Masters Program in Natural Sciences in Belgium

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Natural Sciences

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Natural sciences are a scientific branch that deals with observations, understanding and predictions of natural phenomena. It is a diverse field and includes disciplines such as biological science, physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy.

Belgium is known as the heart of Europe and a hub for international networking. As international students in Belgium you be surrounded by a multicultural community.

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Master of Space Studies (Leuven et al)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Belgium Leuven

The Master of Space Studies programme 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. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Belgium 2017/2018. 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 valorisation 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 defence, implies a need for European and international legal and political measures. What is the Master of Space Studies all about? The Master of Space Studies programme 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. This is an advanced Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Structure The programme is conceived as an advanced master’s programme and as such it requires applicants to have successfully completed an initial master’s programme in either the humanities and social sciences, exact sciences and technology or biomedical sciences. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme is expressed by the... [-]

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Technology

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Leuven

This master's programme includes a variety of disciplines. In addition to fundamental chemical-scientific course units, the curriculum includes the fields of socio-economics (company management, economics) and chemical technology (engineering, separation techniques, chemical process technology, industrial process technology, surface chemistry, environmental technology, etc.). [+]

This master's programme includes a variety of disciplines. In addition to fundamental chemical-scientific course units, the curriculum includes the fields of socio-economics (company management, economics) and chemical technology (engineering, separation techniques, chemical process technology, industrial process technology, surface chemistry, environmental technology, etc.). A flexible cross-campus elective package and a master's thesis conducted in either a research-specific or industrial context enable you to focus your studies according to your specific interests and career goals. Sustainable Process and Materials Engineering option In the Sustainable Process and Materials Engineering option emphasis is placed on reliable technology that meets today's needs without jeopardising the welfare of future generations. This implies that materials and energy must be used efficiently, taking into account their impact on the environment. Thus, on the one hand this option is aimed at sustainable designing, development, and manufacturing of products and systems, and on the other it is aimed at development, properties, characterisation, production and processing of (new) materials. This is an initial master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Add an in-company or project-based learning experience to your master's programme You can augment your master's programme with the Postgraduate Programme Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This programme is made up by a multifaceted learning experience in and with a company, with an innovative engineering challenge as the central assignment. It is carried out in a team setting, has a distinct international dimension, and usually requires a multidisciplinary approach. Entrepreneurs and students alike are encouraged to innovate, transfer... [-]

Master in Physics - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The Master's Degree in Physics includes 120 ECTS credits and provides a solid specialised education that opens doors to many career paths in research in both the public and private sectors. This programme offers two possible major options: fundamental interactions or material physics. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Belgium 2017/2018. This program is taught in FRENCH. The Master's Degree in Physics includes 120 ECTS credits and provides a solid specialised education that opens doors to many career paths in research in both the public and private sectors. This programme offers two possible major options: fundamental interactions or material physics. Profile of the programme It is possible to pursue two types of Master's Degrees in Physics: Research focus - option 1) fundamental interactions or - option 2) material physics Teaching focus. The Master's Degree in Physics, option fundamental interactions, offers future graduates an education that is centred on the great laws of the Universe (astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, particle physics, theoretical physics, ...). The curriculum includes: a first year of 60 ECTS credits spread out over 9 credits of compulsory courses, focus-specific courses for 30 credits, an internship or individual work for 10 credits, elective courses for at least 11 credits and open courses(possibly in another Faculty) for a maximum of 7 credits a second year of 60 credits built around a consequential individual project, the thesis, which counts for 28 credits. A course in the history of experimental sciences is included in this second year. Students choose elective courses (30 credits) to finish off their education. The Master's Degree in Physics, option material physics, offers future graduates an education that is centred on recent and novel materials (semi-conductors, nanotechnology, microfluidics, biotechnology, surfaces and interfaces, simulation techniques, …). The curriculum includes: a first... [-]

Master in Mathematics - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The Master's Degree in Mathematics offered by UMONS is designed to be flexible in order to best meet your professional goals. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH. The Master's Degree in Mathematics offered by UMONS is designed to be flexible in order to best meet your professional goals. Whichever focus you choose, you will be guided by a programme supervisor. Various projects and internships will give you true added value on the job market. Profile of the programme The Master's programme is designed as a coherent whole to be spread out over two years. It is the perfect opportunity to look to the future and determine what profession(s) you would like to practice. Your programme supervisor will guide you through the various choices to make that will best prepare you for the careers you are interested in. You may choose from four focuses. Whichever one you choose, internships, projects, and your thesis will give you ample opportunities to further your knowledge of the mathematical topics you are interested in and in which you can invest yourself in while taking advantage of individualised guidance. During the first year of the Master's programme, you will be asked to carry out an "integrated project". It can be an individual or group projected and will be designed according to your interests and objectives. You will be able to choose the theme of your work based on discussions with the different members of the Institute. To illustrate the type of project you can undertake, in 2008, three students along with a professor conducted a project in robotics. They created "intelligent robots" that were able to solve... [-]

