English-taught study programmes
The overview includes various types of programmes:
comprise either 60 ECTS credits (1 year), 120 ECTS credits (2 years), 180 ECTS credits (3 years) or 240 ECTS credits (4 years). The knowledge acquired during the appropriate bachelor degree lays the foundation for further specialization. At the end students are awarded a master degree.
Advanced or subsequent master programmes
comprise 60 ECTS credits and provide high standard specialization opportunities for holders of a particular master degree.
VLIR-UOS International Course Programmes
are organised within the framework of Development Cooperation (VLIR-UOS ICP programmes):
- Master of Science in Aquaculture
- Master of Science in Environmental Sanitation
- Master of Science in Food Technology
- Master of Science in Nematology
- Master of Science in Physical Land Resources
- Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development
- Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees
are high-quality course programmes at Master level, which were selected for funding by the European Commission. Each course programme is offered by a consortium of universities which are situated in different European countries. As a student of an Erasmus Mundus Master Course you will study in at least two of these countries and after succesfully completing the programme, you will be awarded a recognized double, multiple or joint diploma.
5 current and 4 former Erasmus Mundus Master Programmes are currently jointly offered by Ghent University and partner universities.
Postgraduates comprise study programmes of minimum 20 ECTS credits, awarded by a certificate, in some cases referring to a legally recognized professional qualification. They constitute study and learning paths intended to enable students to explore the competences acquired upon completion of a bachelor’s or master’s study, in greater depth and scope, as part of their further professional training.
Permanent training (continuing education)
Permanent training comprises a broad range of courses, life-long learning, education in new or fast developing fields of study. The duration and entrance requirements to these courses are very flexible. Some lead to a specific certificate awarded by Ghent University.