University of Groningen

Introduction

University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is a top 100 research university with a global outlook. We are currently ranked 80th on the Times Higher Education ranking and offer over 30 English-taught Bachelor's programmes and over 125 Master's programmes. Founded in 1614, the university is one of the oldest research universities in the Netherlands. We are a truly international university, with over 30,000 students and 6,000 international students from over 120 different nationalities.

Academy Building

Why choose Groningen?

Top-quality education: the University of Groningen offers a varied range of interesting, highly regarded degree programmes. As a student, you will receive high-quality supervision and have many options to choose from. The University of Groningen has been awarded the ‘Best Traditional University in the Netherlands’ quality label.

Top-notch research: we are among the top research universities in Europe. In 2016, our professor Ben Feringa won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The University carries out ground-breaking and socially relevant research and our research builds bridges between disciplines.

Vibrant student life: Groningen is a vibrant student city. Its population has the lowest average age in the Netherlands. One in four of the 200.000 inhabitants is a student. Students can be seen everywhere: studying in the park, enjoying the nightlife and working various part-time jobs. Groningen is a safe and green city to live in and was chosen as one of the happiest cities in Europe.

400 years of reputation: The University of Groningen has a rich history and an excellent reputation. Many very talented people in a variety of disciplines have studied or worked at the university during the 400 years of its existence, including four Nobel Prize winners, the first female University student in the Netherlands, the first female lecturer, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

Truly international: We are known for our large international community. Nearly 6,000 international students study in Groningen annually from over 120 countries. Living in Groningen without speaking Dutch is not a problem; you will be able to order food, shop for clothes and even take sport classes in English. The University of Groningen has strong international connections, which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. We also offer several unique international Master’s programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.

Bachelor's programmes

We offer over 30 English-taught Bachelor's programmes. Nine of our Bachelor's programmes have been awarded the "Top Degree Programme" quality label.

Master’s programmes

At the moment the University of Groningen offers over 125 English-taught Master's programmes, 18 of which are rated as “Top Rated Programme” in the Netherlands.

Faculties

Research and education at the University of Groningen are organized within 11 different faculties. These faculties are:

Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Spatial Sciences
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Science and Engineering
University College Groningen
Campus Fryslân

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Programmes

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Master

Master in East Asian Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The master's programme East Asian Studies (one year, 60 ECTS) is a specialization within the Master's Degree in International Relations. It focuses on the political economy of contemporary East Asia, in particular the political economies of China, Japan and Korea. Students will be able to participate in courses taught by historians, economists, experts in international relations or law, and guest-speakers. They will gain knowledge on the top-three economies in East Asia and develop oral, written and research skills to analyze developments from a regional and global perspective. [+]

East Asia is the foremost dynamic region in the world. The University of Groningen offers a new International Relations Master's programme, focusing on East Asian states and markets, politics and economics, nationalism and internationalism. All studied from a contemporary perspective. How can we explain the dynamism and growth of East Asia? What are the opportunities and impediments for trade and investment? What could be said about national attitudes towards international cooperation, integration and globalization? The master's programme East Asian Studies (one year, 60 ECTS) is a specialization within the Master's Degree in International Relations. It focuses on the political economy of contemporary East Asia, in particular the political economies of China, Japan and Korea. Students will be able to participate in courses taught by historians, economists, experts in international relations or law, and guest-speakers. They will gain knowledge on the top-three economies in East Asia and develop oral, written and research skills to analyze developments from a regional and global perspective. Study abroad - For an average of 10 weeks - Maximum of 10 EC The University of Groningen has study centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Osaka and offers multi-faculty exchange programmes with various partner universities in China, Korea and Japan (max. 10 ECTS). Students can also propose a work placement in this programme (10 ECTS or approximately 2 months), for instance in a private sector company, international organization, embassy or NGO related to, or situated in East Asia. Previous Education - Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and International Organization... [-]

Master in Euroculture

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Euroculture is an interdisciplinary master's focusing on the key challenges of contemporary Europe. Its strengths are a job-oriented approach and training in substantive research skills. [+]

The master's specialization Euroculture is a unique, interdisciplinary and international programme consisting of 4 semesters (120 ECTS) and offered by a Consortium (8 European and 4 non-European universities). The status “Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence" was granted to the programme by the European Commission in 2005 and again in 2011 thereby confirming the programme's outstanding quality. In 2015, Euroculture was, for the 4th time in a row, considered to be a "top" Master Programme by Keuzegids, an independent Dutch guide ranking university Programmes. In fact, the Keuzegids considered the Euroculture programme to be the best European Studies Master programme in the Netherlands. The mission of the programme is to provide graduates with the following: - a deep understanding of European identity, civil society, the ongoing European unification process in itself, its cultural and social dynamics and the consequences for its citizens and the wider world; - the ability to identify and problematise what Europe, and the EU, represents for its citizens and for the wider world. For more detailed information about the programme please visit the consortium website. [-]

Research Master's Programme Economics and Business

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Are you interested in high end research in the field of Economics and Business? Are you ready for an intellectual challenge? Then this is the programme for you. [+]

Research Master's Programme Economics and Business

Are you interested in high end research in the field of Economics and Business? Are you ready for an intellectual challenge? Then this is the programme for you.

The Research Master's degree in Economics and Business is a two-year programme and is open to bright and ambitious students.

This programme provides you with a thorough basis in academic research in the fields of Economics and Business. The aim of the programme is to qualify you for a career in research. Therefore, there is a strong focus on scientific and academic skills. You can choose from six different profiles:

1) Economics, Econometrics & Finance2) Marketing3) Global Economics & Management4) Operations Management and Operations Research5) Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour6) Innovation & Organization... [-]


Research Master Literary and Cultural Studies

Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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... [-]


Research Master Modern History and International Relations

Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

You can take the Master's programme in Modern History and International Relations as a specialization within the Research Master's degree in History or the Research Master's degree in [+]

Research Master Modern History and International Relations

 

You can take the Master's programme 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 programme 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. ... [-]


MSc

MSc Artificial Intelligence

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

What is intelligent behaviour? How can robots communicate with each other? How to design a system that negotiates? In this programme you will learn how to design and implement intelligent systems. Humans and animals are important sources of inspiration in this area. [+]

MSc Artificial Intelligence

What is intelligent behaviour? How can robots communicate with each other? How to design a system that negotiates? In this programme you will learn how to design and implement intelligent systems. Humans and animals are important sources of inspiration in this area.

The Master’s programme Artificial Intelligence (AI) focuses on the development of intelligent systems. The core topics in this master are autonomous perceptive systems, cognitive robotics and multi-agent systems.

 

Systems that can operate and carry out missions independently

Autonomous systems are systems that can operate and carry out missions independently, for example robots driving around on the moon taking samples and collecting information. Even in unpredictable surroundings these robots respond with a certain intelligence and take decisions about what to do. At the University of Groningen we concentrate on autonomous perceptive systems, i.e. robots that can find and read a sign in an unknown environment or systems that detect verbal aggression from the complex sounds of busy streets. While traditional AI focuses on cognition and reasoning as isolated abilties, we strongly believe in perception as an active behavior which is seamlessly integrated into general cognition.... [-]


MSc Chemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How can I make a flexible and cheap solar cell out of organic molecules? Can I build a car engine on a molecular level? How do I make a colour television that can be folded up? These are a few of the fascinating questions you will encounter as a chemist in Groningen. [+]

MSc Chemistry

How can I make a flexible and cheap solar cell out of organic molecules? Can I build a car engine on a molecular level? How do I make a colour television that can be folded up? These are a few of the fascinating questions you will encounter as a chemist in Groningen. Following the Master’s degree programme in Chemistry at the University of Groningen means studying in an internationally highly respected research environment, usually with a cross-disciplinary approach.

The research programme of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Groningen is embedded in the Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials and  the Stratingh Institute, which are officially recognized national centre of leading research in materials science in the Netherlands.... [-]


MSc Computing Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How can we develop secure and robust software? How can we teach computers to see? How can we visualize the glut of information available in all fields of business and science today? How can we make our software easily adaptable to new tasks? How do we improve learning by computers? [+]

MSc Computing Science

How can we develop secure and robust software? How can we teach computers to see? How can we visualize the glut of information available in all fields of business and science today? How can we make our software easily adaptable to new tasks? How do we improve learning by computers?

The Master’s programme in Computing Science in Groningen deals with both theoretical and practical aspects of computing, in particular in the area of Distributed Systems, Software Engineering, Intelligent Systems, Computational Science and Visualization. In most courses, a combination of lectures dealing with the theory and practical sessions is used. Apart from core computer science skills, mathematics and research methodology are also important.... [-]


MSc Ecology and Evolution

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Will the otter be able to recover? How do plants settle in new areas? Why do geese always travel south at exactly the same time? How do different species of plants and animals live together in a habitat? [+]

MSc Ecology and Evolution

Will the otter be able to recover? How do plants settle in new areas? Why do geese always travel south at exactly the same time? How do different species of plants and animals live together in a habitat?

During this two-year Master’s programme you will gain insight into the living organism in relation to its environment. Ecology is an internationally oriented field and the degree programme has a strong focus on research. You will therefore conduct one or two independent research projects in your field.

 

Study Programme

You decide the focus of your study programme: you can specialize in plants or animals, focus more on evolution, include more theory or more field work. It’s up to you.... [-]


MSc Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

When and why should governments help companies that are in trouble because of the global financial crisis? In this programme you will learn to assess different strategies to handle economic problems. [+]

MSc Economics

When and why should governments help companies that are in trouble because of the global financial crisis? In this programme you will learn to assess different strategies to handle economic problems.

The objective of the programme is to teach you economic theories at a high analytical level. An additional goal is to familiarize you with the application of theory and research methods on economic practice and policy. Such a combination of rigorous academic thinking with practical application is essential for any professional active in the field of economics policy or research.

The focus of the programme is on up-to-date economic theories of industrial organization and monetary economics. Other areas within the field of economics are covered as well. You will learn about the influence of economic factors on society and how economic theory can be applied to interpret and analyse economic problems. You will complete this degree by writing a thesis to prove your ability in conducting economic research.... [-]


MSc Educational Sciences: Communication and Deafblindness

Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Master's degree in Communication and Deafblindness is a unique programme during which you acquire theoretical and methodological skills. These skills will enable you to analyse communication in situations that are specific to the field of deafblindness. You will learn to apply this knowledge in the contexts of research and intervention. [+]

MSc Educational Sciences: Communication and Deafblindness

Would you like to analyse and improve the communication possibilities of deafblind people? Then this is the programme for you.

The Master's degree in Communication and Deafblindness is a unique programme during which you acquire theoretical and methodological skills. These skills will enable you to analyse communication in situations that are specific to the field of deafblindness. You will learn to apply this knowledge in the contexts of research and intervention. The programme is especially interesting for those who are already working as professionals and who would like to expand their basic knowledge and research skills.... [-]


MSc Educational Sciences: Evidence-based Education

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How can we use research evidence to inform educational practice? What factors at the macro, meso and micro levels of the educational system determine the success of educational interventions? [+]

The Master's track 'Evidence-Based Education' aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of how educational research can contribute to the development of effective educational innovations and to the improvement of the quality of education. We strive for education that promotes the academic, meta-cognitive, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes of all students, regardless of their background characteristics and learning abilities. Stable educational improvement can only occur if there is a solid knowledge base to feed educational practice, from macro (e.g., policy), meso (e.g., school organization) to micro levels (e.g., classroom processes). Bridging the gap between research and educational practice requires graduates that can understand, assess and generate solid evidence, and can translate these insights into educational initiatives that are fully responsive to the societal issues and contexts in which they are embedded. http://www.rug.nl/masters/evidence-based-education/ [-]

MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

What are the solutions to the environmental issues on a global scale, like climate change, sustainable development and the greenhouse effect? What alternative sources of energy do we need to explore or make available for use? [+]

MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences

What are the solutions to the environmental issues on a global scale, like climate change, sustainable development and the greenhouse effect? What alternative sources of energy do we need to explore or make available for use?

