Radboud University

Introduction

At Radboud University in the Netherlands, you can obtain a high-quality and internationally accredited Master’s degree. Leading academics and excellent professors offer you what you need a a top-200 research university.

A wide range of English-taught Master’s programmes
We offer 8 English-taught Bachelor's programmes and 38 English-taught Master’s programmes with many specialisations, which will give you the necessary skills and insights into research and practice within your own subject area. These Master's programmes take one or two years to complete, are full-time and are open to both international and Dutch students.

Prestigious university
When you decide to come to Radboud, you will be studying at the best traditional university in the Netherlands according to students (2016 Keuzegids Masters). Moreover, in 2010, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to a professor and PhD student connected to Radboud University. Enrolling at a truly excellent institution, you will be guaranteed to be offered high-quality, research-based programmes.

Radboud University
Established in 1923 and situated in the oldest city of The Netherlands, Radboud University has seven faculties and enrols over 19.000 students. Our personal style of teaching - offering plenty of opportunity to work closely with instructors and fellow students in small seminars - ensures that the university does not become a mere 'degree factory'.

Nijmegen, a student-friendly city
Nijmegen is a true university city with a variety of restaurants and cafés. The cultural centre LUX – the largest art house cinema in the Netherlands – also offers theatre, music, debate, and multimedia. The city is the oldest city in the Netherlands, dating back to Roman times. Today, it has some 165,000 inhabitants, 30,000 of whom are students.

Students appreciate the many opportunities that the city offers for relaxation and entertainment. Nijmegen offers many cultural activities, fromnumerous museums, galleries, theatre, a concert hall and cinemas to happenings such as the International Four Days Marches with the International Summer Festival, the Limburg Medieval Festival, the Samba and Salsa Festival, Rockin’ Park Festival. It is a safe, friendly place to live and study.

Guaranteed accommodation
International students can expect to receive a warm welcome. Radboud University guarantees housing for students following a Master’s degree programme if you apply for admission before 1 May (EEA students) or 1 April (non-EEA).

Cheap to live there?
Expect to spend a minimum of 730 euros per month on living expenses. Furnished accommodation costs 360 to 450 euros including gas, electricity and internet. Count on 350 euros for food, clothing, personal care and travelling and 20 euros for your phone bill. Books and photocopies cost 200 to 300 euros per semester.
Tuition fees depend on your nationality and the programme of your choice: € 2,006 per year for EEA-students, between € 6,957 and € 9,432 per year for non-EEA Bachelor's students, and between € 9,432 and € 10,360 per year for non-EEA Master's students. Scholarships are available for students from non-EEA countries.

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Master

Erasmus Mundus European Master in System Dynamics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The programme has been specifically designed for students who are interested in learning how to initiate strategic change in organisations by using computer simulation models. [+]

The programme has been specifically designed for students who are interested in learning how to initiate strategic change in organisations by using computer simulation models. Our goal is to teach you everything you need to know when starting an international career in strategic modeling with System Dynamics. After you have finished our Master Programme, you will know how to build a System Dynamics model, how to apply it to a variety of complex problems in real life and how to facilitate the model-building process with the client in such a way that not only can a high-quality model be built, but what is equally important, that a strategic change can be achieved and policies can be implemented. Partner universities - University of Bergen (Norway), University of Palermo (Italy), New University of Lisbon (Portugal), Radboud University (The Netherlands). Multiple Master's degrees Master of Philosophy in System Dynamics Master of Philosophy in System Dynamics Master of Science in System Dynamics Master of Science in Business Administration Erasmus Mundus Scholarship 20114-2016 2 scholarships of € 24,000 for EEA students 6 scholarships of € 48,000 for non-EEA students ... [-]

Erasmus Mundus Master's programme (PLANET Europe)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

