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!... [-]


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! ... [-]

MA in Language and Communication (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master in Cultural History of Modern Europe

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

In the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on modern history. Our programme offers you profound insight into the history of ideas and practices that form the identities of individuals, groups, and societies, including heritage and public history in international frameworks. [+]

Explore Europe’s history and culture from a global perspective

In the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on modern history. Our programme offers you profound insight into the history of ideas and practices that form the identities of individuals, groups, and societies, including heritage and public history in international frameworks. The programme content focuses on theories of modern cultural history, global perspectives on European civilisation, the politics of heritage and cultural memory, aspects of transnational history and postcolonial culture, global practices of citizenship, and the development of career-oriented academic competencies. We begin by looking at contemporary problems and discussions. This programme offers an English track and a Dutch track. The modules offered in these tracks are the same – only the language of instruction differs.... [-]


MA Media Studies: Digital Cultures

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

The master's program in Media Studies: Digital Cultures focuses on digital media and electronic technologies, and takes a close look at the effects they have on our current media landscape. You will investigate the ongoing transformations in media culture and develop the skills to participate in these innovations. [+]

Are you fascinated by digital media, especially social media? Would you like to investigate the new media landscape and understand its effects on society? Do you have your sights set on a career in the media world, with an emphasis on digital media and contemporary media practices? If so, Media Studies: Digital Cultures may be the right choice for you. The program combines theoretical reflection, research on user practices and basic media skills training. Using an interdisciplinary approach, media studies is integrated with political philosophy, philosophical aesthetics, history, and sociology of technology. This ensures that you develop the theoretical, analytical and practical skills that are essential to understanding and adapting to the ever-changing media world, whether you are working in a cultural organization, a broadcasting company, a commercial business or a governmental organization.... [-]


MA in Writing, Editing and Mediating

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12  September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

What makes a text a good or captivating text? How do you recognize repetitions, inconsistencies, faulty logic and other problems in texts? What does it take to guide a text from writer to reader? These and other questions are encountered in the unique one-year programme which focuses on all aspects of writing, editing, and publishing. You will improve your skills in writing and editing English [+]

What makes a text a good or captivating text? How do you recognize repetitions, inconsistencies, faulty logic and other problems in texts? What does it take to guide a text from writer to reader?

These and other questions are encountered in the unique one-year programme which focuses on all aspects of writing, editing, and publishing. You will improve your skills in writing and editing English texts. These skills include audience-centered writing and correcting written English. The programme is meant for graduates with a near-native command of the English language.

As a student of this programme, you will become aware of the different conventions, genres, and styles and how they appeal to various audiences. Also, you will learn to work authoritatively in the fields of writing, publishing, and editing. You will complete the programme with a placement period and a Master's thesis.The one-year Master's programme in Writing, Editing and Mediating is a specialization within the Master's degree in Literary Studies.... [-]


MA Classics and Ancient Civilisations (Research)

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

The Research Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilisations provides intensive and comprehensive training covering the entire range of present-day research on the civilisations of Greece and Rome and the Ancient Near East. [+]

The Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) programme at Leiden University covers the entire range of present-day research on the civilisations of Greece and Rome, Egypt and the Ancient Near East.

Choose from four specialisations

The research master's programme distinguishes itself from other similar master's programmes by consistently integrating Greek and Roman Antiquity, the world of the Hebrew Bible, ancient Judaism, emerging Christianity, Egypt (ancient, antique and late-antique) and the cuneiform cultures of Ancient Mesopotamia, within their broader context. The number of specialisations offered by the Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) programme is unparalleled.... [-]


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 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 Arts and Culture: International Dramaturgy

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 18  September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-and-a-half-year Dual Master's program International Dramaturgy aims to train future generations of dramaturges who can work across cultural, linguistic, social or national boundaries. [+]

The one-and-a-half-year Dual Master's program International Dramaturgy aims to train future generations of dramaturges who can work across cultural, linguistic, social or national boundaries.

Working in an international cultural and artistic sphere

Today, theatre and performance practice has increasingly moved towards international and intercultural collaborations, with festivals and performance venues hosting artists and groups from across the world. Dramaturges are therefore required to historize, interpret and translate across a broad range of cultural and artistic spheres. They are expected to demonstrate practical as well as theoretical skills to critically engage the potentials of encounters within cross-cultural performance production contexts.... [-]


MA – Master of Arts in Sports 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. [+]

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 Human Resource Management

Newcastle University Business School
Campus Full time August 2018 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... [+]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]