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contents
 3   Introduction

 4   Glossary

 6   Master of American Studies

 8   Master of Advanced Studies in Linguistics

10   Erasmus Mundus: European Master in Law and Economics

12   Master of European Criminology and Criminal Justice Systems

14   Master of Advanced Studies in European and Comparative Law

16   Master of Marketing Analysis

18   Master of Banking and Finance

20   Master of Nematology

22   European Master of Science in Nematology

24   Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

26   Master of Statistical Data Analysis

28   Erasmus Mundus MSc in Photonics

32   European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics

36   Master of Textile Engineering

38   Master of Nuclear Engineering

40   Master of Science of Nutrition and Rural development

44   Erasmus Mundus International MSc in Rural Development

48   Master of Science of Aquaculture

50   Master of Science of Food Technology

52   Master of Science of Environmental Sanitation

54   Master of Science of Physical Land Resources

56   Master of Laboratory Animal Science

58   Master of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences

60   Postgraduate Studies in Logic, History and Philosophy of Science

62   Postgraduate Studies in Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology

64   Postgraduate Studies in Meteorology and Numerical Weather Prediction

66   Postgraduate Studies in Fire Safety Engineering




     Information in this brochure has been updated in June 2008.
introduction




This brochure presents a compilation of the 23 international
Masters of Ghent University (Belgium) and 4 English post-
graduate courses.

Information is provided on the objectives and the content of
each international programme as well as details regarding the
entrance requirements, the place of lectures, useful addresses,
tuition fees, etc…
The tuition fee mentioned with each master may vary slightly
from year to year.

This brochure is merely an introduction and it is not possible to
present a complete picture of the variety of masters on just a
few pages. We therefore refer to the online up-to-date infor-
mation:

•	 Information	on	the	content	of	the	programmes	can	be	found	
   in the online course catalogue of Ghent University
   (www.UGent.be > prospective students > course catalogue).

Attention: In the course catalogue all study programmes have
been translated into English on behalf of international students
and researchers. However, this does not mean that the lan-
guage of instruction is automatically English as well; it is either
Dutch or English. The courses mentioned in this brochure are
entirely taught in English. Besides these programmes, within
the framework of continuing education, there are also a limit-
ed number of English courses available (see online course cata-
logue, classified per faculty).

•	 Most	masters	have	their	own	website	with	specific	informa-
   tion (the address can be found with each master in this
   brochure).



For information and advice                                            Low Countries Studies
Ghent University                                                      Low Countries Studies is a programme for exchange students
Study Career Service                                                  and other foreign students and researchers who are already
Adviescentrum voor Studenten                                          studying or working as a researcher at Ghent University and
Sint-Pietersplein 7, B-9000 Gent                                      who want to learn more about Flanders, Belgium and the
internationalstudents@UGent.be                                        Netherlands. The students are given a broad overview of various
T +32 (0) 9 264 70 00 F + 32 (0)9 264 35 79                           aspects of Flemish society and everyday customs in Flanders.
www.UGent.be > English > international students                       More	information:	http://www.lowcountries.ugent.be/




                                                                                                                                 3
Glossary


Academic bachelor degrees
Bachelor programmes comprise 180 ECTS credits (3 years).
Successful students are awarded the degree of bachelor.

Academic master degrees
comprise either 60 ECTS credits (1 year), 120 ECTS credits (2 years),
180 ECTS credits (3 years) or 240 credits (4 years).
Master	programmes	build	further	on	the	knowledge	acquired	
during the appropriate bachelor degree, bringing the student
to an advanced level of knowledge and competences in a spe-
cific field of study. The programme is concluded by a master’s
dissertation: an important part of the assessment. Successful
students are awarded the degree of master.

Advanced master degrees
comprise 60 ECTS credits (1 year) and provide high standard
specialization opportunities for holders of a particular master
degree.	They	aim	at	deepening	the	knowledge	and/or	compe-
tences in a certain field of study.
These programmes are open to students who hold a master
degree or a four year bachelor degree; a preparatory course
may	 be	 required.	 The	 programme	 is	 concluded	 by	 a	 master’s	
dissertation; an important part of the assessment. Successful
students are awarded the degree of master.

Postgraduate studies
Postgraduate studies are study programmes of minimum 20
ECTS credits.
They constitute study and learning paths intended to enable
students	 to	 explore	 the	 competences	 acquired	 upon	 comple-
tion of a bachelor’s or master’s study, in greater depth and
scope, as part of their further professional training. Successful
students are awarded a postgraduate certificate, in some cases
conferring	a	legally	recognized	professional	qualification.	

Erasmus Mundus
Erasmus	 Mundus	 Master	 Courses	 are	 high-quality	 course	 pro-
grammes	 at	 Master	 level,	 which	 were	 selected	 for	 funding	 by	
the European Commission. Each course programme is offered
by a consortium of universities which are situated in different
European	 countries.	 Students	 of	 an	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 Master	
Course study in at least two of these countries. After success-
fully completing the programme students are awarded a recog-
nized double, multiple or joint diploma.

Credits
Credits are based on ECTS-principles. At Ghent University 60
credits constitute a fulltime programme of approximately one
academic	year.	One	credit	equals	25	(max.	30)	hours	of	educa-
tion, study and assessment activities.




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Master of American Studies
Organised jointly by Ghent University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Antwerp, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

60 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master




course content                                      course structure                                         career perspectives
Perhaps the most important international            The four organising universities (Antwerp,               The	MA	in	American	Studies	is	tailored	to	
relationship of the 21st century is being           Ghent, Louvain and Brussels) collaborate                 everyone who stands to profit from a bet-
forged today between the European Union             to	 offer	 courses	 that	 are	 unique	 to	 the	          ter understanding of the USA for their
and the United States. On every major               program.	 The	 Master	 consists	 of	 eight	              future careers, whether as a journalist,
issue, from economics over defence plan-            courses (four per semester), half of which               interpreter, diplomat, academic or employee
ning to social policy, the agreements and           are situated in the field of "American                   of an American company. Students with a
the differences between Europe and the              Culture". The topics of these cultural                   special interest in the States but without
U.S. are felt not just on these two conti-          courses may vary from one year to the                    any professional ambitions in this direction
nents, but around the world. Increasingly,          next. In addition, all students take the fol-            are of course also cordially invited.
policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic          lowing four core courses: The Contem-
are finding that a keen understanding of            porary American Economy; American Law
history, the values and the social context          and the American Legal System; American
of	the	other	are	essential	requirements	to	         Government; American History. In addi-
successful discussion, negotiation and joint        tion to meeting the eight specific course
undertakings in culture, business and gov-          requirements	 students	 also	 write	 a	 final	
ernment between Europe and America.                 research paper on a topic of their choice
The	 Master	 in	 American	 Studies	 offers	         within the subject area of the program.
complete and up-to-date information on
the United States. By offering a diverse              Master dissertation                                    Brussels. Earlier TOEFL or IELTS results may be
range	 of	 courses,	 the	 MA	 program	 seeks	         The	 master	 dissertation	 is	 a	 requirement	 for	    used, but the on-site interview and writing test
to present a balanced picture that allows             every candidate to obtain a master degree. The         remain compulsory. Off-site interviews and writ-
                                                      master dissertation is an original piece of            ing tests can only lead to a provisional accept-
you to reach a more encompassing, in-
                                                      research work. It aims to develop and strength-        ance into the program and need to be validated
depth understanding of the country and its            en the research capacity skills of the students.       through an on-site interview and writing test
culture. With a total of 8 courses, ranging           The student selects a topic and is given guidance      upon arrival in Belgium. If the latter are deemed
from law and economics to history, politics           by a promoter or supervisor. The master disserta-      insufficient the student may still be refused
and various expressions of culture, in addi-          tion consists of a literature review part, a theo-     entry into the program.
tion to a final thesis, this full-time program        retical reflection and an original analysis of the
                                                                                                             Application deadline
                                                      topic. The master dissertation will consist of
allows students both to develop an over-                                                                     > General deadlines:
                                                      10,000 – 12,000 words and is worth a third of the
view and to zoom in on specific topics.                                                                      •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
                                                      marks of the whole degree.
                                                                                                             •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June
                                                      Admission requirements > diploma
                                                                                                             Enrolling institution
                                                      Students can apply if they have an initial Belgian
                                                                                                             Application/registration	 takes	 place	 at	 the	
                                                      master’s degree (or ‘licentiaat‘) or a non-Belgian
                                                                                                             University of Antwerp (UA), Belgium. Practical
                                                      degree that is granted after a minimum pro-
                                                                                                             details are provided by the program coordina-
                                                      gram of four years of full-time study.
                                                                                                             tor. To be able to register applicants need to
                                                      Language requirements                                  have sent in all necessary documents to the coor-
                                                      Candidates have to pass an initial English test        dinator, have taken the on-site interview and
                                                      (TOEFL or IELTS) as well as an oral and written        writing test and have received a letter of accept-
                                                      proficiency test that is organized in-house.           ance from the coordinator. This procedure needs
                                                      The following students are exempted from this          to be completed before the end of September.
                                                      obligation:                                            Tuition fee
                                                      •	 Belgian students who hold a degree in Germanic      Min	750	EUR	and	max	2,000	EUR	(no	extra	costs	
                                                         Languages and Literatures including English;        other than course materials)
                                                      •	 Belgian	students	who	hold	a	degree	in	transla-
                                                         tion or interpreting including English;             Scholarships
                                                      •	 Native	speakers	of	English.	                        A limited number of scholarships for students
                                                      Further exemptions at the discretion of the pro-       from	 developing	 countries	 is	 available.	 More	
                                                      gram director.                                         information can be found on www.ua.ac.be >
                                                                                                             English > Foreign Degree Students
                                                      The necessary minimum score is 600 on the
                                                      paper-based/institutional	 TOEFL	 test	 or	 250	 on	   Start/end of the programme
                                                      the external computer-based TOEFL test, or 7.5         One year programme
                                                      on the IELTS. An in-house TOEFL test (followed         Start academic year: last week of September
                                                      by the oral and written proficiency test) will be
                                                      held at the Center for American Studies in

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MASTER                                      ECTS


GENERAL COURSES                             40

The Contemporary American Economy             5
American Law and the American
Legal System                                  5
American Government                           5
American History: Colonization to
the Cold War                                  5
Culture 1: Film Noir: A Hollywood Genre
in Its Social Context                         5
Culture 2: Segregated America, 1865-1965      5
Culture 3: New York City in Fiction,
1975-2000                                     5
Culture	4:	The	American	Way	of	Religion		     5

MASTER DISSERTATION                         20




CONTACT


Registration	takes	place	at	the	University	of	
Antwerp (UA), either in person or in writing.
Ghent University Faculty of Arts and
Philosophy - English Department
Prof. Gert Buelens
Rozier	44,	9000	Gent	-	Phone	+	32	(0)9	264	37	00
Gert.Buelens@UGent.be
University of Antwerp
Department of Literature
Prof. dr. Bart Eeckhout (program coordinator)
Prinsstraat 13, room D.139, 2000 Antwerp
Phone + 32 (0)3 220 43 29
Bart.Eeckhout@ua.ac.be
Center for American Studies			Royal	Library
Ms.	Myriam	Lodeweyckx
Keizerslaan 4 (Boulevard de l’Empereur),
1000 Brussels - Phone + 32 (0)2 519 55 23
cas@kbr.be

Information about program and online
application:
www.kbr.be/cas/AmericanStudies/ma_program.
html



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Master of Advanced Studies in Linguistics
Organised jointly by Ghent University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Antwerp, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Main subjects: COGNITIVE AND FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS • INTERDISCIPLINARY LINGUISTICS • MULTILINGUAL AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING
AND TEACHING • LINGUISTIC RESEARCH IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE



course content                                  career perspectives
The	Master	of	Advanced	Studies	in	Linguis-      This master’s programme is not labour
tics is a one-year interuniversity programme    market oriented; it is an excellent prepa-
aimed at students who have already              ration for students who want to start a
acquired	a	good	background	in	linguistics	      research project (PhD) in the field of lin-
or language-related fields of study. The        guistics.
participating Flemish institutions are
Ghent University, Katholieke Universiteit
Leuven, University of Antwerp and Vrije
Universiteit Brussel.



course structure
Students choose four courses (of 6 credits
each): one or two from the set of back-
ground courses; two or three specializa-
tion courses (with at least two from one
specific area of specialization, which will
also be the area of the master thesis and
of	 the	 intensive	 course	 work	 and/or	         Master dissertation                                           a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
                                                  The	 master	 dissertation	 is	 a	 requirement	 for	           mum two (2) years old);
apprenticeship in the 2nd semester). If
                                                  every candidate to obtain a master degree. The             •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
only one background course is taken, a
                                                  master dissertation is an original piece of                   Language Centre confirming proficiency in
third specialization course may be chosen         research work. It aims to develop and strengthen              English.
from the set listed for a different area of       the research capacity skills of the students. The          >	 Specific	language	requirements:
specialization, provided that there is a          student selects a topic and is given guidance by           each faculty may impose specific language
clear link and the local coordinator at the       a promoter or supervisor. The master dissertation          requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be	
                                                  consists of a critical bibliography review part, a
university of enrollment agrees.
                                                  theoretical reflection and an original analysis of         Application deadline
                                                  the topic.                                                 > General deadlines:
- Cognitive and Functional Analysis -                                                                        •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
                                                  Admission requirements > diploma
   Katholieke Universiteit Leuven                                                                            •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June	
                                                  •		For	non-Flemish	degrees:
- Interdisciplinary Linguistics - University      	 Students	 who	 have	 a	 Master	 in	 Linguistics	 or	     Enrolling institution
   of Antwerp                                        in	Linguistics	and	Literature	or	equivalent	and	        Students enroll at the university of their choice,
-	 Linguistic	 Research	 in	 a	 Comparative	         who have successfully submitted a master dis-           in keeping with their preferred area of speciali-
   Perspective - Ghent University                    sertation on a linguistic topic.                        zation. It is possible to follow courses from the
                                                  •	 For	Flemish	degrees:	                                   other participating universities since there is a
-	 Multilingual	 foreign	 language	 learning	
                                                     The exhaustive list of degrees giving access to         close co-operation between the different uni-
   and teaching - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
                                                     this master can be consulted in the online              versities.
                                                     course catalogue.                                       Tuition fee
Students may enroll at the university of
                                                  Language requirements                                      •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 pro-
their choice, in keeping with their pre-
                                                  >	 General	language	requirements:                             gramme	(60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR
ferred area of specialization. It is possible                                                                •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 devel-
                                                  the applicant must prove to have an advanced
to follow courses from the other partici-         knowledge of the English language by providing:               oping	countries	:	80	EUR
pating Universities since there is a close        •	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	        (this fee does not include expenses such as course
co-operation between the different uni-              applicant has successfully completed at least           books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)

versities.                                           one year of a study programme of which the
                                                                                                             Scholarships
                                                     medium of instruction was English, either at
                                                                                                             > offered by Ghent University for master studies:
                                                     an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary
                                                                                                             a limited number of grants awarded on a com-
                                                     School;
                                                                                                             petitive basis – see: www.UGent.be > interna-
                                                  •	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	
                                                                                                             tional students > international degree students
                                                     550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from
                                                                                                             > general information about grants:
                                                     2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87
                                                                                                             http://www.highereducation.be
                                                     (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643
                                                                                                             http://www.studyinflanders.be
                                                     - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;
                                                  •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	      Start/end of the programme
                                                     an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an           One year programme
                                                     original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	       Start academic year: last week of September

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60 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master



MASTER                                       ECTS

                                                     Interdisciplinary Linguistics (UA)
 GENERAL COURSES                            6-12
                                                     Two or three courses so that the curriculum
 One or two courses so that the curriculum           amounts to 60 credits:
 amounts to 60 credits:                              Pragmatics: Theoretical Perspectives
 Computational Tools for Linguistics           6     Applied to Language in the Public Sphere        6
 Corpus Linguistics                            6     The Pragmatics of Intercultural and
 Language Data and Linguistic Objects          6     International Communication                     6
 Linguistics and Neurosciences                 6     Linguistic Anthropology                         6
 Linguistic Typology                           6     Psycholinguistics:	The	Reading	and	
 Psycholinguistic	Methods	and	Language	              Writing Process                                 6
 Acquisition		                                 6     Developmental Psycholinguistics                 6
 Theory and Praxis of Discourse Analysis       6     Multilingualism		                               6
 Theory Formation in Synchronic and                  Cognitive Artificial Intelligence               6
 Diachronic Linguistics                        6     Automatic Text Understanding                    6
                                                     Linguistic Theories and Artificial Intelligence 6
 CLUSTERS                                 24-30      Interdisciplinary Linguistics: intensive course
                                                     and/or	apprenticeship	
 Linguistic Research in a Comparative                courses may also be chosen from:
 Perspective (UGent)                                 Master	in	Artificial	Intelligence	and	Advanced
                                                     Master	in	Language	and	Speech	Processing)		 12
 Two or three courses so that the curriculum
 amounts to 60 credits:                              Multilingual and Foreign Language
 Diachronic Comparative Linguistics           6      Learning and Teaching (VUB)
 Language Variation and Change                6
                                                     Two or three courses so that the curriculum
 Contrastive Linguistics: Syntax and Lexicon 6
                                                     amounts to 60 credits:
 Contrastive Linguistics: Semantics
                                                     Approaches to Language Teaching and
 and Pragmatics                               6
                                                     Learning	for	Multilingual	Education		        6
 Linguistic	Research	in	a	Comparative	
                                                     Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language
 Perspective: intensive course               12
                                                     Teaching                                     6
 Cognitive and Functional                            Language Contact and Language Planning 6
 Linguistics (KULeuven)                              Multilingual	and	Foreign	Language	
                                                     Learning and Teaching: intensive course
 Two or three courses so that the curriculum
                                                     and apprenticeship                          12
 amounts to 60 credits:
 Comparison of Cognitive and Functional
                                                     MASTER DISSERTATION                           24
 Theories, and their Position in the History of 6
 Grammar: Theory and Description                6
 Text Linguistics                               6
 Lexical Semantics                              6
 Usage-based Approaches to Language
 Change                                         6
 Cognitive and Functional Linguistics:
 intensive	course	and/or	apprenticeship		      12




                                                     CONTACT


                                                     Ghent University
                                                     Faculty of Arts and Philosophy -
                                                     English Department
                                                     Prof.	Mieke	Van	Herreweghe
                                                     Rozier	44,	9000	Gent
                                                     Phone + 32 (0)9 264 37 90
                                                     Mieke.VanHerreweghe@UGent.be
Erasmus Mundus:
European Master in Law and Economics
60 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master




the Erasmus Mundus Programme                        course content                                   new European 'ius commune' in which
by the European Commission                          Borders in Europe are becoming less and          insights of Law and Economics are to play
The	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 programme	 is	 a	 co-         less meaningful. For law studies, interna-       an important role.
operation and mobility programme in the             tionalisation creates a specific problem.
field of higher education organised by the          Due to the increasing importance of spe-
European Commission. It aims to enhance             cific regulations regarding areas such as        course structure
quality	in	European	higher	education	and	           social security, industrial policy, protection   The study programme comprises three
to promote intercultural understanding              of	 the	 environment,	 equal	 treatment	 of	     kinds of courses. In order to make law
through co-operation with third coun-               minority groups etc., the legal systems in       students more familiar with basic eco-
tries.                                              the different European countries became          nomic reasoning, some courses are more
                                                    increasingly divergent. By the evolution of      economic in orientation.
The programme is intended to strengthen             the law, the traditional common stand-           Some courses deal with comparative law
European co-operation and international             ards for comparative law are becoming            in order to internationalize the legal back-
links in higher education by supporting             less and less relevant. New standards of         ground of the students.
high-quality	European	Masters	Courses,	by	          comparison seem to be necessary.                 Most	 courses	 deal	 directly	 with	 the	 eco-
enabling students and visiting scholars                                                              nomic analysis of the most important
from around the world to engage in post-            The economic analysis of law, often briefly      branches of private, public, international
graduate study at European universities,            called 'law and economics', is certainly a       and European law. The references to law
as well as by encouraging the outgoing              good candidate as a standard for relevant        in the courses will be of a comparative
mobility of European students and schol-            comparison of law. Because economic sci-         kind, due to the all-European character of
ars towards third countries.                        ence has developed a framework of theo-          the programme and the international
The	Erasmus	Mundus	Masters	Courses	con-             rems and concepts which are universally          composition of the audience.
stitute the central component around                applicable to human behaviour and human          The academic year is subdivided into
which	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 is	 built.	 They	 are	      choice, economic theory constitutes a very       three terms. Students spend each one of
high-quality	 integrated	 courses	 at	 master	      useful international standard. Also law is       the three terms at another European
level offered by a consortium of at least           concerned with the interaction of human          university, to be chosen from a list.
three universities in at least three differ-        action and the harmonisation of interests
ent European countries. The courses must            of individuals, groups and social classes.
be "integrated" to be selected under                Economics should be able to develop thor-        career perspectives
Erasmus	 Mundus,	 which	 means	 that	 they	         oughgoing and systematic insights about          This master programme is particularly
must foresee a study period in at least two         law, on the explanatory as well as on the        interesting for students who are looking
of the three universities and that it must          normative level.                                 for an international career in a law firm,
lead to the award of a recognised double,                                                            in consultancy, or in an international
multiple or joint diploma.                          The scientific interest of economists in law     organization.
                                                    is	not	new.	Many	economists	used	to	pay	
                                                    great attention to legal rules concerning
organising institutes                               economic competition, the regulation of
The joint programme of European master              prices, the labour market and interna-
in Law and Economics is offered by the fol-         tional trade. In the USA a new discipline,
lowing universities: Aix-en-Provence                in which economics were systematically
(France); Bologna (Italy); Ghent (Belgium);         applied to all branches of law, emerged
Haifa (Israel); Hamburg (Germany); Berkeley         during the fifties.
(USA);	Madrid	(Spain);	Manchester	(United	          The American origins of the 'Law and
Kingdom);	 Rotterdam	 (The	 Netherlands);	          Economics' tradition did not prevent its
Vienna (Austria).                                   spread to Europe. In several European
                                                    universities the 'law-and-economics-
                                                    approach' was developed.
                                                    The	Master	of	Laws	in	Law	and	Economics,	
                                                    in which a number of European universi-
                                                    ties participate, allow students to compare
                                                    the legal institutions of their country, and
                                                    to evaluate them on the basis of a solid
                                                    analytical framework in the hope for a

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                                                                                                                       MASTER                                   ECTS


                                                                                                                       GENERAL COURSES                           42

                                                                                                                       First trimester:
                                                                                                                       Bologna,	Hamburg,	Rotterdam

                                                                                                                       Second trimester:
                                                                                                                       Bologna, Ghent, Hamburg

                                                                                                                       Ghent courses:
                                                                                                                       Methodology	and	Selected	Topics	              3
                                                                                                                       Economic Analysis of Environmental Law        4
                                                                                                                       Economic Analysis of Property Law             5
                                                                                                                       Economic Analysis of Contract Law             4
                                                                                                                       One course out of:
                                                                                                                       Philosophy of Law and Economics               4
Master dissertation                                              medium of instruction was English, either at          Corporate Law & Economics                     4
The	 master	 dissertation	 is	 a	 requirement	 for	              an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary
every candidate to obtain a master degree. The                   School;                                               Third trimester:
master dissertation is an original piece of research          •	 a recent TOEFL-TEST with a score of at least 550      Aix-en-Marseille,		Bologna,	Haifa,	Hamburg,
work. It aims to develop and strengthen the                      (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from            Madrid,	Manchester,	Rotterdam,	Stockholm,
research capacity skills of the students. The stu-               2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87       Vienna
dent selects a topic and is given guidance by a                  (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643
promoter or supervisor. The master dissertation                  - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;          MASTER DISSERTATION                       18
consists of a literature review part, a theoretical           •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	
reflection and an original analysis of the topic.                an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
                                                                 original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
Admission requirements > diploma
                                                                 a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
•	 For	non-Flemish	degrees:
                                                                 mum two (2) years old);
   Preference will be given to applicants who
                                                              •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
   already have a first master degree. The mini-
                                                                 Language Centre confirming proficiency in
   mum	requirement	for	admission	is	a	bachelor	
                                                                 English.
   degree, provided that this degree leads to
                                                              >	Specific	language	requirements:
   employability in the relevant labour market.
                                                              each faculty may impose specific language
   In particular with respect to the legal profes-
                                                              requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be
   sion,	 stricter	 job	 qualifying	 criteria	 (first	 mas-
   ter degree)	may	be	required	by	national	regu-              Application deadline
   lations. Applicants with a bachelor degree only            European Students and Third Country Students
   need to provide proof that this degree is an               have a different application procedure and dead-
   appropriate	 level	 of	 qualification	 for	 the	           lines.
   labour market in their home country. Besides               More	information	can	be	found	on	the	website	
   graduates in Law or Economics, applicants                  or can be obtained by sending an e-mail.
   with a first degree in business administration             For European students please send an e-mail to
   or in social sciences may also apply under the             applicationeurope@emle.org
   condition that the completed study pro-                    For Third Country Students, please send an
   gramme includes a substantial number of                    e-mail to applicationthirdcountry@emle.org
   courses	 in	 law	 and/or	 economics.	 The	 above	
   requirement	 with	 respect	 to	 employability	 in	         Enrolling institution
   the	 labour	 market	 equally	 applies.	 There	 is	 a	      The registrating institution is different for
   separate application procedure for European                European Students or Third Country Students.
                                                              Please check the website for more details.               CONTACT
   Students and for Third Country Students.
•	 For	Flemish	degrees:	                                      Tuition fee
                                                                                                                       Ghent University
   The exhaustive list of degrees giving access to            •	European	students:	4500	EUR
   this master can be consulted in the online                                                                          Faculty of Law
                                                              •	Non-European	students:	8500	EUR
   course catalogue.                                                                                                   Department of Jurisdiction and History of Law
                                                              Scholarships                                             Vakgroep Grondslagen en Geschiedenis
Language requirements                                         •	For	non-EU	students:	Erasmus	Mundus	grants             van	het	Recht
>	General	language	requirements:                              •	 For	 EU-students:	 a	 limited	 number	 of	 tuition	   Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Gent
the applicant must prove to have an advanced                     grants                                                T + 32 (0)9 264 68 07
knowledge of the English language by providing:
                                                                                                                       Secretary: Nancy Van Nuffel
•	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	           Start/end of the programme
                                                                                                                       (nancy.vannuffel@UGent.be)
   applicant has successfully completed at least              Starts with the beginning of the academic year
                                                                                                                       www.emle.org
   one year of a study programme of which the                 (depending on entry institute).


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Master of European Criminology
and Criminal Justice Systems
60 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master




course content                                      course structure                                 career perspectives
To a growing extent, crime phenomena                The aim of the special education pro-            There is a growing demand in different
have a European or international dimen-             gramme is to gain a clear understanding          European countries on national, regional or
sion. This is e.g. the case for street crime,       of	 the	 quantitative,	 qualitative	 and	 con-                                          p
                                                                                                     urban	level	for	university	qualified	ex	 erts	
hooliganism, drug tourism or drug traf-             textual aspects of different crime phe-          in the European dimension of crime and
ficking, environmental crime, economic              nomena with a European or international          crime control. Also in European research
crime, tax fraud, organised crime or ter-           dimension. As criminology is a multidisci-       projects, there is an emphatic need for
rorism and also for the policy to prevent           plinary discipline, the programme is not         researchers with a special knowledge of
and control crime. In recent years,                 only directed at criminologists but also         European criminology and criminal jus-
European countries, regions and cities              suited for lawyers, sociologists, political      tice systems.
have engaged themselves in treaties of              scientists, historians, communication sci-
co-operation aimed at the prevention                entists, pedagogues and psychologists.
and the control of certain crime phenom-            Next to this, the programme aims at
ena. Police and judicial authorities need           knowledge and expertise in the organisa-
to work together. Different European                tion and the functioning of criminal jus-
institutions or co-operation levels (the            tice systems in Europe and the European
Council of Europe, the European Union,              institutions engaged in penal policy. The
the Benelux Economic Union, the                     programme also has the aim to introduce
Schengen group …) emphasise in their                students in juridical and social scientific
activities the importance of fighting               methodological skills taking into account
crime. Since the beginning of the nine-             international comparative research on
ties, several research groups from differ-          crime phenomena and criminal policy of
ent European countries have carried out             European countries.
comparative research into crime phenom-             Based on these comparative skills, the
ena and crime control.                              master programme finally develops a per-
                                                    sonal critical view on organised crime in
Following these developments, Ghent                 Europe, European security and prevention
University took the initiative to start,            policy and drug policy, European police
from the academic year 1999-2000, a                 models, private policing and security as
specialised education programme in                  well as penal systems in Europe.
European Criminology and Criminal
Justice Systems.                                    In	short,	this	Master	in	European	Criminolo-
                                                    gy and Criminal Justice Systems intends to
                                                    expertise in and to develop a personal
                                                    critical view on crime, prevention of crime
                                                    and crime control in a European context.




