University of Antwerp

Introduction

University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp has about 20,000 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. 19% of our student population comes from abroad. The University of Antwerp is characterised by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach.

We are ranked 13th in the Times Higher Education Ranking for Young Universities (2017) and 14th in the QS University Ranking Top 50 Under 50 (2018).

Antwerp is an intriguing city. Apart from the fact that the city is well known for its international port and for being a world centre for diamond trade, it has many excellent museums and historical monuments, as well as a great nightlife scene, fine shopping districts, and a booming commercial centre.

Facts and Figures

  • 20,164 students (19% from abroad, 116 nationalities)
  • 1,825 PhD students
  • 244 PhDs in 2016
  • 3,650 scientific publications each year
  • 5,398 staff members (17 % from abroad, 88 nationalities)
  • 624 professors
  • 290 assistants
  • 2,933 researchers
  • 1,270 administrative and technical staff
  • 60,000 alumni
  • 5 campuses in Antwerp

Faculties

  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Engineering
  • Arts
  • Design Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Science

30 bachelor programmes (undergraduate) taught in Dutch

57 master programmes, 25 advanced master programmes and 27 postgraduate programmes available in Dutch or in English.

All faculties offer doctoral programmes.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:


M.Sc. in Political Science

Campus September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

Political decisions give direction to society. But how are political decisions made? This one-year graduate programme provides you with specialist, in-depth knowledge of decision-making in politics. [+]

Political decisions give direction to society. But how are political decisions made? This one-year graduate program provides you with specialist, in-depth knowledge of decision-making in politics. We study political decision-making from the perspective of the citizen, the politician, the policy professional, and institutions, using cases from local, national, European and international politics. During this master program, you will learn the science, craft, and art of political decision-making an prepare for a career in politics, policymaking, public affairs, research, consultancy or the media. The program is structured around a set of four core obligatory courses and one skills lab.

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Master of Biology: Global Change Biology (M.Sc.)

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

Acquire insight into the drivers of global change and its consequences at all levels of biological organization, from molecules over cells, individual organisms and populations to communities and ecosystems. Participate in state-of-the-art research performed at the internationally renowned Department of Biology. [+]

Programme content

The Master's programme in Biology with a specialization in Global Change Biology helps you to acquire a thorough insight into the complex causes and consequences of global change. You will learn how climate change, global alterations of land use, disrupted water- and biogeochemical cycles, pollution, biological invasions and loss of biodiversity are threatening the viability of our planet, for us humans, and many organisms in natural ecosystems. During the preparation of your Master's thesis, you will be exposed to high-level research environments in the department. Through interactions with professors, Ph.D. students, and staff members, you will develop the skills and competence required to research the phenomenon of global change and to help mitigate its effects.... [-]


M.Sc. of Business Economics

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

Business studies in an international context, with young academics from different countries and cultures. [+]

As the Master of Business Economics is an academic master program, the acquisition of scientific competences is one of the core objectives. You will receive a sound scientific training in chosen specialist areas in the field of business administration: Accountancy and Auditing, Finance, International Trade, Marketing or Strategy and Organization.

The program aims to improve your insights and ability to recognize and resolve business administration issues in a methodologically sound and effective manner. The program also encourages ethical reflection on the position of the manager in society, evolutions in the corporate world and sustainability issues in today’s globalizing economy.... [-]


M.Sc. of Economic Policy

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

Study Economic Policy in an international context, with young academics from different countries and cultures. [+]

This graduate programme in Economic Policy will help you to analyse the wide range of problems economic policymakers are facing and to understand the background to political decision-making. You will acquire an advanced knowledge of macroeconomics, econometrics and philosophy of economics.

This master programme is a pre-experience M.Sc. of Business and Economics and focuses on Economic Policy. No prior working experience is required. The average age of our students is between 21-25 years old

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M.Sc. in Biology - Biodiversity: Conservation and Restoration

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

A state-of-the-art two-year master programme in the fascinating and emerging field of biodiversity. [+]

You will acquire insight into the causes and consequences of the current worldwide loss of plant, animal and other species, and into the theory and practice of managing endangered species and the conservation and restoration of habitats. Links with society, for example, biodiversity policy, legislation and international treaties, will also be highlighted. You will undertake an internship with an external organization involved in conservation/restoration.

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M.A. of Chemistry (M.Sc.)

