University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is a top 100 research university with a global outlook. We are currently ranked 80th in the Times Higher Education ranking and offer over 30 English-taught Bachelor's programs and over 125 Master's programs. 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 programs. 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 sports 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 programs in cooperation with other large European universities.

Bachelor's programs

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

Master’s programs

At the moment the University of Groningen offers over 125 English-taught Master's programs, 18 of which are rated as “Top Rated Program” 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

Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)

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The MA/MSc in Linguistics: Language and Communication Technologies offers a unique combination of theoretical linguistics and computer-science research in a multi-lingual ... [+]

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 program. The first year you will start in Groningen. You will finish the program with a stay at one of our partner universities in the second year. After completing the track, 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.... [-]

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The MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of Groningen is a unique track focussing on the processes involved in second language learning, as well as teaching theori ... [+]

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 students? Find out in this master's track.

This one-year master's track focuses on research on foreign language learning and teaching. You will study the process of learning and the use of second languages. The track allows you to focus your research on your language of choice, for instance, Dutch as a second language, but also English, French, German, Swedish, Chinese, or any other language.

You will approach second language acquisition from many different angles, including (cognitive) psychology, social interaction and language teaching. You will be introduced to the field of linguistics, language acquisition, and language teaching theory.... [-]

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February 2020
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The MA in American Studies offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the Americas, where you can prepare for your career with a wide range of transferable skills. It i ... [+]

Interdisciplinary in Approach. Dynamic in Teaching. Relevant in Practice. American Studies at The University of Groningen.

Comprehensive and Challenging - Entirely taught in English by internationally-renowned faculty, the one-year Master's track offers engaging research seminars examining a wide range of theoretical, historical, social-political, and cultural approaches to the Americas.

Research-Focused and Flexible - Based on your interests, you can develop your own specific profile by tailoring your research topics to your individual preferences. Your program will culminate in a Master's Dissertation exploring a relevant American Studies topic of your choice.

Practical and Cross-Cultural - You can enhance your academic experience by studying abroad or interning in North or South America. Upon graduation, your subject-matter expertise combined with your research and proficient English skills will set you apart in your future career.... [-]

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Do you want to follow an excellent, new, international, fully English-speaking Master course? At the MA in Archaeology, you can choose between the Master's track in Class ... [+]

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 relationship 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 on an excavation project. If you choose the track Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, you will work on a project in Greece, Italy, Turkey or Egypt. If your preference goes to Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwestern Europe, then you will carry out your research at a site in that region, or in the Arctic.... [-]

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The MA Archaeology (Research) has been designated the best graduate program in Archaeology in the Netherlands, for two years in a row. The program offers a combination of ... [+]

Are you interested in archaeology and want to pursue a research career? Do you want a graduate program that combines intensive training and a flexible structure? Then this is the program for you!

The aim of the two-year Research Master in Archaeology is to provide you with the theoretical abilities and methodological skills which will enable you to become a successful researcher. You will develop a thorough understanding of key debates in archaeology, develop a critical attitude and acquire essential organizational, networking and teaching skills. Most importantly, you can tailor the program to your needs and special interests. The Research Master in Archaeology has a broad geographical and chronological coverage – from the Arctic and North-western Europe to the Mediterranean and the Near East, from the Mesolithic to historical archaeology.... [-]

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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 the MA in Archaeology: Clas ... [+]

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 program is part of the Archaeology Master program and builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in a BA program 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. ... [-]
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Why did people choose to inhabit the Dutch coastal plain during prehistory? What was the relevance of megalithic monuments to later prehistoric societies? In the MA in Ar ... [+]

Why did people choose to inhabit the Dutch coastal plain during prehistory? What was the relevance of megalithic monuments to later prehistoric societies?

Students in this track are trained to research these types of questions.

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

Within the program four different specializations are available. These specializations have their specific core modules, but also share courses with the other specializations within our MA program.

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. ... [-]
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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 ... [+]

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.

In the Master's track Arts, Culture and Media, students examine the role of the arts in society. The program 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 analyze and interpret artistic expressions with an enhanced view of how arts phenomena convey, negotiate, or hasten cultural change. They gain insight into the art worlds and their organization. The program explores how the arts relate to social, economic, and technical developments in an increasingly mediated world.... [-]

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The MA in Arts and Culture is a top-rated program in the Netherlands with a wide range of courses, methods, and a theoretically strong department that is constantly worki ... [+]

What do art forms like painting, film, music or theatre contribute to societies? Why have humans in every culture and throughout history engaged in activities we categorize as art?

The Master program Arts and Culture provides students with the skills needed to investigate the function of the arts in society. It combines in-depth knowledge in a range of specific disciplines with professional and social engagement as well as critical and creative thinking.

Students can choose from seven tracks. The track of their choice prepares them for a professional position in the art-world and the cultural sector in their area of expertise. After this one-year program graduates can find work as programmers and curators, cultural journalists and publishers, educators in schools, universities and policy functions, managers of art institutions and heritage foundations, and founders of art-related companies and cultural entrepreneurs.... [-]

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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 o ... [+]

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 specialize in one of the involved art forms: literature, film, theatre, music or multimedia forms.

Program options Literary and cultural studies (track)

The two-year Master's track in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the Research Master's degree in Arts and Culture.... [-]

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The MA in Arts and Culture: Art History is a unique curatorial program, with a combination of historical and theoretical depth. The faculty of our masters is specialized ... [+]

Do you want to be well prepared for a career in the world of 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.

Why study this program in Groningen? Combination of historical and theoretical depth. Faculty specialized in the fields of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, Northern Renaissance and Baroque art, including pre-modern globalization, the art of the Enlightenment, twentieth-century art, art criticism, new media, and materials and techniques. Excursions abroad. Unique curatorial program. Program Year 1 ... [-]
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The MA in Arts and Culture: History of Architecture and Town Planning positions the evolution of the European city (including the post-socialist cities in Central and Eas ... [+]

The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning explores the evolution of cities, villages and park- and landscape design in Europe within the changing global setting.

Cities, buildings, parks, and landscapes define the setting of our everyday life. Some are fascinating works of art, and no other man-made artifacts document the evolution of social relations, economic trends, technological innovations, philosophical views on man and nature, politics and culture more eloquently than architecture and urbanism. Cities and buildings impact our everyday lives. They define where and how we live, how far we have to travel to reach our working places, our daily rhythms of our movements, the things we see when we are on our way. Their impact on health is self-evident – urban planners gave us our sewage systems, architects decent public housing and healthcare buildings. This master track provides students a rich and varied introduction in the history and theory of architecture and urban planning. Since healthcare architecture requires a thorough understanding of the history and theory of architecture, and the world of healthy cities can only be analyzed against the background of urbanism, the Expertise Centre Architecture, Urbanism and Health is embedded in a classical approach of architectural and urban history and theory. It allows students to specialize in classical history and theory, the health impacts of architecture and urbanism, or a mixture.... [-]

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February 2020
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The MA in Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies (research) offers a unique interdisciplinary approach that allows students to embed their specialization in wider d ... [+]

Are you interested in the history, literature, and culture of classical, medieval and early modern civilizations? Do you aspire to a career in research? This track is just what you are looking for.

This two-year Research Master's track focuses on Classical Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Early Modernity in Europe and the Middle East. The program gives you the opportunity to explore the similarities and differences between these periods and to gain fundamental insights into the cultural developments and changes of premodern times. You will receive thorough training in today’s relevant research tools for studying the premodern world, including digital humanities.

Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies offers a multidisciplinary and international environment. Depending on your background and research interests, you can choose one main focus (History, Literature or Classics) within our interdisciplinary program.... [-]

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The MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations offers a broad approach to Antiquity, with the integration of classical languages and ancient cultural history. Our faculty ... [+]

What kinds of social media did the ancient Greeks and Romans use? What kinds of ideas circulated and how can we trace these through ancient literature? Find answers to this and more in one of the tracks of this program.

The Master in Classics and Ancient Civilizations consists of two tracks:

Classics Ancient History

In the Classics degree program, you will learn to apply academic tools and theories in studying various themes from Antiquity and to critically assess written and material sources. You can opt for a language-oriented curriculum, or combine literary and historical subjects. In 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 program is also available as a part-time variant.... [-]

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In Groningen, we offer the MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Ancient History as a one-year Master's track -in English- with a full-time and a part-time tangent. ... [+]

What are the classical roots of modern politics? How did religious landscapes interact with political networks? What made the Roman Empire so successful? Why was the sport so important to the Greeks?

