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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Professional Footwear Innovation

The Footwearists - Footwear Innovation & Training
Campus Full time 9 months November 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The Footwearists offer a unique program, focused on positive impact and innovation for the footwear industry by educating footwear entrepreneurs, forecasters and consultants. [+]

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Master of Automotive Systems

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 18 months September 2018 Netherlands Arnhem + 1 more

Although mobility is crucial to the global economy, it has also contributed to rising CO2 emissions. We need creative solutions that combine mobility requirements with sustainable, social and technical developments. [+]

Master in Automotive Systems Although mobility is crucial to the global economy, it has also contributed to rising CO2 emissions. We need creative solutions that combine mobility requirements with sustainable, social and technical developments. Finding these solutions requires highly-trained and innovative professionals. Study Automotive Systems at HAN University of Applied Sciences and become an authority on cleaner, safer and smarter vehicles. Location: Arnhem Duration: 1.5 years (full-time) Degree: Master of Science Course start: September The profession in a nutshell As an automotive engineer you are involved in the design, development, production and evaluation of vehicle systems and components. With the further qualification of a Masters degree, you also possess valuable skills in applied research, communication and management. This enables you to lead projects, while balancing engineering, economical and commercial interests. Moreover, you have the technical expertise to evaluate and realise underlying control strategies and embedded electronic systems. The combination of these skills makes you highly employable in this industry. Theory and practice At HAN University of Applied Sciences, theory and practice are seamlessly integrated. During the Masters in Automotive Systems, you put theory into practice during the ‘minor projects’ and during applied research for your Masters thesis. Research is geared towards solving an actual issue from industry. So knowledge and techniques from fundamental research are applied in an industrial environment and implemented in automotive systems and vehicles. This collaborative approach strengthens ties with industry and stimulates the exchange of knowledge. As a result, professional practice is constantly renewed and you... [-]

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.... [-]


Master in Media Studies with a specialisation in Media & Creative Industries

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 & Creative Industries programme targets bachelor graduates with an international outlook and an entrepreneurial mind-set who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to make their way into a variety of media and creative industry professions. [+]

The Media & Creative Industries programme covers current issues in organisation, policies, production, management, marketing and distribution of media companies and creative industries, paying due attention to the impact of digitalization and digital media and the role of audiences. 

While the programme focuses on the workings of the media and creative industries, it also addresses the cultural significance of the media and creative industries for society.

The programme meets the growing demand for academically trained media and creative industry experts who are able to respond effectively and inventively to changing conditions, complex issues, and new opportunities for media and creative enterprises.... [-]


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 programme 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 programme 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. [-]

Master of Music

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes two years to complete. The academic [+]

Master of Music

 

When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes two years to complete. The academic programme can be tailored to your individual needs.
To be eligible for admission to the Master's programme, you must hold a music diploma from a recognized institution in the Netherlands (Bachelor of Music), or have attained a comparable level by other means, tailored to the academic programme offered by Conservatorium Maastricht. These programmes are only open to a limited number of participants. Entry is by audition only.


Alliance 
The Master of Music programme is offered by Conservatorium Maastricht and Fontys Conservatorium, Tilburg. These institutions are part of the Fontys and Zuyd University Alliance for Arts Education (Dutch: Alliantie voor de Kunsten Fontys en Zuyd), a joint arts venture between Zuyd University and Fontys University of Professional Education. AdmissionIn accordance with the requirements of all art faculties, you will be required to take an admission examination before a final decision on admission can be made. Apart from General Admission Requirements you need to comply with Specific Admission Requirements.The Music in Education admission exam consists of the following components:... [-]


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.... [-]


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

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

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

The Master in International Communication Management programme (MICM) programme 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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CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


Executive Master in Financial Management

ESA Business School - Ecole Supérieure des Affaires
Campus Full time 16 months October 2017 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’s Degree in International Communication (MIC)

International University of Languages and Media
Campus Full time 18 months October 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Master’s degree in International Communication is an international Master’s degree provided by IULM University in partnership with three prestigious European universities specialised in public relations and communication. The MIC offers the opportunity to study in different universities and to acquire a specialisation targeted at global communication. [+]

The Master’s degree in International Communication is an international Master’s degree provided by IULM University in partnership with three prestigious European universities specialised in public relations and communication. The MIC offers the opportunity to study in different universities and to acquire a specialisation targeted at global communication. The Master’s degree in International Communication (MIC) is a postgraduate programme entirely in English lasting 18 months and aimed at graduates in the communication disciplines or related subjects. By attending the MIC Master’s degree course you will be able to study in different universities all over Europe and thus obtain dual recognition. The MIC is a full-time programme lasting 3 semesters. The first semester (Professionalising Communication) has a core curriculum in which you will get training on the basic tools of communication, and takes place in one of the three partner universities. The second semester (Communication Professional in Context) is oriented towards specialisation and is held in another of the partner universities. The specialisation depends on the programme offered by the university chosen for the second semester. The third semester involves writing a thesis, under the joint supervision of the two partner universities. The certificate awarded on completion of the study path consists in a double recognition: a Master’s degree from each of the two partner universities and an overall certificate from the consortium. The three European universities which, with IULM, take part in the Hofstede Geert Consortium are: Metropolitan University (Leeds); Universitas Vilnensis (Vilnius); Hanze University Groningen. The MIC trains international communications... [-]

Research Master in Health Sciences specializing in Health Economics

Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

The specialization offers a unique combination of epidemiological and health economic courses, which are aimed at teaching you important analytical and professional skills for designing, carrying out and reporting academic research in the field of health economics. [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017/2018. Research in health economics is becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Health care costs are rising rapidly creating a serious concern for health care decision makers around the world. The sustainability of the health care system, that is accessible and affordable to all, is hard to achieve and maintain. The difficulties related to ensuring a fair and comprehensive health care system are an important incentive for conducting health economic research. This is why health economics is a dynamic and growing research area with numerous job opportunities. The specialization offers a unique combination of epidemiological and health economic courses, which are aimed at teaching you important analytical and professional skills for designing, carrying out and reporting academic research in the field of health economics. Typically, as a Health Economics student you will deal with questions such as: How do we balance between affordability of health care and quality of health care? Are new health care interventions worth the expenditure? How do health care systems perform relative to each other in terms of solidarity and affordability? Are health and health care distributed fairly within populations? How can we improve our current health economic research methods? How can we design health economic studies? This specialization is a joint venture between the NIHES and the Institute of Health Policy & Management; both are institutes of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Prior knowledge of (health) economics is not required. This programme will help accelerate your scientific career! Kris Vargas from Peru “NIHES provided me... [-]

Research Master in Business and Management

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

Combining education with research in a programme for academically talented and highly motivated students, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University offers a Research Master in Business and Management. Research Master in Business and Management (ERIM Research Master) is part of Erasmus Doctoral Programme in Business and Management from ERIM, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management, a joint research institute of RSM and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). [+]

Research Master in Business and Management Combining education with research in a programme for academically talented and highly motivated students, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University offers a Research Master in Business and Management. