Masters Program in Natural Sciences in Netherlands

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Natural sciences are a scientific branch that deals with observations, understanding and predictions of natural phenomena. It is a diverse field and includes disciplines such as biological science, physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy.

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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Master of Molecular Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 30 months September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen Arnhem + 2 more

The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Netherlands 2017. For EU students Translating research into products The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product development, and because it integrates scientific and project management skills. In this way the course meets the needs of the actual work field. During your studies you gain extensive knowledge in the field and learn how to apply fundamental research to biotechnical product development such as vaccines, drugs, diagnostic tests biofuels and enzymes. Professional opportunities The biotech industry, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and research institutions are constantly in need of competent, goal-oriented and interdisciplinary professionals. Graduates of this Masters course are able to independently plan and execute short to medium-length projects. You will be employable in positions such as junior project leader and lab manager. Another option for you as a Masters graduate is to continue your academic career with a PhD project, preferably in applied research. Two-year course taught in English The Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is taught entirely in English. You can combine your work with study by taking this part-time two-year course. Master in Molecular Life Sciences Upon successful completion of the course, you will attain the title 'Master of Science'. Admission requirements You will be admitted to the course if you meet the following criteria: - You have a Bachelor of Applied Sciences,... [-]

European Master in Renewable Energy

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The European Master in Renewable Energy is a programme offered at the School of Engineering of Hanze UAS in cooperation with EUREC, aimed at training post-graduate students to fill the gap between growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market. [+]

European Master in Renewable Energy: www.hanzegroningen.eu/mre * Tuition fees: EU/EEA: € 2,006 (per year)/ NON-EU/EEA: € 11,500 (full tuition fee). However, an EU student already holding a Dutch master's degree will pay €7,300, for the full programme. ​​​​Within the rapidly expanding European renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for more post-graduate trained staff specialised in renewable energy technology. Together with leading European Universities, EUREC has developed the European Master in Renewable Energy. Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), became member of the EUREC consortium and started this master programme in September 2012. Order our brochure now, or sign up for the open day.​ The aim of the European Master in Renewable Energy is to train post-graduate students to fill the gap between the growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market. By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European universities and companies involved in the renewable energy sector. The participating universities are all well-established in training and research and recognised internationally for their work in the field of renewable energy technology. ​ Programme overview Core The first semester the student will acquire a solid foundation in key renewable energy technologies and the socio-economic issues related to these. For the core the student can choose one of the following universities: Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands... [-]

Master in Physics

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Netherlands Noordwijk

Physicists explore the characteristics of the world and the universe and refer to them to formulate the laws of nature, the most fundamental descriptions of reality. This makes them universal problem solvers. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Netherlands 2017. Physicists explore the characteristics of the world and the universe and refer to them to formulate the laws of nature, the most fundamental descriptions of reality. This makes them universal problem solvers. You develop the analytical properties needed to meet key challenges in scientific, economic and industrial fields by working with experimental, theoretical and computer-based methods. In the NAWI Graz master's degree programme Physics, you will build upon knowledge obtained during the bachelor's degree programme and deepen your understanding of an area of expertise in the field of physics as well as familiarise yourself with the latest physical research, especially basic research. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of physics. You will become highly qualified to perform various tasks both in Austria and abroad by completing this research- and application-based programme in an international environment. Content You deepen and broaden your physical and mathematical knowledge. You familiarise yourself with current physical research. You specialise in an area of expertise in the field of physics. You learn to solve complex problems independently using physical and mathematical methods. You learn to think analytically. You use experimental, theoretical and computer-based physical methods to solve problems. You improve your specialist English vocabulary. Specialisation subjects You can choose one of the following areas of specialisation: Astrophysics Atmospheric Physics and Climate Experimental Physics Space Physics and Aeronomy Theoretical and Computational Physics It is possible to individually combine modules from the areas of specialisation with guidance from a mentor.... [-]

Master in Technical Physics

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Netherlands Noordwijk

Physics forms the basis of many other sciences as well as of innovative technical and industrial developments. In the NAWI Graz master's degree programme Technical Physics, students build on the knowledge acquired in the bachelor's degree programme and extend their skills in solving physics problems and mathematical problems so that they can work on research related and application oriented questions. [+]