These are some of the many questions that you can study in Groningen. In Groningen, we offer Ancient History as a one-year Master's track -in English- with a full-time and a part-time tangent. While we cover the whole of antiquity, from archaic Greece to the late Roman Empire, our focus lies on the political, cultural, and religious connectivities of the Mediterranean world. Ancient History in Groningen is interdisciplinary in character and interacts with religious studies, material culture studies, but also with other historical periods. In Groningen, you will become familiar with various theoretical approaches and methodologies, and digital humanities play a strong role in our teaching and research. Our topics range from elite culture to daily life using a wide variety of data – besides literary sources, you will explore ways that inscriptions, papyri, and material culture cast a radically different light on the ancient world.... [-]

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The MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Classical Studies offers a broad approach to Antiquity through the integration of classical languages and ancient cultural ... [+]

The MA-track Classics offers education in a wide range of skills to the aspiring classicist: from in-depth analysis of all aspects of a Greek or Latin text to interdisciplinary and thematic studies of important facets of Classical Antiquity.

There are three different programs for those interested in Classics; the courses presented on this page are common to all three programs:

The one-year general MA-track, covered on this page; The two-year Research Master CMEMS, with the option to specialize in Classics, for students wishing to pursue an academic career; The two-year Educational Master, for students wishing to become a teacher in Classics; this MA combines the program covered here with the one-year Teacher Education program. This Dutch program is only open to students with sufficient Dutch language skills (NT2, program II). ... [-]
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In the MA in Clinical Linguistics, courses focus on neuroimaging, language processing, and developmental and acquired language disorders. The students will learn about De ... [+]

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 a 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 program in Clinical Linguistics, EMCL+. EMCL+ is an integrated two-year Master's program 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 program at the Master's level, providing integrated training in neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and clinical linguistics.... [-]

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Are you interested in information and communication processes? Then you should choose one of the tracks of this Master's degree program. In the MA in Communication & ... [+]

Are you interested in information and communication processes? Then you should choose one of the tracks of this Master's degree program.

In the Master's degree program in Communication and Information Studies, you can choose between different tracks that focus on communication:

Communication Studies: In this track, the focus is on the form, function, and effects of language and language use in communicative situations. In addition, discourse-analysis in the field of organizational, media, computer, persuasive and health communication will be discussed. Computer Communication: Computer Communication focuses on the interaction between man and computer. In addition, the interaction between people themselves will be discussed, as well as the communication between people and organizations that goes via the computer. Communication and Education: In this track, you study the theory and practice of the development, education, and training of language and communication skills of children, adolescents, and adults. You will also learn about the research into, design and professional skills for education and training. Information Science: This track is completely in English and focuses on the theory and the research of language, text and digital communication. Issues are eg. natural language processing, semantic web, and digital communication. Digital Humanities: The master's track in Digital Humanities equips you to look at culture, language, and history through the lens of digital methods. It offers a systematic way to incorporate information technology in humanities research. Entry requirements Admission requirements ... [-]
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The MA in Communication & Information Studies: Digital Humanities is the only master in the field in the Netherlands. In this degree, you will learn how to program an ... [+]

Do you want to be at the forefront of the digital turn in the humanities? The current information revolution opens up exciting perspectives for research and its applications in society.

This Master's track equips you to look at culture, language, history or philosophy through the lens of digital methods.

We are witnessing many exciting new trends in information technology. The vast amount of digital data that is available nowadays opens up new research questions and opportunities for real-life applications. This Digital Humanities track offers a systematic way to incorporate information technology in humanities research.

It trains students with a humanities background for the growing number of research and other job opportunities that require the processing of digital information. It reflects on the underlying theory and the impacts on our culture and society. It offers courses for collecting, analyzing and visualizing humanities data. Finally, you will be skilled to work with professional databases, programming scripts, and statistical tools.... [-]

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MA in Cultural Leadership (research master) broad definition of cultural leadership and its multidisciplinary set-up distinguishes it from programs offered elsewhere in t ... [+]

Culture and heritage are the sinews of society. In an era marked by rapid change, ambitious and critical cultural leaders are required to foster the cultural core of a sustainable society.

Culture defines humanity. Managing the valuation and transmission of culture through policy, entrepreneurship, and education across generations is, therefore, a key responsibility for a sustainable society. In our modern society, culture has to be negotiated as it is shaped by digitization 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 the Research Master's track Cultural Leadership is to train its students to conduct academic research into processes of cultural leadership. We equip them with essential scholarly expertise as well as analytical and strategic skills, so that they may carry culture forward in a critical, sustainable, and creative manner, and ultimately become cultural leaders themselves.... [-]

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MA in Datafication and Digital Literacy enables you to anticipate the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly digital society. The digital literacy approach allow ... [+]

Ever wondered how algorithms make sense of our digital activities to determine what we see and do online? Do you want to understand how big data is affecting our daily lives and how digital literacy can empower people to navigate digital societies?

This program offers students the opportunity to gain cutting-edge knowledge of the digital transformations that profoundly change society. New media technologies and platforms are increasingly central to people’s daily lives. Many activities, from doing business to getting information and organizing our health care, are now moving online. The data this generates allows for large-scale data mining and algorithmic filtering. This opens up opportunities to enhance our lives, but also raises ethical issues and pushes us to thoroughly understand and reflect on the implications. By critically engaging with the role of digital media in our day-to-day lives, you will understand the wider consequences of our growing reliance on data for society, policy, and business. By taking a digital literacy perspective, this MA empowers you to address these challenges of datafication.... [-]

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September 2020
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The MA in English Literature and Culture is an academic humanities degree with a socially relevant focus. We offer you academic excellence with transferable skills, with ... [+]

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 program that allows students a broad choice from a range of modules drawing on the full historical and geographical sweep of literature 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 program's core themes of conflict and co-operation are linked to a sustainable society, a research priority of the university.... [-]

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The MA in European Linguistics offers you a challenging multidisciplinary approach, with a unique combination of theoretical and descriptive linguistics in a multi-lingua ... [+]

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 (English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish).

It gives students a broad and attractive, but coherent and cohesive, range of options, oriented along with the following approaches:

An empirical investigation of the structure of the European languages, with a 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. ... [-]
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The Master's track in European Literature and Interculturality is located at the Department of European Languages and Cultures. This international, interdisciplinary and ... [+]

Welcome to the Master's track in European Literature and Interculturality. Based on cutting-edge research in literary studies, this unique and innovative literature program is international in scope and comprises several modern European languages.

The Master's track in European Literature and Interculturality 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. The following languages can be chosen as major languages: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.... [-]

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February 2020
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The MA in History is unique: its emphasis relies on applying historical knowledge and methodology at an academic level, and its specializations prepare for the profession ... [+]

History Today is a socially-oriented Master's program that teaches you to examine the past in the light of the present and gives you an understanding of topical issues from a historical perspective.

The emphasis on applying history at an academic level is what makes this one-year Master's program 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 analyze 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.... [-]

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The MA in History Today is unique: its emphasis relies on applying historical knowledge and methodology at an academic level, and its specializations prepare for the prof ... [+]

History Today is a socially-oriented Master's program that teaches you to examine the past in the light of the present and gives you an understanding of topical issues from a historical perspective.

The emphasis on applying history at an academic level is what makes this one-year Master's program 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 analyze 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.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
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In the MA in Information Science, the courses are directly related to state-of-the-art research in the department. We have high marks in the national student evaluation, ... [+]

How can you build an intelligent search engine? What is the best way to present a text? And how do you design a user-friendly website? Find out in this master's track.

This track is a specialization of the Master's degree program in Communication and Information Sciences.

As a student of Information Science, you learn how to automate the process of analyzing unstructured data (such as text), transfer raw data into accessible and intelligible information. You will do research in the domains of natural language processing, the semantic web, and computer-mediated communication.

In this program, you will analyze information and communication processes between individuals and organizations. One question is crucial: what options do new technological developments offer to improve information and communication processes?... [-]

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The MA in International Humanitarian Action is a joint degree diploma of two European universities, it is part of the Consortium of European and Global partner universiti ... [+]

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 program.

The 120 ECTS Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree Master in International Humanitarian Action is an inter-university multidisciplinary master. It provides high-quality academic education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the area of humanitarian action. It is offered by 8 European universities in the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, Malta, France, and Poland. The students can follow regional training (3rd semester) in various global universities.

Interdisciplinary, multicultural and multilingual teaching and training by interfaculty members, a combination of in-house experts and field-experienced guest lecturers. In this program, 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 programs. Also, practical skills are acquired such as management skills and cross-cultural communication skills.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
24 months
Campus
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The MA in International Political Economy enables the students to design a study program tailored to their personal needs and interests. We offer a research-led and polic ... [+]

The world has become smaller. Markets operate in Spartan competition and states and societies face the endeavor to cope with on-going globalization. IPE addresses these marvels.

