MA in the Netherlands

Best Masters of Arts (M.A) in the Netherlands 2017

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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 Specialization in Art, Media and Society (MA)

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 12  August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master’s specialization in Art, Media and Society focuses 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 artefacts 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... [+]

Top MA Degrees in the Netherlands 2017. 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 focuses 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 artefacts 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? As a student of Art, Media and Society, you take an interdisciplinary approach to media and art in the modern digital and cultural diverse society, and find yourself at the interface between culture, media, aesthetics and politics. In this Master’s program, you study digital cultural products and artefacts in contemporary society: phenomena of high and mass culture as well as fashion and advertising, narrative forms of expression such as journalism and personal blogging, as well as literature and visual art focusing on varied purposes: to articulate human rights, to challenge neoliberal development, and to forge alternative local and transnational solidarities. You investigate how information circulates in various contexts,... [-]

MA International Relations (Humanities)

Leiden University
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

Leiden University’s Master’s 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. 6 reasons to choose International Relations at Leiden We focus on current global and regional issues, which provides you with the knowledge and the analytical abilities to study and comprehend the diversity and complexity of today’s rapidly changing world; We give you the option of either focusing on core issues of the European integration process or going beyond the Western world and studying other parts of the world; We believe that ideas matter! The curriculum takes seriously the ideas and beliefs that underlie contemporary political changes; Our two specialisations avoid theory for the sake of theory, but offer instead a challenging mix of theoretical knowledge and practical experience provided by specialist, academic researchers and experts with direct experience in policy-formulation and policy-making; We are the only university in the Netherlands to offer this wealth of area specialists and the extensive range of contacts with national and international government and non-government institutions. Close to The Hague, the legal capital of the world, we benefit from the proximity to the material and human resources concentrated in a centre of government. Upon graduation, you may have access to the prestigious MA in International Affairs at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, Bologna. Specialisations European Union Studies Global Conflict in the Modern Era Global Order in Historical Perspective Global Political Economy... [-]

Master in Music

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The study route Classical Music is aimed at students who are ambitious, have a high level of playing, are curious and who want to work hard to become a top musician. Every year you take part in big projects such as the Hanze Symphony Orchestra, the string orchestra or any kind of ensemble. [+]

Top MA Degrees in the Netherlands 2017. Music: www.hanzegroningen.eu/mastermusic The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society. We live up to our motto “Share your talent. Move the world” by challenging you to share your talent and passion for music with the world around you. As a future musician or music teacher you will move the world; by inspiring, motivating and touching people’s hearts. Studying at the Prince Claus Conservatoire means that you will be immersed in an inspiring international environment. We are known internationally for our innovative ideas on studying music. We are convinced that having close contact with our students is of great importance, you are not anonymous when you choose to study with us. We have gained the title Best Conservatoire of the Netherlands a number of times. Welcome to Groningen! Master of Music ​​​​​​​​​​Are you a professional musician with a goal? Do you have a specific vision of your future? Then the Master of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire could be the suitable study to achieve your personal goals. The Prince Claus Conservatoire is internationally known as an innovative institute of high quality with a large regional and international network. The Master of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire is there... [-]

Master in History

Utrecht University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Research Master in History is designed to train you to become an independent researcher in a specialty of your choice. We will help you develop your creative and independent-thinking skills, but we will also teach you the tricks of the trade: how to ask the right questions, develop a theoretical framework, design empirical strategies, and report your findings. [+]

Judged best in the field Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2015 The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2015 ranked Utrecht University’s History programme as the best in the field in the Netherlands. Stepping stone to a career in research The History Master’s programme offers you research-based training in history as an academic discipline. We teach you how to perform research, and we challenge you to develop your own ideas on topics of your choice. Our History Department offers a broad range of historical expertise in four scholarly fields: political history cultural history history of international relations and conflict studies economic and social history The programme’s courses are taught in small groups by first-rate instructors. You will learn advanced research skills whilst developing historical expertise in your specific areas of interest. We will also challenge you to connect your work to ongoing scholarly debates and to reflect on current affairs. To develop your skills as an independent researcher, you will have the opportunity to pursue a research internship with a variety of professional organisations. You can also choose to spend one semester abroad at a major research university. After successful completion of the programme, you will be fully qualified to work as a researcher for public and private organisations or to apply for PhD positions in your field of interest. After Graduation The Research Master in History is designed to train you to become an independent researcher in a specialty of your choice. We will help you develop your creative and... [-]