Physics forms the basis of many other sciences as well as of innovative technical and industrial developments. In the NAWI Graz master's degree programme Technical Physics, students build on the knowledge acquired in the bachelor's degree programme and extend their skills in solving physics problems and mathematical problems so that they can work on research related and application oriented questions. Numerous career options are open to students after graduation, both in Austria and abroad. They can choose to continue researching fundamental aspects of physics or work developing new materials, technologies and processes for industry. Content You increase your knowledge of physics and maths. You acquire specialist knowledge in the following areas: Statistical and Computational Physics Advanced Quantum Mechanics and Atom Physics Advanced Solid State Physics and Radiation Physics You acquire knowledge in Business and Entrepreneurship. You apply physics methods in experiments, in theory and using computers. You analyse complex procedures using modern computer simulation processes. You learn to think logically and systematically and to acquaint yourself with new physical and technical problem areas. You work on interdisciplinary problems, e.g. in mathemathics, chemistry, medicine and environmental systems sciences. You improve your specialist English vocabulary. Specialisation Areas You can specialise in three of the following areas: Applied Materials Physics Computational Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory Technology and Instrumentation Microscopy and Nanoanalysis Modelling of Materials Nano and Laser Optics Nanoscience Quantum Many-Body Physics Quantum Optics and Molecular Physics Radiation and Plasma Physics Semiconductor Devices Surface Science Theoretical Solid State Physics Further options for specialised... [-]

SpaceTech – Master of Engineering in Space Systems and Business Engineering

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Part time 18 months October 2017 Netherlands Noordwijk

Through the university programme "SpaceTech", participants are trained by experts in the fields of Space Systems and Business Engineering and prepared to take on key roles and management responsibilities in the international environment of the space industry. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Netherlands 2017. The aerospace sector is a fast growing market. Multinational corporations are conducting research on cutting-edge technology to successfully develop new products and services. Some examples include satellite services in the communication, navigation and remote sensing fields, aerospace transportation, space tourism or the future mining of extraterrestrial materials. Through the university programme "SpaceTech", participants are trained by experts in the fields of Space Systems and Business Engineering and prepared to take on key roles and management responsibilities in the international environment of the space industry. Quick Facts Duration: 3 semesters (18 months) Final degree: Master of Engineering (MEng) in Space Systems and Business Engineering ECTS credits: 90 Language of instruction: English Participation fee: 34,000 € (VAT-free) This fee does not include costs for travel, accommodation or food. Number of participants: limited to 20 Course location: European Space Centers: TU Graz, Austria CNES Toulouse, France ESA ECSAT Harwell, Great Britain DLR GSOC Munich, Germany ESA ESRIN Frascati, Italy ESA ESTEC Noordwijk, the Netherlands Content You gain comprehensive knowledge on the current state of international research in the following fields: Applied Project Management for Space Systems Business Engineering Space Mission Analysis and Design Telecommunications Earth Observation Systems Engineering Navigation Human Space Flight In addition, you acquire leadership and social skills, perform case studies (Central Case Project – CCP) and complete a Master’s thesis. The course content is taught by internationally recognized experts from the respective fields. Target Groups The university programme is appropriate for Experts... [-]

MSc in PLANET Europe

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

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

The Master's programme on European spatial planning, environmental policies and regional development (PLANET Europe) - a two year joint Master's programme – is for aspiring planners wishing to address economic, environmental and spatial challenges in an international perspective. The programme PLANET Europe is a joint Master's Programme of Radboud University, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Cardiff University that prepares graduates for a career in strategic spatial planning in Europe, and is designed for students who would like to better understand the influences of the European Union and international developments on space, the environment and the economy and who would like to address large-scale spatial challenges such as climate change or transnational river management in their future careers. The programme allows a specialization on either European spatial planning and sustainable development or on European spatial planning and regional economic development and leads to an internationally-recognized double degree (MSc) from leading European planning schools. Partner universities - Cardiff University (Wales, United Kingdom) - Blekinge Institute of Technology (Karlskrona, Sweden) - Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) Multiple Master's degrees - Master of Science in Spatial Planning - Master of Science in Social and Political Sciences of the Environment - Master of Science in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies, and Regional Development Specialisations PLANET Europe is a collaborative programme taught over 2 years to a value of 120 ECs. You need to choose a specialization track during the application process: - European Spatial and Sustainable Development (RU/CU – track) - European Spatial and Regional... [-]

