Masters Program in Natural Sciences in the Netherlands

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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.

Natural sciences are a scientific branch that deals with observations, understanding and predictions of natural phenomena. It is a diverse field and includes disciplines such as biological science, physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy.

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 Degree in Natural Sciences in the Netherlands

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Master of Molecular Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 30  September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen + 1 more

The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product [+]

Top Master's Programs in Natural Sciences in the Netherlands. For EU students Translating research into products The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product development, and because it integrates scientific and project management skills. In this way the course meets the needs of the actual work field. During your studies you gain extensive knowledge in the field and learn how to apply fundamental research to biotechnical product development such as vaccines, drugs, diagnostic tests biofuels and enzymes. Professional opportunities The biotech industry, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and research institutions are constantly in need of competent, goal-oriented and interdisciplinary professionals. Graduates of this Masters course are able to independently plan and execute short to medium-length projects. You will be employable in positions such as junior project leader and lab manager. Another option for you as a Masters graduate is to continue your academic career with a PhD project, preferably in applied research. Two-year course taught in English The Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is taught entirely in English. You can combine your work with study by taking this part-time two-year course. Master in Molecular Life Sciences Upon successful completion of the course, you will attain the title 'Master of Science'. Admission requirements You will be admitted to the course if you meet the following criteria: - You have a Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of Science or a Masters degree in molecular life sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology or a related field. - You have at least one year of practical experience in a molecular, cell biology or biochemistry laboratory setting. - Your knowledge and skills will be verified by a written test on molecular and cell biology and a telephone interview. Alternatively: - You are an international applicant with a different diploma (e.g. a technician's qualification from Germany). In this case, your qualifications will need to be evaluated as equivalent to a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in the HAN admission assessment. - In such cases, a minimum of three years’ work experience is advised before applying. High level of English To be eligible for enrolment you must be proficient in English, with the following minimum scores: TOEFL score 550 / IELTS score 6.0 / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency in English (CPE). Applicants enrolling via an admission assessment can demonstrate their language skills during the assessment. [-]

European Master in Renewable Energy

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The European Master in Renewable Energy is a programme offered at the School of Engineering of Hanze UAS in cooperation with EUREC, aimed at training post-graduate students to fill the gap between growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market. [+]

European Master in Renewable Energy: www.hanzegroningen.eu/mre * Tuition fees: EU/EEA: € 2,006 (per year)/ NON-EU/EEA: € 11,500 (full tuition fee). However, an EU student already holding a Dutch master's degree will pay €7,300, for the full programme. ​​​​Within the rapidly expanding European renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for more post-graduate trained staff specialised in renewable energy technology. Together with leading European Universities, EUREC has developed the European Master in Renewable Energy. Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), became member of the EUREC consortium and started this master programme in September 2012. Order our brochure now, or sign up for the open day.​ The aim of the European Master in Renewable Energy is to train post-graduate students to fill the gap between the growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market. By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European universities and companies involved in the renewable energy sector. The participating universities are all well-established in training and research and recognised internationally for their work in the field of renewable energy technology. ​ Programme overview Core The first semester the student will acquire a solid foundation in key renewable energy technologies and the socio-economic issues related to these. For the core the student can choose one of the following universities: Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands (English) Ecole des Mines de Paris, France (French) Zaragoza University, Spain (Spanish) Loughborough University, UK (English) Oldenburg Un iversity, Germany (English) Semester 2 - Specialisation The second semester will give students the opportunity to specialise in a chosen technology. The specialisations are taught in English. For the specialisation there are the following options: Sustainable Fuel Systems for Mobility Photovoltaics Wind Energy Grid Integration Solar Thermal Ocean Energy Thesis In the third semester each student will conduct a 6 month research project in a company or a research centre. This is done under supervision of a professor of the core, a professor of the specialisation and a supervisor from the project provider. For your final thesis placement it is possible to apply for an Erasmus placement grant. For general information about the Erasmus LLL programme, you can read this page. The participating universities are all well-established in training and research as well as being recognised at an international level for their work in the field of renewable energy technology. [-]