MA Programme in New Media Production

Webster Leiden Campus- Webster University USA
Campus Full time March 2018 Netherlands Leiden

The master of arts (MA) in New Media Production is for students seeking a mastery of story telling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to sharpen the production skills students already have and introduce students to a variety of additional skill sets to advance in a multi-platform media landscape that demands proficiency and knowledge of production in various media forms. In the current dynamic media environment, the demand is for practitioners who are able to produce content on various digital platforms using the latest equipment and methods. This degree is designed to teach students how to succeed in that changing media environment and to give them the production skills necessary to communicate stories with impact. [+]

Top MA Degrees in the Netherlands 2017. The master of arts (MA) in New Media Production is for students seeking a mastery of story telling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to sharpen the production skills students already have and introduce students to a variety of additional skill sets to advance in a multi-platform media landscape that demands proficiency and knowledge of production in various media forms. In the current dynamic media environment, the demand is for practitioners who are able to produce content on various digital platforms using the latest equipment and methods. This degree is designed to teach students how to succeed in that changing media environment and to give them the production skills necessary to communicate stories with impact. Program Description: The master of arts (MA) in new media production is for students seeking a mastery of storytelling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to sharpen the production skills students already have and introduce students to a variety of additional skill sets to advance in a multi-platform media landscape that demands proficiency and knowledge of production in various forms of media.In the current dynamic media environment, the demand is for practitioners who are able to produce content on various digital platforms using the latest equipment and methods. This degree is designed to teach students how to succeed in that changing media environment and to give them the production skills necessary to communicate stories with impact. Students may... [-]

MA in Communication & Information Studies: Digital Humanities

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies. [+]

Programme options Honours programme (honours program) The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies. The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies. It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership. Master's placement (specialization) During this Master's track, you can follow a placement for ECTS credit points. It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Mobility Office can offer help with this where necessary. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students. Programme schedule Courses year 1 Admission requirements Specific requirements More information language test Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). ERK level B2 (preferably C1). previous education Bachelor degree in the humanities Tuition fees Nationality Year Fee Programme form EU/EEA 2017-2018 €2006 full-time non-EU/EEA 2017-2018 €11400 full-time Application deadlines Type of student Deadline Start course EU/EEA students 01 May 2017, 01 May 2018 01 September 2017, 01 September 2018 non-EU/EEA students 01 May 2017, 15 October 2017, 01 May 2018 01 September 2017, 01 February 2018, 01 September 2018 Job prospects Digital curator Cultural designer Information architect Data scientist Metadata analyst [-]

Master in Arts & Culture: Design Cultures

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

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

Master in Design Cultures

 

The MA programme 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 programme 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 Art, Literature and Society

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

The MA in Art, Literature and Society addresses contemporary debates in literature, art, religion, philosophy, and culture. The direction you take depends on your prior studies and your passions. [+]

The MA in Art, Literature and Society addresses contemporary debates in literature, art, religion, philosophy, and culture. The direction you take depends on your prior studies and your passions. The critique of nationalism in recent German literature? The humanities in academia? Architecture and politics? Fascism and modernism? Darwinian aesthetics? Are we our brain? The role of art in the future of democracy? The key term here is interdisciplinarity: you learn to approach debates not as a philosopher, a political scientist or columnist, a journalist, or as a historian, but rather from a broad spectrum of viewpoints in a programme that remains unique in the Netherlands. Graduates of this programme will have gained: Broad insight into topical issues of national and international importance Experience engaging in impassioned debates and tackle a range of contemporary controversies The ability to infuse their academic practice with an element of personality Fast facts Art, Literature and Society at Maastricht University… is a one-year international and interdisciplinary Master of Arts programme utilises a combination of methodologies including Problem-Based Learning can be followed in English or in Dutch has majority of international students, representing on average 7 different nationalities is excellent preparation for a successful PhD programme looks at the public roles of the professionals who are engaged in research, management, criticism, and debate in these areas offers you the choice of spending the second semester working abroad on an internship or project. Summer School If you would like to come to Maastricht earlier in the summer... [-]

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

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

Top MA Degrees in the Netherlands 2017. 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 on the job market. And the international orientation of your degree will open up job opportunities in many different countries. Why this programme? Taxes are a fact of life, yet not all tax systems are created equal. In a globalising world where tax payers often have connections to more than one country and companies do millions of cross-border transactions every day, knowledge of multiple tax systems is becoming increasingly valuable. Frequent updates and revisions also make it a highly dynamic field of law. In the double-degree programme in International and European Tax Law, you’ll be familiarised with corporate taxation and international tax planning in different countries in... [-]

Master of Arts - Master of Graphic Design

Avans University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Breda

The Master of Graphic Design guides emerging professionals towards the development of a process-based approach. The programme is designed by and for a world in flux. [+]

The Master of Graphic Design is a two-year, full-time programme. It offers ambitious designers the opportunity to deepen their practice and lay the foundation for a long-term, sustainable career in the field of design. A focus on the future The programme centres upon a thorough understanding of the process of design and is research-oriented. You will be trained in media and graphic design theory, as well as the communicative and ethical skills essential to the visual interpretation of information in today’s technology-based society. Tutors and guest lecturers are professionals with rich and active practices, allowing us to keep our finger on the pulse of the ever-shifting design world. Curriculum Your independent research and studio practice are at the heart of the programme, which builds toward an increasingly self-driven approach. The educational trajectory begins with a process of experimentation, where you will be introduced to a variety of attitudes and practices. You will gradually focus on the design method and context of your choice. What to expect One day a week is devoted to theoretical instruction. Two days a week are dedicated to presentations of work in progress and individual and group feedback sessions. An equal amount of time (2-3 days per week) is required for self-study. Where you will study AKV|St.Joost is unique in its location in the south of the Netherlands, the epicentre of Dutch design. The Graphic Design Department is housed in a former seminary at the Breda campus. Nestled within a small forest on the edge of... [-]

Master of Theology

Protestant Theological University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master of Theology (in depth) is an English-taught intensive master’s programme. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). The international master is an international ecumenical programme with a contextual approach in all theological sub-disciplines. It offers multiple opportunities for intercultural encounter and interaction with students from all over the world. Students will learn about different cultural backgrounds and theological contexts. Participation in the programme is therefore a truly international and intercultural experience for all students. [+]

Top MA Degrees in the Netherlands 2017. A Truly Intercultural Experience The Master of Theology (in depth) is an English-taught intensive master’s programme. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). The international master is an international ecumenical programme with a contextual approach in all theological sub-disciplines. It offers multiple opportunities for intercultural encounter and interaction with students from all over the world. Students will learn about different cultural backgrounds and theological contexts. Participation in the programme is therefore a truly international and intercultural experience for all students. The programme The study programme covers introductory courses at a master’s level, such as Intercultural Theology, Hermeneutics and the study of Biblical texts and Christian communities. The intercultural focus of the programme returns in the different courses so that the presence of students from many horizons becomes itself a resource in the learning process. Students can specialise in all the major theological disciplines such as Biblical Studies, Church History, Dogmatics, Ethics, Intercultural Theology, the Philosophy of Religion and various specialisations within the domain of Practical Theology. We offer specialised methodological and thematic courses and guided study appropriate to these disciplines. The programme is therefore uniquely suited as a second Master degree preparing for a teaching ministry and/or Doctoral Studies. A three-way conversation The International Master provides a great entry point into Western theology and culture for students from Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are well equipped to help you build a bridge between your own... [-]

M.A. in Linguistics and Literature: English

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

“English” on the Master's level at the University of Antwerp amounts to a set of research-oriented courses in linguistics and literature that aims to provide the successful student with knowledge, skills and attitudes to pursue a variety of careers—either in (academic) teaching or the cultural sector at large. [+]

The M.A. in Linguistics and Literature: English offers a range of courses to choose from in the fields of both linguistics and literary studies. There is only one compulsory element - you must take at least one linguistics course and one literature course. The master thesis constitutes an important part of the degree and is worth 18 of the 60 ECTS credits. Literature topics include the American historical novel after 1950, the construction of age, and the work of Samuel Beckett. Linguistics courses include pragmatics, negation, and curriculum and syllabus design. [-]

MA in Theology

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The main emphasis in the three-year Master's programme in Theology at Radboud University is on research on Christian belief in contemporary society. The tension between universal truth claims within belief systems and the diverse cultural contexts in which they are expressed is the central focus of the programme. [+]

Top MA Degrees in the Netherlands 2017. Four main disciplines The Master's degree in Theology at Radboud Universiteit is a comprehensive academic programme with four main disciplines: literary, historical, systematic, and practical theology (the study of the source texts of Judaism and Christianity, the history of Church and theology, and of systematic and practical theology). In the programme you will become adept at analysing the central concepts and practices of faith in order to contribute to the implementation of the tasks of theology in our current world (especially science, church and society). The skills belonging to the scientific disciplines are practiced at a level that will prepare students to further develop independently in one of the chosen specialisations and scientific research. In short, the students familiarise themselves with the full spectrum of theology, while given the opportunity to specialise in one disciplinary specialisation. Broad programme with a choice of profile The programme is broad and in the first year you establish which aspects you wish to accentuate. In the second year, you specialise further and select your profile. In year one, you choose eight modules including at least one from each of the three groups listed below. In the second year you choose six modules, at least three of which must belong to the group in which you will write your Master's Thesis. You can choose the same subjects as the ones you studied in the first year, because the content changes each year. In addition, you can choose a... [-]

Master of Arts in Human Resource Management

United International Business Schools
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

During the MA - Master of Arts in Human Resource Management program, students will take core courses such as Personnel Planning and Selection ... [+]

CORE COURSES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Level 500 GCCHRM501 - Personnel Planning and Work Design (2) GCCHRM502 - Personnel Recruitment and Selection (2) GCCHRM503 - Personnel Training and Development (2) GCCHRM504 - Personnel Performance Management (2) GCCHRM505 - Leadership and Management (2) GCCHRM506 - Compensation Strategy and Systems (2) GCCHRM507 - Change Management (2) GCCHRM508 - International Labor Relations (2) Comprehensive Cases in Human Resource Management (2) Research Project in Human Resource Management (2) Level 600 Thesis in Human Resource Management (8) Capstone Project in Human Resource Management (4) (for Dual Master students only) Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor degree or equivalent may be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in leveling courses from the Pre-Master program in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. Refer to the undergraduate admissions catalog for further details. Students who have 15 or more years of relevant work experience may apply directly for the Pre-Master program and will be required to complete an inbound assessment... [-]

MA Human Resource Management

Newcastle University Business School
Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The longest established programme of its kind in the UK, Newcastle University Business School's Human Resource Management MA (HRM) aims to provide a firm foundation in the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in this specialist field. People are central to the success of any organisation. Our aim is to enable you to make an effective contribution as a human resource specialist, always recognising the distinct ethical responsibilities... [+]

Top MA Degrees in the Netherlands 2017. MA Human Resource Management The longest established programme of its kind in the UK, Newcastle University Business School's Human Resource Management MA (HRM) aims to provide a firm foundation in the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in this specialist field. People are central to the success of any organisation. Our aim is to enable you to make an effective contribution as a human resource specialist, always recognising the distinct ethical responsibilities of the human resource practitioner. The programme has been recently updated following a comprehensive review, our programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and successful completion of the programme leads to graduate membership of this prestigious institute. The Human Resource Management MA also aligns with the standards of the American based Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) - the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Who is the programme for? The programme is aimed primarily at those who intend to pursue a career in human resource management or who are at the early stages of building their career in this area. The Human Resource Management MA compliments our International Human Resource Management MA - designed for those intending to pursue an international career within this field. Professional skill development Candidates are encouraged to develop the critical self-analysis and personal skills that underpin future career development and support the process of lifelong learning. The emphasis on skill development also helps candidates to... [-]