Master Programs in Netherlands

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Higher education in the Netherlands is a binary education system consisting of research-oriented degrees called Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (WO) and HBOs (Hoger Beroepsonderwijs), which provide professional degrees for students interested in career fields that do not primarily involve research. It is the WO programs that allow students to earn Master's degrees in the Netherlands, with the option to perform research concerning several disciplines: sociology, linguistics, health and medical sciences, biology, agriculture, engineering and anthropology, just to name a few.

Many graduate level courses offered at Dutch universities are given in English. For example, the University of Amsterdam has over 130 master's degree programs in English and Leiden University offers 80 that are taught in English. The reason behind the Netherlands to be so motivated in offering hundreds of courses in English is its institutional pledge to commit to internationalization and further enhance its already multicultural, open-minded society.

Notes Concerning the Master's Degree in the Netherlands:

  • Most students complete their master's degree within two years. Afterward, they are qualified to enter a doctorate program if desired
  • Dutch universities do not offer on-campus accommodations so students should make plans ahead of time to rent a place to live.
  • The academic year in the Netherlands runs from September to June, with summer vacation lasting from July to September 1
  • Residential permits are issued as long as the student has a valid passport, is enrolled full-time, has medical insurance and enough money to purchase a return ticket.
  • The grading system used by universities consists of a "10" for excellent (uitmuntend); "7" for very satisfactory (ruim voldoende); and "2" for poor (slecht). Dutch universities also integrate the pass/fail (voldoende/onvoldoende) system for certain courses.

 

Earning a Master's degree in the Netherlands is also affordable, with tuition fees averaging international graduate students less than $14,000 per year (10,500 euros). For European Union students attending master's level courses in the Netherlands, cost is usually around 2250 euros.

The Netherlands WO Master's programs require students earn a bachelor's degree prior to applying for a master's degree as well as the completion of at least 60 and no more than 120 credits. For students desiring a master's degree in math, the natural sciences or agriculture, the full 120 credits is necessary before beginning graduate school. Students will be expected to write a master's thesis to earn a Master of Science or Master of Arts degree.

Students from outside the European Union will need to acquire residential permits to attend a Dutch university. The Netherlands also asks that students who come from certain counties to apply for and receive a provisional residential permit, or MVV, before they can enter the country. The university a student chooses will submit applications on the student's behalf as long as they have the proper documentation. In addition, international graduate students will need to show proof they have the financial means to support themselves while living in the Netherlands. Currently, that amount should be at least $1000 a month or 750 euros. Chinese students will need to apply online for a Nuffic Certificate, which is not difficult and is simply a protocol of the admission process.

Taking a Masters degree in the Netherlands is a top choice for many students. Below you will find links which will lead you to more information about learning opportunities in the Netherlands. Click on “Read more” to get an overview of the particular university and to get free information that concerns specific programs. Start the search for your future degree right away! 

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MA International Relations

Webster Leiden Campus- Webster University USA
Campus Full time Part time March 2019 Netherlands Leiden

The Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs. Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as globalization, human rights, humanitarian action, and economic development. [+]

The Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs. Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as globalization, human rights, humanitarian action, and economic development. The program can help prepare students to compete for work with a governmental agency, an intergovernmental organization, a nongovernmental organization, or a multinational corporation. This program is also recommended for students planning to pursue a Ph.D., or an academic career at another institution.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:... [-]


Sensor System Engineering

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

As a Master of Science specialised in sensor systems you’ll develop new and exciting ways to use sensor data to assist and improve the world around us. You will concentrate on finding relevant information and services in big data, moving from a proof of concept to developing prototypes. [+]

Study a Master's in Sensor System Engineering in the Netherlands

As a Master of Science specialised in sensor systems you’ll develop new and exciting ways to use sensor data to assist and improve the world around us. You will concentrate on finding relevant information and services in big data, moving from a proof of concept to developing prototypes.

Admission Requirements

Students that qualify for the Sensor System Engineering master's programme can either be admitted directly or will be required to do a special pre-master or bridging programme before they can start the master. The Admissions Committee determines the contents of this bridging programme, depending on the potential of the student.... [-]


MA Archaeology

Leiden University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The Master’s Programme in Archaeology at Leiden University is the most diverse in the Netherlands. [+]

Archaeology in Leiden encompasses the study of societies and cultures from the past, aiming to reconstruct and revive them. Make a meaningful contribution to resolving present-day societal issues such as migration, globalisation and climate change, using your interest in the past.

Leiden's Faculty of Archaeology

Leiden’s Archaeology master’s degree has the most diverse programme in the Netherlands. Leiden also boasts the only independent Faculty of Archaeology in the Netherlands. The study programme offers various regional and thematic specialisations and the teaching programme is closely linked to ongoing research.

