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Education and Social Work in a Metropolitan Context (ES-MC)



    Required courses – all students


    Interdisciplinary project work


    Mapping professional practice in a metropolitan context


    Mindful inspired intercultural supergroep- and self-update


    Social-educational-care perspectives in an international context


    Required courses – Teacher Training students


    Creative and innovative teaching


    Required courses – Social Work students


    International social work: perspectives on Europe


    Total ECTS required courses



    Elective courses*


    English language course**


    AP Studium Generale


    Total ECTS elective courses (choose one)


    All courses and course descriptions are subject to changes at any time

    *Students choose one of a total of two elective courses: the sum of the required and the elective courses must be 30 ECTS for a complete semester

    **Students with a good knowledge of English (level C1 or C2) are advised to choose the course AP Studium Generale.

    Timing and Location

    Start date

    1st semester

        Welcome Week

    Monday 14th September 2020 -  Thursday 17th September 2020

        Welcome day

    Friday, 18th September 2020

        Start of programme

    Monday, 21st September 2020

        Official end date

    Monday, 1st February 2021


    Autumn Break: Monday 2nd November 2020 – Sunday 8th November 2020 (1 week)
    Christmas Holiday: 21st December 2020 – Sunday 3rd January 2021 (2 weeks)
    Other free days: 11th November 2020


    AP Campus Spoor Noord - Noorderplaats
    Noorderplaats 2
    2000 Antwerp


    The registration deadline for the International Class ‘Education and Social Work in a Metropolitan Context’ is: 1st Semester (autumn semester) - September until and including January: 1st May 2020.

    After the deadline, a selection will take place. Students will be advised before 2nd June of their approval/refusal.

    AP partner institutions should send the student’s application form to the AP International Office ( You can find the full application procedure here.

    All Erasmus courses are taught in English.

    You will be asked to do papers and presentations in English, as well as the final examinations. All literature is in English. Student attendance is also obligatory in all courses. Therefore sufficient proficiency of the English language (B2 or more) is strongly recommended to be able to follow courses and successfully pass exams.

    We would like a copy of your self-evaluation test via, or a copy of your Erasmus+ OLS (Online Linguistic Support) test
    We strongly recommend you to be truthful about your English skills and, if necessary, brush up on your knowledge.

    After your final acceptance, additional information will be given, pertaining to:

    • Welcome Week and Welcome Day
    • Accommodation
    • Procedures for registration (residence permit)
    • Entry requirements
    • Activities, integration & facilities
    • Invitation letter, for visa purposes


    AP awards 30 credits for one full semester. Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all required examinations have been successfully taken.

    AP’s Grading Scale compared to the ECTS scale:

    Artesis Plantijn University College

    ECTS grade






    C GOOD






    FX FAIL (with possible deliberation)


    F FAIL (no deliberation possibility)