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                                                                                                                     MASTER                                       ECTS

Master dissertation                                       The board will decide as soon as possible if the
To	 receive	 the	 degree	 of	 Master	 in	 European	       candidate has the suitable profile to start the            GENERAL COURSES                               29
Criminology and Criminal Justice Systems, stu-            Master	 Programme.	 Candidates	 can	 be	 invited	
dents will have to write a dissertation of approx-                                                                   European Criminology                              8
                                                          for an interview with the Examining Board.
imately 15,000 words. The topic of this disserta-                                                                    European Criminal Justice Systems                 8
                                                          Language requirements                                      European Institutions of Criminal Policy          7
tion should display a European relevance or a
                                                          >	General	language	requirements:                           Comparative	Methodology		                         6
comparative study between at least two
                                                          the applicant must prove to have an advanced
European countries.
                                                          knowledge of the English language by providing:            ELECTIVE COURSES                              16
A co-promoter of this dissertation may be a pro-
                                                          •	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	
fessor of one of the Socrates partner universi-
                                                             applicant has successfully completed at least           Security and Prevention Policy in Europe          4
ties. The dissertation is written in English.
                                                             one year of a study programme of which the              Police	Models	in	Europe		                         4
Admission requirements > diploma                             medium of instruction was English, either at            Penal Systems in Europe                           4
Master	of	Law                                                an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary         Private Policing and Security in Europe           4
Master	of	Criminological	sciences                            School;                                                 Drug Policy in Europe                             4
Master	of	Political	Sciences                              •	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	   Organized Crime in Europe                         4
Master	of	Sociology                                          550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from
Master	of	Communication	Sciences                             2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87         MASTER DISSERTATION                           15
Master	of	Psychology                                         (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643
Master	of	Educational	Sciences                               - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;
Master	of	History                                         •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	
Master	of	Social	Work	and	Social	Welfare	Studies             an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
Holders of a Flemish or non-Flemish certificate,             original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
mentioned above, still need the permission of                a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
the Admission Committee before they will be                  mum two (2) years old);
accepted.	 As	 the	 target	 group	 of	 the	 Master	 is	   •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
students with a critical opinion about society,              Language Centre confirming proficiency in
the program is set up in such a way that students            English.
are taught about the institutions and the sys-            >	Specific	language	requirements:
tems from a critical point of view and projected          each faculty may impose specific language
on its socio-economic and political background.           requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be
To	 acquire	 a	 motivated	 group	 of	 participating	
students, we organise an entrance examination.            Application deadline
The entrance test consists of writing a paper             > General deadlines:
according to the following guidelines:                    •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
 - topic of the paper:                                    •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June	
Which trends and developments have occurred
                                                          Enrolling institution
in the nature and extent of violence in your
                                                          Ghent University
country the last decade, according to you? In
your opinion, did these trends also emerge in             Tuition fee
other European countries? How do you explain              •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 pro-
these trends? Which measures and initiatives                 gramme	(60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR
would, according to you, be appropriate to                •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 devel-
counter these forms of “violence”?                           oping	countries	:	80	EUR
 - guidelines for writing:                                (this fee does not include expenses such as course
The paper should not exceed 4,000 words (with             books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)
a minimum of 2,500 words). It is important to             Scholarships
                                                                                                                     CONTACT
properly define the main concepts used in the             > offered by Ghent University for master studies:
paper. Full references should be given for each           a limited number of grants awarded on a com-
citation and each paraphrase, in a style that is                                                                     Ghent University
                                                          petitive basis – see: www.UGent.be > interna-
consistent throughout the paper. Two main                                                                            Faculty of Law
                                                          tional students > international degree students
styles of references are encouraged: social sci-                                                                     Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Gent
                                                          > general information about grants:
ence style, with e.g. (Järvinen, 1991) in the text                                                                   Tinneke Degraeuwe
                                                          http://www.highereducation.be
and references at the end alphabetically by                                                                          mastereurocrim@UGent.be
                                                          http://www.studyinflanders.be
author; and legal style, with a superscript number                                                                   tel +32 (0)9 264 97 04 - fax +32 (0)9 264 69 88
in the text referring to a numbered footnote or           Start/end of the programme
                                                          One year programme                                         Chairman of the Admission Committee
endnote, and with references in the notes.
                                                          Start academic year: last week of September                Prof. Dr. Patrick Hebberecht
Candidates send the paper no later than the
                                                                                                                     Patrick.Hebberecht@UGent.be
middle of August to the Chairman of the
                                                                                                                     tel +32 (0)9 264 69 58
Examining Board accompanied by a copy of
                                                                                                                     www.law.UGent.be/crim/mastercrim/index.html
their certificate and the motivation for applying
to enter this programme.

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Master of Advanced Studies
in European and Comparative Law
60 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master




course content                                      reading and class participation. The pro-
The	 Master	 of	 Advanced	 Studies	 in	             gramme typically hosts several internatio-
European and Comparative Law is dedica-             nally reputed guest professors.
ted to the legal environment of the                 Organised social activities are an impor-
European Union. That environment consi-             tant	part	of	the	LLM-experience,	and	not	
sts of EU-law as such, but also of interna-         all are extracurricular. Curricular activities
tional law and of member state law.                 include guided visits to important EU and
Through a combination of these fields,              international institutions, and participati-
the	 programme	 uniquely	 offers	 an	 in-           on	in	several	colloquia.
depth study that encompasses all relevant
branches of contemporary law, within the            career perspectives
context of the EU. As far as member state           The programme enables the student to
law is concerned, emphasis is put on a              greatly enhance his or her chances when
comparative approach that fathoms for               applying for an international legal job.
common characteristics and possible har-
monisation.
The	LLM-programme's	mission	is	to	provi-
de each student the opportunity to pur-
sue, in his or her field of preference, both
introductory and advanced studies of the
law in the European Union. With an ever
expanding and further integrating                     Master dissertation                                     Application deadline
                                                      The	 master	 dissertation	 is	 a	 requirement	 for	     The original application form accompanied by
European Union, and in an ever more glo-
                                                      every candidate to obtain a master degree. The          the	required	documents	should	reach	the	Ghent	
bal legal environment, it offers an additio-          master dissertation is an original piece of research    Law	Faculty		before	May	1	of	the	year	preceding	
nal law degree that is instrumental for               work. It aims to develop and strengthen the             the academic year you are applying for. Early
today's lawyers around the world.                     research capacity skills of the students. The stu-      applications are recommended and will be decid-
                                                      dent selects a topic and is given guidance by a         ed upon	 in	 February	 and	 March.	 Applications	
                                                      promoter or supervisor.                                 received	 after	 May	 1	 will	 only	 be	 considered	 if	
                                                                                                              the number of students admitted previously
course structure
                                                      Admission requirements > diploma                        permits additional students.
Students need to obtain 60 credits, over a            Students are eligible for admission if they fulfil      Applicants must be aware of the limited number
period of two semesters. There is great               the following admission criteria:                       of places available and should ensure ample time
flexibility in shaping one’s own curriculum.          To have a law degree, i.e. the degree that - in its     for	visa	requirements	and	other	preparations.
Only 9 credits cover compulsory courses, all          country	of	origin	-	is	required	for	the	exercise	of	
                                                                                                              Enrolling institution
                                                      the legal professions. Students still graduating
of which are supporting courses, including                                                                    Ghent University
                                                      may apply and can be conditionally admitted,
an introduction to an important non-Euro-
                                                      subject to the successful completion of their           Tuition fee
pean legal system. Students are also                  degree.                                                 Subject to approval by the university board of
required	to	write	a	15	credit	LLM-paper	in	                                                                   directors,	 4245	 EUR	 (+	 personal	 costs	 e.g.	 study	
                                                      Exceptionally, after an examination of their cur-
connection with one of their classes.                                                                         visits	to	European/international	organisations)
                                                      riculum	 and	 in	 view	 of	 their	 acquired	 compe-
                                                      tences, candidates may be admitted who do not           Scholarships
The bulk of the credits is filled with elec-          have a law degree. In such a case, the admission        > offered by Ghent University for master studies:
tive courses on a variety of topics from the          may be made subject to limitations with respect         a limited number of grants awarded on a com-
following fields: European Law, Private               to the courses to be followed.                          petitive basis – see: www.UGent.be > interna-
Law in Europe, Economic and Social Law,                                                                       tional students > international degree students
                                                      Language requirements
                                                                                                              > general information about grants:
Environmental Law, Transport Law, Public              If your native language is not English, you must
                                                                                                              http://www.highereducation.be
International Law, Criminal Law and                   give evidence of a good knowledge of English,
                                                                                                              http://www.studyinflanders.be
                                                      written and spoken, by presenting one of the
Criminology, Legal History, Law and
                                                      following documents:                                    Start/end of the programme
Economics, and Comparative Law.
                                                      •	 	a	recent	TOEFL-test	with	a	score	of	at	least	600	   One year programme
Students can choose from approximately                   (paper based), 250 (computer based) or inter-        Start academic year: last week of September
forty different courses, all of which are                net based (100)
exclusively taught in English. Classes are            •	 	a	recent	IELTS	test	score	with	an	overall	band	
limited in size and teaching is generally                of 6.0
                                                      •	 	a certificate of the Ghent University Language
done	 interactively,	 requiring	 advanced	
                                                         Centre


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MASTER                                      ECTS

                                                   TRANSPORT LAW
GENERAL COURSES                               9
                                                   Transport Law                             6
Skills for Lawyers                             3   Maritime	Transport	Law		                  6
European and Belgian Law: the Basics           3   Transport Insurance Law                   5
The Art of Comparison                          3
                                                   INTERNATIONAL LAW
ELECTIVE COURSES                              33   Contemporary Issues of Public
                                                   International Law                         6
Two courses should be chosen that have a spe-      Law of the Sea                            5
cific EU law orientation (reference a):
EUROPEAN LAW                                       MEDIA LAW

European Institutional Law              a 5        Comparative	Media	Law		                   5
Law	of	the	Internal	Market	             a	 5       INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW
The Legal Framework of International Trade:
                                                   Introduction to Information Technology Law 6
EC and WTO                              a 5
Judicial Enforcement of EU Law          a 5        CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY
Human	Rights	in	Europe		                 	 6
                                                   European Criminal Justice Systems         6
European and Comparative Discrimination
                                                   European Criminal Policy                  6
Law                                     a 5
                                                   Penal Systems in Europe                   5
External	Relations	of	the	EU		          a	 5
                                                   Organised Crime in Europe                 5
EU Enlargement                          a 3
                                                   Comparative	Methodology	in	European	
Competition Law                         a 5
                                                   Criminology                               5
European Public Procurement Law         a 5
                                                   LAW AND ECONOMICS
PRIVATE LAW
                                                   Economic Analysis of European Private Law 6
Principles of European Private Law            6
Comparative Tort Law                          6    COMPARATIVE LAW
Comparative Contract Law                      6
                                                   Introduction to US Law                    3
International and Comparative Civil
                                                   Selected Topics of International and
Procedure in Europe                           6
                                                   Comparative Law                           3
International Commercial Arbitration          3
                                                   Selected Topics of EU and Comparative Law 3
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL LAW                            Contemporary Issues in European and
                                                   Comparative Law                           3
Comparative and European Company Law a        5
International Commercial Transactions         5
                                                   SEMINAR                                   3
Comparative Private Banking Law               5
European	Banking	and	Capital	Market	Law	a		   6    Foreign Chair
                                                                                                  CONTACT
International and European Labour and
Employment Law                          a     6    MASTER DISSERTATION                      15
                                                                                                  Ghent University
International and European Social
                                                                                                  Faculty of Law - Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Gent
Security Law                            a     6
Comparative Intellectual Property Law         6                                                   Director	Prof.	dr.	Marc	De	Vos
Transfrontier Aspects of Intellectual                                                             Department of Social Law
Property	Rights	and	International	                                                                phone +32 (0)9 264 68 45
Licensing Agreements                          3                                                   marc.devos@UGent.be
Comparative Corporate Governance              6
                                                                                                  Adjunct Director Prof. dr. Hans De Wulf
Legal	Aspects	of	Mergers	and	Acquisitions		   5
                                                                                                  Department of Economic Law
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW                                                                                 phone +32 (0)9 264 68 26
European and Comparative                                                                          hans.dewulf@UGent.be
Environmental Law                             5                                                   International	Relations	Officer			
International and European Biodiversity                                                           Veronique	Christophe	
Law                                     a     5                                                   phone +32 (0)9 264 67 76
Comparative Environmental Liability Law       5                                                   veronique.christophe@UGent.be	
International and European
                                                                                                  www.law.UGent.be/llm/
Environmental Law                       a     6




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Master of Marketing Analysis
60 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master




course content                                      course structure                                             career perspectives
The goal of this specialized program is to          There are four mandatory courses in the                      The choice of engaging in a specific Advanced
create specialists in the domain of mar-            first semester. Besides this, the students                   Master	 programme	 is,	 even	 more	 than	 a	
keting analysis to support business mar-            choose three out of the four available                       Master	 programme,	 related	 to	 the	 ques-
keting strategy and marketing decisions             optional courses. From January on, the                       tion: “Which job(s) will I be trained for?”.
of the firm.                                        number of courses decreases significantly,                   Fortunately, there is a broad variety of jobs
                                                    enabling participants to fully concentrate                   for	which	students	are	trained.	About	equal	
This	 Master	 program	 started	 in	 October	        on the project.                                              proportions	 of	 MMA,	 graduates	 are	 cur-
1999. The program addresses the needs of            Please visit the blog of our programme:                      rently working in different aspects of the
companies for better-educated staff with            http://mmmacrm.wordpress.com                                 Marketing	discipline,	although	the	majority	
strong skills in the domain of marketing                                                                         of functions are clearly analytical in nature.
analysis. Thanks to information technology                            CRM Specialists                            In order to offer potential students more
                                                                     (MMA graduates)
and the availability of market data both at                                                                      insights into the variety of functions, com-
the demand side (customer information,                                                                           panies, industries, and even countries where
e.g. scanning data,…) and supply side                  Marketing	&	                            IT
                                                                                                                 MMA-graduates	are	already	present,	some	
(internal information about marketing                Marketing	research                   (databases)            former students were very willing to share
actions, competitors, ...), marketing as a                                                                       their experiences in this programme with –
discipline has evolved from a relatively                                                                         possibly – their future colleagues …
qualitative	 to	 a	 more	 quantitative	 disci-                            Statistics &                           Their testimonials can be found at
                                                                         Data	Mining
pline. As a result, there is a strong need in                                                                    www.mma.UGent.be/mma.pdf		(see	middle	
the marketplace for people able to:                                                                              section).
•	control	and	cope	with	the	huge	amount	
   of available data
•	generate	 and	 use	 models	 to	 translate	          Master dissertation                                           original	‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
                                                      The	 master	 dissertation	 of	 the	 Master	 of	               a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
   these raw data into useful marketing
                                                      Marketing	Analysis	consists	of	a	real-life	project	           mum two (2) years old);
   information                                        for a company dealing with a specific marketing            •		a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University	
These people will be the interface between            issue. A list of previous projects can be obtained            Language Centre confirming proficiency in
company management (e.g. product man-                 from:	www.mma.UGent.be/mma_projects.htm                       English.
ager, marketing manager) and the suppli-                                                                         >	Specific	language	requirements:
                                                      Admission requirements > diploma
                                                                                                                 each faculty may impose specific language
ers of marketing data within the                      The target group consists of students with
                                                                                                                 requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be
organisation. Currently, marketing depart-            strong analytical skills with an interest in mar-
                                                      keting business problems with prior knowledge              Application deadline
ments are not facing the problem how to
                                                      in statistics and market(ing) research. Prior              > General deadlines:
obtain marketing data, but rather how to              knowledge of (or strong interest in) computer              •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
transform these massive amounts of data               programming is a plus.                                     •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June
into useful marketing information and
                                                      Flemish students should already have an initial            Enrolling institution
systems.                                              Flemish master degree. Foreign students can                Ghent University
More	specifically,	the	focus	of	the	program	          apply if they have a four-year bachelor degree.
                                                                                                                 Tuition fee
is on analytical customer relationship man-           Admission is dependent on the study results of
                                                                                                                 •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 pro-
agement. We train students in the theo-               the student and the subjects taken.
                                                                                                                    gramme	(60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR
retical underpinnings but mainly in the               Language requirements                                      •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 devel-
practical skills of managing customer data-           >	General	language	requirements:                              oping	countries	:	80	EUR
                                                      the applicant must prove to have an advanced-              (this fee does not include expenses such as course
bases:	 (1)	 to	 systematically	 acquire	 new	
                                                      knowledge of the English language by providing:            books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)
customers; (2) to grow existing customer              •		an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	
relationships; (3) to prevent customers                                                                          Scholarships
                                                         applicant has successfully completed at least
                                                                                                                 > offered by Ghent University for master studies:
from lapsing (customer churn analysis); (4)              one year of a study programme of which the
                                                                                                                 a limited number of grants awarded on a com-
to recapture ‘lost’ customers.                           medium of instruction was English, either at an
                                                                                                                 petitive basis – see: www.UGent.be > interna-
                                                         institute of Higher Education or a Secondary
                                                                                                                 tional students > international degree students
                                                         School;
                                                                                                                 > general information about grants:
                                                      •		a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	
                                                                                                                 http://www.highereducation.be
                                                         550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from
                                                                                                                 http://www.studyinflanders.be
                                                         2009-2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87
                                                         (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643         Start/end of the programme
                                                         - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;            One year programme
                                                      •		a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	      Start academic year: last week of September
                                                         an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
16
MASTER                                     ECTS


GENERAL COURSES                            21

Current	Developments	in	Marketing		          5
Reporting	Techniques	for	Marketing	Analysis		3
Marketing	Information	Systems/Database	
Marketing		                                  5
Marketing	Models	and	Marketing	
Engineering I                                8

ELECTIVE COURSES                           21

Marketing	Models	and	Marketing	
Engineering II                               7
Advanced	Methods	of	Market	Research	I		      7
Advanced	Methods	of	Market	Research	II		     7
Strategic Brand Communications               7

MASTER DISSERTATION                        18




CONTACT


Ghent University
Faculty of Economics and Business
Administration
Department	of	Marketing
Prof. dr. Dirk Van den Poel - Programme
Director
Tweekerkenstraat 2 9000 Gent
T +32 (0)9 264 89 80
dirk.vandenpoel@UGent.be
Mss	Carole	Picavet	-	Programme	Secretary
T +32 (0)9 264 79 27 - mma@UGent.be
See also: www.mma.UGent.be


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Master of Banking and Finance
60 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master




course content                                      career perspectives
The	 goal	 of	 this	 Master	 of	 Banking	 and	      The	Master	program	is	intended	for	econo-
Finance is to form experts who are able to          mists with a background in finance and
perform analyses of financial problems              who feel the need for a serious in-depth
and institutional developments within a             training in finance and banking. Students
sound	theoretical	and	quantitative	frame-           graduating from this programme will prob-
work.	The	MBF-programme	should	enable	              ably feel at ease in functions or depart-
them	to	apply	state-of-the-art	techniques	          ments such as:
to problems in banks or other financial             •	investment	analysis
intermediaries and to formulate and                 •	risk	 management	 units	 of	 financial	 and	
implement innovative solutions.                       corporate organisations
Working in the financial sector is becoming         •	asset	 and	 liability	 management	 units	 of	
much more demanding, but also very                    financial intermediaries
exciting. The deregulation of financial             •	research	department	of	a	central	bank	or	
markets has opened many opportunities                 government agency
for financial service companies, investors,         •	financial	consulting	firms
borrowers, as well as for the supervisory           •	supervisory	 bodies	 for	 financial	 markets	
authorities. The financial sector needs               and institutions
economists with a thorough micro- and               •	university	or	research	departments
macrofinancial training and who have                •	…
mastered	quantitative	management	tech-
niques	for	modern	financial	services	com-             Master dissertation                                           an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
panies. Young people with this focus will             The	 master	 dissertation	 is	 a	 requirement	 for	           original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
be the leading executives of the future.              every candidate to obtain a master degree. The                a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
                                                      master dissertation is an original piece of research          mum two (2) years old);
                                                      work. It aims to develop and strengthen the                •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
course structure
                                                      research capacity skills of the students. The stu-            Language Centre confirming proficiency in
Thorough understanding of the complex                 dent selects a topic and is given guidance by a               English.
relationships and dynamics of financial mar-          promoter or supervisor. The master dissertation            >	Specific	language	requirements:
kets	and	institutions	requires	insight	in	many	       consists of a literature review part, a theoretical        each faculty may impose specific language
disciplines. Knowledge about the organisa-            reflection and an original analysis of the topic.          requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be
tion of financial markets and the pricing and         Admission requirements > diploma                           Application deadline
risk characteristics of financial assets is not       Flemish students should already have an initial            > General deadlines:
sufficient, if it is not supplemented by aware-       Flemish master degree. Foreign students can                •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
ness of macroeconomic and monetary con-               apply if they have a four-year bachelor degree.            •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June
                                                      Admission is dependent on the study results of
                               t
cepts.	Moreover,	the	quan	 itative	nature	of	                                                                    Enrolling institution
                                                      the student and the subjects taken. The target
finance	 also	 re	 uires	 a	 sound	 command	 of	
                    q                                                                                            Ghent University
                                                      group consists of masters in economics, applied
econometrics and data processing skills.              economics, commercial engineer with sufficient             Tuition fee
It is precisely the need of the financial com-        initial education in financial economics, invest-          •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 pro-
munity for people who are able to combine             ment analysis and econometrics.                               gramme	(60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR
                                                                                                                 •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 devel-
these	 economic,	 financial	 and	 quantitative	       Language requirements                                         oping	countries	:	80	EUR
skills	that	is	the	core	of	the	MBF-programme.	        >	General	language	requirements:                           (this fee does not include expenses such as course
A young, international team of teachers and           the applicant must prove to have an advanced               books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)
researchers offers courses in fields such as          knowledge of the English language by providing:
                                                      •	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	        Scholarships
monetary economics, banking, microeco-                                                                           > offered by Ghent University for master studies:
                                                         applicant has successfully completed at least
nomics of financial markets, investment                                                                          a limited number of grants awarded on a com-
                                                         one year of a study programme of which the
analysis, financial econometrics, risk man-              medium of instruction was English, either at            petitive basis – see: www.UGent.be > interna-
agement, strategy of financial firms. The                an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary         tional students > international degree students
graduation project is designed to analyse                School;                                                 > general information about grants:
                                                      •	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	   http://www.highereducation.be
and solve complex but real-world financial
                                                         550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from          http://www.studyinflanders.be
problems, always in close collaboration with
                                                         2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87         Start/end of the programme
banks or asset managers.
                                                         (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643         One year programme
                                                         - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;            Start academic year: last week of September
                                                      •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	

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MASTER                                    ECTS


GENERAL COURSES                            40

Management	of	Financial	Institutions		       6
Advanced Investment Analysis                 6
Economics	of	Financial	Markets	              5
Financial	Risk	Management		                  6
Financial Econometrics                       4
Microeconomics	of	Banking	and	
Financial	Markets		                          4
Strategy and Organization of
Financial Institutions                       3
Topics in Advanced Corporate Finance         3
Topics	in	Empirical	Research	in	Finance		    3
International	Banking	and	Financial	Markets		3

ELECTIVE COURSES                            3

Topics in Advanced Corporate Finance        3
Monetary	Economics	                         3

MASTER DISSERTATION                        17




CONTACT


Ghent University
Faculty of Economics and Business
Administration
Department of Financial Economics
Woodrow Wilsonplein 5D, 9000 Gent
Programme	Director	Prof.	Rudi	Vander	Vennet
T +32 (0)9 264 89 84
nathalie.verhaeghe@UGent.be
Mss	Carole	Picavet	(Dean’s	Office)
mbf@UGent.be
carole.picavet@UGent.be
T +32 (0)9 264 79 27


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Master of Nematology
Majors: NEMATOLOGY APPLIED TO AGRO-ECOSYSTEMS • NEMATOLOGY APPLIED TO NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS • NEMATODE SYSTEMATICS



course content                                    The Major Nematology applied to Natural                      career perspectives
Nematodes or roundworms are every-                Ecosystems provides a balance between                        The	 Master	 of	 Nematology	 programme	
where. They are among the most harm-              ecology and systematics of free-living                       prepares the student for a career in very
ful organisms of crops, especially in the         nematode taxa from three main habitats                       diverse environments. Their work can vary
tropics, but on the other hand they are           (marine/estuarine,	 freshwater	 and	 terres-                 between teaching, research in universities
very promising as natural antagonists that        trial). With the knowledge and skills                        and laboratories and providing advice serv-
can be used in bio-control programmes             acquired	 in	 this	 major,	 the	 student	 is	 able	          ices to the general public, farmers or gov-
against insect pests. Because of their ubi-       to use e.g. nematode community composi-                      ernmental policies. The multidisciplinary
quitous	presence,	overwhelming	densities	         tion data in the assessment of fundamental                   approach allows nematologists to be active
and diversity (sometimes compared to              and applied ecological issues.                               both in the field of biology and agro-engi-
insects) the free-living nematodes are an         The Major Nematode Systematics provides                      neering, work in sophisticated laboratories
ideal tool for biodiversity studies. They are     the	requisite	knowledge	and	skills	for	iden-                 (molecular research) as well as in conditions
used as bio-indicators of pollution in both       tification, classification and phylogeny of                  where	there	is	hardly	any	basic	equipment	
terrestrial	and	aquatic	environments.             free-living and parasitic nematode taxa.                     as in some developing countries.
The	programme	of	Master	of	Nematology	            The second year of the master programme                      Main	trumps	are:	in-depth	and	broad	sci-
is	 unique	 in	 the	 world	 and	 attracts	 stu-   contains three compulsory courses, the                       entific knowledge, capacity to analyse and
dents from all over the world. It deals with      master thesis and the elective courses.                      solve problems, write research proposals,
fundamental as well as applied aspects of                                                                      good communication skills and contacts
Nematology and concerns all groups of                                                                          with national and international nematolo-
nematodes in all possible environments:                                                                        gists and centres of nematological research
natural	 soils,	 agricultural	 soils,	 aquatic	                                                                and applications.
sediments of freshwater, brackish or
marine habitats. It fulfils the international       Master dissertation                                           - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;
needs	for	training	highly	qualified	nema-           The	 master	 dissertation	 is	 a	 requirement	 for	        •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	
tologists with a multidisciplinary knowl-           every candidate to obtain a master degree. The                an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
                                                    master dissertation is an original piece of per-              original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
edge in the diverse fields of nematology.           sonal research work. It aims to develop and                   a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
This English course programme is multidis-          strengthen the research capacity skills of the                mum two (2) years old);
ciplinary in its approach both within the           students. The student selects a topic and is given         •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
                                                    guidance by a promoter or supervisor. The master              Language Centre confirming proficiency in
field of biology and agro-engineering.
                                                    dissertation consists of a literature review, a sci-          English.
                                                    entific research often including experiments,              >	Specific	language	requirements:
course structure                                    analysis and discussion of the results, conclusion,        each faculty may impose specific language
Basically, the programme consists of 40             summary and reference list.                                requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be
credits for eleven compulsory general               Admission requirements > diploma                           Application deadline
courses, 30 credits for the master thesis, 27       •	 For	non-Flemish	degrees:                                > General deadlines:
                                                       Applicants	must	hold	a	university	degree	equiv-         •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
credits for the major of the student’s
                                                       alent to at least 3 years of university studies in      •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June
choice and 23 credits for elective courses.            zoology, botany, agriculture, environmental
The first year starts with a series of eight           sciences or a closely related field. Each applica-      Enrolling institution
compulsory general courses which provide               tion file will be screened by the Nematology            Ghent University
                                                       Education Committee and must be approved
the basic theoretical and practical infor-                                                                     Tuition fee
                                                       by	the	Faculty	and	the	Rector	of	UGent.
mation as well as a more in-depth and                                                                          •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 pro-
                                                    •	 For	Flemish	degrees:	
                                                                                                                  gramme	(60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR
broader multidisciplinary knowledge of                 The exhaustive list of degrees giving access to
                                                       this master can be consulted in the online              •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 devel-
nematology. These courses level the know-
                                                       course catalogue.                                          oping	countries	:	80	EUR
ledge and skills of the students with                                                                          (this fee does not include expenses such as course
diverse background. In the second semes-            Language requirements                                      books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)
                                                    >	General	language	requirements:
ter, the student follows the courses of the                                                                    Scholarships
                                                    the applicant must prove to have an advanced
major	of	his/her	choice.	Each	of	the	majors	        knowledge of the English language by providing:            > offered by Ghent University for master studies:
deals with fundamental and applied                  •	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	        a limited number of grants awarded on a com-
aspects of nematology.                                 applicant has successfully completed at least           petitive basis – see: www.UGent.be > interna-
                                                       one year of a study programme of which the              tional students > international degree students
The Major Nematology applied to Agro-
                                                       medium of instruction was English, either at            > general information about grants:
ecosystems enables the student to under-               an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary         http://www.highereducation.be
stand how fundamental knowledge can be                 School;                                                 http://www.studyinflanders.be
translated into solutions for agro-nemato-          •	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	
                                                       550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from          Start/end of the programme
logical problems and how to identify and               2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87         Two year programme
use some parasitic taxa in bio-control.                (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643         Start academic year: last week of September

