The Master of Science in Maritime and Air Transport Management prepares its graduates for the challenges faced by the transport sector today.
In the first semester students have the option to choose between Management Fundamentals and Research Fundamentals. The option Management Fundamentals is designed for students who want to upgrade their knowledge and abilities in transport business and economics. It mainly prepares them for a management career in the maritime or air transport sector. The option Research Fundamentals on the other hand offers students a more methodological and quantitative training. Students receive an excellent preparation for a career in for example consulting, policy or research in the maritime or air transport sector. Moreover, this option can lay the groundwork for further academic pursuits such as a PhD.
In the second semester, students then make a choice between a major in Air Transport or Maritime Transport. In this way, students can even more tailor their programme to their specific interests and background.
During the course of the programme students become truly submerged in industry practice. First, numerous excursions and company visits are organized as part of the various courses. During those visits students can strengthen the contact with industry and get an insight into state-of-the-art industry practices. Second, courses are not only given by well-known academic guest lecturers, but also top managers from the maritime and air transport industry. Last but not least, students opting for Management Fundamentals develop their master’s dissertation in close cooperation with transport companies.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
Admission will be granted by the admission board taking into account the application file of the student, academic background, motivation, language skills and if applicable professional experience. One of the basic entry requirements for the programme is a university degree (comprising a 4-year minimum full-time academic programme) in a relevant subject (applied economics, law, business or civil engineering, commercial sciences, political sciences, maritime sciences or nautical sciences, …) and a thorough knowledge of English.
Since the programme is taught in English, all applicants must be able to read, follow lectures and express their thoughts in fluent written and spoken English.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
C-MAT early bird discount
When you apply the latest end of February an early bird discount of € 2000 is granted. This promotion is only valid for admitted students, answering the entry requirements.
For this academic year, C-MAT will be awarding two grants. The students who will receive those grants will be elegible for a reduced programme fee of € 6250. The selection will be made according to the following criteria:
Partial scholarship from the Government of Flanders
A limited number of partial scholarships (reduction in tuition fee and a monthly minimum living allowance) is available.
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