M.A. in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands

Top Masters of Arts in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands 2017

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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.

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Masters of Arts in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands

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MA in Middle Eastern Studies

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

Islamic State, the refugees from Syria, Israel and Palestine, the Middle East is daily news. Are you interested and do you want to know more about this fascinating region? Choose the Master Middle East Studies in Groningen ! [+]

Top MA Programs in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. Islamic State, the refugees from Syria, Israel and Palestine, the Middle East is daily news. Are you interested and do you want to know more about this fascinating region? Choose the Master Middle East Studies in Groningen! Middle Eastern Studies in Groningen emphasizes current developments in the Middle East. You will study four core themes: history, politics, culture and religion. There are three specializations in the first semester: Conflict, International Organizations, and Research Seminar. The second semester is for internship in the Middle East or for a tutorial. You conclude your studies with writing a Master's thesis. What do we offer you? Prevailing views about recent conflicts in the Middle East with focus on Jihadism and the war in Syria. Understanding the role of the United Nations and the Arab League in the Middle East. Cultural approaches to the Middle East in film and literature. Our students are working in ministries and embassies, in businesses and NGOs, in the media and refugee organizations. Programme: 1 year Programme options Master's Honours Programme (honours program) 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) A placement during this Master is most recommended. You will decide which placement is best... [-]

MA in European Literatures and Cultures

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

Welcome to the Master's track in European Literatures and Cultures. Based on cutting-edge research in literary studies, this unique and innovative literature programme is international in scope and comprises several modern European languages. [+]

Welcome to the Master's track in European Literatures and Cultures. Based on cutting-edge research in literary studies, this unique and innovative literature programme is international in scope and comprises several modern European languages. The Master's track in European Literatures and Cultures is located at the Department of European Languages and Cultures. This international, interdisciplinary and multilingual environment offers excellent opportunities for research and immerses them in vibrant networks of experts across different European countries and languages such as English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. The Master's track in European Literatures and Cultures provides you with academic skills and approaches that will prepare you to operate as a cultural expert wherever texts are involved: in the media, in institutions and in networks. Each course builds on a theoretical foundation, but at the same time trains your research skills and ability to communicate with a range of different audiences. Besides, students may choose one or two interdisciplinary seminars in literature which are team-taught by experts from different fields. Examples of such interdisciplinary courses include: 'Literature and Conflict' and 'Modernist Geographies.' Programme options Frisian Literature (specialization) French Literature (specialization) German Literature (specialization) Italian Literature (specialization) Russian Literature (specialization) Spanish Literature (specialization) Swedish Literature (specialization) Master's Honours Programme (honours program) 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... [-]

MA in English Literature and Culture

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

Literary study is socially relevant: from the medieval to the modern, it maps the forces which divide and unite people. English is the global language of cultural exchange and experiment. [+]

Top MA Programs in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. Literary study is socially relevant: from the medieval to the modern, it maps the forces which divide and unite people. English is the global language of cultural exchange and experiment. The themes of conflict and co-operation are at the core of the Master's track in English Literature and Culture, a programme that allows students a broad choice from a range of modules drawing on the full historical and geographical sweep of literatures in English. It is a key tenet of the track that the academic study of English literature can be used to reflect on the ways that people - as individuals and as groups - interact with one another, and that it provides a catalyst for insight into contemporary social debates. Literature captures the separation and the solidarity of its writers and audiences in a manner particular to itself: it is a multidisciplinary practice that is as various as the texts it studies. The programme's core themes of conflict and co-operation take their inspiration from a paths in the Dutch National Research Agenda which was established by a coalition of academic and business organisations (including the Confederation of Netherlands Industry & Employers, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). It is also linked to sustainable society, a research priority of the university. Programme options Master's Honours Programme (honours program) The Master's Honours Programme is a 15ECTS interdisciplinary course especially for students who want to get more from their studies by focusing... [-]

MA in Literary Studies

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

Are you interested in the study of literature? Investigate our tracks to see the courses we offer. [+]

Are you interested in the study of literature? Investigate our tracks to see the courses we offer. The one-year Master's degree in Literary Studies offers three tracks: In the track in European Literatures and Cultures you study the arts and literature of Europe. You will explore subjects such as the impact of globalization on European literature; and the shifting of world views within European art. You will focus on the language and culture you studied as a Bachelor's student. The track in English Literature and Culture explores English literary classics and new works of English literature in their cultural context. As a student of this programme, you can draw from the full historical and geographical sweep of literatures in the English language. In the Writing, Editing and Mediating track you focus on all aspects of writing, editing and publishing. You will improve your English writing and editing skills. In addition, you will learn to help others in their writing process. The track is meant for graduates with a near-native command of the English language. Programme options Writing, Editing and Mediating (WEM) (track) 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? Working with texts in a professional setting involves a special set of skills. The Writing, Editing and Mediating Master's track (often abbreviated to WEM), offers students a choice of courses that focus on non-fiction... [-]

