University of Groningen

Introduction

University of Groningen Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen is a leading international research university and academic community for those with a passion for knowledge. We offer over 100 English-taught degree programmes (Bachelor, Master, PhD) in virtually every field.Located in the north of the Netherlands, we utilize our rich academic history and heritage to generate innovation.

Facts & Figures

  • 30,000 students
  • 4,451 international students
  • # 74 Times Higher Education Rankings
  • # 100 QS World University Rankings
  • # 75 Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • # 83 NY Times Ranking 'What the Job Market Wants'
  • 24 English-taught undergraduate degrees
  • Over 90 English-taught (post)graduate degrees
  • 14 Double Degrees
  • 7 prestigious Erasmus Mundus degrees

Facilities

The Honours College will give talented, motivated students the chance to be challenged even more. The University Library (UB) consists of one central library and seven faculty/institute libraries at various locations in Groningen.

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The Student Service Centre is the student counselling centre of the University. Our student counsellors, psychologists and trainers work together to provide an integrated package of student support.

The Language Centre offers a variety of courses of different levels for students and staff. For 1st year international degree students the basic Dutch course (50 hrs) is free.

Student Life Groningen City - true student city: As the economic and cultural capital of the region, the city enjoys a bustling reputation, while retaining a safe community character. What will probably strike you most when entering Groningen is its youthful population.

  • Over half the 'Groningers' is under 35 years of age!
  • 200,000 inhabitants 50,000 students
  • Best city of the Netherlands 2010
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Programs

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Master

Master in East Asian Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

East Asia is the foremost dynamic region in the world. The University of Groningen offers a new International Relations Master's programme, focusing on East Asian states and markets, politics and economics, nationalism and internationalism. All studied from a contemporary perspective. How can we explain the dynamism and growth of East Asia? What are the opportunities and impediments for trade and investment? What could be said about national attitudes towards international cooperation, integration and globalization? The master's programme East Asian Studies (one year, 60 ECTS) is a specialization within the Master's Degree in International Relations. It focuses on the political economy of contemporary East Asia, in particular the political economies of China, Japan and Korea. Students will be able to participate in courses taught by historians, economists, experts in international relations or law, and guest-speakers. They will gain knowledge on the top-three economies in East Asia and develop oral, written and research skills to analyze developments from a regional and global perspective. Study abroad - For an average of 10 weeks - Maximum of 10 EC The University of Groningen has study centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Osaka and offers multi-faculty exchange programmes with various partner universities in China, Korea and Japan (max. 10 ECTS). Students can also propose a work placement in this programme (10 ECTS or approximately 2 months), for instance in a private sector company, international organization, embassy or NGO related to, or situated in East Asia. Previous Education - Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and International Organization (University of Groningen) ( direct admission) - Relevant other Bachelor's Degree:Students with either a university Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences (including - but not limited to - Economics, Political Science, Development Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Geography), or an internationally oriented university Bachelor's degree such as International Relations, Regional Studies, European/International Law, or (Modern) History are eligible to apply. All students with a non-Dutch degree must at first apply online. In addition to the standard required documents, the IRIO Admissions Board also requires: - a copy of an English language test result. All students, except native speakers, must have a minimum TOEFL score of 92-93 (internet-based), IELTS: a minimum score of 6.5 per category, or a minimum Cambridge score of C1/B2. The only exception could be made for the students with a BA/MA diploma from a University in an officially English speaking country. - a copy of your Bachelor Thesis or another sample of academic writing (about 15 to 20 pages). In case your BA Thesis or essay is written in another language than English (or Dutch), please send us a 5-10 pages summary of it in English, translated by yourself. Job perspectives This degree has been designed for students who aspire to a career related to East Asia in international business, international cooperation, diplomacy, media and academia. Job examples - Business consultant - Manager - Lobbyist - Diplomat - Policy advisor - Researcher [-]

Master in Euroculture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

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

Research Master's Programme Economics and Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