Master in Physics and Astronomy

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

The Master’s programme in Physics and Astronomy provides you with plenty of opportunities to study and engage in groundbreaking fundamental research and its... [+]

Master in Physics

 

Physics and Astronomy is an indispensable part of modern society. Modern life would be entirely different without computer chips, lasers, MRI screening and all the other benefits of physics research. The Master’s programme in Physics provides you with plenty of opportunities to study and engage in groundbreaking fundamental research and its applications. Whether you are interested in physical processes within cells, creating artificial photosynthesis, astroparticle physics or testing fundamental symmetries at the atomic scale, the Master’s programme in Physics gives you the opportunities to deepen your knowledge and engage in groundbreaking fundamental research.... [-]


Master in Mathematics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

The Master’s programme in Mathematics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam provides you with an opportunity to specialize in one area while further deepening your... [+]

Master in Mathematics

 

Mathematics is a vibrant, multifaceted and versatile field, in which the focus is on the study and development of techniques to tackle pure and applied mathematical questions. Often, the dividing line between theory and practice is merely an illusion. Mathematical theory, developed for a specific problem, often finds its way into unexpected  applications. This is the strength and beauty of mathematics, a discipline which is by definition infinite, and where new paths are always waiting to be explored. The Master’s programme in Mathematics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam provides you with an opportunity to specialize in one area while further deepening your mathematical knowledge in general.... [-]


Master in Hydrology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

Our International Hydrology Master's Programme is in English and requires two years of study to obtain the 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) that you... [+]

Master in Hydrology

 

Ensuring that there is enough water of good quality to satisfy the needs of the world’s growing population is a daunting challenge. Society needs hydrologists to manage the world’s water resources. In the Master’s programme in Hydrology, you will study the processes that regulate the quantity and quality of water as it passes through ecosystems, soils and rivers. We will provide you with a solid theoretical basis, combined with hydrological research in areas ranging from tropical Amazonia to the permafrost regions of Siberia. A Master of Science in Hydrology enables you to pursue a professional or scientific career in hydrology.

 

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Master in Environment and Resource Management

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

The Master’s programme in Environment and Resource Management is organized by the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), which is one of... [+]

Master in Environment and Resource Management

 

The Master’s programme in Environment and Resource Management is organized by the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), which is one of Europe’s oldest and most respected research institutes in the environmental sciences. The IVM receives high evaluations for its excellent research quality by external quality reviews and also scores very well in a citation analysis of reviewed journal articles. Our research projects range from the analysis of local challenges such as funding environmental services to farmers, the use of civil juries to facilitate public participation in water management, adaptation to climate change in the Netherlands, national challenges such as greening the gross domestic product, to global challenges such as analysing international negotiations and North-South financial mechanisms. The primary aim of the Environment and Resource Management programme is to build a critical mass in key disciplines and research themes by training multi-disciplinary, independent and entrepreneurial researchers with a passion for combining excellence in science with societal engagement.... [-]


Master in Ecology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

As a master’s student you will study how nature works. Both an aim in itself and to develop the tools to predict and combat problems caused by pollution... [+]

Master in Ecology

 

Ecologists investigate the relationships between organisms and their environment. As a master’s student you will study how nature works. Both an aim in itself and to develop the tools to predict and combat problems caused by pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change. You will study Ecology from a plant, animal and systems perspective. Ecological processes are investigated from the molecular level on to the regional and global scale, where field observations and experiments are used to identify ecosystems’ patterns and functions.

 

 

Specializations

The Ecology and Evolution specialization is a combination of the former Ecology and Evolution programmes of both universities. The track offers the same package of courses to MSc students of both universities. This means that you will share classes and teachers with students from the other university. A unique opportunity to profit from the diversity in scientific expertise, teaching experience, research equipment and all other facilities the two universities can offer you. To participate in this programme you need to be registered as a MSc Ecology student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.The Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology is a new programme developed at  the VU and UvA operating in the multidisciplinary fields of Ecology, Analytical Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Human Health Sciences. To participate in this programme you need to be registered as a MSc Ecology student at VU Amsterdam.The Limnology and Oceanography (UvA) track is an existing programme at the UVA studying theBiology, Chemistry and Physics of freshwater ecosystems... [-]


Master in Earth Sciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

Earth Sciences is a general Master’s programme which differs from the specialized Masters we offer. The programme gives you the opportunity to choose a... [+]

Master in Earth Sciences

 

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is renowned for combining all Earth Sciences specializations with other subject areas. Earth Sciences at our university are closely linked to Biology and Environmental Sciences. Why limit yourself to being just a geologist or a geographer? Become a true Earth Scientist, with far-reaching background knowledge that allows you to really make the most of your future. How exactly do ice ages, life, plate tectonics and CO2 cycles in the Earth’s crust and oceans interact? What is the relationship between landscape and fault movements in the dating of rocks or in processes like uplift and erosion?

