Utrecht University

Introduction

Utrecht University

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned in the top 15 in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings, and member of the renowned European League of Research Universities.

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Innovative and internationally oriented academic community

Joining Utrecht University as a master’s student will make you part of an innovative and internationally oriented academic community — that brought forward no less than 12 Nobel Prize winners - engaged in cutting-edge and multi-disciplinary teaching and research.

Utrecht scientists who have made an outstanding contribution to society include Nobel Prize winner Christiaan Eijkman, one of the discoverers of vitamin; neuropharmacologist David de Wied, who won national and international acclaim for his discovery that neuropeptides (small proteins) control brain activity and behaviour; and the latest Nobel Prize winner Gerard ’t Hooft, a prominent scientist in the field of theoretical physics. They also include Johanna Westerdijk (Dutch only), the first female professor in the Netherlands.

Personal and interactive teaching

At Utrecht University you will experience a model of quality education that stands for personal and interactive teaching based on critical reflection and debate, flexibility and a level of choice for students, as well as permanent professional development for lecturers.

Students and Programmes

Utrecht University counts over 30,000 students from 118 countries. You can choose between 143 graduate programmes, 87 of which are English-taught, and 32 teacher training programmes (both Dutch and English-taught) - the widest range of English-taught graduate programmes in the Netherlands.
A Master’s Programme at Utrecht University is a 1- or 2-year programme leading to a Science degree (MSc), Arts degree (MA) or Laws degree (LLM). On top of a Master's Programme you can take part in the Young Innovators Programme: a selective 15 ECTS honours course at graduate level.

Professional field

The connection with the professional field is consistently embedded in the curricula of UU master’s programmes. A Career Services centre will support your transition into the Dutch or international postgraduate job market.

Top 5 happiest places to live

English is widely spoken in the Netherlands. Utrecht is a beautiful medieval city, centrally located in the Netherlands. Amsterdam and Schiphol Airpoft are less than half an hour away, and there are easy train connections throughout Europe. It is with good reason that BBC Travel placed Utrecht in the “top 5 happiest places to Iive’ Bright minds, better future.

How to apply?

Our application process is done online. Please visit our website for more information on the application process.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our Masters programmes, please do get in touch with us.
Student Services
Tel: +31 30 253 7000 (Monday to Friday, 10-12 am and 1-3 pm)
Email: studentservices@uu.nl
Visitors’ address: UU for U, Student Services, Heidelberglaan 6, de Uithof (Monday to Friday, 10 am – 4 pm)

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Programmes

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MSc

LLM/Master in Law and Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

In the Master’s programme Law and Economics, you will focus on the economic and legal aspects of market regulation (in banking, energy, telecom, transport, health care, etc.), private equity, hedge funds, competition and competition policy, corporate governance, and mergers. [+]

In the Master’s programme Law and Economics, you will focus on the economic and legal aspects of market regulation (in banking, energy, telecom, transport, health care, etc.), private equity, hedge funds, competition and competition policy, corporate governance, and mergers. You will learn from an interdisciplinary team of legal experts and economists who enhance the challenging course content with both theory and real-world knowledge. The interdependence of economics and law is the prime focus of the programme. As a graduate of this programme, you will be uniquely prepared to bridge what is a common gap between these disciplines. Growing Demand For Multidisciplinary Experts Utrecht University’s Master of Law and Economics was established in response to growing demands from international employers for multidisciplinary experts in competition, regulatory issues, and governance. In the programme, you will examine legal and managerial issues as well as the underlying economic theories behind such cases as: the European Commission’s imposition of a €1.47 billion fine on Philips for operating a cathode ray tube cartel; UPS’s withdrawal from a €5.16 billion deal with TNT Express after European regulators moved to block the acquisition; the European Commission’s investigation into the proposed acquisition of Dutch cable operator Ziggo by US-based Liberty Global; the adequacy of governance codes in addressing Rhineland vs. shareholder economies in the area of executive pay, amongst other things; the demise and subsequent bailouts of international banks by governments attempting to prevent financial system collapse; and the relocation of financial headquarters, or the use of transfer prices,... [-]

Master in Artificial Intelligence

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Artificial Intelligence is a fast-paced and challenging field that is making visible inroads into our everyday life. Natural language processing of the type used in smartphones or Google Translate has become commonplace. [+]

A Quickly Changing And Challenging Field Artificial Intelligence is a fast-paced and challenging field that is making visible inroads into our everyday life. Natural language processing of the type used in smartphones or Google Translate has become commonplace. Characters in virtual worlds are becoming smarter, leading to more natural, interesting, and useful experiences in computer games and simulations. In California, self-driving cars with sensors and GPS are tested that can autonomously drive you to your destination. Research shows that we can enhance human cognitive functions by directly linking the brain to a computer. IBM’s Watson system, which defeated the best human players in the popular American TV quiz Jeopardy, shows that large-scale knowledge based systems can have practical use. The Master’s in Artificial Intelligence offers you an integrative and cutting-edge approach to the field from the viewpoints of Informatics, Logic, Cognition, Psychology, Philosophy, and Linguistics. Students can choose from three tracks: Agents Cognitive processing Reasoning Choosing from a broad range of courses you can tailor the programme to your personal interests within Artificial Intelligence. Programme Objective As a graduate of the Artificial Intelligence programme, you will have a solid understanding of the logical, philosophical, and cognitive foundations of AI research. You will also have a good overview of the main AI techniques and an in-depth understanding of how to apply these techniques in at least one of the areas within multi-agent systems, reasoning, or cognitive processing. In addition, you will have the skills to carry out AI research in academic... [-]

Master in Banking and Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

This MSc in Banking and Finance provides you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for a career in a variety of financial institutions and with a focus on banks, investment funds and regulation. [+]

Financial markets play a key role in the current and future stability of firms, government bodies, states – and of course of the individual and society as a whole. If you want to make a positive impact on the future of international finance, the Master’s in Banking and Finance at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is the programme for you. Based on Utrecht University’s research expertise, this multidisciplinary finance Master’s will show you the interplay of three fundamental factors: financial markets must be supervised effectively to function well; financial institutions – specifically banks – play a major part in the efficient functioning of these markets; and sustainability of financial solutions is an important aspect and requirement for a new generation of bankers and regulators. The Sustainable Finance Lab in Utrecht is at the heart of a national and international debate in Finance and is well integrated into this master specialization. Banking and Finance In the Master in Banking and Finance you will focus on international financial markets, the function and behaviour of banks and bankers, the regulatory institutions that govern banks and other financial institutions worldwide, the effectiveness of regulation and the banks’ strategic allocation, funding and investment decisions, and the sustainability of financial solutions and concepts. Career Perspectives The Utrecht University MSc in Banking and Finance is an excellent foundation for many positions within international firms. The programme trains you to become an effective economist with a sound understanding of the interplay between financial institutions and international capital... [-]

Master in Bio Inspired Innovation

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

This programme is aimed at Life Sciences students who want to innovate services, products and production systems and are interested in bio inspired design and science.Bio inspired design and science are used for innovations that support a transition to a sustainable, circular economy. The Master’s programme Bio Inspired Innovation (BII) offers a unique blend of knowledge and skill training that will support the search for and development of circular business-models and bio inspired research & innovations. [+]

LEARNING FROM NATURE: WHERE SCIENCE MEETS SUSTAINABILITY Bio inspired design and science are used for innovations that support a transition to a sustainable, circular economy. The Master’s programme Bio Inspired Innovation (BII) offers a unique blend of knowledge and skill training that will support the search for and development of circular business-models and bio inspired research & innovations. Nature has evolved solutions for the societal challenges we face. BII is aimed at students with a Bachelor’s degree in the (Life) Sciences who want to innovate services, products and production systems and are interested in using bio inspired design and science. You can become the biologist at the design table and facilitate innovations that take their lessons from nature. You will become a professional that contributes to the transition to a circular economy with Bio Inspired Innovations. INNOVATION, RESEARCH AND DESIGN This Master’s programme builds on the excellent research at the Faculty of Science and links research findings to solve societal and business challenges. The first year is research based, while the second year focuses on the use of research knowledge in innovation. In the first year you will be part of an advanced research environment linking to your area of expertise (major research project). You learn to set up and execute research and discuss and report its outcomes. Moreover you will start to explore and learn about multi-disciplinary innovation, collaborative business modelling and design. You will attend seminars and workshops, some of which you will organise yourself, that allow you... [-]

Master in Business Development and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Master’s of Business Development and Entrepreneurship provides the analytical tools and skills for new business development in established and new organizations. The programme provides both the scientific knowledge and the practical skills needed for the identification and exploitation of new opportunities, while creating new value and well-being for all stakeholders. [+]

Why take on a Master’s in Business Development and Entrepreneurship? Our globalized, digital economy has created many new opportunities in the world of business. Routine tasks have been automated, meaning that human creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset to initiate successful new ideas and develop wholly new markets has become ever more important. In such an environment, learning how to create a context in which new ventures emerge and flourish is of utmost importance. Capturing value from innovation, product and service development, and modern marketing techniques are important capabilities for the future-facing young professional. If you are energized by the possibilities of this new world of business, and want to contribute to the success of entrepreneurial (or intrapreneurial) ventures, the Utrecht University MSc in Business Development and Entrepreneurship gives you the practical abilities, networks, and strong academic foundations you need. The Master’s of Business Development and Entrepreneurship provides the analytical tools and skills for new business development in established and new organizations. The programme provides both the scientific knowledge and the practical skills needed for the identification and exploitation of new opportunities, while creating new value and well-being for all stakeholders. The focus is on venture development, as well as on entrepreneurial marketing using co-creation with customers and design thinking. In addition, there is strong emphasis on obtaining and managing (venture) capital. Career Perspectives The MSc in Business Development and Entrepreneurship trains you to become an expert in creating an environment in which new ventures can take hold and flourish. This... [-]

Master in Business Informatics

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Master in Business Informatics combines theory, methods, and techniques from business and organisational science with the tools and practices of information and computing science. Our interdisciplinary approach addresses key issues faced by organisations and business managers across the globe. [+]

BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN ICT AND BUSINESS The Master in Business Informatics combines theory, methods, and techniques from business and organisational science with the tools and practices of information and computing science. Our interdisciplinary approach addresses key issues faced by organisations and business managers across the globe. Successfully aligning ICT with an organisation’s business processes requires both technological and managerial insight. In this programme you can specialise in one of the following three career areas: ICT Researcher (PhD) - Prepares for a career as a scientist and focuses on researching innovations in information science.

Analyst - Prepares for a career as a consultant who provides advice or services on business matters related to ICT, or on ICT matters related to business. ... [-]


Master in Climate Physics

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The MSc in Climate Physics is a two-year research Master’s programme that provides students with the knowledge and skills to evaluate the fundamental physical processes that regulate the Earth’s climate system, including the dynamics of the planet’s atmosphere, ocean, and climate. [+]

ADDRESS THE CLIMATE SYSTEM AS A WHOLE Our Master’s programme in Climate Physics offers you a unique combination of theoretical courses and practical training in all aspects of the Earth’s climate. You’ll study the physics, dynamics, and chemistry of the atmosphere, oceans, and cryosphere – as well as explore their interactions. The two-year Climate Physics programme trains you to be a highly skilled researcher by focusing on the fundamental physical processes that make up the Earth’s climate system. The complex nature of the work requires advanced mathematical skills right from the start. You will build on this foundation by adding specialised theoretical, observational, and computational knowledge and skills relating to the atmosphere, meteorology, oceans, cryosphere (ice), and biosphere. Moreover, your instructors will encourage you to develop a critical attitude towards your research results and your underlying assumptions. Teaching staff Our teaching staff include leading experts from the five research fields encompassed by the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU): Ocean Circulation and Climate Physical Oceanography of the Coastal Zone Atmospheric Dynamics and the Hydrological Cycle Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry Ice and Climate PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE The MSc in Climate Physics is a two-year research Master’s programme that provides students with the knowledge and skills to evaluate the fundamental physical processes that regulate the Earth’s climate system, including the dynamics of the planet’s atmosphere, ocean, and climate. [-]

Master in Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

This Master’s will enable you to develop yourself into an academic professional. Armed with scientific insights and competencies, you will give advice, support, treatment and guidance concerning problematic childrearing issues. [+]

Break Through, Prevent or Improve Problematic Childrearing Situations Do you find it fascinating to investigate how the environment influences the upbringing and development of children and young people? Do you want to contribute to achieving an optimal upbringing and development climate for children and young people? Childrearing is not always easy. The Master’s programme in Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies emphasises the childrearing needs of children, youth and parents. As a remedial educationalist, you can diagnose, treat and help prevent childrearing and development problems at home and/or in an institution. Moreover, you can contribute to the innovation of pedagogic care systems. This Master’s programme will train you to become a competent professional so you are able to analyse and influence problematic childrearing situations and it will enable you to contribute to the innovation of pedagogic care systems. The working language is English This programme’s working language is English, with the option of completing individual components in Dutch, such as your thesis, internship report or other individual assignments. You can also decide to follow the programme completely in English, along with the international students who are taking our Master’s programme. Specialising We offer you a programme with two specialisations (‘tracks’). Orthopedagogical Care for Children, Youth and Parents (direct client contact) Orthopedagogical Systems & Innovation (indirect client contact) The tracks are distinguished by the content of your internship, thesis and individual electives. In this way you can create a unique profile. Preparing for the labour market In the programme you will... [-]

Master in Clinical Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

How can mental health problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and grieving problems best be studied and treated? How can we prevent it from occuring, improve treatment results and prevent relapse? These and similar kinds of questions you will address in the Master’s programme Clinical Psychology. [+]

How can mental health problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and grieving problems best be studied and treated? How can we prevent it from occuring, improve treatment results and prevent relapse? These and similar kinds of questions you will address in the Master’s programme Clinical Psychology. You will acquire and develop fundamental knowledge and skills in evidence-based psychotherapies and become familiar with the research methods in the field of clinical psychology. Driven by research and clinical experience The lecturers from this Master’s programme work in clinical practice and/or do state-of-the-art theoretical or applied research at Utrecht University. This integration of science and practice feeds the teaching approach. Learn to work in a multi/disciplinary way Clinical psychology is always interacting with other disciplines due to the context in which behavioural and health problems arise. Examples are medicine, biology, neurology, pharmacology, economics, sociology and social psychology. This will therefore be a considerable focus of attention. Some lectures will also be taught by (guest) lecturers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. And finally, you will often work in a multi-disciplinary context during your internship as well. International character The Clinical Psychology Master’s programme will mainly be taught in English. It is possible however to follow your seminars in Dutch. Our programme’s content and context have a strong international character and you will have plenty of opportunity for international orientation (thesis, internship, symposiums). The NIP´s basic certificate in psycho-diagnostics The clinical Master’s degree offers Dutch-speaking students the opportunity to acquire the NIP’s basic... [-]

Master in Computing Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

In the Master’s programme Computing Science, you will learn the advanced concepts, software design methods, problem-solving techniques, and analytic skills necessary to create information-driven systems and applications for our diverse society. [+]

Information-Driven In A Diverse Society Software systems enable us to do things that would otherwise be difficult, time-consuming, or even impossible. In the Master’s programme Computing Science, you will learn the advanced concepts, software design methods, problem-solving techniques, and analytic skills necessary to create information-driven systems and applications for our diverse society. Within the programme, you can select one of four tracks: Programming Technology Algorithm Design and Analysis Advanced Planning and Decision Making Algorithmic Data Analysis The programme is research oriented. You will explore theories and techniques in computing science and software design as well as participate in the research done to advance the field. Programme Objective To successfully design software, you first need to describe and analyse the relevant domain and its properties using language, modeling, or data. You then need to develop suitable software technologies and algorithms to derive the outcomes you want to achieve. Finally, you need an easy and efficient way to implement these components and turn them into an actual application. You will learn to analyse and develop the concepts, design methods, and techniques underlying all of these steps. Examples of applications you may explore include: the optimal routing of electricity from producers to consumers process mining of hospital patient careflow data to improve efficiency and quality of patient care advanced technologies for developing correct and efficient software [-]

Master in Cultural Anthropology: Sociocultural Transformation

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

This two-year Master has a strong international focus, and it introduces you to the complex interplay of cultural diversity and power in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. You’ll conduct ethnographic fieldwork abroad. [+]

Cultural Diversity In An Interconnected World Despite strong globalisation forces, social and cultural sameness don’t increase. Power tensions and violent conflicts continue to persist and even erupt. Why? To answer that question, we need an anthropological analysis of the relation between cultural diversity and power within the process of sociocultural transformation. The Master's programme in Cultural Anthropology: Sociocultural Transformation equips you with the knowledge and skills to make this analysis. International fieldwork This two-year Master has a strong international focus, and it introduces you to the complex interplay of cultural diversity and power in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. You’ll conduct ethnographic fieldwork abroad. Interdisciplinary character Several courses offer an interdisciplinary setting, in which you can explore topics that relate not only to anthropology but also to e.g. political sociology, social justice and psychology. Research schools The research program is firmly embedded in local, national and international research contexts, demonstrated through external professorial appointments and national and international collaboration. The research program Sovereignty and Social Contestation participates in the university’s research focus area of Cultures, Citizenship, and Human Rights. Research and PhD training are situated in the KNAW-accredited research school CERES. Courses are taught by staff members with strong international reputations and standing, such as Dr Cristina Grasseni, Dr Kees Koonings, Prof. Ivan Komproe, Dr Hans de Kruijf, Dr Geert Mommersteeg, Dr Martijn Oosterbaan, Prof. Ton Robben and Dr Gerdien Steenbeek. Best master This programme was rated as the best Master’s Programme out of a total of thirteen... [-]

Master in Cultural Anthropology: Sustainable Citizenship

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

This Master’s degree programme will train you to work as an academic professional. Along with classic methods and skills, the programme allows you to acquire applied and practice-focussed skills, enabling you to flexibly switch between or integrate scientific theory and anthropological professional practice. [+]

Explore the relationship between citizenship, cultural diversity, and social sustainability. Violent protests against the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil, the Occupy movements in Madrid and New York, and social unrest and protests from Cairo to Kiev – these developments have held the world in their grip and pushed governments to recognise the voices of their citizens. Small island developing states, such as Aruba and Tuvalu, are the frontrunners of the transition to a sustainable economy and social welfare. In transition towns in the Netherlands and elsewhere, active citizens are restructuring their own living environment and “participative society” to be more sustainable and social. The business world has also discovered the concept of sustainable and socially responsible enterprise. Sustainability is not only about the environment, climate, or economy. The social component also demands attention – and requires actively involved citizens in various positions. Their roles span from social citizens to players in political decision-making, and from consumers to carers for health and the environment. In the Master’s programme in Cultural Anthropology: Sustainable Citizenship, you’ll study these developments and citizenship initiatives through a focus on the triangle of People, Planet, and Profit. Innovative methodology Anthropologists continually focus on cultural diversity and differences based on ethnicity, class, gender, age, and health. This Master’s programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to evaluate these facets of life and their interrelationships. During your studies, you will learn traditional anthropological methods and techniques (fieldwork, participatory observation, and qualitative interviews). However, you will also... [-]

Master in Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The two-year Master’s programme in Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence (DaSCA) gives you the theoretical and methodological background to analyse this development. [+]

How do socialisation contexts influence the development of children and adolescents? Why is it that young males in particular tend to get involved in crime? Is it because they have the ‘wrong’ friends? Were they not socialised properly? Is it due to dispositional factors? Are there hereditary factors at work? From the day a child is born, his family and the culture in which he’s raised have a huge impact on his socioemotional development and psychological adjustment. As he grows up, his school and networks of friends and peers become more and more influential on his development. The two-year Master’s programme in Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence (DaSCA) gives you the theoretical and methodological background to analyse this development. Normal and abnormal socioemotional development The programme focusses on both normal and abnormal development processes. Explicit attention is given to the study of interventions and risk factors in children’s and adolescent’s cognitive and social-emotional development and adjustment. Through the course topics, you’ll address questions such as: What are the early markers of development going awry? How can we improve the way negative outcomes in children and adolescents are prevented or treated? This Master’s programme combines advanced coursework with the development of hands-on skills. International focus All courses and communications are in English and the programme is designed to allow you to practice advanced English communication skills while gaining an international perspective on topics related to development and socialisation. Some of the lecturers are from abroad (US, Belgium, Croatia, and... [-]

Master in Earth, Life and Climate

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

On our Master's programme in Earth, Life, and Climate, you will explore the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary systems, biodiversity, and climate, as well as their evolution. [+]

EXPLORE PROCESSES AFFECTING THE EARTH'S LIFE AND ITS ENVIRONMENT On our Master's programme in Earth, Life, and Climate, you will explore the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary systems, biodiversity, and climate, as well as their evolution. This two-year programme will provide you with the knowledge you need to understand climate change and its impact on natural environments such as soils, sediments, lakes, groundwater, wetlands, estuaries, and oceans. The main topics you will study include the evolution of life, the development of sedimentary basins, carbon sources and sinks, biogeochemical and geochemical fingerprinting of sedimentary processes/environments, and climate reconstruction. You can choose one of four tracks based on your specific interests: Integrated Stratigraphy and Sedimentary Systems Climate Reconstruction Biogeosciences and Evolution Environmental Geochemistry Societal and scientific challenges On this programme, you will learn state-of-the-art reconstruction methods, modelling techniques, and laboratory experiments used in a wide range of earth and beta science disciplines. These disciplines include biogeology, palaeontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, environmental geochemistry, organic geochemistry, hydrology, physical geography, geology, biology, climate dynamics, and palaeoceanography. You will utilise these skills in your own research project or on the traineeships you can take in preparation for an international career in applied or fundamental research. The programme focuses on the following societal and scientific questions: How does the Earth’s climate system respond to higher levels of atmospheric CO2? How fast do ice sheets respond to global warming? How are regional patterns of precipitation controlled by changes in monsoon strength or... [-]

Master in Earth Structure and Dynamics

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

In the Master in Earth Structure and Dynamics programme, you will explore the composition, structure, and evolution of the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core. During this two-year programme, you will learn to link geological, geophysical, geochemical, and geodetic observations made at the Earth’s surface to physical processes operating within the planet. [+]

STUDY PROCESSES AT OR NEAR THE EARTH'S SURFACE In the Master in Earth Structure and Dynamics programme, you will explore the composition, structure, and evolution of the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core. During this two-year programme, you will learn to link geological, geophysical, geochemical, and geodetic observations made at the Earth’s surface to physical processes operating within the planet. Specialise in any aspect of Solid Earth Science The programme combines physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, and field studies to address how the solid Earth works. It allows you to specialise in virtually any aspect of solid Earth science, ranging from theoretical geophysics to pure geology or geochemistry. Many students choose a combined geology-geophysics focus. Core areas of teaching and research The main subject areas you will study consist of seismology, tectonophysics, mantle dynamics, structural geology, metamorphism, magmatic processes, basin evolution, hydrocarbon and mineral deposits, and the properties of Earth materials. You will examine processes ranging from slow geodynamic processes – such as mantle convection, plate tectonics, and mountain building – to those that can have an impact during a human lifetime. These include active crustal deformation, seismicity, and volcanism as well as subsidence, uplift, and seismicity induced by hydrocarbon production and geological storage of CO2. In the programme, you will address questions such as: How do mountain belts and sedimentary basins form? How can we image the internal structure of the crust and mantle? How does plate tectonics really work and how can we model it? What controls volcanic eruptions and... [-]

Master in Earth Surface and Water

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Earth Surface and Water programme trains students to quantitatively study the natural and human-induced physical and chemical processes, patterns, and dynamics of Earth’s continental and coastal systems as well as their responses to global change. [+]

EXPLORE PROCESSES AT OR NEAR THE EARTH'S SURFACE The Master’s programme in Earth Surface and Water involves the study of natural and human-induced physical and geochemical processes, patterns, and dynamics of the Earth’s continental and coastal systems. This two-year programme provides you with knowledge that is essential to manage the planet sustainably, guarantee the availability of resources for future generations, and understand and avert natural hazards. The main subject areas you will study consist of the dynamics of coastal and river systems, (geo-)hydrological processes, groundwater remediation, land degradation in dry lands and mountainous regions, natural hazards, and delta evolution on centennial and longer time scales. You can choose one of four tracks based on your interests in the field: Geohazards and Earth Observation Coastal Dynamics and Fluvial Systems Hydrology Environmental Geochemistry Core areas of research The Earth Surface and Water programme trains students to quantitatively study the natural and human-induced physical and chemical processes, patterns, and dynamics of Earth’s continental and coastal systems as well as their responses to global change. Students explore and understand the modelling capabilities of the past, present, and future as well as the evolution of Earth’s environment, including human impact on this evolution. In the programme, you will address questions such as: How do river floods affect delta systems and their inhabitants? How can we use natural processes under climate change to maintain safe - yet attractive and dynamic - coastlines? How can satellite images be used to estimate erosion losses? Will we have enough... [-]

Master in Economic Policy

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The MSc in Economic Policy will provide you with the sound theoretical knowledge and advanced analytical skills required to work in the complex, challenging and important field of economic and public policy. [+]

What are the primary tasks of government in a market-based society. How do we deal with the long term challenges from new technologies, demographic shifts and environmental change? Are our current pension and healthcare systems strong enough to cope with an ageing population? What policies are required to achieve environmental sustainability and who is responsible for taking action? If you are strongly motivated to contribute to just and effective decisions in economic policy-making, the Master’s in Economic Policy at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is the right choice for you. The MSc in Economic Policy deals with complex societal issues, with a focus on the role of government policies, ranging from the organisation of care and the provision of social insurance to policies of sustainable growth. In this programme you will learn to apply modern economics to questions relating to labour market reform, inequality, the future of education and health care, energy transition and sustainable economic growth. This one-year MSc in Economic Policy will equip you with the skills, mindset and multidisciplinary knowledge, needed to give informed responses to the questions facing contemporary society. You will take courses that combine economic theory with socio-economic policy-making in a small group of students representing diverse academic and cultural backgrounds. This diversity helps to create a learning environment that encourages intense discussion and interaction. Career Perspectives As a graduate of this Master’s programme, you will be well-prepared for a range of careers in both the public and private sector. Our alumni have... [-]