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

Erasmus Mundus Master's programme on European spatial planning, environmental policies and regional development (PLANET Europe) - a two year joint Master's programme – is for aspiring planners wishing to address economic, environmental and spatial challenges in an international perspective. The programme PLANET Europe is a joint Master's Programme of Radboud University, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Cardiff University that prepares graduates for a career in strategic spatial planning in Europe, and is designed for students who would like to better understand the influences of the European Union and international developments on space, the environment and the economy and who would like to address large-scale spatial challenges such as climate change or transnational river management in their future careers. The programme allows a specialization on either European spatial planning and sustainable development or on European spatial planning and regional economic development and leads to an internationally-recognized double degree (MSc) from leading European planning schools. Partner universities - Cardiff University (Wales, United Kingdom) - Blekinge Institute of Technology (Karlskrona, Sweden) - Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) Multiple Master's degrees - Master of Science in Spatial Planning - Master of Science in Social and Political Sciences of the Environment - Master of Science in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies, and Regional Development Specializations PLANET Europe is a collaborative programme taught over 2 years to a value of 120 ECs. You need to choose a specialization track during the application process: - European Spatial and Sustainable Development (RU/CU – track) - European Spatial and Regional Economic Development (RU/BTH – track) In both specializations all students start with a comprehensive introduction on the European dimension of spatial planning and the spatial impacts of EU policies in semester 1 at Radboud University in The Netherlands. In semester 2 students either continue at Cardiff University in Cardiff on sustainable development in policy and practice, or they continue at BTH in Karlskrona with a semester on innovation and cohesion in the EU. In semester 3, students apply their knowledge to planning practice and receive further training on cross-national communication and presentation skills. Students complete their studies with an individual Master’s thesis on a topic of their choice under joint supervision from experts from two of the universities. Depending on the choice of track, students stay at Nijmegen, Cardiff, and Karlskrona during the last two semesters. Erasmus Mundus Scholarships 2014-2016 - 4 scholarships of € 24,000 for EEA students - 7 scholarships of € 48,000 for non-EEA students ... [-]

MSc

MSc in Anthropology and Development Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

This unique Master's programme, which is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies, also includes knowledge derived from sociology, politicology, economics and geography. [+]

This unique Master's programme, which is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies, also includes knowledge derived from sociology, politicology, economics and geography. Using a multidisciplinary perspective you will be encouraged to go deeper into the most relevant current local and global issues, including poverty, health, environment, inequality, mobility, multiculturalism and transnational networks. It is a study designed for those who want to break with traditional paradigms. 

Ambitious

The programme attracts ambitious, enterprising students. You are not afraid of a vigorous training in methodology; you are involved with social issues and themes and you want to play a role in the international debate around global policy issues. You will learn how to reformulate these issues into research questions and discover the best methods to use when exploring them. We will also teach you to think critically and analytically and we will train you in academic and communication skills.... [-]

MSc in Artificial Intelligence

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

You will learn how to advance the study of brain and cognition by adopting typical AI tools, such as computer simulation, brain-computer interfacing and robotic design. [+]

Introduction In the Master’s programme Artificial Intelligence (AI) you will learn how to advance the study of brain and cognition by adopting typical AI tools, such as computer simulation, brain-computer interfacing and robotic design.

Programme

Depending on your interest, you can specialise in one of the following domains: Computation in Neural and Artificial Systems, Robot Cognition, and Web and Language Interaction.

Unique character 

This programme has a unique character, focusing on connections between artificial intelligence and cognitive neuroscience. Understanding how the brain works and how it supports intelligent cognitive behaviour is essential for effective agent design. In turn, agent design can lead to hypotheses about how intelligent behaviour is realised by humans. ... [-]

MSc in Behavioural Science (research)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

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

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

Unique facilities

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

MSc in Biology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

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

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

Specialisations

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

MSc in Business Administration

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Our Master's programme in Business Administration - unlike other similar programmes - emphasises the social processes that constitute organisations. How do social processes determine .... [+]

Our  Master's programme in Business Administration - unlike other similar programmes - emphasizes the social processes that constitute organisations. How do social processes determine the ways in which organisations and management operate and perform? In addition, in Nijmegen we have chosen an integrated approach. This attention for the whole, including social relationships is what creates a better understanding of the importance of good management and can eventually increase the performance of organisations of all kinds. Theory and action-based learning This programme is closely associated with the research carried out within the Institute of Management Research, where the focus is on research into relationship management, institutional dynamics, decision making and innovative management. You will become familiar with both the theoretical and practical aspects of your special subject. The programme combines a thorough training in methodology with action-based learning: you apply the theory you have learned to concrete cases and learn to develop appropriate solutions. And, in our Visa Skills Lab, you can use computers to make scenario analyses and simulate decision-making processes within organisations. ... [-]

MSc in Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

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

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

Programme

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

MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience (Research)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

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

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

Unique approach

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

MSc in Comparative Politics, Administration, and Society

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Master's programme in Comparative Politics, Administration and Society (COMPASS). In this programme, you either opt for a master in Public Administration or in Political Science. COMPASS helps you to develop the skills needed for working in contemporary government. [+]

International institutions such as the UN, the EU and the IMF have grown in importance. Public policies are less and less the responsibility of a single government, but often involve several layers of government (local, regional, national, international) and different types of actors (governments, non-profit organisations, businesses). Consequently, governing has become more complex. COMPASS (Comparative Politics, Administration, and Society) helps you to develop the skills needed for working in contemporary government. The degree awarded for completing COMPASS is either a Master’s degree (MSc) in Public Administration or in Political Science.

