MA in the Netherlands

Best Masters of Arts (M.A) in the Netherlands 2018

Master

Masters degrees, commonly known as MA, are postgraduate degrees lasting at least one year and sometimes two years, they are taught degrees normally requiring some actual research. MA is the most common name for a Masters degree and is often used.

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.

MA Degrees in the Netherlands

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Master of Theology

Protestant Theological University
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam Groningen + 1 more

The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). [+]

Academic excellence and intercultural learning

The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). Because of its research focus and high academic level, the programme is uniquely suited to a second master's degree preparing for a teaching ministry and/or doctoral studies.

The programme offers a hermeneutical and contextual approach in all theological sub-disciplines and multiple opportunities for intercultural encounter and interaction with students from all over the world. As a participant of the programme, you will learn about different cultural backgrounds and theological contexts. It is, therefore, a truly international and intercultural experience!... [-]


MA in Philosophy (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

Training in the art of thinking (clear reasoning, critical analysis, deciphering complex subjects etc.). [+]

The Research Master's programme in Philosophy constitutes the first professional step towards the acquisition of an ability to analyse complex issues logically and conceptually and an ability to document conclusions in clear and persuasive language.

The programme

The Research Master's programme in Philosophy is a two-year course for students of proven ability who wish to prepare for an academic career in philosophy. The faculty We offer a broad range of specialisations in different philosophical disciplines, with many seminars all designed especially for research Master’s students. You will receive expert supervision in continental, analytic and historical approaches to philosophy and, if you intend to embark on an academic career, this course will give you the necessary research skills. A number of important research institutes, including the Centre for Contemporary European Philosophy in the Netherlands, provide a stimulating and dynamic research environment.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Education

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 24  October 2018 Netherlands Apeldoorn

You will learn to Engage with Postgraduate Study, develop and explore Critical Perspectives on Education, within their own personally chosen area. Action Learning - You will conduct Professional Learning through Enquiry, and be led by experienced supervisors through the design and implementation of your Research Project. [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Education Course Details Course Name: Master in Education Course Type: MA - Master in Education Course Sector: Education Course Duration: 24 months Credits: 180 UK CATS / 90 EU EC Entry Points Per Year: October start only (2018) Next Starting Date(s): October 2018 Degree or Qualification: Master of Arts in Education Accredited by University of Brighton (QAA) - under validation 2018 Location: Apeldoorn Master Tuition Fee: UK/EU €7.500 ( €3,750 Per Year) | International €12.600- (€6,300- per year) Scholarship Award

Wittenborg Graduates: €3.000- Partner Institutes: €2.000- Gold Award: €1.500-

A Master of Arts in Education – a Research Degree through Action Learning! ... [-]

Master in Applied Ethics

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

The Applied Ethics Master’s programme offers you an in-depth focus on the interaction between moral practice and ethical theory, allowing you to explore ethical theories in relation to actual practical dilemmas. [+]

EXPLORE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN MORAL PRACTICES AND ETHICAL REFLECTION

Moral problems occur in all areas of life: professional, personal, political. Should banks impose strict criteria on clients to promote corporate social responsibility? How to allocate fairly the benefits and burdens of climate change policy options? For which purposes is the use of big data morally permissible? Do you believe it is ethical for us to use biological enhancement technologies to make us better, rather than simply well? Can it be justified to use biotechnology to change animals in order to avoid welfare problems in livestock? Such problems require careful reflection on the facts – but also on our basic moral values.... [-]


Master in Choreography

Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Campus Part time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Tilburg

This part-time 2 year innovative Joint Degree Master Choreography is run jointly by Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam and Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg. The program is designed to support experienced movement makers from a variety of fields while they carry out research into questions initiating from their current practice. [+]

Programme in brief

This part-time 2 year innovative Joint Degree Master Choreography is run jointly by Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam and Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg. The programme is designed to support experienced movement makers from a variety of fields while they carry out research into questions initiating from their current practice. The course occurs within a learning environment that exposes students to a broad range of approaches, movement disciplines and creative domains while supporting them in retaining connections with their own working field. Students are co-creators of the course and will be responsible for shaping the content of particular assignments and for creating a productive learning cohort with their peers. The course is carried out in 2-week intensives that take place 3 times a year at either the campus of Codarts in Rotterdam or Fontys in Tilburg, both of which have full dance, theoretical and circus facilities.... [-]