MA/MSc in Linguistics: Language and Communication Technologies (Double Degree Programme)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

The track in Language and Communication Technologies combines Theoretical Linguistics and Computer Science. You will study language technology in a multi-lingual setting. [+]

Top MA Programs in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. How do we cope with the information overload of modern media? What is the best way to collect data in a multilingual environment? Find out in this international Double Degree track. The track in Language and Communication Technologies combines Theoretical Linguistics and Computer Science. You will study language technology in a multi-lingual setting. The two-year training is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundus programme. The first year you will start in Groningen. You will finish the track with a stay at one of our partner universities in the second year. After completing the programme, you will receive two Master's degrees: a degree in Linguistics in Groningen and a second Master's degree depending on the partner university you chose to stay at. The track consists of compulsory and optional courses. In this way, you can design the programme to fit your interests. In addition, you will do a research project and write a Master's thesis. Language and Communication Technologies is an Erasmus Mundus programme. Programme options Master's placement (specialization) During this Master's track, you can follow a placement for 10 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. Master's Honours Programme (honours program) The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies. It is a... [-]

MA in Clinical Linguistics

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24  September 2018 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

How is language stored in the brain? What effects can brain damage have on our ability to use language? And why do some children have difficulty learning language? Find it out in this track. [+]

How is language stored in the brain? What effects can brain damage have on our ability to use language? And why do some children have difficulty learning language? Find it out in this track. The two-year international Research Master's track in Clinical Linguistics is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundus programme in Clinical Linguistics, EMCL+. EMCL+ is an integrated two-year Master's programme offered jointly by a consortium of the Universities of Groningen (NL), Potsdam (DE) and Eastern Finland (FI) and 15 associated partners from the academic, R&D, and clinical sector, finishing with a joint Msc degree from the three institutions. It is a full-time interdisciplinary and transnational university programme at the Masters level, providing integrated training in neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and clinical linguistics. The regular study period is 24 months. It consists of 4 semesters; 3 teaching semesters and a fourth semester to finish the internship and masters thesis. After finishing this track you will receive a joint degree. Programme schedule Courses year 1 Courses year 2 Study abroad Study abroad is required Maximum of 90 EC 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 speech and language pathology, linguistics, biomedical sciences, psychology or language impairment. reference letter No further information written request No further information other admission requirements Students must be willing to... [-]

MA in Linguistics (research)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

Language is a central topic in cognitive science, computer science and the study of human behaviour. The research tracks of Linguistics study these fields in depth. [+]

Top MA Programs in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. Language is a central topic in cognitive science, computer science and the study of human behaviour. The research tracks of Linguistics study these fields in depth. Language can be studied in many ways. You can, for example analyse texts or computer corpora, listen to people speak, or measure properties of sound waves in the lab. You can choose from: Language and Cognition Clinical Linguistics (EMCL+) Language and Communication Technologies All research tracks are taught in English. Programme options Clinical Linguistics (EMCL+) (track) How is language stored in the brain? What effects can brain damage have on our ability to use language? And why do some children have difficulty learning language? Find it out in this track. The two-year international Research Master's track in Clinical Linguistics is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundus programme in Clinical Linguistics, EMCL+. EMCL+ is an integrated two-year Master's programme offered jointly by a consortium of the Universities of Groningen (NL), Potsdam (DE) and Eastern Finland (FI) and 15 associated partners from the academic, R&D, and clinical sector, finishing with a joint Msc degree from the three institutions. It is a full-time interdisciplinary and transnational university programme at the Masters level, providing integrated training in neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and clinical linguistics. The regular study period is 24 months. It consists of 4 semesters; 3 teaching semesters and a fourth semester to finish the internship and masters thesis. After finishing this track you will receive a joint degree. Most... [-]

MA in European Linguistics

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

European Linguistics is a one-year Master's track of the MA Linguistics which is based on the strengths of the Groningen linguistics sections. [+]

