, technology, or both.

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Master in Chemical and Materials Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Chemical and Materials Engineering programme educates students to become innovative engineers who will contribute to their profession and society. [+]

MSc in Chemical and Materials Engineering

 

This master is jointly organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel in collaboration with Université Libre de Bruxelles, leading to a joint master's degree.

 

This master’s programme aims to train students to become engineers employable in fields such as the petrochemical and polymer industry, pharmaceutical industry, food industry, biotechnology, inorganic bulk chemistry, extractive metallurgy and the recycling industry. The programme encompasses two distinct profiles: Process Technology and Materials.

 

 

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PROGRAMME CURRICULUM

In the Process Technology profile, the student is trained to operate in production units, consultant engineering firms and the environmental sector. The Materials profile covers production and development facilities for different types of materials. The master’s programme has a common core of 56 ECTS credits, ensuring a strong mutual interaction and integration between both profiles. The development of environmentally friendly and safe production processes for materials, the shaping and processing of materials into intermediate or finished products, and the optimal integration of materials in other disciplines are strongly related to the optimisation of environmentally friendly chemical processes in general.... [-]


Master in Chemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The MSc in Chemistry aspires to enable students to acquire due knowledge, understanding and practical skills and to gain a duly scientific method of thinking. Students are also enabled to prepare for a teaching career by way of a series of specific elective degree courses. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master in Chemistry is a two-year (120 ECTS) advanced study in chemistry organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a Flemish university located in Brussels, Belgium. This MSc programme combines the expertise in the different research domains of both the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University (UGent).

This master's offers:

a high-level scientific education that combines a solid theoretical background with real hands-on experimental skills and critical thinking; the possibility to work in modern, state-of-the-art laboratories and be part of dynamic interuniversity research groups; a multidisciplinary programme, where you can complement your chosen cluster with electives selected from the profiles research and industry; flexibility to tailor your study programme to meet specific interests; an excellent preparation for a career in education; the possibility to follow part of your programme abroad; a high-level education in vibrant and multicultural Brussels, the capital of Europe. ... [-]

Master in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The main objective of this program is an in-depth understanding of the main aspects of analysis and design of all kinds of advanced load-bearing constructions, as well as of material technology. [+]

MSc in Civil Engineering

 

This master is jointly organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel in collaboration with Université Libre de Bruxelles, leading to a joint master's degree.

 

A major objective of our programme is to developan in-depth understanding of the main aspects of analysis and design of all kinds of constructions and to provide a solid knowledge of material technology. An important issue is the optimisation of the form of structures and the material selection, with due consideration of their environmental impact, sustainability and life-cycle cost. Several systems are considered: conventionally reinforced or pre-stressed, either in steel or concrete, as well as those composed of novel materials like fibre-reinforced material systems. You can also wish to specialise in water resources. Courses on different aspects of water resources management (rivers, urban water, groundwater, water quality) are offered in close collaboration with our Master of Water Resources Engineering programme. ... [-]


Master in Communication Studies: Journalism and Media in Europe

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Master of Communication Studies is a one-year (60 ECTS) academic master with a focus on New Media and Society in Europe. This unique English language programme focuses on the rapidly changing field of media and communication in a European context. The programme takes an original interdisciplinary approach and allows students to concentrate on business, policy and/or user aspects of new media. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

 

The Master of Science in Communication Studies: Journalism and Media in Europe takes a critical and interdisciplinary look at the role of journalism and media in European societies. The Master looks at journalism and media from an economic, political-ideological and policy perspective. It pays attention to the impact of recent economic, political and technological developments on journalism and media. The Master zooms in on media and journalism in a European context, looking comparatively at journalism across Europe and at journalism in the context of European integration. It makes optimal use of Brussels with its range of European and international institutions and the many media, journalism and communication professionals working in and around those institutions. ... [-]


Master in Communication Studies: New Media and Society in Europe

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Master of Communication Studies is a one-year (60 ECTS) academic master with a focus on New Media and Society in Europe. This unique English language... [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

 

The Master of Communication Studies is a one-year (60 ECTS) academic master with a focus on New Media and Society in Europe. This unique English language programme focuses on the rapidly changing field of media and communication in a European context. The programme takes an original interdisciplinary approach and allows students to concentrate on business, policy and/or user aspects of new media. New Media and Society in Europe takes an original interdisciplinary approach to new media and allows students to concentrate on business, policy and/or user aspects of new media.