Our academic staff are involved in research all over the world, with a strong focus on field research. In addition, the programme emphasises ecology and geology, combined with both iconology and historical studies, as well as ethnoarchaeological, anthropological and experimental approaches. A combination of modern museum practices and developments in archaeological heritage management broadens your scope even more.... [-]


Research Master in Modern History and International Relations

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 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 International Relations. [+]

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 the international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration.... [-]


Master in Sustainable Entrepreneurship

University of Groningen - Campus Fryslan
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship. The global economy is undergoing a transformation towards a sustainable society in which the interests of people, planet, and profits together are the driving force, rather than neoclassical industrial economic systems. [+]

Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

The global economy is undergoing a transformation towards a sustainable society in which the interests of people, planet, and profits together are the driving force, rather than neoclassical industrial economic systems. This transformation needs academic professionals who can demonstrate that sustainable entrepreneurship is key. Our programme trains these professionals.

Are you interested in:

developing a new perspective? circular business models? learning from real entrepreneurs? developing your leadership and management skills and academic knowledge about sustainability? ... [-]

Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality (MBA)

Hotelschool The Hague
Campus Full time 13 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MBA Programme of Hotelschool The Hague educates the next generation of hospitality-minded leaders and focuses on Innovation, Strategic Business Development, Change Management and Leadership. You learn to combine Business Brains with a Hospitality Heart, in all corners of the Service Industry! [+]

The MBA Programme of Hotelschool The Hague educates the next generation of hospitality-minded leaders and focuses on Innovation, Strategic Business Development, Change Management and Leadership. You learn to combine Business Brains with a Hospitality Heart, in all corners of the Service Industry! The programme, based in Amsterdam, starts in September each year and runs for 13 months full-time. In this time you will enhance your knowledge and leadership competencies, providing you with the tools and perspectives necessary to forge your own strategy and implementation scenarios for your future career. On completion of the programme, Hotelschool The Hague will award you the diploma and degree title ‘Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality Management’. This highly international programme is open to graduates with a hospitality-related or economics/business management Bachelor’s degree.... [-]


MA in Eternal Rome

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

Rome and its impressive legacy always interested you? Then you should become acquainted with its ancient history, medieval history, art history, classical philology, archaeology, and literary theory. [+]

The Master’s in Eternal Rome is officially called Eternal Rome: Transformations from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. The programme offers an in-depth examination both of the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, and of the representation of the ‘idea' of Rome throughout the centuries. Eternal Rome presents a unique programme that focuses as much on the transition between ancient and medieval history as on those periods themselves. A group of specialists from the fields of ancient and medieval history teach this specialisation. Their expertise also includes the status of Rome beyond the Middle Ages into the Renaissance and modern times as well.

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Master in Business Information Technology

International Business School the Hague
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands The Hague

The Master in Business Information Technology program from the International Business School, The Hague Netherlands is aimed at students who aspire senior managing position, such as regional directors and business practice leaders in Banks, Asset management companies, Insurance companies and Accountancy firms. [+]

The Master in Business Information Technology program from the International Business School, The Hague Netherlands is aimed at students who aspire senior managing position, such as regional directors and business practice leaders in Banks, Asset management companies, Insurance companies and Accountancy firms.

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Master in Coaching Amsterdam

Johan Cruyff Institute
Campus Full time 8 months February 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The study program of the Master in Coaching is based on Johan Cruyff’s vision: coaching is about managing yourself, the players & staff, the team ánd the environment. [+]

The study program of the Master in Coaching is based on Johan Cruyff’s vision where coaching is more than the use of tactical and technical knowledge.

It is about managing yourself, the players & staff, the team and the environment. Each participant’s personal background is a base for further development and a better understanding of oneself as a coach and/or manager. The principle of coaching is that you then apply this insight knowledge to counseling others.

This program is interesting for those who are a coach or manager in sports, but it is also appropriate for (team) managers, staff members, leaders, counselors and HRM-consultants from the business sectors. For example, students came from, the Police department, an insurance company, an energy provider and a big congress center.... [-]


Master in Control Systems Engineering

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Netherlands Arnhem

A HAN Masters in Control Systems Engineering takes your engineering skills to the next level. It gives you a thorough understanding of the advanced regulating systems used in today’s industry as well as cutting-edge techniques that are directly applicable in an industrial environment. [+]

Master in Control Systems Engineering

A HAN Masters in Control Systems Engineering takes your engineering skills to the next level. It gives you a thorough understanding of the advanced regulating systems used in today’s industry as well as cutting-edge techniques that are directly applicable in an industrial environment. The practical approach of this course is underpinned by the solid expertise of teaching staff and researchers.