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

The master of Chemistry at UAntwerp takes place very close to the second largest cluster of (petro)chemical industry in the world. Thanks to this proximity you will be exposed to the business application along with scientific research during your entire Master programme. [+]

The study programme focuses on research and development. The close proximity of the chemical industry and the Port of Antwerp create perfect circumstances to organize an internationally oriented master programme. Professors and guest speakers from industry share knowledge and experience from their own daily professional life in business and research. In this way, you gain direct insight into how chemistry is interwoven with different economic sectors in our society and what your role can be.

Besides the contact with professionals, you will have the opportunity to do an internship to strengthen the connection between your academic education and your future professional life.

Through a wide range of optional courses, you can focus your educational study programme in one of the sub-disciplines of Chemistry. Your Master's thesis enhances your analytical and processing skills through exposure to high-level research environments.... [-]


M.Sc. in Sustainable Automotive Engineering (Joint Master)

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

Become a specialist in advanced and sustainable automotive technology with knowledge of the education system and industrial culture in at least 3 different countries in Europe and overseas. [+]

This graduate programme serves the growing demand for specialists in the area of advanced and sustainable automotive technology. The programme has direct links to current employers and includes an industrial placement and final master thesis. It will give you the opportunity to get to know education systems as well as industrial culture in at least 3 different countries in Europe and overseas.

The M.Sc. in Sustainable Automotive Engineering is a two-year (120 ECTS credits) programme fully taught in English and organised by the University of Antwerp in associations with three partner universities: Loughborough University (United Kingdom), University of Deusto (Spain) and University of Bordeaux (France). The curriculum consists of two core modules and one optional module. The first master year comprises three trimesters. In the second master year you have the opportunity to do an internship and to finalize your master’s thesis.... [-]


M.A. in Linguistics and Literature: English

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

“English” on the Master's level at the University of Antwerp amounts to a set of research-oriented courses in linguistics and literature that aims to provide the successful student with knowledge, skills and attitudes to pursue a variety of careers—either in (academic) teaching or the cultural sector at large. [+]

The M.A. in Linguistics and Literature: English offers a range of courses to choose from in the fields of both linguistics and literary studies. There is only one compulsory element - you must take at least one linguistics course and one literature course. The master thesis constitutes an important part of the degree and is worth 18 of the 60 ECTS credits. Literature topics include the American historical novel after 1950, the construction of age, and the work of Samuel Beckett. Linguistics courses include pragmatics, negation, and curriculum and syllabus design.

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M.Sc. in Computer Science: Computer Networks and Distributed Systems

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

This MSc programme is unique in the sense that it focuses strongly on direct contact with international leading researchers through the compulsory Research Internships. [+]

During your study here at the University of Antwerp, you can live through a wide variety of applications of computer science. As a student, you will get the first-hand experience in a challenging, creative, dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment where you can contribute to the realisation of international projects.

A degree in Computer Science at the University of Antwerp corresponds with a competent professional with a scientific background. After obtaining the degree you will be able to

adopt new technological developments in the respective disciplines within computer science exploit these developments were applicable in their professional context when required, make original contributions to the further development of the discipline ... [-]

M.Sc. in Computer Science: Data Science

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

This MSc programme is unique in the sense that it focuses strongly on direct contact with international leading researchers through the compulsory Research Internships. [+]

During your study here at the University of Antwerp, you can live through a wide variety of applications of computer science. As a student, you will get the first-hand experience in a challenging, creative, dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment where you can contribute to the realisation of international projects.

A degree in Computer Science at the University of Antwerp corresponds with a competent professional with a scientific background. After obtaining the degree you will be able to

adopt new technological developments in the respective disciplines within computer science exploit these developments were applicable in their professional context when required, make original contributions to the further development of the discipline ... [-]

M.Sc. in Computer Science: Software Engineering

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

This MSc programme is unique in the sense that it focuses strongly on direct contact with international leading researchers through the compulsory Research Internships. [+]

During your study here at the University of Antwerp, you can live through a wide variety of applications of computer science. As a student, you will get the first-hand experience in a challenging, creative, dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment where you can contribute to the realisation of international projects.