The Master’s degree programme in Energy and Environmental Sciences focuses on the large-scale issues and tries to contribute to possible solutions to the environmental problems.  

 

Study Programme

You can choose from two specializations:

    System studies on Energy and Environment- with a strong design-orientated, systems approach character based in natural sciences. What are the possibilities for a sustainable future for a region, a country or the world as a whole? What characterizes the optimal transition routes towards a sustainable future?     Experimental studies of Energy and Climate - linked to an experimental, energy-related research programme. It covers a range of topics such as the carbon cycle in atmosphere and ocean, gas combustion studies, polymer solar cells, and biofuels technology. Teaching is highly modern and active student participation as well as the development of more general (communication) skills are essential in many courses. ... [-]

MSc Environmental and Infrastructure Planning

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Do you wonder about how cities and urban regions can become more sustainable and liveable? How to design innovative policy solutions for pressing environmental, water and road infrastructure problems? Then the international Master's programme in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning will fit you well. [+]

The programme is unique in integrating three elements: (1) the analysis of urban and regional planning strategies and governance approaches for highly dynamic and complex situations, (2) international comparative research and learning, and (3) a focus on environmental, water and infrastructure related challenges. Bringing these elements together, you will examine policy programs for flood resilient cities, integrated road infrastructure solutions and tools for more environmental friendly urban en regional development. You will be part of an international classroom with students originating from different regions across the globe, some of them having experience in planning practice already. Our dedicated staff will challenge you to rethinking real life planning problems by integrating concepts like self-organization, adaptive capacity and transition management. Through a mix of interactive teaching methods you will strengthen your collaboration and communication skills, and your ability to work and think independently. Development Planning and Infrastructure Management (Double Degree) (specialization) An internationally acknowledged educational program in the field of Development Planning and Infrastructure Management: Dealing with new policy principles like decentralisation, ppp and fragmentation in planning and development practice in Indonesia; International exposure for planning students and policy practitioners; An established partnership between highly regarded universities: ITB and RUG Water and Coastal Management (Double Degree) (specialization) [-]

MSc Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

What is the best way for companies to invest? How can they attract capital? And what does it take to manage funds? Finance specialists know the answers. [+]

MSc Finance

What is the best way for companies to invest? How can they attract capital? And what does it take to manage funds? Finance specialists know the answers.

A Master's degree in Finance provides you with broad expertise in the financial and economic aspects of business economics. You learn to understand and solve complex financial problems with which companies and institutions have to deal.

Choose Finance if you feel at home in a challenging, global and ever-changing environment and if you want to put your analytical expertise into practice.

As a student in Finance you acquire both academic and professional skills. You will learn to collect and analyse data; plan and design research projects and write academic texts. In addition you will develop professional skills such as giving public presentations, working in teams and building computer models for business decisions.... [-]


MSc Human Resource Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How do you train and motivate employees? What is excellent leadership? And how do you create teams that ensure great performance? Human Resource Managers tackle these questions. [+]

MSc Human Resource Management

How do you train and motivate employees? What is excellent leadership? And how do you create teams that ensure great performance? Human Resource Managers tackle these questions.

In the one-year Master's degree programme in Human Resource Management (HRM) you learn to accomplish organizational goals by matching tasks, roles and positions with a company's strategy and environment. Also, you learn about traditional fields of personnel management such as recruitment, selection and training.

As a student of HRM you will explore HRM policies and practices. You learn to anticipate changes which affect the management of work and people within an organization. These can be internal and external changes. Therefore topics such as technological development, internationalization of business and changing legislations are of interest as well. Also, you learn to function within different management teams.... [-]


MSc in Applied Mathematics

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

Applied Mathematics is concerned with the development and exploitation of mathematical tools for the analysis and control of technological problems. [+]

Introduction Why does one car have more air resistance than another? How can a satellite be kept in an orbit around the earth? Applied mathematicians provide the necessary theoretical background to such questions. Applied Mathematics is concerned with the development and exploitation of mathematical tools for the analysis and control of technological problems. Mathematical modelling of the problem at hand plays a basic role, followed by (numerical) analysis and (computer) simulation. Interaction with other disciplines and with specialists in the fields of application is essential. Two specialisations Systems and control This specialisation deals with the mathematics behind designing stable controllers for satellites, purification plants or more general technical processes. Questions that arise include: is it possible to suppress perturbations in a system? Or, how can one stabilize and control a system without causing shocks? Computational science and numerical mathematics This specialisation emphasizes modelling, analysis and the simulation of fluid flow problems. Although the applications can be quite diverse, the basic mathematical methods are much the same. If you are capable of computing the flow of air, you are able to predict the weather, and to design cars and aeroplanes. People who can simulate the flow of water can build ships, harbours and dikes. Programme options Computational Science and Numerical Mathematics (specialization) This specialisation emphasises modelling, analysis and the simulation of fluid flow problems. Courses offered in this specialisation cover subjects like Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Engineering, and Boundary Layers in Fluid Dynamics. Systems and Control (specialization) This specialisation deals with... [-]

MSc in Applied Physics

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

The Master's degree programme in Applied Physics offers an excellent combination of fundamental research on the one hand, and an open eye to possible industrial applications on the other. [+]

Introduction The Master's degree programme in Applied Physics offers an excellent combination of fundamental research on the one hand, and an open eye to possible industrial applications on the other. The department accommodates excellent teaching and research facilities. Teaching and research are closely related. The research programme of the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Groningen is embedded in the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, which belongs to the Times Higher Education top 10 of best materials research institutes in the world. Most of the research is carried out in the same building that accommodates the teaching facilities. The international environment of the programme, and especially within the research groups, is inspiring and challenging. The Master's degree programme in Applied Physics is open to students who already have a solid background in physics or applied physics, and who are eager to expand their knowledge and experience to obtain a Master's degree in a modern applied physics research environment. The programme focuses on materials engineering and device physics. Programme options Advanced Materials (track) The degree programme Applied Physics is a separate programme and participates in the track Advanced Materials of the Physics and Chemistry master degree programmes. HTSM Honours Master (honours program) This Master's degree programme gives access to the additional, highly selective, High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) Honours Master. The HTSM Honours Master is organized in cooperation with Philips and other major industry partners. 2-year programme; credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS. Study... [-]

MSc in Artificial Intelligence

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

What is intelligent behaviour? How can computers recognize faces and objects? In this programme you will learn how to design and implement intelligent systems. [+]

Introduction What is intelligent behaviour? How can computers recognize faces and objects? In this programme you will learn how to design and implement intelligent systems. The core topics in the Master's programme Artificial Intelligence are: autonomous perceptive systems, cognitive robotics and multi-agent systems. Autonomous Systems A robot taking samples and collecting information on the moon is an example of an autonomous system. It operates and carries out missions independently. Regardless of its surroundings, it responds with a certain intelligence. While traditional AI focuses on cognition and reasoning as isolated abilities, we strongly believe in perception as an active behavior, which is integrated into general cognition. Cognitive Robotics The courses taught in the area of cognitive robotics are related to research in social robotics, to the origin of robotic communication and to the way in which robots recognize movement. Research is conducted at the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering Institute. Multi-agent Systems When a team of robots play football they have to communicate and cooperate with each other. This is an example of a multi-agent system. When designing these systems, techniques from computing science and logic are combined with knowledge about the interaction amongst humans and animals. Programme options Multi-Agent Systems (specialization) Computational Intelligence and Robotics (specialization) HTSM Honours Master (honours program) This Master's degree programme gives access to the additional, highly selective, High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) Honours Master. The HTSM Honours Master is organized in cooperation with Philips and other major industry partners. 2-year programme; credits per year:... [-]

MSc in Astronomy

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

A Master's degree in Astronomy is a gateway into a wide world of science and technology. [+]

Introduction A Master's degree in Astronomy is a gateway into a wide world of science and technology. Students are trained by astronomers from the world-renowned Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, a centre leading in astronomical research on galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, star and planet formation, neutron stars and black holes. The two-year curriculum of the Master's degree can be tailored according to your own interests and capabilities. The wide range of options include the possibility to focus on observational astronomy, theoretical astronomy, astronomical instrumentation and informatics, data science or astronomy teaching. Dutch Astronomy graduates in general, and Kapteyn graduates in particular, have excellent career prospects, within and outside of science. The Master's programme in Groningen is ranked as a top-degree in the Netherlands (by the 'Keuzegids'). Facilities are being ranked as outstanding, while the quality of the lecturers, the research component as well as the preparation for the professional field through e.g. internships are ranked as very good. To enable students to gain additional experience in business and economics as well as to follow a company internship, the special Master's profile 'Business and Policy' has been designed. We have two scholarship available of €10.000,- per year for talented international students, offered by the Research School for Astronomy (NOVA). Programme options Theoretical and Observational Astronomy (specialization) The Theoretical and Observational Astronomy master is jointly organized with Physics and Mathematics in the Quantum Universe track. It comprises 60 ECTS of coursework. 20 ECTS are spent on Advanced Astrophysics, and 20 ECTS are spent... [-]

MSc in Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (research)

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

Are you interested in the basis of consciousness, the mechanisms of learning or the genetics of behaviour? In this programme you study the brain, cognition and behaviour from different perspectives. [+]

Introduction Are you interested in the basis of consciousness, the mechanisms of learning or the genetics of behaviour? In this programme you study the brain, cognition and behaviour from different perspectives. The main focus of this Research Master is to train students to become independent researchers. For this purpose, a large proportion of the programme is devoted to two research projects in which the students are embedded in successful research groups to conduct their own research. The programme offers three tracks: Animal and Human Behaviour (B-track); Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Modelling (C-track); Molecular and Clinical Neuroscience (N-track). You will become an expert in one of these fields. However, because of the integrated courses and links between these tracks you will also get a unique and truly multi-disciplinary training. The BCN Research Master is one of the the best Neuroscience MSc programmes of the Netherlands (Keuzegids Masters 2015/Dutch Higher Education Guide 2015). Admission to the programme is highly selective and based on the applicants academic credentials as well as motivation. Every application is screened by the Admissions Board. Programme options Animal and Human Behavioural Neurosciences (B-track) (specialization) Designed for students who are familiar with the basic theoretical foundations of behavioural research. They follow the "four why's" of the evolution, function, causation and development of behavior. Thorough evolutionary insight is necessary for guiding the causal analysis of behaviour, just as we can not understand its evolution without physiological knowledge. Hence we link the functional and physiological analysis of behavior. This holds also... [-]

MSc in Biology

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

Would you like a tailor-made programme in Biology? Or do you like to design your programme at the crossroad of different Biology domains? If so, Biology in Groningen is your Master's programme. [+]

Introduction Would you like a tailor-made programme in Biology? Or do you like to design your programme at the crossroad of different Biology domains? If so, Biology in Groningen is your Master's programme. Students with a broad interest in biology are able to design a tailor-made programme under the guidance of a staff member who will coach the student throughout their master's programme. Nowadays the most exciting discoveries are often made using a multidisciplinary approach. As a student you will be closely involved with our research, which is organised within the internationally recognized Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES). We offer research in a unique diversity of Biological areas. As a student you are offered the opportunity to combine different areas of biology - such as Ecology and Evolution, Marine Biology, Neurosciences, Biomedical Sciences, and Molecular Biology - in their Master's degree programme. Specialisation Behaviour and Neurosciences In addition, the degree programme also offers you the possibility to specialise in a combination of two specific terrains of expertise in biology: Behaviour and Neurosciences. This specialisation focuses on the factors that affect behaviour in humans and animals. We offer unique facilities to study a wide array of animal models, including insects, fish, rodents, birds, and humans. Science, Business & Policy (track) Interested in the policy or business side of science? We offer a Science, Business & Policy profile. This profile combines a six-month research training with a six-month internship related to the application of scientific insights in business, policy or... [-]

MSc in Business Administration

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Would you like to gain the knowledge and skills required to deal with complex problems in management? Then you should choose one of the specializations of this degree. [+]

MSc in Business Administration

Would you like to gain the knowledge and skills required to deal with complex problems in management? Then you should choose one of the specializations of this degree.

In the Master's Degree in Business Administration you learn to deal with complex management issues. There are four tracks that all specialize in one particular area of business administration:

    Change Managemen     Organizational & Management Control     Small Business & Entrepreneurship     Strategic Innovation Management

The programme is intended for students with an academic background in Business, Management, Finance or Marketing.

Each specialization has high academic standards and is research oriented. Therefore, all your lecturers are researchers. You will work intensively in small groups. Occasionally, a guest lecturer from a company is invited to speak about their expert experiences in the world of business administration. All specializations are internationally orientated.... [-]


MSc in Chemical Engineering

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

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Groningen are the home of 2016 Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa, who has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on a light-driven rotary molecular motor. [+]

Introduction Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Groningen are the home of 2016 Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa, who has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on a light-driven rotary molecular motor. How can you design a slow-release drug system and produce it in sufficient amounts? How can we make biodiesel from the Jatropha plant? How can we use waste products for pharmaceutical purposes? These are some of the interesting questions you will be able to answer once you have completed the Master's degree programme in Chemical Engineering in Groningen. Groningen offers a Master's degree programme for students who already have a solid background in chemistry, and who are eager to expand their knowledge and experience. The two-year programme offers four specialisations, besides a core programme (compulsory for every student): Advanced Process Technology Bio-based Products Industrial Catalysts Polymeric Products The first three specialisations focus on product sectors, whereas Advanced Process Technology is the one specialisation which focuses on process technology. In the core programme you will deal with themes such as interfacial engineering, bio-based products, polymer products and advanced product engineering. Your research project takes place in one of our research groups, including the Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials. The Zernike Institute is ranked in the Times Higher Education's Top 10 of world's best institutes in materials science. The institute is dedicated to a cross-disciplinary approach; in many research groups physicists and chemists work closely together. Programme options Advanced Process Technology (specialization) Bio-based Products (specialization) Industrial Catalysts (specialization)... [-]

MSc in Cultural Geography: Tourism Geography and Planning

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Leeuwarden

Tourism as a socio-cultural and spatial phenomenon has become a major constituent of flows of people at different geographical scales. Tourism geography and planning explores the interactions amongst tourists, visitors, and inhabitants in and with places. [+]

Tourism as a socio-cultural and spatial phenomenon has become a major constituent of flows of people at different geographical scales. Tourism geography and planning explores the interactions amongst tourists, visitors, and inhabitants in and with places. What effects does tourism have on places visited and on the inhabitants of those places? How are tourism destinations socio-culturally and spatially constructed? How do tourists influence and experience spaces, places and cultures? How can regional identities be used in tourism planning, and which role(s) can tourism play in regional development? These questions will be critically explored in the Masters Track Tourism Geography & Planning. This Track is part of the Masters Programme Cultural Geography which focuses on how place attachment, local qualities and regional identities influence spatial behavior and perceived quality of life of people and places. The courses are taught in Leeuwarden at RUG/Campus Fryslân. In this Track, the Faculty of Spatial Sciences collaborates with the School of Tourism Management at Stenden University of Applied Sciences. Tourism Geography & Planning offers international, place-based, critical and research-oriented perspectives. It will equip graduates with socio-cultural, spatial and planning theories, up-to-date research methods, and relevant practices about tourism and places. Programme Fieldwork Cultural Geography Place, Regions & Identities Tourism Planning & Practice Cross-cultural Spatial Behaviour in Tourism Nature, Landscape & Heritage Master Thesis Qualitative Research Methods Tourism & Regional Development Social Impact Assessment Admission requirements Language test English on VWO level Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (A, B or C) Cambridge Certificate in Advanced... [-]

MSc Industrial Engineering and Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How can you design a fraud-resistant, electronic toll collection system? How can an automobile production plant minimize production costs without compromising on quality and safety? How can you design a new complex consumer product (e.g. cosmetics, food, pharmaceutical formulations) and implement it in an existing production facility? [+]

MSc Industrial Management and Engineering

How can you design a fraud-resistant, electronic toll collection system? How can an automobile production plant minimize production costs without compromising on quality and safety? How can you design a new complex consumer product (e.g. cosmetics, food, pharmaceutical formulations) and implement it in an existing production facility?

These are typical questions that an Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) engineer can address. In a progressively technological society, IEM engineers will increasingly become leaders of technological innovations and design.

The IEM Master’s degree programme focuses on learning how to deal with practical problems in business and how to obtain solutions driven by a technical and scientific design perspective. The general aim of the IEM Master’s programme is to train engineers to acquire a thorough overview of all primary and secondary business processes, especially with respect to the design of a technological product or process.... [-]


MSc in Ecology and Evolution

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

The Top Programme Evolutionary Biology is part of the Master's programme in Ecology and Evolution. It provides an optimal preparation for excelling students pursuing a career in academic research. [+]

Introduction The Top Programme Evolutionary Biology is part of the Master's programme in Ecology and Evolution. It provides an optimal preparation for excelling students pursuing a career in academic research. As a student of the Top Programme you will be involved with research within the Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences that harbours research groups of international excellence. The hallmark of the programme is to explore the interface between ecology and evolution. In line with the mission of GELIFES, the programme also strives to integrate mechanistic 'proximate' approaches (how does a biological system function?) with evolutionary 'ultimate' approaches (why does the system function the way it does?). Research projects can be found in a broad variety of areas, ranging from community ecology to evolutionary medicine, and from behavioural ecology to evolutionary genetics. Research can be conducted in the field or in the lab and theoretically as well as experimentally. Since the Top Programme is highly demanding and challenging, only the top 10-15% of a cohort can be admitted. During these projects, students are fully embedded in a research group where they work on their own research questions. The label 'Top Master' programme to a limited number of selective, international programmes that are strongly research oriented and specifically designed to provide an optimal preparation for a subsequent PhD project and eventually a career in academic research. We also offer the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Programme in Evolutionary Biology (MEME; www.evobio.eu), which is a joint initiative of the universities of Groningen, Montpellier... [-]

MSc in Human-Machine Communication

Campus 24  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden

The Master's degree programme in Human-Machine Communication (HMC) focuses on Cognitive Science and its applications. [+]

Introduction How can we model human task performance? How do our brains combine visual and auditory information? What is the ideal interface for a tired air traffic controller? The Master's degree programme in Human-Machine Communication (HMC) focuses on Cognitive Science and its applications. By knowing more about cognition you can for example improve the communication between humans and complex computer systems, use language and speech technology or develop simulation models of users. HMC provides you with insights into human cognition and teaches you to use this knowledge in applied settings, such as tutoring systems, speech technology and human-computer interaction. Two questions form the basis for this programme: How does human cognition work? How can we use this knowledge in applied settings? To answer these questions, you have to know how humans perform specific tasks and how this performance limits and affects task performance. How do humans acquire new skills and how do they learn to adapt to a new task? It is important to know in which way information is transferred; the most natural way of human communication is language. But what about machines? Maybe keyboards, choice menus or multi-touch are more suitable. Programme options Cognitive Engineering (specialization) Cognitive Language Modelling (specialization) Cognitive Modelling (specialization) Computational Cognitive Neuroscience (specialization) HTSM Honours Master (honours program) This Master's degree programme gives access to the additional, highly selective, High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) Honours Master. The HTSM Honours Master is organized in cooperation with Philips and other major industry partners. 2-year programme;... [-]

MSc in Marine Biology

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

The two-year Master's degree programme in Marine Biology focuses on life in our planet's seas and oceans. Whether you are interested in biological oceanography, conservation of marine mammals, or coastal marine ecology, there are plenty of opportunities: you can design your own study programme to fit your personal preferences. [+]

Introduction How does increasing temperatures affect whales and seals? How does overfishing influence marine food-webs? How do we restore and protect the Wadden Sea? The two-year Master's degree programme in Marine Biology focuses on life in our planet's seas and oceans. Whether you are interested in biological oceanography, conservation of marine mammals, or coastal marine ecology, there are plenty of opportunities: you can design your own study programme to fit your personal preferences. Our flexible Master's degree programme is open for all students with a bachelor in biology. It includes a number of newly developed master courses which are jointly taught by several research groups in Marine Biology at the University of Groningen, and in close co-operation with the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Texel, Yerseke). The programme is strongly research oriented. You will conduct research under the supervision of experienced scientists. We offer you the experience of working on projects all over the world. For example, our students have studied fish behaviour in Lake Victoria, east central Africa. Programme options Science, Business & Policy (profile) Interested in the business side of science? You can combine this Master's programme with the Science Business & Policy profile. The SBP profile includes a six-month internship as a scientific advisor. Research profile (profile) 2-year programme; credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS. We offer students a series of introductory and specialised courses in Marine sciences (20-30 ECTS). The courses will facilitate students from various backgrounds to successfully obtain a... [-]

MSc in Mathematics and Science Education and Communication

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

The Master's degree programme in Mathematics and Science Education and Communication is a flexible, two-year program, with two specializations you can choose from: Education and Communication [+]

Introduction How does the world of science connect with the worlds of education and society? How do teachers bridge science and education? How is science and its processes communicated in the media? What is the role of informal institutions in shaping the public's understanding of science? If you are interested in these questions then this programme is for you! We aim to bridge the gap between those who know science, those who teach science, and those who communicate science. The programme builds upon an international network of existing institutional links, teaching and research experience, and a well-established Master's degree program offered in Dutch for the past 14 years. The international programme will provide you with a solid foundation in the science, theory, and practice of innovative teaching and effective communication in science and mathematics. The Master's degree programme in Mathematics and Science Education and Communication is a flexible, two-year program, with two specializations you can choose from: Education and Communication. Both specializations are based on a highly interactive and interdisciplinary global curriculum that integrates theory, research, and practice through a series of contemporary courses and internships. Through this transformative experience you will gain deep scientific understandings and develop research, teaching, and communication skills needed to assume a range of roles and succeed in diverse formal and informal workplaces: Schools Science Museums and Centers Media Community Organizations Research and Academia Admission requirements Previous Education Bachelor's degree programme in mathematics, computing science, physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering, or related disciplines. This... [-]

MSc in Nanoscience

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

The Top Master Programme in Nanoscience has been reviewed as excellent on all aspects (Dutch Ministry of Education) and is embedded in a world top-10 research institute. It aims to train the cutting edge scientists of the future. [+]

Introduction Nanoscience is the study of the fundamental and functional properties of matter on the nanoscale (~10-9m). The challenge for scientists is to understand the fascinating world of small length scales. The properties of matter on the nanoscale often differ completely from macroscopic properties. Nature has made good use of nanoscale phenomena. How can scientists understand and exploit the new technological possibilities it offers? Selective Master's degree programme Please note that this is a selective master, with scholarship opportunities. For more information about the selection procedure, please visit this page. Talented and Motivated Students The Top Master Programme in Nanoscience has been reviewed as excellent on all aspects (Dutch Ministry of Education) and is embedded in a world top-10 research institute. It aims to train the cutting edge scientists of the future. It offers a challenging programme for very talented and motivated students. It is strongly intertwined with research at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials: the courses are taught by top international scientists, and a large part of the programme consists of actually conducting high-level scientific research. Participants come from all over the world. A fellowship programme is available. The Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, responsible for the Top Master Programme in Nanoscience, is a leading international research centre in this field. It belongs to the Times Higer Education Top 10 of best materials research institutes in the world. It unites around 300 leading researchers. Programme 2-year programme; credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS. Study... [-]