International Political Economy is a track 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.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US)
Full time
12 months
Campus
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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.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
January 2020
English (US)
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12 months
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The MA in International Relations & International Organization offers: (a) flexibility in the selection of courses, enabling students to design a study programme tail ... [+]

One world, 7 billion people, 193 sovereign states, over 6,000 (Non-)Governmental Organizations, 1,000s of multinationals, all tied up in complex processes of dis/integration, cooperation, and conflict.

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.

International Relations and International Organization, a track of the Master's in 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 five essential areas of International Relations: International Security, International Political Economy, European Integration, Geopolitics & Connectivity and East Asian Studies. Moreover, to prepare for an international career you can organize a placement 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.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
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12 months
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The MA in International Relations (research) provides a challenging multidisciplinary approach, while students get intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in sm ... [+]

Are you a talented student and interested in modern history and international relations? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this degree program 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 specialization of the Master's degree program in History (research).

This program 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 program includes subjects such as international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US)
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24 months
Campus
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The MA in International Relations: European Integration is special because of its interdisciplinary and policy-oriented nature. We study integration from a historical, IR ... [+]

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 track.

European Integration is a track within the Master's degree in International Relations.

European integration is a unique phenomenon. Nowhere else in the world have national states decided to 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 track European Integration in Groningen.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US)
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12 months
Campus
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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 ... [+]

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, the 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.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US)
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12 months
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The MA in International Relations: International Security: (a) pays attention to the theoretical developments as well as the dimensions of the contemporary security agend ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US)
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12 months
Campus
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The MA in Journalism offers a unique combination of practical skills and academic reflection with the aim to develop a multimedia mindset. We provide hands-on training in ... [+]

Are you passionate about news and do you want to report and analyze current affairs? Do you want to know why journalism is transforming so quickly nowadays?

This internationally oriented program trains students from diverse parts of the world to become journalists, with in-depth academic knowledge in the field of Journalism Studies presented by journalism researchers and intensive training by experienced journalists, offering a solid foundation in the skills that are needed to succeed in journalism today.

Theoretical Journalism Studies courses enable students to reflect on the nature of journalism as a profession and stimulate critical thinking about the future of news reporting. You will study how journalism culture and developments in globalization, citizenship, politics and digital journalism interrelate while learning how to apply appropriate research methods and theories in empirical academic research focused on understanding the field of journalism.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
English (US)
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18 months
Campus
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The MA in Language and Cognition is linked to the excellent, multidisciplinary research carried out at the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) and the Gron ... [+]

How is language stored in the brain? How do we acquire a foreign language? How can we explain patterns of language use in terms of underlying structures, and also the role of language in society?

Language and Cognition is a selective two-year Research Master's program that prepares you for entry into a related Ph.D. program, or other research positions. The program offers a unique combination of neuro- and psycholinguistics, theoretical linguistics, developmental linguistics, computational linguistics, discourse analysis, and communication studies. The key focus of the Research Master's program is on the cognitive aspects and processes underlying human language and interaction, which is the focus area of excellent, multidisciplinary research carried out in the Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) and the Groningen Research School for Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN).... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US)
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24 months
Campus
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This Master's programme focuses on the human language ability. You will study language acquisition, the structure of language and its characteristics, or language disorde ... [+]

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

The program 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.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US),Dutch
Full time
12 months
Campus
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The MA in Linguistics (Research) offers a challenging multidisciplinary approach, and the students are constantly under intensive supervision by high-quality researchers ... [+]

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

Language can be studied in many ways. You can, for example, analyze 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.

Why study this program in Groningen? Intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in small groups A challenging multidisciplinary approach Research Assistantships Program Year 1

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Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
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24 months
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Are you interested in the study of literature? This Master's program offers three tracks: Writing Editing and Mediating, English Literature and Culture, and European Lite ... [+]

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 worldviews 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 program, you can draw from the full historical and geographical sweep of literature 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. Program options ... [-]
Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
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12 months
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The MA in Media Creation and Innovation combines cutting-edge knowledge of innovation and creativity in media with diverse practical skills. A variety of courses enable s ... [+]

Want to understand how new media technologies are used to create innovative formats and ways of storytelling, and how media innovation and start-up culture are rooted in creative processes?

In this MA students explore how media are produced and (re-)used in a digital era. You study how new media technologies enable innovative formats and distinctive practices of media use, re-use, and consumption. The key to this MA program is the insight that all innovation starts with creativity. Yet new start-ups in cultural and media production also need to balance commercial interest and creative drive. Students are invited to put academic knowledge into creative practice - building upon a profound understanding of how media industries have developed over time, how media genres evolve and how changing media (re-)use plays into economic, policy, organisational, labour and legal issues, including piracy, web streaming, and remixing of media content.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
English (US)
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18 months
Campus
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The MA in Middle Eastern Studies focuses on modern and current themes while offering intensive study progress supervision. We also provide a Master's program and/or place ... [+]

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?

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 by writing a Master's thesis.

What do we offer you? Prevailing views about recent conflicts in the Middle East with a 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.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US)
Full time
12 months
Campus
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The MA in Modern History and International Relations provides a challenging multidisciplinary approach while offering intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in ... [+]

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 track within the Research Master's degree program 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.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US)
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12 months
Campus
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The MA in Multilingualism offers an excellent combination of knowledge of multilingualism and practical research skills, with easy access to multilingual communities for ... [+]

We live in a world where multilingualism is the norm and monolingualism the exception. How do we deal with the challenges that this brings with it for the individual, for society, and for institutions?

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 track in Multilingualism in co-operation with NHL University of Applied Sciences. The Multilingualism Master's track is situated Leeuwarden, at Campus Fryslân.

The Multilingualism Master's track is unique in combining the teaching of many societal, individual, educational, cultural and historical aspects of multilingualism with a practical, research-driven approach.... [-]

Netherlands Leeuwarden
February 2020
English (US)
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12 months
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The MA in Religion, Conflict and Globalization offers a combination of anthropology, sociology and political science that is unique in the world. We focus on the place of ... [+]

How are religion, conflict, and peace-related? How does globalization affect local religious traditions? How do religious and secular actors interact in local and global debates on migration and gender?

Within the modern world, it is clear that religion has a major role in many conflicts occurring at multiple levels and locations. Religion has also become one of the main ways in which people connect with each other around the globe. However, the role of religion in contemporary societies is not well understood in academic research, nor in the work of those responsible for policy and action. NGO’s, governments and journalists alike have misguided understandings of religion’s role in the modern world and the meaning that it holds for various peoples.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
1 year
Campus
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The MA in Religion, Health and Wellbeing offers a unique combination of clinical, empirical, conceptual, and historical approaches. We relate the latest research and theo ... [+]

What role does religion and spirituality play in our experience of health and wellbeing? How does the biomedical focus of current healthcare practice affect us?

This interdisciplinary degree program examines what it means to be ill or healthy in diverse, individualized and highly technological societies, from psychological, cultural, ethical, and political perspectives. Not only does religious, cultural, political, physical, and technological diversity influence how we try to recover or maintain our health, it also influences what we think 'health' is in the first place.

This track within the Master's Programme in Theology and Religious Studies has two specializations: 'Spiritual Care [Geestelijke Verzorging]' and 'Ethics and Diversity'.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
English (US),Dutch
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12 months
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The MA in Religion and Cultural Heritage offers a unique combination of broad cultural competence and academic research skills, with practical skills relevant to the job ... [+]

How and why do we creatively make use of the past to forge new identities in the present? How do we negotiate the tension between heritage preservation and engaged ownership? What is at stake in the "musealization" of religion?

Religion and Cultural Heritage is a unique one-year interdisciplinary MA-programme focusing on a major trend at the interface of religion, identity, politics, and material culture: heritage studies. It also addresses a gap in critical heritage studies, studying the shifting place of religion in heritage debates.

Heritage and religion are in the news and on the political agenda both nationally and internationally. In the coming years, 30-80% of religious buildings will lose their original function in the Netherlands. National and European budgets are dedicating millions of euros to the development of plans to address vacant religious heritage buildings. Tourism and pilgrimage to religious objects, sites, and festivals are booming, raising questions about sustainability and impact.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
English (US)
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12 months
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The MA in Religion and Pluralism, Ancient & Modern was chosen as the best MA program in Theology and Religious Studies in the Netherlands. It offers an integrated app ... [+]

How did the Romans view religious-political differences? How did ancient Jewish, Christian, and Muslim authorities use authoritative texts? What potential for pluralism exists in modern monotheisms and secularisms?