Research Master's Programme Economics and Business

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

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

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

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


Research Master Literary and Cultural Studies

Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The two-year Master's programme in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the two Research Master's degrees in Literary Studies and in Arts and Culture [+]

Research Master Literary and Cultural Studies

 

The two-year Master's programme in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the two Research Master's degrees in Literary Studies and in Arts and Culture.The programme in Literary and Cultural Studies provides you with an advanced investigation of the arts. You will focus specifically on the role the arts play in processes of cultural change. Also, you will study arts and culture in general and specialize in one of these art forms: literature, film, theatre, music, and multimedia forms.The programme has a multi-disciplinary approach. You will study the arts from perspectives such as history, philosophy and sociology. In addition, the programme is closely related to the multidisciplinary research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG).Specific requirements for international students... [-]


Research Master Modern History and International Relations

Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

Research Master Modern History and International Relations

 

You can take the Master's programme in Modern History and International Relations as a specialization within the Research Master's degree in History or the Research Master's degree in International Relations.The two-year Master's programme in Modern History and International Relations teaches you to carry out independent academic research in the fields of modern history and international relations. You will explore recent developments in these fields and study relevant theoretical and methodological backgrounds. You will learn about subjects such as international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration.As a student of this programme you work in small groups and are supervised by highly qualified researchers. The programme is closely related to the research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) and the N.W. Posthumus Institute. ... [-]


Research Master Religion and Culture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Religion and culture form a challenging field of interdisciplinary study. This Research Master offers you a thorough training in the subdisciplines of theology and religious studies. [+]

Research Master Religion and Culture

Religion and culture form a challenging field of interdisciplinary study. This Research Master offers you a thorough training in the subdisciplines of theology and religious studies.

The two-year research programme is offered to highly qualified and motivated students, who have a wide-ranging interest in religion. You will be prepared to carry out postgraduate academic research.

The programme comprises a traineeship, the writing of your Master's thesis and a research proposal. In addition to this, you will take three core modules: you will explore some of the key issues and texts in the rise of the academic study of religion, and you will focus on paradigm cases of the ongoing conversation between religion and philosophy. In addition, you will address the European reception of Eastern religious traditions and focus on the impact of Asian religions on the religious and cultural development in Europe.... [-]


MSc

MSc Artificial Intelligence

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Artificial Intelligence

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

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

 

Systems that can operate and carry out missions independently

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


MSc Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Chemistry

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

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


MSc Computing Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Computing Science

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

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


MSc Ecology and Evolution

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Ecology and Evolution

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

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

 

Study Programme

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


MSc Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Economics

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

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

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


MSc Educational Sciences: Communication and Deafblindness

Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Educational Sciences: Communication and Deafblindness

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

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


MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences

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

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

 

Study Programme

You can choose from two specializations:

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

MSc Finance

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Finance

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

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

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

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


MSc Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Human Resource Management

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

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

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


MSc in Business Administration

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc in Business Administration

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

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

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

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

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


MSc Industrial Engineering and Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Industrial Management and Engineering

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

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

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


MSc International Economics & Business

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc International Economics & Business

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

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

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


MSc International Financial Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc International Financial Management

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

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

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


MSc Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Marketing

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

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

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


MSc Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Mathematics

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

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


MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

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

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


MSc Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

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

MSc Physics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Physics

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

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


MSc Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Psychology

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

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

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

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


MSc Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Supply Chain Management

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

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

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


MSc Technology and Operations Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MSc Technology and Operations Management

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

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

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


Research Master in Behavioural and Social Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

