Welcome to Thomas More!

Welcome to the international website of Thomas More! Thomas More is the largest university of applied sciences in Flanders, offering over 31 Dutch-taught and 5 English-taught bachelor degree programs in the province of Antwerp. Next to that, Thomas More offers exchange programmes in English, for students from partner universities.

Degree Students

As of September 2016, we are offering a precious selection of English-taught bachelor degree programmes making our high-quality education also accessible for foreign students with high ambitions.

Exchange Students

Thomas More is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Flanders and is mainly located in the province of Antwerp. We have seven campuses on which you can find more than 20 English taught exchange semesters for students from partner universities.

Short programmes and postgraduates

Get a taste of our educational offer in Media or Design without spending a full year of study.

Want to meet us?

More information on our Open Campus Days and meeting us in your country.

Facilities and student support

A team of professionals gives advise, guides, helps and assists students. In addition to training courses, Thomas More offers a whole range of student facilities. Discover how we can help you.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

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Bachelor

Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

The abridged Bachelor in Applied Computer Science programme is a one year programme for students who already have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of Applicat ... [+]

The world of IT evolves at an incredible pace and the challenges transcend national borders. No domain is as internationally focused as IT. Are you passionate about analyzing and implementing digital solution to real life problems and would you like to be a pioneer in Artificial and Business Intelligence? Look no further, you’re at the right place.

The abridged Bachelor in Applied Computer Science programme is a one year programme for students who already have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of Application Development or Business IT.

The programme aims at students who want to spend an extra year studying Business IT in an international context, with a clear focus on learning by doing.... [-]

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Business4Events students get to participate in the organisation of projects for real business clients while simultaneously learning how to make the most of collaborations ... [+]

Do grand events and tight deadlines put you on the edge of your seat? Learn how to juggle all aspects of business events: planning, catering, logistics, technology, communications, budgeting and sponsorships!

Business4Events students get to participate in the organisation of projects for real business clients while simultaneously learning how to make the most of collaborations between different cultures. Add some international experience to your CV while studying at a partner university in the second year, and learn the tricks of the trade during a foreign internship in your final semester.

Phase 1

During the first year, our focus will be on building your event skills through courses such as Innovation Lab 4 Events, Discovery Lab 4 Events and Sound & Light Factory. On top of these mandatory courses, you choose a foreign language: German, French, Spanish, Chinese or Dutch.... [-]

Belgium Mechelen
September 2020
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Full-time
3 years
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You’re passionate about smart electronics. You’re inquisitive and enjoy disassembling electronic devices to discover how they work. You want to immerse yourself in the hi ... [+]

You’re passionate about smart electronics. You’re inquisitive and enjoy disassembling electronic devices to discover how they work. You want to immerse yourself in the high-tech world of electronics.

This programme will keep you on your toes. Theory is immediately put into practice. Expect a variety of projects and practice enterprise labs from the very start. This way, you will learn to analyse and solve problems while designing, developing and even producing new electronic devices.

Both your theoretical and hands-on classes will be taught fully in English, giving you the tools to learn the language in a practical way - an important asset in the sector!

Want to specialise in Hardware? Then, you will learn to design, develop and produce your own embedded hardware in our unique Embedded Factory. You will design electrical circuits from scratch and develop your own hardware, web applications, and mobile solutions. Discover how professional audio and video are created.... [-]

Belgium Mechelen
September 2020
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3 years
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Trends in ICT systems are really your thing. You enjoy tackling challenging problems and using your creativity to do so. You’re up for studying in English, the language o ... [+]

Trends in ICT systems are really your thing. You enjoy tackling challenging problems and using your creativity to do so. You’re up for studying in English, the language of IT!

The first phase of this programme offers a solid ICT basis. You will learn various programming languages and dig deeper into configuring, installing and managing computers. In the second phase, you will choose from three expert tracks: Applied Artificial Intelligence, Application Development and Security, Systems & Services.

If you choose the Artificial Intelligence track, you’ll go well beyond the basics, exploring a variety of different AI programs and applications. Do you prefer developing web applications and mobile applications? Then choose Application Development! The SS&S track will give you in-depth expertise about ICT, servers, networks and associated security. You’ll immerse yourself in setting up all kinds of advanced services, both locally and in the cloud.... [-]

Belgium Mechelen
September 2020
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3 years
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During the first year, the business game is your initial test to put the theoretical knowledge into practice. In the second year, you will get a taste of how business is ... [+]