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PROGRAMME CURRICULUM

The programme consists of two semesters. It comprises one set of compulsory courses and one set of optional courses. The optional courses allow students to focus on three specific fields: business and markets, policy and governance, user aspects of new media and society in Europe. Instead of choosing from the optional courses, students can decide to do an internship. More details about the programme's curriculum can be found here. ... [-]

Master in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

ThisMaster programme provides students with a deeper understanding and knowledge of various specializations of computer science and prepares them for an active role in computer science research and development. The following specializations are offered: Artificial Intelligence, Multimedia, Software Languages and Software Engineering and Web & Information Systems. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This English-speaking programme is designed for students with a solid, basic academic background in computer science (Bachelor in Computer Science). The objectives of the programme are to provide a deeper understanding and knowledge of various specializations of computer science and to prepare the student for an active role in computer science research and development.

The programme includes the following specializations students can choose from:

1. Artificial intelligence

The focus in this specialization is on building intelligent software artifacts. The theories of complex dynamic systems and self-organization are emphasized starting from the theory of complex dynamic systems as developed in related fields such as mathematics, physics, and biology. More information about this specialization can be found here ... [-]


Master in Economics of Globalisation and European Integration

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Programme offers a scientifically well-founded training in the field of economics of globalisation, international trade and European economic integration. It provides a profound insight into the current scientific knowledge in this field and is supported by scientific research at the partner universities, both at these universities individually and in a network context. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Programme offers a scientifically well-founded training in the field of economics of globalisation, international trade and European economic integration. It provides a profound insight into the current scientific knowledge in this field and is supported by scientific research at the partner universities, both at these universities individually and in a network context. The Programme leads to an in-depth understanding in the following core fields: Advanced Microeconomics Advanced Macroeconomics Open Economy Macroeconomics Economics of Globalisation Economics of European Integration International Trade: Theory and Policy As a master degree in economics should also include a strong quantitative component, Applied Econometrics is taught as an additional core discipline. The Programme consists of 60 ECTS credits, the taught part of the programme consisting of 45 credits and the dissertation having a weight of 15 credits. One credit is roughly equivalent to 25 working hours (lectures, assignments and study time).... [-]


Master in Educational Sciences: Curriculum Design and Innovation

Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The two-year Master in Educational Sciences aims to prepare students for academic and professional interventions in the field of educational innovation. It prepares students for research into the nature, development and features of educational actors, institutions, related policies, and processes in educational development and educational practices. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The two-year Master in Educational Sciences aims to prepare students for academic and professional interventions in the field of educational innovation. It prepares students for research into the nature, development and features of educational actors, institutions, related policies, and processes in educational development and educational practices.

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The programme consists of two years and includes an internship and master thesis ; during the second year. It comprises one set of compulsory courses and one set of optional courses. The optional courses allow students to focus on specific aspects of educational practice and research and further deepen their knowledge.... [-]


Master in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

This course has as general aim to form competent engineers who can contribute to our society, on all levels and in different fields of application. [+]

MSc in Electrical Engineering

 

The programme combines a rigorous scientific and technical education with the development of practical skills. It encourages independence, creativity and inventiveness, and it shapes competent engineers who can contribute to society on many – if not all – levels. This programme is part of Bruface, which means it is organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel jointly with Université Libre de Bruxelles. This allows students to use the adjacent infrastructures of both institutions, as well as giving them the opportunity to study in a multicultural context.

 The course aims at forming engineers adapted to the actual needs of our society. They have also a broad overview of the impact of electronics and informatics on industry, on economics and on the world-wide trade and commerce.... [-]


Master in Electromechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The MSc in Electromechanical Engineering programme trains engineers with scientific and technological efficiency. [+]

MSc in Electromechanical Engineering

 

Multidisciplinary training with an in-depth specialisation The two-year Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering integrates the study of electrical and mechanical engineering and research. This unique combination encourages a wide perspective, offering you the ability to bridge the gap between these two fields later on in your professional career. The multidisciplinary programme is complemented with an in-depth specialisation in one of four majors: Aeronautics, Energy, Mechatronics-Construction or Vehicle Technology and Transport .

