This compulsory preparatory programme starts on 1 September 20xx and is specifically designed for international students who wish to be enrolled for the IMaNema programme. It includes info sessions on Ghent, UGent, the IMaNema programme, lab safety, campus tour, administration, a refreshers course on Ecology, statistics (R) and chemistry.
The first master year consists of 60 credits compulsory courses of which the first semester are basic nematology courses to bring all students to the same level. The second semester is more specialised and applied.
During the first master year and the summer holidays, students follow the Summer Course: Networking & Seminars. It includes participation to international symposia, workshops on generic skills and competences, visits to companies and institutes in the EU working on nematodes or in a related field.
In the second master year, students choose between three tracks:
During the fourth semester, students conduct the Master Dissertation at UGent or at one of our many European and international partner institutions.
From 2022 onwards, every IMaNema student can apply for a financial contribution to undertake a relevant study mobility to VLIR-UOS countries for example as part of the master thesis, a professional internship, Kenya Track.
Details about the curriculum and each course unit can be found in the UGent study guide.
To have an idea of the time schedule of the 1st master year – 1st semester: https://imanema.ugent.be/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/TimeEdit_International_Msc_in_Agro-_and_Environmental_Nematology_2023_SEM1.pdf. Presence in the lectures is recommended and all practical sessions are compulsory!
We train people from all over the world as highly qualified scientists. Around 50% of our alumni start a PhD in institutes worldwide. Our graduates use their knowledge of nematodes and how these organisms interact with the world around them to obtain positions.
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