A degree in Computer Science at the University of Antwerp corresponds with a competent professional with a scientific background. After obtaining the degree you will be able to

adopt new technological developments in the respective disciplines within computer science exploit these developments were applicable in their professional context when required, make original contributions to the further development of the discipline ... [-]

M.Sc. in Development Evaluation and Management

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

“What efforts are made by public and private actors to promote development?” “Which aid policies, modalities and instruments are most effective?” [+]

This Master offers insight into the nature of development evaluation, as well as its relevance and challenges, at both a methodological and an institutional level. Students are familiarised with multidisciplinary tools that will improve their capacity to understand interactions among actors involved and to contribute to an enhanced conceptualisation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development policies and programmes. The programme offers two tracks with specific objectives and courses:

Track 1: National Institutions, Poverty Reduction Strategies and Aid


Track 2: Development Interventions and Local Institutional Chang

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M.Sc. in Globalisation and Development

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

“How does globalisation emerge at the interface of global and local development processes?” “What challenges and opportunities do globalisation present?” [+]

The Advanced Master in Globalisation and Development approaches the phenomenon of globalisation from an eclectic perspective, considering both the opportunities it creates and threats it poses to development and poverty alleviation in low and middle-income countries, both at the national and the local level. Some of the most recurrent employers among our graduates are within the government sector, Parliaments, Inter/supranational organisations, National and International NGOs, higher education/research, and bi- or multilateral donor agencies. We also offer a multi-disciplinary Doctoral Programme, leading to a PhD in Development Studies.

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M.Sc. in Governance and Development

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

This MSc programme analyses governance problems and possible responses with due account being given to specific historical pathways of countries and the interaction between the national state level, local society level, and the impact of global developments. [+]

This Master analyses governance problems and possible responses with due account being given to specific historical pathways of countries and the interaction between the national state level, local society level, and the impact of global developments. Students are familiarised with multidisciplinary theoretical insights and practical tools that will improve their capacity to analyse governance challenges at different levels. The governance programme offers two tracks with specific objectives and courses: Track 1: Governance and ConflictTrack 2: Local Governance and Poverty Reduction

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M.Sc. in Maritime and Air Transport Management

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

The Master in Maritime and Air Transport Management prepares its graduates for the challenges faced by the transport sector today. In the program, students can choose one of three majors: transport research, air transport or maritime transport. Thus, students can tailor their program to their specific interests and background. [+]

The Master in Maritime and Air Transport Management prepares its graduates for the challenges faced by the transport sector today. In the program, students can choose one of three majors: transport research, air transport or maritime transport. Thus, students can tailor their program to their specific interests and background.

The majors "air transport" and "maritime transport" allow students to upgrade their knowledge and abilities and prepare them for their next career step in the maritime or air transport sector. Moreover, the main objective of these majors is to help executive staff members from transport-related companies and organizations (shipping companies, port authorities, terminal operators, airlines, airports etc.) to become top-notch executives.... [-]


M.Sc. in Physics

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

Sustained S&T and industrial development over the last decade induced an increasing need for specialised, top-notch, advanced university training in the fields of nanophysics and material science. [+]

The M.Sc. in Physics with specialization in nanophysics provides advanced courses on the fundamental physics that determine the structure and govern the dynamics at the nanometer scale. Topics of direct interest are quantum physics and chemistry, nanoparticles, nanotubes and fullerenes, graphene, nanobiology, nanomagnetism, superconductivity, electron microscopy and spectroscopy, tomography etc.

The courses are taught by renown scientists in their respective fields. The research teams hosting the program have a long tradition in theoretical, computational and experimental techniques in nanophysics. The interaction with professors, Ph.D. students, and other faculty members is encouraged as this will enhance your research competences.... [-]


M.Sc. in Technology for Integrated Water Management

Campus Full time September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

This advanced master program is designed to equip students with the competency to understand the state-of-the-art on water technology and integrated water management. [+]

The main objective of this interuniversity study program between Ghent University and the University of Antwerp, is the education of specialists in water technology with knowledge and understanding of integrated water management and policy, the developments in the water sector and the global water issue. The study program is oriented towards the development of integrated competencies for the analysis and solution of water problems with adequate technology and management, and departs from competence-oriented learning based on integrated entities of knowledge and insight, competences and attitudes.

The study program provides you with advanced knowledge, a critical attitude, self-reflection, and a research mentality. You will have gained specialist, academic knowledge and competencies about the functioning of the water system and the application of technology for integrated water policy and management. This enables you to bring about technological solutions and to integrate them into integrated water policy and water management in various application fields all over the world.... [-]


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Contact

University of Antwerp

Address University of Antwerp Campus Middelheim Middelheim 1
2020 Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Website http://www.uantwerp.be/internationaldegreestudent
Phone +32 3 265 31 89