Univeristy of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp

  • is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university. It integrates the assets of its historic rootswith its ambition to contribute positively to society;
  • develops, provides access to and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, teaching and service to society. It carries out these tasks in a spirit of academic freedom and responsibility;
  • espouses active pluralism. In that spirit, it stimulates critical research and teaching, reflection and debate on scientific, social, philosophical and ethical questions;
  • conducts creative and innovative scientific research whichstrives for international excellence. It stimulates both basic and applied research and their valorisation;
  • offers internationally accredited academic teachingbased on scientific research. It aims at the development and integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will prepare its students to take responsibility in society;
  • stimulates public debate and greatly values its staff and students' service to society;
  • is active in a global environment. It stimulates its staff and students international orientation;
  • is committed to the development of its city and region. With its partners in the Antwerp University Association, it takes responsibility for higher education in the Antwerp region;
  • attaches great importance to its close, historic links with Antwerp University Hospitaland Antwerp Management School. It seeks constructive partnerships in the fields of research, teaching and academic service to society. In addition, the University shares its expertise with both public and private partners;
  • fosters diversityand offers its staff and students equal opportunities and maximum potential for personal development;
  • ensures the quality (educationresearch) and sustainability of its activities. Its contact with studentsstaff and other stakeholders is constructive, respectful and open-minded;

Description of the study program(s)

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.

Learning goals

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.

Program content

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:

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