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120 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master



MASTER (year 1)                                       MASTER (year 2)

 GENERAL COURSES                              28      GENERAL COURSES                             12

 Nematode morphology                              4   Biostatistics: experimental design           4
 Nematode systematics and molecular                   Strategies for research:
 phylogeny                                        4   project development and paper writing        3
 General	techniques	in	nematology	                4   Networking and seminars                      5
 Molecular	techniques	in	nematology	              3
 Data mining, processing and communication        3   ELECTIVE COURSES                            18
 General nematode biology and interactions        4
 Statistics                                       3   Courses to be chosen from the List of elective
 Nematodes as model organisms                     3   courses	for	Master	of	nematology	


 CLUSTERS                                     27      MASTER DISSERTATION                         30


 One of the following majors:

 MAJOR: NEMATOLOGY APPLIED TO
 AGRO-ECOSYSTEMS
 Entomopathogenic nematodes: taxonomy,
 biology, biocontrol                              3   ELECTIVE COURSES
 Systematics of plant-parasitic nematodes:
 Tylenchomorpha                                   6   Sustainable nematode management
 Virus-vector families                            4   tropical agro-ecosystems                    3
 Life cycle biology of the principle groups           Quantitative plant Nematology               3
 of plant-parasitic nematodes                     4   Management	of	plant-parasitic	nematodes	 4
 Tropical plant nematology                        4   Temperate nematology                        4
 Plant nematode behaviour and physiology          3   Data and information management             4
 Molecular	aspects	of	plant	-nematode	                International environmental protection
 relationships                                    3   of oceans and seas                          4
                                                      Ecological modelling                        4
 MAJOR: NEMATOLOGY APPLIED TO                         Aquatic	toxicology	and	environmental	
 NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS                                   risk assessment                             4
 Systematics	of	free-living	aquatic	nematodes		   7   Entomopathogenic nematodes:
 Systematics of free-living terrestrial               biotechnology and use in biological control 3
 nematodes                                        6   Environmental Ecology                      10
 Structural and functional biodiversity           4   Soil pollution and soil protection          9
 Ecology	of	free-living	aquatic	nematodes		       6   Scientific communication in English         5
 Biomonitoring                                    4

 MAJOR 3: NEMATODE SYSTEMATICS:
 TAxONOMY, PHYLOGENY, BIODIVERSITY
 Entomopathogenic nematodes: taxonomy,
 biology, biocontrol                              3
 Systematics of plant-parasitic nematodes:
 Tylenchomorpha                                   6
 Virus-vector families                            4                                                    `
 Systematics	of	free-living	aquatic	nematodes		   7
 Systematics of free-living terrestrial
 nematodes                                        6                                                    CONTACT

 ELECTIVE COURSES                                 5                                                    Ghent University - Faculty of Science
                                                                                                       Department of Biology
 1 or 2 courses to be chosen from the list of
                                                                                                       Postgraduate International Nematology Course
 elective	courses	for	Master	of	nematology	or	
                                                                                                       (PINC)
 any other University programme.
                                                                                                       Mrs	N.	Smol	–	Promoter:	Prof.	M.	Moens
                                                                                                       Phone: +32 (0)9 264 52 16
                                                                                                       Fax: +32 (0)9 264 53 44
                                                                                                       E-mail: nic.smol@UGent.be
                                                                                                       www.pinc.UGent.be


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European Master of Science in Nematology
Majors: NEMATOLOGY APPLIED TO AGRO-ECOSYSTEMS • NEMATOLOGY APPLIED TO NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS




the Erasmus Mundus Programme                      course content                                      Summer course (5 credits)
by the European Commission                        Nematodes are everywhere. They are                  The summer course Networking and
The	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 programme	 is	 a	 co-       among the most harmful organisms of                 Seminars provides the students with a
operation and mobility programme in the           crops, especially in the tropics, but on the        more advanced knowledge on current
field of higher education organised by the        other hand they are very promising as               research in a broad range of Nematology
European Commission. It aims to enhance           natural antagonists that can be used in             fields and brings them into direct contact
quality	in	European	higher	education	and	         bio-control programmes against insect               with prominent international experts in
to promote intercultural understanding            pests.	 Because	 of	 their	 ubiquitous	 pres-       Nematology.
through co-operation with third coun-             ence, overwhelming densities and diversi-
tries.                                            ty (sometimes compared to insects) the              Third semester (25 credits)
                                                  free-living nematodes are an ideal tool for         Elective courses according to the chosen
The programme is intended to strengthen           biodiversity studies. They are used as bio-         major
European co-operation and international           indicators of pollution in both terrestrial
links in higher education by supporting           and	aquatic	environments.	                          Fourth semester (30 credits)
high-quality	European	Masters	Courses,	by	        The aim of the course is to train students          In the fourth semester students will under-
enabling students and visiting scholars           to	become	highly	qualified	nematologists	           take a research project as a master thesis
from around the world to engage in post-          with multidisciplinary knowledge in the             at any of the participating institutes.
graduate study at European universities,          diverse fields of Nematology through
as well as by encouraging the outgoing            mobility to different Universities within           programme mobility
mobility of European students and schol-          Europe (Bielefeld, Germany; Evora,                  An element of mobility is an essential
ars towards third countries.                      Portugal; Ghent, Belgium; Jaén, Spain; Kiel,        component of the course: students are
The	Erasmus	Mundus	Masters	Courses	con-           Germany; Leuven, Belgium; Wageningen,               required	to	spend	at	least	one	semester	at	
stitute the central component around              The Netherlands and the Scottish Crop               a partner University other than Ghent
which	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 is	 built.	 They	 are	    Research	 Institute,	 UK)	 and	 with	 a	 well-      University (partners: Bielefeld, Germany;
high-quality	 integrated	 courses	 at	 mas-       integrated language and cultural experi-            Evora, Portugal; Ghent, Belgium; Jaén,
ter's level offered by a consortium of at         ence.                                               Spain; Kiel, Germany; Leuven, Belgium;
least three universities in at least three dif-   The programme deals with fundamental                Wageningen, The Netherlands and the
ferent European countries. The courses            as well as applied aspects of Nematology            Scottish	Crop	Research	Institute,	UK)
must be "integrated" to be selected under         and concerns different groups of nema-
Erasmus	 Mundus,	 which	 means	 that	 they	       todes in all possible environments: natural         career perspectives
must foresee a study period in at least two       soils,	 agricultural	 soils,	 aquatic	 sediments	   Based upon its multidisciplinary approach,
of the three universities and that it must        of freshwater, brackish or marine habitats,         the	 EUMAINE	 programme	 prepares	 the	
lead to the award of a recognised double,         temperate and tropical regions.                     student for a career in diverse environments
multiple or joint diploma.                                                                            in the fields of Biology, Bio- and Agro-
                                                                                                      engineering. They have the excellent
The main difference and advantage of this         course structure                                    background and capacities to fulfil func-
Erasmus	 Mundus	 programme	 versus	 the	          First semester (25 credits)                         tions in education, fundamental and
Master	of	Nematology	at	Ghent	University	         The first semester consists of seven com-           applied research and governmental insti-
is the mobility and the co-operation              pulsory basic courses providing essential           tutions at the international job-market.
between different leading universities.           theoretical and practical information as
                                                  well as a more in-depth and broader multi-
                                                  disciplinary knowledge of Nematology.

                                                  Second semester (35 credits)
                                                  Choice between two majors:
                                                  - Nematology applied to agro-ecosystems
                                                  - Nematology applied to natural eco-
                                                    systems
                                                  Elective courses are taken according to the
                                                  chosen major.




22
120 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Joint Master




Master dissertation                                         an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary
In the fourth semester students will undertake a            School;
research project as a master thesis at any of the        •	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	
participating institutes (30 credits).                      550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from
The	 master	 dissertation	 is	 a	 requirement	 for	         2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87
every candidate to obtain a masters’ degree. The            (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643
master dissertation is an original piece of research        - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;
work. It aims to develop and strengthen the              •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	
research capacity skills of the students. The stu-          an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
dent selects a topic and is given guidance by a             original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
promoter or supervisor. The master dissertation             a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
consists of a literature review, a scientific research      mum two (2) years old);
often including experiments, analysis and discus-        •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
sion of the results, conclusion, summary and                Language Centre confirming proficiency in
reference list.                                             English.
                                                         >	Specific	language	requirements:
Admission requirements > diploma
                                                         interest in the languages of the partner universi-
•		For	non-Flemish	degrees:
                                                         ties is recommended.
	 EUMAINE	is	open	to	top–level	students	with	a	
   University	 Bachelor	 degree	 (requiring	 a	 mini-    Application deadline
   mum of 3 year study) in Agricultural sciences,        •	 Non-EU-students	 applying	 for	 an	 Erasmus	
   Biology, Bioscience engineering or Environmental         Mundus	grant	(according	to	the	definitions	of	
   sciences.                                                Erasmus	Mundus):	January	15
   Applicants with another degree but with               •	 Other	 students:“self	 sponsored”	 non-EU-stu-
   experience or knowledge in one of these                  dents: January 15; EU-students: June 1
   fields may be admitted to the course at the
                                                         Enrolling institution
   discretion	 of	 the	 EUMAINE	 Education	 Board	
                                                         Ghent University
   on the basis of academic transcripts, CV and
   motivation.	Proficiency	of	English	is	required.       Tuition fee
•	For	Flemish	degrees:	                                  •	7000	EUR	(annually)	for	non-EU	students	and	
   The exhaustive list of degrees giving access to       •	3000	EUR	(annually)	for	EU-students
   this master can be consulted in the online                                                                       CONTACT
   course catalogue.                                     Scholarships
                                                         •	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 grants	 for	 non-European	
                                                                                                                    Ghent University - Universiteit Gent
Language requirements                                       students
                                                                                                                    Faculty of Sciences - Faculteit Wetenschappen
>	General	language	requirements:                         •	 Erasmus	 student	 grants	 for	 European	 stu-
                                                                                                                    Prof.	Maurice	Moens
the applicant must prove to have an advanced                dents
knowledge of the English language by providing:                                                                     Drs.	Nic	Smol	–	EUMAINE	Secretariat
•	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	      Start/end of the programme                                 K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Gent
   applicant has successfully completed at least         Two year programme                                         eumaine@UGent.be
   one year of a study programme of which the            Start academic year: last week of September                www.eumaine.UGent.be
   medium of instruction was English, either at

                                                                                                                                                             23
Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Marine
Biodiversity and Conservation - EMBC



the Erasmus Mundus Programme                      great contributor to economic prosperity,        The	 EMBC-programme	 (2	 years	 or	 120	
by the European Commission                        social	 well-being	 and	 quality	 of	 life.	     ECTS) is complemented with summer
The	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 programme	 is	 a	 co-       However, the marine environment is fac-          schools (6 ECTS) on specialized topics in
operation and mobility programme in the           ing a number of threats including loss or        European	 Marine	 Research	 Stations	 oper-
field of higher education organised by the        degradation of its biodiversity and chang-       ating within the EU-Network of Excellence
European Commission. It aims to enhance           es in its structure, loss of habitats, con-      MarBEF.	 These	 summer	 schools	 are	 3-4	
quality	 in	 European	 higher	 education	 and	    tamination by dangerous substances and           weeks activities in the field (marine sta-
to promote intercultural understanding            nutrients and impacts of climate change.         tions where SCUBA diving, snorkelling,
through co-operation with third countries.        The	EU-Marine	Strategy	provides	an	inte-         and other activities can be performed).
                                                  grated framework for analyzing relevant
The programme is intended to strengthen           Community policies’ contributions to the         In the second year, a research project
European co-operation and international           protection of and the impact on the              (Master	thesis)	of	30	ECTS	is	scheduled.
links in higher education by supporting           marine environment.
high-quality	European	Masters	Courses,	by	        In order to obtain these goals, we need to       For the development of personal skills and
enabling students and visiting scholars           have well trained people who are able to         skills in research project implementation
from around the world to engage in post-          evaluate, understand and investigate the         (i.e. transferable skills), at least 10 ECTS
graduate study at European universities,          state of the marine environment, and this        are	required	and	may	include	a	training	in	
as well as by encouraging the outgoing            at different levels and from different disci-    the basic knowledge of the native lan-
mobility of European students and schol-          plines such as general oceanography, ecol-       guage of the country of actual study peri-
ars towards third countries.                      ogy, chemistry, physics, statistics, geology,    od, training in scientific communication,
The	Erasmus	Mundus	Masters	Courses	con-           social	sciences,	economy,	and	aquaculture.	      research management, and this related to
stitute the central component around                                                               one or more of the topics in the thematic
which	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 is	 built.	 They	 are	                                                     modules. Although the courses will be
high-quality	 integrated	 courses	 at	 mas-       course structure                                 given in English, native language training
ter's level offered by a consortium of at         The study programme is running for two           will enhance social integration of the stu-
least three universities in at least three dif-   academic years and is divided in three           dents in their host countries.
ferent European countries. The courses            thematic modules:
must be "integrated" to be selected under                                                          Elective courses (from other disciplines or
Erasmus	 Mundus,	 which	 means	 that	 they	       •	 Understanding	 the	 structure	 and	 func-     organized	within	EMBC)	can	be	chosen	for	
must foresee a study period in at least two       tion of marine biodiversity (at least 24         20 ECTS.
of the three universities and that it must        ECTS) deals with the fundamental aspects
lead to the award of a recognised double,         of Oceanography (on a multidisciplinary
multiple or joint diploma.                        basis, including physics, chemistry, geolo-      career perspectives
                                                  gy, biology, ecology, biogeography, cli-         The	EMBC	is	strongly	oriented	to	the	fun-
The main difference and advantage of this         mate change), the structure and function-        damental understanding of the structure
Erasmus	 Mundus	 programme	 versus	 the	          ing	of	Marine	Biodiversity	(from	genes	to	       and function of marine biodiversity, the
Master	in	de	mariene	en	lacustriene	weten-        habitats) and with Impact studies.               acquisition	 of	 several	 kinds	 of	 tools	
schappen at Ghent University is the mobil-                                                         required	for	understanding	the	complexi-
ity and the co-operation between differ-          •	 Toolbox	 for	 investigating	 marine	 biodi-   ty of biodiversity patterns and processes
ent leading universities.                         versity (at least 20 ECTS) provides an           and finally to the application of this
                                                  advanced training in Statistics and experi-      knowledge for nature conservation and
                                                  mental	 design,	 Modelling,	 Taxonomy,	          restoration.
course content                                    Data	and	Information	Management,	Field	
Why	Marine	Biodiversity	and	Conservation?	        observations and interpretation and              The	EU-Marine	Strategy	provides	an	inte-
The marine environment is a precious asset.       Molecular	methods.	                              grated framework for analyzing relevant
Oceans and seas provide 99% of the avail-                                                          Community policies’ contributions to the
able living space on the planet, cover 71%        •	 Conservation	 and	 Restoration	 of	 marine	   protection of and the impact on the
of the earth's surface and contain 90% of         biodiversity (at least 10 ECTS) deals with the   marine environment. This EU-Strategy is
the	 biosphere	 and	 consequently	 a	 large	      application of the above mentioned theories      the basis for the national European
share	of	global	biological	diversity.	Marine	     and methods in order to develop a sustain-       authorities and policies at the one hand
ecosystems play a key role in climate and         able use of the marine environment.              and is the basis for debate at the global
weather processes. Indispensable to life                                                           scale regarding policies for Nature protec-
itself, the marine environment is also a                                                           tion and Conservation in general. The

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120 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Joint Master




EMBC	Masters	will	be	well	trained	to	oper-                  mobility                                               Students will choose in the first year
ate immediately within these policy envi-                   Student mobility is an integral part of the            among three universities – Ghent, Bremen
ronments.	 Most	 of	 them	 will	 use	 this	                 ERASMUS	MUNDUS	MSc	programme.	The	                     or Algarve – which are offering in the first
Master	 as	 a	 basis	 for	 Ph.D.	 research.	                student will live and learn in at least two            semester mainly the basic multidisciplinary
Masters	 and	 Post-docs	 specialized	 in	                   European cities and will receive a joint               courses. For the second semester, each of
Marine	Biodiversity	and	Conservation	can	                   degree	MSc	programme	run	by	six	European	              these universities is organizing more spe-
help in the implementation of the strate-                   universities.                                          cialized courses and will start with the
gies for future sustainable use of the natu-                Ghent University (Belgium)                             scientific training in research projects.
ral marine resources taking into account                    University of Bremen (Germany)
the natural ecological background of the                    University of the Algarve (Portugal)                   In the second year, the students move to
ecosystems.	 The	 added	 value	 for	 EMBC	                  University of Paris 6 (France)                         Paris, Oviedo or Klaipèda for the first
Masters	will	be	that	they	can	operate	on	a	                 University of Oviedo (Spain)                           semester. The second semester of the sec-
global scale since there is no restriction in               University of Klaipèda (Lithuania)                     ond year students can move again to the
the programme regarding types of biotopes                   There is an obligatory mobility for at least           research	institutes	(including	MarBEF	insti-
(going from the coast to the deep sea and                   one semester (30 ECTS) to one of the six               tutes) where the thesis work is done.
from poles to poles).                                       partner universities.




Master dissertation                                           2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87
In	 the	 second	 year,	 a	 research	 project	 (Master	        (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643
thesis) of 30 ECTS is scheduled.                              - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;
The	 master	 dissertation	 is	 a	 requirement	 for	        •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	
every candidate to obtain a masters’ degree. The              an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
master dissertation is an original piece of research          original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
work. It aims to develop and strengthen the                   a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
research capacity skills of the students. The stu-            mum two (2) years old);
dent selects a topic and is given guidance by a            •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
promoter or supervisor. The master dissertation               Language Centre confirming proficiency in
consists of a literature review part, a theoretical           English.
reflection and an original analysis of the topic.          >	Specific	language	requirements:
                                                           interest in the languages of the partner universi-
Admission requirements > diploma
                                                           ties is recommended.
•		For	non-Flemish	degrees:
   the course is open to students with at least a          Application deadline
   Bachelor	(or	Master)	degree	in	biology,	ecolo-          •	 Non-EU-students	 applying	 for	 an	 Erasmus	 	
   gy, environmental sciences, oceanography,                  Mundus	grant	(according	to	the	definitions	of	
   marine sciences, geography, geology, or other              Erasmus	Mundus):	January	15
   equivalent	degrees	with	minimum	180	credits.            •	 Other	 students:“self	 sponsored”	 non-EU-stu-
•		For	Flemish	degrees:	                                      dents: March	1;	EU-students:	June	1
   the exhaustive list of degrees giving access to
   this master can be consulted in the online              Enrolling institution
   course catalogue.                                       Ghent University

Language requirements                                      Tuition fee
>	General	language	requirements:                           •	7000	EUR	(annually)	for	non-EU	students	and	
                                                                                                                    CONTACT
the applicant must prove to have an advanced               •	3000	EUR	(annually)	for	EU-students
knowledge of the English language by providing:
                                                           Scholarships                                             Ghent University - Universiteit Gent
•	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	
                                                           Erasmus	Mundus	grants                                    Faculty of Sciences - Faculteit Wetenschappen
   applicant has successfully completed at least
                                                           A limited number of grants offered by the organ-         Prof.	dr.	Magda	Vincx
   one year of a study programme of which the
                                                           ising institutions (see website)                         Krijgslaan	281/S8,	9000	Gent
   medium of instruction was English, either at
                                                                                                                    +32 (0) 9 264 85 29
   an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary         Start/end of the programme
                                                                                                                    embc@UGent.be
   School;                                                 Two year programme
                                                                                                                    http://embc.marbef.org
•	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	   Start academic year: last week of September
   550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from

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Master of Statistical Data Analysis
60 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master




course content                                      solid background in basic statistical con-       career perspectives
Increasing computer power and the pro-              cepts	 and	 techniques,	 both	 from	 a	 theo-    Students who successfully finish the mas-
fessional need to extract objective infor-          retical and practical perspective.               ter	 program	 have	 acquired	 an	 advanced	
mation from observed data have lead to              This course runs in the first half of the        level of statistical knowledge and data
complex databases. In tandem, statistical           semester. In the second part of the semes-       analytical skills. They are ready to contrib-
science has become a broad discipline               ter, statistical knowledge and data-analyt-      ute as independent experts to a multidis-
with well developed methods and tech-               ic skills are further developed and applied      ciplinary team that designs, performs,
niques	 for	 the	 design	 and	 analysis	 of	 a	     to models for a univariate outcome in the        analyses and reports applied scientific
wide range of empirical studies.                    courses ‘Analysis of Continuous Data’ and        research. The demand is high and found in
In practice, information obtained from              ‘Categorical Data Analysis’. The course on       industry, banking, government, academia
correctly analyzed data allows to predict,          ‘Statistical Computing’ provides the skills      and research centres for the profit as well
adjust and even optimize processes based            necessary to work with databases and sta-        as non-profit sector. Whatever the field of
on evidence. On the other hand, ineffi-             tistical software focusing on the statistical    application, our masters are trained to
cient or haphazard data gathering and               programmes	SAS	and	R.	Besides	the	man-           handle practical problems in an objective
analysis can lead to inferior or misleading         datory courses, several elective courses are     scientific manner and to obtain insight
conclusions with possibly far-reaching              offered in the first or the second semester.     into the structure of data and the underly-
consequences.                                       These courses focus on more specific data        ing model. Our masters have been encour-
For this reason, international professional         types	 and	 research	 questions.	 They	 build	   aged to think critically and be creative
and research standards in various fields            upon the contents of the mandatory cours-        problem solvers.
demand	 high	 quality	 data	 analysis,	 per-        es. Full-time students and part-time stu-        Computational skills, flexibility, efficiency
formed	 by	 qualified	 statisticians.	 This	        dents in their last year also start exploring    and an attitude towards continuous learn-
programme offers intensive training in              literature relevant to their master disserta-    ing	 are	 important	 qualities	 that	 this	 pro-
modern statistical methods and data                 tion, in which they will solve a practical       gramme brings to its masters and that
analysis to scientists from a variety of            statistical problem in an interdisciplinary      prepare them for a successful career.
fields including biology, bio-informatics,          context. The second semester contains the
economy and marketing, environmental                mandatory course ‘Statistical Inference’
and life sciences, engineering, mathemat-           that provides the general methodological
ics and physics, psychology and social sci-         basis for statistical design and analysis of
ences …. It is designed to sharpen prob-            empirical studies. The elective courses
lem solving skills and build experience in          offered in one of both semesters include:
evidence based decision making. This                ‘Analysis of Univariate Time Series’, ‘Capita
complementary training enables scien-               Selecta’,	 ‘Causality	 and	 Missing	 Data’,	
tists to play a distinctly important role           ‘Computational	 Biology’,	 ‘Data	 Mining’,	
within their discipline.                            ‘Epidemiology’, ‘Experimental Design’,
                                                    ‘Longitudinal	Data	Analysis’,	‘Monte	Carlo	
                                                    and	 Computer	 Intensive	 Methods	 in	
course structure                                    Statistics’,	 ‘Multivariate	 Data	 Analysis’,	
The programme consists of five mandatory            ‘Spatial Statistics’ and ’Survival Analysis’.
courses, four elective courses and a master         The topic of the course ‘Capita Selecta’ var-
dissertation. Three courses are chosen from         ies yearly and is typically taught by a visit-
a predefined list. In every course, the             ing expert.
development of theory is supported by
projects and assignments which help                 Students in their final year also finish their
develop skills of practical data analysis and       master dissertation and report on their
provide hands on experience with real               methods and results both orally and in
data. The programme is taken either as a            writing. The master dissertation provides
one year full-time programme or is spread           students	 with	 the	 unique	 opportunity	 to	
over two or more years. Several courses are         learn first hand from an experienced stat-
taught in the evening. Four mandatory               istician how the statistical method gets
courses are offered in the first semester.          applied to solve real world problems. This
The programme starts with ‘Principles of            is an important component of the pro-
Statistical Data Analysis’ which provides a         gramme.


