Master of Arts (MA) in the Netherlands

Best MA Degrees in the Netherlands 2017

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A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. A master's degree prepares students to lead or manage. A master's degree also prepares a person for a range of pursuits through specialized study of a field.

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.

Master of Art Programs in the Netherlands

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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. [+]

Top Master of Art Programs in the Netherlands 2017. 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... [-]

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 in Language and Communication (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

This research Master’s programme focuses strongly on empirical research. You’ll study real language in real-life situations and use your observations to develop possible theories. Later, you’ll test these theories against everyday reality. [+]

Top Master of Art Programs in the Netherlands 2017. Learning how to make new discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of how natural language is used and processed in real-life situations. Whenever we use language – whether it’s written, spoken or signed – we’re communicating. How does this work, and how and why does miscommunication occur? How does language fit together and how do we learn to understand each other? The research Master’s programme in Language and Communication offers a multidisciplinary perspective on how the fields of linguistics and communication studies complement one another. This approach is unique in the Netherlands. This research Master’s programme focuses strongly on empirical research. You’ll study real language in real-life situations and use your observations to develop possible theories. Later, you’ll test these theories against everyday reality. In this way, you’ll discover the richness of both language and communication and be well prepared to conduct original research on language related issues. This programme is initially intended to prepare its students for a career in research, in particular for PhD positions although other career options in the field are also open to you. Programme outline The Master’s programme in Language and Communication is taught at the Faculty of Arts. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The structure is as follows: Foundations of Language and Communication Corpus and Experimental Methods Research Orientation Specialisation courses (2x6 EC) Skills/methods elective Lab Rotation I Term Paper Specialisation courses (2x6 EC) Skills/methods elective(s) (2x3... [-]

MA Philosophy (60EC)

Leiden University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 2 more

The Master’s programme in Philosophy at Leiden University is characterised by a firm integration of historical and systematic approaches in philosophy and an emphasis on studying primary philosophical texts. This constantly links both historical scholarship and current philosophical debates. [+]

The Master’s programme in Philosophy at Leiden University is characterised by a firm integration of historical and systematic approaches in philosophy and an emphasis on studying primary philosophical texts. This constantly links both historical scholarship and current philosophical debates. Specialisations Ethics and Politics History and Philosophy of the Sciences Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture Philosophy, Politics and Economics About the specialisations The specialisations Ethics and Politics, History and Philosophy of the Sciences, and Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture aim to give students a broad and deep knowledge of and insight into philosophy, a number of its branches, and their historical development. The programme is characterised by a firm integration of historical and systematic approaches in philosophy and an emphasis on studying primary philosophical texts. This constantly links both historical scholarship and current philosophical debates. The specialisation Philosophy, Politics and Economics has a distinctively interdisciplinary profile. The programme enables students to engage with issues in philosophy, politics, and economics at the cutting edge of these fields. It aims to draw sophisticated connections between social, political, and economic phenomena, using the methods of philosophical inquiry as tools for addressing these issues. 4 reasons to choose Philosophy at Leiden University The Leiden Institute for Philosophy offers a combination of Continental and analytical philosophy, which is an attractive feature for students searching for a confrontation of different types of philosophical method. The institute represents a wide range of research interests, enabling students (depending on the specialisation(s) to which they have been admitted)... [-]

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. [+]

Top Master of Art Programs in the Netherlands 2017. 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.... [-]

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. [+]

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 for ambitious musicians who want to develop... [-]

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 Master of Art Programs 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... [-]

Master in Arts & Culture: Design Cultures

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

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).... [-]


Master of Arts in Fashion Enterprise Creation

Amsterdam Fashion Institute
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

Our two year Master of Arts programme will prepare you to become a fashion entrepreneur by equipping you with all the skills you’ll need to operate your business which you will launch while studying on the programme. [+]

Top Master of Art Programs in the Netherlands 2017. Start your fashion business Our two year Master of Arts programme will prepare you to become a fashion entrepreneur by equipping you with all the skills you’ll need to operate your business which you will launch while studying on the programme. Be part of the second generation of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute’s MA FEC - visit our site here. The MA FEC at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute is intended for new, innovative, fashion entrepreneurs who want to start a fashion business. The programme will provide students with a strong foundation in business research, management expertise, and provide training in all the essential components needed to start and operate a successful fashion enterprise. Two years full-time study (four semesters) Register and operate your business while studying Unique fashion entrepreneurship programme in the Netherlands Collaborative module with London College of Fashion in year two Programme start September 2017 Tuition fees €8,500 per year Our programme has been successfully accredited by the NVAO. Applications for the September 2017 - 2019 programme must be sent in as soon as possible because when the course is full, the applications will be stopped. Course details The programme consists of 6 modules that form the building blocks to the final business plan at MA level divided into multiple learning tracks but promoting coherence. The business plan approach and the variety of subjects and themes enable the students to learn to think in a practically oriented, research based and... [-]

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. [+]

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 Europe and the Americas. It will provide... [-]

Master of Arts (MA) in Theology and Religious Studies (Research MA)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The focus of the Research Master's programme Religious Studies is on religious plurality in the Western world: differences within religions, differences between... [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Theology and Religious Studies (Research MA)

 

Language of instruction: English

Starts in: September

The focus of the Research Master's programme Religious Studies is on religious plurality in the Western world: differences within religions, differences between religions, and new phenomena such as radical individualisation that reshuffle the religious landscape. The programme not only studies official doctrines and established traditions and institutions, but also gives due attention to the whole spectrum of religious experience and practices in Western societies.

 

 

Curriculum

The Research Master's programme Religious Studies strives to integrate seminars, tutorials and research. Courses are related to the teaching staff's research, and students can join in research activities initiated by staff. They can specialise in a social science, literary or historical track, and can also choose to focus on a specific religion through electives and tutorials.... [-]


Master of Arts in Communication Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12  September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

MA - Master of Arts in Communication Studies (60 credits) [+]

Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Courses Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Courses (core) 24 credits / 12 courses Courses (GSCCSxxx) 12 credits / 6 courses Global Community Project 12 credits / 2 courses (optional) Electives 16 credits / 8 courses Electives 4 credits / 2 courses (in case of optional project) Thesis 8 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission... [-]

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. [+]

Top Master of Art Programs in the Netherlands 2017. 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... [-]

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. [-]

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 ... [+]

Top Master of Art Programs in the Netherlands 2017. 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... [-]