Key features

  Comparative focus: the courses address themes of current significance to governance in Europe and elsewhere, drawing on experiences from different countries and teaching the analytical skills necessary for devising effective solutions for the challenges facing society. Small-scale, interactive teaching: we believe that a personal approach can only be achieved by limiting the number of students and using interactive teaching methods that allows you to actively shape the course meetings. Room for individual specialization: there is space in the programme to choose an elective course as well as the topic of the Master’s thesis. This allows you to develop your own profile and strengthen your career prospects. ... [-]

MSc in Computing Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

This Master's Programme in Computing Science trains you to become a specialist who is able to find solutions to these problems. You will receive a thorough theoretical training and learn to think creatively. In this way you will be able to contribute to developing future techniques. [+]

Computer systems now penetrate virtually all facets of society and personal life in what is commonly referred to as ambient computing. But ensuring the safety, reliability and quality of these systems is a growing problem. This Master's Programme in Computing Science trains you to become a specialist who is able to find solutions to these problems. You will receive a thorough theoretical training and learn to think creatively. In this way you will be able to contribute to developing future techniques.

Experts in Computing Science

This programme is closely related to the research carried out within the Institute for Computing and Information Science (ICIS). You will be trained by top researchers and ICT experts. Research at ICIS centres on three themes: Model-based System Development, Digital Security and Intelligent Systems. Our research in these areas is leading the field internationally. ICIS researchers recently broke the Mifare Classic RFID chip that is used by millions, for instance, in the London Oyster card and the Dutch OV chip card. You choose a research group that fits your own interests and then become involved in its ongoing research. ... [-]

MSc in Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Master of Science in Economics at Radboud University offers you more than just a Master's degree in Economics; it is a study which could be called ‘Economics Plus'. [+]

The  Master’s programme in Economics at  Radboud University offers you more than just a Master's degree in Economics; it incorporates relevant knowledge from related disciplines such as psychology and sociology into the programme. The programme offers small-scale teaching and a personal approach to education, since all professors are easily approachable. A major advantage of this programme is its strong methods orientation, which is important to increase our understanding of the world of economics and business. You will be exposed to the most recent academic and practical developments in the field of Economics.

Research orientation and Societal relevance

Scientific and societal relevance reinforce one another. When addressing contemporary issues in economics, like the economic crisis in the EU or investment decisions by a company, it is crucial to evaluate them from an academic perspective. We offer you the tools to understand and evaluate these issues and improve your economic decision making. We teach you how to think independently and critically about the way in which economics can be applied in a professional sense. ... [-]


MSc in Environment and Society Studies

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year August 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Learning how contemporary society deals with its physical environment and how you can help enhance sustainability in the economy, society and politics. How can we work towards a sustainable future? There are plenty of new sustainable technologies, smart governmental instruments and new ideas on organising the market to become more sustainable, but very often we don’t use them. [+]

This programme focuses on the way society deals with its physical environment. We’ll look at experiences of countries all over the globe, at good and bad practises and at the role of markets and governments as well as society itself. You’ll become part of the quest for sustainability. How can we green our economies and change daily behaviour? With the help of other disciplines like sociology, psychology, political science and administration, you’ll gain the complete picture. Our multidisciplinary programme allows you to look beyond country borders and you’ll discover what is needed on different levels, from the United Nations to Europe, from individual countries to the local level. What is the role of the EU in promoting the 20-20-20 Agenda? And what can be done by people themselves, through, for examples, citizens’ initiatives? In short, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to guide and influence societal transformations towards sustainability. ... [-]

MSc in European Spatial and Environmental Planning

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

This Master's programme in European Spatial and Environmental Planning programme challenges and stimulates students, who work in small groups on contemporary themes and learn to think critically about new developments. In this ... [+]

ESEP is ... A one-year international Master’s programme; focused on the European dimension to spatial and environmental planning in the member states of the European Union (EU); taught at one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands: Radboud University; taught in small groups and in a personal and interactive way; proud of its synergy between theory and practice, and; highly appreciated by its students.