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                                                                                                                   MASTER                                    ECTS


                                                                                                                   GENERAL COURSES                            25

                                                                                                                   Principles of statistical data analysis        5
                                                                                                                   Statistical Computing                          5
                                                                                                                   Statistical Inference                          5
                                                                                                                   Analysis of Continuous Data                    5
                                                                                                                   Categorical Data Analysis                      5

                                                                                                                   OPTIONAL COURSES                           20

                                                                                                                   (At least 4 to be chosen from the list men-
                                                                                                                   tioned below, others from the study program-
                                                                                                                   mes of Ghent University and other institutions
                                                                                                                   of higher education of the Flemish Community)
                                                                                                                   Analysis of Univariate Time Series           5
                                                                                                                   Capita selecta                               5
                                                                                                                   Causality	and	Missing	Data		                 5	
                                                                                                                   Data	Mining		                                5	
                                                                                                                   Epidemiology                                 5
                                                                                                                   Longitudinal Data Analysis                   5
                                                                                                                   Monte	Carlo	and	Computer	Intensive	
Master dissertation                                           - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;         Methods	in	Statistics		                      5	
During the second term the students finish the             •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	   Multivariate	Data	Analysis		                 5	
master dissertation and report in writing as well             an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an        Survival Analysis                            5
as orally about the problem, the method they                  original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	    Experimental Design                          5
used to solve the problem, and the results. The               a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-       Spatial Statistics                           5
master dissertation allows the student to put                 mum two (2) years old);                              Computational Biology                        5
into	 practice	 the	 acquired	 knowledge	 and	 to	         •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
develop specific skills. This is an important inte-           Language Centre confirming proficiency in            MASTER DISSERTATION                        15
gral part of the training. Those who have fin-                English.
ished	 the	 training	 will	 actually	 be	 equipped	 to	    >	Specific	language	requirements:
develop the scientific method correctly and effi-          each faculty may impose specific language
ciently within an applied research setting.                requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be

Admission requirements > diploma                           Application deadline
•		For	non-Flemish	degrees:                                > General deadlines:
   the programme offers a profound training in             •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
   design, analysis and reporting of empirical             •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June
   research. It is meant for students who already
                                                           Enrolling institution
   have	a	Master	degree	from	study	fields	carry-
                                                           Ghent University
   ing enough mathematical background within
   different faculties.                                    Tuition fee
                                                           •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 pro-       CONTACT
•		For	Flemish	degrees:	
                                                              gramme	(60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR
   the exhaustive list of degrees giving access to                                                                 http://www.mastat.UGent.be/
                                                           •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 devel-
   this master can be consulted in the online
                                                              oping	countries	:	80	EUR                             Ghent University
   course catalogue.
                                                           (this fee does not include expenses such as course
                                                                                                                   Prof. Stijn Vansteelandt
Language requirements                                      books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)
                                                                                                                   Department	of	Applied	Mathematics	and
>	General	language	requirements:
                                                           Scholarships                                            Computer Science
the applicant must prove to have an advanced
                                                           > offered by Ghent University for master studies:       Krijgslaan 281 S9, B-9000 Gent
knowledge of the English language by providing:
                                                           a limited number of grants awarded on a com-            Stijn.Vansteelandt@UGent.be
•	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	
                                                           petitive basis – see: www.UGent.be > interna-           T +32 (0)9 264 47 76
   applicant has successfully completed at least
                                                           tional students > international degree students
   one year of a study programme of which the
                                                           > general information about grants:                     Prof. Els Goetghebeur (coordinator)
   medium of instruction was English, either at
                                                           http://www.highereducation.be                           Department	of	Applied	Mathematics	and
   an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary
                                                           http://www.studyinflanders.be                           Computer Science
   School;
•	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	   Start/end of the programme                              Krijgslaan 281 S9, B-9000 Gent
   550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from          One year programme                                      Els.Goetghebeur@UGent.be
   2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87         Start academic year: last week of September             T +32 (0)9 264 48 11
   (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643

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Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Photonics



the Erasmus Mundus Programme                       course content                                  course structure
by the European Commission                         Photonics is now widely recognized as a         The	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 MSc	 programme	 in	
The	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 programme	 is	 a	 co-        major innovation enabling discipline for        Photonics is a two-year (120 credits) fully
operation and mobility programme in the            the 21st century. It can be defined as that     English-taught programme, with the stu-
field of higher education organised by the         field of science and technology where the       dents spending one year in one country
European Commission. It aims to enhance            fundamental properties of light and its         and the other year in another country.
quality	in	European	higher	education	and	          interaction with matter are studied and
to promote intercultural understanding             applied.                                        The first year is mainly devoted to a pro-
through co-operation with third countries.                                                         gramme of core photonics courses with
                                                   Since several decades photonics has been        essentially the same content at all insti-
The programme is intended to strengthen            penetrating in ever more applications and       tutes, complemented by a number of
European co-operation and international            household appliances. At present, photon-       advanced photonics courses as well as a
links in higher education by supporting            ics is a discipline of key importance in        number of multidisciplinary courses.
high-quality	European	Masters	Courses,	by	         industrial sectors such as tele- and data
enabling students and visiting scholars            communication, display and camera indus-        In the second year the students move to
from around the world to engage in post-           try, biotechnology, solar energy, medical       another location where they continue to
graduate study at European universities,           instrumentation, laser material process-        take advanced photonics courses and
as well as by encouraging the outgoing             ing, etc.                                       multidisciplinary courses and where they
mobility of European students and schol-                                                           do their master thesis in a field of their
ars towards third countries.                       The	Erasmus	Mundus	Master	of	Science	in	        interest. The choice of second year loca-
The	Erasmus	Mundus	Masters	Courses	con-            Photonics	 builds	 upon	 three	 local	 MSc	     tion is mainly the result of the particular
stitute the central component around               programmes in Belgium, Sweden and the           research interests of the student. Indeed,
which	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 is	 built.	 They	 are	     UK. The research activities of the five         the five different universities offer thesis
high-quality	 integrated	 courses	 at	 master	     involved universities cover nearly all rele-    work in different particular sub-fields of
level offered by a consortium of at least          vant fundamental research (e.g. nano-,          photonics.
three universities in at least three differ-       and micro-photonic components in silicon,
ent European countries. The courses must           III-V semiconductors and polymers, femto-       European students have the opportunity
be "integrated" to be selected under               second lasers) and applications (e.g. opti-     to spend three months of the second mas-
Erasmus	 Mundus,	 which	 means	 that	 they	        cal sensing, data and telecommunications,       ter year at one of our non-European part-
must foresee a study period in at least two        quantum	cryptography,	displays).                ners: the University of Sydney (Australia),
of the three universities and that it must                                                         Zhejiang University (China) and the
lead to the award of a recognised double,          The	 Master	 of	 Science	 programme	 in	        University of Tokyo (Japan).
multiple or joint diploma.                         Photonics is a multidisciplinary programme
                                                   covering basic physics, material technolo-
organising institutes                              gies, electronics and applications in differ-
Five leading research and educational insti-       ent fields. Students will be trained to
tutions in Europe are collaborating to offer       become specialists in the field. In addition,
a	joint	Erasmus	Mundus	Master	of	Science	          students will be brought in contact with
programme in Photonics, providing a                European culture and languages and will
top-quality	education	in	all	aspects	of	pho-       get the chance to live in several European
tonics. The master programme has a dura-           cities (Brussels, Edinburgh, Ghent, Saint-
tion of two years (120 ECTS points), with          Andrews and Stockholm) with a long and
students spending a year in two different          still visible history.
countries.
Coordinator: Ghent University (Belgium).
Partners: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Bel-
gium), St-Andrews University and Heriot-
Watt	 University	 (U.K.),	 Royal	 Institute	 of	
Technology, Stockholm (Sweden).




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120 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master



MASTER       (YEAR 1)                       ECTS                                                          MASTER       (YEAR 2)                       ECTS


 GENERAL COURSES                                     BELGIUM                                              GENERAL COURSES
                                                     Sem. 1, Ghent University
 SCOTLAND                                                                                                 SCOTLAND
                                                     Dutch language course                         4
 Sem 1, University of St. Andrews                    Microphotonics		                         	    6	     Sem. 1 (week 1-6), Heriot Watt University
 Core Laser Physics                            4     Optical materials                             6      Nano Physics                                 4
 Advanced Laser Physics                        4     Mathematics	in	photonics	                	    4	     Nano Chemistry                               4
 Nonlinear	Optics	&	Modulators	        	       3	    Lasers                                        4      Nano Science Primer                          4
 Business awareness workshop                   2                                                          Project preparation                          3
                                                     Sem. 2, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
 Photonic Guiding                              2
                                                     Physics of technological processes            4      Sem. 1 (week 7-12), University of St. Andrews
 Photonic Crystals                             2
                                                     photonics laboratory                          4      Nonlinear	Optics	&	Modulators	       	       3	
 Core Photonics Laboratory                     3
                                                     Sensors	and	Microsystem	Electronics	 	        6			   Photonic Crystals                            2
 Advanced Photonics Laboratory                 4
                                                     Optical communication systems                 6      Advanced Photonics Laboratory                4
 Polymers	and	Liquid	Crystal	          					(2,5)	
                                                     Summer course                                 3      Project preparation                          4
 Photonics in Biomedicine                     (5)
                                                                                                          Business awareness Workshop                  2
 Sem. 2, Heriot-Watt University                      ELECTIVE COURSES                                     Contemporary Photonics                       2
 Ultrafast Photonics                          2
                                                                                                          Sem. 2, Heriot-Watt University or St. Andrews
 Fourier Optics                               2      Ghent University/Vrije Universiteit Brussel
 Optical Design                               2
                                                     Courses to be chosen from:
 Semiconductor Physics                        2                                                           MASTER	DISSERTATION		                	       30
                                                     -	Non-linear	and	quantum	optics	         	    4
 Material	Growth	and	Fabrication	    	        2	
                                                     - Optical sensors                             4      SWEDEN
 Semiconductor Devices                        4
                                                     - Photovoltaic energy conversion              4
 Optical Telecommunications                   4                                                           Sem. 1, KTH Stockholm
                                                     - Design of diffractive and refractive
 Optical Instrumentation and Sensors          2                                                           Photonics laboratory                         4.5
                                                       optical systems                             4
 Core Photonics Laboratory                    3                                                           Microwave	engineering	               	       7.5
                                                     - Optical spectroscopy of materials           4
 Advanced Photonics Laboratory                5
                                                     - Display technology (partim)                 4
 Summer course                                3                                                           Sem. 2, KTH Stockholm
                                                     - High speed photonic components              6
                                                     - Photonic Semiconductor Devices                     Advanced semiconductor materials             7.5
 SWEDEN
                                                       and technology                              6      Optical networking                           7.5
 Sem. 1, KTH Stockholm                               - Internship in Photonics                     4
                                                                                                          Sem. 1 and 2, KTH Stockholm
 Optics                                    9         - Quantum Physics for Electronics
 Principles of Communications              6           and Photonics                               5      Swedish language                             3
 Quantum Electronics                     7,5         - Advanced Photonics Laboratory               4
 Theory	and	Methodology	of	Science	with	             - Photonics                                   5      MASTER	DISSERTATION	                 	       30		
 Applications                            7,5
                                                     KTH Stockholm                                        BELGIUM (Ghent or Brussels)
 Sem. 2, KTH Stockholm                               - Information searching                       1,5    Dutch language course                        4
                                                     - Photonics Presentations                     1,5    Recent	developments	in	photonics	    	       4
 Fibre-optical communications              7,5
 Photonics                                 7,5       - Swedish 1, Elementary Level                 7,5
                                                     - Swedish Society, Culture and                       MASTER	DISSERTATION		                	       30
 Optics, continuation course                 6
 Information searching and                             Industry in Historical Perspective          6
                                                                                                          ELECTIVE COURSES                         8-12
 presentation	techniques	              	      3	     - Laser Engineering                           7,5
 Swedish language course                      3      - Simulation of Semiconductor Devices         7,5
                                                                                                          (see	First	Year	Master)	
 Summer course                                3      -	Optical	Measurement	Techniques	     	       6
                                                     -	Molecular	Electronics	              	       7,5
                                                     - Internship in Photonics                     4




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Master dissertation                                    •	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	
The	 master	 dissertation	 is	 a	 requirement	 for	       550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from
every candidate to obtain a master degree. The            2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87
master dissertation is an original piece of research      (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643
work. It aims to develop and strengthen the               - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;
research capacity skills of the students. The stu-     •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	
dent selects a topic and is given guidance by a           an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
promoter or supervisor. The master dissertation           original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
consists of a literature review part, a theoretical       a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
reflection and an original analysis of the topic.         mum two (2) years old);
                                                       •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
Admission requirements > diploma
                                                          Language Centre confirming proficiency in
•		For	non-Flemish	degrees:
                                                          English.
	 a	 bachelor	 degree	 or	 recognized	 equivalent	
                                                       >	Specific	language	requirements:
   from an accredited institution (minimum 3
                                                       each faculty may impose specific language
   years full time study or 180 ECTS credits) in
                                                       requirements: see: www.UGent.be
   Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Physics,
   Materials	 Science	 or	 a	 related	 discipline.	    Application deadline
   Students in their last year of such a bachelor      •	For	non-EU	students:	January	15
   programme will however also be considered.          •	For	EU-students:	May	31
•		For	Flemish	degrees:	                                                                                          CONTACT
                                                       Enrolling institution
   the exhaustive list of degrees giving access to
                                                       Ghent University
   this master can be consulted in the online
                                                                                                                  Secretariat	of	Erasmus	Mundus	
   course catalogue.                                   Tuition fee
                                                                                                                  Master	of	Science	in	Photonics	
                                                       •	For	non-EU	students:	7,000	EUR	(annually)
Language requirements                                                                                             Ghent University – Faculty of Engineering
                                                       •	For	EU-students:	2,000	EUR	(annually)
>	General	language	requirements:                                                                                  Department of Information Technology
the applicant must prove to have an advanced           Scholarships available                                     Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41
knowledge of the English language by providing:        •		For	non-EU	students:	Erasmus	Mundus	grants              9000 Gent - Belgium
•	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	    •		For	 EU-students:	 a	 mobility	 grant	 to	 study	 3	    T +32 (0)9 264 3339
   applicant has successfully completed at least          months at one of our non-EU partners                    (Photonics Secretariat)
   one year of a study programme of which the                                                                     F +32 (0)9 264 3593
                                                       Start/end of the programme
   medium of instruction was English, either at                                                                   EMMP@intec.UGent.be	
                                                       Starts with the beginning of the academic year
   an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary                                                                www.master-photonics.org
                                                       (depending on entry institute)
   School;
                                                       Two year programme

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European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science
and Engineering Physics (Fusion-Ep)
 120 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master




the Erasmus Mundus Programme                       European students can also spend 3 months          course structure
by the European Commission                         in	 the	 second	 Master	 in	 one	 of	 the	 fol-    Student mobility is an inherent part of the
The	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 programme	 is	 a	 co-        lowing institutes: UCLA, USA; University           programme structure and philosophy. We
operation and mobility programme in the                               s
                                                   of	Wisconsin-Madi	 on,	USA;	St.	Petersburg	        propose the following concrete mobility
field of higher education organised by the         State	Polytechnic	University,	Russia;	Moscow	      scheme. Each student resides at three uni-
European Commission. It aims to enhance            Engineering	 Physics	 Institute,	 Russia;	         versities in three different countries (60
quality	 in	 European	 higher	 education	 and	     University of Science and Technology of            ECTS credits at university A, 30 at B and 30
to promote intercultural understanding             China, China.                                      at C).
through co-operation with third countries.                                                            Furthermore all students meet in the year-
The programme is intended to strengthen                                                               ly summer event. Scholar co-operation
European co-operation and international            course content                                     and mobility is particularly promoted by
links in higher education by supporting            The studies in engineering physics are             the structural connection between the
high-quality	European	Masters	Courses,	by	         devoted to the technical applications of           specialised track education provided in
enabling students and visiting scholars            physics and strongly supported by the              semester 3 and the master thesis in the
from around the world to engage in post-           research activities in the different labora-       same track in semester 4.
graduate study at European universities,           tories within the Consortium. By combin-           Two master thesis tutors (responsible to
as well as by encouraging the outgoing             ing in a balanced way the basic concepts           guide the student in the 3rd and 4th semes-
mobility of European students and schol-           of a degree in engineering with the essen-         ter) are assigned to each student. The sum-
ars towards third countries.                       tials of an education as an engineering            mer event plays a crucial role here, but this
The	Erasmus	Mundus	Masters	Courses	con-            physicist, these studies seek to train engi-       is only the yearly culmination point of con-
stitute the central component around               neers capable of performing or leading             tacts between the involved teachers and
which	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 is	 built.	 They	 are	     technical and scientific research in univer-       research groups.
high-quality	 integrated	 courses	 at	 master	     sities, research establishments or industry.       The two-year FUSION-EP programme is
level offered by a consortium of at least          The engineering component of the stud-             organised over four semesters. The total
three universities in at least three differ-       ies makes the physics engineer familiar            training programme has to amount up to
ent European countries. The courses must           with the analysis, design and optimization         120	 ECTS	 and	 fulfil	 certain	 requirements	
be "integrated" to be selected under               of new and existing systems, products,             concerning	 mobility.	 This	 ensures	 a	 Master	
Erasmus	 Mundus,	 which	 means	 that	 they	        machines, materials etc., in which simplifi-       programme with a strong common standard
must foresee a study period in at least two        cation to manageable system descriptions           and a maximum flexibility to accommodate
of the three universities and that it must         (from rules of thumb to expert systems) is         for students with different interests, lan-
lead to the award of a recognised double,          essential. In the physics component the            guage knowledge and background.
multiple or joint diploma.                         reductionist approach holds centre stage;          EU students can spend three months in one
                                                   here experiments and mathematical mod-             of	 the	 partner	 institutions	 in	 China,	 Russia	
                                                   elling seek to reduce physical phenomena           or	USA	in	the	second	Master	(action	3).
organising institutes                              to their very essence and to discover the
By forming a network of institutes the             physical laws applicable. Even though the
European	Master	in	Nuclear	Fusion	Science	         approach has a more philosophical slant,
and Engineering Physics (FUSION-EP) pro-           the rigorous attitude is essential, and a
gramme builds on excellent competencies            physical theory should stand a validation
in the area of high-level multinational            by experiment.
research-oriented education in fusion-relat-       Physics engineers are trained, first and
ed engineering physics in close relation to        foremost,	 for	 R&D	 purposes.	 Their	 wide-
the research activities of the partners, and       ranging education makes them fit for all
with a well-integrated language and cul-           companies and research establishments
tural experience.                                  where	 interdisciplinary	 R&D	 requires	 in-
The joint FUSION-EP programme is offered           depth knowledge of physics. They will
by Ghent University, Belgium (coordinator);        constitute a substantial percentage of the
Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France;          large number of additional researchers
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan Stockholm,             required	 for	 the	 establishment	 of	 the	 EU	
Sweden; Universidad Complutense de                 as the best centre of excellence in the
Madrid,	 Spain;	 Universidad	 Carlos	 III	 de	     world. Both components of the studies
Madrid,	 Spain;	 Universidad	 Politécnica	         especially	 qualify	 the	 physics	 engineer	 to	
de	 Madrid,	 Spain;	 Universität	 Stuttgart,	      fill executive jobs at a later stage.
Germany. The joint or multiple degrees are
recognised in Belgium, France, Sweden,
Spain and Germany. Thanks to action 3,

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Master dissertation                                    •	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	
The	 master	 dissertation	 is	 a	 requirement	 for	       550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from
every candidate to obtain a master degree. The            2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87
master dissertation is an original piece of research      (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643
work. It aims to develop and strengthen the               - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;
research capacity skills of the students. The stu-     •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	
dent selects a topic and is given guidance by a           an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
promoter or supervisor. The master dissertation           original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
consists of a literature review part, a theoretical       a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
reflection and an original analysis of the topic.         mum two (2) years old);
                                                       •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
Admission requirements > diploma
                                                          Language Centre confirming proficiency in
•		For	non-Flemish	degrees:
                                                          English.
	 the	 minimum	 degree	 required	 is	 a	 Bachelor	
                                                       >	Specific	language	requirements:
   degree in Physics or Engineering. Specialisation
                                                       each faculty may impose specific language
   in Plasma and Nuclear Physics is advised but
                                                       requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be
   not	obligatory.	Research	in	Plasma	or	nuclear	
   physics is an asset.                                Application deadline
	 Three	recommendation	letters	are	required.	If	       •	For	non-European	students:	January	15
   the institute you are from is famous for plas-      •	For	European	students:	June	15	
   ma or nuclear research, this is an asset too.
                                                       Enrolling institution
•		For	Flemish	degrees:	                               Ghent University
   the exhaustive list of degrees giving access to
                                                       Tuition fee
   this master can be consulted in the online
                                                       •	For	non-European	students:	6,000	EUR                     CONTACT
   course catalogue.
                                                       •	For	European	students:	1,000	EUR
Language requirements                                  Scholarships                                               Prof. Ir. G. Van Oost
>	General	language	requirements:                       •		For	non-EU	students:	Erasmus	Mundus	grants              Faculty of Engineering
the applicant must prove to have an advanced           •		For	EU	students:	grants	to	spend	3	months	in	           Department of Applied Physics
knowledge of the English language by providing:           one	of	the	partner	institutions	in	China,	Russia	       Jozef Plateaustraat 22, B-9000 Gent
•	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	       or	USA	in	second	Master	(action	3).	                    T +32 (0)9 264 38 34
   applicant has successfully completed at least                                                                  EMFusion@UGent.be
   one year of a study programme of which the          Start/end of the programme
                                                                                                                  Guido.VanOost@UGent.be
   medium of instruction was English, either at        Starts with the beginning of the academic year
   an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary     (depending on entry institute)                             http://em-master-fusion.org/
   School;                                             Two year programme

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European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science
and Engineering Physics (Fusion-Ep)



MASTER      (YEAR 1)                       ECTS                                               ECTS

                                                                                                     PLASMA PHYSICS
GENERAL COURSES                               45   ELECTIVE COURSES                             15
                                                                                                     -	Theoretical	and	Experimental	Methods	in
                                                                                                        Plasma Physics
GHENT UNIVERSITY (Belgium)                         GHENT UNIVERSITY (Belgium)
                                                                                                     - Nonlinear Dynamics, Hydrodynamics and
-	Dutch	Language	and	Flemish	Culture	(+	MA2)                                                         		Magnetohydrodynamics
                                                   PREPARATORY COURSES
- Applied Electromagnetism
- Computational Solutions of Wave Problems         - Statistical Physics                             COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PHYSICS
-	Atomic	and	Molecular	Physics                     -	Quantum	Mechanics	II                            -	Theoretical	and	Computational	Methods	in	
- Plasma Physics                                                                                        Plasma Physics
                                                   PLASMA PHYSICS
- Nuclear Instrumentation                                                                            -	Numerical	Methods	in	Fluid	and	Solid	
                                                   - Semiconductor Component Physics                 		Mechanics
-	Continuum	Mechanics
                                                   - Physical Chemistry
- Cross-Course Project
                                                   - Plasma Technology and Fusion Technology         UNIVERSITÄT STUTTGART (Germany)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN (Sweden)
                                                   COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PHYSICS                  PREPARATORY COURSES
-	Swedish	Society	(+	MA2)
                                                   -	Electromagnetism	and	Relativity	Theory          - Quantum Theory
-	Electromagnetic	Waves	in	Dispersive	Media
- Computational Physics                                                                              - Traffic Theory from the Statistical Point of
                                                   INSTRUMENTATION AND RADIATION
-	Atomic	and	Molecular	Physics                                                                          View
                                                   -	Materials	Observation	Techniques
- Plasma Physics
                                                   - Photonics                                       PLASMA PHYSICS
-	Energy	and	Fusion	Research
                                                                                                     -	Electronic	Structure	of	Condensed	Matter	I	+	II
-	Mechanics	of	Continuous	Media	-	Chaos	and	       KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN (Sweden)
                                                                                                     - Transport Theory
  Self-organisation
                                                   PLASMA PHYSICS                                    -	Fokker-Planck	Equation	and	Irreversible
MADRID (UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE                                                                        Thermodynamics
DE MADRID, UNIVERSIDAD                             -   Plasma Physics Supplementary Course           - Synergetics I + II
POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID, UNIVERSIDAD                 -   Space Physics                                 -	Fusion	Research
CARLOS III DE MADRID) (Spain)                      -   Field Theory for Wave Guides                  - Theory of Chaos
- Language and Culture: Spanish (Basic) and        -   Electromagnetic Wave Propagation              - Superconductivity I + II
		Technical	English	(Intermediate)	(+	MA2)                                                           -	Advanced	Condensed	Matter	Physics
                                                   COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PHYSICS
- Classical Electrodynamics                                                                          - Solid State Spectroscopy
- Computational Physics                            -	Mathematical	Methods	in	Physics                 - Quantum Field Theory of Solids I + II
-	Introductory	Atomic	and	Molecular	Physics        - Computational Physics, Additional Course        -	Microstructures	of	Metals	and	Alloys	I	+	II
- Plasma Physics                                                                                     - Plasma Technology
                                                   INSTRUMENTATION AND RADIATION
-	Experimental	Techniques	in	Plasmas,	Nuclear	
		Physics	and	Materials                            - Physics at Accelerators                         COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PHYSICS
- Fluid Dynamics                                   -	Radiation	Detectors	and	Medical	Imaging         -	Mathematical	Methods
-	Laboratory	Project:	Experimental	Techniques      - Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves
		in	Plasmas,	Nuclear	Physics	and	Materials        - Field Theory for Wave Guides                    INSTRUMENTATION AND RADIATION
                                                                                                     - Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces I + II
UNIVERSITÉ HENRI POINCARÉ, NANCY I (France)        MADRID (UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE
                                                   DE MADRID, UNIVERSIDAD                            -	Spectroscopy	in	Biological	Condensed	Matter	I	
- Language and Culture: French + Technical         POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID, UNIVERSIDAD                   + II
		English	(Intermediate)	(+	MA2)                   CARLOS III DE MADRID) (Spain)                     - Semiconductor Physics I + II
- Computational Physics                                                                              -	Nuclear	Techniques	in	Solid	State	Physics	II	
-	Atomic	and	Molecular	Physics                     PREPARATORY COURSES
- Plasma Physics Basic Course                      - Statistical Physics
- Instrumentation and Signal Processing            -	Advanced	Atomic	and	Molecular	Physics
-	Mechanics	of	Continuous	Media                    -	Materials	Physics
- Classical Electrodynamics, Waves, Antenna
  and Emission Processes                           UNIVERSITÉ HENRI POINCARÉ, NANCY I (France)
- Lab Project
                                                   PREPARATORY COURSES
UNIVERSITÄT STUTTGART (Germany)                    -	Mathematical	Methods	for	Physicists
-	German	for	Foreigners	Intensive	Course	(+	MA2)   - Statistical Physics
- Physics of Atoms and Nuclei                      - Quantum Physics
-	Molecular	Physics                                - Thermodynamics and Introduction to
-	Simulation	Methods	in	Physics	I	+	II                Statistical Physics
- Plasma Physics I + II                            -	Non-Equilibrium	Systems	and	Transport	
- Advanced Physical Laboratory                       Phenomena
- Electrodynamics



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MASTER      (YEAR 2)                       ECTS   - Computational Plasma Physics
                                                  -	Magneto	Hydrodynamics
GENERAL COURSES                              6    -	Partial	Differential	Equations;	Applications	to
                                                    Plasmas and Fluids
ALL UNIVERSITIES
                                                  INSTRUMENTATION AND RADIATION
-	Language	and	Culture	courses:	see	MA1
                                                  - Nuclear Physics and Fusion
                                                  - Engineering in Fusion Devices: Design, Safety
ELECTIVE COURSES                             24
                                                     and Fuelling Technology
                                                  -	Engineering	in	Fusion	Devices:	Robotics	and
GHENT UNIVERSITY (Belgium)
                                                     Control
PLASMA PHYSICS                                    -	Advanced	Materials	for	Fusion
- Surface Physics and Thin Films                  -	Plasma	Diagnostics	and	Materials	Technology
- Composites                                      - Plasma-Wall Interaction in Fusion Plasmas
-	Physical	Materials	Science                      - Plasma Technology Applied to Industry
-	Optical	Materials                               UNIVERSITÉ HENRI POINCARÉ, NANCY I (France)
-	Simulations	and	Modeling	for	the	Nanoscale
                                                  PLASMA PHYSICS
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PHYSICS
                                                  - Advanced Statistical Physics
-	Mathematical	Methods
                                                  - Characterisation of Turbulence: from
-	Fluid	Mechanics
                                                  			Diagnostic	Methods	to	Data	Processing
- Antennas and Propagation
                                                  - Plasma-Wall Interactions
- Advanced Electromagnetics
                                                  - Plasma Diagnostics
INSTRUMENTATION AND RADIATION                     - Electric Discharges and Plasma Processing
                                                  - Characterisation of Thin Layers
- Nuclear Instrumentation
                                                  -	Advanced	Methods	in	Data	Processing
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN (Sweden)              -	Equilibrium	and	MHD	Stability	of	Fusion	
                                                    Plasmas
PLASMA PHYSICS                                    -	Physics	and	Technology	of	Magnetic	Fusion
- Experimental Fusion Plasma Physics              - Plasma Physics Complements
- Space Physics                                   - Plasma Turbulence, Transport and Heating
- Chaos and Self-organisation
                                                  COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PHYSICS
- Field Theory for Wave Guides
-	Experimental	Techniques	in	Space	Plasma	        - Advanced Statistical Physics
  Physics                                         -	Finite	Elements	Methods
                                                  -	Finite	Difference	and	Finite	Volume	Methods
INSTRUMENTATION AND RADIATION                     -	Plasma	Modelling	and	Numerical	Simulations
- Field Theory for Wave Guides                    -	Advanced	Methods	in	Data	Processing
- Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves             -	Equilibrium	and	MHD	Stability	of	Fusion	
                                                    Plasmas
MADRID (UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE
                                                  -	Physics	and	Technology	of	Magnetic	Fusion
DE MADRID, UNIVERSIDAD
POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID, UNIVERSIDAD                - Plasma Physics Complements
CARLOS III DE MADRID) (Spain)                     - Plasma Turbulence, Transport and Heating

                                                  UNIVERSITÄT STUTTGART (Germany)
PLASMA PHYSICS
- Inertial Confinement Fusion                     PLASMA PHYSICS
-	Models	for	the	Description	of	Nuclear	Fusion	
                                                  -	See	MA1	+
  Plasma
                                                  - Analysis of Turbulent Processes in Plasmas
-	Fusion	Reactor	Physics
                                                  -	Measurement	of	Turbulent	Processes	in	
-	Plasma	Diagnostics	and	Materials	Technology
                                                    Plasmas
-	Magneto	Hydrodynamics
                                                  - Turbulent Processes in Plasmas
- Plasma in Space and Astrophysics
                                                  COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PHYSICS
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PHYSICS
                                                  -	See	MA1
-	Computational	Techniques	in	Atomic	and	
			Molecular	Structure,	Dynamics	and	             INSTRUMENTATION AND RADIATION
   Spectroscopy                                   -	See	MA1	
-	Models	for	the	Description	of	Nuclear	Fusion	
  Plasma                                          MASTER DISSERTATION                            30



                                                                                                      35
Master of Textile Engineering
Organised jointly by different European universities




course content                                   course structure                                  career perspectives
The	Master	of	Textile	Engineering	is	a	two-      The	 programme	 of	 the	 Master	 of	 Textile	     The	degree	Master	of	Textile	Engineering	
year	 Master	 programme	 in	 the	 field	 of	     Engineering is a full-time programme,             can lead to different careers involving
textile engineering. The programme was           lectured in English. All major European           textile knowledge in the broadest sense
developed in the framework of and with           universities offering a textile degree par-       of the word. Students obtain a thorough
full support of the Erasmus programme of         ticipate in the programme. As such, the           understanding of all aspects related to
the European Union.                              programme benefits from the strengths of          textiles and, as such, are prepared for jobs
The	Master	of	Textile	Engineering	builds	an	     the already existing textile programmes in        requiring	elaborate	knowledge	in	textiles.	  	
international and highly advanced pro-           Europe, and covers all modern areas rela-         The	 jobs	 imply	 technical	 functions,	 R&D	
gramme in which the latest developments          ted to textiles.                                  functions and (general) management
in the textile field are incorporated. The       The programme is organised at different           functions. Employment has an explicit
programme aims at stemming the tide of           locations: the students spend one semes-          international dimension which is also the
the continuous lack of interest for textile      ter (four to six months) at different uni-        consequence	 of	 the	 international	 and	
education among young people. To this            versities (i.e. host universities). Specialised   global character of the programme itself.
purpose, textile education is brought in a       lecturers can come as well from the host
multidisciplinary way, and the strengths of      university as from another participating
the most renowned education specialists in       university. The last semester of the two-
the domain of textiles in Europe are             year programme is meant for the thesis at
                                                                                                    .
brought together. The programme ensures          one of the participating universities (to be
that the demands of an industry continu-         chosen by the student) under supervision
ously striving for technological innovation,     of a tutor, possibly in co-operation with the
creativity,	 quality	 and	 an	 excellent	 per-   industry.
forming management are fulfilled.
                                                 Students who are admitted spend one
                                                 year and a half (three semesters) in three
                                                 geographically spread regions in Europe
                                                 where they are taught by a large number
                                                 of professors of the participating universi-
                                                 ties. Each lecturer passes on his or her
                                                 specific knowledge in a course module
                                                 covering one or two weeks.