MSc in Population Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Essential to understanding population dynamics is the study of demographic behaviour of people, in terms of their life events, e.g. birth, marriage, divorce, health, migration, and death. The master programme focuses on these demographic events, on how decision-making regarding these life events is influenced by the historical, economic, societal, cultural, and medical context, and on how these demographic events have an impact on population-level trends. [+]

Are you interested in population issues like ageing, integration of migrants and poverty? The MSc Population Studies trains you in theories, methods and skills needed to comprehend population dynamics. Essential to understanding population dynamics is the study of demographic behaviour of people, in terms of their life events, e.g. birth, marriage, divorce, health, migration, and death. The master programme focuses on these demographic events, on how decision-making regarding these life events is influenced by the historical, economic, societal, cultural, and medical context, and on how these demographic events have an impact on population-level trends. You will learn about: Pressing population issues as population ageing, integration of migrants, health inequalities and poverty Individual decision-making processes behind demographic events, such as family formation, residential choices and migration, and health care use Collecting and interpreting demographic data Methods and techniques to analyze demographic data: life table, population projections, advanced survey analysis, qualitative research methods Population policies and intervention programmes The field of Population Studies reflects on and deals with currently relevant demographic topics and related societal issues. The study is simultaneously concrete and broad. Our programme is unique in its combination of analytical and social demography, its combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods, its structured progress through the research process, and its international, multidisciplinary and strong scientific orientation - as officially being recognized. Interactive ways of teaching are being employed by very enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. Within the Netherlands, Groningen is the only university offering an MSC in Population Studies. [-]

MSc in Real Estate Studies (RICS accredited)

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Department of Economic Geography at the University of Groningen is one of the leading centres in Continental Europe in real estate. It offers a Master of Real Estate Studies that integrates financial engineering, location theory and planning. [+]

The real estate markets have become global. That urges for real estate professionals who are trained in integrating financial and economic-geographic skills with knowledge of local institutions. The real estate markets have become global, making the real estate profession an international enterprise. At the same time global, commercial brokers report huge differences among local real estate markets. That urges for real estate professionals who are trained in integrating financial and economic-geographic skills with knowledge of local institutions. The Department of Economic Geography at the University of Groningen is one of the leading centres in Continental Europe in real estate. It offers a Master of Real Estate Studies that integrates financial engineering, location theory and planning. The master in Real Estate Studies is based on economic geography and planning, rather than financial or business studies and technical sciences. This gives the course in Groningen a unique profile compared to other master programs in real estate. The program has a multidisciplinary character. This is a RICS accredited programme [-]

MSc International Economics & Business

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How is business affected by globalization? How can companies operate in multiple countries at once, or cope with different cultural, political and economic circumstances? This programme will show you. [+]

MSc International Economics & Business

How is business affected by globalization? How can companies operate in multiple countries at once, or cope with different cultural, political and economic circumstances? This programme will show you.

The Master's degree programme in International Business and Management trains you to manage multinational enterprises. The programme provides you with the basic knowledge needed for a successful career in international business.

Specific attention is paid to comparative analyses of companies, countries and institutions. You will learn to analyse markets in different countries and understand various institutional environments. You will learn to develop policy proposals as well.... [-]


MSc International Financial Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How do you manage international financial transactions or handle the complexities of foreign capital investments? And what about managing alliances with foreign parties? This programme will teach you. [+]

MSc International Financial Management

How do you manage international financial transactions or handle the complexities of foreign capital investments? And what about managing alliances with foreign parties? This programme will teach you.

The Master's degree programme in International Financial Management (IFM) focuses on the different aspects of financial management in an international business environment. You will develop the skills needed to become a financial manager in an international firm or organization.

Important courses in the programme are International Corporate Finance, International Business Strategy and Research Methods in Finance. You will finish the programme by writing a Master's thesis.... [-]


MSc in Water Technology (joint degree)

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

Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Institute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology. [+]

Introduction Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Institute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology. The master Water Technology is a two year programme offered jointly by Wageningen University, University Twente and University of Groningen with all education being provided at Wetsus, European Centre of Excellence for sustainable water technology, in Leeuwarden. In the field of water technology, breakthrough technological developments are required. Not only to enable the export ambitions of the water sector but also to solve global threats and challenges in society. The main added value of the course lies in the multidisciplinary study of biotechnology and separation technology. Such a combined technological approach may offer a solution to global developments, within business and society, and have a worldwide impact on the demand for and use of water. This program will qualify you as the expert who is able to participate in resolving world-wide water issues. It enables students to complement their Bachelor of Sciences diploma with scientific knowledge and capabilities that they need for a successful career in the dynamic international setting of business and research. Programme options Specializations (specialization) There are no official specialisations within the programme Water Technology. Students specialise themselves by doing a thesis within one of the research fields. Some examples are: Priority compounds Virus control Applied water physics Desalination Concentrates Biofouling Advanced waste water treatment Algae Source separated sanitation Resource recovery Sensoring Protein from water Phosphate recovery... [-]

MSc Marketing

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Why does a consumer buy a specific brand? Which strategies increase consumer loyalty? And how do you divide a market or position a product? Find out in this programme. [+]

MSc Marketing

Why does a consumer buy a specific brand? Which strategies increase consumer loyalty? And how do you divide a market or position a product? Find out in this programme.

The one-year Master's degree programme in Marketing concentrates on marketing strategies and consumer behaviour. It explores the strategies and methods that companies use to meet the wishes and requirements of consumers. Companies need this type of information to be successful.

In this programme you will analyse consumer and business markets, investigating markets of both goods and services. The focus will be on profit-making organizations, but the public sector and non-profit organizations will also be studied.... [-]


MSc Mathematics

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How does a bank check whether your digital signature is a valid one? Do the planets move in stable orbits or will they eventually collide? How can, within the three-dimensional figures, a 3D-sphere be characterized? [+]

MSc Mathematics

How does a bank check whether your digital signature is a valid one? Do the planets move in stable orbits or will they eventually collide? How can, within the three-dimensional figures, a 3D-sphere be characterized? The mathematics behind these questions is dealt with in the Master’s degree programme in Mathematics.

The objective of the Master’s degree in Mathematics is to teach you the mathematical knowledge, skills and attitude needed to pursue a professional (research) career. You will gain specialized mathematical knowledge in selected areas such as algebra and geometry, dynamical systems and analysis, and statistics probability theory. Furthermore, you will learn how to solve a problem by using abstraction and modelling, to find scientific literature on the subject, and to determine whether the problem can be solved by using existing mathematical theory or whether new theory should be developed. Finally, you will learn how to present mathematical results in written and oral form, for both specialized and general audiences.... [-]


MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Do you want to unravel the fundamental processes in living cells? Do you want to understand ‘life’ at a molecular level? Do you want to explore applications based on basic molecular research? Biomolecular Sciences is an internationally oriented research and business area that strongly focuses on these topics, with emphasis on structural biology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, systems biology (incl. bioinformatics), and biotechnology (incl. synthetic biology). [+]

MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Do you want to unravel the fundamental processes in living cells? Do you want to understand ‘life’ at a molecular level? Do you want to explore applications based on basic molecular research? Biomolecular Sciences is an internationally oriented research and business area that strongly focuses on these topics, with emphasis on structural biology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, systems biology (incl. bioinformatics), and biotechnology (incl. synthetic biology).

The fundamental knowledge on 'life' at a molecular level drives several applied-oriented research projects in collaboration with major industrial partners and government support to provide biobased solutions for current societal challenges in the areas of Environment, Energy, Chemistry, Materials, Water, Agro/Food, and Health.... [-]


MSc Pedagogical Sciences: Ethics of Education: philosophy, history and law

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

In education there are a number of different interests to be considered: the interests of the children, their parents, the groups to which they belong (e.g. religious or ethnic minorities), and the interests of society. [+]

In education there are a number of different interests to be considered: the interests of the children, their parents, the groups to which they belong (e.g. religious or ethnic minorities), and the interests of society. These interests are often difficult to define and they can often be at odds with each other. How do we establish what is the best practice or policy? How do we assess and attune conflicting interests or claims? How do we decide in the case of strong differences of opinion and perception? Educational professionals need to have the competences to analyse and discuss moral, legal and policy-related issues. Some of them need to be extra-proficient in this area in order to be able to advise other professionals, managers, policy makers, politicians, and governments. The Ethics of Education Master's course provides the right learning environment to enable you to develop this extra expertise. You will acquire the relevant competences and learn to apply these in the professional contexts of research, policy making and consultancy. http://www.rug.nl/masters/ethics-of-education-philosophy-history-and-law/ [-]

MSc Pedagogical Sciences: Youth 0-21, Society and Policy

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Our aim is to increase the quality of upbringing, care and education by improving policies and interventions for young people and their social and learning contexts. [+]

Do you want to... - Explore how interventions can improve the wellbeing of young people, their families, schools, and communities? - Learn how to successfully implement interventions in child and youth care and education? - Discuss the role of scientific research in improving interventions and youth policy? Then this Master's program might be just ideal for you! Completing this program equips you with - State-of-the-art knowledge of youth research, practices, and policy, how they are linked and how can improve eachother - The skills to design, carry out, and evaluate youth policy and interventions using interdisciplinary and international insights - A reflexive, critical attitude towards youth policies, practices and innovations Our teaching approach means that students actively shape their learning and benefit from the vast expertise on youth in society and policy in our department. In addition to lectures, seminars, and in collaborative learning communities, you will gain valuable work experience during an internship and tackle a research problem in your thesis. The expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods and spectrum of research topics in our department are unique in the Netherlands and enable you to follow a program that fits your interests and prepares you for a variety of professional roles. http://www.rug.nl/masters/youth-0-21-society-and-policy/ [-]

MSc Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE)

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Faculty of Philosophy offers a high-quality English language master's programme in PPE to national and international students. The master’s in PPE at the University of Groningen offers an interdisciplinary degree for ambitious students with diverse interests and backgrounds, providing specialist training in understanding the social world. Public policy as much as commerce increasingly requires broader, more integrated theories and methodologies. [+]

The Faculty of Philosophy offers a high-quality English language master's programme in PPE to national and international students. The master’s in PPE at the University of Groningen offers an interdisciplinary degree for ambitious students with diverse interests and backgrounds, providing specialist training in understanding the social world. Public policy as much as commerce increasingly requires broader, more integrated theories and methodologies. The programme offers systematic training for the development of analytical and quantitative skills as well as a solid background of theoretical and historical knowledge in PPE. It aims to encourage open-mindedness and responsible decision-making, and while it is truly interdisciplinary, it will have a very clear and distinct identity, focusing on methods uniting the three disciplines of philosophy, political science and economics. The programme is open to students with Bachelor’s degrees in philosophy, political science and economics, as well as to students with Bachelor’s degrees in history, international relations, sociology, psychology, provided they demonstrate sufficient knowledge of at least one of the three core fields (philosophy, political science, economics). ... [-]

MSc Physics

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Department of Physics at the University of Groningen has a long-standing tradition of high level research, with the highlight the Nobel Prize awarded to F. Zernike in 1953. Today, physics research at the University of Groningen concentrates on materials science, nuclear physics, isotope physics and theoretical physics. [+]

MSc Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Groningen has a long-standing tradition of high level research, with the highlight the Nobel Prize awarded to F. Zernike in 1953. Today, physics research at the University of Groningen concentrates on materials science, nuclear physics, isotope physics and theoretical physics. The Department of Physics and the Nuclear Accelerator Institute comprise approximately 50 members of permanent scientific staff and about 50 PhD students and postdocs. There are approximately 300 undergraduate students majoring in physics or applied physics.

