The University of Antwerp
The one-year Master’s programme in Safety Sciences runs since the academic year 2013-2014. The 60 ECTS master is taught in Dutch. The programme is without equal in Europe. The unique character of the programme is to be found in the interdisciplinary and integrated approach of the main domains of safety, i.e. occupational health and safety/well-being at work, security and crime prevention, environmental safety, quality (product safety) and public safety. These domains are examined from the perspective of various disciplines, including law, economy, sociology, psychology, criminology, engineering science and (bio)chemistry.
In 2016, an external educational review of the Master of Safety Sciences took place. All elements of the programme were given a positive evaluation The (Dutch) report of this review can be consulted via this link.
The objective of the program is to train students into generalists with a broad view on safety and security, who, because of that generalism, can join the labour market in functions such as researcher, policy maker, staff member, manager, etc. in the various domains of safety and security.
For an overview of the learning outcomes, please click here.
In order to attain these objectives, the program been given a gradual structure, i.e. from ‘multidisciplinary’ to ‘interdisciplinary’ to ‘integral’.
Diagram of the programme’s structure: