KU Leuven - University of Leuven

Introduction

KU Leuven. Inspiring the Outstanding.

Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest and highest-ranked university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international master’s programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. From Science, Engineering and Technology to the Humanities and Social Sciences, KU Leuven has 16 faculties and offers degree programmes in virtually every academic discipline – take your pick!

Since its founding, KU Leuven has been based in the city that shares its name. Leuven is a pleasant, safe and bustling student town, where centuries-rich history meets cutting-edge science. The university also offers degree programmes at campuses in 11 Belgian cities, including Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp.

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Master of Business Economics (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Science in Business Economics programme emphasises the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in an area of specialisation related to the corporate world. [+]

Education The Master of Science in Business Economics programme emphasises the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in an area of specialisation related to the corporate world. By combining this programme with initial specialisations from the bachelor's programme, you will develop deeper insight into a broad range of fields and fine-tune your personal graduation profile. On completing this programme, you will be able to apply scientific frameworks independently and critically, allowing you to evolve continuously in a dynamic society. KU Leuven occupies a leading position in management and economic research and is highly ranked by the European Economic Association. Top-level research and education complement and strengthen each other. The Faculty of Economics and Business Alumni Association includes many leaders of industry, ensuring excellent career opportunities for our graduates. This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Profile You have an entrepreneurial personality with broad socio-economic interests. You are fascinated by the business world and would like to pursue a management career in strategy, international business or finance. To start this programme, students need a solid background in economics or business economics. They should have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of diverse areas in business economics and have a sufficiently broad view on the general economic and social contexts in which business operates as well as on the human networks within these organisations. Specifically, students need: sufficient analytical skills which will allow them to complete advanced courses in management; background knowledge of other... [-]

Master of Digital Humanities (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Science in Digital Humanities helps graduates from Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences programmes to develop digital competencies that will allow them to add digital dimensions to their own domain expertise. It aims to explicitly link these competencies to research questions, case studies and applications related to the domain expertise of the students. [+]

Master of Digital Humanities (Leuven) Digital Humanities is a young field of research, focused on the use of computational techniques to support research in the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences. One of the key drivers of the field is the recent availability of large digital repositories within many areas of the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences. These repositories offer the prospect of applying computational visualization, querying and analysis techniques, leading to the discovery of new knowledge and insights. The field also applies new digital techniques to enhance approaches, processes, skills and methods developed and applied in the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences. This includes the use of digital techniques in instructional sciences, the use of digital games in social sciences or the use of digital techniques in on-line publishing. What is the Master of Digital Humanities all about? The Master of Science in Digital Humanities helps graduates from Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences programmes to develop digital competencies that will allow them to add digital dimensions to their own domain expertise. It aims to explicitly link these competencies to research questions, case studies and applications related to the domain expertise of the students. Graduates of this programme will be able to bring their own domain expertise to a significantly higher level of functionality, using digital tools and techniques. Building both on the expertise they obtained from the programme and their prior expertise in Humanities, Social or Behavioral Sciences, graduates will be well placed to open many new digital applications to... [-]

Master of Psychology: Theory and Research

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Leuven

The program of the Research master "Master of Psychology: Theory and Research" aims to guide students to become independent researchers in psychological science through the realization of two objectives: (a) a thorough training in statistics and research [+]

The program of the new Research master “Master of Psychology: Theory and Research” aims to guide students to become independent researchers in psychological science through the realization of two objectives: a thorough training in statistics and research methodology; the in-depth study of the basic disciplines of psychology, supplemented with a specialization in perception, cognition and language, emotion, cross-cultural psychology,neuroscience, learning psychology, or in quantitative psychology. In addition to individual and group-based coursework, students become immersed in ongoing multidisciplinary research at the faculty. Topics for master's theses and internships range from fundamental to very applied in nature, and allow the student to sculpt the programme according to his own personal research interests. General objectives 1) Students will acquire advanced knowledge of the basic domains of psychological research. They will understand how research results are established, from the conception of research questions to the dissemination of results. 2) Students will become proficient to gather relevant information from the research literature, critically evaluate information, and actively use this information to generate novel research and theory. They will learn how to deal with questions about psychological functioning in an independent and scientific way. This will involve analyzing concrete problems, asking critical questions, designing and implementing appropriate methodologies and interventions, and developing well-reasoned arguments about their social views. 3) Students will be prepared to independently develop their skills in psychology as a science and as an evidence-based practice. General learning outcomes 1) Students can gain insight in theory and research in the basic domains of... [-]

Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering Technology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Leuven

This master's programme incorporates knowledge from various sectors (food, biomedical, pharmaceutical, environmental, etc.) to provide a well-rounded graduate-level curriculum in biomechanical engineering. In addition to fundamental (bio)chemical-scientific course units, you will take courses in socio-economics (company management, economics) and biotechnology (engineering, separation techniques, fermentation technology, molecular biology techniques, industrial biochemistry and microbiology, environmental technology, bioreactor design, etc.). [+]

This master's programme incorporates knowledge from various sectors (food, biomedical, pharmaceutical, environmental, etc.) to provide a well-rounded graduate-level curriculum in biomechanical engineering. In addition to fundamental (bio)chemical-scientific course units, you will take courses in socio-economics (company management, economics) and biotechnology (engineering, separation techniques, fermentation technology, molecular biology techniques, industrial biochemistry and microbiology, environmental technology, bioreactor design, 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. Medical Bioengineering option This option relates to biotechnological developments in the medical sector. Knowledge of human physiological systems (the cardiovascular system, neurophysiology, etc.) and medical engineering techniques form the foundation of developments in the area of artificial organs, tissue engineering, biomaterials, bioelectronics and new diagnostic techniques (microarray technology, PCR technology). 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 knowledge and grow. It is a unique cross-fertilisation between company and classroom Profile Are you a future industrial engineer? Are... [-]

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Technology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Leuven