About Differences and similarities between international cultures tend to trigger you. You have entrepreneurship in your blood and you see worldwide business opportunities. During your studies, you are willing to grab your suitcase and go study abroad. With many tools, models and lots of practice, you will be able to develop commercial activities anywhere in the world. Unique in this study is that you can add Chinese to your curriculum. Is Asia not your main focus? Then why not choose German, Spanish, French or Dutch? Phase 1

During the first year, our focus will be on building your business fundamentals through courses such as international trade, intercultural communication, global economics, marketing and emerging markets. On top of these mandatory courses, you choose a foreign language: German, French, Spanish, Chinese or Dutch. We don't offer the language of your dreams? No problem, you can study a language of your choice with another certified language institution and we’ll add it to your diploma.... [-]

Belgium Mechelen
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 years
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Do you dream of an international career in business? And do you already have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in tourism, hospitality or another field of study? Then this ... [+]

Do you dream of an international career in business? And do you already have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in tourism, hospitality or another field of study? Then this short programme will allow you to obtain a second bachelor’s degree in just one year!

Programme

After this one-year course, you will think in business models, know more about the economic makeup of different continents and will be able to analyse economic data with ease.

Semester 1

During the first semester, you will gain more insight in a broad range of subjects related to international business including finance, management, economics, export, supply chain, ERP and so much more.

Semester 2

The focus in the second semester is largely on real live practice. You will first gain international experience during an internship abroad to complete the programme with a thesis proving that you can carry out independent research in your own area of interest.... [-]

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September 2020
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1 year
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You dream of an international career in communication and media. You 're a team player who likes to create win-win situations for all stakeholders. You know what #igers a ... [+]

About You dream of an international career in communication and media. Finding the right insights, crafting stories and presenting like a pro? Yes, please. You 're a team player who likes to create win-win situations for all stakeholders. Deadlines sharpen your focus and other people quickly trust you. You know what #igers are. Social media is your playground. We train you to become a futureproof communication hero. With ‘Expert Classes’, agile teams and more. Do you want to become an international communication manager? And do you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in marketing, communication or journalism? Take our new one-year course in International Communication & Media and graduate as a full-blown international communication expert. What to expect ... [-]
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September 2020
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3 years
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Are you passionate about the newest digital tools that help make organisations more intelligent? Do you want to learn how to filter valuable information from a mass of da ... [+]

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Are you passionate about the newest digital tools that help make organisations more intelligent? Do you want to learn how to filter valuable information from a mass of data, how to make this information accessible by visualising it, and how to secure this data efficiently and with purpose? Enter the options Cyber Security Expert or Datamanager!

Netflix knows you better than your own sweetheart those and always offers you the perfect movie. And Trivago knows, even before you have clicked anything, that you are planning a city trip to Dublin. Data is big business. We teach you how to make companies and organisations more intelligent through data. How to disclose raw data and how to make it accessible. And how companies can use this to further develop their business. You never cease to be interested in the newest IT-technologies. As such, you are also aware that technology has its weak sides and that hackers can take advantage of those. Phishing, hacking, ransomware, … Making sure that data and information don’t end up in the wrong hands is a hot issue. You want to know more about security techniques and how to apply them with focus. You are attracted by company life. The processes, strategies and structures in a company fascinate you. The program combines the best of both worlds: business and technology. The accent is put on better and more efficient data management in a business environment, through the use of informatics. And you absolutely don’t need to be... [-]
Belgium Mechelen
September 2020
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As an architect of digital products, you have an impact on many aspects of society. You can create added value by making life and work easier, richer or more efficient. A ... [+]

New and unique 3-year programme

Designed to create a better futureAs an architect of digital products, you have an impact on many aspects of society. You can create added value by making life and work easier, richer or more efficient. After your studies, you will end up in all areas of society and industry.

You are the architect who understands which digital products the international users want: user-friendly, interactive, in all circumstances operational, in an attractive design. You know the possibilities of technology, see opportunities and can exchange ideas with hardcore technical people. You are able to find ways to commercialize and put the digital product into a global market or context. You realize that you do not make art, but products that are commercially interesting and socially relevant. ... [-]
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September 2020
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3 years
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Do you want to spend an extra year studying Media and Entertainment Business in an international context? Do you already have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field ... [+]

Do you want to spend an extra year studying Media and Entertainment Business in an international context? Do you already have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of business, media, and communication? If so, the abridged programme International Media and Entertainment Business is for you!Content, Commerce, Community. A good story, economic viability, and a loyal public are the 3 benchmarks when assessing whether a new media product is viable. That’s why these 3 key issues form the basis of this training. Develop your own media product and market it straightaway. You’ll learn to devise and develop commercially viable media products and launch them into the market.Planning, budgeting, finances and looking for potential customers: it’s all part of the job. And what’s the best way to learn? By doing it yourself, in practice. You learn how to reach a target group, how to develop your media concept and how today’s media companies think and work.... [-]

