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Top MSc Programs in the Netherlands 2019/2020

Students who pursue a Master of Science or Master of Arts degree may enjoy enhanced career prospects and better earning potential. Master’s degrees require more advanced study than undergraduate degrees and may be required before entering a doctorate program.

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Netherlands Maritime University

The Part-time Master of Science Shipping and Transport is a management program designed for maritime professionals who wish to combine their career with further higher ed ... [+]

Objective

The Part-time Master of Science Shipping and Transport program offers you a combination of extensive knowledge and skills training, enabling you to fulfill management positions in the shipping and transport industry. As a participant in the program, you will be exposed to a multidisciplinary view on maritime, port, transport and logistics issues and complex management problems. The part-time program is specifically tailored to ambitious professionals who wish to combine their career with further higher education.

Program Structure

The Part-time program has a total duration of two years and three months. It consists of four core modules with various courses, and a final module that is dedicated to thesis research. You will have classes twice a week during evening hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 PM). Every five to six weeks a full day on Friday is scheduled for excursions and hands-on training, such as management games and simulator exercises.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
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English
Part time
27 months
Campus
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MEL Erasmus Center for Maritime Economics & Logistics

The MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) aims at fast-tracking promising young professionals into tomorrow’s leaders in business and government. The programme pr ... [+]

The programme reflects MEL’s holistic and integrated approach to addressing the complex interconnectedness of global maritime supply chains. In addition to the MEL courses, the programme places substantial emphasis on methodology and analytical skill development. Also the MEL thesis plays a large part in the curriculum.

MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) aims at fast-tracking promising young professionals into tomorrow’s leaders in business and government. The programme prepares experts with modern economic and management tools for efficient decision-making, providing them at the same time with methods, concepts, and theories to enable them to understand and analyse, in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, the complexities of global maritime supply chains. In this way, MEL graduates are expected to be able to act and make decisions, with managerial style and determination, under complex and uncertain conditions, in a global economic and social environment.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
October 2019
English
Full time
Part time
12 - 24 months
Campus
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University of Twente

As a student in Purchasing and Supply Management, you directly benefit from our leading position in research. You will not only get into contact with latest trends in pra ... [+]

As a student in Purchasing and Supply Management, you directly benefit from our leading position in research. You will not only get into contact with latest trends in practice but will also be confronted with inspiring research. Studying at the University of Twente enables you to make a difference in firms. What is Purchasing & Supply Management?

A typical industrial firm in Europe spends about 60% of its turnover on supplies. This figure indicates that Purchasing is important and, to stay competitive, firms need to manage their supply effectively. Effective management of a firm’s supplies is the responsibility of Purchasing and Supply managers: they search, select, contract and eventually manage suppliers to ensure the supply of materials and services that a firm needs.... [-]

Netherlands Enschede
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English
Full time
1 year
Campus
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Amsterdam University of the Arts - Academy of Architecture

Cities are an inexhaustible source of inspiration and fascination, made by human hands. During the Master in Urbanism at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, you will l ... [+]

Overview

Cities are an inexhaustible source of inspiration and fascination, made by human hands. During the Master in Urbanism at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, you will learn to understand the city in all its complexity and often improbable scale, to make smart strategic development proposals for its future and to make both functional andt attractive design proposals for actual places in the city.

As urban planner, you can translate the desires of citizens, entrepreneurs, and administrators, and the abstract analyses, theories and stories of sociologists, economists, town and country planners, traffic engineers and similar disciplines into concrete and meaningful spatial design proposals; for the street, neighbourhood, district, city and urban region. Furthermore, you will be supplied with all the tools at the Academy to develop into a central and connecting person in the building of the city and to become a versatile and authentic professional.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
English
Full time
4 years
Campus
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EIT RawMaterials EMC

The triple degree Master European Mining Course (EMC) covers every aspect of the life cycle of mineral resources. It is a Master programme designed to provide a solid und ... [+]

Awarded the EIT Label in 2017

The Challenge

With a growing world population and increasing global welfare, the demand for most metals and minerals is increasing. At the same time, metal and material markets are not always predictable and ore grades are decreasing over time, making the challenge to identify and extract resources within economies of scale even more complex. Adding to this complexity, awareness of environmental issues is also growing and the world expects resources to be extracted in a responsible manner. It will be up to the mining engineer of the future to operate successfully in this challenging environment.