The cornerstones of this programme are mechanical design and energy conversion. The former starts with an idea that is shaped in a graphical design and results in a finished product through choice of materials, simulation and production technique. Energy conversion is aimed at all aspects of energy efficiency in this process and ranges in practice from electrical controls and automation to thermal power plants, combustion engines, climatisation, etc. [+]

The cornerstones of this programme are mechanical design and energy conversion. The former starts with an idea that is shaped in a graphical design and results in a finished product through choice of materials, simulation and production technique. Energy conversion is aimed at all aspects of energy efficiency in this process and ranges in practice from electrical controls and automation to thermal power plants, combustion engines, climatisation, etc. Intelligent Manufacturing option The issues covered in this option include the latest production techniques; the way production systems operate; and the intrinsic relationship between production and other business processes, especially the design process. At the core of this option are the possibilities that computer-based systems offer in this context. Moreover, you learn to factor in the tension between technology, economics, and the environment and ergonomics. Intelligent Mechanics option The option Intelligent Mechanics relates to designing, developing and optimising automated mechanical machines. Based on a strong background in electricity and mechanics, you delve more deeply into aspects like advanced design methods, electronic operations, controls, measures and drives, data communication and visualisation methods. Intelligent Mobility option Intelligent Mobility deals with the sustainable application of smart solutions. Its application area is very broad, but examples include: fitting electric or hybrid cars with intelligent recharging systems and designing vehicles that can warn each other about accidents or traffic jams. Intelligent Mobility also has to do with choosing materials or production methods that have the smallest ecological impact possible, and optimally syncing transportation systems to one another.... [-]

Master of Science in Electronics and ICT Engineering Technology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

In this master's programme you learn to correctly assess the workings and impact of various electronic technologies. You learn to design and implement existing analogue and digital electronic systems and leverage this knowledge to complex information [+]

In this master's programme you learn to correctly assess the workings and impact of various electronic technologies. You learn to design and implement existing analogue and digital electronic systems and leverage this knowledge to complex information and communication systems. Intelligent Electronics option In the Intelligent Electronics option you will use a combination of hardware and software to develop and implement so-called embedded systems (e.g. cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, etc.). You learn to take into consideration limitations in the areas of I/O possibilities, memory, speed and energy consumption. Internet Computing option The Internet Computing option adopts a more broadly distributed approach to developing computer applications. The advantages to this are high reliability, scalability, high performance, easy maintenance, low cost price, etc. Examples of applications based on this approach include web-based and internet applications like search robots and voice-over IP, as well as e-commerce, enterprise resource management, and user applications in the area of info-/edu-/entertainment. 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 knowledge and grow.... [-]

Master of Space Studies (Leuven et al)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 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. [+]

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 common core of 25 ECTS in introductory coursework.... [-]

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EIT-KIC Master in Energy (Leuven et al)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master in Energy for Smart Cities programme addresses internationally-oriented and entrepreneurial engineering students who wish to implement modern energy technologies for end-users of the electrical value chain. The programme is a collaboration between the KU Leuven and technical universities from Eindhoven, Stockholm, Barcelona, Lisbon and Grenoble. [+]

The Master in Energy for Smart Cities programme addresses internationally-oriented and entrepreneurial engineering students who wish to implement modern energy technologies for end-users of the electrical value chain. The programme is a collaboration between the KU Leuven and technical universities from Eindhoven, Stockholm, Barcelona, Lisbon and Grenoble. What is the ‘EIT-KIC Master of Energy’ all about? Structure The Master's programme consists of 120 credits, organized in two stages of 60 credits. The first stage consists of compulsory courses that cover a broad base of electrical, thermos-mechanical, and techno-economic subjects. In the second year, students continue working towards writing a Master's thesis and attend elective courses: general, broadening and option-specific. The first year of this programme combines electrical and mechanical engineering courses with energy-related socio-economic subjects. An integrated project is also included. After the first year exams, the programme organizes a one-week summer school to sharpen participants' innovation and entrepreneurial skills in the energy sector. This summer school includes soft skills such as teambuilding, networking, leadership, entrepreneurship and intercultural communication, all fueled by interesting conversations with professionals from the energy industry, consultancy firms and municipalities. In the second year a Smart Cities Week course is organized during the annual ATHENS week each November. These students discover a myriad of leading innovations and technologies in the smart cities sector outside of the traditional curriculum. The Master's thesis is a second-year research project on electrical or thermos-mechanical energy, or on one of energy's technical-economic aspects. A wide range of topics is available every... [-]

Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Leuven et al)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

Within the Erasmus Mundus framework, four leading educational institutions in Europe offer a joint Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The partner institutions are:

  • KU Leuven, Belgium (Coordinator)
  • Chalmers, Tekniska Högskola, Sweden
  • Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble, France
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
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What’s the Erasmus Mundus Master of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology all about? Within the Erasmus Mundus framework, four leading educational institutions in Europe offer a joint Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The partner institutions are: KU Leuven, Belgium (Coordinator) Chalmers, Tekniska Högskola, Sweden Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble, France Technische Universität Dresden, Germany The word Nanoscience refers to the study, manipulation and engineering of matter, particles and structures on the nanometer scale (one millionth of a millimeter, the scale of atoms and molecules). Important properties of materials, such as the electrical, optical, thermal and mechanical properties, are determined by the way molecules and atoms assemble on the nanoscale into larger structures. Moreover, on a nanometer scale, structures’ properties are often different then on a macro scale because quantum mechanical effects become important. Nanotechnology is the application of nanoscience leading to the use of new nanomaterials and nanosize components in useful products. Nanotechnology will eventually provide us with the ability to design custom-made materials and products with new enhanced properties, new nanoelectronic components, new types of ‘smart’ medicines and sensors, and even interfaces between electronics and biological systems. Structure In the first stage of the programme all students study at the coordinating institution, where they take a set of fundamental courses (max 12 credits) to give them a common starting basis, general interest courses (6-9 credits), a compulsory common block of core courses (36 credits), and already a profiling block of elective courses (min 6 credits) which prepares them... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Economics (Leuven)