MA European Studies

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

The Master of Arts in European Studies focuses on the international dimensions of policy, governance and administration. The programme looks beyond the institutions of the European Union and the mechanics of European integration to examine global developments and multi-level governance in a broader context. [+]

How can we understand the EU’s response to the financial crisis or to the confrontation between Ukraine and Russia? How do we account for the EU’s reaction to the refugee crisis provoked by conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa? What are Europe’s peacekeeping role and capacity?The master's programme in European Studies trains you to answer these complex questions. Because you cannot study Europe from just one angle, the programme examines global developments and multi-level governance in a broader context, combining political science, history, international relations, economics and cultural studies. This student-centred, interdisciplinary programme is among the largest, and certainly the most international, in Europe and has an excellent reputation.You will study the internal and external dimensions of European policy, governance and administration. The focus is on the underlying issues of power and influence, governance and culture within the European milieu and between Europe and the wider world.... [-]


Media, Art, Design & Tech​​nology

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Artists, designers and performers doing strange things with technology. That is what the MADtech study programme is about. You will be expected to employ and artistically explore hybrid technologies to imagine, interpret and change human interaction with a transforming world. You will apply a trial-and-error and tinker mentality, with play and experimentation forming key aspects in your development and receiving special emphasis in the research you do. This mentality, combined with a critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, will lead to unexpected perspectives and result in artistic multimedia, performative or design work. [+]

Study a Master's in Media, Art, Design and Technology in the Netherlands

Artists, designers and performers doing strange things with technology. That is what the MADtech study programme is about. You will be expected to employ and artistically explore hybrid technologies to imagine, interpret and change human interaction with a transforming world. You will apply a trial-and-error and tinker mentality, with play and experimentation forming key aspects in your development and receiving special emphasis in the research you do. This mentality, combined with a critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, will lead to unexpected perspectives and result in artistic multimedia, performative or design work.... [-]


MA in Archaeology: Prehistory and Proto-history of Northwest Europe

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12  September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Why did people choose to inhabit the Dutch coastal plain during prehistory? What was the relevance of megalithic monuments to later prehistoric societies? In this track, you are trained to research and answer these type of questions. [+]

Why did people choose to inhabit the Dutch coastal plain during prehistory? What was the relevance of megalithic monuments to later prehistoric societies?

Students in this track are trained to research these type of questions.

This track is part of the Master's degree program of Archaeology and builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in a BA program of Archaeology.

Within the program four different specializations are available.These specializations have their specific core modules, but also share courses with the other specializations within our MA program.

The specializations are:

Prehistory and Proto-history in northwest Europe, with core modules Prehistoric Cultural Landscapes and Terp-mound Archaeology. Bioarchaeology, with a core module of the same name. Maritime Archaeology with a core module of the same name. Arctic Archaeology, with the core module Sustainability at the Polar Regions. ... [-]

MA International Relations

Leiden University
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The MA in International Relations provides you with the contextual knowledge and analytical ability to study and comprehend the vast diversity and complexity of our rapidly changing world. [+]

The master programme in International Relations at Leiden University’s Faculty of Humanities offers a comprehensive understanding of the complexities defining today's world, providing an outstanding platform for a career in the international arena.

Define your area of expertise

Join the only master's programme in the Netherlands to offer five unique specialisations within the field of international relations. With a broad curriculum and flexible design, the International Relations programme allows you to tailor your degree to suit your career goals. Five specialisations are available, each with their own thematic focus, and each with further scope for customisation. You will be able to specialise in areas ranging from the European integration process to the global political economy.... [-]


MA in International and European Tax Law (Double Degree: American Specialisation)

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

Are you passionate about taxes? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration, or a related field? And are you ready to take the next step in your career? Then you should consider doing the American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law. [+]

Are you passionate about taxes? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration, or a related field? And are you ready to take the next step in your career? Then you should consider doing the American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law. This one –year master’s programme is jointly offered by Maastricht University and the University of Aruba. It focusses on corporate taxation and international tax planning with particular reference to Europe and the Americas. You’ll combine legal and economic approaches with policy and practice, and you’ll gain insight into the interdependence of corporate structures, investment, cross-border employment and tax law. Upon graduation, you’ll find yourself in an enviable position. Thanks to their broad knowledge of financial and business matters, many of our graduates are highly in demand in the job market. And the international orientation of your degree will open up job opportunities in many different countries.... [-]


MA – Master of Arts in Design Management

United International Business Schools
Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 9 - 36  September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 3 more

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. All campuses follow the same academic calendar. [+]

Starting dates

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. All campuses follow the same academic calendar.