Master in Chemistry - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The 2nd cycle Master's programme offers two possible directions: 1) materials chemistry and engineering or 2) instrumental and applied organic chemistry. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Belgium 2017/2018. This program is taught in FRENCH. The 2nd cycle Master's programme offers two possible directions: 1) materials chemistry and engineering or 2) instrumental and applied organic chemistry. In the second year, students choose a specific focus: research-oriented, professional or teaching. Whichever focus the student chooses, he will devote a signigicatn amount of his second year to preparing a thesis with one of the research labs in the Institute of Chemistry or with an associated laboratory (biochemistry, molecular biology, toxicology, pharmacy,...). Students who wish to finish their studies quickly can opt for a one-year Master's programme. It does not allow further studies (doctorate) and may not qualify you for certain jobs. After completing the one-year Master's programme, it is possible to register in the higher secondary school teacher certification programme. Profile of the programme The first year includes internships and individual projects (12 ECTS credits) that allow students to choose their direction (materials chemistry and engineering or instrumental and applied organic chemistry) and to prepare for the thesis they will write the following year. Two sets of specific courses (18 credits) are offered for the two subprograms and all the Master's students have a common core of courses (22 credits). The programme is finished out with elective classes (8 credits) that students choose based on the subject of their thesis. In the second year, all students write a Master's thesis (28 credits) in a field that is researched in one of the host... [-]

Master in Biology of Organisms and Ecology - Taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers highly specialized training to understand current issues in biology and the environment. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH. The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers highly specialized training to understand current issues in biology and the environment. This programme covers a vast range of research fields including management of natural spaces, oceanography, marine biology, anthropology, entomology, ornithology... Emphasis is placed on rigorous foundations in the sciences both in the laboratory and in the field. Students may choose between three specialised study clusters developed and supported by the scientific work of our research laboratories. Outline of the programme The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers state-of-the-art training supported by constant application of learning through internships in companies and/or laboratories in Belgium and abroad. The Institute of Biology at UMONS is involved in international research projects in such fields as marine biology and entomology (pollining insects), for example. The master’s thesis is completed during the two years of the programme, starting in the middle of the first year and finishing in the second year. During these two years, students will also have specialised courses to learn how to care for laboratory animals. These courses give rise to a certificate that is required to work with animals in laboratories. Special attention is given to learning scientific communication in both French and English thanks to research seminars and "Scientific Workshop Training". Students tailor their own curriculum (2/3 of the programme is electives) to include a great amount of lab work as well as internships in companies or in other academic... [-]

Master in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology - Taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology Master’s Degree offers highly specialized crossdisciplinary training in a vast number of fields in the Life Sciences, from biochemistry to cell biology by way of genetics and molecular biology. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Belgium 2017/2018. This program is taught in FRENCH. The Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology Master’s Degree offers highly specialized crossdisciplinary training in a vast number of fields in the Life Sciences, from biochemistry to cell biology by way of genetics and molecular biology. Students may choose between four specialised clusters that have been developed and supported by the scientific work of our research laboratories. One of them is offered in collaboration with ULB on the campus at Gosselies. Profile of the programme The Master's Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology provides a state-of-the-art education based on a solid scientific background. What students learn here is put into practice through internships in companies and/or in research labs in Belgium or abroad. The Institute of Biology at UMONS is involved in international research projects in fields like microbiology, cell biology and proteomics. In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, students in the Master's programme have access to several labs that are world renown in such highly advanced fields as neurobiology, magnetic imaging, molecular biology, to name a few. The master’s thesis is completed during the two years of the programme, starting in the middle of the first year and finishing in the second year. During these two years, students will also have specialised courses to learn how to handle and care for laboratory animals and their welfare. These courses give rise to a certificate that is required to work with animals in laboratories.... [-]

Master in Geology and Mining Engineering - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

Most of the mineral and energy resources are buried into the ground. Therefore, the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering is a major actor in prospection and evaluation of deposits, extraction of ores and hydrocarbons, and in the processing of ores and minerals. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH. Most of the mineral and energy resources are buried into the ground. Therefore, the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering is a major actor in prospection and evaluation of deposits, extraction of ores and hydrocarbons, and in the processing of ores and minerals. In addition, these processes will be dealt by the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering with the most adequate technical and economic means together with the lowest environmental impact. Human infrastructures, set up at the surface and into the subsurface of the earth, strongly rely on the characteristics of the soils and rocks. The expertise of the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering is therefore of prime importance to the design and the achievement of civil engineering projects such as tunnels, dams, bridges, buildings, underground storage, etc. Masters of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering prevent effects on human infrastructures of natural events such as earthquakes, landslides, etc. He or she will also prevent the impacts of human activities on the environment and on natural resources. In other words, the engineer is involved in problems such as groundwater protection area, rehabilitation of polluted sites, geological storage of CO2 and radioactive waste. Profile of the programme During the course of their studies, students in geology and mining engineering acquire a good knowledge both in Earth sciences and in engineering sciences. A basic training in Earth sciences - geology, mineralogy, petrography, stratigraphy, palaeontology and tectonics - is... [-]