Challenging programme

This programme will challenge and stimulate you. You will work in small groups on contemporary themes and learn to think critically about new developments. In this you will receive personal supervision and thorough training in research methodology. ... [-]


MSc in Human Geography

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

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

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

Specialisations 

In addition to a specialisation which is fully tailored to your personal interests, you can choose one of the following specialisations which we already prepared for you: Conflicts, Territories and Identities Cultural Geography and Tourism Economic Geography Europe: Governance, Borders and Identities Globalisation, Migration and Development Urban and Cultural Geography ... [-]


MSc in Information Science

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

This Master’s programme will give you everything you need to become an expert coordinator of ICT, people and organisations. [+]

A good computer system is one thing, but a system that meets its users’ needs is another. This Master’s programme will give you everything you need to become an expert coordinator of ICT, people and organisations. The Netherlands is the European leader in information science. By providing excellent training in a stimulating research environment, Radboud University is thus a leader among leaders, producing graduates who ensure that good software is also useable software.

Programme This programme is structured as follows: Mandatory courses, including information science, business rules, security in organisations, research methods, information and science, philosophy (30 EC) Specialisation courses (6 EC) Elective courses (6 EC) Master’s thesis (18 EC) ... [-]


MSc in Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Thorough, theoretical education in Mathematics while maintaining a clear perspective on concrete applications of Mathematics in all sort of fields. [+]

Our Master’s programme offers you a thorough, theoretical education while maintaining a clear perspective on concrete applications such as ensuring efficient logistics, better computer information systems and a deeper understanding of natural phenomena.

Programme

Our Master’s study is closely related to the research being carried out in the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). You can chose from the following specialisations: Algebra and Topology Applied Stochastics Mathematical Physics Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science Science in Society Science, Management and Innovation

The programme is built up as follows: Specialisation courses (30 EC) Elective courses as part of Dutch MasterMath (30 EC) Other elective courses (17 EC) Philosophy (3 EC) Master’s thesis (40 EC) ... [-]


MSc in Molecular Life Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

DNA and protein are the secret codes of the human body. Decipher the codes and you will get an insight into bodily processes. In Radboud University we offer a multidisciplinary Master’s programme in Molecular Life Sciences. [+]

DNA and protein are the secret codes of the human body. Decipher the codes and you will get an insight into bodily processes. In Radboud University we offer a multidisciplinary Master’s programme in Molecular Life Sciences. Working at the interface of chemistry, biology and medical science, you will not only explore the basic principles of molecules and cells, but also their role in health and disease. This combination of scientific topics translated into medical implications and solutions is unique in the Netherlands. 

Specialisations

You are able to chose from three specialisations within this programme: Chemistry for Life Clinical Biology Medical Epigenomics Neuroscience Science in Society Science, Management and Innovation ... [-]

MSc in Pedagogical Science

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Students in this programme can focus on pedagogical science in one of two areas: diversities in youth care, or gifted education. [+]

One Programme, Two Specialisations If you are interested in pedagogical sciences, Radboud University offers a comprehensive, rigorous Master's programme that will prepare you for a wide variety of positions in the current job market. Whether you want to be become a clinical supervisor, policy advisor, teacher trainer, developer, policy officer, researcher, trainer, tutor, or coach, the Master's in Pedagogical Science can help you gain the knowledge and experience needed to do so. Depending on your interests, you can choose to specialise in one of two areas: Diversities in Youth Care, or Gifted Education. Read on for more information about these specialisations! Specialisation 1: Diversities in Youth Care In this Master's programme, you will learn how diversities such as ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual preference or socio-economic class may influence the kinds of problems children and young people experience. You will learn how they express themselves regarding these issues, and in which ways you need to take these diversities into account as a professional pedagogue. In this programme you can focus on policy, research and/or counseling. Moreover you can choose a specific target group or theme (e.g. ethnic minorities, sex, sexuality) and follow courses like ‘Gender and Diversities in Organisations', 'Poverty, Wellbeing and Social Justice', 'Migratie en Interreligieuze Studies', 'Feminist Classics', and ‘Community Outreach Project'. You are encouraged to match both the practical training and the writing of your master thesis with the subject of your interest. We will facilitate your practical training abroad in the spring semester Specialisation 2: Gifted Education Are you interested in the challenges and problems that gifted and talented children and adolescents meet in and outside the school? Do you want to play a part in meeting those challenges and solving those problems? The international Master's programme "Gifted Education" is the way to become a specialist in gifted education and care. In lectures and study groups (one of which will be in a university abroad) about learning processes and learning environment, the Master's student will gain insights in the specific characteristics and problems of students in general and gifted children, adolescents and young adults in particular. In the course ‘Educating the Gifted' you will focus on specific research and practices concerning gifted education and work on practical cases of individuals and/or groups of gifted students. You will improve your academic research skills and learn about diagnostics and treatment of problems related to giftedness, and you will learn to apply this theoretical knowledge within a specific educational situation with gifted students. After completing the program students will be able to recognise, analyse and investigate problems concerning giftedness and be able to contribute in the solution of these problems. Admission Requirements ... [-]