Campus 1 year September 2017 Belgium Leuven

The Master of Advanced Studies in Economics (MASE) is an advanced English-taught programme which takes student with an initial graduate economics degree further into the research frontier in economics. [+]

The Master of Advanced Studies in Economics (MASE) is an advanced English-taught programme which takes student with an initial graduate economics degree further into the research frontier in economics. What is the 'Master of Advanced Studies in Economics' all about? The Master of Advanced Studies in Economics offers students a deeper knowledge in specific areas of application, provides them with advanced theoretical and empirical tools to analyse concrete economic problems and acquaints them with current research practices in economics. The MASE features a choice of graduate-level courses from different fields within economics. The goal of the programme is to enable you to find a promising research topic and to stimulate you to develop your own research on this topic. This research leads to the MASE thesis, which for many students eventually becomes the first chapter of a doctoral dissertation. Truly international The Faculty of Economics and Business had close links with top business schools around the world, such as Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, University of Cardiff in the UK, Hanken in Finland, SKEMA Business School in France, the University of Illinois in the United States, the University of Sydney and the University of Adelaide in Australia, Queen's University in Canada, Tsinghua and Fudan University in China, PUC in Brazil, City University of Hong Kong and many more institutions both in Europe and overseas. Is this the right programme for me? You have an initial degree in economics or equivalent, sufficiently strong quantitative skills and analytical abilities, with interests in... [-]

Master of Artificial Intelligence (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

Investigating the true nature of intelligence is one of today’s most fascinating research avenues. Advances in the study of cognitive processes and models, natural language and perception, human knowledge, representation, and reasoning attest to this. One of the scientific community’s key research objectives is the development of an intelligent robot. The Master of Artificial Intelligence explores and builds on this challenge, will you? [+]

Investigating the true nature of intelligence is one of today’s most fascinating research avenues. Advances in the study of cognitive processes and models, natural language and perception, human knowledge, representation, and reasoning attest to this. One of the scientific community’s key research objectives is the development of an intelligent robot. The Master of Artificial Intelligence explores and builds on this challenge, will you? What's the Master of Artificial Intelligence about? The Master of Artificial Intelligence programme at KU Leuven explores and builds on these fascinating challenges. For many years, it has provided an internationally acclaimed advanced study programme in artificial intelligence. The multidisciplinary programme trains students from a variety of backgrounds - including engineering, sciences, economics, management, psychology, and linguistics - in all areas of knowledge-based technology, cognitive science, and their applications. The one-year programme, taught entirely in English, is the result of a collaboration between many internationally prominent research units from seven different faculties of the university. It allows you to focus on engineering and computer science, cognitive science, or speech and language technology. Is this the right programme for me? Students entering the programme should have already successfully completed at least a 4-year university programme. Most have already obtained a Master's degree or completed an equivalent 4-year degree. As such, we expect that entering students already possess the general skills and attitudes of a Master's student. Students should already be able to formulate research goals, determine trajectories that achieve these goals, collect and select information relevant to achieving... [-]

Master of Business Administration (Brussels)

Campus 1 year September 2017 Belgium Brussels Leuven

The Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA) is a one-year Master’s programme taught in English. It has an international focus and is designed to provide you with academic knowledge as well as hands-on expertise, enabling you to be successful in international management positions. [+]

The Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA) is a one-year Master’s programme taught in English. It has an international focus and is designed to provide you with academic knowledge as well as hands-on expertise, enabling you to be successful in international management positions. What is the 'Master of Business Administration' all about? Three majors The majors not only deepen the knowledge but also broaden it and offer insight into the selected management domain. In your Master's thesis you will carry out scientific research into a business-relevant or economic subject. The Master's thesis is the conclusion of your degree course. It gives you the opportunity to display your analytical attitude as well as your ability to synthesise and your oral and written communication skills. 1. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT The programme provides you with an overview of the many different aspects of management of organisations and companies. Are you planning on launching an international business career? Are you eager to work for a company or an organisation that operates on an international scale? Do you like international (strategic) management, international strategic decision making, international marketing, entrepreneurship, business processes and operations? The IBM major is tailored to students seeking a business-oriented, hands-on, critical, and problem-oriented approach to education. Students are challenged to study and work in a multicultural team. 2. BUSINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT For students with a strong interest in the general operation of industrial processes and the related information technology they require. Business information managers lead IT projects and supervise new... [-]

Master of Chemical Engineering (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering programme is primarily aimed at applying chemical engineering principles to develop technical products and to design, control and improve industrial processes. Students also learn to take environmental and safety issues into account during all phases of the process. [+]

What's the Master of Chemical Engineering all about? The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering programme is primarily aimed at applying chemical engineering principles to develop technical products and to design, control and improve industrial processes. Students also learn to take environmental and safety issues into account during all phases of the process. Two guiding principles of sustainable development – the rational exploitation of resources and energy, and the application of the best available technology – are emphasised, as is the mantra “reduce, reuse, recycle”. As a chemical engineering student, you will learn to think in a process-oriented manner and grasp the complexity of physico-chemical systems. Even more than other specialists, you will be asked to solve problems of a very diverse nature. Insights into processes at the nano and micro scale are fundamental for the development of new products and/or (mega-scale) technologies. While students should have a foundational knowledge of chemistry, the underlying chemistry of the elements and components, their properties and mutual reactions are not the main focal points of the programme. With a focus on process, product and environmentalplanet engineering, the programme does not only guarantee a solid chemical engineering background, it also focuses on process and product intensification, energy efficient processing routes, biochemical processes and product-based thinking rather than on the classical process approach. International and industrial experience One or two semesters of the programme can be completed abroad in the context of the ERASMUS+ programme. Additionally, you can apply for an industrial internship abroad through... [-]

Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites (Leuven)