Master in Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Do you want to disentangle and understand the complex interaction of development, education, and learning? Are you curious about how processes in educational contexts relate to the cognitive and social development of children, youth, and adults? The Master’s Programme in Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction invites you to tackle these topics and more. [+]

We never learn alone. We always learn by interacting with someone or something. Explore the complexity of cognitive and social learning processes Do you want to disentangle and understand the complex interaction of development, education, and learning? Are you curious about how processes in educational contexts relate to the cognitive and social development of children, youth, and adults? The Master’s Programme in Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction invites you to tackle these topics and more. Education can sometimes be dull and ineffective. We can change that through recognizing and developing the concept that we never learn alone. We always learn by interacting with someone or something, such as: people who are more knowledgeable than us (teachers or more advanced fellow students); people who are equally knowledgeable as us (peers or in teams); or artefacts (the environment around us, books, or computers). There are more and more opportunities to use multimedia in the classroom. But is it always effective? It is crucial that the source of learning connects with the way our memory operates. Only then children can find their way through the material. If you’re interested in learning about and carrying out high-quality research into these interactions, you can make a real difference in learning, teaching, and instruction. Research-focused This programme is offered by the Department of Child, Family, and Education Studies is a part of Utrecht University’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. It is based in the research priority area Education and Learning, which is embedded in local,... [-]

Master in Energy Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Our energy system is rapidly evolving. There are big challenges ahead of us, including mitigating climate change, securing our long-term energy supply, and providing access to sustainable energy for everyone. This two-year Master’s programme in Energy Science at Utrecht University offers an interdisciplinary approach for anyone prepared to tackle these challenges. [+]

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO ENERGY CHALLENGES Our energy system is rapidly evolving. There are big challenges ahead of us, including mitigating climate change, securing our long-term energy supply, and providing access to sustainable energy for everyone. This two-year Master’s programme in Energy Science at Utrecht University offers an interdisciplinary approach for anyone prepared to tackle these challenges. Systems approach Energy collection, conversion, transport, storage, distribution, and end-use application are all steps in providing energy services to society. All these elements form an energy system, which is complex and interacts with other systems in a multitude of ways. Transitions in energy systems and the merits of innovation for the individual components of each can only be analysed in the context of the complete system. This is why we place energy systems analysis at the very centre of our Energy Science programme. Interdisciplinary Analysing energy systems requires a thorough knowledge of the fundamental scientific and technological principles of the discipline. This knowledge enables you to understand how the characteristics of individual technologies can influence their performance, as well as the impact of market and policy contexts on energy systems. This is why both economics and policy studies are also covered the programme. Research in energy science The programme has been developed by the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. This institute investigates and develops processes and opportunities for innovative change for sustainability. Energy and resource systems are just one of the areas researched at the institute, and this cutting-edge research informs the teaching... [-]

Master in Environmental Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

In this programme, you will study the fundamental life processes of plants and microbes. The interdisciplinary course content also offers you the chance to examine animal behaviour from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. [+]

Explore Life From Genes To Ecosystems Plants, animals, and microbes all play a key role in the sustainability of life on Earth. The Master's programme in Environmental Biology offers you the opportunity to explore different organisational levels of life – from genes, cells, and organisms to populations and entire ecosystems. In this programme, you will study the fundamental life processes of plants and microbes. The interdisciplinary course content also offers you the chance to examine animal behaviour from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. Tracks Within the Environmental Biology Master, you can select a specialised track from the following: Plant Biology Fungal Biology Ecology and Natural Resource Management Biomarine Sciences & Palaeoecology Behavioural Ecology Tailor-made study plan Alternatively, you can develop an individualised curriculum suited to your unique interests. We offer you considerable flexibility in choosing specific subfields or topics within Environmental Biology. Study Programme The main components of this two-year Master’s programme (120 EC) are practical research training and advanced theoretical education. The aim of the research projects is to train you as an independent researcher. The programme can only be followed full-time. [-]

Master in European Governance

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Master in European Governance is a unique double-degree programme offered in partnership with Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and the University of Konstanz (Germany). As a student in this programme, you will study and live in two different European locations. This will allow you to experience European governance from two different perspectives in the context of a unique personal experience. [+]

The Master’s programme in European Governance explores pressing concerns facing Europe today: How can we regulate financial markets in crisis? How can we make the transition to a green economy and sustainable forms of energy? Will reforms to welfare states foster economic growth, and if so, how do we approach these reforms? What are the emerging patterns of intelligence sharing and law enforcement within the context of cross-border policing? Are European countries becoming more similar and homogenous because of the EU? Does the EU unify us as equals or undermine democracy? These are amongst the most important questions facing Europe today. Each issue involves activities at the local, national, and European level, and each requires insight into the fields of economics, law, and public administration. The interdisciplinary Master’s programme in European Governance will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer these questions and to formulate appropriate responses to the challenges they pose. Our programme prepares you to deal with and work within the framework of European governance – both in Brussels and at home. Study and live in two different European locations The Master in European Governance is a unique double-degree programme offered in partnership with Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and the University of Konstanz (Germany). As a student in this programme, you will study and live in two different European locations. This will allow you to experience European governance from two different perspectives in the context of a unique personal experience. Double degree Successful graduates will... [-]

Master in Experimental Physics

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The field of experimental physics offers unique scientific and technological challenges. As a student in the Master’s programme in Experimental Physics you will receive advanced training in the fundamental scientific theories that describe the world around us. You will examine the design and use of advanced instrumentation required to study those theories. [+]

Explore the Interaction of Fundamental and Applied Research The field of experimental physics offers unique scientific and technological challenges. As a student in the Master’s programme in Experimental Physics you will receive advanced training in the fundamental scientific theories that describe the world around us. You will examine the design and use of advanced instrumentation required to study those theories. What you'll learn You will come into contact with forefront technologies in particle detection, such as extremely high-granularity Si-pixel detectors and high-performance computing, as well as state-of-the-art setups for laser cooling and Bose-Einstein condensation. You will also learn to utilise advanced techniques for data analysis and computer modelling. International research The programme offers courses with a strong link to research carried out by experimental research groups in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Utrecht University. You will have the opportunity to work in close cooperation with groups specialising in the strong nuclear forces, ultra-cold quantum matter, and ultra-fast light-matter interaction. Research for experimental physics is performed at labs in Utrecht and at the famous CERN laboratory in Geneva. You will also have the opportunity to participate in (inter)national research meetings. Programme Objective The programme offers excellent preparation for a career in research laboratory in the high-tech industry, or as a PhD student at Universities and research institutes around the world. [-]

Master in Financial Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Master’s in Financial Management is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for a professional career in international financial management. You will gain specialised knowledge, founded on the principles of finance and economics, that is highly relevant in practice. [+]

Today financial management operates in a highly complex, interconnected and fast-moving international arena. Organisational objectives have to integrate a wide variety of considerations, such as variations in global markets, long-term strategies, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder value; at the same time, short-term financial growth is desired and demanded. Are you interested in the challenge of becoming part of a new generation of financial professionals, who have the knowledge, mindset and skills to ‘future proof’ the financial management of large, SME and start-up businesses? Then the Master’s in Financial Management at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) gives you a unique, multidisciplinary and international programme in which you will learn to understand not just a firm’s finances, but also how to deal with economic, managerial, regulatory, and reporting issues to maximise enterprise value. The MSc in Financial Management provides students not only with the latest economic and financial theory, but also the hard financial skills and multidisciplinary understanding to put theory into practice in an increasingly complex world. This Master’s programme focuses on all important aspects of modern financial management, including how to raise capital (i.e. issuing shares and bonds), how to allocate capital (capital budgeting, operational budgeting), how to manage short-term resources (working capital management), how to deal with dividend policies, and how to align individual motives to organisational objectives (performance management, compensation systems). In addition, you will learn how to effectively introduce changes in financial management policies in organisations. Importantly, the Utrecht University MSc in Financial Management is geared... [-]

Master in Game and Media Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Master’s programme in Game and Media Technology focuses on the technological aspects of gaming and multimedia in the context of computer science. [+]

Get Ready To Join A Booming Industry Gaming and multimedia have assumed an important place in our society, giving rise to a booming industry with turnovers exceeding those of the movie industry and generating leaps in computer software and hardware development. The Master’s programme in Game and Media Technology focuses on the technological aspects of gaming and multimedia in the context of computer science. In the research programme of gaming and simulation, you will explore: Modelling virtual worlds Creating character animation and behavior Generating effective scenarios Building multi-sensory interfaces Drama, Style and Emotions It also incorporates such aspects as drama, style, and emotions, with a focus on the technical aspects. Simulating the physics, biology, and psychology of the real world and bringing it to life in multi-sensory simulations are major challenges you will explore in our dynamic programme. New types of games and hardware reach the market regularly. Moreover, there is increasing recognition of the value of games as an educational tool and the integration of multimedia tools into everyday life is continuing. This creates fertile grounds for those with an advanced degree in the area of Game and Media Technology. Programme Objective This Master’s programme in Game and Media Technology provides you with both fundamental and applied knowledge of the techniques for handling spatial data. You will gain the skills to perform research, analyse, and solve scientific problems — and to keep up with research progress in the fields of geometry, imaging, and virtual environments. Game and Media Technology... [-]

Master in Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA)

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 - 4  September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

GIMA is a blended learning Master's programme, which means that most of the time you are studying from the place where you think you can study best (e.g. at home, or your local library). Students study full time (2 yrs.) or part time (4 yrs.). [+]

GIMA: Offering The Best Of Four Dutch Universities Geographical information is everywhere. Think of physical planning, risk management, navigation systems, location based services, movement analysis, augmented reality, increasing use of maps and volunteered geographical information. This is why Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA) is such a relevant and complete Master of Science programme; it focuses on the management and application of geographical information from a scientific perspective. In addition, there are two aspects which make GIMA a unique program: the blended learning concept and the co-operation between four renowned Dutch universities. GIMA is also an international program. It does not only target Dutch bachelors, but also foreign bachelors and professionals with equivalent pre-education. Blended learning GIMA is a blended learning Master's programme, which means that most of the time you are studying from the place where you think you can study best (e.g. at home, or your local library). Students study full time (2 yrs.) or part time (4 yrs.). For the first half of the programme there are only four short contact periods per year, one at each partner university. During those contact periods (with a duration of two weeks) you are supposed to be present in person but for the rest of the year you can study through our electronic learning environment from wherever you are. Obviously, the same holds for the individual thesis research project and internship, each of 6 (full time) or 12 (part time) month length in the last half of the program. Joint... [-]

Master in History and Philosophy of Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The general aim of the Master’s programme HPS is to offer you a thorough training in the history and/or philosophy or foundations of the sciences and humanities. You'll learn to develop and research historical or philosophical research questions. [+]

A LONG-TERM PERSPECTIVE ON SCIENCE AND SOCIETY The Master’s programme in the History and Philosophy of Science offers a unique opportunity to study the foundations, practices, and culture of the sciences and humanities from a historical and philosophical perspective. Our two-year research programme addresses the historical development of scientific thought and practice with a broad approach that investigates the interplay of science or the humanitites with cultural, social, and institutional factors. Students will also undertake conceptual analysis of theories such as relativity, quantum mechanics, evolution, and modern genetics. HPS has twice been judged ´best in category´ by the national Master guide (Keuzegids Masters): in the category ‘Science and Policy’ (Bèta en Beleid, 2012) and in the category ‘Philosophy’ (Wijsbegeerte, 2013). The curriculum covers courses on selected subjects in: History of Science or the Humanities Philosophy of Science or the Humanities Foundations of Physics Foundations of Mathematics and Logic PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE The general aim of the Master’s programme HPS is to offer you a thorough training in the history and/or philosophy or foundations of the sciences and humanities. You'll learn to develop and research historical or philosophical research questions. You will be educated in developing a professional attitude which enables you to enroll in a PhD programme in the HPS field, or start (on the job training) for a career in science education and communication, in museums, in science policy or science management. [-]

Master in Human Geography

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Human Geography is a new Master’s programme that starts in September 2017. It stems from the former Economic Geography and Urban Geography programmes. [+]

Master in Human Geography A NEW PROGRAMME WITH A SOLID FOUNDATION Human Geography is a new Master’s programme that starts in September 2017. It stems from the former Economic Geography and Urban Geography programmes. You can specialise in one of the two fields by choosing a track: Urban Geography: Neighbourhoods & Residential Dynamics Urban Geography: Daily Life & Public Spaces Economic Geography: Business & Location Economic Geography: Regional Development & Policy CITIES AND URBAN REGIONS: OPPORTUNITIES AND CONCERNS Urban regions are bubbling, dynamic places where people get together and generate new ideas. They are breeding grounds for innovation and economic growth. Many people still move to the city, chasing their dreams: for a challenging career, a pleasant living environment, all the amenities within easy reach. And besides the local residents, large numbers of tourists visit the city seeking an entertaining stay. The continuous urban growth in an increasingly global economy has both winners and losers. On the one hand, there are start-ups that expand to become large companies. While on the other hand, there are traditional companies that succumb to global competition. How can we explain success and failure? Urban growth also leads to a great diversity of people and lifestyles, which ensure thriving communities. Yet there are also places where spatial and social inequalities reveal themselves between communities. This results in unpleasant living environments and neighbourhoods in decline. How do you breathe new life into those communities? In the Human Geography Master's programme you learn how urban and economic... [-]