The Department of Physics at the University of Groningen has a long-standing tradition of high level research, with the highlight the Nobel Prize awarded to F. Zernike in 1953. The Department of Physics and the Nuclear Accelerator Institute comprise approximately 50 members of permanent scientific staff and about 50 PhD students and postdocs. There are approximately 300 undergraduate students majoring in physics or applied physics.... [-]


MSc Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Do you want to assess whether someone is the right person for the job, or do you want to treat people with ADHD or an autistic disorder? This programme trains you to become a psychologist. [+]

MSc Psychology

Do you want to assess whether someone is the right person for the job, or do you want to treat people with ADHD or an autistic disorder? This programme trains you to become a psychologist.

You can choose one out of nine fully English-taught specializations:

    Industrial and Organisational Psychology     Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology     Psychology and the Environment     Social Psychology and it Applications     Talent Development and Creativity     Clinical Neuropsychology     Reflecting on Psychology Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility

Every track has mandatory and elective courses. You will moreover be part of a research project, or you will do an internship. You will complete your Master's programme by writing a thesis.... [-]


MSc Psychology: Applied Social Psychology

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How can psychology contribute to solving conflicts between groups, to a better environment, or health? [+]

The programme Applied Social Psychology concerns the relationship between the everyday behaviour of 'normal' individuals and its large-scale influence of that behaviour on society and organisations. You can choose one of the specializations or compose your own programme within ASP. The social psychologist studies, explains and influences behaviours 'in the street' and in groups, in companies and organisations, on the internet and in large crowds. http://www.rug.nl/masters/applied-social-psychology/ [-]

MSc Psychology: Clinical Forensic Psychology & Victimology

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Past victimization, previous offending, psychopathology, aggression, being male: Which of these variables might be the best predictor of future violent (re)offending? Which variables might increase the chance of (re)victimization? How can interventions help to prevent crime? How can victims of violence and crime overcome their victimization? [+]

If you are intrigued by questions about the psychology of violence and crime, and you are not satisfied with easy answers, consider entering the Master's degree programme 'Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology'. In this programme we aim to understand acts of violence and crime from both the victims' and the offenders' perspective. You will gain a theoretical insight into the correlates of violence and crime and their consequences. Moreover you will acquire practical skills to enable you to assess and intervene in both offender and victim contexts. Our unique integrative approach aims to highlight the many psychological nuances between the black-and-white of the victim and offender dichotomy. http://www.rug.nl/masters/clinical-forensic-psychology-and-victimology/ [-]

MSc Psychology: Clinical Neuropsychology

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Neuropsychology: Cognition, emotion and behaviour as functions of the brain. [+]

Clinical neuropsychology is a specialty discipline within psychology which is focused on the associations between the brain and neuropsychological functions, including cognition, emotion and behaviour. Clinical neuropsychology is particularly interested in the effects of brain disorders and other clinical conditions affecting the brain on these functions. Disorders and conditions comprise acquired or congenital neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions in children, adolescents and adults, such as ADHD, autism, stroke, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, drug abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, etc. Clinical neuropsychologists can be involved in both the assessment and treatment of people with brain disorders in various applied and often clinical settings, but also in patient related research. Methods used in the field of clinical neuropsychology are neuropsychological tests, neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques. With the aging population, the number of people with neuropsychological disorders increases and with this also the demand for well trained clinical neuropsychologists. http://www.rug.nl/masters/clinical-neuropsychology/ [-]

MSc Psychology: Clinical Psychology

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Clinical Psychology program focuses on three important, inter-related topics: a better understanding of psychopathology (theory), determining what is going on (diagnosis), and bringing about change (intervention). [+]

The program takes an evidence-based approach in that the course material covering these three areas is based on findings from (experimental) empirical research. The research program informing the curriculum of the master-track Clinical Psychology includes diverse topics, for example: •cognitive biases •social cognition in psychotic disorders •diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders •trauma, memory, and dissociation •eating disorders and unexplained physical somatic problems Master's thesis research projects may be carried out within the research group Experimental Psychotherapy and Psychopathology as well as at external institutions. In addition, students may take the initiative to arrange a clinical internship that counts towards course credit. http://www.rug.nl/masters/clinical-psychology/ [-]

MSc Psychology: Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How do we store information in working memory? What changes in that process during ageing? How does mood affect our perceptions? What brain areas allow you to switch between two tasks? And how does all that mental activity affect the body? [+]

Cognitive psychology and psychophysiology studies cognitive functioning (memory, learning, perception, etc.) of healthy people. In the master track Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology you study – amongst others – these questions. You will learn about the latest theories and insights in this broad area, and you will get hands-on experience with research tools such as advanced reaction time analyses, EEG and TMS. You will put all this knowledge into practice during your master's research project. In the programme, we put a strong emphasis on applications of all the theory you study: over and over again, we will ask “how can we use this knowledge in everyday life?” http://www.rug.nl/masters/cognitive-psychology-and-psychophysiology/ [-]

MSc Psychology: Environmental Psychology

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Which factors induce environmentally harmful behaviour and what motivates us to act pro-environmentally? What determines the impact and acceptability of interventions that aim to encourage pro-environmental actions and a sustainable energy transition? [+]

Climate change has been labelled as the greatest threat to our future and that of generations to come (Obama, 2015). In recognition of this threat, almost 200 nations agreed to fight this environmental problem caused by human behaviour. So which factors induce environmentally harmful behaviour and what motivates us to act pro-environmentally? What determines the impact and acceptability of interventions that aim to encourage pro-environmental actions and a sustainable energy transition? Questions like these that are essential for reaching our environmental ambitions are addressed in the Master's programme 'Environmental psychology'. In this unique programme you will acquire theoretical knowledge and methodological skills that enable you to understand the human dimension of environmental and energy-related problems. The programme focuses on the relationships between humans and the built and natural environment , and the human dimension of environmental and energy problems . After completing the programme, you will be able to develop theory-based strategies to promote environmental quality. You will learn to work in interdisciplinary settings and apply the acquired knowledge in practice. You will be challenged to critically reflect on scientific knowledge and you will be offered possibilities to join ongoing research projects with other universities, governmental organisations, companies, and industry. http://www.rug.nl/masters/environmental-psychology/ [-]

MSc Psychology: Reflecting on Psychology

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How should psychology be positioned between the humanities, life sciences and natural sciences? How do we weigh the evidence coming from such diverse sources as experiments, case histories or introspection? [+]

Reflecting on Psychology teaches students to put their skills and knowledge in a broader context. Using perspectives from Philosophy of Science, Science and Technology Studies (STS), Sociology, Anthropology and Cultural Studies, this master encourages students to open up the black box of Psychology, and to explore its relations with other parts of science and society. Questions that might be discussed or explored include: • How should psychology be positioned between the humanities, life sciences and natural sciences? • How do we weigh the evidence coming from such diverse sources as experiments, case histories or introspection? • What is the value of MRI-scans in moral and scientific debates? • Where should we draw the line between treatment and enhancement when it comes to psychotropic drugs? • How do media creations of autism in novels and films influence the clinical reality of autism? Reflecting on Psychology aims to attract a relatively small number of students who will be supervised individually and encouraged to come up with their own research topics. Students from Reflecting on Psychology will become skilled in writing, qualitative analysis and reflection. http://www.rug.nl/masters/reflecting-on-psychology/ [-]

MSc Psychology: Talent Development and Creativity

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How do athletes and musicians develop their talent? How can teachers stimulate children's talents and creativity in the classroom? And how can companies encourage creativity among their employees? [+]

In any achievement domain, there is an increasing focus on the development, selection, and promotion of talent and creativity. In this unique, internationally-oriented Master's programme you will develop the expertise to enable you to select, develop, and nurture talent and creativity in individuals and organisations across achievement domains. You will learn about the theoretical approaches to talent development and creativity, and you will be in contact with different organisations in the worlds of sport, business and education so you can learn about their policies on encouraging talent and creativity. As part of your MSc thesis you will carry out a research project, possibly combined with an internship, to investigate the development of talent and/or creativity in the achievement domain that interests you most. http://www.rug.nl/masters/talent-development-and-creativity/ [-]

MSc Psychology: Traffic Psychology & Sustained Mobility

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Modern life and society require people to stay mobile. While this is true for all stages of life, it is in particular important when we grow older. This master programme equips you with the knowledge and skills to study human behaviour in traffic, and to conceive of interventions that keep people mobile. [+]

Reduced mobility in old age results in a significant increase in the cost to society, not only because of the need for hired transport but also because of secondary consequences, like less social integration, lower satisfaction with life, and reduced mental agility, which can then lead to tertiary consequences like isolation and depression. This programme makes you an expert in this field. Different disciplines cover the broad theme of mobility and offer courses that examine social perspectives, that consider how a decline in the ability to process information affects mobility, and that focus on the clinical effects of ageing (e.g. dementia). A practical course element provides hands-on training using state-of-the-art assessment techniques and instruments. This will enable you to acquire the skills you will need in the applied and research field, e.g. for assessment in the field and in advanced driving simulators. http://www.rug.nl/masters/traffic-psychology-and-sustained-mobility/ [-]

MSc Psychology: Work, Organization and Personnel Psychology

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology focuses on the behaviour, attitudes, cognitions and feelings of people in the organizational context. [+]

The study of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology includes topics that have clear relevance for the understanding of a variety of situations that occur in the organizational context and in which intra-individual, inter-individual, or intragroup processes play a central role. Examples include leadership and power, productivity, innovation, motivation, decision-making, skill acquisition and training. http://www.rug.nl/masters/work-organizational-and-personnel-psychology/ [-]

MSc Sociology: Social Networks in a Sustainable Society

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Social networks – our webs of personal relationships in friendships, communication, online interactions, trust or enmity – play a pivotal role in promoting a sustainable society. [+]

Networks can be key to holding together communities, organisations and political entities, but they can also be a major source of conflict, ineffectiveness, and decay. This unique program teaches and applies state-of-the-art theories and methods to enable you to better understand how the content, structure and dynamics of social networks affect society across a wide range of domains. The areas addressed reflect the staff's main areas of research expertise: collaboration in the care sector, joint production in firms, integration of ethnic minorities, transition to renewable sources of energy, bullying among adolescents, and healthy ageing. You will learn to apply theories relating to institutions and human behaviour to social networks, you will use cutting-edge tools and methods to gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative network data, and you will then apply this knowledge so you can analyse and improve policies and interventions. http://www.rug.nl/masters/social-networks-in-a-sustainable-society/ [-]

MSc Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

To deliver high quality products and services in a fast and efficient way, you need to know how to design and coordinate supply chains. Find out in this programme how to plan and control logistics. [+]

MSc Supply Chain Management

To deliver high quality products and services in a fast and efficient way, you need to know how to design and coordinate supply chains. Find out in this programme how to plan and control logistics.

A supply chain can be seen as a network of organizations working together to fulfil customer orders. It is a flow of materials, information and services. Effective supply chain management and logistics can provide an organization with competitive advantage.

The one-year Master's programme focuses on the design and coordination of supply chains and on planning and controlling supply chain operations. You will learn to develop supply chain theories, models, methods and best practices. This knowledge and these skills will help you increase supply chain quality, flexibility, and reliability. In addition, you will be trained to increase delivery speed and efficiency in the order fulfilment process.... [-]


MSc Technology and Operations Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How can resources be used efficiently and how can technological innovations contribute to gaining competitive advantage? This Master's programme will teach you. [+]

MSc Technology and Operations Management

How can resources be used efficiently and how can technological innovations contribute to gaining competitive advantage? This Master's programme will teach you.

Within the product life cycle, design is the first step. Then comes production and customer's supply. The final step includes warranty and product replacement. The Master's programme in Technology and Operations Management teaches you how to organize all phases. You will learn to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and cost efficiency. You will be trained to gain competitive advantage for companies.

