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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Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality (MBA)

Hotelschool The Hague
Campus Full time 13 months September 2019 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.... [-]


Master of Music

Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as a professional performer on the international concert stage. The unique dimension of the Master of Music at Fontys is the personalized component: students receive a two-year scholarship and can tailor the program in accordance with the needs of their emerging career. Students may use their scholarship for taking courses with professors at Fontys and even with external professors and artists. [+]

Programme in brief

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as a professional performer on the international concert stage. The unique dimension of the Master of Music at Fontys is the personalized component: students receive a two-year scholarship and can tailor the program in accordance with the needs of their emerging career. Students may use their scholarship for taking courses with professors at Fontys and even with external professors and artists.

Content of the programme

The master offers you an intensive two-year programme. The core programme consists of international masterclasses, individual lessons, and lectures on research skills, cultural entrepreneurship, music philosophy and music marketing. Specializations: • Classical music (instrumental/vocal) • Pop (instrumental/vocal) • Jazz (instrumental/vocal) • Musical Theater • Music Theory • Composition/arranging (classical/jazz/pop) • Conducting... [-]


Master in Molecular Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Nijmegen

Are you looking to broaden your career options in the field of bioscience? Would you like to gain professional experience while studying? Do you want a course that meets industry needs and has been rated ‘top program’ for 5 years running? Then take your science career to the next level by studying Molecular Life Sciences at HAN University of Applied Sciences. [+]

Master in Molecular Life Sciences

Are you looking to broaden your career options in the field of bioscience? Would you like to gain professional experience while studying? Do you want a course that meets industry needs and has been rated ‘top program’ for 5 years running? Then take your science career to the next level by studying Molecular Life Sciences at HAN University of Applied Sciences.

Location: Nijmegen Duration: 2 years Degree: Master of Science Course start: September

The profession in a nutshell

Biotechnology uses living systems and organisms to develop or make products for agriculture, medicine, and industry. As an expert in this field, you usually work in a lab setting in fundamental research and/or quality control. By raising your qualifications to a Master's level, you expand your job opportunities to include positions with higher-level responsibility. This means you have the skills to independently plan, organize and execute projects, devise experimental strategies and write scientific documents. Moreover, you are able to oversee the organizational and interpersonal aspects of your projects. These are valuable skills that employers look for.... [-]


Master in International Hospitality and Service Management

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 14 months September 2019 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.... [-]


Executive Master in Financial Management

ESA Business School - Ecole Supérieure des Affaires
Campus Full time 16 months October 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Train finance professionals to master and deepen their knowledge of the necessary theories and tools for the evolution of their functions. [+]

XFM: Executive Master in Financial Management

Specialized curriculum in Finance

Target: Holder of a university degree

Minimum experience: 3 years

Language: English

Objective

Train finance professionals to master and deepen their knowledge of the necessary theories and tools for the evolution of their functions.

An international diploma

The Executive Masters in Financial Management is a joint program by ESA Business School and SBA Bocconi, School of Management.

Course structure

Duration: 16 months

Organization of courses: once a month - Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Schedule: from 9.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.

Fees

Tuition: 19500 USD

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Master in Management

Maastricht School of Management
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Maastricht

The MSM Master in Management (MM) program is a one-year full-time master’s program for recent graduates and young professionals with the ambition to manage people and processes with success in any organization, country or context. [+]

AccreditationThe Master in Management program is accredited by AMBA, ACBSP and IACBE. Maastricht School of Management is institutionally accredited by ATHEA.

Are you an ambitious graduate or young professional who aims for a successful career in top management?

Our MM provides you with a first necessary step to fast-forward your career to higher levels by providing you with a solid foundation in the practice and theory of management in a fast-changing global world. During this course, you will be provided with the opportunity to understand how to steer your organization to high performance in a diverse and multicultural international business context. You will learn from experienced faculty, international companies and fellow participants from different cultural, business and study backgrounds.... [-]


MA in Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2019 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 Ancient and Medival Mediterranean Worlds 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. Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds 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.

The general courses

Historiography and TheoryThis course offers in-depth analysis of both the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, and of the ‘idea’ of Rome throughout the centuries, embracing both the old and New or Second Rome, Constantinople. This course provides a historiographical overview of the ways in which different aspects of Rome appealed to the imagination of rulers and writers throughout history, starting from Mussolini in the 20th century and going back to the first emperor of the Roman Empire, Augustus. Research Seminar ER: The Eternal Fall of RomeIn this course, we will explore the long life of the apocalyptic vision of the fall of Rome, from Antiquity through the Middle Ages to modern times. We will specifically focus on the mechanisms that are at play when past narratives are employed for contemporary aims. Research Seminar ER:... [-]


Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Place, Culture and Tourism

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

In this program, you study the complex interplay between place, culture, and tourism. You will learn to find creative, yet critical solutions to challenges in the tourism industry. [+]

How can we make sense of New Zealand's 50% increase in tourism after the release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy? What motivates over 1.5 million people each year to visit Auschwitz in Poland? And why are the majority of Air France's destinations former colonies of France? This program will help you understand the international and dynamic field of cultural tourism and enable you to jumpstart a career in this ever-expanding field.