Master in Innovation Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

In this Master’s programme in Innovation Sciences you will learn how to transform new ideas, knowledge and inventions into marketable innovations. You will analyse innovation in companies, as well as the position of these companies within the wider innovation system. [+]

ANALYSE THE JOURNEY FROM KNOWLEDGE TO INNOVATION Creating a culture of innovation is one of society’s greatest challenges. Innovation creates new opportunities that lead to sustainable economic growth and can help tackle serious societal problems such as climate change or pandemics. In this Master’s programme in Innovation Sciences you will learn how to transform new ideas, knowledge and inventions into marketable innovations. You will analyse innovation in companies, as well as the position of these companies within the wider innovation system. Areas of study This two-year Master’s programme focuses on the dynamics of emerging technologies and innovation. After completing this programme, you will be able to link new technologies to human and economic wants and needs, as well as to the grand societal challenges. Especially around energy, sustainable transport, and life sciences. What does innovation mean for economic growth, welfare, health care, climate change, energy security, mobility and sustainability? Who are we looking for? Utrecht University offers you a challenging setting in which to make a significant contribution to tomorrow's society. This programme will be of particular interest to students with a background in technology, health, life sciences, natural sciences or industrial engineering that wish to extend their technical background with knowledge about innovation management and social processes. Moreover, the programme is also of interest to talented students with a background in the social sciences (for example: economics, economics geography, entrepreneurship or business) that have demonstrated an affiliation with science and technology. As an Innovation Sciences student you may want... [-]

Master in International Development Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The multidisciplinary Master's programme in International Development Studies addresses the current development challenges and engages with these current, urgent and highly important issues. [+]

Development In A Complex And Highly Differentiated World The world is rapidly changing, and so is development studies. While the international donor community is engaged in discussions about a post-MDG (Millennium Development Goals) agenda to guide long-term development policies and end global poverty, there are new concerns about global food security, climate change, energy crises, and financial crises. At the same time, Africa, Asia and Latin America are experiencing rapid transformations, turning traditional North-South relations upside down. Giants like India and China are strengthening their role in international development cooperation. These ‘new’ donors emphasise that ‘South-South cooperation’ is different from the Western notion of donors helping clients. While development has been traditionally defined by the donor community in the North, governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America come up with their own versions of ‘development’. Over the past decade, the number of actors active in the development domain has multiplied. In addition to the traditional donors, new ‘players’ have entered the scene, including foundations and diaspora-organisations. Furthermore individual migrants and socially-engaged entrepreneurs are acknowledging their responsibility for acting to benefit society at large, taking responsibility for the social and environmental impacts of production activities and/or consumption. The multidisciplinary Master's programme in International Development Studies addresses the current development challenges and engages with these current, urgent and highly important issues. In particular, the programme focuses on topics surrounding climate change, land governance, urbanisation, corporate social responsibility, and migration/mobilities. You will study in an international environment, with peers and staff from diverse... [-]

Master in International Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

This Master’s programme is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for a professional career in international management. You will actively participate in major research projects, conduct your own research, present your results, and write short essays and a Master’s thesis. [+]

Today, the majority of firms operate internationally. Some firms only do some regional exporting, others have extensive sales operations in foreign markets and source their inputs from all over the world. Managing complex international operations well is a core competitive advantage for organisations today. Not only in terms of sales and profits, but also in doing it sustainable and ethical with sensitivity and respect for cultural differences. International Management Interested in driving successful operations in an international context? The Master’s programme in International Management at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is a highly international, multidisciplinary management programme that pays attention not just to business issues, but to corporate social responsibility, ethics and human behaviour as well. Founded firmly in economics and international financial management, this specialised MSc is designed for a new generation of managers who understand that the real ‘story behind the numbers’ includes well being for all stakeholders. The MSc in International Management puts the management of international organisations in the spotlight, covering various key elements of global decision-making. Core to this Master is the management of international operations including entry strategies in foreign markets, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and cross-cultural leadership. Further, senior executives’ main role is to create new opportunities and maximise the impact of firms in society, so there is a strong emphasis in this Master’s programme on global innovation strategies, entrepreneurship, and corporate social responsibility. Career Perspectives The MSc in International Management trains you to work in a global corporate environment dealing with... [-]

Master in Marine Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

As part of your two-year Master’s programme in Marine Sciences, you will learn how marine systems and processes operate naturally – and how they change through human intervention. The programme offers multidisciplinary cutting-edge information in this rapidly developing field. [+]

Contribute To The Sustainable Use Of Sea And Ocean Resources Seas and oceans play an important role in our day-to-day lives, and over 65% of the world’s population lives or works in coastal areas. Vital for our economy and health – as well as for climate, food, and biodiversity – seas and oceans have immense societal significance. However, the oceans are changing rapidly as human-induced pollution and CO2 emissions lead to global warming and ocean acidification. The impact on organisms, ocean chemistry, and currents on short to long timescales is uncertain, affecting both business and policymaking. As part of your two-year Master’s programme in Marine Sciences, you will learn how marine systems and processes operate naturally – and how they change through human intervention. The programme offers multidisciplinary cutting-edge information in this rapidly developing field. Diverse community of students If you are a science student with an educational background in biology, chemistry, physics, or earth science, this programme offers you the perfect preparation for a career as a marine scientist. Students with a Bachelor's degree in another natural science or technical discipline and students from University Colleges who would like to contribute to the sustainable use of sea and ocean resources are also invited to apply. Multidisciplinary approach A broad research approach to this rapidly developing field is necessary to make human intervention more sustainable, identify risks, and improve future scenarios. Essentially, all current issues in Marine Sciences are multidisciplinary. Crucial questions you will investigate during your studies include: How... [-]

Master in Mathematical Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

In our Master’s programme in Mathematical Sciences, you’ll engage in the core activities of mathematics while discovering new patterns and relationships and learning to construct models with predictive power. [+]

Explore The Intersection Of Fundamental And Applied Research In our Master’s programme in Mathematical Sciences, you’ll engage in the core activities of mathematics while discovering new patterns and relationships and learning to construct models with predictive power. You’ll also study the science of structures within the different branches of the physical sciences. Our faculty of Mathematical Sciences offers you a versatile, internationalised learning environment at the intersection of fundamental and applied research You can tailor your programme by selecting one of the following eight tracks: Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory Applied Analysis Differential Geometry and Topology History of Mathematics Logic Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Modelling Pure Analysis Scientific Computing Choosing a track will allow you to pursue your degree through either a theoretical or more applied focus. Programme Objective Our Master of Mathematical Sciences degree programme will prepare you for a challenging career in academic research or as a professional mathematician. [-]

Master in Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Through the programme’s cutting-edge research in methodology and statistics, you will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to carry out fundamental and applied research at the level of a PhD project. [+]

State-Of-The-Art Research in Methodology and Statistics Modern society is highly data-driven. Everything is monitored and measured, yet there are major challenges to finding optimal ways to design research, analyse data, and extract the most valuable information. This Master’s programme combines the research expertise of the following departments at Utrecht University (UU) and the University of Twente (UT): the Department of Methods and Statistics (UU) the Department of Biostatistics, University Medical Centre Utrecht (UU) the Department of Research Methodology, Measurement Methods, and Data Analysis (UT) The collaboration between these departments provides you with an exceptionally broad range of internship opportunities and thesis topics focussed on the following fields: Behavioural Sciences | Biomedical Sciences | Social Sciences Combining Theory and Application Through the programme’s cutting-edge research in methodology and statistics, you will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to carry out fundamental and applied research at the level of a PhD project. This two-year Master’s programme provides you with answers to questions such as: What is the best way to set up a clinical trial to test new medical treatments? How do we estimate the number of illegal immigrants in the Netherlands? How do we obtain valid answers in a survey about sensitive topics like income or tax fraud? How do we accumulate knowledge through Bayesian updating techniques? You will also develop your ability to consult with applied researchers on a wide range of methodological and statistical issues. During your studies, you will select a specialisation in the behavioural, biomedical, or social... [-]

Master in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The programme addresses these topics from the assumption that systematic understanding of the precursors and processes of migration and integration is essential for the development of adequate policies and interventions in pluralistic societies. [+]

Investigate immigrants’ integration and the consequences of cultural diversity Why do people migrate? How do immigrants integrate and develop (new of dual) cultural identities? How do host societies respond to immigrants? Why and when do ethnic and religious differences lead to conflicts and misunderstandings? What are the reasons for prejudice and racism and how can these negative reactions be minimized? Topics of high societal significance In this Master's programme in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculuralism you will focus on questions of high societal significance and policy relevance, that relate to: international migration integration and cultural identity the development of ethnic relations the management of cultural diversity The programme addresses these topics from the assumption that systematic understanding of the precursors and processes of migration and integration is essential for the development of adequate policies and interventions in pluralistic societies. Interdisciplinary methodology This two-year Master's programme contributes to interdiciplinary theoretical and empirical knowledge in the social sciences. You will learn the main theories and approaches developed in: social and cultural psychology sociology political science anthropology Research You will receive extensive training in research methodology, and graduate well prepared for further PhD studies within the Interuniversity Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) or another institute in the Netherlands or abroad. Your studies will also prepare you for a career in research or advisory positions within academic institutes, policy organisations and NGOs. The programme’s instructional staff participate in the research groups of the departments of Interdisciplinary Social Science (Prof. Verkuyten and... [-]

Master in Multidisciplinary Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Our two-year Research Master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Economics was carefully designed to give you the specialised knowledge and expertise you need for a career in economics. [+]

From upheavals in the housing markets and top-level banking bonuses to rising taxes and the international credit crisis, economics is no longer a straightforward matter of money and finance. Economics today is a multifaceted discipline that impacts global politics, laws, and society – and Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) believes that today’s students must be equipped with more than subject knowledge. Our two-year Research Master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Economics was carefully designed to give you the specialised knowledge and expertise you need for a career in economics. Moreover, the multidisciplinary context will encourage you to look at complex economics issues from different perspectives and help you to apply that knowledge in academia, industry or government. U.S.E. provides you with a flexible, and comprehensive Master’s programme. The curriculum combines compulsory courses, designed to give you a solid foundation in economics, with your secondary discipline and elective courses, during which you can focus on your personal areas of interest. You will work closely with your fellow students on projects, courses, events and research. Outline of the programme In your first year, you will gain the solid theoretical basis necessary to conduct economic research and analysis. During the second year, you will complete a series of specialised courses to further hone your research skills at U.S.E. and the University of Groningen. You will attend research seminars by national and international researchers, take elective courses, write a research proposal for the NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), and finish the programme by writing... [-]

Master in Nanomaterials Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Nanomaterials Science is a two-year (120 ECTS) multidisciplinary programme in which you will explore the subject areas of catalysis, colloid science, and nanophotonics. The programme will provide you with a solid theoretical background and help you develop the experimental skills necessary to perform high-level research. [+]

Nanomaterials in Utrecht judged best in the field The Dutch Master's Selection Guide (Keuzegids Masters 2017) again ranked Utrecht University's Nanomaterials Science programme as the best in the field of Chemistry in the Netherlands. Students chose the Master's programme Nanomaterials Science at Utrecht University as the best programme in the field in the yearly review 'Beste studies' by Elsevier Explore the Applications of Nanomaterials Nanomaterials are essential building blocks that can produce chemicals in an environmentally friendly manner, harvest light to supply energy, and help develop faster computers and better medicines. In this two-year Master’s programme, you will gain in-depth knowledge on, and experimental experience with, novel nanomaterials and their synthesis, structure, and applications – for example, as catalysts or in nanophotonics. Chemistry of the future The dimensions of systems at the microscopic level determine their physical and chemical properties and applications. Your studies will provide you with the tools to analyse and experiment with these properties and possibilities. In addition, the course content will introduce you to the nanomaterials of tomorrow, including colloidal crystals – a new tool for the manipulation of light in miniature lasers and optical devices – and new catalysts for more efficient and environmentally friendly chemistry. Contribute to a sustainable society The combined talents and expertise of chemists and physicists are essential for success in a number of subfields within science and technology. Our Master’s programme offers you the knowledge and training to work as a scientist who contributes to a more sustainable society. Through... [-]

Master in Research in Public Administration and Organisational Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The programme offers an in-depth investigation of societal problems and critical challenges faced by organisations in the public domain. You will investigate these challenges, analyse how public organisations deal with each challenge, and begin to form theories about what is required to make policies work. [+]