In this one-year programme, you will focus on core aspects such as operations management concepts, facility design and planning. You will learn to define, diagnose and analyse problems and develop and evaluate solutions and technological innovations. In addition, you will be trained to design new planning and control concepts. You will also assess the impact of product and process innovations on the employers and organization of a business.... [-]


Research Master in Behavioural and Social Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Are you a talented student in the Behavioural and Social Sciences, wishing to pursue a career as an academic researcher? This Master's programme introduces you to the craft of scientific research. [+]

Are you a talented student in the Behavioural and Social Sciences, wishing to pursue a career as an academic researcher? This Master's programme introduces you to the craft of scientific research. The two years Research Master's programme prepares you for a career in science and is part of the Graduate School of Behavioural and Social Sciences. The degree focuses on theory-guided analysis of empirical data and generalizable explanations of both human behaviour and social phenomena. As a student of this programme, you will specialize in one of the following areas: Social and Organizational Psychology Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology Sociology Education and Development Psychometrics and Statistics With your supervisor, you will determine the focus of your programme to suit your ambitions, talents and interests. The two-year degree includes a traineeship and a Master's thesis project. You may extend this Master's thesis project to a proposal for a PhD programme. The Research Master also includes a general course that provides an overview of research within the Graduate School of Behavioural and Social Sciences. Programme 1st year The programme takes two years (4 semesters) in total, with a total study load of 120 EC, and is composed of six parts. 1) General and statistical compulsory modules (25 EC)2) Specialization-related compulsory modules, and optional modules (25 EC)3) Seminars (5 EC)4) Literature studies (15 EC)5) Traineeship (15 EC)6) Master's thesis project (35 EC) 2nd year The programme takes two years (4 semesters) in total, with a total study load of 120 EC, and is... [-]

MA

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

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. [+]

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 programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in... [-]

MA American Studies

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The one-year, interdisciplinary and fully English taught Master program in American Studies offers exciting research seminars chosen form a wide range of theoretical, historical, social-political [+]

MA American Studies

 

The one-year, interdisciplinary and fully English taught Master program in American Studies offers exciting research seminars chosen form a wide range of theoretical, historical, social-political, and cultural approaches to the Americas.It starts from the premise that 'America' was shaped as much by its art, folklore, commerce, education, science and religion as by its Constitution, political treaties and wars. None of the academic mono-disciplines (such as History, Literature and Sociology) provides sufficient tools to give a comprehensive account of the complex dynamics of American culture. This is where American Studies comes in.The core of this Master's degree is the investigation of nationhood and nationality and the dynamics of cultural change. In this way, the American Studies program at the University of Groningen distinguishes itself from similar programs elsewhere.In addition to the focus on the diversity of American culture, you will learn about cultural theories in general. Not only 'high culture' will receive attention in this degree. A lot of time will be spent on the analysis of the culture of everyday social practice as well.Testimonial... [-]


MA Applied Linguistics

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

This one-year Master's programme focuses on foreign language teaching. It offers theoretical insights to help assess language-teaching methods and applied linguistics research. You will study [+]

MA Applied Linguistics

Can you learn a second language the same way you learned your mother tongue? What is the best way to test the language proficiency level of your students? Find out in this programme.This one-year Master's programme focuses on foreign language teaching. It offers theoretical insights to help assess language-teaching methods and applied linguistics research. You will study the process of learning and the use of second languages. The programme allows you to specialise in your language of choice, for instance Dutch as a second language, but also French, German, Swedish or any other language.You will approach second language acquisition from many different angles, including psychology, social interaction and language teaching. You will be introduced to the field of linguistics, language acquisition and language teaching theory.The program focuses especially on Dynamic System Theory, which explains how cultural differences become bodily differences. You will learn about the social, cultural and political processes that play a role in using a language or that may cause the use of a second language to decline. You will explore didactic applications of recent research and theoretical developments, and learn about computer assisted language learning.International students... [-]


MA Cultural Leadership (research master)

Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Master's track Cultural Leadership equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop an inspiring, responsible, and realistic vision on how culture can be carried forward into the future. The Master's track is innovative and prepares master students for a cultural field which quickly changes due to technological, pedagogical, political, and societal developments. It offers new methods and tools to help rethink and restructure the cultural field. It has a dual character and combines theoretical, object- oriented course modules and a thesis with a six months research trainee-ship with a cultural institutions. [+]

Would you like to contribute to setting the agenda on how to carry culture into the future and to safeguard our cultural legacy for future generations? Then the Cultural Leadership Research Master's track may be for you. Culture defines humanity. Managing the valuation and transmission of culture through policy, entrepreneurship, and education in the public realm as well as across generations is therefore a key responsibility for a sustainable society. Nowadays culture has to be negotiated in a society shaped by digitisation and new media, ethnic and cultural diversity, changing audiences and economic circumstances, dwindling public funds, and a loss of shared historical awareness. The mission of this new Master's track is to educate future leaders in the cultural domain, both national and international, to equip them with essential scholarly expertise and analytical and strategic skills, thereby enabling them to carry culture forward in a critical, sustainable, and creative manner. The Master's track: is innovative: it prepares master students for a cultural field which quickly changes due to technological, pedagogical, political, and societal developments; it offers new methods and tools (e.g., hands-on history, digital curating) to help rethink and restructure the cultural field; has a dual character: it combines theoretical and object- oriented course modules and a thesis with a six months research trainee-ship with a cultural institutions; has a well-defined aim: this Master's track equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop an inspiring, responsible, and realistic vision on how culture can be carried forward into the... [-]

MA in Archaeology

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

Do you want to follow an excellent, new, international, fully English-speaking Master course? You can choose between the Master's track in Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology and the Master's track in Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwest Europe. [+]

Do you want to follow an excellent, new, international, fully English-speaking Master course? You can choose between the Master's track in Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology and the Master's track in Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwest Europe. Both Master's tracks include different specializations: a specialization with the name of the track, a specialization in Bioarchaeology and Maritime Archeology, while a third specialization, Arctic Archaeology can be followed under the track Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwestern Europe. All tracks and specializations will teach you to tackle archaeological problems in a scientific way. In the first semester, you will be introduced to the archaeological practice and its multidisciplinary character. You will discuss the role of archaeology in contemporary society and explore the relation between archaeology and politics. You will strengthen your knowledge of archaeological theories that are used in collecting and interpreting data. In addition, you will carry out research in an excavation project. If you choose the track Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, you will work on a project in Greece, Italy, Turkey or Egypt. Does your preference go to Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwestern Europe, then you will carry out your research at a site in that region, or in the Arctic. In the second semester, you have to do an internship. Finally, you will finish your degree with a thesis. Programme options Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology (track) Why were some people buried with gifts when others were not? In this track, you will learn to find the answer to this and... [-]

MA in Archaeology (research)

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

One of the aims of the Research Master's programme in Archaeology is to develop an awareness of the academic responsibilities towards our cultural heritage; the programme gives you the tools to deal with these responsibilities in a proper way and translate them into research and exhibitions. [+]

Are you research-minded and interested in archaeology? Would you like to specialize in a field of archaeology, supervised by excellent researchers? Then this is the programme for you. One of the aims of the Research Master's programme in Archaeology is to develop an awareness of the academic responsibilities towards our cultural heritage; the programme gives you the tools to deal with these responsibilities in a proper way and translate them into research and exhibitions. This Master's degree offers a two-year programme in the theory and methodology of archaeology. Part of the programme is compulsory for all students, but of course you will also chose a specialization within a field of archaeology: Pre- en Protohistory of Northwestern Europe Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology Arctic Studies Bio-archaeology Maritime Archaeology In the first year, you will attend four elective research seminars that focus your specialization, one compulsory seminar about the interpretations of and approaches to landscape and several courses or seminars from one of the national research schools. In the second year, you will spend time researching a subject in the area of your field of interest. You will finish the programme by writing a thesis. Programme options Archaeology (track) The track in Archaeology offers a number of profiles in NW-European Pre- and Protohistory, Classical and Mediterranean archaeology, or Arctic Studies. The track in Archaeology offers profiles in NW-European Pre- and Protohistory, Classical and Mediterranean archaeology, Ecological archaeology and Arctic Studies.In each profile archaeological theory and practice is combined with in-depth courses on, for... [-]

MA in Archaeology: Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology

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

In this track, you will learn to find the answer to these and other puzzles of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology. [+]

Why were some people buried with gifts when others were not? How can GIS help us understand patterns of land use in the hinterland of Rome? In this track, you will learn to find the answer to these and other puzzles of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology. The programme is part of the Archaeology Master programme and builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in a BA programme of Archaeology. Within the track three different specializations are available. These specializations have their specific core modules, but also share courses with the other specializations within our Master's track. The specializations are: Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, with core modules The Rise of Cities and States, Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology and the Archaeology of Death. Bioarchaeology, with a core module of the same name. Maritime Archaeology with a core module of the same name. The first semester comprises one compulsory module, Archaeology Today, and two optional modules (The Rise of Cities and States, and Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology). In the second semester you can follow two optional modules (Archaeology of Death, Advanced GIS course), or do an internship. The final stage of the master's track is a thesis. Programme options 1. Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology (specialization) 2. Bioarchaeology (specialization) Master's placement (specialization) A placement is compulsary in this Master's track. 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... [-]

MA in Archaeology: Prehistory and Proto-history of Northwest Europe

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

This track is part of the Master's degree programme of Archaeology and builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in a BA programme of Archaeology. [+]

Why did people choose to inhabit the Dutch coastal plain during prehistory? What was the relevance of megalithic monuments for later prehistoric societies? Students in this track are trained to research these type of questions. This track is part of the Master's degree programme of Archaeology and builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in a BA programme of Archaeology. Within the programme four different specializations are available.These specializations have their specific core modules, but also share courses with the other specializations within our MA programme. The specializations are: Prehistory and Proto-history in northwest Europe, with core modules Prehistoric Cultural Landscapes and Terp-mound Archaeology Bioarchaeology, with a core module of the same name Maritime Archaeology with a core module of the same name Arctic Archaeology, with the core module Sustainability at the Polar Regions The first semester comprises one compulsory module, Archaeology Today, and two of the other modules named here. In the second semester there is the opportunity to do an internship or an advances GIS course. The final stage of the master's track is a thesis. Programme options 1. Arctic Archaeology (specialization) 2. Bioarchaeology (specialization) 4. Prehistory and Protohistory (specialization) Master's placement (specialization) A placement is compulsory in this Master's track. 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... [-]

MA in Arts, Culture and Media

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

In the Master's track Arts, Culture and Media, students examine the role of the arts in society. T [+]

What is the role of the arts in society? How do the arts reflect, and direct the worldviews of individuals and communities? This track offers insight into these relevant issues relating to contemporary arts worlds. In the Master's track Arts, Culture and Media, students examine the role of the arts in society. The programme combines the study of the aesthetic dimensions of music, theatre, and film. It teaches students how to uncover the cognitive and societal impact, and the value of the arts in contemporary culture. Students learn to analyse and interpret artistic expressions with an enhanced view of how arts phenomena convey, negotiate, or hasten cultural change. They gain insight into arts worlds and their organisation. The programme explores how the arts relate to social, economic, and technical developments in an increasingly mediated world. The Arts, Culture and Media track offers four specialisations: Music, Theatre and Performance Studies Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media Arts, Policy and Cultural Entrepreneurship Arts, Cognition and Criticism Student profile This programme suits students who have studied one of the arts disciplines (dance, music, theater, film, literature, performance art) or arts-related perspectives (media studies, cultural studies, arts history, arts sociology, arts philosophy, arts cognition) in their Bachelor programme. Programme options General Information (track) MA students enrolled in the Arts, Culture and Media degree programme are offered an interdisciplinary curriculum, which highlights the inter-related nature of contemporary arts worlds. By combining an arts specialisation with a professional framework, students gain critical knowledge about the specifics of... [-]

MA In Arts And Culture

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

Want to know more about the history and social context of art? Is your interests include architecture, urban or cultural landscapes? Then this master's program for you. [+]