Campus 3 semesters September 2017 Belgium Leuven

Want a programme with true pedigree? Try the Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites, run by the RLICC, founded by Raymond Lemaire. The RLICC has almost 40 years of experience in training, research and consulting in the field of preservation of constructed heritage. Its advanced international and interdisciplinary study programme in the conservation and restoration of historic monuments and sites is a three-semester programme. [+]

Want a programme with true pedigree? Try the Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites, run by the RLICC, founded by Raymond Lemaire. The RLICC has almost 40 years of experience in training, research and consulting in the field of preservation of constructed heritage. Its advanced international and interdisciplinary study programme in the conservation and restoration of historic monuments and sites is a three-semester programme. What is the Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites about? This three semester programme is organized jointly by the department of Architecture and the department of Civil Engineering. Structure The Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites, 90 credits, is a three-semester, research-based academic degree spread over two years. The first academic year consists of theoretical courses, seminars and project work. The first semester is chiefly dedicated to the establishing of a common theoretical framework, providing students with different background with a common basis, according to the interdisciplinary character of the programme. Optional courses offered by the other Advanced Master’s programmes of the Department of Architecture, and project-based education oriented towards building archaeology, documenting and surveying heritage, and larger-scale urban sites and landscapes, complete his semester. In the second semester, the theoretical framework is dedicated to the technical and policy aspects of heritage. On the project level, its backbone consists of interdisciplinary project work integrating all aspects of conservation, based on a group work format, this is completed with a workshop abroad. The third semester consists mainly of the Master’s thesis, i.e. individual research... [-]

Master of Economics (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Economics programme offers students with a bachelor's degree a theoretical framework, allowing them to provide well-grounded answers to socio-economic questions. [+]

Education The Master of Economics programme offers students with a bachelor's degree a theoretical framework, allowing them to provide well-grounded answers to socio-economic questions. As an economist, you will observe the various players (individuals, companies, domestic and foreign governments) and their interactions within the global economy. You will be able to interpret the general economic situation in a wider social and legal context. This is an initial master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Profile You have an interest in the dynamics of economy and society. You have an ability to analyse, synthesise and interpret. You have a positive scientific attitude and you are critical and creative. Students should have a solid academic background in economics or business, including the most important domains in economics or business/management (such as macro and microeconomics), mathematics and statistics. Students should also be familiar with more general themes necessary for understanding the evolutions in the business world and be able to relate these evolutions to the broader social, juridical, political and social context. Admission Requirements PRIOR EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Applicants should hold a university Bachelor's degree in Economics or Business Economics comparable to a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business Economics or Business Engineering from the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven, Campus Leuven (click here to have a look at the Bachelor of Economics from KU Leuven). Students need a solid background in economics or business economics. They have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of microeconomics and macroeconomics,... [-]

Master of Educational Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The main objective of the program is to encourage a profound knowledge and a deep understanding based on scientific educational research for those people who have already obtained a professional or academic degree and strive for a career in the field of education. [+]

The Master of Educational Studies offers an academically-oriented programme providing broad expertise related to the field of education. This entails: - a thorough understanding of educational approaches and methodologies related to educational issues; - the necessary competencies and skills to conduct educational research, design instruments, develop training modules and curricula, guide and evaluate innovation processes; - insight into instructional psychology, school development, professional and continuing education and educational policies. The programme primarily aims to provide in-depth knowledge in one or more sub-domains of educational studies (basic educational topics, instructional science, educational policy, and adult education), but also offers advanced knowledge of educational processes, policy, innovation, and research. Through individualised assignments and research seminars, our experienced teaching staff will provide you with an overview of basic theories and recent developments in the field of educational studies. Beyond fine-tuning your theoretical insights, you'll come to grips with macro-, meso- and micro-processes, as well as methodological skills. Your research-based master's thesis will help you develop your aptitude for - and contribute to - scholarship in the field. After graduation, you will be equipped to begin an exciting career as an educational advisor or manager - or perhaps even embark on a PhD project. This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Profile - You have an interest in professional contexts where learning environments are created to support the development of learners of all ages (from early years to continuing education). - You seek to develop... [-]

Master of Electrical Engineering (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

What's the Master of Electrical Engineering all about? KU Leuven is already preparing the next generation of integrated systems - will you be involved? The Electrical Engineering Department (ESAT) is the largest department within the university and was the starting point of IMEC and many spin-off companies. With such an excellent reputation within an innovative industry, the programme exemplifies the link between education, research and valorisation. The Master in Electrical Engineering programme gives you in-depth training in the software and hardware design of electronic systems, with an emphasis either on circuit design or the design of applications. Your Master's thesis, carried out in close co-operation with the department's on-going research, will expose you to cutting-edge research. [+]

What's the Master of Electrical Engineering all about? KU Leuven is already preparing the next generation of integrated systems - will you be involved? The Electrical Engineering Department (ESAT) is the largest department within the university and was the starting point of IMEC and many spin-off companies. With such an excellent reputation within an innovative industry, the programme exemplifies the link between education, research and valorisation. The Master in Electrical Engineering programme gives you in-depth training in the software and hardware design of electronic systems, with an emphasis either on circuit design or the design of applications. Your Master's thesis, carried out in close co-operation with the department's on-going research, will expose you to cutting-edge research. Structure Core education The core education consists of courses which provide the common hardware and software basis for electronic platforms, analogue and digital circuits, signal processing and telecommunications. It also comprises the finalizing Master’s thesis. Options The choice of an option gives you the opportunity to specialise in one of the two approaches to create electronic systems. The option Electronics and Integrated Circuits explores the design of electronic components and systems. You will learn how to design integrated analogue, digital and high frequency circuits as well as building blocks and platforms for different applications and with the necessary knowledge of sensors, antennas and the underlying semiconductor technology. The option Embedded Systems and Multimedia explores the design of applications for electronic systems. In this option, you will learn to develop and evaluate applications in telecommunication,... [-]

Master of Engineering: Computer Science (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