                                                 Next to the traditional lecturing meth-
                                                 ods, active methods are used such as case
                                                 studies, presentation of papers, practical
                                                 work in laboratories etc. To link theory
                                                 with practice, company visits in the host
                                                 country are regularly organised.




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  120 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master



                                                            MASTER         (YEAR 1)                          ECTS   MASTER      (YEAR 2)                       ECTS


                                                             GENERAL COURSES                                  60    GENERAL COURSES                            30

                                                             Analytical	Techniques		                     3          Advanced and Specialised Textile
                                                             Automation and Process Control              3          Processing	-	Mechanical		                    9
                                                             Biomaterials                                3          Clothing	Construction	Techniques		           3
                                                             Biotechnology                               3          Ecological and Environmental Aspects         3
                                                             Composites                                  3          Industrial Information Systems               3
                                                             Creative Textile Design                     3          International	Markets	for	Textiles	
                                                             Design	Management		                         3          and Clothing                                 3
                                                             High Technology Fibres                      3          Management,	Logistics	and	Distribution		     3
                                                             High-Performance Fibres                     3          Quality	and	Environmental	Management		       3
                                                             Mechanics	of	Textile	Materials		            3          Supply	Chain	Management		                    3
                                                             Advanced and Specialised Textile
                                                             Processing -Dyeing and Finishing            6          MASTER DISSERTATION                        30
                                                             Application of Technical Textiles           3
                                                             Applied Textile Process Engineering         3
                                                             Computer Aided Textile Design
                                                             and	Manufacturing		                         3
                                                             Functional Finishing                        3
                                                             Functional	Textile	Materials		              3
                                                             Medical,	Transportation	and	
                                                             Construction Textiles                       3
                                                             Technical	Textile	Manufacturing	Technology		6



Master dissertation                                           original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
The	 master	 dissertation	 is	 a	 requirement	 for	           a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
every candidate to obtain a master degree. The                mum two (2) years old);
master dissertation is an original piece of research       •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
work. The aim is to develop and strengthen the                Language Centre confirming proficiency in
research capacity skills of the students. The stu-            English.
dent selects a topic and is given guidance by a            >	Specific	language	requirements:
promoter or supervisor. The master dissertation            each faculty may impose specific language
consists of a literature review part, a theoretical        requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be
reflection and an original analysis of the topic.
                                                           Application deadline
Admission requirements > diploma                           > General deadlines:
•		for	non-Flemish	degrees:                                •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
   students having a higher education degree               •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June
   (BSc, BEng, etc.) in textiles or related areas.
•		for	Flemish	degrees:	                                   Enrolling institution
   the exhaustive list of degrees giving access to         Ghent University
   this master can be consulted in the online              Tuition fee
   course catalogue.                                       •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 pro-
Language requirements                                         gramme	(60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR
>	General	language	requirements:                           •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 devel-
the applicant must prove to have an advanced                  oping	countries	:	80	EUR
knowledge of the English language by providing:            (this fee does not include expenses such as course
•	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	        books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)
   applicant has successfully completed at least           Scholarships
   one year of a study programme of which the              > Offered by Ghent University for master studies:
   medium of instruction was English, either at            a limited number of grants awarded on a com-
   an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary         petitive basis – see: www.UGent.be > interna-
   School;                                                 tional students > international degree students
•	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	   > General information about grants:
   550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from          http://www.highereducation.be
   2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87         http://www.studyinflanders.be
                                                                                                                    CONTACT
   (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643
                                                           Start/end of the programme
   - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;
                                                           Two year programme                                       http://textiles.UGent.be
•	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	
                                                           Start academic year: last week of September
   an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an

                                                                                                                                                           37
Master of Nuclear Engineering

60 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master




course content                                      course structure                                             career perspectives
Probably the most familiar nuclear engi-            The programme consists of a set of gen-                      The	 objective	 of	 the	 Master	 of	 Nuclear	
neering application is the production of            eral courses followed by some elective                       Engineering	is	to	offer	present/future	pro-
electricity by means of nuclear power.              advanced courses, an internship and a                        fessionals and researchers a solid back-
Over 30% of electricity in the EU and               master thesis work. The schedule of the                      ground in the different disciplines of
roughly 55% in Belgium is provided by               programme will stimulate the students’                       nuclear engineering.
nuclear	power.	Moreover,	at	a	small	abso-           mobility in the preparation of their master
lute but high relative scale, Belgium               thesis work: internship in industry, in
developed on its territory almost all kinds         research centres or in universities within
of nuclear activities: power plants, fuel           Belgium or Europe. The lectures are taught
production, radioelement production, engi-          at the premises of the Belgian nuclear
neering companies, accelerator design and           research	 centre	 SCK•CEN.	 The	 laboratory	
fabrication, waste management, safety               exercises make use of the nuclear facilities
management, nuclear medicine, research              of	 SCK•CEN.	 Various	 technical	 visits	 are	
and… higher education.                              organised to research and industrial nucle-
The	 Master	 of	 Nuclear	 Engineering	 is	 a	       ar facilities.
one-year programme organised by major
Belgian universities in collaboration with
SCK•CEN,	 the	 Belgian	 Nuclear	 Research	
Centre. The programme is taught in English.
Its high modularity allows optimal time
                                                      Master dissertation                                           an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
management for teachers and students, it              The	 master	 dissertation	 is	 a	 requirement	 for	           original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
facilitates individual participation in selec-        every candidate to obtain a master degree. The                a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
ted courses e.g. advanced courses in the              master dissertation is an original piece of research          mum two (2) years old);
context of continuous professional devel-             work. It aims to develop and strengthen the                •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
opment and it also facilitates foreign stu-           research capacity skills of the students. The stu-            Language Centre confirming proficiency in
                                                      dent selects a topic and is given guidance by a               English.
dents’ participation in blocs of courses.
                                                      promoter or supervisor. The master dissertation            >	Specific	language	requirements:
The	Belgian	Master	of	Nuclear	Engineering	            consists of a literature review part, a theoretical        each faculty may impose specific language
programme is embedded in the European                 reflection and an original analysis of the topic.          requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be
ENEN association, a non-profit interna-
                                                      Admission requirements > diploma                           Application deadline
tional organization of universities and               •		for	non-Flemish	degrees:                                > General deadlines:
research centres for the preservation and                applicants must have obtained an academic               •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
further development of higher nuclear edu-               Bachelor	 of	 Science	 degree	 (or	 an	 equivalent	     •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June
cation	and	expertise.	The	Belgian	Master	of	             degree) in a discipline related to the content
                                                                                                                 Enrolling institution
                                                         of the programme from a recognised
Nuclear Engineering programme, where                                                                             Ghent University
                                                         University, College or Institute.
appropriate, collaborates with the ANENT,
                                                      •		for	Flemish	degrees:	                                   Tuition fee
the Asian Network for Education in                                                                               •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 pro-
                                                         the exhaustive list of degrees giving access to
Nuclear Technology.                                      this master can be consulted in the online                 gramme	(60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR
                                                         course catalogue.                                       •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 devel-
                                                                                                                    oping	countries	:	80	EUR
                                                      Language requirements                                      (this fee does not include expenses such as course
                                                      >	General	language	requirements:                           books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)
                                                      the applicant must prove to have an advanced
                                                      knowledge of the English language by providing:            Scholarships
                                                      •	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	        > Offered by Ghent University for master stud-
                                                         applicant has successfully completed at least           ies: a limited number of grants awarded on a
                                                         one year of a study programme of which the              competitive basis – see: www.UGent.be > inter-
                                                         medium of instruction was English, either at            national students > international degree stu-
                                                         an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary         dents
                                                         School;                                                 > General information about grants:
                                                      •	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	   http://www.highereducation.be
                                                         550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from          http://www.studyinflanders.be
                                                         2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87         Start/end of the programme
                                                         (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643         One year programme
                                                         - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;            Start academic year: last week of September
                                                      •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	

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MASTER 1                                 ECTS


GENERAL COURSES                           45

Nuclear Energy: Introduction                  3
Nuclear Physics: Introduction                 3
Nuclear	Materials	I		                         3
Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Applied
Radiochemistry		                              3
Nuclear	Materials	II		                        3
Nuclear Theory and Experiments                8
Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics                    6
Radiation	Protection	and	Nuclear	
Measurements		                                6
Operation and Control                         3
Reliability	and	Safety		                      3
Advanced Topics                               4

MASTER DISSERTATION                       15




CONTACT


Ghent University
Faculty of Engineering – Department of
Electrical energy, systems and automation
Prof.	J.-M.	Noterdaeme
Technologiepark Zwijnaarde 914
9052 Gent-Zwijnaarde - T +32 (0)9 264 56 54
Belgium Nuclear Research Centre
SCK•CEN	-	Boeretang	200,	2400	Mol
Gert Van den Eynde
gert.van.den.eynde@sckcen.be
T +32 (0)14 33 22 30
www.sckcen.be/bnen


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Master of Science of Nutrition and Rural Development
Main subjects: HUMAN NUTRITION • RURAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT • TROPICAL AGRICULTURE




course content                                   tion policy, nutrition surveillance, nutri-    grounds. The second part of courses given
Food security and sustainable develop-           tion practices, nutrition research, and food   during the first year are mainly specific
ment	 of	 rural	 areas	 requires	 specialists	   safety, all referring to the nutrition prob-   courses for each of the three main sub-
with an integrated and multidimensional          lems in developing countries.                  jects, but aiming at achieving a more spe-
view on development problems. They                                                              cific but broad common base for the stu-
should be able to elaborate, implement           Rural Economics and Management (REM)           dents of each specific main subject. The
and evaluate strategies and policies,            The objective is to give students specific     second	 year	 of	 this	 MSc	 programme	 pro-
adapted to the specific needs and possi-         expertise on the socio-economic mecha-         vides a more in-depth understanding of
bilities of developing countries.                nisms causing failure and success of in        the specific problems and their solutions
The	 Master	 of	 Science	 of	 Nutrition	 and	    rural development, and to provide them         for the main subject they have chosen.
Rural	Development	will	form	specialists	in	      with	adequate	tools	for	the	planning	and	      The second year therefore consists of spe-
this field.                                      implementation of sustainable, integrated      cific courses on each main subject chosen,
The programme provides a choice among            rural development strategies and inter-        optional	 courses	 and	 Master	 Dissertation	
three main subjects, to be specified at the      ventions. To achieve this, students receive    research. For the optional courses the stu-
first registration:                              in-depth knowledge about agronomic,            dent may choose among the specific
- Human Nutrition (HuNu)                         environmental, economic, social, financial,    courses	of	the	other	main	subjects,	or	he/	
-	 Rural	 Economics	 and	 Management	            institutional and policy aspects of food       she can propose other courses offered in
(REM)                                            production systems, the functioning of         English at UGent as long as they enable
-	 Tropical	 Agriculture	 (Major	 Animal	        food markets and the impact of agricul-        the student to compile a tailor-made study
Production	 or	 Plant	 Production)	 (TAAP/       tural policies and rural institutions on the   curriculum	 enhancing	 his/her	 individual	
TAPP)                                            development of rural areas.                    needs or interests.

The common part of the programme con-            Tropical Agriculture (TA)
sists of modules providing basic know--          Wishes to deliver technical knowledge          career perspectives
ledge, theoretical insights and methodo-         related to agriculture focussing on devel-     For Overseas students:
logical skills in the areas of production,       oping countries. The students can special-     •	Research	 and	 teaching	 at	 universities,	
transformation, preservation, marketing          ize in animal production or plant produc-        private or governmental;
and consumption aspects of food produc-          tion by choosing the specific major. The       •	Research	in	research	institutes,	private	
tion, nutrition and marketing. Further,          major on Animal production delivers in-          or governmental;
students	 are	 trained	 in	 quantitative	 and	   depth knowledge on production biology,         •	Development	project	collaborators;
qualitative	research	methods	for	the	iden-       animal nutrition, pasture management,          •	Independent	consultants;
tification and assessment of food prob-          animal genetics … The major on Plant           •	Policy	preparation;
lems, the ranking of underlying factors          production focuses on themes like ethno-       •	Administration	of	rural	projects;
and the elaboration and evaluation of            botany, crop protection, plant breeding,       •	….
appropriate interventions.                       plant biotechnology ... The courses are
Furthermore, the programme develops              applicative, and aim at presenting solu-       For European students:
written and oral communication skills and        tions for agricultural problems in develop-    •	Overseas	 project	 collaborators	 for	 local	
management capacities. The students are          ing countries in an interdisciplinary way.       and overseas governmental and local or
further trained in independent research                                                           international, non-governmental devel-
and interdisciplinary teamwork. The stu-                                                          opment organisations in the domains
dents obtain a specific expertise, depend-       course structure                                 taught in the study programme;
ing on their main subject.                       Students should choose the main subject        •	Consultancy	 overseas	 after	 some	 years	
                                                 they want to follow (including the major         of experience;
Human Nutrition (HuNu)                           if applicable) the moment they apply for       •	Involved	in	Europe	in	some	non-govern-
The objective is to transfer specific and        inscription at UGent. In the first year of       mental organisations, active in the deve-
profound knowledge, insights and skills          the	 MSc	 programme	 30	 ECTS	 are	 com-         lopment cooperation field;
related to food security and nutrition           monly taught. These courses are giving         •	In	 administration	 as	 policy	 preparatory	
problems and solutions at population             in-depth knowledge and know-how in               jobs;
level.                                           some more general courses related to           •	In	rural	development	research	and	project	
Therefore, this subject focuses on subject       nutrition and rural development, in order        preparation.
areas such as food chemistry, food science,      to achieve a common base level between
nutritional	 requirements,	 food	 and	 nutri-    all programme students of different back-


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120 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master



MASTER       (YEAR 1)                       ECTS    MASTER        (YEAR 2)                    ECTS


 GENERAL COURSES                             30      OPTIONAL COURSES                         20

 Applied Statistics                           5      HUMAN NUTRITION
 Human Nutrition                              5      Food and Nutrition Interventions           5
 Tropical Food Production                     5      Food and Nutrition Policies                5
 Human Development Economics                  5      Food and Nutrition Epidemiology            5
 Planning and Project Design                  7      Community Health Promotion                 5
 Seminars in Nutrition and
 Rural	Development		                          3      RURAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
                                                     Economics	and	Management	of
 OPTIONAL COURSES                            30      Natural	Resources			                       5
                                                     Rural	Project	Management		                 5
 HUMAN NUTRITION                                     Advanced	Marketing	and	Agribusiness	
 Food Chemistry                               5      Management		                               5
 Food	Marketing	and	Consumer	Behaviour		      5      Agricultural Sociology and Extension       5
 Post-Harvest Handling, Processing and
                                                     TROPICAL AGRICULTURE
 Preservation                                 5
                                                     Rural	Development	and	Poverty		            5
 Food Safety                                  4
                                                     MAJOR	TROPICAL	PLANT	PRODUCTION
 Nutrition Disorders                          6
                                                     Post-Harvest Handling, Processing and
 Functional Foods                             5
                                                     Preservation                               5
 RURAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT                      Properties	and	Management	of	Soils	in	
 Food	Marketing	and	Consumer	Behaviour		      5      the Tropics                                5
 Rural	Development	and	Poverty		              5      Tropical Forestry                          5
 Agricultural	and	Rural	Policy	               5      MAJOR	TROPICAL	ANIMAL	PRODUCTION
 Farm	Management		                            5      Milk	and	Dairy	Technology	                 4
 Agricultural Economics of Developing                Sustainable Animal Husbandry               6
 Countries                                    5      Animal Disease Control and Veterinary
 Applied	Rural	Economic	Research	Methods		    5      Epidemiology                               5

 TROPICAL AGRICULTURE                                ELECTIVE COURSES                         10
 Tropical Animal Production                   4
 Tropical Crop Production                     4      From the study programmes at UGent
 MAJOR	TROPICAL	PLANT	PRODUCTION
 Ethnobotany and New Crop Development         4      MASTER DISSERTATION                      30
 Molecular	Techniques	                        3
 Plant Biotechnology                          5
 Tropical Crop Protection                     4
 Plant Breeding                               5
 MAJOR	TROPICAL	ANIMAL	PRODUCTION
 Applied Animal Genetics                      5
 Animal Production Biology                    5
 Animal Nutrition                             5
 Meat	and	Meat	Products	                      4
 Tropical	Pasture	Management	                 3




                                                                                                     CONTACT


                                                                                                     Ghent University
                                                                                                     Master	of	Science	of	Nutrition	and	Rural	
                                                                                                     Development
                                                                                                     Mrs.	ir.	A.-M.	Remaut-De	Winter	
                                                                                                     pp. Prof. dr. ir. L. D’Haese
                                                                                                     Coupure links 653, B-9000 Gent
                                                                                                     Phone: +32 (0)9 264 61 80
                                                                                                     Fax +32 (0) 9 264 62 22
                                                                                                     Annemarie.Dewinter@UGent. be


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Master of Science of Nutrition and Rural Development


Master dissertation                                        Academic	Bachelor	Degree,	Master	Degree)	issued	
It is highly recommended that students return to           by an institution officially recognized by the
their home country or another developing coun-             Flemish Government, applicants must be able to
try to do the data collection or field research. A         prove their proficiency in English. There are four
local co-promoter (nominated by the staff of the           possibilities to supply this proof:
programme) will assist them during that period.            •		TOEFL	 certificate	 (the	 UGent	 TOEFL	 code	 is	
                                                              2643) with:
Admission requirements > diploma
                                                              a minimum total score of 550 on the paper
Each application will be evaluated by a board of
                                                              based test, or
admission of the specific programme and has to
                                                              a minimum total score of 79 on an internet
be approved by the Faculty Council and by the
                                                              based test
Rector’s	office.
                                                              (the test validity is max. 2 years);
• Entry conditions
                                                           •		IELTS	 with	 a	 minimum	 overall	 band	 score	 of	 6	
  Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree of
                                                              (the test validity is max. 2 years);
  minimum 3 years with good overall scores (at
                                                           •		Proof	 of	 at	 least	 1	 year	 of	 comprehensive	
  least	 a	 second	 class	 or	 equivalent,	 preferably	
                                                              English-based instruction at a university or rec-
  higher)	from	a	university	or	recognized	equiv-
                                                              ognized	equivalent;
  alent.
                                                           •	 Proof	 of	 a	 successful	 “Intermediate	 Academic	
• Specific	academic	requirements
                                                              English” test at the Ghent University Language
  Applicants for the main subject Human
                                                              Center.
  Nutrition are expected to have a basic science
                                                           (Remark:	 TOEFL/IELTS	 predictive	 tests	 are	 not	
  training (demonstrable in the transcripts) in
                                                           acceptable.)
  the following fields: (1) mathematics and
  physics	 and/or	 statistics,	 (2)	 (bio)chemistry	 3)	   Application deadline
  and	 biology	 and/or	 physiology.	 Relevant	             •		For	VLIR-UDC	applicants:
  research or working experience of minimum 2                 before 1st of February
  years	 is	 recommended	 but	 not	 a	 prerequisite	
                                                           •		For	non-VLIR	applicants	who	require	a	visa:	
  unless	the	former	field	of	study	(and/or	degree	
                                                              before 1st of June
  obtained) was not directly relevant.
  Applicants for the main subject Rural                    •		For	all	other	applicants:
  Economics and Management are expected to                    before the start of the new academic year
  have a basic science training (demonstrable in
                                                           Enrolling institution
  the transcripts) in the following fields: (1)
                                                           Ghent University
  mathematics	 and/or	 statistics,	 (2)	 agronomy	
  and/or	biology	and/or	environmental	sciences	            Tuition fee
  and	 (3)	 social	 sciences	 and/or	 rural	 develop-      •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 pro-
  ment.                                                       gramme	(60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR
  Applicants for the main subject Tropical                 •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 devel-
  Agriculture are expected to have a basic sci-               oping	countries	:	80	EUR
  ence training (demonstrable in the transcripts)          (this fee does not include expenses such as course
  in	the	following	fields:	(1)	mathematics	and/or	         books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)
  statistics, (2) agronomy (3) (bio)chemistry and
                                                           Scholarships
  (4) depending of the chosen option: for
                                                           A limited number of scholarships for students
  Animal Production: animal biology and physi-
                                                           from developing countries is available, especially
  ology and for Plant Production: a basic knowl-
                                                           for students choosing the subject Human
  edge	 about	 plant	 diseases	 and	 pests	 and/or	
                                                           Nutrition	(VLIR/UDC).	
  good background in plant biology is an advan-
                                                           More	information:
  tage	but	not	a	requisite.
                                                           - www.vliruos.be
Language requirements                                      - www.UGent.be > international students
The applicant must be proficient in the language
                                                           Start/end of the programme
of the course or training programme, i.e. English.
                                                           Two year programme.
Command of the English language is a very impor-
                                                           Start:	first	Monday	of	the	last	week	of	September
tant criterion for admission. With the exception of
                                                           End: last Friday of the second week of September
those who have a diploma (Secondary Education,




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43
Erasmus Mundus: International
Master of Science in Rural Development



the Erasmus Mundus Programme                     partner universities are Wageningen              population, bottom-up planning proce-
by the European Commission                       University (The Netherlands), the Slovak         dures and involvement of local institutions.
The	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 programme	 is	 a	          University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovak       The	 IMRD	 programme,	 bringing	 together	
cooperation and mobility programme in            Republic)	and	the	University	of	Pisa	(Italy).	   leading universities and research institutes
the field of higher education organised by       The main advantage of this international         in Europe, offers the opportunity to study
the European Commission. It aims to              programme compared with a national               the European vision on rural development
enhance	 quality	 in	 European	 higher	 edu-     master in the same discipline is the organ-      and to experience the diversity of approach-
cation and to promote intercultural under-       ised mobility of students and scholars           es and applications of this European para-
standing through co-operation with third         within the network. Students have access         digm. An added value of the programme is
countries. The programme is intended to          to high level courses at all seven partici-      the integration of social sciences such as
strengthen European co-operation and             pating institutes and can benefit from the       economics and sociology with applied
international links in higher education by       organised      mobility      programmes.         agronomic and environmental sciences.
supporting	high-quality	European	Masters	        International experience and exposure to         The	 IMRD	 therefore	 is	 a	 programme	
Courses, by enabling students and visiting       different situations is an asset for their       accommodated to train specialists in inte-
scholars from around the world to engage         further professional career.                     grated rural development not only from
in postgraduate study at European univer-                                                         the European Union, but also from devel-
sities, as well as by encouraging the out-       course content                                   oped, developing and transition countries
going mobility of European students and          Sustainable development is a core chal-          outside the European Union.
scholars towards third countries.                lenge in both developed and developing
The	Erasmus	Mundus	Masters	Courses	con-          countries.	Rural	development	is	an	impor-        course programme and mobility
stitute the central component around             tant tool for sustainable development of         To obtain the master degree, the student
which	 Erasmus	 Mundus	 is	 built.	 They	 are	   rural areas. The objective of sustainable        needs to pass with success a study pro-
high-quality	 integrated	 courses	 at	 master	   rural development is to raise the level of       gramme of 120 ECTS that fulfils following
level offered by a consortium of at least        economic performance in all sectors of the       requirements:
three universities in at least three differ-     rural economy, to shape viable rural com-        •	 80	ECTS	of	course	work	with	a	minimum	
ent European countries. The courses must         munities, to maintain indigenous cultures,          of 20 ECTS in another university than
be "integrated" to be selected under             to protect the environment and to con-              the entering university;
Erasmus	 Mundus,	 which	 means	 that	 they	      serve natural resources and features.            •		minimum	 5	 ECTS	 in	 each	 of	 the	 main	
must foresee a study period in at least two      Due to the important changes in develop-            course categories:
universities and that it must lead to the        ing and transition countries, rural areas           - Applied Quantitative and Qualitative
award of a recognised double, multiple or        suffer from insecurity of property rights,          	
                                                                                                  				 Research	Methods,
joint	diploma.	The	International	Master	of	      missing markets, deteriorated infrastruc-           - Functioning of Technological,
Science	 in	 Rural	 development	 is	 such	 a	    ture, unemployment, lack of formal sys-               Agronomic and Ecological Systems
recognised	Erasmus	Mundus	Master	coor-           tems of social security, resource degrada-       	 -	 Social	Sciences	applied	to	Rural		 	
dinated by the Faculty of Bioscience             tion and other problems. But also in                  Development
Engineering of Ghent University.                 developed regions, rural development             	 -	 Rural	Development	and	Planning,
                                                 faces important challenges concerning               - International Institutions, Policies and
organising institutes                            economic, social and environmental viabil-            Organisations
The	 joint	 International	 MSc	 in	 Rural	       ity. Sustainable rural development is based         - Language courses may be taken as
Development	 (IMRD)	 programme	 is	              on strong links with the whole society.               elective courses up to a maximum of
offered by Ghent University (Belgium),           Therefore, the implementation of this new             10 ECTS.
Agrocampus	 Rennes	 (France),	 Humboldt	         approach	 of	 rural	 development	 requires	
University of Berlin (Germany) and the           trained people with specific and multidisci-     More specifically:
University	of	Cordoba	(Spain).	The	qualifi-      plinary skills for designing, deciding and
cation obtained is an internationally rec-       managing rural development policies, pro-        Year 1:
ognised	 Master	 of	 Science	 degree	 jointly	   grammes and projects. The European               Minimum	 54	 and	 maximum	 66	 ECTS	 of	
awarded by these four Core Partner               thinking about rural development empha-          course	work	from	the	IMRD	course	list	at	
Universities (CPU).                              sizes an integrated approach based on            any of the four CPU’s (cf. higher), with a
These institutes offer the full programme        close interaction between rural activities       minimum of 20 and a maximum of 36
in collaboration with Satellite partner          and the rest of the economy. This model is       ECTS per semester. Because mobility is
Universities (SU) who offer modules in           based on multifunctional development of          compulsory in the 1st year, the study pro-
their field of specialisation. The satellite     rural areas, active participation of the rural   gramme contains a maximum of 36 ECTS


