In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.
Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.
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.
Masters Program in Humanities and Social Sciences in the Netherlands
The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. [+]
The Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management is intended for development specialists working in organisations dealing with agricultural production, processing, marketing, quality control and logistics. Typically, such work will confront them with complex problems that require new thinking and new approaches - providing services on the basis of demand, for example, rather than on the basis of production. [+]
This Master of Teaching in Social Sciences programme enables participants to become teachers of social sciences by acquiring a first-class teaching qualification. You are then qualified to teach ... [+]
This master’s programme enables participants to become teachers of social sciences by acquiring a first-class teaching qualification. You are then qualified to teach social sciences in secondary schools and higher professional educational programmes at Universities of Applied Sciences.
The programme is full time for one year. However, it is also possible to complete this programme part-time if you are currently working in education or if you are offered a teaching position while studying. Language of instruction is Dutch.
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Our Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences is unique in the Netherlands, offering an interdisciplinary approach by integrating the different perspectives offered by social psychology, sociology, organization sciences and methodology to the study of human social behavior. During this two-year English-taught Master of Science program, you will follow state-of-the-art courses, led by the best researchers in the field... [+]
The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. [+]
The Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience -Specialized in Cognitive Neuroscience aims at understanding the neural basis of human cognition, perception and behaviour using the most ... [+]
Research Master (MSc) in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
The research master’s (Master of Science) programme in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience is a two-year programme that offers five specialisations. The five specialisations are: Cognitive Neuroscience, Fundamental Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Psychopathology and Neuroeconomics. This interfacultary programme (Psychology; Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Business and Economics) is designed for excellent students who want to continue their studies at a graduate school that prepares them for a career in the field of research. The programme is internationally oriented and all courses are given in English.... [-]
The Master’s in Political Science gives you a thorough, broad-based training in social and political science methodology. This involves the application and... [+]
Master in Political Science: Comparative and European Politics
Following the masters’ programme of Political ScienceDuring the one-year masters’ programme Political Science: Comparative and European Politics, you will develop new insights about the European Union and European politics. You will do this by examining the scientific researches about the different developments within the Union. You will also become acquainted with recent research in this field and you will learn the most important research traditions and perspectives on politics. You will research politics in Europe to prepare for your thesis.
The Master’s in Political Science gives you a thorough, broad-based training in social and political science methodology. This involves the application and practical use of a variety of political research methods within the traditions of positive theory development and critical theory.Above all, the programme aims to enable our students to critically examine political issues at a high level of conceptual abstraction and to carry out in-depth academic theoretical and empirical research on a political topic in a globalizing context. To this end, the programme familiarizes you with a broad range of theories and approaches that serve both explanatory and critical objectives.The Master’s in Political Science is a one-year full-time programme, taught entirely in English. It has a workload of 60 ECTS credits and features four specialization streams.... [-]
The two-year Master's programme in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the two Research Master's degrees in Literary Studies and in Arts and Culture [+]
Research Master Literary and Cultural Studies
The two-year Master's programme in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the two Research Master's degrees in Literary Studies and in Arts and Culture.The programme in Literary and Cultural Studies provides you with an advanced investigation of the arts. You will focus specifically on the role the arts play in processes of cultural change. Also, you will study arts and culture in general and specialize in one of these art forms: literature, film, theatre, music, and multimedia forms.The programme has a multi-disciplinary approach. You will study the arts from perspectives such as history, philosophy and sociology. In addition, the programme is closely related to the multidisciplinary research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG).Specific requirements for international students... [-]
The programme analyses political behaviour, ideas, events and institutions with an emphasis on power relations. [+]
The Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world [+]
If you would like to specialise further in Spanish literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes: [+]
Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in Spanish literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)
If you would like to specialise further in Spanish linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)
Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]
The programme in Digital Media Technology focuses on enabling technologies for digital media systems, including technologies for analysing media, generating interactive media, processing and coding, optimising wired and wireless transfer, and distributing digital 3D contents. [+]
MLS - Master in Liberal Studies (60 credits) [+]
The Master’s degree in Communication for international relations (MICRI) trains communications professionals with specific training leading to work opportunities in the international field, in public or private organisations. [+]
The programme has a competency based, hands-on approach. As part of a team, you will design communication strategies for clients needing results. Academic achievement is not enough to be successful in this programme. You will have to prove yourself as a creative problem solver, able to measure up to professional standards as well as academic excellence. [+]