Are you a talented student in the Behavioural and Social Sciences, wishing to pursue a career as an academic researcher? This Master's programme introduces you to the craft of scientific research. The two years Research Master's programme prepares you for a career in science and is part of the Graduate School of Behavioural and Social Sciences. The degree focuses on theory-guided analysis of empirical data and generalizable explanations of both human behaviour and social phenomena. As a student of this programme, you will specialize in one of the following areas: Social and Organizational Psychology Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology Sociology Education and Development Psychometrics and Statistics With your supervisor, you will determine the focus of your programme to suit your ambitions, talents and interests. The two-year degree includes a traineeship and a Master's thesis project. You may extend this Master's thesis project to a proposal for a PhD programme. The Research Master also includes a general course that provides an overview of research within the Graduate School of Behavioural and Social Sciences. Programme 1st year The programme takes two years (4 semesters) in total, with a total study load of 120 EC, and is composed of six parts. 1) General and statistical compulsory modules (25 EC)2) Specialization-related compulsory modules, and optional modules (25 EC)3) Seminars (5 EC)4) Literature studies (15 EC)5) Traineeship (15 EC)6) Master's thesis project (35 EC) 2nd year The programme takes two years (4 semesters) in total, with a total study load of 120 EC, and is composed of six parts. 1) General and statistical compulsory modules (25 EC)2) Specialization-related compulsory modules, and optional modules (25 EC)3) Seminars (5 EC)4) Literature studies (15 EC)5) Traineeship (15 EC)6) Master's thesis project (35 EC) Programme options Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology (specialization) The program teaches how to apply theoretical and methodological knowledge and advanced research methods in the area of psychopathology and clinical neuropsychology and consists of two streams: The focus of the Clinical Psychology stream is on investigating the causal mechanisms underlying the onset and maintenance of mental disorders. Knowledge of transdiagnostic processes, focusing on shared (dysfunctional) cognitive and behavioural processes across disorders, is combined with insight in specific disorders and symptoms. The Clinical Neuropsychology stream specifically addresses the effects of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders and other clinical conditions affecting the brain in children, adolescents and adults. Methods used in the field of clinical neuropsychology are neuropsychological tests, neuroimaging and EEG. Knowledge is used in the assessment, diagnosis and/or rehabilitation of patients. Within both streams advanced research skills will be acquired by participating in research projects, focusing either on fundamental research, or the more applied field, or in learning to critically evaluate the empirical support for specific treatments. Students also have the opportunity to train in advanced diagnostic and other clinical skills to qualify for a postdoctoral training program in the optional module. Sociology (specialization) The Sociology specialization focuses on theoretically and methodologically advanced research in the discipline of sociology and general social sciences. The Sociology specialization focuses on theoretically and methodologically advanced research in the discipline of sociology and general social sciences. It is offered jointly with the Department of Sociology in Utrecht and in the context of the interuniversity graduate school and research centre of the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS). Students will follow a series of theory and applied research modules and actively participate in research seminars throughout the programme. By the end of the programme, students will be proficient in problem-guided and deductive theory building in sociology, coupled with applied empirical research using complex data analysis models and methods. The theoretical component focuses on deductive and structured sociological modelling of substantive social issues. The research methods component examines contemporary explanatory models, measurement models and analytical methods of complex multi-actor, multi-level and multi-event data structures in an integrative and applied manner. Education and Development (specialization) The Education and Development specialization focuses on the effectiveness of education and the improvement of development processes. It is jointly offered by Pedagogy, Education and Psychology. The Education and Development specialization focuses on the effectiveness of education and the improvement of development processes. There are four main strands of research topics within this programme: Adaptive and inclusive education, focusing on creating equitable and accessible education, especially for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and other students that are at risk, Socio-psychological precursors of school success, which studies how personality, motivation, meta-cognition, social comparison processes, and friendship ties affect students' school careers in secondary education; Instructional design, focusing on the use and effect of new learning environments, such as computer-supported collaborative learning, but also socio-constructivist inspired real-life situations for learning in vocational education; and Developmental processes in the life span, which studies developmental processes from a dynamic systems point-of-view. The research programme has both a fundamental and an applied orientation, and studies are often linked to ongoing research projects. Psychometrics and Statistics (specialization) Focuses on a variety of advanced statistical data analysis methods and experimental techniques. The Psychometrics and Statistics specialization offers a series of modules, as well as individual supervision on a variety of advanced statistical data analysis methods and experimental techniques. The modules deal with the application of methods, background knowledge on these methods, and their relationship with other methods. The specialization is suitable for students who want to build a solid basis in statistical data analysis methods, and is an ideal preparation for students aiming to undertake a PhD project on statistical data analysis methods. In such projects, statistical data analysis methods are often compared and sometimes new methods are developed which require evaluation to show their additional value over existing methods. Therefore, when preparing and writing the Master's thesis, the student will learn to apply one or more methods for comparing and evaluating statistical data analysis methods. Social and Organizational Psychology (specialization) The programme focuses on intrapersonal, interpersonal and intergroup perceptions and comparisons. The Social and Organizational Psychology programme focuses on intrapersonal, interpersonal and intergroup perceptions and comparisons, i.e. on how individuals and groups perceive themselves in relation to their own standards, in relation to other individuals, and in relation to other groups. The modules deal with topics such as social comparison, social exchange, negotiation, aggression, stereotyping and meta-stereotyping, achievement goals, pro-social behaviour, motivation, perfectionism, conflict, health behaviour, discrimination, and integration as well as their consequences in terms of, for example, self-evaluation, emotions, well-being, creativity, and performance. The modules in this specialization emphasize the integration of fundamental and applied research. This implies an emphasis on experimental paradigms with considerable ecological validity, and on applied research that has the potential to contribute to theory development. The underlying philosophy is that basic research needs to have relevance to phenomena in society, and that applied research needs to be directly theoretically relevant. Job perspectives The Research Master's degree programme in Behavioural and Social Sciences is designed primarily for highly talented, motivated and ambitious students who are interested in pursuing a career in research. This Master's degree qualifies students to conduct fundamental and applied scientific research in the social and behavioural sciences. Holders of this degree are well equipped for further study and training for a PhD thesis, and for employment in the public or private sector. The faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences aims to open a number of PhD tracks for the most talented Research Master's students. [-]