The tension between group solidarity and productive relations with ' others' has been part of human history for as long as evidence exists. In Europe, it has played out most enduringly in relations among the monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Today, in the face of mass migration from Muslim regions, questions of political identity and belonging remain bound up with religious affiliation. This one-year degree program focuses on relations between Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the antique world and how these relations have formed our modern society. We will explore concepts as religious pluralism, politics, and their many interfaces globally in particular.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
English (US)
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12 months
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The MA in Social Media and Society trains you to critically engage with the profound societal changes that social media bring about, with hands-on experience with analysi ... [+]

Why do some posts go viral on social media and others do not? How can social media analysis be used in business and policy decisions? How do platforms like Facebook change how we live and do business?

This MA program offers a critical exploration of social media within contemporary networked societies and trains students to work with (big) data in a responsible way. Social media have changed the fabric of everyday life and society. This has had important implications for how we inform ourselves, with whom we connect and in which ways, how we organize our daily lives, and how we perform as citizens. Knowledge of the ways these quickly emerging communication infrastructures are fundamentally transforming society is indispensable. At a time when intensive data-gathering and analysis is key for companies and governments, this MA program’s theoretical approach to social media and their data-driven impact on society helps students in understanding and reflecting on critical issues in order to respond to current societal transformations. From a practical perspective, students are trained to investigate social media data in the context of social, political and economic change.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
English (US)
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18 months
Campus
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The MA in Theology & Religious Studies (Research) was chosen as the best Research Master's program in Theology and Religious Studies in the Netherlands. We focus on t ... [+]

How can we interpret the influence of religion on local and global developments? What are the relationships between religion and other cultural domains such as science, philosophy, and politics?

In this Research Master's Program, you will study how religion is embedded in present-day and in historical-cultural contexts. You will explore the impact of local and global socio-economic and political developments on religion, and how religion contributes to such developments. A staff member whose research interests in religion matches your best will act as your supervisor throughout the program.

You will acquire an overview of central debates in the study of religion and develop key research skills by following three compulsory core modules. We offer four specialization routes within which you can develop your individual research profile and skills. Your individual, tailor-made route within the program consists of a combination of optional modules from one of the one-year master specializations, research traineeships, (individual) tutorials and writing a thesis and a research proposal. The modules, traineeships, and tutorials are designed to equip you with in-depth knowledge of specialized subjects, together with subject-specific methodological skills. The final specialization occurs in the Research Master's thesis, which forms the basis of a Ph.D. thesis proposal or an application for research funding.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
English (US)
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24 months
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The MA in Writing, Editing and Mediating offers training in writing about literature for non-academic audiences. The students will work with correcting and editing writte ... [+]

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 writing for specific audiences, the history of texts in their various forms (from manuscript to digital book), proof-reading and correcting English texts, and producing texts for publication. Topics addressed include censorship, copyright, scholarly editions, critical theory and social issues in contemporary literature.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US)
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12 months
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The Master in East Asian Studies is a unique International Relations Master's track on the politics and economy of contemporary East Asia. We provide a multi-disciplinary ... [+]

How can we interpret the influence of religion on local and global developments? What are the relationships between religion and other cultural domains such as science, philosophy, and politics?

In this Research Master's Program, you will study how religion is embedded in present-day and in historical-cultural contexts. You will explore the impact of local and global socio-economic and political developments on religion, and how religion contributes to such developments. A staff member whose research interests in religion matches your best will act as your supervisor throughout the program.

You will acquire an overview of central debates in the study of religion and develop key research skills by following three compulsory core modules. We offer four specialization routes within which you can develop your individual research profile and skills. Your individual, tailor-made route within the program consists of a combination of optional modules from one of the one-year master specializations, research traineeships, (individual) tutorials and writing a thesis and a research proposal. The modules, traineeships, and tutorials are designed to equip you with in-depth knowledge of specialized subjects, together with subject-specific methodological skills. The final specialization occurs in the Research Master's thesis, which forms the basis of a Ph.D. thesis proposal or an application for research funding.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US)
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1 year
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Euroculture in Groningen is proud of being a founding member of the program (1999), and of its achievements as Program of Excellence. Since 2010 we have been selected as ... [+]

Why is it hard for many people to identify as Europeans? Where does the recent rise in Euroscepticism come from? And how does Europe protect its minorities?

Euroculture offers great opportunities if you are interested in understanding—and shaping—today's Europe. Our two-year master's program is ideal for students who understand that Europe's future will be shaped not only by economics and politics, but also by struggles over identities, values, and heritage. Our MA program will equip you with the tools to understand the vital interplay between culture and politics in European society.

With an interdisciplinary approach that combines courses from at least two leading European universities with an internship and hands-on skills training, Euroculture prepares you to make a difference in careers like diplomacy, international business, research, journalism, cultural management, and European administration.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
English (US)
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2 years
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The Master in Sustainable Entrepreneurship is taught in our campus in Leeuwarden, the capital and the economic and cultural center of the greenest and most beautiful prov ... [+]

Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's program will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

The global economy is undergoing a transformation towards a sustainable society in which the interests of people, planet, and profits together are the driving force, rather than neoclassical industrial economic systems. This transformation needs academic professionals who can demonstrate that sustainable entrepreneurship is key. Our program trains these professionals.

Are you interested in:

Developing a new perspective? Circular business models? Learning from real entrepreneurs? Developing your leadership and management skills and academic knowledge about sustainability? ... [-]
Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
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12 months
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All five Business Administration tracks combine sound academic knowledge with practical relevance. The MSc in Business Administration is an internationally accredited pro ... [+]

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.

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 five tracks that all specialize in one particular area of business administration:

Change Management Health Management Accounting and Control (the new name of the current Organizational & Management Control) Small Business & Entrepreneurship Strategic Innovation Management ... [-]
Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
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1 year
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The MSc in Accountancy & Controlling prepares you for a role as an accountant or controller in a dynamic world which faces major developments in IT and increasingly e ... [+]

How can you help managers to prepare their company for the future? And how do you assure that information is useful and reliable?

MSc Accountancy & Controlling emphasizes the importance of high-quality information. In today's world, such information is crucial for all kinds of decisions. For instance, shareholders have to decide whether to continue their investment in particular companies, tax authorities must determine the amount of taxes to be paid by different organizations, and managers need to assess whether the strategy followed by their company is successful. These and other decisions have major implications for individuals, organizations, and society as a whole. Therefore, they require relevant, reliable and timely information. In the MSc Accountancy & Controlling, you will learn how to design information systems that produce such information. In addition, you will learn to assess the quality of information and of information systems. Special attention will be paid to the implications of sustainability issues for information systems, opportunities and threats due to innovations in information technology, and ways to detect fraud. Many graduates of the MSc Accountancy & Controlling further specialize by following an executive master program.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
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12 months
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The MSc in Applied Mathematics works with the connection between mathematical theory and real-life problems. Our courses include related fields, for example, Econometrics ... [+]

Why does one car have more air resistance than another? How can the frequency of the electric power smart grid be kept constant under external disturbances?

Applied Mathematics is concerned with the development and application of mathematical tools for the analysis and design of dynamical systems that appear in modern technology. Mathematical modeling of the problems appearing there plays a basic role, followed by (numerical) analysis, (computer) simulation, and design of controllers to make the systems behave according to the desired specifications. Interaction with other disciplines and with specialists in the fields of application is essential.

During your 2-year Master's program, you will be embedded in one of the Applied Mathematics research groups of your choice. Your research project will be supervised by staff members. The research project can be taken in the form of an internship in the research division of a company as well. The Master's degree program in Applied Mathematics offers two tracks.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
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24 months
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The MSc in Applied Physics specializes in advanced materials at the renowned Zernike Institute, named after our Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike. The program ... [+]

Do you want to contribute to the development of computer devices that operate like a human brain? Design semi-conductor materials for the future's high-efficiency solar cells? Create an anti-icing coating for drones and airplanes? Fabricate materials that transform waste heat into electricity?

Understand why ceramic micro-/nanostructures do not break easily? Make graphene nano-devices for next-generation high-speed electronics?

The Master's degree program in Applied Physics focuses on materials engineering and device physics. It offers an excellent combination of fundamental research on the one hand and an open eye to possible industrial applications on the other. Teaching and research are embedded in the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, which belongs to the best materials research institutes in the world. The international environment of the program, and especially within the research groups, is inspiring and challenging.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
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24 months
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Be part of a program with excellent reviews! Awarded 'Top Rated Program' label (Higher Education Guide 2017), and awarded best master's degree program AI in the Netherlan ... [+]

What is intelligent behavior? How can computers recognize faces and objects? In this program, you will learn how to design and implement intelligent systems.