The tourism sector has grown into one of the most important industries in today's world economy. Cities, regions, and nations are involved in a non-stop competition for the favors of the global tourist flows. The field has become more and more diverse, as a result of globalization and digitization. As an increasing amount of people is able and eager to travel across the globe, different cultures around the world become interconnected. This calls for new professionals in culture and tourism, who possess the knowledge and skills to anticipate and understand the global dynamics between societies, cultures, media, and tourism.... [-]


Master degree in Facility and Real Estate Management

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Maastricht

Interested in the challenging and growing industry of Facility and Real Estate Management? Consider applying for our exciting master Facility Management and Real Estate Management. During this master, we prepare you for a strategic management function in this dynamic field of work! [+]

Interested in the challenging and growing industry of Facility and Real Estate Management? Consider applying for our exciting master Facility Management and Real Estate Management. During this master, we prepare you for a strategic management function in this dynamic field of work!

Specialised disciplines

Facility management and real estate management have grown out to be specialised management disciplines. Managers understand that without a secondary process a primary process cannot exist. Nowadays facility management and real estate management play a key role in the overall business.

As a result of this development, facility and real estate managers are more involved in the company’s strategy than ever before and not only from a secondary process point of view. Together assets and facilities services are responsible for the appropriate support of the primary processes and its stakeholders. Together with the core business, they are partners in a kind of joint venture for the benefit of all the stakeholders. Departmental borders get blurred and all business processes come together.... [-]


Master in Business Information Technology

International Business School the Hague
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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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Research Master in Health Sciences specializing in Health Economic Analysis

Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Just graduated with a Bachelor Degree in clinical, public health or biomedical sciences and want to start making substantial contributions to future developments in medicine as a researcher? Then this Research Master is for you! With a wide range of specialisations and guidance from some of the greatest minds in these fields, you will be well on your way to a very successful research career. [+]

The Research Master programme in Health Sciences aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of methods in either clinical or public health research. Specializations include clinical epidemiology, epidemiology, public health epidemiology, genetic and molecular epidemiology, and health economic analysis. After completion, candidates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to propose state-of-the-art studies, write excellent study protocols, perform the research, analyze the data using modern statistical techniques, make defensible causal inferences, come to justified conclusions, and write outstanding research papers. Depending on the choice of specialization, the candidate will focus on for example clinical trials, population studies, public health interventions, or modeling studies.... [-]


Master in Sustainable Entrepreneurship

University of Groningen - Campus Fryslan
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 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? ... [-]

European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management

European Master in Renewable Energy and European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management
Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

SESyM focuses on the multidisciplinary aspects of energy systems. It provides management and communication skills, as well as the necessary technical knowledge to tackle the challenge of the energy system transition. [+]

Objectives

The aim of the European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management is to provide postgraduate students with the skills required for employment in the Sustainable Energy industry. Students will specialise in business case analysis, modelling, project design and implementation. As a result of the foreign contact, the course requires, our students will have the international outlook essential to the industry HR needs.

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 institutes and companies involved in the sustainable energy sector. The participating universities are all well-established in training and the education sector as well as being recognised at an international level for their work in the field of sustainable energy system management.... [-]


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 Energy for Society

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

The aim of the master programme is to educate Energy Transition Strategists focussing on local and regional levels of energy transition. Upon graduation, you will have a broad competence base ranging from how to build (energy) communities, sustainable energy technologies, sustainable business models, governance, communication to spatial transformations. [+]

Technology for producing renewable energy is constantly being developed, whereas often the more challenging aspect of the energy transition is changing people's attitudes

Søren Hermansen, Samsø Energy Academy, Samsø, Denmark

Have you ever wondered how your community (village, neighbourhood, company, institution) can make the transition from fossil sourced energy to more sustainable sources? This key issue is the essence of the master Energy for Society program*.

The aim of the master program is to educate Energy Transition Strategists focussing on local and regional levels of energy transition. Upon graduation, you will have a broad competence base ranging from how to build (energy) communities, sustainable energy technologies, sustainable business models, governance, communication to spatial transformations. This will enable you to initiate and support local and regional energy transition projects entrepreneurially, i.e. help define and implement community-based projects that create social, environmental and monetary value. You will be able to catalyse complex bottom-up energy transition processes and foster change in people's 'energy behaviour'. Working with communities, cooperatives, clusters of companies, municipalities and regional organisations you will establish a dialogue between different groups of stakeholders.... [-]