How is language constructed and which aspects can be distinguished and studied? How are these aspects realized in different language families and specific languages? European Linguistics is a one-year Master's track of the MA Linguistics which is based on the strengths of the Groningen linguistics sections. It gives students a broad and attractive, but coherent and cohesive, range of options, oriented along the following approaches: Empirical investigation of the structure of the European languages, with focus on synchronic and diachronic variation Theoretical study of syntax, semantics, morphology, and phonology/phonetics Use of a variety of data (native speaker intuitions, corpus data, language acquisition data) and methods The track focuses on language with all its complexities. The main focus is how to make sense of complex data in order to be able to study the structure, variation, change, and development of language, so as to obtain a better understanding of the human language faculty. It covers the principal subfields of linguistic study (sound, structure, meaning), and offers plenty of opportunity for students to focus on a particular language or language family (working with specialists in different modern European languages) or to pursue their interests in general linguistics. Programme options Master's Honours Programme (honours program) 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... [-]

MA in Linguistics

University of Groningen
Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 2 more

This Master's programme focuses on the human language ability. You will study language acquisition, the structure of language and its characteristics, or language disorders. [+]

Top MA Programs in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. This Master's programme focuses on the human language ability. You will study language acquisition, the structure of language and its characteristics, or language disorders. The programme in Linguistics takes one year. You will choose one of four tracks: Neurolinguistics Applied Linguistics European Linguistics Multilingualism Neurolinguistics focuses on the relationship between language and the brain. You will study language disorders such as aphasia, developmental language disorders and dyslexia. The track in Applied Linguistics focuses on the process of learning and using a second language. This track is taught in English. European Linguistics teaches you how language is constructed and what aspects can be distinguished and studied. To study this, you may choose any European language in which you have received a Bachelor's degree. The Multilingualism Master's track is unique in combining teaching of many societal, individual, educational, cultural and historical aspects of multilingualism with a practical, research-driven approach. You will finish your Master's programme by writing a thesis. Programme options Applied Linguistics (TEFL) (track) Unique Master's track in second language learning and teaching theories (L2). Master's Honours Programme (honours program) 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. Study abroad Study abroad is optional Tuition fees Nationality Year Fee Programme... [-]

MA in Modern History and International Relations

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

Are you a talented student and interested in modern history and international relations? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this track is exactly what you are looking for. [+]

Are you a talented student and interested in modern history and international relations? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this track is exactly what you are looking for. You can take the Master's track in Modern History and International Relations as a strack within the Research Master's degree programme in History or the Research Master's degree programme in International Relations. The two-year Master's track in Modern History and International Relations teaches you to carry out independent academic research in the fields of modern history and international relations. You will explore recent developments in these fields and study relevant theoretical and methodological backgrounds. You will learn about subjects such as international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration. As a student of this programme you work in small groups and are supervised by highly qualified researchers. The programme is closely related to the research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) and the N.W. Posthumus Institute. Programme options Modern History (specialization) History of Politics and Governance Urban and Regional Social and Economic History History of Cultural Identity International Relations (specialization) International Security and Theory of International Organizations International Political Economy European Co-operation and Integration International Order and Global Governance Master's Honours Programme (honours program) 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... [-]

MA in International Relations (research)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

The Research Master's degree in International Relations consists of the two-year Master's track in Modern History and International Relations. You can also take this track as a specialisation of the Master's degree programme in History (research). [+]

Top MA Programs in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. Are you a talented student and interested in modern history and international relations? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this programme is exactly what you are looking for. The Research Master's degree in International Relations consists of the two-year Master's track in Modern History and International Relations. You can also take this track as a specialisation of the Master's degree programme in History (research). This programme teaches you to carry out independent academic research and to explore recent developments in the field of modern history and international relations. You will study relevant theoretical and methodological backgrounds as well. In addition, the programme includes subjects such as international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration. As a student of this programme you will work in small groups and are supervised by highly qualified researchers. The programme is closely related to the research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) and the N.W. Posthumus Institute. Programme options Modern History and International Relations (track) Are you a talented student and interested in modern history and international relations? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this track is exactly what you are looking for. You can take the Master's track in Modern History and International Relations as a specialization within the Research Master's degree in History or the Research Master's degree in International Relations. The two-year Master's track... [-]

MA in International Humanitarian Action

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

The 120 ECTS Joint Master's Programme in International Humanitarian Action is an inter-university multidisciplinary masterprogramme that provides high quality academic education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the area of humanitarian action. [+]