MSc in PLANET Europe

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

A Master's programme with a focus on the European dimension of spatial planning, spatial and environmental policy and regional economic development. [+]

Top Master's Programs in Natural Sciences in the Netherlands. The Master's programme on European spatial planning, environmental policies and regional development (PLANET Europe) - a two year joint Master's programme – is for aspiring planners wishing to address economic, environmental and spatial challenges in an international perspective. The programme PLANET Europe is a joint Master's Programme of Radboud University, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Cardiff University that prepares graduates for a career in strategic spatial planning in Europe, and is designed for students who would like to better understand the influences of the European Union and international developments on space, the environment and the economy and who would like to address large-scale spatial challenges such as climate change or transnational river management in their future careers. The programme allows a specialization on either European spatial planning and sustainable development or on European spatial planning and regional economic development and leads to an internationally-recognized double degree (MSc) from leading European planning schools. Partner universities - Cardiff University (Wales, United Kingdom) - Blekinge Institute of Technology (Karlskrona, Sweden) - Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) Multiple Master's degrees - Master of Science in Spatial Planning - Master of Science in Social and Political Sciences of the Environment - Master of Science in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies, and Regional Development Specialisations PLANET Europe is a collaborative programme taught over 2 years to a value of 120 ECs. You need to choose a specialization track during the application process: - European Spatial and Sustainable Development (RU/CU – track) - European Spatial and Regional Economic Development (RU/BTH – track) In both specialisations all students start with a comprehensive introduction on the European dimension of spatial planning and the spatial impacts of EU policies in semester 1 at Radboud University in The Netherlands. In semester 2 students either continue at Cardiff University in Cardiff on sustainable development in policy and practice, or they continue at BTH in Karlskrona with a semester on innovation and cohesion in the EU. In semester 3, students apply their knowledge to planning practice and receive further training on cross-national communication and presentation skills. Students complete their studies with an individual Master’s thesis on a topic of their choice under joint supervision from experts from two of the universities. Depending on the choice of track, students stay at Nijmegen, Cardiff, and Karlskrona during the last two semesters. ... [-]

MSc in Chemistry

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Our Chemistry Master’s programme, is closely associated with the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) and explores the properties of functional molecules and materials. [+]

The Chemistry Master's programme is closely related to the research of the institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) and the research is at the interface between chemistry, biology and physics.

Programme

The Master's programme in Chemistry aims at specialisation (major) in one of the following fields: Analytical Chemistry Applied Materials Science Biochemistry Bioinformatics Biomolecular Chemistry Bio Organic Chemistry Biophysical Chemistry Human and Environmental Risk Assessment Molecule and Biophysics Molecular and Laser Physics Molecular Materials Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology Protein Biophysics Scanning Probe Microscopy Solid State Chemistry Solid State NMR Supra Molecular Chemistry Synthetic Organic Chemistry Theoretical Chemistry ... [-]

MSc in Science

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The programme is at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics to discover the secrets behind man, molecules and materials. [+]

As a Master’s student in our Science programme, you will find yourself at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics as you work to discover the secrets behind man, molecule and materials.

Programme

The programme offers you considerable freedom to follow your own interests. At the start of the programme you will select one study area from the following options: Chemistry for Life Functional Genomics Neuroscience Particle and Astrophysics Physical Chemistry of Molecules and Materials Physics of Molecules and Materials

Within the area you can choose from several specialisations ranging from material science to neural networks and from neurobiology to organic chemistry and nanoscience.... [-]


MSc in Human Geography

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. [+]

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. Or, to put it simply, it is a study that observes the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment. Because it is an integrative discipline, Human Geography serves as an excellent platform for integrating knowledge from various related disciplines, such as Sociology, Psychology, International Relations, Economics, Business Administration and Development Studies.

