Master of Science in Natural Sciences in Belgium

Compare MSc Programs in Natural Sciences in Belgium 2018

Natural Sciences

A Master of Science or MSc is a postgraduate degree typically in the fields of sciences and social sciences. MSc may be course-based, research-based, or a mixture of the two.

Natural sciences studies teach how the scientific method can be applied to the study of nature and the universe. There may be many opportunities for specialization in a specific branch such as Earth science, physics or chemistry.

With university education being upper most level in the education system of the Belgium, the government has put more emphasis to make sure that the students’ lives is made as simple as possible through the loan and grants programs. They offer sponsors for international students with poor and vulnerable backgrounds who would like to study in this country.

Top Master of Science Degrees in Natural Sciences in Belgium 2018

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M.Sc. in Physics

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Master in Physics and Astronomy

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

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

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

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

This master's offers:

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

Master in Chemistry

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

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

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

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

This master's offers:

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

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

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

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

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

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


Master in Geography

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

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

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

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

1. GIS and Spatial ModellingMore details about the programme's curriculum can be found here

2. City, Society and SpaceMore details about the programme's curriculum can be found here

3. Earth and Climate

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Master in Biology

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

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

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

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

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The programme includes the following profiles students can choose from:

Ecology and Biodiversity Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences Herpetology Human Ecology Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems

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Master of Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering (Leuven)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Engineering Science
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

This master’s program combines the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry at the nanometer scale with courses on technology and engineering. The program fits into the growing worldwide convergence between the basic sciences and between science, technology and engineering sciences in general. Nanotechnology and nanoengineering are the application of this science in new nanomaterials and nano concepts for new components, systems, and products. [+]

This master’s program combines the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry at the nanometer scale with courses on technology and engineering. The program fits into the growing worldwide convergence between the basic sciences and between science, technology and engineering sciences in general. Nanotechnology and nanoengineering are the application of this science in new nanomaterials and nano concepts for new components, systems, and products.

What's the Master of Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Nanoengineering all about?

Nanoscience is the study of phenomena and manipulation on the atomic and molecular scales (nanometers: i.e., one billionth of a meter). Important material properties such as the electrical, optical and mechanical are determined by the way molecules and atoms assemble into larger structures on the nanoscale.... [-]


Master of Mathematical Engineering (Leuven)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Engineering Science
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

Without mathematical tools, there would be no internet search engines, no weather forecast, no security in banking. Mathematical models and techniques play an important role in automatic pilot technologies, the design of quieter cars, the optimisation of wind farms, medical scanners, etc. At first sight, these applications have little in common, but they all process a large amount of data. Mathematics is becoming critical in many applications because of increasing model complexity and higher demands from customers and the environment. [+]

Without mathematical tools, there would be no internet search engines, no weather forecast, no security in banking. Mathematical models and techniques play an important role in automatic pilot technologies, the design of quieter cars, the optimisation of wind farms, medical scanners, etc. At first sight, these applications have little in common, but they all process a large amount of data. Mathematics is becoming critical in many applications because of increasing model complexity and higher demands from customers and the environment.

What's the Master of Mathematical Engineering all about?

The Master of Science in Mathematical Engineering is unique in Flanders and is supported by high-quality research that has led to several spin-off companies.... [-]


Master of Space Studies (Leuven et al)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Space Studies program is designed to prepare scientists to respond to a myriad of challenges and opportunities. In addition to coursework in space sciences, the curriculum is enriched by a Master's thesis and a series of guest lecturers from international, national and regional institutions. [+]

The space sector plays an important role in economic, social, technological and scientific developments. The future of the sector and its manifold applications require highly skilled experts with a broad interdisciplinary perspective. The development of innovative space technologies is fostered by an intense symbiosis between technological sectors and the challenges set by fundamental research in exact and biomedical sciences. Additionally, the economic and social valorization of space technologies requires an efficient relationship between project developers and the economic sector.

The large scale of space projects imposes important constraints on management. The international character of the space sector and of its broad applications, including the relevance of space for security and defense, implies a need for European and international legal and political measures.... [-]