This Master will train you to become an expert in the development and up-front professional use of computer and software systems. Nowadays, these systems are indispensable in nearly all areas of our society: in industry, the public sector, health and many social applications for end users. They are also the most complex systems, ever created by humans. [+]

What's the Master of Computer Science about? This Master will train you to become an expert in the development and up-front professional use of computer and software systems. Nowadays, these systems are indispensable in nearly all areas of our society: in industry, the public sector, health and many social applications for end users. They are also the most complex systems, ever created by humans. The programme will teach you to specify, design, implement, test and maintain advanced software systems. It will teach you how to handle complexity and how to deal with diverse requirements such as functionality, reliability, user friendliness, security, reliability, intelligence, efficiency and cost. You will acquire all the necessary skills to tackle complex research questions, formulate your own research goals, and successfully achieve them. You will be trained in communication skills and stimulated to acquire a broad societal view on the relevance of computer science and technology today. Structure The programme is structured around a mandatory core (42 credits) of which 18 credits are dependent on the Bachelor’s track followed by the incoming student. This core focuses heavily on software development, and is the main foundation of the programme. You can choose between two advanced specialization areas: software security or artificial intelligence. In both specializations, you will conduct your own research and develop novel technology, guided by top-experts in the international research community. The Master’s thesis covers 24 credits, and is typically started at the beginning of the second stage. General education courses (12-14 credits) cover a... [-]

Master of Engineering: Energy (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

What will the future bring in terms of energy? Will we produce electricity from renewable sources such as the wind and sun? Will nuclear energy make a comeback? What will power cars in the future and what will their engines look like? The liberalisation of energy markets is causing a genuine techno-economic revolution. The greenhouse gas issue threatens our way of life. Guaranteeing a (sustainable) supply of energy is a challenge for all mankind. These phenomena make the subject of energy highly topical. [+]

What will the future bring in terms of energy? Will we produce electricity from renewable sources such as the wind and sun? Will nuclear energy make a comeback? What will power cars in the future and what will their engines look like? The liberalisation of energy markets is causing a genuine techno-economic revolution. The greenhouse gas issue threatens our way of life. Guaranteeing a (sustainable) supply of energy is a challenge for all mankind. These phenomena make the subject of energy highly topical. What's the Master of Engineering: Energy all about? The programme addresses every multidisciplinary aspect of energy. There is extensive coverage of the possibilities and limitations of the various energy technologies, but also of the environmental consequences and economic aspects. The multidisciplinary master prepares you for jobs related to research and development, policy and management, and industrial applications. The master is supported by EnergyVille, an association of the Flemish research institutes KU Leuven, VITO and imec in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems. Both industry and research are increasingly looking for multidisciplinary engineers. The Master of Science in Engineering: Energy provides sound training in energy engineering. It addresses the main issues of mechanical and electrical engineering in a balanced and integrated manner, together with socio-economic preconditions that have an impact on the engineer’s sphere of action. This programme teaches you to focus on technological possibilities without losing sight of the environmental and socio-economic aspects of your chosen field. The programme has an international scope and... [-]

Master of Financial and Actuarial Engineering (Leuven)

Campus 1 year September 2017 Belgium Leuven

The Master of Financial and Actuarial Engineering programme provides students with up-to-date, sound and advanced financial, actuarial and statistical skills, aiming for university graduates interested in a career in risk management, financial and/or actuarial engineering within financial institutions. [+]

The Master of Financial and Actuarial Engineering programme provides students with up-to-date, sound and advanced financial, actuarial and statistical skills, aiming for university graduates interested in a career in risk management, financial and/or actuarial engineering within financial institutions. What is the 'Master of Financial and Actuarial Engineering' all about? The Master of Financial and Actuarial Engineering programme provides students with up-to-date, sound and advanced financial, actuarial and statistical skills. It is an intensive, advanced, one-year programme for university graduates interested in a career in risk management, financial and/or actuarial engineering within financial institutions. The discipline focuses on the application of quantitative methods to problems involving risk or uncertainty. You will gain an understanding of current and future problems and solutions in insurance and banking and be equipped with fundamental and conceptual knowledge of the mathematical and economic aspects of financial theory and insurance techniques. The programme provides advanced insights into the actuarial aspects of life insurance, general insurance and risk theory as well as financial mathematics and the inter-relationship and integration of actuarial sciences and finance. The programme draws on over sixty years of experience and international recognition. The research team for risk theory, finance and statistics has a strong research profile and is ranked among the world top in terms of actuarial research productivity. The programme is jointly offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Science at KU Leuven, in collaboration with Université Catholique de Louvain. Is this the right programme for me? Prospective... [-]

Master of Human Settlements (Leuven)

Campus 1 year September 2017 Belgium Leuven

The Master in Human Settlements addresses rapid urbanization in the developing world and contemporary urban transformations within the scope of sustainable development. The programme aims to provide insight into the problems of human settlements as related to rapid change and to the interaction between modernity and tradition, formal and informal city-making. [+]

The Master in Human Settlements addresses rapid urbanization in the developing world and contemporary urban transformations within the scope of sustainable development. The programme aims to provide insight into the problems of human settlements as related to rapid change and to the interaction between modernity and tradition, formal and informal city-making. What's the Human Settlements about? Architecture, urbanism and spatial planning are the core disciplines of the programme. Contributions from economics, geography and anthropology, among others, complement this core. The structure is organized around: Introductory courses Core courses Design Studios Optional courses Master's thesis (research- or design-based) Design studios form an important part of the programme, a status reflected in their credit load. They are organized as two full days of work on Mondays and Tuesdays to provide an intensive and immersive working environment, as occurs in most professional practices. They also are courses where a balance between teamwork and individual contribution is developed, since students are subdivided in small but mixed groups from inception. Core courses are related to the studios themselves, whereas for students selecting a more research-oriented trajectory in line with the programme's profile supporting courses are organized for the elaboration of a research Master's thesis. International Study trips to various destinations are organised throughout the academic year as a compulsory part of the MaHS programme. You will be able to observe and experience the area being studied and will have a unique opportunity to link your theoretical knowledge to daily practice and fieldwork. The trips include... [-]