MSc in Physics and Astronomy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

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

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

Specialisations

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

MSc in Political Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The programme analyses political behaviour, ideas, events and institutions with an emphasis on power relations. [+]

Power shapes politics, but what shapes power in the 21st century? The Radboud Master’s programme in Political Science offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated students to prepare for a rewarding career in leading positions in the public and private sector. Specialisations  The Master's programme in Political Science offers a choice of four specialisations: - International Relations: In this specialisations you learn to investigate global cooperation and conflict from different perspectives and to analyze the essential players that shape global politics: governments, international organisations, media, businesses and NGO’s. - Political Theory: This specialisation gives you the opportunity to study various aspects of the relationship between political power and morality, The central question is whether political principles, institutions, and practices can ever be legitimate. What may we force each other to do? What should we do? - Comparative Politics: This specialisation focuses on political challenges faced by contemporary (non-)democracies in a globalising world, such as growing inequalities, new demands on representative institutions, and pressures created by both migration and demographic change. - Comparative Politics, Administration, and Society: The courses focus on, for instance, the barriers to and facilitators of reform, Europeanisation and compliance with EU directives, how various countries deal with problems with the social welfare state, and the challenges government is facing in this century. The Master's programme at Radboud University has been ranked as the Netherlands' best Master's programme in Political Science by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Association and by students in Elsevier's Higher Education Supplement. The key to this success is our emphasis on small, interactive classes, our challenging programme, the expertise and effectiveness of our internationally oriented staff, and our location in a lively, student-friendly, cosmopolitan city. Career prospects  The careers of our graduates reflect the high quality of our programme. Our alumni have positions as policymakers in international organisations, political parties, national ministries, market authorities, the European Parliament and the European Commission. They also work as consultants, researchers and are employed by banks, other financial institutions and by the media. Quality label  For the third time in a row, this programme was rated number one and was awarded the quality label ‘Top Programme' in the Netherlands in the Keuzegids Masters 2015 (Guide to Master's programmes). Admission requirements  ... [-]

MSc in Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

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

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

Programme

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

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


MSc in Social and Cultural Science(Research)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

This Master's programme provides you with a thorough training in empirical research in the context of contemporary society. [+]

This Master's programme provides you with a thorough training in empirical research in the context of contemporary society. Taking a multidisciplinary perspective, you compare such social issues as inequality, poverty, the decline of organized religion, minorities and conflict and social cohesion in different countries - a unique approach in Europe. The programme is designed for all those who want to understand how society works and why countries differ from each other.

Programme

First year Comparative theory and methodology (12 EC) Comparative research methods (18 EC) Comparative research applications (18 EC) Comparative research training (12 EC)

Second year Optional courses (12 EC) Master’s thesis (36 EC) Scientific journal paper, research grant proposal or policy recommendation report (12 EC) Within the various study components you can – depending on the nature of your previous education – choose to focus on Sociology, Cultural Anthropology or Development Studies. ... [-]

MSc in Spatial Planning

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

A combination of a well-established core programme with electives providing state of the art specialist knowledge. [+]

Spatial planners are fascinated by on-going and future changes in cities and regions and take on the role as managers of those spatial transformations - think of: regenerating shopping districts or old industrial sites; designating water retention areas; shaping urban mobility concepts for the future. Related challenges vary in scale, from individual property to European policy making. The program sub-title ‘managing smart cities and regions’ reflects the challenges of current and coming urban societies, at a time that ambitions for a ‘New Urban Agenda’ for the 21st century are formulated, with policies and strategies to create more sustainable and equitable urban spaces. Upon completion students will have knowledge of: interfaces between different planning concepts, sectors, specializations and interests; synergies that are found and trade-offs that are made along these interfaces; paths through which integrative planning is manifested in policy formulation, decision-making and projects at different geographical and institutional levels. Specialisations You can choose a specialisation that best reflects your passion for spatial planning. Radboud University offers the following specialisations in this field, plus the option of constructing your own specialisation: Cities, Water and Climate Change, European Spatial and Environmental Planning, Planning, Land and Real Estate Development, Urban and Regional Mobility, Vision and Strategy Building for Cities and Regions. Admission requirements A completed Bachelor's degree from a spatially-oriented discipline In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree from spatially-oriented disciplines, such as spatial planning, human geography, social and political sciences of the environment. Proficiency in English A TOEFL score of ≥90, with subscores not lower than 18 A IELTS score of ≥6.5, with subscores not lower than 6.0 Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher A background in research methodology Because of the academic nature of this programme, we require all our students to have basic training in research processes, e.g. research design and data-analysis. Career prospects Our Spatial Planning graduates are greatly valued by their employers for their analytical skills, critical perspective and sound academic understanding of the relationship between human activities, their spatial environment, and relevant spatial interventions enhancing their living environment. Spatial planners from Nijmegen work as policy maker, consultant or project manager for government, consulting firms, project developers, housing corporations or research institutes. Also, more and more of our alumni are working in international projects. Quality label ... [-]

