The Master of Science in Maritime Science is an inter-university programme developed by Ghent University (UGent) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). It aims at students from diverse academic backgrounds, who have a common passion for maritime transport and already hold a Master degree. People working in the maritime sector may also benefit from the programme to enhance their knowledge and skills. The programme comprises three main pillars: a technical/general pillar, an economic/logistic pillar and a legal pillar, and follows the multidisciplinary approach which makes it unique in the global academic landscape.


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Application and tuition fees

Prospective students are advised to apply as soon as possible, even if they have not yet obtained their degree. Applications can only be submitted through www.maritimescience.ugent.be/how-to-apply.html

International opportunities

All courses are taught in English, as the maritime sector operates in an international environment. The language that rules the maritime sector is in se English. It is therefore essential that students are able to use the English terminology in a correct and efficient way.

All courses have a European and an international dimension, resulting out of the global nature of maritime transport.

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