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obtained at one of the above mentioned          Main competence domains of the partici-                    - Public administration and regional
CPU’s and a minimum of 20 ECTS in anoth-        pating institutes:                                            development (University of Nitra -
er CPU).                                                                                                      Slovakia)
For a complete list of courses per discipline   - Agricultural and food economics (Ghent                   - Food, communication and sustainable
cf.	http://www.imrd.UGent.be	                     University - Belgium)                                       rural development (University of Pisa -
                                                - Farming systems and rural development                       Italy)
Year 2:                                           (Agrocampus	Rennes	-	France)	                            -		Rural	 sociology	 and	 development	 eco-
The student follows a study programme of        - Territorial rural development (University                   nomics (Wageningen University - The
minimum 54 ECTS and maximum 66 ECTS               of Cordoba - Spain)                                         Netherlands)
at one of the seven partner universities        - Governance of natural resources and
(including the Thesis and Case study).            institutional      change   (Humboldt
•	The	 programme	 contains	 minimum	 20	          University - Germany)
  ECTS of course work from courses avail-
  able at the university where the student
  defends	his/her	Master	thesis	(or	equiva-      Master dissertation                                          based test, or
                                                 The master dissertation aims to develop and                  a minimum total score of 79 on an internet
  lent courses at another university) upon
                                                 strengthen the research capacity skills of the               based test
  approval of the university where the           students. Therefore students are recommended                 (the test validity is max. 2 years);
  student	defends	his/her	thesis.	               to select a topic related to a rural development          •		IELTS	 with	 a	 minimum	 overall	 band	 score	 of	 6	
  1
•		 0	ECTS	of	Case	study.	                       problem of their country. The master disserta-               (the test validity is max. 2 years);
  3
•		 0	ECTS	for	Master	thesis.                    tion typically consists of a literature review part,      •		Proof	 of	 at	 least	 1	 year	 of	 comprehensive	
                                                 a theoretical reflection on the problem and an               English-based instruction at a university or rec-
                                                 original analysis of the problem based on empir-             ognized	equivalent;
                                                 ical data.                                                •	 Proof	 of	 a	 successful	 “Intermediate	 Academic	
                                                                                                              English” test at the Ghent University Language
                                                 Admission requirements > diploma
                                                                                                              Center.
                                                 Each application will be evaluated by a board of
                                                                                                           (Remark:	 TOEFL/IELTS	 predictive	 tests	 are	 not	
                                                 admission of the specific programme and has to
                                                                                                           acceptable.)
                                                 be approved by the Faculty Council and by the
                                                 Rector’s	office.                                          Application deadline
                                                 • Entry conditions                                        •		for	foreign	students	applying	for	scholarship:	
                                                   Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree of                normally December 31, unless otherwise men-
                                                   minimum 3 years with good overall scores (at               tioned	on	the	IMRD	website
                                                   least	 a	 second	 class	 or	 equivalent,	 preferably	   •		for	other	categories:	see	IMRD	website
                                                   higher)	from	a	university	or	recognized	equiv-
                                                                                                           Enrolling institution
                                                   alent.
                                                                                                           Registration	by	paying	the	tuition	into	the	IMRD	
                                                 • Specific	academic	requirements
                                                                                                           account and by registering in the entry institute
                                                   Applicants are expected to have basic science
                                                   training (demonstrable in the transcripts) in the       Tuition fee
                                                   following	fields:	(1)	mathematics	and/or	statis-        Min	2,000	and	max	4,000	EUR	per	academic	year.	
                                                   tics,	(2)	agronomy	and/or	biology	and/or	envi-          Further, students should foresee extra money for
                                                   ronmental	sciences	and	(3)	social	sciences	and/         course	 material	 (±	 500	 EUR	 per	 year),	 the	 par-
                                                   or rural development. Applicants who cannot             ticipation	in	the	case	study	(1,000	EUR),	accom-
                                                   present a combined training of these fields will        modation	and	subsistence	(±	600	EUR	per	month)	
                                                   be evaluated on their aptitude, based on expe-          and for travelling inside Europe.
                                                   rience and knowledge of these fields, as dem-
                                                                                                           Scholarships
                                                   onstrated by CV or other evidence.
                                                                                                           •		Non-EU	 students	 may	 apply	 for	 an	 Erasmus	
                                                 Language requirements                                        Mundus	 grant	 or	 for	 other	 international	
                                                 The applicant must be proficient in the language             grants	(as	mentioned	e.g.	on	http://www.imrd.
                                                 of the course or training programme, i.e. English.           ugent.be/home/erasmus.html)	
                                                 Command of the English language is a very impor-          •		EU students can obtain an Erasmus grant to
                                                 tant criterion for admission. With the exception of          partly finance their study. They may also apply
                                                 those who have a diploma (Secondary Education,               for grants to study up to 3 months in connected
                                                 Academic	Bachelor	Degree,	Master	Degree)	issued	             network	 institutes	 in	 China	 (Erasmus	 Mundus	
                                                 by an institution officially recognized by the               Action 3) to finance the obligatory case study as
                                                 Flemish Government, applicants must be able to               well as for other parts of the study programme
                                                 prove their proficiency in English. There are four           (e.g. data collection for dissertation).
                                                 possibilities to supply this proof:
                                                                                                           Start/end of the programme
                                                 •		TOEFL	 certificate	 (the	 UGent	 TOEFL	 code	 is	
                                                                                                           Two year programme. Starts with the beginning of
                                                    2643) with:
                                                                                                           the academic year (depending on entry institute)
                                                    a minimum total score of 550 on the paper

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Erasmus Mundus: International
Master of Science in Rural Development
120 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master



MASTER        (YEAR 1)                        ECTS   MASTER       (YEAR 2)                       ECTS


 BASIC TRAINING           MIN 54 AND MAx 66          CASE STUDY                                   10

                                                     In Pisa or Nitra for third country students and
  MIN 20 AND MAx 36 ECTS PER SEMESTER                in China for EU-students

 (Because mobility is compulsory during the first    ADVANCED TRAINING                       MIN 20
 academic year, the study programme contains a
 maximum of 36 ECTS obtained at one of the           To be taken from list of available courses
 four diploma issuing universities and a mini-       in	the	specialisation	of	the	Master	dissertation	
 mum of 20 ECTS at another university)               according to the rules of the institute
 The Basic Training should consist of at least 5     where thesis will be defended
 ECTS from each of the following disciplines:
                                                     MASTER DISSERTATION                          30
 DISCIPLINE 1
 APPLIED QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE
 RESEARCH	METHODS	

 DISCIPLINE 2
 FUNCTIONING OF TECHNOLOGICAL,
 AGRONOMIC	AND	ECOLOGICAL	SYSTEMS	

 DISCIPLINE 3
 SOCIAL	SCIENCES	APPLIED	TO	RURAL	
 DEVELOPMENT	

 DISCIPLINE 4
 RURAL	DEVELOPMENT	AND	PLANNING	

 DISCIPLINE 5
 EUROPEAN	INSTITUTIONS,	POLICIES	
 AND	ORGANISATION	
 For a complete list of courses per discipline cf.
 http://www.imrd.UGent.be

 ELECTIVE COURSES                        MAx 10




                                                                                                         CONTACT


                                                                                                         Ghent University
                                                                                                         IMRD	Secretariat
                                                                                                         Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
                                                                                                         Department of Agricultural Economics
                                                                                                         Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium
                                                                                                         T +32 (0)9 264 59 24
                                                                                                         F +32 (0)9 264 62 46
                                                                                                         IMRD@UGent.be	
                                                                                                         www.imrd.UGent.be


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Master of Science of Aquaculture



course content                                         tion, however, is based on developments in                   The	Laboratory	of	Aquaculture	&	Artemia	
Today,	 aquaculture,	 in	 all	 its	 variant	 forms,	   food technology, species selection, zoo-                     Reference	Center	of	the	Ghent	University,	
accounts	for	around	40%	of	the	total	aquat-            technical aspects, management, automa-                       Belgium has a long-standing worldwide
ic food production and represents the fastest          tion, disease control etc. It is accepted that               reputation in the field of education and
growing component in the world of food                 the lack of well-trained specialists may be                  training	in	aquaculture.
supply.	 Since	 the	 late	 1970’s,	 aquaculture	       the bottleneck for the further expansion
expanded from an artisan, extensive mode               of	aquaculture.
of	production	of	aquatic	organisms	to	a	rap-
idly evolving bio-industry. The European
                                                        Master dissertation                                         Language requirements
aquaculture	 sector	 can	 only	 maintain	 or	
                                                        Through the master dissertation the student is expect-      The applicant must be proficient in the language of
acquire	 a	 leading	 position	 through	 techno-         ed	to	prove	that	he/she	is	able	to	(i)	tackle	a	problem	    the course or training programme, i.e. English.
logical and scientific leadership which calls           from the very beginning, (ii) develop a research pro-       Command of the English language is a very impor-
for	top	quality	education.	Several	individual	          gramme, (iii) analyse and comment on results, (iv)          tant criterion for admission. With the exception of
European institutes are internationally rec-            integrate	the	acquired	data	and	the	conclusions	with	       those who have a diploma (Secondary Education,
                                                        previous knowledge of the subject, and (v) present a        Academic	Bachelor	Degree,	Master	Degree)	issued	by	
ognized authorities in specific fields of
                                                        scientific report clearly and concisely. In view of these   an institution officially recognized by the Flemish
expertise	 in	 Aquaculture	 and	 Fisheries.	 The	       objectives, it is clear that the student has to demon-      Government, applicants must be able to prove their
increasing	consumption	of	aquatic	products	             strate	his/her	abilities	to	work	independently.             proficiency in English. There are four possibilities to
in the European countries has drawn much                                                                            supply this proof:
                                                        The topics deal with either fundamental or applied          •		TOEFL	 certificate	 (the	 UGent	 TOEFL	 code	 is	 2643)	
attention to the development of a sustaina-
                                                        research. Supervisors aim at suggesting or accepting           with:
ble	aquaculture	and	fishery	sector.	Declining	          original research. Originality may be associated with          a minimum total score of 550 on the paper based
fishery catches and changing consumer                   the approach, the subject, the method, etc. The mas-           test, or
requirements	for	a	diversified	range	of	safe,	          ter dissertation is always developed under the super-          a minimum total score of 79 on an internet based
                                                        vision of one of the lecturers (also assisted by scien-
high	 quality	 farmed	 aquatic	 products	 has	                                                                         test
                                                        tific	and	technical	staff	from	his/her	lab).                   (the test validity is max. 2 years);
inevitably lead to regional and national spe-
                                                                                                                    •		IELTS	with	a	minimum	overall	band	score	of	6	(the	
cialisation in research as well as in education.        The style of the written master dissertation is that of
                                                                                                                       test validity is max. 2 years);
Due	to	the	diversity	of	aquaculture	and	fish-           scientific papers. The master dissertation is written in
                                                                                                                    •		Proof	of	at	least	1	year	of	comprehensive	English-
                                                        English and fits a specific structure (including a sum-
eries, education in this sector calls for a                                                                            based instruction at a university or recognized
                                                        mary in Dutch). The master dissertation is defended in
multidisciplinary approach.                             public. Each student is allocated a presentation time
                                                                                                                       equivalent;
Also in non-European countries (including                                                                           •	Proof of a successful “Intermediate Academic English”
                                                        of 15 minutes. This is followed by a discussion with
                                                                                                                       test at the Ghent University Language Center.
“Third	 Countries”)	 the	 demand	 for	 aquatic	         the jury members of about 10 minutes. The student
                                                                                                                    (Remark:	TOEFL/IELTS	predictive	tests	are	not	accept-
animal products is rising, putting pressure on          uses	a	PowerPoint	presentation	that	he/she	has	com-
                                                                                                                    able.)
                                                        posed	and	should	be	understandable	by	his/her	peers.	
the natural resources. Hence in these coun-
                                                        Following the actual presentation, the student is           Deadline application
tries	the	interest	for	aquaculture	products	is	         questioned	on	the	content	of	the	written	document	          > General deadlines:
high (Far East, Africa) and is already the sub-         and	 on	 the	 presentation.	 With	 these	 questions	 the	   •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
ject of a fast developing economic activity             members of the examination committee assess the             •	for	students	who	do	not need a visa: 1st of June
(Far East) or has the potential of becoming             capacity of the student to integrate the knowledge
                                                                                                                    Application deadline
                                                        acquired	during	the	programme	and	his/her	ability	to	
so (Africa). World statistics do indeed indi-                                                                       Ghent University
                                                        answer	challenging	questions/comments.
cate	that	aquatic	food	is	traded	very	inten-                                                                        Tuition fee
sively. It is estimated that 50% of the total           Admission requirements > diploma                            •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 programme	
aquatic	 production	 is	 crossing	 national	            Each application will be evaluated by a board of               (60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR
                                                        admission of the specific programme and has to be           •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 developing	
boarders.	 The	 MSc	 Aquaculture	 calls	 upon	
                                                        approved	by	the	Faculty	Council	and	by	the	Rector’s	           countries	:	80	EUR
the	UGent	and	European	aquaculture	exper-               office.                                                     (this fee does not include expenses such as course
tise to educate and train students and schol-           • Entry conditions                                          books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)
ars from European and third countries in                  Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree of mini-         (+	 ca.	 200	 to	 600	 EUR	 can	 be	 charged	 for	 interna-
order to stimulate transfer of knowledge to               mum 3 years with good overall scores (at least a          tional excursions)
                                                          second	class	or	equivalent,	preferably	higher)	from	      Scholarships
and from Europe, nurturing in this way a
                                                          a	university	or	recognized	equivalent.                    > On www.vliruos.be
sustainable	 development	 of	 aquaculture	 in	          • Specific	academic	requirements                            > Offered by Ghent University for master studies: a
these countries. Especially these developing              Applicants are expected to have basic science train-      limited number of grants awarded on a competitive
countries have a high potential for a fast                ing (demonstrable in the transcripts) in at least 5       basis – see: www.UGent.be > international students >
deve-lopment	of	aquaculture,	which	enables	               out of 7 of the following fields: (1) mathematics,        international degree students
                                                          including basic statistics, (2) physics, (3) chemistry,
them	to	support	their	food-protein	require-                                                                         Start/end of the programme
                                                          (4) biochemistry, (5) biology, (6) microbiology, (7)
ments	 and/or	 gain	 foreign	 currency	 by	               engineering.	 Some	 background	 in	 aquaculture	 is	
                                                                                                                    Two year programme.
exporting highly priced seafood. This evolu-                                                                        Start: last week of September
                                                          recommended.

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120 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master



                                                                                                        MASTER       (YEAR 2)                        ECTS
The	 Master	 of	 Science	 of	 Aquaculture	            follow specialised courses and perform
deals with the most important aspects of              thesis work at one of the seven members           GENERAL COURSES                              15
aquaculture,	 of	 both	 marine	 and	 fresh-           of	 the	 MAqFish	 consortium.	 Next	 to	 that,	
water organisms. It aims at delivering                the opportunity exists to carry out the the-      Management	in	the	Aquaculture	Industry		         5
                                                                                                        Aquaculture	Genetics		                           5
academic masters who:                                 sis work in developing countries. The many
                                                                                                        Diseases	in	Aquaculture		                        5
  a
•		 re	able	to	perform	and	design	research	           courses offered by all partners can also be
  in	various	aquaculture	fields;                      chosen and taken as optional course dur-          OPTIONAL COURSES                             15
  a
•		 re	 experts	 that	 can	 draw	 and	 imple-         ing the third or fourth semester, including
  ment strategies for future development              internships and project work.                     From a list of courses from the partners of the
                                                                                                        European	Master	in	Aquaculture	and	Fisheries	
  in	the	aquaculture	industry;	
                                                                                                        (National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland;
  a
•		 s	 key	 persons,	 can	 act	 as	 a	 nucleus	 in	
                                                                                                        Wageningen	Universiteit	&	Research	Centre,	
  their local environment through disse-              career perspectives                               The Netherlands; Universidade do Algarve,
  mination	 and	 teaching	 their	 acquired	           Aquaculture	 is	 a	 diverse	 and	 dynamic	        Portugal; Universitetet i Bergen, Norway;
  knowledge;                                          industry. It depends on knowledge from a          Norges Teknisk- Naturvitenskapelige
•		 re	 academically	 trained	 staff	 for	 the	
  a                                                   series of disparate disciplines (e.g. biology,    Universitet, Norway; Uniwersytet Warminsko -
  aquaculture	industry.                               engineering, marketing), and it is con-           Mazurski	w	Olsztynie,	Poland),	or	from	the	
                                                                                                        UGent list below. Subject to motivation max. 5
                                                      stantly evolving, drawing on new tech-
                                                                                                        ECTS can be chosen from all programmes of
                                                      nologies and the outputs of a range of
                                                                                                        UGent
course structure                                      R&D	 activities.	 Consequently,	 there	 is	 a	    Food	Marketing	and	Consumer	Behaviour		 4
The	Master	of	Science	of	Aquaculture	is	a	            need of highly trained and skilled person-        Human Nutrition                                 5
two-year programme at a university level              nel with specific but varying skills in order     Marine	and	Lacustrine	Biology		                 4
on	 the	 most	 important	 aspects	 of	 aqua-          to	be	able	to	exploit	existing	aquaculture	       Biodiversity	of	Marine	and	Lacustrine	Micro-
culture for both marine and freshwater                potentials in a profitable and sustainable        organisms                                       6
                                                                                                        Natural Systems for (Waste)water Treatment 3
organisms.                                            way. The European Union estimates the
                                                                                                        Agricultural Sociology and Extension            5
In the first semester, basic knowledge such           demand	for	trained	personnel	in	the	aqua-
                                                                                                        Economics	and	Management	of	Natural	
as biology, physiology, microbiology,                 culture industry to be 8,000-10,000 in 2010       Resources		                                     5
         s
statistic	 ,	 informatics	 are	 broadened/            (COM	 511	 Statement	 to	 the	 Sustainable	       Irrigation and Drainage                         5
refreshed. The second semester of the first           Development	 of	 European	 Aquaculture,	          Coastal Systems                                 6
year	focuses	on	specific	aspects	in	aquacul-          Sept 19.2002). Europe therefore needs to          Farm	Management		                               5
ture such as larviculture and larval food             educate	 and	 train	 these	 aquaculture	 spe-     Human Development Economics                     5
                                                                                                        Lacustrine Systems                              6
production, fish and shellfish production             cialists at European universities. Europe
                                                                                                        Functional Foods                                5
techniques,	 algae	 culture,	 farm	 manage-           also needs to educate and train students
                                                                                                        Agricultural Economics of Developing
ment training, hygiene & disease control              and scholars from third countries in order        Countries                                       5
management	 techniques	 etc.	 The	 whole	             to stimulate transfer of knowledge to and         Rural	Project	Management		                      5
first semester of the second year, students           from Europe.                                      Project                                         5
follow specialised courses on health man-                                                               Work Placement                                  5
agement, genetics and management at
Ghent University, in combination with 15              MASTER       (YEAR 1)                      ECTS   MASTER DISSERTATION                          30

ECTS of elective courses.
                                                       GENERAL COURSES
Ghent University alone can not master all
the new knowledge in all disciplines sup-              Aquatic	Ecology		                           5    CONTACT
porting	successful	aquaculture	production.	            Biology	of	Aquatic	Organisms		              4
Therefore, an international consortium                 Fish	Culture	Techniques		                   6    Ghent University
                                                       General	Aspects	of	Aquaculture		            4    Laboratory	of	Aquaculture	&
MAqFish	was	started	in	2003.	The	7	partner	                                                             Artemia	Reference	Center
                                                       Microbial	Ecology	and	Environmental	
universities have proven individually their            Sanitation                                  4    Course Promoter: Prof. dr. ir. Peter Bossier
ability to maintain a leading position in                                                               Course Coordinator: ir. Bart Van Delsen
                                                       Physiology	of	Aquatic	Organisms		           3
                                                                                                        Course	Administrator:	Mr.	Sebastiaan	Vanopstal
selected	aspects	of	aquaculture	and	fisher-            Technology of Fishery Products              3
                                                                                                        Rozier	44,	B-9000	Gent
ies. Together the consortium provides stu-             Algae Culture                               3
                                                                                                        Phone: +32 (0)9 264 37 54
dents with a broad coverage of the most                Aquatic	Farm	Management	Training		          5    Fax: +32 (0) 9 264 41 93
up-to-date	knowledge	and	techniques.	The	              Mollusc	and	Crustacean	Culture		            7    msc.aquaculture@UGent.be	
                                                       Aquaculture	and	the	Environment		           5    www.aquaculture.UGent.be
curriculum	 of	 the	 Master	 of	 Science	 of	
                                                       Larviculture and Larval Food Production     6
Aquaculture	is	adapted	to	the	possibility	to	          Applied Statistics                          5


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Master of Science of Food Technology
Organised jointly by Ghent University and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven




course content                                          course structure                                            mon to all participants. The first semester
The general objective of IUPFOOD is to                  The programme builds on the integrated                      is organised at UGent while the second
provide a multidisciplinary and specialised             expertise in research and education of                      semester is organised at KULeuven. The
professional training in areas of food tech-            KULeuven and UGent in the field of food                     second	 year	 of	 the	 MSc	 programme	 pro-
nology, with emphasis on postharvest and                technology. IUPFOOD offers two years of                     vides a broad knowledge in food technol-
food preservation engineering on the one                academic	 education,	 leading	 to	 a	 MSc	                  ogy and in-depth understanding in either
hand and food science and technology on                 degree	 ‘Master	 of	 Science	 of	 Food	                     ‘Postharvest or Food Preservation
the	other	hand,	to	equip	future	personnel	              Technology’.	 In	 the	 first	 year	 of	 the	 MSc	           Engineering' (PFPE) or 'Food Science and
with the necessary technological and man-               programme in-depth knowledge in food                        Technology' (FST), depending on the major
agerial knowledge, skills, and attitudes,               science, engineering and food engineer-                     chosen.
which	 are	 required	 to	 successfully	 contrib-        ing is obtained, in order to achieve a com-                 The second year of the programme there-
ute to solving problems related to food                 mon base level between students of dif-                     fore consists of specific courses on each
security. The IUPFOOD programme particu-                ferent backgrounds. The first year is com-                  major (PFPE and FST), optional courses
larly focuses on developing countries where
food security (delivering enough nutritious,
                                                          Master dissertation                                       There are four possibilities to supply this proof:
high	 quality	 safe	 food)	 is	 a	 current	 and	
                                                          The	master	dissertation	integrates	the	acquired	          •		TOEFL	 certificate	 (the	 UGent	 TOEFL	 code	 is	
future major concern and key challenge.                   knowledge	 with	 the	 personal	 education/devel-             2643) with:
Today it is recognised that post-production               opment of the student and is programmed in                   a minimum total score of 550 on the paper
considerations or activities such as posthar-             the third and fourth semester. It represents an              based test, or
vest handling, storage, processing, preser-               important study load (30 ECTS) because it is con-            a minimum total score of 79 on an internet
                                                          sidered to be an outstanding example of guided               based test
vation, marketing, distribution and utiliza-
                                                          self-tuition	in	the	Master	programme,	an	integra-            (the test validity is max. 2 years);
tions need to form part of agricultural                   tion	of	all	aims	and	objectives	of	the	Master	pro-        •		IELTS	with	a	minimum	overall	band	score	of	6	
development programmes because there                      gramme and an instrument for evaluation of the               (the test validity is max. 2 years);
are many opportunities for food to be lost                end	terms	of	the	Master	programme.	The	master	            •		Proof	 of	 at	 least	 1	 year	 of	 comprehensive	
between harvest and consumption. These                    dissertation represents a considerable volume of             English-based instruction at a university or
                                                          experimental work, analytical processing, inter-             recognized	equivalent;
postharvest food losses represent a loss of
                                                          pretation and communication and is performed              • Proof of a successful “Intermediate Academic
valuable nutrients and money, especially in               within a research group in KULeuven or UGent.                English” test at the Ghent University Language
developing countries. Food should not only                                                                             Center.
                                                          Admission requirements > diploma
be produced, it should also be delivered to                                                                         (Remark:	 TOEFL/IELTS	 predictive	 tests	 are	 not	
                                                          Each application will be evaluated by a board of
the ultimate consumer in an acceptable                                                                              acceptable.)
                                                          admission of the specific programme and has to
form if it is to fulfil its nutritional destiny. To       be approved by the Faculty Council and by the             Application deadline
bring foods to the consumer in an accepta-                Rector’s	office.                                          •		For	 students	 applying	 for	 a	 VLIR	 scholarship:	
ble form, on the one hand processing tech-                • Entry conditions                                           deadline for application is 1st of February
                                                            Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree of             •		For	students	who	require	a	visa:	deadline	for
nologies are used to convert edible raw
                                                            minimum 3 years with good overall scores (at               application is 1st of June
materials into foods with decreased inher-                  least	 a	 second	 class	 or	 equivalent,	 preferably	   •		For	students	who	do	not	require	a	visa:	appli-
ent stability; on the other hand preserva-                  higher)	from	a	university	or	recognized	equiv-             cation until the start of the programme
tion	 technologies	 are	 required	 to	 increase	            alent.
                                                                                                                    Enrolling institute
the stability and shelf life of foods.                    • Specific	academic	requirements
                                                                                                                    Alternating: Ghent University and K.U. Leuven
                                                            Applicants are expected to have basic science
Based on these considerations, two tech-                                                                            Tuition fee
                                                            training (Bachelor of Science degree, demon-
nological dimensions of prime and crucial                   strable in the transcripts) in at least 3 out of 4      •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 pro-
importance in food processing and preser-                   of the following fields: (1) mathematics, statis-          gramme	(60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR
vation are the key objectives and pro-                      tics and physics, (2) chemistry and biochemis-          •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 devel-
                                                            try, (3) biology and microbiology and (4)                  oping	countries	:	80	EUR
gramme options in IUPFOOD:
                                                            engineering, with an end result of minimum              (this fee does not include expenses such as course
•	 The	 transformation	 (processing)	 of	 raw	      	                                                               books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)
                                                            second	class	upper	or	equivalent.
    materials into products suited for                                                                              Scholarships
                                                          Language requirements
    human consumption                                                                                               > On www.vliruos.be
                                                          The applicant must be proficient in the language
•	The	role	of	postharvest	and	food	preserva-              of the course or training programme, i.e. English.
                                                                                                                    > Offered by Ghent University for master studies:
    tion unit operations in delivering safe and                                                                     a limited number of grants awarded on a com-
                                                          Command of the English language is a very
                                                                                                                    petitive basis – see: www.UGent.be > interna-
    nutritious foods to the end consumer                  important criterion for admission. With the excep-
                                                                                                                    tional students > international degree students
These two concerns are directly translated                tion of those who have a diploma (Secondary
                                                          Education,	 Academic	 Bachelor	 Degree,	 Master	          Start/end of the programme
in the focus points of the IUPFOOD train-
                                                          Degree) issued by an institution officially recog-        Two year programme.
ing programme.                                            nized by the Flemish Government, applicants               Start: last week of September
                                                          must be able to prove their proficiency in English.       End: second week of September

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120 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master



                                                    MASTER        (YEAR 1)                ECTS    MASTER       (YEAR 2)                      ECTS
and dissertation research. The major, the
optional courses and the dissertation topic          GENERAL COURSES                         60   CLUSTERS                                     18
are chosen after completing the first year.
For the optional courses the student may             IN DEPTH EDUCATION IN “FOOD SCIENCE”         MAJOR FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
choose among the courses of the other                Biochemistry and Physiology of               3 mandatory courses + 1 FST-course:
specialisation and the additional optional           Perishable Crops 2                      4    Statistical Topics in Food Technology 1 4
                                                     Food Chemistry and Analysis 1           7    Food Colloids 1                         5
courses offered. This enables the partici-
                                                     Food Marketing and Consumer Behaviour 1 4    Functional Foods 1                      5
pants to compile a tailor-made study cur-
                                                     Food Microbiology and Analysis 1        7    Milk	and	Dairy	Technology	(FST) 1       4
riculum according to their individual needs          Nutrition and Dietetics 2               4    Technology of Fishery Products (FST) 1  4
and interests. The specialisation 'Postharvest       IN DEPTH EDUCATION IN “ENGINEERING           Plant Based Food Products and
and Food Preservation Engineering' (PFPE)            AND FOOD ENGINEERING”                        Ingredients (FST) 1                     4
is organised at KULeuven, while the spe-             Applied Statistics 1                     5   Meat	and	Meat	Products	(FST) 1          4
                                                     Engineering Properties and Principles
cialisation 'Food Science and Technology'                                                         MAJOR POSTHARVEST AND FOOD
                                                     of Food Machinery 2                      7
(FST) is organised at UGent.                                                                      PRESERVATION ENGINEERING
                                                     Food Processing 1                        7
                                                                                                  3 mandatory courses + 1 PFPE-course:
                                                     Thermal Processing of Foods 2            8
                                                                                                  Low Temperature Processing of Foods 2           5
                                                     Transport Phenomena and Engineering
                                                                                                  Mathematical	Planning	and	Advanced	
career perspectives                                  Kinetics 2                               7
                                                                                                  Statistics 2                                    4
It is the objective of IUPFOOD to offer a                                                         Design	and	Management	of	Storage	and	
programme that takes into account the                                                             Distribution Structures 2                       5
specific needs and approaches in develo-                                                          HACCP-Concepts and Quality Assurance:
ping countries. The IUPFOOD programme                                                             Workshop (PFPE) 2                               4
prepares students for different tasks, par-                                                       Postharvest	Pest	Management	and	Disease	
                                                                                                  Control (PFPE) 2                                4
ticularly in a professional teaching and
                                                                                                  Food Packaging and Transportation (PFPE) 2      4
research environment.
IUPFOOD alumni are mainly active in the                                                           ELECTIVE COURSES                             12
following sectors: academic institutes (as
teaching	 and/or	 research	 staff),	 research	                                                    From the major courses or from
                                                                                                  the list below:
institutes (as research staff), non govern-
                                                                                                  Food Toxicology 1                               4
mental organizations (in different capaci-
                                                                                                  Fruit and Vegetable Technology 2                4
ties), governmental institutes (e.g. in                                                           Cereal Science and Technology 2                 4
research	programmes,	quality	surveillance	                                                        Food Fermentations 1                            4
programmes or national nutritional pro-                                                           Food	Regulation:	Workshop 1                     4
grammes) and private industry (in particu-                                                        Workshop Food Technology 1 2                    4
lar	quality	control	related	jobs).
                                                                                                  MASTER DISSERTATION                          30
A number of IUPFOOD alumni complete
further PhD studies in an early phase of
                                                                                                  1 = at UGent, 2 = at KULeuven
their career.