 The specialisation in one of these disciplines starts in the first year, setting you off with a strong set of skills in the chosen field. As a graduate of this programme, you benefit from a compromise between a broad electromechanical engineering education that prepares you for work in design and management and a specialisation in a particular discipline. The programme guarantees a high level of education thanks to the well-qualified academic staff and their link with specialists from research institutes and the industry. As a result, our graduates are known for their immediate wide-ranging employability.... [-]


Master in Geography

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The interuniversity Master’s programme in Geography offers a comprehensive training in spatial approaches to social and/or natural phenomena. As such, it offers a wholly different, fundamentally multidisciplinary and very exciting point of view to a whole lot of events and processes. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master of Geography programme is a two-year advanced study organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the K.U.Leuven. This interuniversity master’s programme provides the students with comprehensive training in spatial approaches to social and/or natural phenomena.The global aim of the master’s programme is to generate geographers that can play an active role in contemporary society.The following specialisations are offered:

1. GIS and Spatial Modeeling More details about the programme's curriculum can be found here 2. City, Society and Space More details about the programme's curriculum can be found here 3. Earth and Climate More details about the programme's curriculum can be found here ... [-]

Master in International Business

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The MSc in International Business (formerly known as Management Science) is a 2-year, full-time programme organised by the Solvay Business School of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It targets student with academic bachelor’s degrees in Business Economics or Management who are looking for an English-language master’s programme with a distinct international and multidisciplinary flavour, and in an international setting. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

 

The MSc. in International Business (formerly known as MSc in Management Science) is a 2-year, full-time programme organised by the Solvay Business School of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It targets students - both Belgian and foreign - with academic bachelor’s degrees in Business Economics or Management (see below) who are looking for an English-language master’s programme with a distinct international and multidisciplinary flavour, and in an international setting.

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PROGRAMME CURRICULUM

The first year consists of compulsory courses, each consisting of 6 ECTS (credits): 1st year (compulsory) courses: International Trade Advanced Finance Advanced Accounting and International Financial Statements Competitive Strategy Information Systems Strategy and Management Paper European Economic Integration International Business Law Governance, Law, and Policy of the European Union Advanced Marketing But in the second year, apart from the Master’s thesis and the internship, there are only two compulsory courses, and a set of electives students can choose from. This allows students to personalise their curriculum by picking elective courses. 2nd year compulsory courses: Corporate Social Responsability Multinational Strategic Planning Master Thesis Advanced International Economics 2nd year elective courses: students can select up to 4 courses from the list Internship Global Banking IT Modeling and Economics Project Management Risk Management Databases Supply Chain Management EU Competition Policy Decision Analyticss ... [-]


Master in Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

The MSc in Management provides a broad overview of management domains. The programme is designed for people without a related background in business economics or management, but who wish to broaden their academic knowledge on the subject. This master offers theoretical knowledge and scientific insights, but is geared towards practical skills and applications. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The MSc in Management provides a broad overview of management domains. The programme is designed for people without a related background in business economics or management, but who wish to broaden their academic knowledge on the subject.

This master offers theoretical knowledge and scientific insights, but is geared towards practical skills and applications. Classes are given by a group of professors from both academia and the professional world in order to ensure the link between theory and practice.

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PROGRAMME CURRICULUM

As the MSc in Management is only taught during the evenings, the programme is easily accessible for people combining a job with their studies. However, combining a job with a fulltime study programme is quite demanding. Therefore, we recommend to spread the programme in time (over 2 or more years). Course content: Financial and Managerial Accounting Supply Chain Management Informatics for Management Management and Strategy Human Resources Management Strategic Marketing Master Thesis Corporate Finance and Investment Analysis Following an addiitonal preparatory programme is obligatory for all students and can be combined with the Master programme within the same academic year. Only holders of an academic degree in engineering with a minor (of minimum 18 ECTS credits) in management are exempted from the preparatory programme. ... [-]