What are the dominant issues in humanitarian action? What is the so-called aid industry? And can professionalization prevent dependence on aid? Find out in this programme. The 120 ECTS Joint Master's Programme in International Humanitarian Action is an inter-university multidisciplinary masterprogramme that provides high quality academic education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the area of humanitarian action. The programme is offered by 8 European universities in the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, Malta, France and Poland. These universities are united in the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA). The students can follow the regional training programmes (3rd semester) in various global universities. Interdisciplinary, multicultural and multilingual taching and training by interfaculty members, a combination of in-house experts and field-experienced quest lecturers. In this programme you will learn to evaluate humanitarian emergencies. You will study the causes of conflicts and different coping strategies for conflicts and disasters, assess intervention and reconstruction programmes. Also, you will acquire practical skills such as management skills and cross-cultural communication skills. Graduates have the capacity to act at all levels of humanitarian relief operations and to function in a variety of ways to enhance professional delivery of assistance and sustainable actions. Programme options International Humanitarian Action (track) What are the dominant issues in humanitarian action? What is the so-called aid industry? And can professionalization prevent dependence on aid? Find out in this programme. The 120 ECTS Joint Master's Programme in International Humanitarian Action is an inter-university multidisciplinary masterprogramme that provides high... [-]

MA in International Relations: International Security

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

International Security, a track of the master International Relations, is aimed at issues of power politics and international order, peace and war, and strategy and diplomacy. Its main focus is the phenomenon of, and theoretical reflection on, 'violence' in its broader context. [+]

Top MA Programs in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. How do actors relate to each other and their natural environment in terms of threats and vulnerabilities? When and how is violence organized? How can possible conflicts be prevented or solved? International Security, a track of the master International Relations, is aimed at issues of power politics and international order, peace and war, and strategy and diplomacy. Its main focus is the phenomenon of, and theoretical reflection on, 'violence' in its broader context. Traditionally, attention for warfare and political violence, i.e. military security, has dominated the study of International Security. They still form the central issues. But especially after the Cold War other concerns occupy the agenda, such as environmental security (about climate change or industrial hazards), societal security (about group identities) and economic security (about welfare and development). These different types of concerns have their own meaning when studying the causes of violent conflict, its prevention and management, and conflict resolution and reconciliation. Methodologically, the study of International Security has profited from the so-called constructivist turn in International Relations. In addition to traditional analyses new approaches have emerged, most notably Critical Security Studies, the Copenhagen School, and the Risk Society approach. Programme 1 year The Master's degree programme International Relations is 60 ECTS. The basic element is the module Advanced Theory of International Relations. This module must be followed by all students. You choose two research seminars (at least one of which in International Security) and a Capita International Security, all... [-]

MA in International Relations: Global Governance

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

Global governance relates to the ways in which order is established, maintained and transformed in the global sphere. The study of global governance addresses the problem of how 'orders of governance' are constituted and operated in contemporary and historical settings. [+]

Global governance relates to the ways in which order is established, maintained and transformed in the global sphere. The study of global governance addresses the problem of how 'orders of governance' are constituted and operated in contemporary and historical settings. In this track, order is understood as the outcome of particular ways of managing, organizing and governing global political spaces which can no longer be understood in terms of the absence of an overarching authority. It involves the interaction between interests expressed by governments and international institutions, as well as the role of non-state actors. Historical, constructivist, and post-structuralist methodologies are applied to interpret the interplay between a broad array of dynamic public, private and transnational interests in creating order in the world. Programme 1 year This track within the Master's degree programme International Relations is 60 ECTS. The basic element is the module Advanced Theory of International Relations. This module must be followed by all students. You choose two research seminars (at least one of which in Global Governance) and you will follow a Capita Global Governance, all in your first semester. During your second semester, you will write a Master thesis (in the field of Global Governance) and you will do an internship. Programme options Master's placement (specialization) A placement is a recognised component of this Master's track. You can propose yourself at what organisation you would like to do a placement and where necessary the programme can advise you. Click the link above to find examples of... [-]

MA in International Relations: European Integration

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

European Integration is one of six tracks within the Master's degree in International Relations. [+]

Top MA Programs in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. What does the future hold for the European Union? Are its founding ideals of peace and prosperity strong enough to overcome public distrust about further integration? Find out in this programme. European Integration is one of six tracks within the Master's degree in International Relations. European integration is a unique phenomenon. Nowhere else in the world have national states decided to a such a far-reaching form of cooperation and 'pooling' of resources as has been the case within the framework of the present-day European Union. Despite the problems the EU is facing nowadays, the economies and currencies, and to a certain extent also the political and social systems of the member countries, have become 'Europeanised' to a considerable extent. This fascinating development is studied in the specialization European Integration in Groningen. Programme 1 year This track within the Master's degree programme International Relations is 60 ECTS. The basic element is the module Advanced Theory of International Relations. This module must be followed by all students. You choose two research seminars (at least one of which in European Integration) and a Capita European Integration, all in your first semester. During your second semester, you will write a Master thesis (in the field of European Integration) and you will do an internship. Programme options Master's placement (specialization) A placement is a recognised component of this Master's track. You can propose yourself at what organisation you would like to do a placement and where necessary... [-]