Specialisations 

In addition to a specialisation which is fully tailored to your personal interests, you can choose one of the following specialisations which we already prepared for you: You can choose a specialisation of the Master’s in Human Geography that best reflects your interests: - Conflicts, Territories and Identities: You’ll come to understand the backgrounds and causes, the mental and physical borders related to (international) conflicts, war and terrorism as well the strategies and challenges organisations intervening in these conflicts deal with. - Cultural Geography and Tourism: Learn to understand and interpret advanced theories and practices of leisure and tourism and their influence on the social and physical environment. - Economic Geography: Study the role of regions as locations for economic activities. Focus on the meaning of local and global culture, and policy-making at various spatial levels. - Europe: Borders, Identity and Governance: Learn more about crucial geopolitical and social developments in Europe. Dive into current debates on issues related to sovereignty and identity, European mobility, the European internal market and cross-border cooperation. - Globalisation, Migration and Development: Investigate the effects of globalisation and migration processes on economies, societies and resources on different parts of the world. The main focus lies on the Global South and its interaction with the Global North. - Urban and Cultural Geography: Focus on how the city is represented and how city images emerge and are contested. You’ll study the hybrid nature and the daily struggles in urban life, cultural diversity and the political economy of the city. ... [-]


MSc in Physics and Astronomy

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The physicists and astronomers at Radboud University attract attention worldwide with spectacular discoveries - from the origin of cosmic particles to magnetism with light. [+]

The physicists and astronomers at Radboud University are internationally renowned. They attract attention worldwide with spectacular discoveries - from the origin of cosmic particles to magnetism with light. All lectures are enriched by the research carried out at the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP) and the Donders Centre for Neuroscience. And this is where the secret of good education lies, according to a recent evaluation by a commission of experts.

Specialisations

You are able to chose from three specialisations within this programme: Neuroscience/Neurophysics Particle and Astrophysics Physics of Molecules and Materials ... [-]

MSc in Biology

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

How do humans, animals and plants adapt to their environment? This question is central in the Radboud University Master’s programme in Biology. The biologists at the University are just as aware of ... [+]

How do humans, animals and plants adapt to their environment? This question is central in the Radboud University Master’s programme in Biology. The biologists at the University are just as aware of the larger whole – the ecosystems, river courses and populations – as they are of smaller building blocks such as cells, genes and pollen. In this way they are able to reveal nature’s fundamental mechanisms. Our top scientists will take you with them on their voyage of discovery.

Specialisations

The programme offers six specialisations: ul> Adaptive organisms Communities and Ecosystems Microbiology Water and Environment Double Degree programme in Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management Science in Society Science, Management and Innovation ... [-]

MSc in Behavioural Science (research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Master's in Behavioural Science distinguishes itself internationally by its multidisciplinary approach and the special laboratory facilities that are available for studying human behaviour. [+]

Why are there so many people called Dennis living in Denver, for example? And why does one person become addicted and not another? Behavioural scientists at Radboud University know the answers. The Master's in Behavioural Science distinguishes itself internationally by its multidisciplinary approach and the special laboratory facilities that are available for studying human behaviour.

Unique facilities

The Master’s programme is closely related to the research being carried out in the internationally renowned Behavioural Science Institute. This institute has several unique facilities for carrying out experimental research. One example is our Virtual Reality Laboratory where we can observe people’s (often unconscious) behaviour. In order to study the way in which addicts behave we have a Bar Lab. Our mobile lab is also unique. This EEG bus makes it possible for us to measure processes in the brain at specific locations like school, for example. Finally, we are able to use the new EEG, fMRI and MEG facilities of the Donders Institute for Neuroimaging. Of course you too – as a Master’s student – will be able to use these facilities to increase your capacity to manage new experimental research techniques.... [-]

MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. [+]

How do we learn language? How do we recognise faces? And how do we remember things? The human brain is fascinating and much still has to be discovered about it. This is why Cognitive Neuroscience has been called the discipline of the future. A discipline which - thanks to new brain imaging techniques - has made enormous progress. If you want to be in the front line of scientific research then Radboud University is the place to be. A concentration of top scientists from all over the world, combined with state-of-the-art technology, has resulted in an environment in which the brain is revealing it secrets.