Master in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans and Lakes)

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The interuniversity master’s programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to marine and lacustrine systems. It integrates physical, chemical, geological, ecological and societal aspects and encourages students to also consider conservational and sustainability features. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The programme provides insight into the diversity and complexity of the life and processes in the oceans, seas, lakes and estuaries and skills to study and manage them. In many cases, this diversity is endangered because the aquatic environment is increasingly coming under pressure—climate change, biodiversity erosion, increasing fishery requirements and overfishing, pollution, developments in aquaculture, coastal reclamation, etc. This 2-year master programme addresses students with a background in Sciences. It provides you with strong fundamental and applied knowledge and prepares you for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine ecosystems. The programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach integrating physical, chemical geological, ecological and societal aspects and including nature conservation and sustainable development. This programme trains students in: ... [-]


Master in Molecular Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The programme aims at strengthening and updating the theoretical and practical skills of young scientists from developing countries who are already involved in either human or animal health care, or agricultural research. The goal of the programme is not just to transfer technology but rather to train participants to acquire the ability to cope with a wide range of scientific problems and challenges and to provide them with the intellectual tools needed to develop a molecular biological approach to tackle the problems their country is facing. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This Master is an Interuniversity Programme in Molecular Biology (IPMB), jointly organized by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Universiteit Antwerpen, and selected and supported by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS) as one of its international course programmes. Although originally designed to meet the needs of students from developing countries, the programme offers an exquisite opportunity for those who seek re-orientation to enter the fascinating world of molecular biology. Also students in exchange programmes who visit the organizing universities for one or two semesters are most welcome to attend classes and acquire laboratory skills. The programme aims at strengthening and updating the theoretical and practical skills of young scientists from developing countries who are already involved in either human or animal health care, or agricultural research. The goal of the programme is not just to transfer technology but rather to train participants to acquire the ability to cope with a wide range of scientific problems and challenges and to provide them with the intellectual tools needed to develop a molecular biological approach to tackle the problems their country is facing. ... [-]


Master in Nuclear Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Master of Nuclear Engineering is a demanding programme where students with high level backgrounds in engineering investigate highly theoretical subjects such as neutron physics, fluid flow and heat transfer modelling, and apply them to reactor design, nuclear safety and plant operation & control. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Advanced Master of Nuclear Engineering is a demanding programme where students with high level backgrounds in engineering investigate highly theoretical subjects such as neutron physics, fluid flow and heat transfer modelling, and apply them to reactor design, nuclear safety and plant operation & control. At a more interdisciplinary level, the programme includes important areas of material science, with a particular interest in the fuel cycle. Radiation protection and nuclear measurements are included in the programme. All subjects are taught by academics appointed by the partner universities, while the practical exercises and laboratory sessions are supervised by members of the researcher staff of SCK•CEN. The final thesis offers an opportunity for an internship in industry or a research laboratory. BNEN grants are available for full-time students. ... [-]


Master in Physical Land Resources

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Master of Physical Land Resources has two specializations: Soil Science (organized by the Universiteit Gent) and Land Resources Engineering (organized by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel). During your training you acquire a profound knowledge of pedology, soil physics and chemistry, soil mineralogy, soil prospection and classification, statistics and computer science, climatology and meteorology. Depending on the chosen modules you can specialize in the fields of: land evaluation, soil fertility, soil-water management... [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The M.Sc. degree programme in Physical Land Resources is organised jointly by the University of Gent and the Free University of Brussels. Lectures from both Universities are providing the courses the programme. The objective of the course is to provide an academic training in research and modern applications in the field of inventarisation, analysis, use and management of physical land resources and to prepare the students for tasks in development projects, at experimental stations and in education, research and services in government institutions and universities. The M.Sc. degree programme in Physical Land Resources is a two year, full time course. The first year, organised at the University of Ghent, provides a fundamental basis in physical land resources, with a major in either Soil Science or Land Resources Engineering. The second year offers specialised courses in one of the two majors: Soil Science or Land Resources Engineering. The students have to prepare a dissertation. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an M.Sc. degree in Physical Land Resources. The course curriculum of the major in soil science is organised at the University of Ghent, whereas all courses of the major in Land Resources Engineering are organised at the Free University of Brussels. Students in Land Resources Engineering have to reside in Brussels during the second year. ... [-]