Want to know more about the history and social context of art? Is your interests include architecture, urban or cultural landscapes? Then this master's program for you. Within this year master you can choose from five tracks. In Art History track you study the history and practice of ancient and modern art. You learn to analyze and interpret works of art. You will also explore the art criticism and theory and learn about scientific research in the field of art history. The track Curator Department of Art History offers you the chance not only to gain detailed insight into the museum world as well as temporarily employed in a major museum in the Netherlands or Belgium. The Conservator Training is a one-year master track, with the possibility of a subsequent stage of six months. The English track Arts, Culture and Media studies the role of art in society. You will learn about arts and the organization of the art world. You learn to analyze art forms and conducts research into the economic, social and technological context of the arts. History of Architecture and Town Planning (English) focuses on the history and the social role of architecture and urban planning. You pays much attention to the architecture and urbanism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and their social, cultural and economic context. The track Landscape History you will study the structure, genesis and significance of the Dutch and European cultural landscape. The knowledge that you develop, you learn to work actively... [-]

MA in Arts and Culture (research)

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

Are you interested in Art and Culture? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this is the Master's degree you are looking for. [+]

Are you interested in Art and Culture? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this is the Master's degree you are looking for. In the two-year Research Master's degree in Arts and Culture, you can choose between two tracks. The track in Literary and Cultural Studies offers you an advanced study of the arts. You will focus specifically on the role the arts play in processes of cultural change. Also, you will specialise in one of the involved art forms: literature, film, theatre, music or multimedia forms. The new track Cultural Leadership will start in Academic Year 2017-2018. Programme options Literary and cultural studies (track) How do literature, film and theatre reflect and influence society, now and in the past? What role do the arts play in processes of cultural change? Find out in this track. The two-year Master's track 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 track 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... [-]

MA in Arts and Culture: Art History

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

The one-year Master Program in Art History offers courses in Western art from the late Middle Ages to the present. [+]

Do you want to be well prepared for a career in the world of the Visual Arts? The Master Program in Art History offers all the knowledge and expertise that you need. The one-year Master Program in Art History offers courses in Western art from the late Middle Ages to the present. The program is committed to historical as well as theoretical depth. Students are also trained with an eye to their post-graduate career prospects. We offer internships in major museums throughout the Netherlands and abroad, as well as an excursion to a major European metropolis. Programme: 1 year The first semester consists of one required course, Art History Now, and two course that complement the student's specialization. In the second semester, the Early Modern and Modern and Contemporary Art students write a thesis of 15 EC and complete an internship of 10 EC. The Curatorial students write a thesis of 20 EC and follow a tutorial of 5 EC. These students conclude their studies in the third semester with an internship of 30 EC. All students go on an excursion abroad in the second semester. Programme options Modern and Contemporary Art (specialization) The Modern and Contempory Art specialization offers courses from the Enlightenment to the present. Course offerings include the study of the broad spectrum of media used during this period: photography, film, video, multi-media installations, and post-digital art, in addition to painting, sculpture, drawings, and prints. Early Modern Art (specialization) The specialization Early Modern Art focuses on art... [-]

MA in Arts and Culture: History of Architecture and Town Planning

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

The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning (Healthy Cities, new Perspectives on History and Theory of Architecture and Town Planning) explores the evolution of cities, villages and landscapes in Europe within the framework of changing geopolitical conditions at the global scale. [+]

The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning (Healthy Cities, new Perspectives on History and Theory of Architecture and Town Planning) explores the evolution of cities, villages and landscapes in Europe within the framework of changing geopolitical conditions at the global scale. Are you interested how architecture and urbanism can improve our conditions, and how they contribute to public health? Wish to gain knowledge about the global dimension of architectural and urban theories and practices? Starting with a profound historical overview, this track prepares students for an active role in debates and policy making processes involved in the renaissance of the European city. It analyses physical and spatial phenomena as historical documents conveying the motives underlying their continuous changes, as instruments to pursue specific policies, and as works of art. Starting with the Enlightenment, and paying attention to issues related to public health, the programme investigates tensions between global and local, gaps between formal and informal, the post-socialist condition in former Eastern Europe, and architectural and urban strategies aiming at sustainable living conditions and their historical precursors. Part of the courses is provided by the Thomassen a Thuessink Chair, a joint venture of Groningen University Medical Center, the University of Groningen and Delft University of Technology; the chair focuses on the public health dimension of urban interventions. Programme: 1 year Starting with the European city, this Master's track provides students with the expertise and critical attitude to study both historical and contemporary tendencies in today's global setting. Historians, environmental... [-]

MA in Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies (research)

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

Are you interested in the history, literature and culture of classical, medieval and early modern civilizations? Is a career in research something you aspire? Then this track is just what you are looking for. [+]

Are you interested in the history, literature and culture of classical, medieval and early modern civilizations? Is a career in research something you aspire? Then this track is just what you are looking for. This two-year Research Master's track covers Classical Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Early Modernity in Europe and the Middle East. You will explore the similarities and differences between these periods. In addition, you will gain fundamental insights into the cultural changes that preceded the modern period. The track offers three different specializations: in History (croho code 60139), in Literary Studies (croho code 60814), and in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (croho code 60039). Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies offers a multidisciplinary environment. Depending on your background and research interests, you will decide on your main subject. You can focus on history and choose between Ancient, Medieval or Early Modern History. You can also focus on literature. Then your options are Latin, Greek, English or Dutch Literature. You can design your own programme to fit your interests. You will take specialist tutorials and courses on theory and method, and finish the programme by writing a thesis. Programme options Premodern History (specialization) If you are studying History, are interested in the older period (Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early-Modern Era) and have achieved good study results so far, the Premodern History specialization within this Research Master's track might be right up your street. Premodern Literature (specialization) If you are studying a language, are interested in the older... [-]

MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations

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

In the Classical Studies degree programme, we take an academic approach to various themes from Antiquity. [+]

What are the classical roots of modern ideas about politics How do you write a commentary on a text from antiquity? Find out by following one of the tracks of this Master's degree programme. The Master's degree programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations consists of two tracks: Classical Studies Ancient History In the Classical Studies degree programme, we take an academic approach to various themes from Antiquity. You will learn how to critically assess written and material sources. You can opt for a more language-oriented or a less language-oriented curriculum. In the Ancient History specialization we take a historical approach to the period from Hellenism to Late Antiquity. In addition to literary sources, you will use inscriptions, papyri and archaeological sources to cast a different light on the ancient world. Both tracks are concluded with a thesis, following which you will be awarded a Master of Arts degree in Classics and Ancient Civilizations. This Master's degree programme is also available as a part-time variant. Programme options Ancient History (track) What are the classical roots of modern ideas about politics? How did the religious landscape interact with its political environment? What made the Roman Empire so successful? Why was sport so important? What was the context of the rise of Christianity? These are some of many questions that you can study in Groningen. Ancient history is a dynamic discipline with a long tradition! In Groningen, Ancient History takes the form of a one-year Master's track with a full-time and a part-time... [-]

MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Ancient History

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

What are the classical roots of modern ideas about politics? How did the religious landscape interact with its political environment? What made the Roman Empire so successful? Why was sport so important? What was the context of the rise of Christianity? These are some of many questions that you can study in Groningen. [+]

What are the classical roots of modern ideas about politics? How did the religious landscape interact with its political environment? What made the Roman Empire so successful? Why was sport so important? What was the context of the rise of Christianity? These are some of many questions that you can study in Groningen. Ancient history is a dynamic discipline with a long tradition! In Groningen, Ancient History takes the form of a one-year Master's track with a full-time and a part-time variant. Ancient History in Groningen covers the whole of antiquity, from archaic Greece to the late Roman Empire. We have a particular focus on the political cultural and religious connectivities of the Mediterranean world. We take an interdisciplinary approach especially with archaeology and religious studies. We integrate theoretical approaches and digital humanities in our teaching. In addition to elite culture, we are also interested in aspects of daily life – besides literary sources, we focus on inscriptions, papyri and archaeological sources as cultural objects that cast a radically different light on the ancient world. Ancient History is a track within the Master's degree programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations. Within this track, we offer three specializations: Ancient History and Culture Ancient History and Archaeology Ancient History and Religious Studies Programme options Master Honours College (honours program) Het master Honours programma is speciaal ontwikkeld voor studenten die meer uit hun studietijd willen halen. Het is een extra programma van 15 ECTS dat je naast je reguliere masteropleiding volgt. Het eenjarige... [-]

MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Classical Studies

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

Are you interested in written and material sources from Antiquity? Do you want to know how to write a commentary on an ancient text? Then this track is just the thing for you. [+]

Are you interested in written and material sources from Antiquity? Do you want to know how to write a commentary on an ancient text? Then this track is just the thing for you. NB: If international students apply to this programme, the language of instruction will be English. This Master's track is also offered on a part-time basis. In this one-year's Master track you learn how to tackle different aspects of Classical Antiquity in an academic way and how to write a commentary on a classical text. You may choose between a more linguistic or more cultural-historical approach. Besides literary sources, inscriptions, papyri and archaeological sources are also used to shed light on the world of Classical Antiquity. It is also possible to follow courses at another faculty, within the Masterlanguage programme, or to include a work placement in the programme. You will finish your programme by writing a thesis. Programme options Master Honours College (honours program) The Honours Programme is designed for students who want to get more out of themselves and their academic training. The Honours College gives talented, motivated Master students the opportunity to challenge themselves even more by offering an extra programme of 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the regular Master's degree programme. The Master's Honours Programme is geared to the development of leadership skills. Master's placement During this Master's track, you can follow a placement for ECTS credit points. This placement offers students the opportunity of work experience and of orientation on... [-]

MA in Clinical Linguistics

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 Communication & Information Studies

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

Communication is everywhere. Think of commercials, Facebook and TV. Professionals carefully plan what type of information people come across. Like to learn more? Then this programme is for you. [+]

Programme options Communicatiekunde (track) Communication is everywhere. Think of commercials, Facebook and TV. Professionals carefully plan what type of information people come across. Like to learn more? Then this programme is for you. N.B. The courses in this programme are mainly taught in Dutch, this is not an international MA-programme. This track is part of the Master's degree programme in Communication and Information Science. The proliferation and development of technology has created an abundance of possibilities for communication. Therefore, it makes sense to analyse the different sort of communication processes. In the Mater's track in Communication Studies, the focus is on language, language use and communication through diverse media. Communication Studies investigates the communication processes and products from a discourse-perspective. This means that interaction is central to this approach. In this track, you will study discourse-analyses in the area of organizational, media and computer communication. During the Master's degree, there is a lot of attention for analytical, problem solving and research skills. In addition, the programme has a strong interdisciplinary element: rather than just exploring communication studies, you will learn about language proficiency and information studies as well. It is possible to do an internship as part of your studyprogramme. Computercommunicatie (track) Digital Humanities (track) Communicatie en Educatie (track) Are you interested in the way in which people acquire and develop verbal communication skills? Then this is just the master's track for you. N.B. The courses in this track are mainly taught in Dutch, this is not an international track.... [-]

MA in Communication & Information Studies: Digital Humanities

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

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies. [+]

Programme options Honours programme (honours program) The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies. 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) During this Master's track, you can follow a placement for 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. Programme schedule Courses year 1 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 the humanities Tuition fees Nationality Year Fee Programme form EU/EEA 2017-2018 €2006 full-time non-EU/EEA 2017-2018 €11400 full-time Application deadlines Type of student Deadline Start course EU/EEA students 01 May 2017, 01 May 2018 01 September 2017, 01 September 2018 non-EU/EEA students 01 May 2017, 15 October 2017, 01 May 2018 01 September 2017, 01 February 2018, 01 September 2018 Job prospects Digital curator Cultural designer Information architect Data scientist Metadata analyst [-]

MA in English Literature and Culture

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. [+]

