Master of Science Program in Natural Sciences in Netherlands

Find MSc Programs in Natural Sciences in Netherlands 2018/2019

Natural Sciences

An MSc, or Master of Science, is an academic distinction bestowed upon those who effectively complete a predetermined set of coursework in what is often a science-based discipline. The MSc often enhances career opportunities as well as earning potential.

Natural sciences programs can allow students to explore occurrences in nature through observation, prediction and experiments. Various topics may be touched upon, and students may specialize in areas such as biology, ecology, astronomy, physics, chemistry and Earth science.

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.

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Msc in Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Eindhoven

This degree program focuses on mathematical models, advanced simulations and computer calculations. These means and methods are increasingly finding use in new technological developments, and this Master's program, therefore, offers an excellent start to your contribution to society's technological needs, both now and in the future. [+]

According the Guide to choosing a master's program 2016 the master Industrial and Applied Mathematics is the best applied mathematics master program of the Netherlands!

For five years TU/e was the best university of technology, in 2016 TU/e is the second best university of technology.

The figures for the survey of Master’s programs are 70 percent based on the ratings by students and 30 percent on those by the NVAO (Accreditation Organization for the Netherlands and Flanders).

The program

This degree program focuses on mathematical models, advanced simulations and computer calculations. These means and methods are increasingly finding use in new technological developments and this Master's program therefore offers an excellent start to your contribution to society's technological needs, both now and in the future. ... [-]


MSc in Applied Physics

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Eindhoven

Applied physicists have a different view of the world around us. Physical phenomena turn into challenges, fascinating questions to investigate and analyze. But as an applied physicist you go one step further, by applying your knowledge of these phenomena in new technological developments. In many cases, these are ambitious projects, in which working in teams with people from other disciplines is a central factor. [+]

The world from a different perspective

Applied physicists have a different view of the world around us. Physical phenomena turn into challenges, fascinating questions to investigate and analyze. But as an applied physicist you go one step further, by applying your knowledge of these phenomena in new technological developments. In many cases, these are ambitious projects, in which working in teams with people from other disciplines is a central factor.

The Master's degree program

The Master’s degree program in Applied Physics gives you the opportunity to get involved in physical phenomena, new technologies, and measurement methods. These are based on technical applications of physical principles in the most diverse disciplines. The course consists, to a large extent, of internships so that you will learn how to apply your technical and scientific knowledge in a research environment. The Applied Physics department opts for an integrated approach to teaching and research at an internationally competitive level.... [-]


Master in Systems Biology

Maastricht University, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Maastricht

Do you want to better understand the underlying mechanisms of life? Would you like know more about how you can use biology and mathematics to gain deeper insight into the evolution of animals and plants, the development of diseases and the possibly the development of new therapies? Then Systems Biology is the right programme for you! This programme will give you the knowledge and practical skills necessary to unravel the complexity of these systems and use it for academic, industrial and societal progress. After you’ve graduated, your ability to unify life sciences and mathematics will make you a great candidate for a career in medical research, drug development and biotechnology. [+]

Do you want to better understand the underlying mechanisms of life? Would you like know more about how you can use biology and mathematics to gain deeper insight into the evolution of animals and plants, the development of diseases and the possibly the development of new therapies? Then Systems Biology is the right programme for you!

Systems Biology will become the mainstream in biological sciences this century. It can be used to systematically gather knowledge at all levels, from molecules to entire ecosystems and its integration into quantitative (computer) models. These models make an accurate simulation of biological processes possible.

This programme will give you the knowledge and practical skills necessary to unravel the complexity of these systems and use it for academic, industrial and societal progress. After you’ve graduated, your ability to unify life sciences and mathematics will make you a great candidate for a career in medical research, drug development and biotechnology.... [-]


MSc in Biology

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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. [+]

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 Experts ... [-]

MSc in Physics and Astronomy

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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 choose from three specialisations within this programme:

Neuroscience/Neurophysics Particle and Astrophysics Physics of Molecules and Materials Programme ... [-]

MSc in Human Geography

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 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: You can choose a specialisation of the Master in Human Geography that best reflects your interests:... [-]


MSc in Mathematics

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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 choose 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) Personal tutor ... [-]

MSc in Chemistry

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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 Specialisations ... [-]

MSc in Science

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Nijmegen

The programme is at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics to discover the secrets behind the 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 the 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 Medical Epigenomics Molecular Chemistry Neuroscience Particle and Astrophysics Physics of Molecules and Materials Science in Society Science, Management and Innovation.

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 Cognitive Neuroscience (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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 a 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 its secrets.

Unique approach

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at the 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 Spatial Planning

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 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 policymaking. 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:... [-]


MSc Econometrics and Operations Research: Mathematical Economics

Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Maastricht

The Mathematical Economics track looks in-depth at theories such as Game Theory and Equilibrium Theory, including industrial organisation, in order to solve real-world problems. [+]

MSc Econometrics and Operations Research: Mathematical Economics (full-time)

Mathematical methods can be used to solve a whole range of business problems, from a company’s finances to the organisation of its people. In order to do this strategically, the Mathematical Economics track looks at theories and models that can help you make the right decisions.

What will you learn?

Mathematical Economics is certainly a theoretical track. But it’s also about solving real business problems, which means that you’ll learn about more than just the academic theories. You’ll also learn about business issues such as resources (both human and material), finance and organisational structure (both internal and external).... [-]


Master in Earth, Life and Climate

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

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

EXPLORE PROCESSES AFFECTING THE EARTH'S LIFE AND ITS ENVIRONMENT

On our Master's program in Earth, Life, and Climate, you will explore the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary systems, biodiversity, and climate, as well as their evolution. This two-year program will provide you with the knowledge you need to understand climate change and its impact on natural environments such as soils, sediments, lakes, groundwater, wetlands, estuaries, and oceans. The main topics you will study include the evolution of life, the development of sedimentary basins, carbon sources and sinks, biogeochemical and geochemical fingerprinting of sedimentary processes/environments, and climate reconstruction. You can choose one of four tracks based on your specific interests:... [-]


Master in Experimental Physics

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

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

Explore the Interaction of Fundamental and Applied Research

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

What you'll learn

You will come into contact with forefront technologies in particle detection, such as extremely high-granularity Si-pixel detectors and high-performance computing, as well as state-of-the-art setups for laser cooling and Bose-Einstein condensation. You will also learn to utilize advanced techniques for data analysis and computer modeling.... [-]


Master in Earth Structure and Dynamics

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

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

STUDY PROCESSES AT OR NEAR THE EARTH'S SURFACE

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

Specialise in any aspect of Solid Earth Science

The programme combines physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, and field studies to address how the solid Earthworks. It allows you to specialise in virtually any aspect of solid Earth science, ranging from theoretical geophysics to pure geology or geochemistry. Many students choose a combined geology-geophysics focus.... [-]