This challenging two-year programme focuses on key issues of Public Administration and Organisation Theory. The programme offers an in-depth investigation of societal problems and critical challenges faced by organisations in the public domain. You will investigate these challenges, analyse how public organisations deal with each challenge, and begin to form theories about what is required to make policies work. New challenges for public organisations New challenges for public governments flow from long-term trends such as globalisation, changing information and communication technologies, climate change, and societal fragmentation caused by migration, individualisation, and cultural pluralisation. Solid research is necessary to understand and properly react to these social transformations. Public administrators respond to these challenges in a variety of ways: they initiate reforms to make public management less bureaucratic and more accountable, they activate and enable citizens, they help businesses become more competitive while enhancing social responsibility, and they support civil society initiatives to provide voluntary community services. You will analyse how such initiatives help governments cope with the challenges of modernity. These modern challenges are no longer the sole responsibility of government institutions. Private, semi-private, and privatised organisations are increasingly involved in what were previously considered public tasks. Political decision-making does not only take place in national political arenas, but also at the regional level and in various international arenas, in horizontal networks of social partners, and at the headquarters of large companies and social institutions. Your study of the public domain and the critical issues in that domain will therefore focus... [-]

Master in Science and Business Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Our Master of Science and Business Management (SBM) offers you a unique training that will enable you to translate interesting ideas into innovative products. [+]

CONNECTING THE WORLD OF SCIENCE AND BUSINESS Companies and academic institutions need professionals with the skills to manage and market knowledge-intensive products, as well as a solid understanding of the scientific principles underlying products and processes. Our Master of Science and Business Management (SBM) offers you a unique training that will enable you to translate interesting ideas into innovative products. Collaborations between universities and companies will only increase in the coming years, providing you with exciting career opportunities related to knowledge transfer and product development. Our degree programme enables graduates of bachelor’s programmes in the life, natural, or engineering sciences to combine their passions for science and business. The programme will equip you with the knowledge and tools to identify, manage, and overcome problems that arise in each phase of the innovation process. PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE The programme fosters skills related to financial management, business plan development, ICT, sustainability, and effective communication in a business environment. Along with gaining in-depth knowledge of these subjects and their applications during your studies, you’ll also develop managerial skills through group work and close interactions with your professors. A solid understanding of science is essential to bring science-based products to the market. In the SBM programme, you’ll build on your academic background in science while adding knowledge of business processes and practical skills for commercial settings. In the final phase of the programme, you’ll complete a business internship at one of our numerous national and international partner companies. SCIENCE AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT IN UTRECHT JUDGED... [-]

Master in Science Education and Communication

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Would you like to broaden your views on science or mathematics, share your knowledge with others, and make your science more visible to society at large? Then the Master’s programme Science Education and Communication may be the right choice. [+]

Share your knowledge and views, make science and mathematics meaningful Would you like to broaden your views on science or mathematics, share your knowledge with others, and make your science more visible to society at large? Then the Master’s programme Science Education and Communication may be the right choice. This two-year programme is your gateway to diverse careers: teacher in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science or astronomy; designer of educational websites or science museum exhibits; science education researcher and developer. Teaching or research The Master’s programme Science Education and Communication focuses on three core areas of study: science and mathematics; professional practice in science and mathematics education and communication; research and development in science and mathematics education and communication. These components are offered in a single broad study programme, which can be tailored to your individual interests. At the beginning of this programme you make a choice: do you aim for a teaching certificate, of do you prefer a career in research & development and whether you would like to carry out your research project in science or in science education. Already a Master? If you already have a MSc degree in Science or Mathematics, you are eligible for admission to the one-year Educational Master’s programme Leraar voorbereidend hoger onderwijs (in Dutch), which also leads to a teaching certificate. International teaching career? Take a look at our English-spoken track U-Teach. Programme Objective After completion of the teaching track, you are qualified to start as a beginning teacher. You have... [-]

Master in Social, Health and Organisational Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Project-X parties organized via Facebook. Unhealthy eating habits. Workplace bullying. Although a wide range of issues, the same rule applies to all of them: it comes down to the way in which people affect each other's behaviour. In this Master’s programme, you study human behaviour and behaviour change in a social, health, or organisational context. [+]

"Just do it!" With the help of advertising campaigns, companies try to sell their products. What works and what doesn't? Project-X parties organized via Facebook. Unhealthy eating habits. Workplace bullying. Although a wide range of issues, the same rule applies to all of them: it comes down to the way in which people affect each other's behaviour. In this Master’s programme, you study human behaviour and behaviour change in a social, health, or organisational context. Tracks During this Master’s programme, you will choose between the following three tracks: Social Influence: about the social influence of behaviour and attitude change Health Promotion: about improving health-related behaviour Work and Organisation: about the functioning and wellbeing of individuals and teams in organisations By choosing a track and elective courses you can explore your personal field of interest. Research driven This Master’s programme connects closely to our research programmes Social-cognitive and Interpersonal Determinants of Behaviour, Health Psychology: Self-regulation, and Work and Organisational Psychology. Connecting theory and practice is essential in our master. You will develop theory-driven interventions by means of the PATH model (Problem-Analysis-Test-Help). Do you want to know more about our research? Watch the videos of Professor Belle Derks about Work and Organisational Psychology (in Dutch) or about Social Psychology by Professor Kees van den Bos. A video of Professor Denise de Ridder about Health Psychology: Self-regulation will follow soon. "Every organisation wants enthusiastic employees. But what can they do to get them?" International orientation The courses in this Master's programme are rooted... [-]

Master in Social and Health Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The two-year curriculum involves multiple perspectives ranging from concrete (neuroscientific and social cognitive perspectives) to global perspectives (relationships, welfare, and health). [+]

Investigate the social and health aspects of behavioural regulation How do we resist impulses (such as greed and appetite) to promote human cooperation and maintain a healthy lifestyle? How do we cope with social and health threats in order to prevent or recover from stress and anxiety? How does money affect our social and work life? The Master’s programme in Social and Health Psychology will equip you with the tools and knowledge to analyse topics related to the control of human behaviour for the benefits of social interaction and health. During your studies, you will explore leading theories and concepts and their interconnections with various fields of study. You will also learn to use and develop cutting-edge research methods through participation in ongoing projects, where you will gain research experience in the study of behavioural regulation. Multiple perspectives The two-year curriculum involves multiple perspectives ranging from concrete (neuroscientific and social cognitive perspectives) to global perspectives (relationships, welfare, and health). Considerable attention is paid to misregulation and underregulation (dysregulation) of behaviour in the context of social and health issues. International orientation The Master’s programme has an international character that offers you multiple benefits: International networks and connections: Our staff includes lecturers who are from abroad or still have international positions. We also collaborate with researchers abroad, enabling you to arrange research or teaching visits outside of the Netherlands and improving your research and career opportunities. Global perspectives on course topics: Numerous international students bring regional and global perspectives to discussions on... [-]

Master in Social Policy and Social Interventions

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Through this master's degree programme, you will develop into an academic professional. As a graduate, you will be able to study specific social problems in conjunction. You will also have acquired the necessary professional and academic skills to prepare, implement, and evaluate policy and interventions. [+]

Social policy from an interdisciplinary perspective What is the relationship between the decentralisation of care and changes in family relations? Why do some interventions do and some do not contribute to the labour market participation of adolescents from an ethnic minority background and other do not? Would better laws and legislation help to reduce absenteeism in the workplace? If you would like to study such issues, this one-year Master's programme is for you. You will become abreast of interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives, which will also help you to gain in-depth insight into the methodology and skills that you will need to research social policy and participation. To be more specific, you will be looking into problems, such as: loneliness poverty discrimination segregation exclusion of vulnerable groups. You will also study people's strategies for dealing with social risks: labour mobility and migration care networks neighbourhood initiatives small-scale and/or multicultural collaborative efforts independent entrepreneurship, etc. This will be done while combining your knowledge from behavioural sciences and social sciences. Research feeding into education The faculty conducts a great many studies into the problems that are central to this master's degree programme, with research themes such as: labour, care, and citizenship evaluation of social policy integration and participation of newcomers evaluation of interventions. The researchers involved in these studies also contribute to the curriculum of this master's degree programme. Also taught in Dutch This master's programme is also taught in Dutch; the Dutch variant is known as Arbeid, zorg en participatie. The lectures of... [-]

Master in Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

You design your own track in this Master’s programme, in which you quickly and rigorously immerse yourself in your specialisation. You will learn about the state-of-the-art in current scholarship. [+]

Social Problems: How Do They Arise? And How Do You Solve Them? The radicalisation of Muslim youth is continually in the news and high on the political agenda. What has scientific research revealed about the causes and background of this issue? How should the government and societal actors handle this trend and which policy is effective? An ageing population leads to increasing healthcare costs. How should care for the elderly be structured in order to make it personal and affordable again? The virtual and physical world are increasingly merging. What role does the internet play in shaping political and social movements' ability to self-organise? The experts of tomorrow As society becomes more complex, the demand for experts continues to expand. In the one-year Master’s programme Contemporary Social Problems, you will be trained to become an expert on one important social theme. You choose one contemporary issue in which you will specialise: Crime and Safety Internet, Social Media and Networks Care, Policy and Organisations You design your own track in this Master’s programme, in which you quickly and rigorously immerse yourself in your specialisation. You will learn about the state-of-the-art in current scholarship. As an expert, you will also learn to think in multidisciplinary terms. In addition to sociology as your core subject, you will also take courses in the social psychology and social geography of your chosen theme, which allows you to further immerse yourself in your area of specialisation. Learn to quickly and thoroughly delve into a contemporary social... [-]

Master in Sociology and Social Research

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

In the Master’s programme in Sociology and Social Research, you will learn to develop testable explanations of important social phenomena using state-of-the-art social theory, empirical research, and data analysis. [+]

Explore Pressing Societal Issues How do social networks emerge and develop? How do they affect social capital, trust, and cooperation? What causes inequalities between men and women in the job market? Why do immigrants have higher unemployment rates and lower-paid jobs? In the Master’s programme in Sociology and Social Research, you will learn to develop testable explanations of important social phenomena using state-of-the-art social theory, empirical research, and data analysis. Problem-driven research on social cohesion and inequality As a student on this Master, you will deal with major sociological research questions related to social cohesion (solidarity) and inequality. Addressing these questions requires us to adopt an interdisciplinary approach. This programme is closely related to the research programme of the Department of Sociology, and is embedded in the Interuniversity Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS). International orientation and individual development The programme’s international character offers you global perspectives on sociology topics as well as a broad range of research opportunities. About 40% of our students come from abroad, famous international experts teach masterclasses, and you will have the opportunity to follow courses abroad. You will also have the opportunity to make choices that fit your goals, such as choosing to do an internship and writing your thesis at other institutions or research groups in the Netherlands or abroad. Programme Objective In this two-year Master’s programme, you will learn to operate as a highly qualified social science researcher with a clear focus on social cohesion and inequality. You will also... [-]

Master in Spatial Planning

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

The master's programme Spatial Planning (previously known as Planologie) trains you to solve conflicting interests on urban land. Many stakeholders have different ideas on how to use land – learn to balance them and find sustainable solutions. [+]

Is This Programme For You? The master's programme Spatial Planning (previously known as Planologie) trains you to solve conflicting interests on urban land. Many stakeholders have different ideas on how to use land – learn to balance them and find sustainable solutions. As a planner, you are also directly involved in preparing public policy for sustainable cities. Apply appropriate methods and instruments that contribute to sustainable, smart, and inclusive spatial policy. Learn how to develop innovative concepts and manage complex governance processes for the sustainable use of spatial resources such as land and shape the urban environment of the future. Programme Objective The programme in Utrecht prepares you to approach issues such as, facilitating sustainable urban (re)development, finding answers to changing socio-spatial demands (such as demographic or climate change), dealing with complexities of metropolitan areas and real estate development in difficult economic times, or governance of environmental changes in an uncertain climate. Therefore, you will be trained in analysing spatial problems with dedicated scientific methods; applying innovative knowledge and theories to come up with appropriate solutions; evaluating and prioritising alternative spatial development options; governance and management of cities. [-]

Master in Sustainable Business and Innovation

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

As part of this two-year Master’s programme in Sustainable Business and Innovation, you will learn about sustainability challenges and the technological and other options that businesses can use to work in a more environmentally and socially friendly manner. [+]

BECOME A SUSTAINABILITY CHANGE AGENT As part of this two-year Master’s programme in Sustainable Business and Innovation, you will learn about sustainability challenges and the technological and other options that businesses can use to work in a more environmentally and socially friendly manner. By reviewing the academic literature and theory, real-life examples, and business case studies, you will acquire insight into the behaviour of organisations, including processes of organisational change and innovation. Growing societal demand Businesses increasingly face significant challenges and opportunities from environmental issues such as climate change, energy, and water and social issues such as labour and human rights, corruption, and transparency. Stakeholders in these businesses – including governments, shareholders, business customers, local communities, consumers, employees, and NGOs – are demanding that companies become more focused on sustainability for themselves and the communities they impact. As a graduate with the knowledge and skills to develop sustainable business practices, you will have excellent career prospects across multiple sectors and industries. Developing sustainable societies During your studies, you will learn about topics such as sustainable development, sustainability innovations, life cycle assessment, ecoefficiency and cleaner production, environmental management systems, sustainability reporting, organisational change, and management for sustainability. As a graduate from this programme, you will understand how to help business and organisations in their journey toward making societies more sustainable. The course content is framed by life-cycle thinking, systems thinking, and long-term thinking. If you would like to become a sustainability change agent in positions such as sustainability officer or sustainability... [-]