Due to the rapid evolution of the raw materials sector, mining engineers will be expected to have a command of vital innovation and entrepreneurial competencies and skills with a deep understanding of sustainability to address these challenges. The exposure to internationally-and culturally-diverse environments has also become an appealing and desired quality, as globalization is increasingly relevant in all industries, including the mining sector and its extensive supply chains.... [-]

Netherlands Delft
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2 years
Campus
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Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

The MSc in International Tourism Management, offered in partnership with the University of Brighton (UK), offers an innovative and visionary approach to the study of tour ... [+]

The MSc in International Tourism Management, offered in partnership with the University of Brighton (UK), offers an innovative and visionary approach to the study of tourism as both economic and social phenomena. Our view is that tourism has become an integral part of history, culture and economies for many regions of the world. This has had a powerful influence on identity, representation and business environments in developed as well as less developing nations.

On a global scale, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) forecasts an increase in the number of international arrivals in the region of 1.6 billion by the year 2020. As such the industry needs people who understand the significance, complexity and dynamics of a diverse evolving, developing and growing sector.... [-]

English
Full time
Part time
1 - 6 years
Campus
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Eindhoven University of Technology

Operations form the base of every organization, whether in manufacturing, service or non-profit industries. Operations Management & Logistics is a multidisciplinary f ... [+]

Base of organizations

Operations form the base of every organization, whether in manufacturing, service or non-profit industries. Operations Management & Logistics is a multidisciplinary field that comprises disciplines such as product development, quality management, logistics, information systems and human resource management. Operations extend from the performance management of a group of design engineers or building in quality-feedback loops to the precise prediction of production and delivery performance. Supply chain management and the design of information architectures for e-business are also part of operations management.

The Master’s degree program provides theory, tools, and techniques for the management of operations. You will apply the knowledge that you gain during the program in the various projects, in which you will learn what it means to carry out your own research. You will learn how to analyze the current operational performance of an organization, how to explain it in terms of quality, cost and time, and how to improve this performance by redesigning business processes.... [-]

Netherlands Eindhoven
September 2019
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Health Economics programme provides you with the concepts and techniques needed to face the sector’s challenges in the 21st century. ... [+]

Does reading about the rapidly rising costs of health care make you want to do something about it? Would you like to apply economic and quantitative skills to achieve this? The Health Economics programme provides you with the concepts and techniques needed to face the sector’s challenges in the 21st century.

You will gain insight in the peculiarities of a sector where the supply side (doctors) is not driven by maximising profits and the value of the demanded good, health, is subject of debate. Get ready to discuss issues such as:

How can we address problems caused by rising medical costs and population aging? How can we benefit optimally from advances in medical technology? How far should solidarity go and where does personal responsibility start? Is this the right choice for you? ... [-]
Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
English
Full time
1 year
Campus
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Fontys University of Applied Sciences

The urban designer's core competence is the ability to design spatial conditions facilitating diverse and dynamic urban programs and urban conditions with respect for the ... [+]

What to expect from us

The educational concept of this Master program is unique; education in concurrency with employment in a professional practice. This concurrent education offers students experience and education beyond the school curriculum, essential to their professional formation as urban designers. Additionally, the Academy itself is a laboratory for spatial assignments from real stakeholders. Our tutors are professionals from a variety of disciplines, but all with a strong relation to practice. The Design Studio is the heart of the master program. In the studio students are trained to apply all kinds of skills and methods towards ever more convincing synthetic design proposals for complex spatial problems. The studio assignments are invariably related to the complexity of contemporary societies and will engage social, cultural, political, economic and technological parameters.... [-]

Netherlands Eindhoven Tilburg Venlo
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English
Part time
48 months
Campus
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HAN University of Applied Sciences

In this master track, you will focus on becoming an authority on modeling and smart distributed Systems. ... [+]

Overview

In this master track, you will focus on becoming an authority on modeling and smart distributed Systems. You will learn to design and implement architectures for distributed embedded systems, innovation services, and advanced algorithms to solve complex tasks. Students will learn to model and validate complex non-linear systems with multiple inputs and outputs using UML and/or SysML, black box modeling and system identification. Students will learn how to create a digital feedback controller for a linear physical system and to apply control strategies. You will learn to model and validate systems with multiple inputs and outputs using both white box modeling and system identification. You focus on control applications used in industry.... [-]

Netherlands Arnhem
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English
Full time
Part time
18 - 36 years
Campus
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RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University

M.Sc. Management and Engineering in Structural Engineering and Risk Management of Industrial Facilities (MME-CONSTRUCT) provides an industrial engineering Master's degree ... [+]

New Program in Cooperation with MSM Maastricht School of Management

Expected Start in Winter Semester 2018/19 Graduates with the expertise to understand both the art of management and the complexities of engineering processes are increasingly sought after in today's industrial world.