MSc in Water and Environment (Environmental Sciences)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

If Environmental Sciences is your passion, the specialisation Water and Environment of the Master in Biology would be a great choice. The Water and Enrironment track is the former Master in Environmental Sciences. [+]

The Water and Environment specialisation of the Biology Master aims at the insight needed to tackle problems such as climate change, flooding, eutrophication, chemical pollution, habitat fragmentation and bio-invasions.We provide you with the laboratory, field and assessment tools needed to protect ecosystem and human health in the context of multiple environmental pressures.

Specialisations in one of three sub-tracks: Nature and Water Management Human and Environmental Risk Assessment of chemicals, together with the Radboud University Medical Centre Transnational Water Management: an international joint-degree Master's programme set-up together with the University of Duisburg-Essen ... [-]


MA

MA in Creative Industries

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

High fashion and nerdy technology? Tourism and literature? Perhaps not the likeliest combinations, but nowadays they turn out to be highly complementary. If you want to know how and why, Creative Industries might just be the right Master's programme for you. [+]

The Master's programme Creative Industries

High fashion and nerdy technology? Tourism and literature? Perhaps not the likeliest combinations, but nowadays they turn out to be highly complementary. If you want to know how and why, Creative Industries might just be the right Master's programme for you. The creative sector has grown into a proper industry: companies and social institutions borrow ideas from artists and designers, the tourist industry happily uses literary concepts in their marketing, and classical music, art and museums play a large role in city branding. The fashion industry has already proven that creativity and commerce fit together effortlessly, but this development needs to be evaluated critically from a historical and theoretical perspective. The Creative Industries Master's degree, which is unique to the Netherlands, provides you with the tools to do just that.... [-]

MA in Historical, Literary & Cultural Studies (Research)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Research Master's programme prepares you for an international academic career, whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you. [+]

Whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you, the Research Master's specialisations are an excellent choice for talented students who want to prepare themselves for an international academic career.

Specialisations

You can choose from the following English-taught specialisations: Historical Studies Literary Studies Art and Visual Culture

Course programme

All three Master's degree specialisations have a similar structure which contains the following elements: Theory of scientific research in Humanities 5.0 EC Methods and Techniques in Humanities 5.0 EC Contemporary Debates in Humanities 5.0 EC Academic Writing. 5.0 EC Key Texts for Humanites 5.0 EC Research seminar 5.0 EC Research paper and proposal 5.0 EC Master's thesis and colloquium 30.0 EC Plus disciplinary courses and research stay/internship abroad 55.0 EC ... [-]

MA in History

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Situated in the oldest roman city in the Netherlands, the Department of History at Radboud University offers an English-taught specialisation in Eternal Rome for international students. [+]

Situated in the oldest Roman city in the Netherlands, the Department of History at Radboud University offers a English-taught specialisation for international students: Eternal Rome. This specialisation aims to make students astute observers and shapers of the legacies and images of the past in the contemporary world.

Eternal Rome

The Master's programme Eternal Rome focuses on Rome and offers an in-depth examination both of the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, and of the representation of the ‘idea' of Rome throughout the centuries. As you analyse Rome and its impressive legacy, you will become acquainted with several specialist areas of research, such as ancient history, medieval history, art history, classical philology, archaeology, and literary theory. Each field offers different perspectives and methodologies that will both expand your knowledge and ideas of Rome and deepen your insight into many questions relevant for the functioning of our modern society.... [-]

MA in International Business Communication

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

If you choose to study IBC at Radboud University you will be able to combine learning academic research techniques with practical business competencies. [+]

Join the crème de la crème in business communication

If you choose to study IBC at Radboud University you will be able to combine learning academic research techniques with practical business competencies. We are looking for thinkers and doers with an international orientation. That is unique in the Netherlands and we are one of very few programmes in Europe to focus sharply on the practical, analytical, cultural and linguistic aspects of business. In particular, we place strong emphasis on the influence of national and organisational culture on companies and institutions that operate across borders. Thanks to our network, we are able to arrange excellent group internships, and we are selective (max. 50 students per year). You will find yourself in a dynamic learning environment with smart, motivated follow students and you will receive close personal guidance from highly experienced members of faculty. We are not hierarchical and we are not an MBA. As a future executive you will need to be able to assess the quality of business research. A lot of business studies lack academic rigour. Our graduates learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff.... [-]