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MA American Studies

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MA American Studies

 

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


MA Applied Linguistics

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MA Applied Linguistics

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


MA International Political Economy

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MA International Political Economy

 

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


MA International Relations & International Organization

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MA International Relations & International Organization

 

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


MA Journalism

Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MA Journalism

 

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


MA Language and Cognition

Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MA Language and Cognition

 

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


MA Multilingualism

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MA Multilingualism

 

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


MA programme Religion, Conflict and Globalisation

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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

MA programme Religion, Conflict and Globalisation

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

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

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


MA programme Religion and the Public Domain

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Is the West really as secular as we think? Equip yourself to understand how the world we live in is shaped by religion through our unique program combining cultural history, politics and philosophy. [+]

MA programme Religion and the Public Domain

Is the West really as secular as we think? Equip yourself to understand how the world we live in is shaped by religion through our unique program combining cultural history, politics and philosophy.

Religion not only manifests itself in traditional churches or in Christian rituals; crucial ideas such as human rights, liberty and democracy were stimulated and shaped by Christianity. Even the very concept of secularity stems from Christian theology.

In this Master's degree programme you will acquire knowledge of the pivotal role of religion in the Western world. You will combine cultural, historical and philosophical approaches to analyse this role. At the end of this one-year programme, you will know how to deal with tensions and opportunities concerning the presence of religion in the public domain.... [-]


MA Writing, Editing and Mediating

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

These and other questions are encountered in the unique one-year programme which focuses on all aspects of writing, editing and publishing. You will improve your skills in writing and editing English [+]

MA Writing, Editing and Mediating

 

These and other questions are encountered in the unique one-year programme which focuses on all aspects of writing, editing and publishing. You will improve your skills in writing and editing English texts. These skills include audience-centred writing and correcting written English. The programme is meant for graduates with a near-native command of the English language.As a student of this programme, you will become aware of the different conventions, genres, and styles and how they appeal to various audiences. Also, you will learn to work authoritatively in the fields of writing, publishing and editing.You will complete the programme with a placement period and a Master's thesis.The one-year Master's programme in Writing, Editing and Mediating is a specialization within the Master's degree in Literary Studies.Specific requirements - International students... [-]


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