Program duration

Full-time students can earn a Master degree in 1 academic year of 9 months, for a total of 3 quarters of 20 credits each, or within 12 months when spreading the workload.

Part-time students can earn a Master degree in 2 to 3 academic years, depending on the number of courses attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning; earning half the typical number of courses equals twice the duration of the full-time program.... [-]


Master in Arts & Culture: Design Cultures

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MA program Design Cultures is all about the study of product design, graphic design and fashion in a broad diverse cultural context. [+]

Master in Design Cultures

The MA program Design Cultures is all about the study of product design, graphic design and fashion in a broad diverse cultural context. The focus is on both the designer as ‘author’ and the complex chain of production, sale, consumption, and criticism in which design operates and derives its many different meanings. Design Cultures restores design as the core object of academic interest without detracting from the cultural and material context in which it operates. The program combines a generalist, comparative approach to design with a clear focus on history and theory.

Career Prospects

The Design Cultures course is taught in English. It is an internationally oriented course which has close ties with real-life practice. Besides studying the theoretical and historical background of design, students get a chance to do their graduation project in association with key players in the design world. Students of Design Cultures can look forward to careers in cultural institutions (editor, project manager), museums (researcher, curator), media, (author, critic, producer), government (administrator, advisor), design agencies (researcher, consultant) and educational and research institutes (teacher, researcher).... [-]


MA International Business Management

Newcastle University Business School
Campus Full time August 2018 Netherlands Groningen

The International Business Management MA has been designed to prepare you to meet these challenges. Responding to the ever-growing internationalisation of business and management practice, it celebrates the diversity of living and working across cultures and focuses on the skills, competencies and knowledge you will need when working within today’s global business environment. Through a combination of Subject Area modules, practice-focussed... [+]

MA International Business Management

The opportunities, and challenges, for international businesses are becoming ever more complex. Emerging and rapidly developing economies are changing the business landscape. Financial crises call into question the long-established dominance and business practices of the developed economies. Increased mobility and interconnectedness of global populations create new markets and production possibilities – but they also increase calls for business to be more responsible and they call on managers to be better at working across cultural differences.

The International Business Management MA has been designed to prepare you to meet these challenges. Responding to the ever-growing internationalisation of business and management practice, it celebrates the diversity of living and working across cultures and focuses on the skills, competencies and knowledge you will need when working within today’s global business environment. Through a combination of Subject Area modules, practice-focussed Integrative Skills modules and an Individual Project you will develop not only your knowledge but also your experience of thinking and working as an international manager.... [-]


MA in Development Studies

Institute Of Social Studies - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 15 - 16  September 2018 Netherlands The Hague

The Master of Arts in Development Studies offers a solid academic and professionally relevant training in theory and methods for development studies. It is designed for those wishing to start or continue their professional careers in the area of development. [+]

The Master of Arts in Development Studies offers a solid academic and professionally relevant training in theory and methods for development studies. It is designed for those wishing to start or continue their professional careers in the area of development. In the MA program, you learn about the most recent theories and debates. You will also learn to apply this knowledge to practical issues of development and social change.

Critical thinking

MA students are encouraged to develop a critical understanding of major debates, theories, and strategic interventions and of the skills to analyze the issues and to design and assess interventions aimed at tackling these issues. An essential part of this process is to develop skills in research methodology, which will be applied in a research paper prepared as a requirement for the Master's degree.... [-]


Master Specialization in Art, Media, and Society (MA)

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 12  August 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master’s specialization in Art, Media and Society focus on the transformations that cultural products undergo as a result of digitalization and globalization. In this program, you will analyze how digital cultural products and artifacts critically reflect societal issues, such as the financial crisis, the rise of populism or the ‘tyranny of intimacy’ of social media. [+]

Master Specialization in Art, Media, and Society (MA)

Art, Media, and Society is a renewed, fully English-taught Master's specialization within the Master's program Culture Studies.

The Master’s specialization in Art, Media and Society focus on the transformations that cultural products undergo as a result of digitalization and globalization. In this program, you will analyze how digital cultural products and artifacts critically reflect societal issues, such as the financial crisis, the rise of populism or the ‘tyranny of intimacy’ of social media.

Furthermore, you will investigate the public impact of activities carried out by a range of different authors and artists. You will use theories and analytical tools to understand what is at stake here. Central questions are: How can art reshape the public sphere? What are new dimensions of information in the current public sphere?... [-]