MA in Language and Communication

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The programme is organised by the Centre of Language Studies with communication specialists from Radboud University and from the University of Tilburg working closely together. [+]

The programme is unique because language and communication are treated as a single unit with each field complementing the other. The programme is also special because it focuses strongly on empirical research by studying real language in real-life situations to develop possible theories and then testing these theories against everyday reality to discover the richness of both language and communication. As the programme is in collaboration with Tilburg University you can also follow some lectures there. In the first semester of the first year, you are able to explore the different research fields in language and communication that are focused upon in Nijmegen and Tilburg. In the rest of the programme you will specialise in one of these fields and you will integrate in one of the research groups in Nijmegen or Tilburg.... [-]


MA in Linguistics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The focus is on the intricacies of language, how people learn and use it, and on the different types of variation in everyday language use. [+]

This Master's focuses on the intricacies of language, how people learn and use it, and about the different types of variation in everyday language use. Language studies at Radboud University has a strong empirical focus. You will study real language in situations where it is actually being used and only on the basis of your observations, you will formulate theories to be tested against the data. In this way you will discover the richness of language.

Programme The Master’s programme is structured as follows: Three core courses (15 EC) Two advanced courses from a choice of eight (10 EC) Colloquium Series (5 EC) Internship (10 EC) Master’s thesis (20 EC)

 

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MA in North American Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The world loves American culture, but is deeply distrustful of American power and politics. In Radboud University we offer critical insights into both. [+]

The world loves American culture, but is deeply distrustful of American power and politics. In Radboud University we offer critical insights into both. Our Master's Program gives students the opportunity to acquire solid expertise in relation to the concept of "America" in a variety of fields: US history, literature, culture (including popular culture, film, theater and art) as well as political history, foreign policy, constitutional law and social science. Radboud University distinguishes itself from other American Studies programs through its emphasis on the cultural and political relations between the United States, its neighbors, and Europe. True to the tradition of American Studies, our program teaches students to approach issues from different angles and to think in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary ways. We also offer excellent internships thanks to our global network. This means that students who go on to study for a Master's degree have unique, near-native language abilities. In Radboud University you will find yourself in a dynamic learning environment where the level of scholarship and communication in (American) English is extremely high. This is one of the reasons why our programs are so popular. Another is the choice Radboud offers between two fascinating fields within which you can create your own custom-made program: "Literatures and Cultures of North America in International Perspective" and "Transnational America: Politics, Culture and Society." Students like the variety these programs offer. They tell us: "It's so much fun. There are so many interesting options to choose from."... [-]


MA in Philosophy (Research)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Training in art of thinking (clear reasoning, critical analysis, deciphering complex subjects etc.). [+]

The International Research Master's programme in Philosophy constitutes the first professional step towards the acquisition of on the one hand, an ability to analyse complex issues logically and conceptually and, on the other, an ability to document their conclusions in clear and persuasive language.

The programme

The International Research Master's programme in Philosophy is a two-year course, which Radboud University offers jointly with Tilburg University. It was established for students of proven ability who wish to prepare for an academic career in philosophy. The programmes offered by the Nijmegen Research Institute for Philosophy were in 2006 rated high to excellent in the latest evaluation by an international commission of peers. You will receive expert supervision in continental, analytic and historical approaches to philosophy and, if you intend to embark on an academic career, this course will give you the necessary research skills.... [-]

MA in Philosophy and Science

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

This Master's specialisation will give you a better understanding of the evolution, the current status and the implications of the scientific worldview. Professionally, it prepares you for several possible avenues, including science administration, research, journalism, and policy-making. [+]