Master in Sustainable Development

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

This two-year Master’s programme is aimed at students who want to contribute to the design of the solutions needed to achieve an environmentally and socially accountable society. In this programme, you will learn how to analyse the processes associated with change and will consider the short and long term management of these processes on local and global levels. [+]

CONTRIBUTE TO SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS This two-year Master’s programme is aimed at students who want to contribute to the design of the solutions needed to achieve an environmentally and socially accountable society. In this programme, you will learn how to analyse the processes associated with change and will consider the short and long term management of these processes on local and global levels. Multidisciplinary perspective This programme is suitable for candidates who want to study and solve societal sustainability issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. The programme is of particular interest to students who are willing to broaden their perspectives through collaboration and interaction with students who bring to the programme knowledge of other natural and social science disciplines. Specialise in one of four tracks Following admission to this Master's programme you can choose one of four specialisation tracks based on your interests in the field. As well as working in your chosen track, you will work in research teams with fellow students from the other tracks. Tracks: Energy and Materials Environmental Change and Ecosystems Earth System Governance International Development Sustainable development research Our programme is closely affiliated with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, which is part of Utrecht University. The institute conducts research on a wide range of issues related to sustainable development. The cause and effect chains linking economic activities, ecological values and innovation serves as the point of departure for much of the research. Our research and teaching staff are active members of international networks and are at... [-]

Master in Theoretical Physics

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The research Master’s degree programme in Theoretical Physics is your gateway to understanding the fascinating world of physics, ranging from the unimaginably small scales of elementary particles to the vast dimensions of our universe. [+]

The research Master’s degree programme in Theoretical Physics is your gateway to understanding the fascinating world of physics, ranging from the unimaginably small scales of elementary particles to the vast dimensions of our universe. Our highly rated research programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to describe space-time and elementary particles as well as macroscopic and microscopic phenomena in quantum and soft matter. Programme Objective The MSc in Theoretical Physics provides students with a broad overview of methods and topics in theoretical physics and teaches them to work independently in a specific sub-discipline of the field. Students also learn to present and discuss their work both orally and in writing, and to take a critical attitude towards the existing literature. Our programme offers excellent preparation for further research studies in physics or careers in the international job market. Two-thirds of our graduates continue on to conduct PhD-level research either at Utrecht University or at other prestigious institutions around the world. [-]

Master in Urban and Economic Geography

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

In Urban and Economic Geography, you will study the reasons behind the diverse developments in the globalised and urbanised world, and you will learn to translate up-to-date theoretical and methodological developments into empirical research. [+]

Researching Diversity In Cities And Regions Cities and regions throughout the world face challenges that require integrated knowledge of urban geography, economic geography, international development studies, and planning. In this Research Master’s programme in Urban and Economic Geography (previously known as Human Geography and Planning), you will gain a broad theoretical and methodological background that will allow you to become an academic or professional researcher of ongoing social, spatial, and economic developments in cities and regions. You can specialise in your preferred geographic sub-discipline while maintaining a broader perspective on the functioning of cities and regions, as well as the relevant theories and methods. Diverse developments Globalisation is subjecting cities and regions to continuous challenges such as increasing urbanisation and growing economic and social interdependences. Complex and dynamic relationships have developed between inhabitants, migrants, businesses, and institutions, and these relationships can foster innovation, creativity, and economic growth. However, increasing urbanisation can also lead to social and economic inequalities, tensions between groups with different lifestyles, and threats to health and well-being. In addition, globalisation can reinforce economic disparities within regions and cities in both developed and developing countries. Environmental changes can also generate unhealthy living conditions and lead to a displacement of people and businesses. In general, regional and urban areas worldwide experience disparate development due to differences in their position in globalised systems; their location in a developed or developing country or region; and specific cultural, social, political, and economic characteristics. As a student in this two-year Master’s programme, you... [-]

Master in Water Science and Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The two-year Master’s programme in Water Science and Management will give you an in-depth understanding of modern water management techniques and water policies from a sustainable development perspective. [+]

CONTRIBUTE TO SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT The two-year Master’s programme in Water Science and Management will give you an in-depth understanding of modern water management techniques and water policies from a sustainable development perspective. You will gain an understanding of water’s role with regard to humanity and nature as well as the societal impact of interventions in the water cycle. Water management in a wider context The programme integrates knowledge from natural and social sciences as a response to emerging needs in the field. Trends such as sustainable development, stakeholder participation, and economic accountability increasingly complicate the tasks of water managers. This has given rise to a need for water managers with a broad societal focus on water management issues, operating next to and in cooperation with more traditional and technical water managers. A natural sciences background, the ability to work well as part of a team, and a passion for water management will help you succeed in this programme. The Water Science and Management programme is an excellent choice for you if you are interested in both the scientific analysis of the water system, and the application of water science in integrated and complex societal problems that occur in contemporary water management. What will you learn? Through scientific knowledge and real-life cases, you will learn about topics such as hydrological processes, climate change, water footprinting, cost reduction, health aspects, and water safety. You will also explore technical developments such as membrane technology, water/energy combinations, and water cycle management. The programme... [-]

Master in Youth, Education and Society

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

This Master’s will enable you to develop yourself into an academic professional. You will learn to analyse, evaluate and solve practical problems in a theoretical and empirical way. [+]

Analysing And Tackling Social Issues Concerning Youth, Education And Society In our overscheduled society is there still enough time for childrearing? How is childrearing changing through the use of social media? How are young people (de)radicalised? What leads to game addiction and inactivity in our society? What do children need to find their own solutions to bullying at school? How does childrearing support fit into non-Western communities? How should suitable education be organised? How should the new frameworks for youth care in the Netherlands be structured? What can we learn from foreign approaches to education and youth services? Innovation In Pedagogic Services Do you want to make a contribution to contemporary social challenges involving the relationship between children and youth and their guardians/educators? Do you want to help draft new policies that can improve the position, welfare and development of children, youth and their parents? Are you interested in making international comparisons? Youth, Education and Society (Dutch: Maatschappelijke opvoedingsvraagstukken) is the only Master’s programme in the Netherlands that specifically focuses on innovating pedagogical policy and practice, both nationally and internationally. This one-year, intensive programme will teach you about: the quality of pedagogical and educational services, such as childcare, youth care, schools and sports clubs; how to look at pedagogy from a social perspective; the role of cultural diversity in the transfer of pedagogical knowledge; professional practice in relation to initiatives undertaken by civil society and youth themselves. Developing An International Vision We will also be looking beyond our borders. After... [-]

Master in Youth Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

This Master’s programme will prepare you for a career in the field of youth research, youth welfare and youth policy. By acquiring in-depth knowledge on youth issues, academic skills and competencies you will develop into a highly-qualified science practitioner. [+]

Examine youth issues from different disciplines and perspectives: Substance use and addiction problems; Antisocial and criminal behaviour; Marginalisation and exclusion; Excessive use of social media; Social inequalities and mental and physical health. Or are you interested in questions such as: why are Dutch youngsters the happiest in Europe? Do you want to contribute to the knowledge regarding youth issues, improve the quality of youth welfare and develop ways to prevent or solve problems associated with adolescence and young adulthood? The Master’s programme Youth Studies will enable you to look beyond the limits of individual fields of study. You will learn to observe and examine specific issues by combining different social scientific disciplines (psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology) in an interdisciplinary approach. By integrating knowledge from different disciplines you will be able to advance fundamental understanding of youth issues and to address youth problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research. Additionally, you will gain knowledge about policies and interventions regarding youth issues and develop academic skills to conduct research in the field of youth. This one-year Master's programme relates to topics and challenges relevant and, often, unique to youth such as: substance use, addiction, and risky behaviour psychosocial problems social inequalities and wellbeing radicalisation, discrimination, intolerance accessibility of health care social media and the digital environment of youngsters antisocial and prosocial behaviour youth culture, pop music and cultural lifestyle friendship, social networks and the social environment of adolescents sexual development and behaviour changes in... [-]

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Master in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Our Research Master’s programme in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies focuses on interdisciplinary study of the material, social, and intellectual developments in Europe (including the Mediterranean region) from Antiquity through the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. [+]

DISCOVER THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE GREAT PRE-MODERN CIVILISATIONS Our Research Master’s programme in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies focuses on interdisciplinary study of the material, social, and intellectual developments in Europe (including the Mediterranean region) from Antiquity through the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Within this long period you can focus on your academic interests by choosing one of the following tracks: Ancient Studies Medieval Studies Medieval Celtic Studies Renaissance Studies Within each track you will work with source materials in their original languages, including in manuscript form. The Ancient Studies track has a keen interest in archaeology. The Medieval Studies and Renaissance Studies tracks go beyond a solely historical approach by including courses in Literature, Linguistics, Art History, Musicology, and History. In the Medieval Studies track, you may specialise in either Medieval History, Medieval Art History, Medieval Literature, or Medieval Musicology. Medieval Celtic Studies combines literary studies with historical linguistics. Read more about the tracks. The programme is enhanced by research conducted by lecturers who are internationally renowned in their fields of expertise. You are encouraged to work alongside these lecturers on research projects, and you can spend a semester abroad at one of the many universities with which we have research links. After graduation, approximately 50 percent of graduates go on to undertake a PhD, either in the Netherlands or abroad. PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE Our Master’s programme will provide you the knowledge and skills needed to gain admission to PhD programmes in your chosen specialisation; you can... [-]

Master in Applied Ethics

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

The Applied Ethics Master’s programme offers you an in-depth focus on the interaction between moral practice and ethical theory, allowing you to explore ethical theories in relation to actual practical dilemmas. [+]

EXPLORE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN MORAL PRACTICES AND ETHICAL REFLECTION Moral problems occur in all areas of life: professional, personal, political. Should banks impose strict criteria on clients to promote corporate social responsibility? How to allocate fairly the benefits and burdens of climate change policy options? For which purposes is the use of big data morally permissible? Do you believe it is ethical for us to use biological enhancement technologies to make us better, rather than simply well? Can it be justified to use biotechnology to change animals in order to avoid welfare problems in livestock? Such problems require careful reflection on the facts – but also on our basic moral values. Interaction between practice and theory The Applied Ethics Master’s programme offers you an in-depth focus on the interaction between moral practice and ethical theory, allowing you to explore ethical theories in relation to actual practical dilemmas. At the end of your studies, you’ll possess a thorough theoretical background in ethics, including important methods and debates in applied ethics. You will also understand the implications of legal and political frameworks for ethical argumentation. Interdisciplinary studies Our interdisciplinary approach offers you multiple avenues of investigation into applied ethics. In addition to studying philosophy, you’ll learn about the contexts in which moral problems arise and the different types of analysis that may be needed in various contexts. You’ll also examine how viewpoints from different disciplines can strengthen ethical reflection and argumentation. Internationally oriented programme and research This English-taught, one-year Master’s programme attracts... [-]

Master in Applied Musicology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

The programme Applied Musicology focuses on the musical infrastructure and offers the specific knowledge and skills required for a musicologist to operate successfully within international musical practice. [+]

The programme Applied Musicology focuses on the musical infrastructure and offers the specific knowledge and skills required for a musicologist to operate successfully within international musical practice. The programme is a reflective training in both current and innovative approaches in musicology, whereas at the same time academic musicological skills are ‘translated’ into the day-to-day challenges in a musical life. The programme is designed in a direct dialogue with top of the bill institutions within the musical infrastructure in the Netherlands and beyond; it does not discriminate between classical and popular music. The curriculum augments the knowledge and skills gained through the Utrecht Bachelor programme in Musicology, with its accents on both historical musicology and the relation of music with other media. Students are accompanied intensively while developing research and reflective skills relevant to questions in contemporary music production, programming, financing and participation. Required skills (for example journalistic writing skills) are trained extensively in classroom labs, coached by professors and professionals. Career Outlook: Programmer / Researcher at musical organisations Editorial Board Member at broadcast institutions Editor in written media Manager of cultural or educational institutions Programmer for festivals Music Supervisor for sound recording or film companies [-]

Master in Art History of the Low Countries

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Our two-year Research Master's programme focuses on the art and architecture of the Low Countries (present-day Netherlands and Belgium), and spans the period from the late Middle Ages to the present day. [+]

Immerse Yourself in the Art and Architecture of the Low Countries Our two-year Research Master's programme focuses on the art and architecture of the Low Countries (present-day Netherlands and Belgium), and spans the period from the late Middle Ages to the present day. You will study Netherlandish art and architecture, taking into account their international context. We invite you to critically reflect on the production of art and architecture, and the role of patronage; investigate the reasons why so many artist went abroad, and how they became agents in the international diffusion of art theory, style, and repertoire. You will also have the opportunity to study other specific subjects that align with your own personal interests. Our close ties with major art museums and other cultural organisations both in the Netherlands and abroad mean that the academic and practical work are closely linked. International experiences Dutch students will spend a semester in a major art museum abroad while students from other countries intern at a major Dutch or Flemish art museum. You may also wish to study at another university for one semester. To date, our students have undertaken placements at approximately twenty institutions in eight different countries. Whatever your choice, your internship or study abroad semester will be tailored to your own individual interests. Programme Objective This Research Master's programme will prepare you for further research by specialising in the art and architecture of the Low Countries. Many graduates have gone on to undertake PhD programmes in the Netherlands... [-]