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 on their leadership skills. Master's placement (specialization) This... [-]

MA in European Linguistics

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 European Literatures and Cultures

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 History

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

History Today is a socially oriented Master's track that teaches you to examine the past in the light of the present, and gives you an understanding of topical issues in a historical perspective. [+]

Programme options History Today (track) History Today is a socially oriented Master's track that teaches you to examine the past in the light of the present, and gives you an understanding of topical issues in a historical perspective. The emphasis on applying history at an academic level is what makes this one-year Master's track in Groningen unique. Would you like to learn to compile a historically accurate exhibition, write someone's life history, conduct quantitative or archive research or analyse image culture? The choice is yours! Explore the use of digital techniques in research and public presentations. Or learn to see the consequences of change in organizations and companies in terms of their historical development. The Master's track offers three professionally oriented specializations: History for the Media, Culture and Heritage Sector, History for Policy, Administration and Politics and History for Teaching and Education - each with an appropriate placement. Developing your profile (thematic, chronological or regional) is also part of the programme. The research seminars, given by specialized lecturers from the Netherlands and abroad, provide extra depth. You can graduate by writing a thesis, but also, for example, by compiling an exhibition (or exhibition plan), conducting an organization study, developing a website or writing a script for a documentary. Middle and Eastern European Studies (specialization) You have the option of choosing a track in Middle and Eastern European Studies. See for more information: www.rug.nl/masters/history-today Master's Honours Programme (honours program) This one-year programme was developed for students who want to get more... [-]

MA in History Today

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

History for the Media, Culture and Heritage Sector, with appropriate placement (specialization) Professionally oriented specialization that prepares you for a career or follow-on degree/traineeship in a museum or archive, the cultural sector or the media. [+]

Programme options History for the Media, Culture and Heritage Sector, with appropriate placement (specialization) Professionally oriented specialization that prepares you for a career or follow-on degree/traineeship in a museum or archive, the cultural sector or the media. In preparation for your placement, you choose 1 or more appropriate methodology course units from a range that includes Oral History, Archives & Internet, Visual Culture or Documentary, Museum and Exhibition. For information about placements, see the Arts Mobility Office web page. After a placement in a museum or cultural organization, some students compile an exhibition as their graduation project.The History Online workshop is another alternative, which explores the wealth of new digital sources for historical research. Research seminars allow you to develop your individual profile. History offers a wide choice of subjects and periods, or you can opt for one of the regional-based course units, such as Central and Eastern European Studies (MOES: www.rug.nl/let/moes), Asian Studies or American Studies. History for Policy, Administration and Politics, with appropriate placement (specialization) Professionally oriented specialization that prepares you for a career or follow-on degree/traineeship in a social organization, company, politics or government. In preparation for your placement, you choose 1 or more appropriate methodology course units from a range that includes Oral History. 'Learning History and Organization' is another interesting course unit; you spend time working in an organization or company applying a collective learning method for learning about the history of organizations or partnerships. Ideally, this should be combined with the methodology course units... [-]

MA in Information Science

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies. [+]

Programme options Master's Honours College (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) During this Master's track, you can follow a placement for 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. Programme schedule Job examples Computational linguist Information analyst IT Consultant IT Manager Researcher in natural language processing Software developer Web designer Research As a student of Information Science you will develop a solid theoretical and practical foundation for carrying out this kind of research. The knowledge you will gain matches well with current job requirements for researchers in the field of Information Science. Research in Information Science concentrates in Groningen on development, use and evaluation of language and web technology. Good examples are automated search and analysis of information in traditional and new media, dialectology, corpus annotation,gamification, and syntactic and semantic analysis of text. This research is coordinated by the Computational Linguistics group of the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG). [-]

MA in International Humanitarian Action

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

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

Are you fascinated by international relations? Do you want to become a specialist in this field? Then this Master's degree is what you are looking for. [+]

Are you fascinated by international relations? Do you want to become a specialist in this field? Then this Master's degree is what you are looking for. Within the one-year Master's degree in International Relations, you choose one of the following six Master's tracks: International Security: its main focus is the phenomenon of, and theoretical reflection on, 'violence' in its broader context. International Political Economy: it focuses on the interaction between states, markets and societies. Its primary aim is to increase our understanding of the dynamics of these three building blocks. European Integration: it explores the history, theory and policies of the European Union and her member states. Global Governance: it seeks to understand the role of international organizations in global politics from a world society perspective. International Relations and International Organization: combines and explores all four areas mentioned above. East Asian Studies: it focuses on the political economy of contemporary East Asia, in particular the political economies of China, Japan and Korea. 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 can choose two research seminars and a Capita fitting with your specialization, all in your first semester. During your second semester, you will write a Master thesis (in the field of your specialization) and you will do an internship. Programme options International Security (track) How do actors relate to each other and their environment in terms... [-]

MA in International Relations (research)

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). [+]

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 in Modern History and International Relations teaches you... [-]

MA in International Relations: European Integration

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. [+]

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 the programme can advise you. Click the link... [-]

MA in International Relations: Global Governance

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: International Security

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. [+]

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 in your first semester. During your second semester,... [-]

MA in Linguistics

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. [+]

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 Neurolinguïstiek (track) In deze mastertrack onderzoek je waarom sommige mensen dyslectisch zijn en wat voor effect hersenbeschadigingen kunnen hebben op taal. Vanuit de Taalkunde en Neuropsychologie bestudeer je taalstoornissen. De eenjarige mastertrack Neurolinguistiek houdt zich bezig met vragen over taalstoornissen: Hoe komt het dat normaal ontwikkelende kinderen taal schijnbaar moeiteloos leren, terwijl dit niet geldt voor kinderen met gehoorafwijkingen of met het syndroom van Down? Waarom hebben sommige kinderen grote moeite met leren lezen en hoe ontstaat afasie? In het eerste semester worden drie onderzoekscolleges aangeboden: Afasiologie, Taalontwikkelingsstoornissen en Dyslexie. In... [-]

MA in Linguistics (research)

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. [+]

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 recent information on the EMCL + programme can... [-]

MA in Literary Studies

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 in Middle Eastern Studies

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 ! [+]

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 suited. The Mobility Office can offer advise and... [-]

MA in Modern History and International Relations

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 International Political Economy

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Since the 1970s, IPE has developed as an independent sub-discipline in International Relations (IR). It focuses on the interaction between states, markets and societies. Its primary aim is to [+]

MA International Political Economy

 

International Political Economy is one of five specializations within the Master's degree in International Relations.Since the 1970s, IPE has developed as an independent sub-discipline in International Relations (IR). It focuses on the interaction between states, markets and societies. Its primary aim is to increase our understanding of the dynamics of these three building blocks. In doing so, IPE is interdisciplinary by its self-same nature.Why is it fascinating coming to grips with a globalizing world economy? While states cannot be conceived of as homogenous actors that perfectly take care of the preferences of all of their citizens, one can nevertheless reveal degrees of freedom for negotiation about regional and international cooperation in the fields of trade, production, finance and knowledge. It is a scholarly exertion to reveal the complicated nexus of states, markets and societies.... [-]


MA International Relations & International Organization

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

International Relations as a discipline is almost a century old. About its origins different interpretations exist, but in general IR emerged in response to the consequences of power politics in Europe [+]

MA International Relations & International Organization

 

International Relations as a discipline is almost a century old. About its origins different interpretations exist, but in general IR emerged in response to the consequences of power politics in Europe, culminating in the First World War, and in response to specific research questions within Political Science. IR in Europe started as an interdisciplinary project, IR in Groningen still follows this tradition.Building on the interdisciplinary Bachelor on International Relations & International Organization, this specialization of the Master International Relations offers a comprehensive study in theory and practice. Theretofore, IRIO uses a 'self-service' model. Besides the mandatory course on advanced theory and the master thesis, you can select from specialized capita and research seminars in four essential areas of Internationals Relations: International Security, International Political Economy, European Integration, and Global Governance. Moreover, to prepare for an international career you can organize an internship at a public or private organization in the field of international relations, where you can apply your knowledge and skills in a 'real-time' environment.... [-]


MA Journalism

Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The 18-month Master's programme in Journalism trains you to become a professional reporter and teaches you to critically reflect on the nature of journalism. You will develop both practical skills [+]

MA Journalism

 

The 18-month Master's programme in Journalism trains you to become a professional reporter and teaches you to critically reflect on the nature of journalism. You will develop both practical skills and in-depth academic knowledge.The theoretical study of journalism makes this programme special. You will learn to reflect on the nature of journalism as a profession, the future of news reporting and your own position as a professional reporter. Eventually you will write a Master's thesis based on these theoretical reflections.The programme has a strong practical side as well. You will receive a hands-on multimedia training in a state-of-the-art newsroom. Through various assignments you will learn to turn current events into accessible news items. To further train your skills you will do an internship.For admission to this Master's programme you are required to include the Minor Media and Journalist Culture in your Bachelor's programme. Instead of this Minor you can also take a similar set of courses at another university.Specific requirements (International students)... [-]


MA Language and Cognition

Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

In the two-year Research Master's specialization Language and Cognition (MA Linguistics), you will study patterns of speech and the way our brain employs and organizes them. The programme [+]

MA Language and Cognition

 

In the two-year Research Master's specialization Language and Cognition (MA Linguistics), you will study patterns of speech and the way our brain employs and organizes them. The programme offers a unique combination of Theoretical, Computational, Neuro- and Psycholinguistics.The programme is meant for talented students who aspire to do research in the field of Linguistics. After finishing the degree, you will have acquired essential research skills and fundamental knowledge of linguistic analysis, language acquisition, and neuro-imaging. In addition, you will be able to study language at different levels, such as words, sentences, meaning and interaction.The programme is linked to the excellent, multidisciplinary research carried out at the Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) and the Groningen Research School for Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN).After finishing the programme you receive a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics.... [-]


MA Multilingualism

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

There's no doubt that multilingualism has important implications for communication, identity, social and cultural integration, development and education [+]

MA Multilingualism

 

There's no doubt that multilingualism has important implications for communication, identity, social and cultural integration, development and education.With its world-leading expertise in the fields of cognition, society and language the University of Groningen now offers a one-year Master's programme in Multilingualism at University Campus Fryslan (UCF) in co-operation with NHL University of Applied Sciences.The Multilingualism Master is unique in combining teaching of many societal, individual, educational, cultural and historical aspects of multilingualism with a practical, research-driven approach.Students learn to deal with day-to-day issues such as helping companies overcome communication problems, design language policies or give schools advice on how best to teach children with foreign language backgrounds. They receive a MA degree in Linguistics.The challenging Master's specialization in Multilingualism is situated in the picturesque town of Leeuwarden, capital of the officially multilingual province Fryslân in the Netherlands. Frisian is the second official language of the country. This setting allows students immediate access to a multilingual laboratory.Specific requirements for international studentsPrevious education    A Bachelor diploma in the field of:... [-]


MA programme Religion, Conflict and Globalisation

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How does globalisation affects religious traditions and why does it seem that fundamentalism is growing? This programme teaches you to study religion in situations of conflict and peace building. [+]

MA programme Religion, Conflict and Globalisation

How does globalisation affects religious traditions and why does it seem that fundamentalism is growing? This programme teaches you to study religion in situations of conflict and peace building.

This programme addresses the pivotal role of religion in the dynamics of globalisation. It combines different social scientific approaches. You will examine the political, social, psychological and cultural dimensions of present-day societies.

You will investigate the consequences of globalization for religious practices and individual, ethnic and national identities. You will examine how religion itself is a globalizing force. In this context, you will learn to understand the relationship between religion, conflict and peace building. You will scrutinize national and international conflicts, and learn how they are interwoven with religious interests and opinions.... [-]


MA Writing, Editing and Mediating

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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 [+]

MA Writing, Editing and Mediating

 

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-centred 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.Specific requirements - International students... [-]


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