Philosophy and science don't mix. Or do they? What we nowadays call "science" used to be part of "philosophy." It is not without reason that Isaac Newton called his physical masterpiece "The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy." And today, the two are still closely connected. Our current worldview is strongly shaped by scientific thought. We look to science for both answers to our theoretical questions and solutions to our practical problems. The Master's programme in Philosophy and Science analyses the relation of philosophy and science in terms of their historical development, as well as the current situation. How did the scientific worldview come about? What are its ingredients? What models for the relationship between philosophical and scientific thinking have been proposed? Focussing on the historical and systematic relationship between philosophy and science is unique in the Netherlands. The Philosophy faculty does not just have close ties with scientists and professors at the other faculties on campus; philosophy as a subject is an integral part of all the faculties at Radboud University. This makes it easier for our students to combine Philosophy with any discipline when working on their thesis. Teaching takes place in a stimulating, collegial setting with small groups. The seminars specifically train skills such as critical reading, analytical thinking, policy writing and debating. This Master's specialisation is run by the Center for the History of Philosophy and Science (CHSP), the only centre in the world that studies philosophy and science as historically intertwined phenomena. This Master's specialisation is aimed at career prospects in, as well outside of, research. More about the discipline of Philosophy and Science The first reason for combining philosophy and science in a single Master's specialisation is historical: What we nowadays call "science" used to be part of "philosophy." Both Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin saw their most famous works as treatises in natural philosophy. However, as a consequence of the Scientific Revolution, the various natural and social sciences have ever more strongly emancipated themselves from philosophy. The distinction between "philosophy" and "science" is therefore the result of recent development. Philosophy has reacted to this development in a number of interesting ways. Since about 1900, there have been schools of thought that separated philosophy and the sciences thoroughly, by pitting philosophical truth against scientific instrumentality. However, there have also been attempts to attune philosophy entirely to the demands of the sciences. The second reason for combining these two human activities in one a programme is systematic in nature and has to do with our present condition. Our current worldview is strongly shaped by scientific thought. We look to science both for answers to our theoretical questions and for solutions to our practical problems. Over the past centuries, the Western world has become defined by scientific thought and practice. Today, we live in a ‘knowledge society', our everyday explanations are permeated by scientific jargon, and we seek the solutions to all sorts of problems in the realm of science and technology. Moreover, we seek to secure the future of our national wealth in innovation, which in turn we try to stimulate by means of scientific research policies aimed at strengthening research and development. Paradoxically, scientific research also furnishes indications of the limits and detrimental effects of our dominant growth models while at the same time indicating ways out of the impasse. During this one-year Master's specialisation, you can learn more about topics such as: Concepts of space and time from Aristotle to Einstein. The origin and development of a discipline dealing with mind, soul and body (i.e. psychology). The evolution and the mind and the implications of Darwin's evolutionary theory for our mental categories. The tasks of philosophy and whether it offers rationality, wisdom or happiness. The philosophical critique of science, including authors such as Husserl, Heidegger, Adorno, Habermas, Foucault and Lyotard. The scientific worldview and its future. Admission requirements ... [-]

MA in Theology

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The main emphasis in the three-year Master's programme in Theology at Radboud University is on research on Christian belief in contemporary society. The tension between universal truth claims within belief systems and the diverse cultural contexts in which they are expressed is the central focus of the programme. [+]

Four main disciplines The Master's degree in Theology at Radboud Universiteit is a comprehensive academic programme with four main disciplines: literary, historical, systematic, and practical theology (the study of the source texts of Judaism and Christianity, the history of Church and theology, and of systematic and practical theology). In the programme you will become adept at analysing the central concepts and practices of faith in order to contribute to the implementation of the tasks of theology in our current world (especially science, church and society). The skills belonging to the scientific disciplines are practiced at a level that will prepare students to further develop independently in one of the chosen specialisations and scientific research. In short, the students familiarise themselves with the full spectrum of theology, while given the opportunity to specialise in one disciplinary specialisation. Broad programme with a choice of profile The programme is broad and in the first year you establish which aspects you wish to accentuate. In the second year, you specialise further and select your profile. In year one, you choose eight modules including at least one from each of the three groups listed below. In the second year you choose six modules, at least three of which must belong to the group in which you will write your Master's Thesis. You can choose the same subjects as the ones you studied in the first year, because the content changes each year. In addition, you can choose a number of elective subjects. In the third year you can specialise on one subject. Truly international Theology has always been a truly international Master's programme; three quarters of our graduates come from abroad and our staff are also international. The Nijmegen School of Theology had contacts throughout the world. We cooperate with universities in Kenya, Tanzania, India and Indonesia , including closing agreements about PhD places in Nijmegen. The Nijmegen College - a religious community where students from different countries live and work together - has been established to meet the specific needs of foreign students. Personal tutor and intensive supervision The programme is closely linked to the research carried out by the Research Institute for Religious Studies and Theology. A panel of external experts recently evaluated our programme as "extremely good". What's more, 88% of our students graduate - an extremely high percentage. This is because we know how to motivate through excellent education and intensive supervision. As a Master's student you will have a personal tutor and you will work in an inspiring environment with excellent researchers. Radboud University theologians are internationally recognised as critical, socially involved thinkers. ... [-]

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