The core topics in the Master's program 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.... [-]

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The MSc in Astronomy was awarded the 'Top Rated Program' label (Higher Education Guide 2017), and our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben ... [+]

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 center 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 includes 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 program 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.... [-]

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The MSc in Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (Research) offers integrated teaching by top researchers from three faculties in small groups, and students collaborate ... [+]

Are you interested in the neural basis of cognition, the mechanisms of neurodegeneration or the evolution of behavior?

In this program, you can study the function and mechanisms of the brain and behavior from three different perspectives:

Animal and Human Behavioural Neurosciences (B-track) Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Modelling (C-track) Molecular and Clinical Neuroscience (N-track)

In these tracks, you will deepen your knowledge of the aims and methods of your chosen domain (See “Programme” for more info). In addition, thanks to integrated courses and links between tracks, you will get a unique opportunity to acquire multi-disciplinary skills and training in the neurosciences.... [-]

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Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and GELIFES is the home of the 2014 Spinoza Prize winner, Theunis Piersma! The MSc in Biolog ... [+]

Would you like a tailor-made program in Biology? Specialize in mathematical modeling to be applied in various biology research domains?

Or do you like to design your program at the crossroad of different biology domains? If so, Biology in Groningen is your master's degree program.

Students with a broad interest in biology are able to design a tailor-made program under the guidance of a staff member who will coach the student throughout his or her master's program.

Students may specialize either in one discipline or combine disciplines such as Ecology & Evolution, Biomedical Sciences or Biomolecular Sciences. Those who are interested to develop, apply and interpret mathematical modeling in life sciences can follow a newly developed specialization.... [-]

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The MSc in Biomolecular Sciences is connected to research institute GBB, which has an excellent international reputation and covers the field of systems-, chemical-, and ... [+]

Are you interested in unraveling essential processes in living cells in order to understand 'life' at a molecular level? Would you like to excel in biomolecular sciences and use frontier know-how to solve fundamental questions or develop biobased industrial applications?

Biomolecular sciences is a very internationally oriented research and business area that profits from strong multidisciplinary expertise on genetics, microbiology, molecular (cell) biology, structural biology, biochemistry, and systems biology. During this Master’s program, you will acquire in-depth knowledge and research skills via upper level theoretical and practical training. You will become highly competent in biomolecular sciences, as well as the more applied side, biotechnology. Thus, you will acquire excellent perspectives for an independent career in an academic, medical or industrial research environment, or as a scientific consultant for the public or private sector.... [-]

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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- ... [+]

How can you increase the sustainability of a chemical process? How can you make biodiesel from the Jatropha plant?

How can you design a catalyst to convert the greenhouse gas CO2 into a biodegradable polymer? How can you recycle used car tires into a waterproof rubber coating? How can you develop a new polymer that helps oil recovery from underground reservoirs?

These are some of the interesting questions you will be able to answer once you have completed the Master's degree program in Chemical Engineering in Groningen. The two-year program offers a core program and then the choice between four specializations: Advanced Process Technology, Bio-based Products, Industrial Catalysts, and Polymeric Products.... [-]

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The MSc in Chemical Engineering offers excellent research training by world-leading scientists, and an opportunity to spend time in the industry and/or go abroad. Our pro ... [+]

Chemistry in Groningen is 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 I make a flexible solar cell out of organic molecules? Can I build a car engine on a molecular level? Can I synthesize life? Can I cure tuberculosis? You will encounter such questions in the Master's degree program in Chemistry at the University of Groningen.

The 2-year program is fully taught in English and embedded in an internationally leading research environment. The programme offers a great deal of freedom in topics and has a strong focus on research; students spend 50% of their time in research labs. It is organized along with three main specializations:... [-]

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The MSc in Computing Science offers three unique specializations within the Netherlands, where students can easily participate in one of many research collaborations with ... [+]

How can we develop secure and robust software? How can we teach computers to see? How can we make our software easily adaptable to new tasks? How do we improve learning by computers?

If you find these questions fascinating, you should choose the Master's degree program in Computing Science in Groningen. This program deals with both the theoretical and practical aspects of computing.

You will develop and increase your in-depth knowledge within the areas of Data Science & Systems Complexity, Intelligent Systems & Visual Computing or Software Engineering & Distributed Systems. Most courses offer insightful lectures covering both theory and practice. Apart from acquiring core computing science skills, mathematics and research methodology are also important.... [-]

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The University of Groningen is the only university in the Netherlands that offers a Master in Cultural Geography. The MSc in Cultural Geography: Tourism Geography and Pla ... [+]

Which impacts does tourism have on the social, cultural and spatial characteristics of an area? How do tourists influence and experience places and cultures? How can regional identities be used for tourism planning, and how could tourism contribute to regional development?

You will tackle these questions and study the interactions between tourists, visitors, and local communities in detail in the Tourism Geography and Planning track. This track is an optional program of the Master Cultural Geography.

Tourism is a global phenomenon with important regional and local impacts. Due to a large number of tourist trips and the possible economic influences, tourism development is often seen by policymakers as an important strategy for regional development. Tourism is an important instrument to achieve economic growth and improvement of the quality of life and the standard of living in areas that struggle with a decline in traditional economic sectors.... [-]

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The MSc in Ecology and Evolution is a combination of in-depth training and the opportunity for designing a tailor-made program in ecology and evolution. In our program, s ... [+]

Which organisms are able to adapt to global change? How do birds decide when and where to migrate? When and why do individual differences in physiology or behavior evolve?

This Master's degree program has a selection procedure.

During the two-year Master's program Ecology and Evolution, you will gain insight into the living organism in relation to its environment. Ecology and evolution are strongly interdependent: without ecology, we cannot really understand natural selection; and without evolution, we cannot really understand the properties of organisms and their interaction with the environment. Ecology and evolution are relevant to all domains of the life sciences.

Ecology and evolutionary biology play a crucial role in facing the grand challenges of our time. This includes the development of realistic plans for coping with the implications of global change, for stopping the alarming biodiversity loss, for designing evolutionarily stable strategies to set-up a sustainable society, and for developing an evolution-informed medical treatment. The research fields of ecology and evolution are highly dynamic. Powerful new techniques (e.g. GPS-tracking of migrating birds over the whole planet; remote sensing; tracking of individual cells in a culture of micro-organisms; genome-wide sequencing; individual-based simulations; new methods to analyze ‘big data’) allow us to resolve long-standing puzzles.... [-]

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The MSc in Econometrics, Operations Research, and Actuarial Studies has three profiles to choose from and is attractive for both research-oriented and more practically fo ... [+]

Would you like to learn how quantitative analysis can support and improve decision making? Then the MSc in Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies (EORAS) is the right master for you.

The MSc EORAS program uses mathematical and statistical models to analyze problems in economics, finance, insurance, and related areas. In this program, we address questions such as: How will future employment ratios develop in Europe? How much influence will petrol prices have on car usage? What is the minimal route length to deliver large amounts of parcels? How to calculate a fair premium for a new insurance product? These questions have in common that they relate to a decision-making process and that answering them requires the use of mathematical modeling and data science. In the MSc EORAS program, you will learn how to construct appropriate models, to apply these models to real-life data by means of statistical software, and to design and implement computer algorithms. Importantly, you also learn how to give a proper economic interpretation of the outcomes of quantitative models.... [-]

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In the MSc in Economic Development and Globalization, you learn how globalization is changing our world. What is the role of internationally operating organizations, inst ... [+]

Do you want to understand the opportunities and challenges posed by globalization for the economic development of countries? Then this program is for you.

Increasing international trade and finance is opening up new opportunities for the growth of firms, regions, and countries. At the same time, it is posing new challenges as the benefits are not equally distributed and inequality is rising. In the one-year Master's degree in Economic Development and Globalization, you will learn the tools to grasp the complex relationships between globalization and the economic development of regions and countries.

You will use state-of-the-art economic theories to discover the impact of global trade and of financial globalization on economic growth and welfare. As you develop your skills, you will learn to recognize the forces that shape geographical patterns of economic activity. You will learn to advise firms and governments on how to reap the benefits of globalization and international value chains.... [-]

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The objective of the MSc in Economics is to teach you economic theories at a high analytical level. An additional goal is to familiarise you with the application of theor ... [+]

When and why should governments interfere in the workings of advanced economies? To what extent does traditional competition policy still suffice in a world where firms increasingly sell their products online? And should the Ministry of Finance expand public spending if the unemployment rate gets high and the economy stagnates? In this program, you will learn to assess different strategies to handle diverse microeconomic and macroeconomic problems.