Master in Arts and Society

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

Our Master’s programme was designed to meet the urgent need for arts professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an acute awareness of the current state of the sector at the local and global levels. [+]

WHAT DOES THIS MASTER ENTAIL? Preparing arts professionals for the cultural sector of the future The cultural world is in a state of rapid transformation due to technological innovation, urbanisation, economic globalisation, and an increasingly unpredictable sociopolitical landscape. All facets of the arts – practice, organisation, leadership, societal relevance, and internationalisation (in Europe and beyond) – are affected by this transformation. Utrecht’s Master of Arts and Society will prepare you to operate as a leading figure in the global arts, media, and cultural sectors of the future. Our Master’s programme was designed to meet the urgent need for arts professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an acute awareness of the current state of the sector at the local and global levels. As a student in this programme you will explore, for example, the dynamics and dilemmas within existing mainstream culture and its relationship with a growing number of “alternative” cultural practices, new models of creative production and industry, and the ever-increasing role of the arts in social justice. WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAMME AT UTRECHT UNIVERSITY? Our Master’s programme is unique in many ways: You will benefit from interdisciplinary programme content that places a special emphasis on participatory arts in social contexts. You will learn from staff with international expertise and benefit from a curriculum with a global orientation. You will have immediate access to your chosen professional field through our close partnerships with creative producers, cultural institutions and enterprises in the Netherlands as... [-]

Master in Comparative Literary Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

This Research Master’s programme offers you an excellent balance between linguistic variety and general theoretical perspectives on the nature of literature, its past and its future. [+]

LITERATURE IN A GLOBALISED WORLD Comparative Literary Studies involves the transnational study of literature from a theoretically informed perspective. The Utrecht programme is distinguished by its comparative approach and its concern with the relations between literature and other forms of culture. The main focus is on literature written in West-European languages in the modern period, but attention is also paid to world literature in translation. This Research Master’s programme offers you an excellent balance between linguistic variety and general theoretical perspectives on the nature of literature, its past and its future. As a student in this programme, you will learn to analyse the ways in which literature interacts with (and reflects on) its cultural and social environment against the background of globalisation and new media technologies. A COMPARATIVE APPROACH The ‘comparative’ approach characteristic for Utrecht is understood to involve comparison between literary phenomena along three principal axes: transculturality (how does literature reflect and negotiate cultural differences and operate across national borders?) mediality (how does literature work as a medium and relate to other forms of cultural and knowledge production? how are literary phenomena adapted to other media? ) memory (how do stories and cultural forms survive across generations and how are they transformed across time?) PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE As a graduate of this programme, you will have: Advanced knowledge of literary studies, particularly in the literary cultures of the modern period. Thorough knowledge in a specialism within the field or at the interface with another field. The academic skills to independently... [-]

Master in Conflict Studies and Human Rights

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Master's programme in Conflict Studies and Human Rights will equip you with the necessary analytical and theoretical skills to engage with global and local challenges in insightful and innovative ways. [+]

CONFLICT STUDIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS: THEORETICAL ANALYSIS AND GROUNDED RESEARCH Why has ’nationalist’ violence erupted in Ukraine? Will cities become the war zones of the future? What role did social media play in the rise and subsequent collapse of the Arab Spring? What are the ethical and political issues associated with the use of drones in zones of conflict - and what impact does this have on the subjects of surveillance? Who defines ‘evil’ and what does ‘doing good’ mean? How do ‘humanitarian wars’ affect the everyday lives of the ‘victims’ they protect? These are just some of the pressing questions arising from the complex interconnectedness of today’s world. A solution to these questions can only be found through systematic analysis of the processes of inclusion and exclusion, mobilisation, and collective violence. Addressing these topics properly demands critical reflection on the national and international policies developed to contain, manage, resolve, or transform violent conflict. Our Master's programme in Conflict Studies and Human Rights is a selective, international graduate programme combining the study of theory with in-depth case study analysis. The programme focuses on both the dynamics of violent conflicts and the problems associated with national and international military or humanitarian intervention by agencies such as the UN, NATO, or non-governmental organisations. The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2016 ranked Utrecht University’s Conflict Studies and Human Rights programme as the best in the field in the Netherlands. Elsevier Best Studies Top Rated Programme In this year's Elsevier Best Studies Survey,... [-]

Master in Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

Contemporary performance practices are increasingly hybrid projects that approach and transcend the borders of theatre, dance, visual arts, music, media and daily life. Theatre and dance are inextricably linked with other media that shape our reality; they extend beyond the theatre’s walls and inject themselves into our daily lives. [+]

Dive into expanding theatre and dance and interdisciplinary dramaturgy Contemporary performance practices are increasingly hybrid projects that approach and transcend the borders of theatre, dance, visual arts, music, media and daily life. Theatre and dance are inextricably linked with other media that shape our reality; they extend beyond the theatre’s walls and inject themselves into our daily lives. Theories and concepts derived from the performing arts are progressively deployed in cultural theory and (social) science. Such a field in transition demands an approach that studies theatre and dance as intermedial and interdisciplinary phenomena, and addresses the interrelationships of these phenomena, the audience and the socio-cultural context. This dynamic is the focus of our Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy programme. What can theatre tell us about everyday life in a digital culture? How does dance inform and shape society? How can we analyse, interpret and respond to this - as critical thinkers? In this programme you will learn how to investigate and reflect on the dynamic ways in which theatrical and choreographic practices respond to a society in transition. This programme welcomes both Dutch and international students, as well as arts professionals who wish to enrich their practice through academic research. A situated perspective, with a practical orientation Fully taught in English, this Master’s programme takes an academic approach to contemporary performance. We closely collaborate with the field of theatre and dance in the Netherlands and Flanders, internationally regarded as the forerunners of the exciting new trends that emerge on the... [-]

Master in Cultural History of Modern Europe

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

In the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on modern history. Our programme offers you profound insight into the history of ideas and practices that form the identities of individuals, groups, and societies, including heritage and public history in international frameworks. [+]

Explore Europe’s history and culture from a global perspective In the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on modern history. Our programme offers you profound insight into the history of ideas and practices that form the identities of individuals, groups, and societies, including heritage and public history in international frameworks. The programme content focuses on theories of modern cultural history, global perspectives on European civilisation, the politics of heritage and cultural memory, aspects of transnational history and postcolonial culture, global practices of citizenship, and the development of career-oriented academic competencies. We begin by looking at contemporary problems and discussions. This programme offers an English track and a Dutch track. The modules offered in these tracks are the same – only the language of instruction differs. Why study in Utrecht? You will benefit from a unique cultural-historical approach to globalisation that will equip you with interdisciplinary knowledge and tools for analysis. The programme offers you a choice of (international) internships and the opportunity to study abroad, helping you to expand your networks and gain valuable workplace experience. You will learn from lecturers who are motivated, experienced, and internationally recognised as experts in their fields. You will receive personal help and supervision throughout your studies. Part-time The part-time option allows you to complete the full-time programme over two years instead of one. After Graduation After graduating from the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern... [-]

Master in Gender Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

Our Master’s programme in Gender Studies provides you with an interdisciplinary understanding of these tools, as well as advanced analytical skills. You will be trained within an internationally diverse cohort of students and academic staff to become a professionally successful 'agent of change'. [+]

BECOME AN ANALYTICALLY SKILLED ‘AGENT OF CHANGE’ How do gender, race, class, sexuality and age contribute to the formation of social identities? What role do ensuing power differences between these factors play in our globalised and mediatised world? What measures have been taken, in the past and the present, in order to prevent discrimination and exclusion? And how do academic, cultural, artistic, journalistic, and policy-making institutions respond to these societal challenges? Emancipation, the recognition of differences, and awareness of intersections of gender with other factors of identity making (class, race, age, sexuality, etc.) are crucial tools in analysing social and cultural relations in today’s postcolonial and post-secular societies. Our Master’s programme in Gender Studies provides you with an interdisciplinary understanding of these tools, as well as advanced analytical skills. You will be trained within an internationally diverse cohort of students and academic staff to become a professionally successful 'agent of change'. Theory and practice Your education in gender studies will combine theoretical knowledge with its practical application in all parts of the programme. You will develop research skills through intensive coursework and participate in an internship that combines your subject matter interests with professional experience. Theory and practice come together in your final thesis project, which serves to synthesise your one-year experience in gender studies at Utrecht University. After completing this one-year programme, you will be able to develop sustainable perspectives for future research and action, and have the motivation and knowledge to implement these perspectives in emancipation policies, diversity... [-]

Master in Gender Studies (Research)

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

In this two-year Research Master in Gender Studies (before 'Gender and Ethnicity'), you will analyse and problematise various structurally embedded conceptions about gender and ethnicity while considering other axes of difference, such as religion, age, and sexuality. [+]

What Does This Research Master Entail? Reconfigure identity constructions and power differences in our globalised world How do gender, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and age contribute to the formation of social identities? What role do ensuing power differences between these play in our globalised and mediatised world? What measures have been taken in the past and the present to prevent discrimination and exclusion? In this two-year Research Master in Gender Studies (before 'Gender and Ethnicity'), you will analyse and problematise various structurally embedded conceptions about gender and ethnicity while considering other axes of difference, such as religion, age, and sexuality. Together with the academic staff and fellow students representing different academic fields—ranging from anthropology to literary studies—you will investigate gendered and racialised phenomena in a highly interdisciplinary setting. Epistemology, politics, and ethics During the courses and seminars, you will approach theories about subjectivity and representation from epistemological, political, and ethical perspectives. How have feminist theorists rethought Freud’s and Lacan’s ideas on (female) subjectivity, for instance? What differences do you see constructed between the East and the West in films, literature, and art works? You will also investigate the development of feminist theories and the history and current statuses of colonial, post-colonial, and multicultural societies. In addition, you will explore the representation of gender and ethnicity in literature, new media, and new technologies. International reputation Utrecht University’s Research Master in Gender Studies is one of Europe’s most advanced interdisciplinary teaching and research programme in Gender Studies. Our research-focussed programme prepares students for... [-]

Master in Global Criminology

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The MA in Global Criminology is a one-year Master’s programme that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to work with local and global crime issues, crime policies and crime control strategies. [+]

Do you want to understand the role of Mexico in the cocaine trade, why a Dutch multinational dumps waste on an African country, or how young Dutch Muslims are recruited for fighting in Syria? Are you curious about phenomena such as internet fraud, food criminality or mobile banditism? Old and new forms of global crime are rapidly expanding, as are the means to control it. The Netherlands serves both as a major crossroad in the illegal flow of goods, people and services and as a key host for international organisations such as Europol, Greenpeace and the International Criminal Court. Drug trafficking, human trafficking, international terrorism, corruption, environmental harm, financial and corporate crime and conflicts over natural resources all have global dimensions. Tackling these issues requires modern instruments that transcend national boundaries. There is a growing demand for qualified researchers, legal practitioners and policy makers who can address these and comparable issues. Are you a multidisciplinary expert or criminologist who wants to make a significant contribution to the field? Are you someone who wants to work in the field of law and social reform – or any sector dealing with growing forms of local and global crime control? Do you want to be part of a Master’s programme with students from different continents? Then the MA in Global Criminology at Utrecht University is the right choice for you! The MA in Global Criminology is a one-year Master’s programme that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to work with... [-]

Master in History

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Research Master in History is designed to train you to become an independent researcher in a specialty of your choice. We will help you develop your creative and independent-thinking skills, but we will also teach you the tricks of the trade: how to ask the right questions, develop a theoretical framework, design empirical strategies, and report your findings. [+]

Judged best in the field Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2015 The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2015 ranked Utrecht University’s History programme as the best in the field in the Netherlands. Stepping stone to a career in research The History Master’s programme offers you research-based training in history as an academic discipline. We teach you how to perform research, and we challenge you to develop your own ideas on topics of your choice. Our History Department offers a broad range of historical expertise in four scholarly fields: political history cultural history history of international relations and conflict studies economic and social history The programme’s courses are taught in small groups by first-rate instructors. You will learn advanced research skills whilst developing historical expertise in your specific areas of interest. We will also challenge you to connect your work to ongoing scholarly debates and to reflect on current affairs. To develop your skills as an independent researcher, you will have the opportunity to pursue a research internship with a variety of professional organisations. You can also choose to spend one semester abroad at a major research university. After successful completion of the programme, you will be fully qualified to work as a researcher for public and private organisations or to apply for PhD positions in your field of interest. After Graduation The Research Master in History is designed to train you to become an independent researcher in a specialty of your choice. We will help you develop your creative and... [-]

Master in History of Politics and Society

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

During the Master’s programme History of Politics and Society, you will acquire the knowledge and tools to thoughtfully interpret the past in order to benefit the present. [+]

