The M.Sc. degree programme in Physical Land Resources is organised jointly by the University of Gent and the Free University of Brussels. Lectures from both Universities are providing the courses the programme.
The objective of the course is to provide an academic training in research and modern applications in the field of inventarisation, analysis, use and management of physical land resources and to prepare the students for tasks in development projects, at experimental stations and in education, research and services in government institutions and universities.
The M.Sc. degree programme in Physical Land Resources is a two year, full time course. The first year, organised at the University of Ghent, provides a fundamental basis in physical land resources, with a major in either Soil Science or Land Resources Engineering. The second year offers specialised courses in one of the two majors: Soil Science or Land Resources Engineering. The students have to prepare a dissertation. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an M.Sc. degree in Physical Land Resources. The course curriculum of the major in soil science is organised at the University of Ghent, whereas all courses of the major in Land Resources Engineering are organised at the Free University of Brussels. Students in Land Resources Engineering have to reside in Brussels during the second year.
All courses have a theoretical and a practical part. Some courses include fieldwork and may be supplemented with excursions. The programme of the complementary studies foresees seminars which may be either informative and interdisciplinary, and allow the students to participate actively and to work independently. In the second year, a thesis has to be prepared and defended.
More details about the programme's curriculum can be found here
Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years with good overall scores (at least upper second class or equivalent) from a university or recognized equivalent.
Applicants are expected to have a basic science training in (1) mathematics or statistics and (2) chemistry or biochemistry, and an overall academic education background in a relevant discipline like (either) agriculture, biology, forestry, environment, land and water management, physical geography, geology or civil engineering. Relevant research or working experience of about 2 years is recommended but not a prerequisite, unless the former field of study (degree obtained) was not directly relevant for or pertaining to soil science or land resources engineering.
Additionally, in order to be admitted, you need to be proficient in English.
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Last updated January 6, 2016