The objective of the program is to teach you economic theories at a high analytical level. An additional goal is to familiarise you with the application of theory and research methods to 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, either in policy or research. You will learn about the influence of economic factors on society and how economic theory can be applied to interpret and analyze economic problems.... [-]

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Educational sciences is a multi-disciplinary research field that uses insights from developmental psychology, educational sociology, economics, and policy-making. The MSc ... [+]

Do you plan to continue in education and educational research? Would you like to deepen and broaden your knowledge and skills? Contributing to educational science and improving educational practice?

Educational sciences is a multi-disciplinary research field that uses insights from developmental psychology, educational sociology, economics, and policy-making.

Our master will prepare you for a career as a researcher and academic professional, capable of solving a variety of problems at every level of formal education. You will develop broad knowledge in the field of education, methodological skills for research into education, and reflective skills. Even after the master, you can continue to develop as an academic professional.... [-]

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The MSc in Educational Sciences: Communication and Deafblindness is the only program in the world focussing on communication with people who are deafblind. Our aim is to ... [+]

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

The Master's degree in Deafblindness (formerly: Communication and Deafblindness) is a unique program during which you acquire theoretical and methodological skills. These skills will enable you to analyze 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 program is especially interesting for those who are already working as professionals and who would like to expand their basic knowledge and research skills.

The program starts with the course Introduction to Communication with people with Deafblindness. In this course, you will learn about fundamental communicative processes, including topics like early symbolic communication and narratives and the role of gestures in communication and thinking.... [-]

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The MSc in Energy and Environmental Sciences is located in the modern Energy Academy Building. It offers a strong focus on working in interdisciplinary/intercultural team ... [+]

What are the causes of the various large scale global environmental issues like climate change? Can we identify options to solve these issues? Are options different in different countries?

The global challenges with respect to environment and sustainability are huge and can only be addressed in an interdisciplinary approach. Since it is impossible to address all these issues equally in a Master's degree program, specialization is essential. The Energy and Environmental Sciences (EES) program specializes in energy and is treating it from a natural science perspective. However, it trains the students that the natural sciences/technical approach to and solution of problems is only a part of the story and collaboration with other scientific disciplines is vital.... [-]

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The MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning is the best Planning master in the Netherlands, according to the yearly Elsevier magazine survey. During the program, ... [+]

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 program in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning (EIP) will fit you well. The program 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 environmentally friendly urban en regional development.... [-]

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The MSc in Finance offers both an academic and a hands-on approach. There is a broad range of courses in corporate finance and asset management and there is great flexibi ... [+]

What drives investment decisions of companies and investors and how should they finance their operations? Finance specialists know the answers.

By choosing this Master, you acquire knowledge, understanding, and skills required to analyze and evaluate the real and complex financial problems of companies and institutions and to design solutions for these problems. This program focuses on critical analysis and assessment of key issues in corporate finance and portfolio management, combining an academic perspective with a practical orientation.

The program allows you to specialize in a broad range of areas such as corporate valuation, derivatives, institutional investing, banking and insurance, corporate governance, responsible financing, and development finance.... [-]

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The MSc in Human-Machine Communication is unique in its combination of artificial intelligence, cognitive science and modeling, language & speech technology, and comp ... [+]

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 program in Human-Machine Communication (HMC) focuses on Cognitive Science and its applications. 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. For example, by leveraging knowledge of human cognition, you can improve the communication between humans and complex computer systems, use language and speech technology, or develop simulation models of users.

Two questions form the basis for this program:... [-]

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MSc in Human Resource Management is an integral, specialized HRM program with a research-driven approach in which you learn to apply theory and scientific evidence to the ... [+]

How do you keep your employees motivated, optimize team performance, and strategically align human resources with your organizational goals?

**Best MSc Human Resource Management in the Netherland s - Higher Education Guide Masters 2019 **

**Best MSc Human Resource Management in the Netherlands - Higher Education Guide Masters 2018 **

The Master of Science in Human Resource Management (HRM) aims to graduate students who are able to define, analyze, and evaluate issues related to the management of work and employment of people in organizations. In the MSc HRM, you will gain academic knowledge and skills to consider and explore how HRM policies and practices can be developed and applied. You will learn to do this by taking an evidence-based, scientific approach. This will prepare you for a professional HR career in any type of organization.... [-]

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The MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management is the best master program IEM in the Netherlands, according to Keuzegids Masters 2016. Our program’s approach is the int ... [+]

How can you design an electronic toll collection system? How can a production plant minimize production costs without compromising on quality and safety? How can you design a complex consumer product?

These are typical questions that a graduate of the Master's program Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) can address. In a progressively technological society, IEM engineers will increasingly become leaders of technological innovation and design.

A Student of the Master's degree program Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) learns how to deal with practical problems in businesses. A focus lies on how to find solutions to problems while taking on a technical and scientific design perspective. The general aim of the IEM Master's program 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.... [-]

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The MSc in International Business and Management (IB&M) offers an academic and analytical approach to solving real-world problems in international management. It prov ... [+]

How can companies operate in multiple countries at the same time and cope with different cultural, political and economic circumstances? International business managers need to know-how.

The MSc IB&M is a broad program with a rich set of electives to choose from. You can also opt for one of our double degrees, with the University of Newcastle or with Fudan University in Shanghai.

In the program, you will learn to approach issues in global management with an open mind and how to deal with them systematically and creatively. Your analytical and professional set of skills will be expanded to include the latest theories and tools in developing strategies for managing multinational enterprises and for firms to operate across borders.... [-]

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The MSc in International Financial Management focuses on both finance and accounting, deals with real-life management issues and has an international orientation. There i ... [+]

How do you manage international financial transactions? This program will teach you.

**Joint 2nd place in best MSc Finance in the Netherlands - Higher Education Guide Masters 2018 **

These days internationally oriented firms and organizations do not merely need financial specialists who are acquainted with the latest finance and risk management tools and techniques. They are looking for professionals who can use these tools and techniques for managing information and business resources.

This program equips you with knowledge, understanding, and skills required to define, analyze and evaluate real and complex international financial management problems on both a societal level as well as on the level of companies and institutions and to design solutions for these problems. You will gain advanced academic knowledge of theoretical concepts in (international) financial management and you will be able to apply research methods.... [-]

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The MSc in Marine Biology has its main focus on Biology. We have research projects on the level of cells, organisms, populations, and communities, in seas and oceans. We ... [+]

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 selective Master's degree program 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, we offer plenty of opportunities to receive solid academic training in marine biological research. Together with your mentor (who will be a professor in marine biology) you can design your own study program to fit your personal preferences.

Our flexible Master's degree program is open for all students with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. We offer a number of mandatory 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). In addition, you can select a number of facultative courses which may be discipline-oriented, geographically oriented, or (research) skills-oriented.... [-]

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Our Marketing Department is among the top 5 Marketing Departments in Europe. All programs are research-based, combining high-quality lecturers teaching course units relat ... [+]

How to generate and use customer insights and create sustainable customer relationships?

In this program, you develop an advanced understanding of how marketing works and the skills you need to implement it effectively. We use state-of-the-art scientific knowledge in our teaching and invite guest lecturers from companies in all our MSc courses. The MSc in Marketing comprises two tracks: Marketing Management (MM) and Marketing Intelligence (MI).

Within the MM track, students will be educated more thoroughly on specific marketing functions like branding and new product management, customer management, marketing communications, retailing, and for instance business-to-business marketing.... [-]

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The MSc in Mathematics was rated as the best degree program in its field and awarded the 'Top Rated Program' label (Keuzegids Masters 2017). It is also the best master's ... [+]

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

The mathematics behind these questions is dealt with within your Master's degree program.

Mathematics in Groningen consists of a group of 20 internationally acclaimed mathematical researchers. Besides the well-known dynamical systems group, the mathematics department also has a very strong algebra & geometry and statistics & probability profile. During your 2-year Master's program, you will be embedded in the research groups of your choice.

During the Master's degree in Mathematics, we will teach you the mathematical knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to pursue a professional or research career. You will gain specialized mathematical knowledge in selected areas such as algebra and geometry, dynamical systems and analysis, and statistics & probability theory.... [-]

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The MSc in Mathematics and Science Education and Communication offers a highly interactive and interdisciplinary global curriculum, with tracks in education and communica ... [+]

How does the world of science connect with the worlds of education and society? How do teachers bridge science and education? How are 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 program is for you! We aim to bridge the gap between those who know the science, those who teach science, and those who communicate science. The program 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 program will provide you with a solid foundation in the science, theory, and practice of innovative teaching and effective communication in science and mathematics.... [-]

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In the MSc in Nanoscience, you will work together with world-class scientists: top researchers from the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials provide education in the ... [+]

Nanoscience is an interdisciplinary field at the border between physics, chemistry, and biochemistry. The manipulation of matter on the nanoscale (~10nm) offers new opportunities to solve scientific challenges in the modern world.