Master of Information Management (Leuven)

Campus 1 year September 2017 Belgium Leuven

The Master of Science in Information Management offers a non-technical training in information management. The emphasis lies on the efficient and effective application and management of information technology in various business contexts (e.g. finance, marketing, HR, production and logistics, etc.). [+]

The Master of Science in Information Management offers a non-technical training in information management. The emphasis lies on the efficient and effective application and management of information technology in various business contexts (e.g. finance, marketing, HR, production and logistics, etc.). What is the 'Master of Information Management' all about? This programme offers students with a Bachelor's or Master's degree advanced non-technical training in information management, with an emphasis on the efficient and effective application and management of information technology in various business contexts (e.g. finance, marketing, HR, production and logistics, etc.). Following basic training in technology, the programme explores specific management issues in greater depth, particularly in order to develop the skills required to analyse information needs, design and manage information systems and fine-tune an IT strategy as an integral part of an overall business strategy. The key focus is the preliminary design needed to develop and set up an information system. In completing your Master's thesis, you can apply these skills within a specific business context. Finally, a wide range of electives enables you to either explore specific areas in greater depth or gain a broader understanding through a multidisciplinary approach. Is this the right programme for me? The ideal prospective student possesses knowledge of information technology (e.g. office applications, basics of database management, basics of computer hardware, basic knowledge of modelling, etc.), a sound background in mathematics and statistics and thorough English language skills (oral and written). You should be familiar with and interested in the fundamentals of... [-]

Master of International Business Economics and Management (Brussels)

Campus 1 year September 2017 Belgium Brussels Leuven

The Master of International Business Economics and Management is a tailor-made programme for non-economic graduates. It offers insight into all major disciplines of business economics and management at an academic level. [+]

The Master of International Business Economics and Management is a tailor-made programme for non-economic graduates. It offers insight into all major disciplines of business economics and management at an academic level. What is the 'Master of International Business Economics and Management' all about? The Master in International Business Economics and Management (MIBEM) is a master program for holders of a degree in a non-business economic or management discipline. It prepares for a career in international business through the acquisition of business economic insights, knowledge and management skills. The curriculum adopts a practical and business-oriented perspective, but still provides a thorough treatment, based in science, of major international business economic and management issues. As a master of science program, MIBEM relies on insights from scientific research. Its primary purpose is not to prepare graduates for an academic career, but to foster an attitude of autonomous, critical and informed reflection in the search for solutions to concrete business problems. The program instills an international and business- and management oriented mindset in individuals educated in diverse backgrounds. Students who have direct access, can follow the one-year Master's programme. Those who have no direct access, must first follow the 30 credits preparatory programme from September till January and start the Master's programme in February. They can finish the programme in January of the following academic year. Is this the right programme for me? The ideal prospective student: has obtained an academic bachelor's or master's degree in a non-business economics or management discipline; is eager... [-]

Master of Materials Engineering (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

Materials are at the heart of our quality of life and economic welfare and this will continue to be the case in the foreseeable future, especially considering the need to build a sustainable world and to use our resources intelligently. Materials engineers invent, design, make and use materials for products, processes and services. You are educated for leadership in sectors where material play a decisive role. [+]

Materials are at the heart of our quality of life and economic welfare and this will continue to be the case in the foreseeable future, especially considering the need to build a sustainable world and to use our resources intelligently. Materials engineers invent, design, make and use materials for products, processes and services. You are educated for leadership in sectors where material play a decisive role. What's the Master of Materials Engineering about? The structure of the program consists of a core of 60 credits, four options of 12 credits, three fixed elective packages of 12 credits, engineering and general interest electives of 12 credits and the Master's thesis of 24 credits. The four options focus on materials families or on application domains: Metals and Ceramics, Polymers and Composites, Materials for Nanotechnology, and Materials for Biomedical Applications. The three fixed elective packages have been designed to help the students in imagining themselves in their future professional environment and thus in developing a career profile: research, production and management. The two latter packages include industrial internships. The programme crowned with the 24 credits Master's thesis where the student will apply his/her knowledge to a research topic of choice. These topics are usually embedded in a cutting-edge research project in cooperation with other institutions and/or industrial companies. Is this the right programme for me? The Master of Science in Materials Engineering aims at educating engineers who will be able to design new materials and/or processes to manufacture them, and who can make... [-]

Master of Mathematical Engineering (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

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. The ever increasing computer capacity for treatment of data, storage of measurements and data, and computing models, offers solutions to important challenges in business and society. Often mathematical techniques are crucial. [+]

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. The ever increasing computer capacity for treatment of data, storage of measurements and data, and computing models, offers solutions to important challenges in business and society. Often mathematical techniques are crucial. A few examples: How does an auto-pilot work? How do you trace credit card fraud? How do you find out which genes play an important role in cancer? How do you simulate the evolution of greenhouses gases in the atmosphere? How do you determine the value of financial products such as options? How do you compress the images of fingerprints? How do you compute airplane noise? How do you optimize the process in a chemical reactor? How do you analyse customer data and model consumer profiles? How do you find abnormalities in brain images caused by epileptic seizures? At first sight, these applications have little in common. However, for each of those, large amounts of data and various models are available. Mathematical techniques are crucial for the efficient treatment of these data and for fast and accurate simulation and optimization. Structure The programme consists of a technical core education on advanced topics on mathematics, process control, system identification, numerical optimization, numerical simulation of differential equations, and scientific software, and a project where students solve a problem that requires a combination of knowledge and skills taught at... [-]

Master of Mechanical Engineering (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

Mechanical engineering is a very broad field of study in the engineering sciences. It integrates almost all disciplines of technology. Any device or product that is used in modern, everyday life is the result of an ongoing synergy between different basic techniques. In short, all products in modern society arose from the merger of different technical disciplines. Mechanical engineering is the preferred integrator specialized for realizing this. [+]