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Are you a globetrotter? You love to be ‘on the road’ and discover new things. ... [+]

About You are a globetrotter and you love to be ‘on the road’ and discover new things. Your mission? You want to guarantee that others experience the time of their lives on holiday. Phase 1 Semester 1 English for Tourism World Cultures Business Fundamentals Business Intelligence Fundamentals Entrepreneurial Management Digital Toolkit Survival Dutch OR Taalcompetent4HO Travel Accommodations Language Elective: choose one or more (French/German/Spanish/Chinese)

Take a look in the programme guide for more details.

Semester 2 Tourism Fundamentals Culture & Art Topics International Tourism International Trade Emerging Markets Marketing Principles Asian Business Topics Business Analytics Personal Branding Intercultural Communication Electives: choose from Spanish/German/French/Chinese/Asian Business Topics or International Trade Phase 2 Semester 1 Incoming Tourism Travel Technology Aviation International Project Emerging Markets 2 Financial Management Customer Relationship Management Entrepreneurial Management Language Elective (French/German/Spanish/Chinese) Semester 2 International Study Exchange Phase 3 Semester 1 Practicum: choose from Aviation & Business, Tour operating & Leisure, Entrepreneurship in Tourism Digital Sales in Tourism African Topics Ethical Managerial Problem-solving Bachelor Project Law in Tourism Research and Reporting Cost Price Calculation & Budgeting Language Elective (French/German/Spanish/Chinese) ... [-]
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September 2020
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Are you a creative, communicative travel savvy who wants to become a tourism professional? Do you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Business (Marketing, Internation ... [+]

Globetrotters who already have a degree and still want to make a professional career out of their passion: this way, please!

Who is this programme designed for?

Are you a creative, communicative travel savvy who wants to become a tourism professional? Do you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Business (Marketing, International Business and Trade, Logistics,…), Communication Management, Office Management or Hospitality Management? Which means your current bachelor’s degree contained mainly business/management courses and languages? Then we are happy to invite you to our brand new one-year International Tourism and Leisure programme!

Your schedule 24-course weeks, two semesters, 1 academic year, 67 credits Short track students have their own class group Overlapping of courses is absolutely avoided by our planning team. At Thomas More, we guarantee you can take your courses without any double bookings. Practice makes perfect You will have the choice to either take your 8-week internship during summer (July-August) and thus finish in exactly 1 year, or to plan your internship in the adjacent semester. In the latter case, you will graduate in 3 semesters time. We offer a wide choice of internship positions, both in Belgium and across the globe, so you can jump-start your international career. Please note that International Tourism and Leisure students always take an international internship. Courses ... [-]
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September 2020
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1 year
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Do you already have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in marketing, communication or journalism? Then we have great news! Take our new one-year course in International Comm ... [+]

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Do you already have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in marketing, communication or journalism? Then we have great news! Take our new one-year course in International Communication & Media and graduate as a full-blown international communication expert.

Practice makes perfect

In this short programme, you will take all of the courses in English, together with a group of international students.

You will be taught by our own lecturers as well as by international professionals. An excellent opportunity to build up an international network.

Internship

Acquire a detailed understanding of the communication specialist’s profession. Prove that your communication plans work in a final project with an (international) business partner. Go international for your internship! Peru, New York, Shanghai, South Africa, New Zealand, ... Where do you want to study?... [-]

Belgium Mechelen
September 2020
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1 year
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The abridged Bachelor in International Journalism programme is a one year programme for students who already have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of media an ... [+]

About The abridged Bachelor in International Journalism programme is a one year programme for students who already have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of media and communication. The programme aims at students who want to spend an extra year studying journalism in an international context, with a clear focus on learning by doing. It introduces students to an international journalism network. All the courses within the programme are taught in English and students are working in an English-speaking newsroom environment. We have students from all over the world! Sweden, Peru, Indonesia, Germany, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Come and join us! First Semester

The first semester of this one year programme starts in mid-September. The central course in the curriculum is the Crossmedia project. Within this project, you ‘ll work with students of different nationalities on articles and reports, which will be published in the English language section of our 21bis.be platform. It allows you to work for a targeted and real audience. You learn how to find suitable topics and angles for your stories, how to do research and interviews and how to structure information and visuals into a balanced journalistic piece. You’ll also take part in projects for international journalism organisations. This will give you plenty of opportunities to develop your international network.... [-]

Belgium Mechelen
September 2020
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1 year
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Mechelen, Flanders, 2800 BE
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