The Nanoscience program in Groningen works with small groups of students, training them to perform cutting edge research in this highly challenging field. The application of nanoscience to solve problems in today's society requires the fundamental understanding of the interplay between physical, chemical, and some times biological processes. Questions that can be addressed in the field of nanoscience include: Can we build 100x cheaper solar cells? Can we make a computer working similarly to the brain? Can we control quantum properties on the nanoscale for useful applications? Can we make computers using spin instead of electrons?... [-]

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According to the MSc in Pedagogical Sciences - Ethics of Education: Philosophy, History and Law students, different disciplines are crossed in the lectures, internship an ... [+]

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?

In education, upbringing and youth care there are a number of different interests to consider. These interests, of the children, their parents, the groups to which they belong (e.g. religious or ethnic minorities), and the interests of society are often difficult to define and they can often be at odds with each other.

Educational professionals need to have the competences to analyze 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, policymakers, 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 competencies and learn to apply these in the professional contexts of research, policymaking, and consultancy.... [-]

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In the MSc in Pedagogical Sciences: Youth 0-21, Society and Policy, students actively shape their learning in collaborative learning communities and gain valuable work ex ... [+]

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 well-being 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 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 they can improve each other 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 ... [-]
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In 2018, the MSc in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) received the highest overall rating out of all Master programs in the Netherlands in the national student s ... [+]

Does globalization undermine social solidarity? Does populism threaten our democracies? How do we encourage corporate social responsibility? And how can we rise to the challenge of climate change?

Our world today faces complex challenges that cannot be tackled by one discipline alone. We need an approach that cuts across boundaries. Our selective one-year Master’s program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) offers this interdisciplinary approach. The program aims at ambitious students with a wide range of interests – students who want to explore the philosophical dimensions of political and economic issues and develop and apply their critical thinking tools. If you are interested to work at the interface between politics, economics, and philosophy, this is your master's program.... [-]

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The MSc in Physics offers a wide spectrum of high-level research in Physics and related sciences. The program also gives access to the additional, highly selective High S ... [+]

The University of Groningen has a long-standing tradition of high-level physics research, with the highlight of the Nobel Prize awarded to Frits Zernike in 1953.

The Physics Master's degree program is open to students who already have a solid background in physics and are eager to expand their knowledge and experience in an environment of modern physics research. The goal of the Master's degree program in Physics is to train excellent researchers in the field of materials science, subatomic physics, isotope physics or theoretical physics.

The program offers the following tracks:

Quantum Universe Advanced Materials a Science, Business and Policy Why study this program in Groningen? Wide spectrum of high-level research in Physics and related sciences; Our Materials Science Research ranks high in the THES world's Top 15 institutes in material science; Best master's program in Physics in the Netherlands, according to Elsevier; Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike; Gives access to the additional, highly selective High Systems and Materials Honors Master. Program ... [-]
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Our program is unique in its combination of analytical and social demography, its combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods, and its international, mul ... [+]

Are you interested in studying contemporary population issues like aging, migration and global population growth? In the master program, Population Studies students learn the theories, methods, and skills required to become a versatile demographer.

Essential to understanding population dynamics is the study of people’s demographic behavior, such as birth, health, migration, and death. The master program focuses on these demographic events, on how decision-making regarding these life events is influenced by the economic, societal, cultural, and geographical context, and on how these demographic events have an impact on population-level trends.

You will learn about:

Contemporary population issues as population aging, integration of migrants, health inequalities and global population growth Individual decision-making processes behind demographic events, such as family formation, residential choices and health care use Collecting and interpreting demographic data Methods and techniques to analyze demographic data: life tables, population projections, advanced statistical analysis, and qualitative research methods Population policies and intervention programs ... [-]
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February 2020
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1 year
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The Psychology department in Groningen is ranked number 38 in the world, according to World University Rankings 2019. In the MSc in Psychology, we offer an internationall ... [+]

Psychology is the key to understanding and modifying human behavior and development. Our master covers a very wide range of areas, offers 10 tracks and a lot of room for your individual preferences.

Our tracks:

Applied Social Psychology (EN): social psychological factors determining human behavior; Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology (EN): the psychology of violence and crime in offender and victim contexts; Clinical Neuropsychology (NL/EN): assessment and treatment of cognitive brain disorders; Clinical Psychology (EN) and Klinische Psychologie (NL): theory, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders; Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology (NL/EN): cognitive brain functions: perception, attention, memory, and learning; Environmental Psychology (EN): the human dimension of environmental and energy-related problems, development of effective interventions to address these problems; Ontwikkelingspsychologie (NL): developmental processes across the life-span; Theory and History of Psychology (EN): relations of psychology with other parts of science and society; Talent Development and Creativity (EN): talent and creativity in individuals and organizations across achievement domains; Work, Organisation and Personnel Psychology (EN): factors influencing people's emotions and behavior at work and consequences. Why study this program in Groningen? The Psychology department in Groningen is ranked number 38 in the world according to World University Rankings 2019. We offer an internationally oriented program with a strong emphasis on the integration of research results within education. Program Year 1 ... [-]
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February 2020
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The focus of the MSc in Psychology: Applied Social Psychology is on the theory and application of psychology to manage real-life problems. We provide an international app ... [+]

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

In our master's program, we highlight which social psychological factors determine human behavior, and how these factors can be influenced. Based on social psychological theories, we outline how such factors can be studied, and how knowledge derived from research can be implemented in an applied context.

Social psychological research can deliver insights on how to solve societal and environmental problems. We examine issues like:

Crime Discrimination Crowd behavior Health-related aspects of behavior Economic behavior Behavior within a social group Development and change of social norms Why study this program in Groningen? Focus on the theory and application of psychology to manage real-life problems; International approach; international staff; experts tuition from professionals in the field; Freedom to choose your own area of specialization; Dutch students can take a large part of the program in Dutch. Program Year 1 ... [-]
Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US),Dutch
Full time
12 months
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The MSc in Psychology: Clinical Forensic Psychology & Victimology is the only international program that combines clinical forensic psychology and victimology, integr ... [+]

Past victimization, previous offending, psychopathology, aggression, being male: Which of these variables might be the best predictor of future violent (re)offending?

And 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 program 'Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology'. In this program, we aim to understand acts of violence and crime from both the victims' and the offenders' perspective.

You will gain 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.... [-]

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September 2020
English (US)
Full time
12 months
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In the MSc in Psychology: Clinical Neuropsychology, we offer a sound basis for working in the clinical field, or for a Ph.D. trajectory, under an international approach. ... [+]

Neuropsychology: Cognition, emotion, and behavior as functions of the brain.

Clinical neuropsychology is a specialty discipline within psychology that is focused on the associations between the brain and neuropsychological functions, including cognition, emotion, and behavior. 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.... [-]

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February 2020
English (US),Dutch
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12 months
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The MSc in Psychology: Clinical Psychology has a strong emphasis on findings from (experimental) clinical research, and works with basic science embedded in clinical prac ... [+]

Why do people keep on drinking too much alcohol even if they really want to quit? Why do some people hear voices that no one else can hear? What does disgust have to do with sex? What is a panic attack? How effective is mindfulness for people who suffer from a major depressive disorder?

You will ask these and similar other questions during your master year Clinical Psychology. The program focuses on three important, inter-related topics:

Theory: a better understanding of psychopathology Diagnosis: determining what is going on Intervention: bringing about change

This master takes an evidence-based approach in that the course material covering these three areas is based on findings from (experimental) empirical research. You will learn how to apply scientific findings to clinical practice, and in turn, how experiences in the clinic can be translated to testable research questions.... [-]

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September 2020
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12 months
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The MSc in Psychology: Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology offers expert tuition from professionals in the field, the freedom to design the program to suit your req ... [+]

How do we store information in working memory? What changes in that process during aging? 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 study cognitive functioning (memory, learning, perception, etc.) of healthy people and in our 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 program, we put a strong emphasis on applications of all the theories you study: over and over again, we will ask “how can we use this knowledge in everyday life?”... [-]

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February 2020
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12 months
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The MSc in Psychology: Environmental Psychology is one of the few programs in the world that focus on the human dimensions of environmental and energy-related problems. W ... [+]

How can psychology help us understand and solve environmental and energy-related problems? How can we motivate and empower people to act pro-environmentally and adapt to a changing environment?

Questions like these are addressed in the Master's program 'Environmental psychology'. The program focuses on the interactions between humans and their environment. You will acquire theoretical knowledge and methodological skills to understand and address the human dimension of environmental and energy-related problems. The program is taught by the world-leading Environmental Psychology group at the University of Groningen.

