Master of Science Program in Natural Sciences in Netherlands

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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.

Top Masters of Science in Natural Sciences in Netherlands 2018

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Msc in Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ... [-]

Master in Climate Physics

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

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

ADDRESS THE CLIMATE SYSTEM AS A WHOLE

Our Master’s programme in Climate Physics offers you a unique combination of theoretical courses and practical training in all aspects of the Earth’s climate. You’ll study physics, dynamics, and chemistry of the atmosphere, oceans, and cryosphere – as well as explore their interactions. The two-year Climate Physics programme trains you to be a highly skilled researcher by focusing on the fundamental physical processes that make up the Earth’s climate system. The complex nature of the work requires advanced mathematical skills right from the start. You will build on this foundation by adding specialised theoretical, observational, and computational knowledge and skills relating to the atmosphere, meteorology, oceans, cryosphere (ice), and biosphere. Moreover, your instructors will encourage you to develop a critical attitude towards your research results and your underlying assumptions.... [-]


Master in Mathematical Sciences

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

In our Master’s programme in Mathematical Sciences, you’ll engage in the core activities of mathematics while discovering new patterns and relationships and learning to construct models with predictive power. Want to know more? Join our Webinar on 13 March 2018. For more information visit uu.nl/masters/webinar-week [+]

Curious about this programme? Join our Webinar on 13 March 2018! For more information visit uu.nl/masters/webinar-week

Explore The Intersection Of Fundamental And Applied Research

In our Master’s programme in Mathematical Sciences, you’ll engage in the core activities of mathematics while discovering new patterns and relationships and learning to construct models with predictive power. You’ll also study the science of structures within the different branches of the physical sciences. Our faculty of Mathematical Sciences offers you a versatile, internationalised learning environment at the intersection of fundamental and applied research. You can tailor your programme by selecting one of the following eight tracks:... [-]


Master in Human Geography

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

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

Master of Human Geography

A NEW PROGRAMME WITH A SOLID FOUNDATION

Human Geography is a new Master’s programme that starts in September 2017. It stems from the former Economic Geography and Urban Geography programmes. You can specialise in one of the two fields by choosing a track:

Urban Geography: Neighbourhoods & Residential Dynamics Urban Geography: Daily Life & Public Spaces Economic Geography: Business & Location Economic Geography: Regional Development & Policy CITIES AND URBAN REGIONS: OPPORTUNITIES AND CONCERNS

Urban regions are bubbling, dynamic places where people get together and generate new ideas. They are breeding grounds for innovation and economic growth. Many people still move to the city, chasing their dreams: for a challenging career, a pleasant living environment, all the amenities within easy reach. And besides the local residents, large numbers of tourists visit the city seeking an entertaining stay. The continuous urban growth in an increasingly global economy has both winners and losers. On the one hand, there are start-ups that expand to become large companies. While on the other hand, there are traditional companies that succumb to global competition. How can we explain success and failure? Urban growth also leads to a great diversity of people and lifestyles, which ensure thriving communities. Yet there are also places where spatial and social inequalities reveal themselves between communities. This results in unpleasant living environments and neighbourhoods in decline. How do you breathe new life into those communities? In the Human Geography Master's programme, you learn how urban and... [-]


Master in Theoretical Physics

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

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

The research Master’s degree programme in Theoretical Physics is your gateway to understanding the fascinating world of physics, ranging from the unimaginably small scales of elementary particles to the vast dimensions of our universe. Our highly rated research programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to describe space-time and elementary particles as well as macroscopic and microscopic phenomena in quantum and soft matter.

Programme Objective

The MSc in Theoretical Physics provides students with a broad overview of methods and topics in theoretical physics and teaches them to work independently in a specific sub-discipline of the field. Students also learn to present and discuss their work both orally and in writing, and to take a critical attitude towards the existing literature. Our programme offers excellent preparation for further research studies in physics or careers in the international job market. Two-thirds of our graduates continue to conduct PhD-level research either at Utrecht University or other prestigious institutions around the world.... [-]