Mechanical engineering is a very broad field of study in the engineering sciences. It integrates almost all disciplines of technology. Any device or product that is used in modern, everyday life is the result of an ongoing synergy between different basic techniques. In short, all products in modern society arose from the merger of different technical disciplines. Mechanical engineering is the preferred integrator specialized for realizing this. What's the Master of Mechanical Engineering all about? The Master of Science in Engineering: Mechanical Engineering is a general training programme integrating all disciplines of basic sciences, engineering and technology. An essential element of the mechanical engineering curriculum at KU Leuven is the direct training of each student in a real-life industrial or research setting. Following up on the design assignment in the Bachelor's programme, the Master's programme brings the student in close contact with the industrial reality. Structure Three variants The Master's programme in Mechanical Engineering has three variants: A Dutch-language version for students who have already obtained a Master's degree of Engineering Technology: Electromechanical Engineering A Dutch-language version for students who have completed their Bachelor's training at our Faculty or at another university with Mechanical Engineering either as a major or as minor. An English-language variant which mainly addresses foreign students, and to which admission is granted after evaluation of the application file. Five modules The programme consists of five modules. The first major component is the core module in mechanical engineering. The second major component is one out of five... [-]

Master of Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

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

This master’s programme combines the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry at the nanometer scale with courses on technology and engineering. The programme fits into the growing worldwide convergence between the basic sciences and between science, technology and engineering sciences in general. Nanotechnology and nanoenginineering are the application of this science in new nanomaterials and nanoconcepts for new components, systems and products. What's the Master of Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering all about? The Master of Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering combines the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry at the nanometer scale with courses on technology and engineering. The programme fits into the growing worldwide convergence between the basic sciences and between science, technology, and engineering sciences in general. Nanoscience studies phenomena and manipulation at the atomic and molecular scale (nanometers: i.e., one billionth of a meter). Important properties such as the electrical, optical, and mechanical properties are determined by the way molecules and atoms assemble into larger structures on the nanoscale. Structure Students follow a set of introductory courses to give them a common starting basis, a compulsory common block of core programme courses to give them the necessary multidisciplinary background of nanoscience, nanotechnology and nanoengineering, and a selection of programme courses to provide some non-technical skills. The students also select their specialization option for which they choose a set of compulsory specific programme courses, a number of elective broadening programme courses and do their Master’s thesis research project. The fundamental courses (max 15 credits, 6 OPOs) introduce the students... [-]

Master of Nuclear Engineering (Leuven et al)

Campus 60 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven

Nuclear technology plays a crucial role in a wide variety of contexts and sectors in Belgium, including power production, waste management, nuclear fuel production, etc. The Belgian Nuclear Higher Education Network (BNEN) combines the expertise in nuclear education and research of six major Belgian universities (KU Leuven, Ghent University, VUB, UCL, ULG and ULB) with the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK-CEN. [+]

Nuclear technology plays a crucial role in a wide variety of contexts and sectors in Belgium, including power production, waste management, nuclear fuel production, etc. The Belgian Nuclear Higher Education Network (BNEN) combines the expertise in nuclear education and research of six major Belgian universities (KU Leuven, Ghent University, VUB, UCL, ULG and ULB) with the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK-CEN. What is the Master of Nuclear Engineering about? Nuclear technology plays a crucial role in a wide variety of contexts and sectors in Belgium, including: power production nuclear fuel production radioelement production engineering accelerator design and fabrication waste management safety management nuclear medicine research The Belgium Nuclear Higher Education Network combines the expertise in nuclear education and research of six major Belgian universities (KU Leuven, UGent, VUB, UCL, ULG and ULB) with the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre. Structure The current programme can be divided into three core blocks: Introductory courses allowing refreshing or first contact with the basic notions of nuclear physics, material sciences and the principles of energy conversion through use of nuclear phenomena, supplemented by a core block of nuclear engineering applied to electricity generation and reactor use; theory of reactors and neutronics, thermal hydraulic phenomena during reactor operation, the nuclear fuel cycle and specific material-corrosion problems. A block of elective courses that allow students to deepen certain topics of their choice. A Master’s thesis. The collaboration with SCK*CEN makes it possible to include actual use of facilities in the curriculum, supporting the development of skills and... [-]

Master of Safety Engineering (Leuven)

Campus 1 year September 2017 Belgium Leuven

The Master of Safety Engineering meets the existing needs and growing demands for safety experts coming from society and industry. The programme will prepare you to improve and realize safety in many different areas. The programme trains you in prevention policy and safety management systems, the safety of products, processes, and installations, qualitative risk analysis techniques, and fire and explosion safety. [+]

The Master of Safety Engineering meets the existing needs and growing demands for safety experts coming from society and industry. The programme will prepare you to improve and realize safety in many different areas. The programme trains you in prevention policy and safety management systems, the safety of products, processes, and installations, qualitative risk analysis techniques, and fire and explosion safety. What is the Master of Safety Engineering about? The Master in Safety Engineering will prepare you to improve and realise safety in many different areas. The programme trains you in prevention policy and safety management systems, the safety of products, processes, and installations, qualitative risk analysis techniques, and fire and explosion safety. You’ll obtain detailed knowledge of technical and managerial process safety concepts with regard to the whole life cycle of a production plant, and risk evaluations based on qualitative and quantitative methods. Structure The Master of Safety Engineering comprises a total of 60 credits. The programme consists of a group of common compulsory courses (23 credits) that are taken up by every student. This party cointains courses with themes that are of interest to every safety professional, irrespective of the specialisation option. All course in this part are taught in English. This relatively large core part ensures that every student is given the same broad basic education about the specialised field of safety. After a general introduction to safety engineering, prevention policy and safety management systems are treated. Safety of products, processes and installations are discussed next and... [-]

Master of Science in Business Engineering (Brussels and Leuven)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven Brussels + 1 more