The expertise gained in this master is essential in attempts to limit global climate change and its negative impacts, and adapt successfully to the consequences of climate change. Governments and companies seek advice from environmental psychologists to understand the human dimension of sustainable development, and leading journals, such as Nature, stress the importance of the social sciences for solving environmental and energy-related problems. This master will equip you for job opportunities that focus on finding effective and acceptable societal solutions to these problems.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
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12 months
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In the MSc in Psychology: Talent Development and Creativity, you will obtain an internationally-recognized MSc. degree in psychology. You will become an expert in a domai ... [+]

How do athletes and musicians develop their talent? How can teachers stimulate children's talents and creativity in the classroom? And how can we improve the talent selection of athletes, employees, musicians, and students?

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 program, you will develop the expertise to select, develop, and nurture talent and creativity in individuals and organizations across achievement domains.

You will learn about the theoretical and practical approaches to talent development and creativity, and about the psychology of success. You will get in touch with organizations from different industries, sports clubs, and schools, that aim to improve the selection and development of talent and creativity. Furthermore, you will develop coaching skills to enhance people’s personal and professional potential.... [-]

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February 2020
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12 months
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The MSc in Psychology: Work, Organization and Personnel Psychology offers a unique combination of research and practice, in high diversity in topics and methods. We provi ... [+]

The world of work is changing rapidly, posing new challenges for both employees and organizations. Would you like to contribute to productive solutions and their implementation?

The field of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology (WOP) studies the factors that influence how people feel and behave at work, as well as the consequences of this behavior.

Our master's program focuses on such diverse topics as motivation, leadership, (un)ethical behavior, goal pursuit, aging at work and career development, training and coaching, personality, and creativity. This large diversity of topics is also reflected in our research methods, our staff, and our teaching program. Our courses help you gain advanced knowledge of cutting-edge research and gives you the opportunity to develop a broad set of professional skills. Moreover, you have the opportunity to get a coaching certificate, which will be helpful if you aim for a career in coaching, counseling, or personnel development. It is precisely this combination of theory and practice that makes Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology an exciting field to study and to work in.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US)
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12 months
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The Master of Science in Real Estate Studies is the most multidisciplinary research-based graduate degree in real estate in Continental Europe. The strength of the progra ... [+]

Do you want to understand how real estate markets function? The University of Groningen's Master of Science in Real Estate Studies offers a unique one-year educational program in real estate to prepare you to become a leader in the real estate industry.

Starting from September 1, 2019, Real Estate Studies is a selective master. See more about the procedure under 'Admission and Application'.

Real estate markets have become global, making the real estate profession an international enterprise. At the same time, global and commercial brokers report major differences among local real estate markets. That urges for real estate professionals who are trained in integrating financial, economic and geographic skills with knowledge of local institutions.... [-]

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September 2020
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Social networks – our webs of personal relationships in friendships, communication, online interactions, trust or enmity – play a pivotal role in promoting a sustainable ... [+]

Networks can be key to holding together communities, organizations 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, the transition to renewable sources of energy, bullying among adolescents, and healthy aging. You will learn to apply theories relating to institutions and human behavior 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 analyze and improve policies and interventions.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
English (US)
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12 months
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The MSc in Supply Chain Management is a unique mixture of rigorous academic learning and practical applicability. You learn how to design, coordinate and control entire s ... [+]

Have you ever wondered how the products you order are delivered to your house so fast? How are companies able to manage their services and operations so smoothly, together with their suppliers? The answer lies in sustainable, innovative, reliable and efficient supply chain management.

**Best MSc Supply Chain Management in the Netherlands (joint 1st) - Higher Education Guide Masters 2019 **

**Two first places: Best MSc Supply Chain Management in the Netherlands (joint 1st) - Higher Education Guide Masters 2017 (joint 1st) & Elsevier 2016 **

Our research-driven Master of Science degree in Supply Chain Management will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become an expert in a discipline that is essential to business success when operating in today’s local, national and global markets.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US)
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1 year
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The MSc in Technology and Operations Management is unique in the Netherlands and in Europe. There is a strong emphasis on data analysis techniques and how to use data to ... [+]

How to make the right operations decisions, having access to big data, enabled by the latest technology?

Current challenges of operations management relate to people striving to make the right decisions in complex environments while having easy access to large data repositories and being supported by the latest technologies. This program will provide knowledge on how to master these decisions from a managerial perspective, having at the same time an understanding of the technology-related implications, opportunities, and limitations. Graduates will be introduced to data science, developing competencies highly valued by today's and tomorrow's employers like data analysis, visualization, diagnostics, interpretation, and data-driven decision making.... [-]

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February 2020
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1 year
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The main added value of the MSc in Water Technology (joint degree) lies in the multidisciplinary study of biotechnology and separation technology. Such a combined technol ... [+]

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

The Water Technology Master's degree program is a two-year program offered jointly by Wageningen University, University Twente and the 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.

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September 2020
English (US)
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2 years
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The Research Master's in Economics and Business was chosen 'Best Master and Best Research Master in the Netherlands' in 2018, 'Best Research Master in the Netherlands' in ... [+]

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 program for you.

** Top rated program and best Research Master in Economics and Business in the Netherlands - Higher Education Guide Masters 2019 .**

* * Best (Research) Master in the Netherlands and Top-rated program - Higher Education Guide Masters 2018.**

**Top rated programme in 2017, 2016, and 2014 **

The Research Master's degree in Economics and Business is a two-year program and is open to bright and ambitious students. This program provides you with a thorough basis for academic research in the fields of Economics and Business. The aim of the program is to qualify you for a career in research. Therefore, there is a strong focus on scientific and academic skills. You can choose from three different profiles:... [-]

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September 2020
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2 years
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The Research Master in Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a unique combination of multi-disciplinarity and specialization, along with the opportunity to work with exce ... [+]

Are you considering a research career in an academic or an applied setting? Do you want to specialize in the field of behavioral and social sciences and receive multidisciplinary training?

As a research master student, you choose one of our three multidisciplinary themes. The theme-specific courses will give you a broad view of the theme and will introduce you to the unique perspectives of the theme-related specializations. In the course of the first semester, you will choose your own specialization. It will enable you to tailor your master to the topics that you wish to engage in.

1. Deficits, Distress, and Disorders

What are the origins of psychopathological and brain disorders?... [-]

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September 2020
English (US),Dutch
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2 years
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The two-year Master's program 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 program in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the two Research Master's degrees in Literary Studies and in Arts and Culture.

The program 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 program has a multi-disciplinary approach. You will study the arts from perspectives such as history, philosophy, and sociology. In addition, the program is closely related to the multidisciplinary research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG).... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
24 months
Campus
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The Research Master in Modern History and International Relations offers a challenging multidisciplinary approach, with Intensive supervision by high-quality researchers ... [+]

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 track within the Research Master's degree program 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.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
English (US)
Full time
24 months
Campus
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Results of the National Student Assessment (NSE) show that our students are very satisfied with the contents of the Research Master in Philosophy and that they value the ... [+]

What is consciousness? What is the relation between truth and democracy? If our world is mechanistic, how could chances ever exist?

Students will further train the philosophical knowledge and skills they developed in their Bachelor's degree program and are encouraged to engage in philosophical discussions at a deeper level.

Master's students in Philosophy can choose from three specializations:

Theoretical Philosophy History of Philosophy Ethics of Social and Political Philosophy

The program is concluded with a thesis on a topic of your choice.

The Master's program in Philosophy is offered both on a full-time and part-time basis.

Holland Scholarship

Admitted prospective students from outside the EU/EEA can apply for the Holland Scholarship. Please find information on eligibility and how to apply on our Holland Scholarship page (deadline for 1st call is on 1 February; the deadline for 2nd call is on 1 May).... [-]

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February 2020
English (US)
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2 years
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Theory and History of Psychology is a very special program, that gives you the tools to see beyond the discipline's present horizons (requiring a background in Psychology ... [+]

Theory and History of Psychology (formerly: Reflecting on Psychology) mean putting psychology in perspective. Our goal is to understand why psychological concepts and phenomena are the way they are, and how they could be different.

Using perspectives from the history, philosophy, and sociology of science, this Master encourages students to study the field of psychology itself and to explore its relations with other parts of science and society. Students of Reflecting on Psychology will study topics such as the the role of fMRI scans in public debates, the replication crisis and other past crises, the limits and boundaries of psychology as a science, the potential of new digital tools for studying psychology and its history, and the reasons for the dominance of experimental and quantitative methods in psychology.... [-]

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