M.Sc. Management and Engineering in Structural Engineering and Risk Management of Industrial Facilities (MME-CONSTRUCT) caters to this demand in providing an industrial engineering Master's degree program that will give you the choice and the flexibility to work in two increasingly interlinked fields: at the interface of technology and economics. The need for continuous education and specialization is inevitable for professionals looking for career development and stability. Such professional engineers specialized in the field of industrial facilities are lacking, especially in developing countries. M.Sc. MME-CONSTRUCT is a new international interdisciplinary Master's degree course in the field of civil engineering focusing on structural engineering and risk management of industrial facilities.Therefore it covers both technical and socioeconomic aspects.... [-]

English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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Maastricht University, ICIS

Sustainable development – reconciling society’s developmental goals with the planet’s environmental limits over the long term – has emerged as one of the central challeng ... [+]

Maastricht University – Faculty of Science and Engineering

International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS).

Sustainable development – reconciling society’s developmental goals with the planet’s environmental limits over the long term – has emerged as one of the central challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. Sustainability science and policy requires a long-term perspective and system’s thinking in order to understand the dynamic interconnections between the environment, economy and society. There is an urgent need for scholars and professionals who are trained in interdisciplinary and integrative approaches towards sustainable development, enabling them to assess and deal with the complexity involved from a system’s perspective. This master programme will create a unique opportunity for students to specialize in sustainability science and policy, and especially in sustainability assessment, through an interdisciplinary curriculum in an international ambience.... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
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Full time
1 year
Campus
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Maastricht University, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Ever wondered where plastics will come from after oil runs out? Is it possible to produce functional materials and plastics from biological resources? Can novel sustainab ... [+]

Ever wondered where plastics will come from after oil runs out? Is it possible to produce functional materials and plastics from biological resources? Can novel sustainable materials be produced based on the molecular structures available in nature?

In the master biobased materials, we will provide you with the knowledge and competencies to deal with these challenges.

Biobased: sustainable materials with possibly completely new properties

Planet Earth is running out of fossil fuels. Alternative resources for materials and plastics need to be found and developed. A new generation of scientists is required to discover novel materials and sustainable production methods making use of biological resources. This provides an opportunity for the development of novel materials with completely new material properties. This program prepares you for a career in research, development, production, and application of bio-based materials to aid in the transition towards a more sustainable and biobased economy.... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
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Full time
2 years
Campus
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Maastricht University, Campus Venlo

The Master in Health Food Innovation Management prepares students to understand the process of innovation in the food and beverage industry, with a specific focus on impr ... [+]

MSc in Health Food Innovation Management

The Master in Health Food Innovation Management prepares students to understand the process of innovation in the food and beverage industry, with a specific focus on improving consumer health and healthy eating behaviour. Through a multidisciplinary learning approach, students will be prepared to help transfer health science aspects into sound new product and marketing concepts.

The programme will be offered at the Maastricht University satellite location in Venlo, under the responsibility of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.

The Master in Health Food Innovation Management is a two-year, full-time programme taught in English.... [-]

Netherlands Venlo
September 2019
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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International Business School the Hague

This program offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science. It will help you understand how theoretical insights apply to r ... [+]

Master – International Relations and Diplomacy

The International Business School, The Hague (I.B.S.H.) in The Netherlands offers a Master of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy. The two-year (120 ECTS) Master Program in International Relations and Diplomacy offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science. The program offers special graduate education and training in international diplomacy and negotiation and is aimed at people who want to work in international relations between countries or as international officers in multinational companies. We offer a unique combination of theoretical training, practical exercises, and professional internship positions. ... [-]

Netherlands The Hague
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Full time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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