                                                                                                  CONTACT


                                                                                                  Ghent University
                                                                                                  Laboratory of Food Technology and
                                                                                                  Engineering
                                                                                                  Mrs.	ir.	Katleen	Anthierens
                                                                                                  pp. Prof. dr. ir. K. Dewettinck
                                                                                                  Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Gent
                                                                                                  tel +32 (0)9 264 61 65 - Fax +32 (0)9 264 62 18
                                                                                                  e-mail: iupfood.technology@UGent.be
                                                                                                  www.iupfood.be




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Master of Science of Environmental Sanitation
Majors: SOIL• wATER • AIR



course content                                     course structure                                           •	prevention	 and	 sanitation	 of	 environ-
The general objective of the study pro-            The study programme is structured around                     mental pollution;
gramme is the education of environmen-             the following topics:                                      •	clean	technology;
tal specialists with ample knowledge of:           •	basic	 study	 of	 non-polluted	 environ-                 •	treatment	of	waste.
  t
•		 he	 concepts	 and	 issues	 associated	 with	     ments;                                                   During the second year, the student has to
  environmental pollution;                         •	sources	 and	 causes	 of	 environmental	                 choose a major (‘soil’, ‘water’ or ‘air’) to
  t
•		 he	detection	and	quantification	of	envi-         pollution;                                               which the master dissertation research
  ronmental pollution;                             •	methodologies	for	detection	and	analy-                   (30 credits) has to be linked. Each major
  t
•		 he	 possible	 impact	 of	 environmental	         sis of environmental pollution;                          consists of three courses corresponding to
  pollutants on the ecosystems and biota,          •	environmental	toxicology	and	risk	assess-                11 credits.
  together	with	the	current	techniques	for	          ment, both in the eco-toxicological and
  risk assessment;                                   human toxicological field;
  t
•		 he	 available	 technologies	 for	 preven-
  tion and remediation of environmental
  pollution and the way they are designed           Master dissertation                                       those who have a diploma (Secondary Education,
  and applied in practice.                          The dissertation subject is related to one of the         Academic	Bachelor	Degree,	Master	Degree)	issued	
                                                    ‘majors’ of the study programme and preferably            by an institution officially recognized by the
                                                    deals with an environmental issue at the country          Flemish Government, applicants must be able to
The ICP ’Environmental Sanitation’ has              of origin. Therefore students can make their own          prove their proficiency in English. There are four
been set up with the explicit aim to offer          proposal. This is possible because of the fact that       possibilities to supply this proof:
training to an international audience, and          in the framework of the current scholarship pro-          •		TOEFL	 certificate	 (the	 UGent	 TOEFL	 code	 is	
                                                    gramme,	 students	 with	 a	 VLIR-UDC	 scholarship	           2643) with:
is therefore entirely taught in English.
                                                    get the chance to return to their home countries             a minimum total score of 550 on the paper
Although the study programme can be
                                                    during the summer holidays. During that period               based test, or
attended by all students interested in              they have the opportunity to collect data and                a minimum total score of 79 on an internet
environmental problems in an interna-               possibly also samples (e.g. dust on filters, water           based test
tional context, the programme has always            or soil samples; reducing the sample volumes by              (the test validity is max. 2 years);
                                                    concentrating sample extracts is also possible) in        •		IELTS	 with	 a	 minimum	 overall	 band	 score	 of	 6	
focussed on specific situations, cases and
                                                    the framework of their dissertation research. For            (the test validity is max. 2 years);
issues in developing countries, thus con-
                                                    those students who do not have the possibility to         •		Proof	 of	 at	 least	 1	 year	 of	 comprehensive	
tributing	to	an	improvement	of	the	quali-           make their own proposal, each year potential                 English-based instruction at a university or rec-
ty of life in these countries. This interna-        dissertation promoters put forward dissertation              ognized	equivalent;
tional dimension is an important asset, as          subjects, which are announced by the CES in               •	 Proof	 of	 a	 successful	 “Intermediate	 Academic	
                                                    April. As such, the student can contact the pro-             English” test at the Ghent University Language
the	frequent	contacts	and	common	activi-
                                                    fessor	in	charge	of	the	dissertation	subject	of	his/         Center.
ties enhance the students’ social skills.
                                                    her interest.                                             (Remark:	 TOEFL/IELTS	 predictive	 tests	 are	 not	
                                                                                                              acceptable.)
                                                    Admission requirements > diploma
The vast majority of students are non-
                                                    Each application will be evaluated by a board of          Application deadline
European. They mainly originate from                admission of the specific programme and has to            > General deadlines:
Asia, Africa and, to a lesser extent, from          be approved by the Faculty Council and by the             •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
Latin America. Because of its international         Rector’s	office.                                          •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June
reputation, also students from OECD coun-           • Entry conditions                                        Enrolling institution
                                                      Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree of             Ghent University
tries, Central and Eastern Europe occasion-
                                                      minimum 3 years with good overall scores (at
ally register for the programme.                      least	 a	 second	 class	 or	 equivalent,	 preferably	   Tuition fee
                                                      higher)	from	a	university	or	recognized	equiv-          •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 pro-
                                                      alent.                                                     gramme	(60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR
                                                    • Specific	academic	requirements                          •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 devel-
                                                      Applicants must have at least a bachelor's                 oping	countries	:	80	EUR
                                                      degree	in	exact	or	applied	sciences.	Adequate	          (this fee does not include expenses such as course
                                                      knowledge of mathematics, physics and chem-             books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)
                                                      istry	at	university	level	is	an	absolute	require-       Scholarships
                                                      ment. Previous knowledge of biology, micro-             > on www.vliruos.be
                                                      biology	and/or	soil	science	is	an	advantage	but	        > offered by Ghent University for master studies:
                                                      not	a	requisite.                                        a limited number of grants awarded on a com-
                                                                                                              petitive basis – see: www.UGent.be > interna-
                                                    Language requirements
                                                                                                              tional students > international degree students
                                                    The applicant must be proficient in the language
                                                    of the course or training programme, i.e. English.        Start/end of the programme
                                                    Command of the English language is a very impor-          Two year programme.
                                                    tant criterion for admission. With the exception of       Start: last week of September

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120 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master



                                                    MASTER        (YEAR 1)                       ECTS   MASTER       (YEAR 2)                        ECTS
career perspectives
Graduates of the ICP ‘Environmental                  GENERAL COURSES                             54     GENERAL COURSES                               13
Sanitation’ are active in diverse sectors and
assume highly varying professional                   Environmental Ecology                         7    Biotechnological Processes of Environmental
                                                     Environmental Chemistry                       7    Sanitation                                  5
duties. This can vary from appointments
                                                     Environmental	Biology	and	Microbiology		      7    Clean Technology                            3
in ministries and governmental services,
                                                     Environmental	Toxicology	and	Risk	                 Environmental Impact Assessment:
NGOs, teaching assignments at universities           Assessment                                    7    Integrated Project                          5
or scientific research in domains that deal          Analysis and Abatement of Air and
with technologies for prevention and san-            Water Pollution                               7    CLUSTERS                                      11
itation of environmental pollution.                  Environmental Soil Science                    7
                                                     Biosolids and Solid Waste Treatment           7    11 credits from one major
In view of this situation, the study pro-
                                                     Applied Statistics                            5
gramme pays particular attention to the                                                                 MAJOR AIR
acquisition	 of	 knowledge	 and	 skills	 that	                                                          Chemistry of the Global Atmosphere               3
                                                     ELECTIVE COURSES                              6
enables	 graduates	 with	 a	 Master	 degree	                                                            Advanced Waste Gas Treatment                     3
                                                                                                        Urban and Indoor Air Pollution                   5
to fulfil their role as leading scientists           from the list below or from other English
able to cope with all kinds of situations.           Master	programmes	of	Ghent	University	             MAJOR SOIL
Therefore, the ICP ‘Environmental Sani-                                                                 Soil Degradation                                 5
                                                     MODULE MANAGEMENT
tation’ puts strong emphasis on reflection                                                              Soil	Remediation		                               3	
                                                     Management	of	Natural	Resources	              3
                                                                                                        Contaminant Transport in Soils                   3
and analytical abilities, intellectual crea-         Environmental Economics and Policy            3
tivity, communication skills and the                 Environmental Legislation                     3    MAJOR WATER
development of a research approach                   MODULE HUMAN HEALTH
                                                                                                        Quality	of	Groundwater	Resources		         5	
and problem-solving capacity.                                                                           Water	Quality	Management		                 3	
                                                     Environmental Virology and Parasitology       3
                                                                                                        Natural Systems for (Waste)water Treatment 3
Students must be able to apply the                   Environmental Noise                           3
acquired	 knowledge	 and	 understandings	            Basic Concepts in Public Health and
                                                                                                        ELECTIVE COURSES                                 6
in complex problems or situations with the           Epidemiology                                  3

necessary guidance and steering, taking              MODULE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES                       Min.	6	credits	from	the	list	of	elective	courses	
into consideration the ethical, financial            Microbial	Re-use	Technology		                 6    offered in the first year or from other English
                                                                                                        Master	programmes	of	Ghent	University
and social aspects.                                  Membrane	Processes	in	Environmental	
                                                     Technology                                    3
                                                                                                        MASTER DISSERTATION                           30
                                                     MODULE RELATED COURSES
                                                     Environmental Impact of Global Change         3
                                                     Pollution Impact of Pesticides                3
                                                     Life Cycle Assessment                         3
                                                     Environmental Ethics                          3
                                                     Plant-Water	Relations	in	the	Soil-Plant-	
                                                     Atmosphere Continuum                          3
                                                     Soil	Water	Management	                        3
                                                     Land Information Systems                      3
                                                     Aquaculture	Environmental	Impact	             3




                                                                                                        CONTACT


                                                                                                        Ghent University
                                                                                                        Centre for Environmental Sanitation
                                                                                                        Jozef Plateaustraat 22, B-9000 Gent
                                                                                                        www.cms.UGent.be



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Master of Science of Physical Land Resources
Organised jointly by Ghent University (Faculty of Sciences/Faculty of Bioscience Engineering) and
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) (Faculty of Applied Sciences)

Main subjects: SOIL SCIENCE • LAND RESOURCES ENGINEERING



course content                                    capacity and of soils in particular. Graduates               Main subject: Land Resources Engineering
The overall objective of the programme in         acquire	the	knowledge	and	skills	to	under-                   The	major	in	Land	Resources	Engineering	
                         c
Physical	Land	Resour	 es	is	that	the	grad-        stand the development and evolution of                       offers training in non-agricultural use and
uates have the expertise to critically reflect    soils under natural conditions or following                  application of soil, and includes geotech-
on	and	answer	questions	from	a	responsi-          human interference using field, map, labo-                   nical aspects (use of soil as a building
ble position, like:                               ratory and remote sensing data. They have                    material or for foundations, slope stability
•	What	is	soil?                                   the scientific knowledge to use and man-                     and stability of excavations), the role of
•	From	 what	 did	 the	 soil	 originate	 and	     age soil and water in a sustainable way,                     soil- and groundwater for water manage-
  how will it further develop under differ-       and to optimize land use under different                     ment and supply, soil management in rela-
  ent conditions?                                 natural and environmental conditions.                        tion to environment and land use (ero-
•	Which	factors	and	properties	determine	                                                                      sion, sediment transport, coastal develop-
   the suitability of soil for either agricul-                                                                 ment and protection).
   tural or non-agricultural purposes and
   how can this be assessed?                        Master dissertation                                         Academic	Bachelor	Degree,	Master	Degree)	issued	
•	How	 can	 soil	 be	 improved	 for	 specific	      Students are encouraged to tackle a topic relevant          by an institution officially recognized by the
  uses?                                             for their home country (and employing institution),         Flemish Government, applicants must be able to
•	How	 can	 degradation	 and	 desertifica-          if	possible	with	data/samples	collected	locally.	The	       prove their proficiency in English. There are four
  tion problems be tackled?                         Master	thesis	research	accounts	for	30	credits,	and	        possibilities to supply this proof:
•	How	 do	 we	 manage	 the	 soil	 and	 land	        as	 such	 represents	 an	 important	 part	 of	 the	 MSc	    •		TOEFL	 certificate	 (the	 UGent	 TOEFL	 code	 is	
  capital and how do we protect it?                 Programme. Time wise the fourth semester of the                2643) with:
•	What	is	the	impact	of	the	factor	soil	on	         programme is fully reserved for this research work.            a minimum total score of 550 on the paper
  the dynamics of natural ecosystems and            The	 student	 has	 to	 integrate	 the	 acquired	 knowl-        based test, or
  how can this knowledge be used for                edge with (guided) self study and involves experi-             a minimum total score of 79 on an internet
  nature reservations?                              mental work, (data) analysis and interpretation,               based test
•	What	 does	 soil	 learn	 us	 about	 environ-      writing	and	communication.	The	Master	thesis	is	an	            (the test validity is max. 2 years);
  mental problems?                                  important measure of the final competences                  •		IELTS	 with	 a	 minimum	 overall	 band	 score	 of	 6	
•	How	 can	 we	 improve	 soil-water	 man-           obtained by the student, and as such also of the               (the test validity is max. 2 years);
  agement for sustainable crop produc-              degree to which the programme reaches its objec-            •		Proof	 of	 at	 least	 1	 year	 of	 comprehensive	
  tion?                                             tives. The master dissertation has to be defended              English-based instruction at a university or rec-
•	How	can	we	improve	the	efficient	use	of	          orally before a jury and an audience of peers.                 ognized	equivalent;
  our scarce water resources?                                                                                   •	 Proof	 of	 a	 successful	 “Intermediate	 Academic	
                                                    Admission requirements > diploma                               English” test at the Ghent University Language
Soils are a principal determinant of eco            Each application will be evaluated by a board of               Center.
systems and as such are an essential cor-           admission of the specific programme and has to              (Remark:	 TOEFL/IELTS	 predictive	 tests	 are	 not	
nerstone of human life and prosperity.              be approved by the Faculty Council and by the               acceptable.)
Increasing population pressure and grave            Rector’s	office.
erosion-, pollution and desertification             • Entry conditions                                          Application deadline
issues are threatening this natural resource          Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree of               > General deadlines:
–already a scarce commodity in many                   minimum 3 years with good overall scores (at              •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
countries– resulting in competition                   least	 a	 second	 class	 or	 equivalent,	 preferably	     •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June
between agricultural and industrial pur-              higher)	from	a	university	or	recognized	equiv-            Enrolling institution
poses, urban planning and nature conser-              alent.                                                    First year: Ghent University
vation. To ensure a wise use and manage-            • Specific	academic	requirements                            Second	 year,	 major	 Land	 Resources	 Engineering:	
ment of this "basic commodity", society               Applicants are expected to have a basic sci-
                                                                                                                Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
requires	 expertly	 trained	 specialists	 with	       ence training in (1) mathematics or statistics
an in-depth knowledge of the properties               and (2) chemistry or biochemistry, and an                 Tuition fee
and characteristics of "Physical Land                 overall academic education background in a                •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 pro-
Resources",	 with	 a	 due	 understanding	 of	         relevant discipline like (either) agriculture,               gramme	(60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR
the factors and interventions capable of              biology, forestry, environment, land and water            •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 devel-
maintaining or changing the status and                management, physical geography, geology or                   oping	countries	:	80	EUR
value of these natural resources.                     civil	 engineering.	 Relevant	 research	 or	 work-        (this fee does not include expenses such as course
                                                      ing experience of about 2 years is recom-                 books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)
This programme addresses cases relevant
for soil scientists in general, in and outside        mended	 but	 not	 a	 prerequisite,	 unless	 the	          Scholarships
Europe, and has a focus on tropical and               former field of study (degree obtained) was               > on www.vliruos.be
arid regions.                                         not directly relevant for or pertaining to soil           > offered by Ghent University for master studies: a
                                                      science or land resources engineering.                    limited number of grants awarded on a competi-
Main subject: Soil Science                          Language requirements                                       tive basis – see: www.UGent.be > international
The major in Soil Science aims at training          The applicant must be proficient in the language            students > international degree students
researchers, academics, government staff            of the course or training programme, i.e. English.          Start/end of the programme
and expert consultants in the inventory             Command of the English language is a very impor-            Two year programme.
and detailed characterization of land               tant criterion for admission. With the exception of         Start: last week of September of the following
                                                    those who have a diploma (Secondary Education,              year

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120 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master



course structure                                    MASTER        (YEAR 1)                       ECTS     MASTER      (YEAR 2)                     ECTS
The programme curriculum includes gen-
eral courses that provide the polyvalent             GENERAL COURSES                              45      OPTIONAL COURSES                          30
scientific knowledge and insight, tech-
niques	and	skills	that	are	fundamental	for	          Pedology                                      5      SOIL SCIENCE
a	 graduate	 in	 Physical	 Land	 Resources,	         Applied Statistics                            5      Soil Fertility                              5
regardless of the discipline or orientation          Meteorology	and	Climatology		                 5      Soil Degradation                            5
that is taken. These courses –all compul-            Soil Chemistry                                5      Land Evaluation                             5
sory– form the common core for all the               Soil Physics                                  5      Soil	Water	Management		                     5
students	 taking	 the	 MSc	 programme	 in	           Soil	Mineralogy		                             5      To be chosen (at least one course from list
Physical	Land	Resources	and	are	scheduled	           Land Information Systems                      5      below, other course can be selected from
in the first year, mainly in the first semes-        Soil Prospection and Classification           5      Master	programmes	of	the	Ghent	University):	
ter. The overall contents of the programme           Seminars	in	PLR		                             5      Remote	Sensing		                            5
evolve from more general and guided                                                                       Properties	and	Management	of	Soils	
subjects, towards more specialised topics            OPTIONAL COURSES                             15      in the Tropics                              5
and autonomous work in the second                                                                         Quality	of	Groundwater	Resources		          5
                                                     SOIL SCIENCE                                         Irrigation and Drainage                     5
semester of the first year. The second year
                                                     Geomorphology                                 5      Soil Erosion Processes and Control          5
offers specialised in-depth training with
                                                     Plant-Water	Relations	in	the
specific	accents/features	within	either	Soil	
                                                     Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum               5      LAND RESOURCES ENGINEERING
Science	 or	 Land	 Resources	 Engineering	
                                                     Soil Genesis                                  5      Applied Geochemistry                          5
during the first semester, while the second
                                                                                                          Applied Geomorphology                         5
semester is reserved for the research work           LAND RESOURCES ENGINEERING                           Geological Aspects of Geotechnical
of	the	Master	thesis.	                               Geomechanics                                  5      Engineering                                   5
The courses in Soil Science provide the              Environmental Geology                         5      Earth	Observation	Techniques		                5
specialised knowledge and skills that are            Applied Geophysics                            5      Soil	Mechanics	and	Soil	Stabilisation	
needed for all authorities who are con-
                                                                                                          Techniques		                                  5
cerned with a favourable destination of
                                                                                                          Hydrogeology                                  5
land, and more in particular a suitable
spatial planning, sustainable and opti-
                                                                                                          MASTER DISSERTATION                       30
mised use and management of Physical
Land	 Resources.	 This	 part	 of	 the	 pro-         cartographic and remote sensing data, and
gramme has a strong focus on agricultural           interpret analysed data. This is the basis
use and applications.                               for regional planning, land evaluation etc.
The	courses	in	Land	Resources	Engineering	          This regards all staff from (government)
are oriented towards the role of land and           institutions and universities involved in the
soil in geotechnics and in applied geology          inventory of natural resources (pedologic
and geomorphology (use of soil as a build-          and geologic survey and cartography).
ing material or for foundations, slope sta-         •	graduates	are	trained	to	characterize	soil	
bility and stability of excavations); the role      physically, chemically and mineralogically
of soil in water management, soil man-              with	advanced	techniques,	to	translate	this	
agement in relation to environmental                to	 soil	 quality	 and	 to	 assess	 the	 resulting	
issues like erosion, sediment transport,            influence by and on natural and anthropo-
coastal development). Students taking this          genic factors. This is important for staff
main subject have to register at the “Vrije         active in laboratories for research in soil
Universiteit Brussel” (VUB) for the second          science, geomorphology and surface geol-
year of this master.                                ogy, attached to nature reserves and
                                                    research institutes, and academics.
                                                    Graduates from Belgium and Europe are
career perspectives                                 trained to look at their profession from a
The graduates have the competence to be             situation that is different from their home
active in both basic and applied research at        situation, and are well placed for work in
universities, research institutes and other         development co-operation projects, both
                                                    because of the international scope of the             CONTACT
government institutions and non-govern-
mental organisations, and to apply their            course contents, as through the interac-
knowledge	 and	 skills	 as	 required	 by	 the	      tion with colleague-students of many dif-             Ghent University
overall development policy of their coun-           ferent, mostly non-European nationalities.            Physical	Land	Resources
try. In particular:                                                                                       Krijgslaan	281/S8,	9000	Gent
•	 graduates	 have	 the	 basics	 to	 conduct	                                                             www.plr.UGent.be
field work (soil survey, soil profile                                                                     PLRprog.adm@UGent.be
description, soil classification), use existing


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Master of Laboratory Animal Science



course content                                  course structure                                   career perspectives
At present days the use of laboratory ani-      This master is presented as a part-time            As stated above, in recent years, as a con-
mals in all kinds of experiments in several     programme of 60 credits, spread over four          sequence	 of	 major	 improvements	 in	 the	
disciplines is most controversial. There is a   semesters in two successive academic               health	 monitoring	 quality	 of	 laboratory	
significant social (and moral) pressure to      years.                                             animals, there has been an explosive incre-
limit the number of experiments involving       The first semester starts with the Basic           ase in the awareness of animal welfare
animals and, where possible, to substitute      Course which is divided in two partims, in         and the complexity of biomedical research
these by alternative research methods. In       order to provide the candidates the basic          with animals. Laboratory animal science is
experiments adopting laboratory animals,        knowledge concerning the specific practi-          a highly specialized and rapidly evolving
the national and international legal regu-      cal and scientific aspects of the work with        field in biomedical science.
lations concerning animal welfare and the       animals produced and used for scientific
protection of laboratory animals, should        purposes. The programme of the Basic               There are over 500 facilities working with
be taken into account.                          Course is organised yearly as an intensive         laboratory animals in Belgium. Since labo-
The European Council has set up guideli-        two-week course, and is followed by an             ratory animal science indeed has an enor-
nes, and the Federation for European            examination some weeks later.                      mously broad scope and a high impact on
Laboratory Animal Science Associations          The content of this basic course is in accor-      research with animals, knowledge in this
(FELASA) has further elaborated these           dance with the recommendations of the              field is urgently needed. Likewise, in the
guidelines and laid down an educational         Federation of Laboratory Animal Science            European Union, there is a steadily increa-
programme for scientists responsible for        Associations (FELASA) for the education            sing	demand	for	persons	qualified	in	labo-
animal experiments (category C) and for         and training of persons working with               ratory animal science. This course provides
specialists in laboratory animal science        laboratory animals, competence category            a curriculum for specialization in labora-
(category D).                                   C, and with appendix VIII of the Belgian           tory animal science, aiming to fill this gap
In	 Belgium,	 adequate	 training	 in	 labora-   Royal	 Decree	 of	 14th	 November	 1993.	          of competence.
tory animal science is provided at the          Students who successfully complete both
Faculty	 of	 Veterinary	 Medicine	 of	 Ghent	   partims of the Basic Course receive a certi-
University,	 incorporating	 requirements	 of	   ficate.
both category C and D. These courses            The remaining part of the programme
introduce those elements which have             consists of optional courses and is meant
become	 essential	 requirements	 for	 using	    to extend and to deepen the knowledge
animals in research, teaching or testing        acquired	 in	 the	 Basic	 Course;	 it	 provides	
programmes. They primarily deal with the        the student with the knowledge expected
responsibilities one assumes when one           from a laboratory animal specialist.
intends to use animals in his work. The         Apart from the lectures and practical exer-
programme provides a working know-              cises an apprenticeship in a laboratory
ledge on the regulations, as well as famili-    animal facility is included in the program-
arity with the factors that affect the selec-   me. Every student is also expected to write
tion,	 acquisition	 and	 maintenance	 of	       a master dissertation.
experimental animals and last but not           Students who successfully passed the exa-
least the awareness of the ethical and          minations of the optional courses and the
social issues involved with the use of ani-     master dissertation receive the diploma of
mals in biomedical research.                    Master	of	Laboratory	Animal	Science.




                                                                                                    CONTACT


                                                                                                    Ghent University
                                                                                                    Faculty	of	Veterinary	Medicine	-	Department	
                                                                                                    of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases
                                                                                                    Co-ordinator: Prof. Dr. K. Hermans
                                                                                                    Salisburylaan	133,	9820	Merelbeke
                                                                                                    T +32 (0)9 264 74 41
                                                                                                    katleen.hermans@UGent.be


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60 ECTS credits - Part-time (2 years) • Language: English • Degree: Master



                                                                                                                   MASTER                                       ECTS


                                                                                                                   GENERAL COURSES                              10

                                                                                                                   Basic Course in Laboratory Animal Science:
                                                                                                                   - Partim 1: General Topics                     5
                                                                                                                   - Partim 2: Specific Topics                    5

                                                                                                                   ELECTIVE COURSES                             21

                                                                                                                   Four courses to be chosen from:
                                                                                                                   Advanced Course in Ethology
                                                                                                                   and Animal Welfare                         3
                                                                                                                   Advanced	Course	in	Morphology	
                                                                                                                   and	Medical	Imaging		                      3
                                                                                                                   Advanced	Course	in	Reproduction	
                                                                                                                   Techniques	and	Transgenesis		              3
                                                                                                                   Advanced Course in Gnotobiology
                                                                                                                   and Disease Control:
                                                                                                                   -	Partim	Virology/Parasitology		           3
                                                                                                                   - Partim Bacteriology and Non-Infectious
                                                                                                                     Diseases                                 3
                                                                                                                   Advanced Course in Animal Experimentation 3
                                                                                                                   Three courses to be chosen from:
                                                                                                                   Advanced	Course	in	Morphology	and	
Master dissertation                                           an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an        Medical	Imaging		                          3
The master dissertation can comprise own                      original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	    Advanced Course in Physiology,
research (with laboratory animals), a literature              a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-       Pharmacology and Toxicology                3
review of a topic concerning laboratory animals               mum two (2) years old);                              Advanced Course in Gnotobiology and Disease
or a follow-up of interesting case(s) combined             •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University      Control. Partim Hygiene and Immunology     3
with a literature review, concerning laboratory               Language Centre confirming proficiency in            Advanced Course in Anaesthesiology and
animals                                                       English.                                             Surgical	Techniques		                      3
                                                           >	Specific	language	requirements:                       Poikilotherms, Primates and Other Special
Admission requirements > diploma
                                                           each faculty may impose specific language               Laboratory Animals                         3
•	 For	non-Flemish	degrees:
                                                           requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be
   Holders of an academic degree in the field of
                                                                                                                   WORKING PLACEMENT                              9
   veterinary medicine, medicine, dentistry, phar-         Application deadline
   macy, biology, biotechnology, biomedical sci-           > General deadlines:
                                                                                                                   Including	Reporting
   ences and agricultural engineering. No                  •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
   research experience necessary. For persons              •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June
                                                                                                                   MASTER DISSERTATION I                          5
   with (or aspirations towards) leading func-
                                                           Enrolling institution
   tions in working with laboratory animals
                                                           Ghent University
•	 For	Flemish	degrees:	                                                                                           MASTER DISSERTATION II                       15
                                                           Tuition fee
   The exhaustive list of degrees giving access to
                                                           •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 pro-       The content of this course is in conformity
   this master can be consulted in the online
                                                              gramme	(60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR                    with the recommendations of the Federation
   course catalogue.
                                                           •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 devel-   of Laboratory Animal Associations (FELASA)
Language requirements                                         oping	countries	:	80	EUR                             for the education and training of persons
>	General	language	requirements:                           (this fee does not include expenses such as course      working with laboratory animals, competence
the applicant must prove to have an advanced               books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)               category D.
knowledge of the English language by providing:
                                                           Scholarships
•	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	
                                                           > Offered by Ghent University for master stud-
   applicant has successfully completed at least
                                                           ies: a limited number of grants awarded on a
   one year of a study programme of which the
                                                           competitive basis – see: www.UGent.be > inter-
   medium of instruction was English, either at
                                                           national students > international degree stu-
   an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary
                                                           dents
   School;
                                                           > General information about grants:
•	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	
                                                           http://www.highereducation.be
   550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from
                                                           http://www.studyinflanders.be
   2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87
   (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643         Start/end of the programme
   - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;            Two year part-time programme.
•	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	      Start academic year: last week of September

                                                                                                                                                            57
Master of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences
60 ECTS credits • Full-time or Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Master




course content                                      course structure                                             career perspectives
The	 Master	 studies	 of	 Applied	 Pharma-          Students compose their own programme                         This study programme is particularly inter-
ceutical Sciences are organized by the              by choosing four courses from an elective                    esting for students who want to get
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. It is a         courses list with lectures only and one                      acquainted	 with	 a	 number	 of	 specific	
theoretical and practical training in vari-         course from a list of elective courses which                 pharmaceutical topics, the knowledge of
ous aspects of the pharmaceutical scienc-           include practical exercises. These lists                     which may be decisive in finding a job in
es, including pharmaceutical technology,            encompass analytical, bio-analytical as well                 the pharmaceutical sector.
enzymology, immunochemistry, drug anal-             as pharmaceutical-technological subjects.
ysis	 and	 quality	 control,	 food	 and	 food	      Each student must also write a dissertation                  This study programme may also be consid-
quality	assurance,	bio-analysis,	biomolecu-         about a research project to be carried out                   ered as a useful preparation for students
lar analysis, etc. The students are also            in one of the laboratories involved.                         who intend to start doctoral research
involved in a research project with indi-                                                                        (PhD) in one of the programme-related
vidual guidance, in order to gain a clear                                                                        topics.
insight in how a research project is
planned, set up, carried out, interpreted
and reported.