Use historical insights to solve present-day issues Have you wondered how some societies manage to achieve wealth, security, justice, and freedom – and eventual happiness – while others do not? What role do citizenship, democracy, and the organisation of the market play in this process? Why do you think it is so difficult to avoid negative effects such as social polarisation and environmental damage? History and origins of institutions These are the core questions addressed in our Master’s programme in History of Politics and Society. The central theme is the concept of ‘institutions’, in the broadest sense of the word: the formal and informal rules, customs, and organisational structures that make up a society, but are themselves the result of a historical development process. As such, this programme is closely related to Institutions, one of Utrecht University’s strategic international research themes. In this programme, you will study the history and origins of institutions over the past 1,000 years. The emphasis is mainly on Europe in the modern age, but emphatically placed within a broader perspective, as the programme also pays attention to other eras and other parts of the world. You will combine your historical knowledge and academic skills with concepts from the social sciences. You will learn how to use comparative research methods, and methods for long-term analysis. You will develop the tools to contribute, as a historian, to the solution of contemporary problems. Language of instruction The core courses of the programme are offered only in English. For... [-]

Master in Intercultural Communication

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Intercultural Communication Master’s programme teaches you how to approach linguistic and cultural diversity in various, international, contexts. It is implementation-oriented, interdisciplinary, international and multilingual. [+]

Successful approach to linguistic and cultural diversity in international settings The world is becoming ever ‘smaller’. Due to technological and economic developments we are increasingly being brought into contact with different languages and cultures. Whether in multicultural societies, international organisations or online: communication has become an international, and, therefore, an intercultural, matter. In business, too, the importance of cultural parameters and mutual perceptions are rapidly increasing. Practice-oriented research The Intercultural Communication Master’s programme teaches you how to approach linguistic and cultural diversity in various, international, contexts. It is implementation-oriented, interdisciplinary, international and multilingual. After graduation your skills as a multilingual and intercultural expert mean you will be ready to contribute to mutual understanding within Europe and to the good worldwide relationships that are so important in this age of globalisation. Interdisciplinary Over the course of a year the Master’s will prepare you for an international profession. You will learn how to analyse communication products and processes present in the multilingual contexts of international organisations. By using an interdisciplinary method you will become experienced in communication from a linguistic, communicative, cultural, anthropological and management perspective. Multilingual Intercultural communication is a joint programme including expertise from German, English, French, Italian, Dutch and Spanish researchers and lecturers. Therefore you are free to choose your own study path: a language-specific programme which includes a high level of second/foreign language training in one of the language mentioned before. (For further information: Tracks). Or you could opt for a non-language-specific, multilingual programme in which you will... [-]

Master in International Relations in Historical Perspective

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The international political stage is much like a game of chess between multiple players. During the course of this Master’s programme you will gain a greater understanding of the parties involved, and prepare yourself for a future as a participant in the game of global politics. [+]

Judged Best In The Field Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2015 The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2015 ranked Utrecht University’s International Relations in Historical Perspective programme as the best in the field in the Netherlands. Elsevier Best Studies Top Rated Programme In this year's Elsevier Best Studies Survey, students have also rated International Relations as the best programme. Explore complex issues in modern international relations Will the EU become a union under German leadership? Are we heading for a new Cold War with Russia? Have the Asian superpowers surpassed their former colonial rulers? Does the current climate of increasing international competition and growing nationalism still allow enough space for ethical norms and values such as human rights? How can terrorist violence be countered? Is it possible to control such violence with warfare and the optimal use of ‘intelligence’? The international political stage is much like a game of chess between multiple players. During the course of this Master’s programme you will gain a greater understanding of the parties involved, and prepare yourself for a future as a participant in the game of global politics. Bridging history and political science Political theory is an important tool in the analysis of international developments. In order to fully understand those developments, however, you need a wider historical viewpoint. Nothing is without its history – and while history never repeats itself exactly, you can learn a great deal from it. By bridging history and political science, the Master of International Relations in Historical... [-]

Master in Linguistics

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

This two-year Research Master’s programme in Linguistics brings together students from all over the world who combine their unique talents and backgrounds with a shared interest in languages, and the way language is embedded in human cognition. [+]

Judged Best In The Field The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2015 ranked Utrecht University’s Linguistics programme as the best in the field in the Netherlands. What Does This Research Master Entail? Cognitive faculties underlying human language The very fact that we have and use languages is part of what makes us human. Many different languages are spoken in the world. In this programme, you get to reflect on their structures and what drives language variation and change. How do we acquire language? How is it processed in the brain? How do we use it? Communicating by means of language is a crucial ingredient of success in modern society. You will learn the principles of first language acquisition, and what is special about learning more languages. The programme also satisfies your curiosity to know more about the way language is processed in the brain and how we use it. The key focus of the Research Master’s programme in Linguistics is on the cognitive faculties underlying human language, and their interaction. International community This two-year Research Master’s programme in Linguistics brings together students from all over the world who combine their unique talents and backgrounds with a shared interest in languages, and the way language is embedded in human cognition. Theory driven empirical research The programme offers a broad focus on: theoretical linguistics (phonology, syntax, semantics) psycholinguistics (language acquisition, language processing) language use (discourse studies, bilingualism, phonetics, historical linguistics) You will acquire a solid background in all three domains, and... [-]

Master in Literature Today

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Do you wonder how a literary work becomes a classic or bestseller in the Digital Age? Would you like to learn about the steps taken between publishing a manuscript and the media reviews, talk shows, or blogs in which the work is discussed? Then this Master's programme might be for you. [+]

A laboratory of ideas, reflection, and narratives in the Digital Age Do you wonder how a literary work becomes a classic or bestseller in the Digital Age? Would you like to learn about the steps taken between publishing a manuscript and the media reviews, talk shows, or blogs in which the work is discussed? Then this Master's programme might be for you. Literature today continues to inspire as a laboratory of ideas, dreams, and narratives, even while facing new challenges. Novels, poems, and short stories now reach their audiences through printed books, e-books, and audiobooks, and through the Internet. Literary texts, including the classics, are being adapted to games and TV dramas, yet a growing numbers of visitors to book fairs shows that literature itself remains a powerful medium. In the Master’s programme Literature Today, you will learn to identify and critically evaluate the most recent national and international developments in literature, and to situate these from a historical perspective. You will be equipped with the tools to identify and explain the quality of literary works in times of increasing commercialisation. You will learn how literature circulates within the market as part of a creative industry sustained by centuries-old tradition, and you will investigate from theoretical and practical angles how to help to spread literature, explain it to a broader public, and translate academic insights for the reading public. Critical reflection, building up a repertoire, the consolidation of writing skills, and an understanding of how literary institutions operate in an... [-]

Master in Media, Art and Performance Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

This Research Master's programme in Media, Art & Performance Studies is an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented research-based programme which offers an advanced training in academic research skills appropriate for today's highly dynamic and interdisciplinary field of media, visual arts and performance. [+]

Emerging Technologies And Practices In Transition This Research Master's programme in Media, Art & Performance Studies is an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented research-based programme which offers an advanced training in academic research skills appropriate for today's highly dynamic and interdisciplinary field of media, visual arts and performance. Cultural Transformations Contemporary media, art and performance increasingly play with and transcend disciplinary boundaries. Intermedial and performative practices both produce and critically investigate cultural transitions in today’s mediatized and performative culture. Such synergies invite to explore how emerging forms of media, art and performance – while historically and culturally embedded - interact with and relate to social and cultural transformations. Emerging media, art and performance As a student of this programme, you will be introduced to and specialise in new research areas and methodologies, necessary for investigating emerging media, performance and contemporary art forms within today's rapidly changing culture. In relation to this you will also reflect on the role of the Humanities in both academic and public debates. A mediatised culture and society Central concerns in this programme are, amongst others: the role and meaning of (visual) media in a mediatised society, inter- and transmedial practices in theatre, dance, film, television, digital media and visual arts; spectator- and usership, the performative turn in contemporary arts and media; technology, materiality and corporeal literacies; game, play and activism; changing institutions, mobile and/or location-based media, urban interfaces, navigational screen-based practices; art and media ecologies. Comparative Approaches We approach this broad field from a range of... [-]

Master in Musicology

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Our Research Master’s in Musicology will train you in advanced research while giving you academic insight into the theoretical and artistic principles underpinning music across history and cultures. [+]

STUDYING MUSIC IN DEPTH Our Research Master’s in Musicology will train you in advanced research while giving you academic insight into the theoretical and artistic principles underpinning music across history and cultures. You will also investigate the contextual circumstances influencing the production, distribution, and reception of music. WESTERN MUSIC FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT The Musicology programme at Utrecht University focuses on Western music from the Middle Ages to the present. Although the emphasis of our teaching and research activity is on historical musicology, there are also courses which bring together both historical and systematic approaches. Interdisciplinary work is central to the programme, and there are particularly strong links with Medieval and Renaissance Studies, New Media & Digital Culture, Gender Studies, postcolonial studies, and Computational Humanities. This programme aims to innovate, while at the same time retaining its links to the traditional musicological research fostered at the University over the past 85 years. HALLMARKS OF RESEARCH Our current research focuses on topics such as late medieval music from the 13th to the early 15th centuries, Dutch song culture from the Middle Ages to the present, Renaissance Franco-Flemish polyphony, Dutch music since the 17th century, music and its epistemologies from the late 18th century to the present, 20th-and 21st-century art and popular music, the evolution of music within colonial and post-colonial settings, and the interaction between music and media. This research is firmly imbedded within the taught components of this programme, which are further enhanced by guest lectures and... [-]

Master in New Media & Digital Culture

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

During the one-year Master’s programme in New Media and Digital Culture, you will delve into the many aspects of what it means to live in an age of new media. Guided by an international team of experienced scholars, you will assist with current research projects and learn to reflect critically on how present-day cultures are shaped by games, social media, internet activism, apps, data visualisations, mobile devices, algorithms, and participatory platforms. [+]

ASSESS THE MEANINGS AND EFFECTS OF NEW MEDIA New media produced by vast and rapidly expanding creative and commercial industries have become an important part of many everyday activities. Would you like to explore how they are changing our daily practices and cultures? During the one-year Master’s programme in New Media and Digital Culture, you will delve into the many aspects of what it means to live in an age of new media. Guided by an international team of experienced scholars, you will assist with current research projects and learn to reflect critically on how present-day cultures are shaped by games, social media, internet activism, apps, data visualisations, mobile devices, algorithms, and participatory platforms. You will also complete a research internship to complement your theoretical knowledge with hands-on practice. By actively taking part in ongoing research, you will build an extensive network of international connections that will help you start a promising career. Moderately sized groups of students, individual tutoring, and the chance to participate in international research projects provide you with multiple ways to develop your skills, explore your interests, and achieve valuable academic and personal results. Our dynamic and active community of students, alumni, and scholars provides a wide array of extracurricular activities and access to a large network of practitioners, media artists, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and activists from the most diverse strands of digital culture. PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE We offer a stimulating learning environment in which you will develop the vocabulary to analyse and reflect on the meanings,... [-]

Master in Philosophy

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Research Master in Philosophy provides a challenging research-oriented programme that prepares you to participate in the current debates in the international philosophical community and to develop your own research contributions to the field. [+]

EXPLORE FUNDAMENTAL PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES AND THEIR HISTORY Do you have a strong desire to sharpen and clarify the loose arguments and vague concepts we all encounter in newspaper articles, textbook readings and everyday conversations? Are you at least as interested in questioning answers as answering questions? The Research Master in Philosophy provides a challenging research-oriented programme that prepares you to participate in the current debates in the international philosophical community and to develop your own research contributions to the field. Philosophy is a selective, two-year, English-language programme that emphasises active participation in research. During your studies, you will develop the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to be a successful researcher - whether you go on to pursue a PhD in philosophy (our graduates have been highly successful in securing PhD grants) or to pursue a career in one of the many fields that require key research skills. As a graduate of this programme, you will be able to approach your ongoing work with analytical rigor, conceptual clarity, expressive precision, compelling argumentation, and a keen awareness of historical perspectives. A solid foundation plus specialised knowledge The programme combines an advanced grounding in the core themes and texts of philosophy with ample opportunity and flexibility for specialisation. Through elective seminars, specialised tutorials, and seminars at other universities in the Netherlands or abroad, you will have the opportunity to dive into issues, methods, and philosophers that are central to your own research project. Moreover, since you will conduct your research in an active... [-]

Master in Religious Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Research Master's programme in Religious Studies is a challenging, research-oriented programme that prepares you for participation in current debates in the international community of scholars of religion, and to make your own contributions to the field. [+]

Explore Religion And Its Interconnections With Society And Culture Are you interested in the vibrant world of religions? Do you want to study how sacred texts such as the Bible or the Quran have been formed and interpreted throughout the ages? Do you want to understand why religious images, buildings, clothes, and everyday practices often provoke fierce debates or even violent conflicts? The Research Master's programme in Religious Studies is a challenging, research-oriented programme that prepares you for participation in current debates in the international community of scholars of religion, and to make your own contributions to the field. Specialisation The programme combines an advanced grounding in the central themes and theories of the study of religion, with ample opportunity for specialisation. You can choose and develop your specific expertise in relation to one of the key research areas of our institute. Religious texts and interpretative practices: This research area focuses on the study of religious traditions from the perspective of sacred texts: their interpretation and the religious rituals and practices associated with them, and discussions on the authority of religious texts. Materiality and physicality of lived religion: This area focuses on the study of the use of the body and the senses in religious practices, such as praying, dancing, fighting, and fasting; the function of objects withing the context of religious practices, such as images, buildings, food, clothing, and money; and public controversies. As a student of this programme, you will become part of an international community of students,... [-]

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