Unique approach

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. It is precisely here – at the interface between disciplines – that discoveries are made that lead to new insights. This is the secret of our success and the reason for our excellent international reputation.... [-]

Master in Physics and Astronomy

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme in Physics and Astronomy provides you with plenty of opportunities to study and engage in groundbreaking fundamental research and its... [+]

Master in Physics

 

Physics and Astronomy is an indispensable part of modern society. Modern life would be entirely different without computer chips, lasers, MRI screening and all the other benefits of physics research. The Master’s programme in Physics provides you with plenty of opportunities to study and engage in groundbreaking fundamental research and its applications. Whether you are interested in physical processes within cells, creating artificial photosynthesis, astroparticle physics or testing fundamental symmetries at the atomic scale, the Master’s programme in Physics gives you the opportunities to deepen your knowledge and engage in groundbreaking fundamental research.... [-]


Master in Mathematics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme in Mathematics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam provides you with an opportunity to specialize in one area while further deepening your... [+]

Master in Mathematics

 

Mathematics is a vibrant, multifaceted and versatile field, in which the focus is on the study and development of techniques to tackle pure and applied mathematical questions. Often, the dividing line between theory and practice is merely an illusion. Mathematical theory, developed for a specific problem, often finds its way into unexpected  applications. This is the strength and beauty of mathematics, a discipline which is by definition infinite, and where new paths are always waiting to be explored. The Master’s programme in Mathematics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam provides you with an opportunity to specialize in one area while further deepening your mathematical knowledge in general.... [-]


Master in Hydrology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

Our International Hydrology Master's Programme is in English and requires two years of study to obtain the 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) that you... [+]

Master in Hydrology

 

Ensuring that there is enough water of good quality to satisfy the needs of the world’s growing population is a daunting challenge. Society needs hydrologists to manage the world’s water resources. In the Master’s programme in Hydrology, you will study the processes that regulate the quantity and quality of water as it passes through ecosystems, soils and rivers. We will provide you with a solid theoretical basis, combined with hydrological research in areas ranging from tropical Amazonia to the permafrost regions of Siberia. A Master of Science in Hydrology enables you to pursue a professional or scientific career in hydrology.

 

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Master in Environment and Resource Management

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme in Environment and Resource Management is organized by the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), which is one of... [+]

Master in Environment and Resource Management

 

The Master’s programme in Environment and Resource Management is organized by the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), which is one of Europe’s oldest and most respected research institutes in the environmental sciences. The IVM receives high evaluations for its excellent research quality by external quality reviews and also scores very well in a citation analysis of reviewed journal articles. Our research projects range from the analysis of local challenges such as funding environmental services to farmers, the use of civil juries to facilitate public participation in water management, adaptation to climate change in the Netherlands, national challenges such as greening the gross domestic product, to global challenges such as analysing international negotiations and North-South financial mechanisms. The primary aim of the Environment and Resource Management programme is to build a critical mass in key disciplines and research themes by training multi-disciplinary, independent and entrepreneurial researchers with a passion for combining excellence in science with societal engagement.... [-]


Master in Ecology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

As a master’s student you will study how nature works. Both an aim in itself and to develop the tools to predict and combat problems caused by pollution... [+]

Master in Ecology

 

Ecologists investigate the relationships between organisms and their environment. As a master’s student you will study how nature works. Both an aim in itself and to develop the tools to predict and combat problems caused by pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change. You will study Ecology from a plant, animal and systems perspective. Ecological processes are investigated from the molecular level on to the regional and global scale, where field observations and experiments are used to identify ecosystems’ patterns and functions.

 

 

Specializations

The Ecology and Evolution specialization is a combination of the former Ecology and Evolution programmes of both universities. The track offers the same package of courses to MSc students of both universities. This means that you will share classes and teachers with students from the other university. A unique opportunity to profit from the diversity in scientific expertise, teaching experience, research equipment and all other facilities the two universities can offer you. To participate in this programme you need to be registered as a MSc Ecology student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.The Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology is a new programme developed at  the VU and UvA operating in the multidisciplinary fields of Ecology, Analytical Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Human Health Sciences. To participate in this programme you need to be registered as a MSc Ecology student at VU Amsterdam.The Limnology and Oceanography (UvA) track is an existing programme at the UVA studying theBiology, Chemistry and Physics of freshwater ecosystems (Limnology) and marine ecosystems (Oceanography).To participate in this programme you need to be registered as a MSc Biological Sciences student at UvA University.... [-]