                                                      Master dissertation                                        •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	
                                                      The	 master	 dissertation	 is	 a	 requirement	 for	           an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
                                                      every candidate to obtain a master degree. The                original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
                                                      master dissertation is an original piece of research          a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
                                                      work. It aims to develop and strengthen the                   mum two (2) years old);
                                                      research capacity skills of the students. The stu-         •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
                                                      dent selects a topic and is given guidance by a               Language Centre confirming proficiency in
                                                      promoter or supervisor. The master dissertation               English.
                                                      consists of a literature review part, a theoretical        >	Specific	language	requirements:
                                                      reflection and an original analysis of the topic.          each faculty may impose specific language
                                                                                                                 requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be
                                                      Admission requirements > diploma
                                                      •		For	non-Flemish	degrees:                                Application deadline
                                                      	 The	requirement	is	a	master	degree	or	a	bach-            > General deadlines:
                                                         elor degree of at least 4 years of university           •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
                                                         studies. One will first have to go through an           •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June
                                                         extensive admission procedure.
                                                                                                                 Enrolling institution
                                                      •		For	Flemish	degrees:	                                   Ghent University
                                                         The exhaustive list of degrees giving access to
                                                                                                                 Tuition fee
                                                         this master can be consulted in the online
                                                                                                                 •	 standard	 admission	 fee	 for	 full-time	 pro-
                                                         course catalogue.
                                                                                                                    gramme	(60	ECTS	credits):	540	EUR
                                                      Language requirements                                      •		reduced	 tuition	 fee	 for	 students	 from	 devel-
                                                      >	General	language	requirements:                              oping	countries	:	80	EUR
                                                      the applicant must prove to have an advanced               (this fee does not include expenses such as course
                                                      knowledge of the English language by providing:            books, excursions, travel expenses, etc.)
                                                      •	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	
                                                                                                                 Scholarships
                                                         applicant has successfully completed at least
                                                                                                                 > offered by Ghent University for master studies:
                                                         one year of a study programme of which the
                                                                                                                 a limited number of grants awarded on a com-
                                                         medium of instruction was English, either at
                                                                                                                 petitive basis – see: www.UGent.be > interna-
                                                         an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary
                                                                                                                 tional students > international degree students
                                                         School;
                                                                                                                 > general information about grants:
                                                      •	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	
                                                                                                                 http://www.highereducation.be
                                                         550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from
                                                                                                                 http://www.studyinflanders.be
                                                         2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87
                                                         (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643         Start/end of the programme
                                                         - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;            One year programme
                                                                                                                 Start academic year: last week of September

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MASTER                                       ECTS


ELECTIVE COURSES                              30

Five (*) courses to be chosen from:
Toxicology		                            4/14
Biopharmaceutics		                      4/14
Enzymology		                            4/14
Pharmaceutical	Technology		             4/14
Good	Manufacturing	Practice	
and	Validation		                        4/14
Fate	of	Drugs	and	Pharmacokinetics		    4/14
                                        4
Pharmaceutical	Microbiology	and	Hygiene		 /14
Residues	of	Drugs	and	Contaminants	
in	Food	and	Feed		                      4/14
Drug	Analysis	and	Quality	Control		     4/14
Pharmaceutical	Biotechnology		          4/14
Development and Validation of
Analytical	Methods		                    4/14
Biomolecular	Analysis		                 4/14
Drug	Design		                           4/14
Drug Development by Imaging
with	Tracers		                          4/14

MASTER DISSERTATION                           30

(*) four courses with 4 ECTS each
(colleges only = 15 hours)
AND one course with 14 ECTS
(courses including practical exercises= 225 hours )




CONTACT


Ghent University
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Student guidance
Dr. Caroline Van den heede (Caroline.
Vandenheede@UGent.be)
Harelbekestraat 72, B-9000 Gent;
T +32 (0)9 264 80 31
See	also:	www.UGent.be/fw/en/edu/masters


                                                      59
Postgraduate Studies in Logic, History and
Philosophy of Science
60 ECTS credits • Full-time • Language: English • Degree: Certificate of Postgraduate Studies




course content                                       course structure                                             necessary by the intensive training that
The curriculum is meant for masters in               In the first semester, the students select                   the curriculum aspires to offer. The dis-
philosophy as well as for masters in a spe-          three of the four packages that are offe-                    sertation (18 ECTS, 50 to 70 pages) comes
cific science. To philosophers it offers an          red (totalling up to 18 ECTS): logic, history                to	 the	 equivalent	 of	 two	 publishable	
advanced technical schooling in the three            of science, philosophy of mathematics,                       papers - the aim is actually to arrive at
disciplines mentioned in the title as well as        and philosophy of science. In these cour-                    published papers. The structure of the
in	 the	 application	 of	 these	 techniques	 to	     ses, the basis of these disciplines is studied               curriculum allows for a good preparation
scientific disciplines - these form the neces-       at an advanced level. The optional cour-                     of the (limited number of) students to the
sary basis for reflection. For other masters,        ses (24 ECTS), followed during the second                    dissertation.
the curriculum mainly aims at teaching               semester, rely on those courses. The optio-
them to apply the rather technical insights          nal courses aim at an in-depth explorati-
of the three meta-disciplines to their own           on, in agreement with the contemporary
discipline. So, as far as non-philosophers           international state of the art, of certain
are concerned, the curriculum does not               topics for which competent teachers are
only aspire to form people who are able              available. The fact that the students select
to do research in logic, history of science,         three packages during the first semester
and philosophy of science, relying on their          enables them to combine the distinct vie-
previously obtained disciplinary training.           wpoints	in	performing	the	tasks	required	
It also seeks to form scientists who, thanks         for the optional courses. Half of the study
to a thorough training in the three meta-            load is assigned to the C category, which
disciplines, perform better as scientists            makes it possible to assign to each stu-
because they are able to locate presuppo-            dent specific tasks that depend on the
sitions and to coin variants for them.               students earlier training and current aims.
                                                     This also makes it possible to impose on
In the general courses, insights and techni-         the students the high demands made
ques	 from	 logic,	 history	 of	 science,	 and	
philosophy of science are introduced in a
systematic way. In the optional courses,               Dissertation                                                  (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643
these	techniques	are	concretely	applied	to	            The dissertation (18 ECTS, 50 to 70 pages) comes              - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;
specific reading material and specific                 to	 the	 equivalent	 of	 two	 publishable	 papers	 -	      •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	
                                                       the aim is actually to arrive at published papers.            an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
research tasks.
                                                       The structure of the curriculum allows for a                  original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
                                                       good preparation of the (limited number of)                   a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
                                                       students to the dissertation.                                 mum two (2) years old);
                                                                                                                  •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
                                                       Admission requirements > diploma
                                                                                                                     Language Centre confirming proficiency in
                                                       •		a	diploma	of	master	(transformed	curricula)	
                                                                                                                     English.
                                                       •		a	diploma	of	an	academic	training	of	the	sec-
                                                                                                                  >	Specific	language	requirements:
                                                          ond cycle (old structure)
                                                                                                                  each faculty may impose specific language
                                                       •		a	diploma	of	the	second	cycle	of	the	two	cycle	
                                                                                                                  requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be
                                                          higher education (old structure)
                                                                                                                  Application deadline
                                                       All candidates are expected to have an excellent
                                                                                                                  > General deadlines:
                                                       motivation and a broad interest for methodo-
                                                                                                                  •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
                                                       logical problems.
                                                                                                                  •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June
                                                       Language requirements
                                                                                                                  Enrolling institution
                                                       >	General	language	requirements:
                                                                                                                  Ghent University
                                                       the applicant must prove to have an advanced
                                                       knowledge of the English language by providing:            Tuition fee
                                                       •	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	        58,10	EUR
                                                          applicant has successfully completed at least
                                                                                                                  Scholarships
                                                          one year of a study programme of which the
                                                                                                                  General information about grants:
                                                          medium of instruction was English, either at
                                                                                                                  http://www.highereducation.be
                                                          an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary
                                                                                                                  http://www.studyinflanders.be
                                                          School;
                                                       •	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	   Start/end of the programme
                                                          550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from          One year programme
                                                          2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87         Start academic year: last week of September

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COURSE PROGRAMME                           ECTS


GENERAL COURSES                             18

To be chosen from the following list:
- Thorough Survey of Logic                      6
- Thorough Survey of the Scientific
			Methodology		                                3	
- Thorough Survey of the Philosophy
  of Physics                                    3
- Thorough Survey of the Philosophy
		of	Mathematics		                              6	
- History of Science: Conceptions,
		Methods	and	Problems		                        6

ELECTIVE COURSES                            24

To be chosen from the following list::
- Adaptive Logics applied to the Philosophy
  of Science                                  4
- Logic and Artificial Intelligence           4
- Formal Languages - From Theory
  to Practice                                 4
- Three-Valued Logics for Software
  Specification                               4
-	Fuzzy	Sets	and	Approximate	Reasoning		      4	
- Contextual Approaches to Epistemology       4
- Historical and Contemporary Theories of
  Vision: Perspectives and Perception         4
- Scientific Explanation                      4
- Cultural Context of Knowledge:
  Perspectives from the Philosophy of Science 4
- Foundations of Science from a Political and
  Societal Perspective                        4
- Finitistic Philosophy and Foundations of
		Mathematics		                               4	
- Scientific Discovery and Creativity         4
- History and Philosophy of Biology           4
- Historical Applications of Contemporary
  Philosophy of Science                       4
- From Copernicus to Newton: Problems
		from	the	First	Scientific	Revolution		      4	
-	Science	in	its	Historical	Context	(Middle	
		Ages	and	Early	Modern	Period)		             4	

DISSERTATION                                18




CONTACT


Faculty of Arts and Philosophy – Department
of Philosophy and Moral Science
Prof. dr. Erik Weber
Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent
Erik.Weber@UGent.be

http://logica.ugent.be/centrum/postgrad.html
Candidates should contact prof. dr. E. Weber.




                                                     61
Postgraduate Studies in Biosafety in Plant
Biotechnology
60 ECTS credits • Full-time • Language: English • Degree: Certificate of Postgraduate Studies




course content                                      organising institutions                                      career perspectives
This international distance e-course is             The course is an international programme                     The certificate awarded is suitable for
aimed at training scientists and law specia-        of UNIDO within a framework of co-oper-                      individuals engaged as biosafety profes-
lists in biosafety expertise and evaluation.        ation with the University of Concepción                      sionals in government agencies or indus-
The course offers a solid basis to set up and       (UDEC,	 Chile),	 the	 University	 of	 Malaya	                try. It is also tailored for individuals with
implement regulatory biosafety frame-               (Malaysia),	 The	 Pontifical	 Catholic	                      an interest in public policy, legal and ethi-
works related to plant biotechnology, and           University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and the                     cal aspects of biotechnology.
in order to assist in the legislation and           University of Ancona (Italy).
interpretation of biosafety risk assessment
and communication to policymakers.

The course is interdisciplinary, in coopera-
tion with the Faculties of Science, Political
and Social sciences and the Law Faculty. It
is an international programme organised
in cooperation with the United Nations
Industrial Development Organisation
(UNIDO).                                              Admission requirements > diploma                           •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	
Objectives: To provide students with:                 A postgraduate course aims at developing an                   an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
•	expert	 information	 on	 current	 and	              in-depth understanding and specialization in                  original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
  potential future developments in bio-               the	 field	 of	 competencies	 acquired	 during	 a	            a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
  technology;                                         previous master course (2 cycles). The general                mum two (2) years old);
                                                      admission	requirement	is	that	the	student	must	            •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
•	expert	 information	 on	 national	 and	
                                                      possess a master degree or an international                   Language Centre confirming proficiency in
  international norms and regulations in              degree	 considered	 equivalent.	 An	 applicant	               English.
  biotechnology;                                      wishing to gain admission for a postgraduate on            >	Specific	language	requirements:
•	advanced	skills	to	conduct	risk	assessments;	       the basis of a international diploma must apply            each faculty may impose specific language
•	apply	risk	management	in	biotechnology	             through a specific application procedure.                  requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be
  risk communication skills.                          A maximum of 25 students will be accepted.                 Application deadline
                                                      Selection will take place based on the curriculum          August 31
                                                      vitae of the applicant and will take into account
                                                                                                                 Enrolling institution
                                                      the professional interest in biosafety issues
course structure                                                                                                 Ghent University
                                                      related to biotechnology. Preference will be
The programme includes an introductory                                                                           Tuition fee
                                                      given to students from Africa.
section on plant biotechnology and its                The student should be holder of one of the fol-            580 EUR; students working in the private sector
applications for agriculture and industry.            lowing diplomas:                                           pay a supplementary tuition fee of max. 2050 EUR.
The main core covers the basics of risk               Master	in	Biology	                                         Students should cover their own expenses (travel,
assessment and regulatory structures, food            Master	in	Chemistry	                                       accommodation, per diem) for the on campus
                                                      Master	in	Biochemistry	and	Biotechnology	                  periods.
and feed safety assessment, and environ-
                                                      Master	in	Bio-engineering	Sciences	
mental safety assessment. An overview of                                                                         Scholarships
                                                      Master	in	Medicine	
national and international regulatory                                                                            With the support of the Flemish Government
                                                      Master	in	Law	
                                                                                                                 five scholarships are available. The scholarships
systems and risk assessment and applicati-            Master	 degrees	 considered	 equivalent	 with	
                                                                                                                 cover main expenses for travel and accommoda-
ons is included. The final section deals              above mentioned.
                                                                                                                 tion, and a per diem for the two on campus
with risk perception and communication.               Language requirements                                      periods at Ghent University. Preference will be
At the end of the course participants will            the applicant must prove to have an advanced               given to applicants from Africa.
be able to conduct risk assessments and               knowledge of the English language by providing:            Scholarship application form can be download-
                                                      •	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	        ed from the course website
apply risk management options, while at
                                                         applicant has successfully completed at least           > general information about grants:
the same time deal with public policy
                                                         one year of a study programme of which the              http://www.highereducation.be
issues at the interface of science, govern-              medium of instruction was English, either at            http://www.studyinflanders.be
ment, industry, and civil society.                       an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary
                                                                                                                 Start/end of the programme
The course is given electronically through               School;
                                                                                                                 One year programme
e-learning. Two on-campus periods are                 •	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	
                                                                                                                 start: September 29, 2008
                                                         550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from
included: one in the beginning of the
                                                         2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87
course at IPBO, Ghent University (BE) and                (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643
one at the end.                                          - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;

62
COURSE PROGRAMME                           ECTS


Course Background                            3
Applications of Biotechnology               10
Theoretical and Practical Foundations of
Biological	Risk	Assessment		                12	
Food and Feed Safety                         8
Environmental Safety                         9
National	and	International	Regulatory	
Systems                                      7
Risk	Perception	and	Risk	Communication		    11




CONTACT


Ghent University - Faculty of Science
IPBO – dr. Sylvia Burssens
K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35
B-9000 Belgium
Sylvia.Burssens@UGent.be

www.ipbo.UGent.be


                                                  63
Postgraduate Studies in Meteorology and
Numerical Weather Prediction
30 ECTS credits • Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Certificate of Postgraduate Studies




course content                                      course structure                                          organising institution
The issue of climate change has come                The study programme covers nine courses                   Ghent University (BE)
recently under the attention of policy              which have a total weight of 30 ECTS in
makers and the public alike, but high-              two semesters (in one academic year).                     partner institutions
impact weather (such as severe thunder-                                                                       Royal	Meteorological	Institute	of	Belgium
storms with associated flooding, deep               career perspectives                                       Belgocontrol
cyclones with strong wind gusts, etc) has           Researcher	 in	 Meteorological	 Services	 in	
been a major worry for centuries. Only              Europe, Phd research.
now have scientific knowledge and nume-
rical	techniques	become	sufficiently	matu-
re that we may be able to effectively pre-
dict these extreme conditions.
The ultimate goal is to prepare young sci-
entists for research in international pro-
jects	 such	 as	 THORPEX	 (www.wmo.int/
thorpex/about).	This	10-year	international	
global atmospheric research and develop-
ment programme was established by the
WMO	 (in	 2003)	 and	 is	 aimed	 at	 reducing	
                                                      Admission requirements > diploma                        •	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	
and mitigating the impact of disasters by
                                                      Scientists with some background in mathematics             applicant has successfully completed at least
transforming forecasts into information               and/or	 physics	 who	 whish	 to	 start	 research	 in	      one year of a study programme of which the
for decision making. This includes:                   Numerical Weather Prediction.                              medium of instruction was English, either at
•	extending	 the	 range	 and	 accuracy	 of	                                                                      an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary
                                                      The	 course	 requires	 some	 physical	 and	 mathe-
  weather forecasts;                                                                                             School;
                                                      matical background from the students. Therefore
•	development	 of	 warnings	 for	 decision-                                                                   •	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	
                                                      there are two groups of students who can start
                                                                                                                 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from
  making;                                             with these studies:
                                                                                                                 2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87
•	assessing	 the	 impact	 of	 weather	 fore-          Masters who have direct access to the pro-
                                                                                                                 (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643
                                                      gramme:
  casts in the strategies to minimize the                                                                        - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;
                                                      Master	in	de	wiskunde
  impact of disasters.                                                                                        •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	
                                                      Master	in	de	fysica	en	de	sterrenkunde
The	Postgraduate	Studies	in	Meteorology	                                                                         an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
                                                      Master	in	de	sterrenkunde
                                                                                                                 original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
and Numerical Weather Prediction offers               Master	in	de	fysica
                                                                                                                 a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
the essential courses needed to start                 Master	in	de	geologie
                                                                                                                 mum two (2) years old);
research in meteorology and numerical                 Master	in	de	geografie
                                                                                                              •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
                                                      Master	in	de	geomatica	en	de	landmeetkunde
weather prediction.                                                                                              Language Centre confirming proficiency in
                                                      Master	in	de	ingenieurswetenschappen
                                                                                                                 English.
                                                      Master	in	de	bio-ingenieurswetenschappen
                                                                                                              >	Specific	language	requirements:
                                                      Masters who have access subject to approval:
                                                                                                              each	faculty	may	impose	specific	language	require-
                                                      Master	in	de	wiskundige	informatica	
                                                                                                              ments: see: www.UGent.be
                                                      Master	in	de	statistiek
                                                      Master	in	de	chemie                                     Application deadline
                                                      Master	in	de	biochemie	en	de	biotechnologie             > General deadlines:
                                                      Master	in	de	biologie                                   •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
                                                      Master	 in	 de	 mariene	 en	 lacustriene	 weten-        •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June
                                                      schappen
                                                                                                              Enrolling institution
                                                      Master	of	nematology
                                                                                                              Ghent University
                                                      Master	in	de	industriële	wetenschappen
                                                      Master	in	de	aardobservatie                             Tuition fee
                                                      Master	 in	 de	 milieutechnologie	 en	 de	 milieu-      30	ECTS	credits:	523,70	EUR	(credit	contract:	58,10	
                                                      wetenschappen                                           EUR	+	(credits	x	15,60	EUR)
                                                      Master	of	ecological	and	marine	management
                                                                                                              Scholarships
                                                      Master	of	environmental	sanitation
                                                                                                              General information about grants:
                                                      Any	other	Master	degree
                                                                                                              http://www.highereducation.be
                                                                                                              http://www.studyinflanders.be
                                                      Language requirements
                                                      >	General	language	requirements:                        Start/end of the programme
                                                      the applicant must prove to have an advanced            One year programme
                                                      knowledge of the English language by providing:         Start academic year: last week of September

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COURSE PROGRAMME                        ECTS


General	Meteorology		                     4	
Dynamic	Meteorology		                     4	
Physical	Meteorology		                    3	
Numerical	Techniques		                    3	
Data Assimilation                         3
Numerical Weather Prediction              4
Predictability                            3
Air Pollution and Chemical Transport
Models	(CTM)		                            3	
Remote	Sensing	                           3
Total                                    30




CONTACT


Ghent University - Faculty of Science
Bart Catry
Room	120.010	in	building	S9	of	Sterre	Campus
Department	of	Mathematical	Physics	
and Astronomy
Krijgslaan 281 (S9), B-9000 Gent
Bart.Catry@UGent.be
+32 (0)9 264 47 64

http://wns.UGent.be/meteo_nwp/



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Postgraduate studies in Fire Safety Engineering
60 ECTS credits • Part-time • Language: English • Degree: Certificate of Postgraduate Studies




course content                                      •	is	 able	 to	 anticipate	 the	 behaviour	 of	              career perspectives
The fire safety engineer understands and              materials, structures, machines, appara-                   Fire safety consultants, fire prevention
applies fire safety engineering (FSE).                tus, and processes as related to the pro-                  officers, fire brigade officers, building
According	 to	 ISO	 TR	 13387-1,	 fire	 safety	       tection of life, property and the environ-                 designers, building services engineers,
engineering is the application of enginee-            ment from fire;                                            architectural practitioners.
ring principles, rules and expert judge-            •	has	an	understanding	of	the	interactions	
ment based on a scientific appreciation of            and integration of fire safety systems
the fire phenomena, of the effects of fire            and all other systems in buildings, indu-
and of the reaction and behaviour of                  strial structures and similar facilities;
people, in order to:                                •	is	 able	 to	 make	 use	 of	 all	 of	 the	 above	
•	save	life,	protect	property	and	preserve	           and	 any	 other	 required	 knowledge	 to	
  the environment and heritage;                       undertake the practice of fire enginee-
•	quantify	the	hazards	and	risk	of	fire	and	          ring.
  its effects;
•	evaluate	 analytically	 the	 optimum	 pro-        course structure
  tective and preventative measures neces-          Ten general courses – one out of three
  sary to limit, within prescribed levels,          optional courses – dissertation.
  the	consequences	of	fire.	                        Two-year part-time programme, 30 ECTS
These objectives will be achieved by a vari-        per	year:	the	equivalent	of	a	full	academic	
ety of means including such activities as:          year is taught over a period of two years
•	the	assessment	of	the	hazards	and	risks	          (4 times 12 weeks). The courses are given
  of fire and its effects;                          on Thursday evening, Friday all day and
•	the	mitigation	of	potential	fire	damage	          exceptionally on Saturday morning. This
  by proper design, construction, arrange-          allows professionals to participate.
  ment, and use of buildings, materials,
  structures, industrial processes, trans-
  portation systems and similar;
•	determining	 the	 appropriate	 level	 of	
  evaluation for the optimum preventive               Dissertation                                               •	 a	certificate	of	the	British	Council	(IELTS)	with	
  and protective measures necessary to                The	 student	 applies	 his/her	 knowledge	 of	 Fire	          an overall band of 5,5; from 2009-2010 on: an
                                                      Safety Engineering.                                           original ‘test	report	form’	(TRF)	van	IELTS	with	
  limit	the	consequences	of	fire;	
                                                                                                                    a score of at least 6.0 (the test can be maxi-
•	the	 design,	 installation,	 maintenance	           Admission requirements > diploma
                                                                                                                    mum two (2) years old);
  and/or	 development	 of	 fire	 detection,	          Target Group:
                                                                                                                 •	 a	certificate	awarded	by	the	(Ghent)	University
                                                      fire safety consultants; fire prevention officers,
  fire suppression, fire control and fire                                                                           Language Centre confirming proficiency in
                                                      fire brigade officers, building designers, building
  related communication systems and                                                                                 English.
                                                      services engineers, architectural practitioners
  equipment;	                                                                                                    >	Specific	language	requirements:
                                                      Academic	qualifications:
                                                                                                                 each faculty may impose specific language
•	the	direction	and	control	of	appropriate	           •	 Holders	of	an	academic	engineering	or	archi-
                                                                                                                 requirements:	see:	www.UGent.be
  equipment	 and	 manpower	 in	 the	 stra-               tect diploma
                                                      •	 Others	 on	 the	 basis	 of	 a	 study	 of	 individual	   Application deadline
  tegy and function of firefighting and
                                                         skills                                                  > General deadlines:
  rescue operations;
                                                                                                                 •	for	students	who	need	a	visa:	1st	of	March
•	post-fire	investigation	and	analysis,	eva-          Language requirements
                                                                                                                 •	for	students	who	do	not	need	a	visa:	1st	of	June
                                                      >	General	language	requirements:
  luation and feedback.
                                                      the applicant must prove to have an advanced               Enrolling institution
A fire engineer, by education, training and           knowledge of the English language by providing:            Ghent University
experience:                                           •	 an	official	certificate	which	confirms	that	the	
                                                                                                                 Tuition fee
•	understands	the	nature	and	characteris-                applicant has successfully completed at least
                                                                                                                 8000	 EUR	 for	 the	 full	 course,	 manuals	 not	
  tics of fire and the mechanisms of fire                one year of a study programme of which the
                                                                                                                 included
  spread and the control of fire and the                 medium of instruction was English, either at
                                                         an institute of Higher Education or a Secondary         Scholarships
  associated products of combustion;
                                                         School;                                                 > general information about grants:
•	understands	how	fires	originate,	spread	            •	 a	 recent	 TOEFL-TEST	 with	 a	 score	 of	 at	 least	   http://www.highereducation.be
  within	 and	 outside	 buildings/structures,	           550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); from          http://www.studyinflanders.be
  and	can	be	detected,	controlled,	and/or	               2009- 2010 on: at least 570 (paper-based) or 87
                                                                                                                 Start/end of the programme
  extinguished;                                          (internet-based) - the UGent TOEFL code is 2643
                                                                                                                 Two year part-time programme
                                                         - the test can be maximum two (2) years old;
                                                                                                                 Start academic year: last week of September

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COURSE PROGRAMME                               ECTS


Fluid	Mechanics	Applications	in	Fire	               3
Fire Dynamics                                       6
Fire	Safety	Regulation	                             3
Industrial Fire Protection and Explosions           3
Interaction between People and Fire                 3
Passive Fire Protection                             6
Active Fire Protection I:
Detection and Suppression                           3
Active Fire Protection II:
Smoke and Heat Control                              3
Performance-based Design                            6
Risk	Management	                                    3

DISSERTATION                                       15

Thermodynamics                                3 (1)
Heat	and	Mass	Transfer	                       3	(1)
Steel and Concrete Structures                 6 (2)


(1) and (2) are alternative courses to be chosen
depending on the attendant’s personal knowledge
at the onset of the programme




CONTACT


Ghent University – Faculty of Engineering
Department of Flow, heat and combustion
mechanics

Bart.Merci@UGent.be
Luc.Taerwe@UGent.be
Paul.Vandevelde@UGent.be
Ronny.Verhoeven@UGent.be

www.firw.ugent.be/studeren/
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