Master in Physics and Astronomy

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Master in Physics and Astronomy is a two-year (120 ECTS) advanced study in physics organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a Flemish university located in Brussels, Belgium. This MSc programme combines the expertise in the different research domains of both the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University (UGent). [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master in Physics and Astronomy is a two-year (120 ECTS) advanced study in physics organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a Flemish university located in Brussels, Belgium. This MSc programme combines the expertise in the different research domains of both the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University (UGent).

This master's offers:

a broad scientific formation with a wide range of career opportunities; the possibility to do research for your Master thesis in experimental and theoretical research groups with a strong, international reputation; the presence of the famous International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, where Nobel Prize laureates and other top researchers are regular visitors; internship possibilities at CERN and other research institutions, as well as the possibility to do an internship in business; a high-level education in vibrant and multicultural Brussels, the capital of Europe. ... [-]

Master in Urban Studies (4CITIES)

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Master in Urban Studies (4CITIES) is a unique two-year interdisciplinary and international programme. 4CITIES takes students to Brussels, Copenhagen, Vienna, Madrid and a number of surrounding cities. The programme adds a European perspective to the field of Urban Studies: it wants to break up and to open the national perspective on urban problems. The growing importance of globalisation and the shift towards a world of flows calls for a new approach in important fields of urban policy like culture, economy, planning… [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master in Urban Studies (4CITIES) is a unique two-year interdisciplinary and international programme. 4CITIES takes students to Brussels, Copenhagen, Vienna, Madrid and a number of surrounding cities. The programme adds a European perspective to the field of Urban Studies: it wants to break up and to open the national perspective on urban problems. The growing importance of globalisation and the shift towards a world of flows calls for a new approach in important fields of urban policy like culture, economy, planning…

The strength of the programme results from the integration of analytical skills typical for the (social-) sciences and the more design oriented skills of planning and architecture. The need for interdisciplinary knowledge and skills as opposed to the more narrowly defined academic disciplines is strong. ... [-]


Master in Water Resources Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Interuniversity Programme in Water Resources Engineering has a long tradition of research and education in the field of water engineering. As a cooperation between Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, this Master's programme is built upon a sound and comprehensive engineering approach to the management and exploitation of available water resources. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This programme is jointly organized by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It is one of the International Course Programmes supported by the Flemish Interuniversity Council. The first year of this master's programme contains only compulsory courses (60SP) on mathematics, statistics, hydraulics, groundwater and surface water hydrology, irrigation agronomy, aquatic ecology, water quality, GIS and remote sensing, hydrologic data processing and measurements.

In the second year (60SP), most courses are organized as workshops and linked to an integrated project. Three workshops have to be selected among the following: groundwater modelling, soil water modelling, irrigation design and management, surface water modelling, river modelling, urban hydrology and advanced aquatic ecology.... [-]


MA

Master in Linguistics and Literary Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

Our Master’s programme offers you the unique possibility to take courses in linguistics and literary studies in up to six different languages and to specialise in one specific language-related scientific discipline and in one or two specific languages. The programme of the Multilingual Master contains courses in the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The programme is built up of three components: the required courses, the choice for one language or two languages, and a multilingual profile. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

Linguistics and literary studies are among the most fascinating studies, especially in a city like Brussels where more languages are spoken than anywhere else in Flanders, Belgium or Europe. A Master’s student in linguistics and literary Studies gets access to other languages and cultures which opens up new horizons of understanding. Our multilingual Master's programme prepares students for a globalized labour market where multilingualism is increasingly becoming a necessity. The internationally oriented city of Brussels is the perfect location to personally experience the diverse aspects of multilingualism and multiculturalism. Our Master’s programme offers you the unique possibility to take courses in linguistics and literary studies in up to six different languages and to specialise in one specific language-related scientific discipline and in one or two specific languages. The programme of the Multilingual Master contains courses in the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The programme is built up of three components: the required courses, the choice for one language or two languages, and a multilingual profile. ... [-]


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