The Master of Science in Business Engineering is a two year full-time Master's program taught in English. The programme corresponds to the domain of business studies and is management-oriented: the focus lies on the company and how it can function optimally. [+]

Education and program The Master of Science in Business Engineering is a two year full-time Master's program taught in English. The programme corresponds to the domain of business studies and is management-oriented: the focus lies on the company and how it can function optimally. This foundation of business studies is combined with a strong analytical insight and a highly developed knowledge of technological processes. The programme has therefore an input from both the exact and the applied sciences. The Master of Science in Business Engineering is organized at two campuses: Brussels and Leuven. The programme consists of 120 ECTS spread over two years. The programmes share a common structure and have the same compulsory courses. Each campus offers different courses in the majors, minors and electives. Students on one campus have the option to follow some of the courses at the other campus. Core programme CAMPUS BRUSSELS MINORS Students choose one minor from the following list and select courses for 24 credits within that minor: Corporate Sustainability European Affairs Management Quantitative Data Analytics Technology and Innovation Management Finance and Risk CAMPUS LEUVEN MAJORS MINORS (24 ECTS)
 Students choose one minor from the following list and select courses for 24 credits within that minor: Accounting and Financial Management Finance Actuarial and Financial Engineering Marketing Production and Logistics Data Science and Business Analytics Industry, Global Value Chains and New Technologies Economics Technology and Entrepreneurship International Business, Strategy and Innovation Corporate Sustainability * European Affairs Management * Predoctoral Track * These minors are... [-]

Master of Science in Engineering: Logistics and Traffic

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Leuven

This master program forms engineering students in traffic and intelligent transporation systems (design, maintenance and management of infrastructure and (public) transportation systems), and in logistics and transportation (supply chain engineering, distribution logistics…). [+]

The world of traffic evolves fast! Just think of the rise of the self-driving car. Besides the traditional governments, road admissions and public traffic firms, traffic becomes more than ever big business for trendy firms. Examples are Google, Tesla and Uber or fun apps like Moovit and Waze. In most cities, you can already find car and bike sharing systems (e.g. Villo, Cambio and Car2Go) and enterprises that provide completely integrated packages of Mobility-as-a-Service and want to ban private cars to the history lessons. Are you one of the young ambitious engineers of this new generation and would you like to help this revolution? The world of logistics is constantly changing. Familiar terms such as e-commerce are in fact a super dynamic logistic machine with a webstore as visible outing: when you click on ‘buy now’, somewhere in Utrecht or Dresden a machine pops into action and within 24 hours your purchase is delivered at your front door anywhere in Belgium. Behind the scenes, optimization stays the key word. Airplanes, vans and cargo-bikes today, maybe in the future drones or automatic vans, will deliver your packages. The same process appears in the supply chain of enterprises that constantly redesigns due to new players, different prices and new technologies like 3D printing, since the old solutions became too expensive or dispensable. Do you advance your business to be a logistic winner? This master program forms engineering students in traffic and intelligent transporation systems (design, maintenance and management of infrastructure and (public)... [-]

Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning (Leuven)

Campus 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven

As an internationally oriented programme developing a critical understanding of contemporary conditions of cities and urban regions, the Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning aims to cultivate innovative concepts and strategies for qualitative interventions in urban territories through design, planning and policies. It prepares students for leadership roles in urban design, urban development and management, and strategic planning, with a special focus on European-wide urban problems. [+]

As an internationally oriented programme developing a critical understanding of contemporary conditions of cities and urban regions, the Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning aims to cultivate innovative concepts and strategies for qualitative interventions in urban territories through design, planning and policies. It prepares students for leadership roles in urban design, urban development and management, and strategic planning, with a special focus on European-wide urban problems. What is the Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning about? The Master of Science in Urbanism and Strategic Planning (MaUSP) is a four-semester academic degree offered within the Faculty of Engineering Science by the Department of Architecture. The programme interacts with research conducted by the research groups active in the department. The MaUSP programme is part of the European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU), and students can apply to attend one or two semesters abroad at one of the partner universities - UPC Barcelona, TU Delft or IUAV Venezia - to obtain the additional European Postgraduate Master of Urbanism. The joint EMU programme is a collaborative effort bringing together the best components of existing curricula, creating new courses and offering a top-ranking professional degree by combining the specificity and strengths of the participating universities. The consortium functions as a platform for promoting an exchange of knowledge, ideas, and research projects on current urban trends in Europe and the world. Structure Courses are organized according to the following setup: Core courses Design studios Optional courses Final design thesis Design studios form the heart of the... [-]

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Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives (Leuven)

Campus 60 - 66 hours September 2017 Belgium Leuven

The interdisciplinary programme Master of Arts in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives (MAES) introduces students to the study of Europe as a continent of strong interactions across national boundaries and of constant exchange with the outside world. [+]

The interdisciplinary programme Master of Arts in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives (MAES) introduces students to the study of Europe as a continent of strong interactions across national boundaries and of constant exchange with the outside world. What is the Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives all about? This interdisciplinary programme engages students to study Europe both as a transnational community and as an actor in a globalised world. The programme offers insight and knowledge about the nature and functioning of Europe both in the contemporary world and in a historical perspective. Interaction with staff members from various disciplines and faculties (Social Sciences, Arts, Law, Economics, and Theology) exposes students to a wide range of theoretical approaches and allows them to acquire the necessary methodological skills. The programme strongly emphasises the need to engage in a critical debate about the challenges that confront Europe with respect to its internal, diversified identities and ites interaction with other actors in the world. Programme The programme consists of four interdisciplinary modules. You choose four courses from one particular module. Module 1: European History, Diversity, and Culture focuses on how transnational movements and institutions function in a continent characterised by deep historical diversities. Module 2: EU External Relations analyses the external policies and relations of the European Union within the context of globalisation and new forms of global governance. Module 3: Globalising Europe investigates different dimensions of globalisation and their relevance for contemporary European society, politics, and culture. Module 4: Europe... [-]

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