 

 

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Master in Chemistry

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

The Master’s programme in Chemistry is a challenging degree programme for students who already have a solid background in chemistry and who are eager to... [+]

Master in Chemistry

 

The Master’s programme in Chemistry is a challenging degree programme for students who already have a solid background in chemistry and who are eager to expand their knowledge and experience. Chemistry is not an isolated discipline: it forms the bridge between biology at one end of the spectrum (biomolecular chemistry) and physics at the other end (physical-theoretical chemistry). A Master’s in Chemistry can lead to an exciting, well-paid career with extensive opportunities for pursuing your ambitions.

Chemistry is a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are given at the two Faculties of Science. Graduates receive a diploma accredited by both universities.... [-]


Master in Chemistry: Science for Energy and Sustainability

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

Science for Energy and Sustainability (SES) is an interdisciplinary 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics. It combines ‘hard’ scientific research with the analysis of societal issues, business models and government regulations. The programme covers a broad area of hot topics, such as: [+]

What does Science for Energy and Sustainability at the UvA have to offer me? Science for Energy and Sustainability (SES) is an interdisciplinary 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics. It combines ‘hard’ scientific research with the analysis of societal issues, business models and government regulations. The programme covers a broad area of hot topics, such as: - bio-based economy - green chemistry - photophysical and photochemical energy conversion - biosolar cells and catalysis for sustainable synthesis and energy conversion. SES is an outward-looking programme, geared towards the cutting edge of energy and sustainability research. It gives you the skills and knowledge to move from understanding the state-of-the-art, to actually developing new sustainable technologies that can be implemented in society. Is Science for Energy and Sustainability at the UvA for me? It is , if you: - are interested in both physics and chemistry - want to become (more) aware of the scientific, technological and societal challenges for our future - want to learn how to advance renewable energy resources, promote sustainable development, and use resources more efficiently - want to study the development of technological solutions to global energy and sustainability problems, as well as the societal context of global developments in this field - want to pursue a career that focuses on developing sustainable solutions to our current pressing global situation with regard to energy, climate and sustainability. Courses The programme has a course load of 60 EC, all of which take place in... [-]

Master in Astronomy and Astrophysics: Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

Gravitation Astroparticle Physics (GRAPPA) is a selective excellence 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Astronomy and Astrophysics and Physics. It stands at the intersection of theoretical physics, experimental (astro)particle physics and astrophysics. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Netherlands 2017. What does Gravitation Astroparticle Physics at the UvA have to offer me? Gravitation Astroparticle Physics (GRAPPA) is a selective excellence 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Astronomy and Astrophysics and Physics. It stands at the intersection of theoretical physics, experimental (astro)particle physics and astrophysics. Current GRAPPA research topics include: - gravitational waves - dark matter detection - multi-messenger techniques (i.e. neutrinos, radio through gamma-ray signatures) - particle acceleration in astrophysical sources - cosmology - beyond the Standard Model physics. GRAPPA staff members are involved with several international research projects, such as: - the ANTARES and KM3NeT neutrino telescopes - the KamLAND reactor neutrino experiment - the XENON dark matter experiment - astroparticle-related experiments in the CERN-based ATLAS detector - the Cherenkov Telescope Array - existing and upcoming astrophysical facilities from the radio waves (e.g. LOFAR) through the X-rays (e.g. Chandra, XMM, LOFT). Is Gravitation Astroparticle Physics at the UvA for me? It is, if you: - are ambitious - are interested in cosmology and astroparticle physics - are interested in fundamental research - have thorough knowledge of quantum mechanics, calculus and electrodynamics - are intrigued by both the subatomic scale (e.g. the Standard Model, particle interactions) and the largest scales (e.g. astrophysical objects, the universe), and are particularly interested in combining the two to address some of the biggest puzzles in science - have a theoretical or experimental background - take pleasure in an international collaborative research environment. GRAPPA/astro and... [-]