Location: Arnhem Duration: 1.5 years (full-time) Degree: Master of Science Course start: September

The profession in a nutshell

Control systems engineers are involved in all processes of research, design, development and production right through to evaluation of control systems. The additional qualification of a Masters degree in Control Systems Engineering at HAN enhances your professional skills so you can effectively manage projects while balancing engineering, economic and commercial activities. Moreover, you have the technical knowledge to realise and evaluate all control strategies and embedded electronic systems.... [-]


Master in Media Studies with a specialisation in Media & Business

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

The Media & Business programme is specifically designed for students with an international outlook and an entrepreneurial mindset. As a student, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the multiple challenges of today’s media and communication professions. [+]

Master in Media Studies with a specialisation in Media & Business

Why choose Media & Business in Rotterdam?

The Media & Business programme is specifically designed for students with an international outlook and an entrepreneurial mindset. As a student, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the multiple challenges of today’s media and communication professions. The programme is a perfect match for you if you are fascinated by the dynamics of the media business and the intricacies of business communication.

New digital technologies and globalisation have transformed the business of media as well as the life of other industries. International trade has strongly increased, markets have converged, ownership structures have shifted, consumer behaviour has changed, and new media products and business models have been developed. The Media & Business programme allows you to explore these developments and the ways in which media firms and other companies adapt to altering business conditions and new modes of communication and business.... [-]


Master in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master's track in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence provides you with a deep understanding of human cognition and communication, as well as the creative and technical skills to apply this knowledge in Artificial Intelligence solutions and applications. [+]

Master in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

The Master's track in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence provides you with a deep understanding of human cognition and communication, as well as the creative and technical skills to apply this knowledge in Artificial Intelligence solutions and applications.

Become an expert in the application of Artificial Intelligence in human cognition and communication

Are you interested in applications of Artificial Intelligence in communication techniques? Are you triggered by the question of how human reasoning can be represented in computer systems? Would you like to work for a company like Google or Philips? Then our interdisciplinary Master’s track Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence is your right choice!... [-]


Master in International Hospitality and Service Management

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 14 - 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Leeuwarden + 1 more

The Master’s programme in International Hospitality and Service Management enables students to prepare for a career in the hospitality industry. The course has been rated the best Master in Hospitality in The Netherlands according to 2016 Keuzegids information guide. The course also provides students with the option to gain practical work experience in Stenden’s own 4-star hotel. [+]

The Master’s programme in International Hospitality and Service Management enables students to prepare for a career in the hospitality industry. The course has been rated the best Master in Hospitality in The Netherlands according to 2016 Keuzegids information guide. The course also provides students with the option to gain practical work experience in Stenden’s own 4-star hotel.

NHL Stenden offers students the chance to complete a single or dual degree. Students who complete the single degree will get a Dutch Master of Arts (MA) whereas students who complete a dual degree will receive a Dutch Master of Arts (MA) as well as a British Master of Science (MSc). The British Master of Science is issued by NHL Stenden’s partner university, the University of Derby in the UK. ... [-]


Agricultural Production Chain Management (MSc)

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Netherlands Velp

Are you a mid-career horticulture, livestock or forestry professional tasked to increase efficiency, control product quality or to facilitate the linkage between chain stakeholders as a chain supporter? [+]

The Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management is intended for specialists working in companies and organizations dealing with agricultural production, processing, marketing, quality control and logistics. In the agricultural sector, stakeholders are typically confronted by complex problems that require innovative thinking and new approaches, i.e. creating shared values and linking farmers to markets, agricultural support or business services.

With agri-food or forest chains stretching from desolate farms or plantations in Asia, Africa or Latin America to the bustling marketplaces of the European Union – the world is your workplace! The programme has three distinct phases: analysis and sustainable development of value chains, integrated management of value chains and applied research. Collectively, these phases develop students’ competencies in managing organizations or companies involved in and/or facilitating developments in the agricultural production chain, while keeping up with fluctuations in demands and policies. With three unique specializations in horticulture, forest and livestock chains, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences is ready to equip students for work in the world of livestock, food, flowers and forest products. From farm to fork, grass to glass or forest to floor, this Master programme provides all the competencies needed for those wishing to start an agri-food business or facilitate sustainable agricultural value chain developments.... [-]


Master in International Communication Management (MA) - full-time

The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 Netherlands The Hague

The Master in International Communication Management (MA) program attracts students from across the globe who possess a broad spectrum of professional interests and experience. [+]

The Master in International Communication Management program (MICM) program attracts students from across the globe who possess a broad spectrum of professional interests and experience. Many of our students already work in areas such as corporate communication and public relations, while others come to us from related fields including marketing, brand management, journalism, television, radio, and social media. At the same time, we also welcome professionals from diverse areas who seek a career change. We seek professional men and women who have what it takes to successfully complete the MICM program and who will contribute to the richness of the classroom experience.

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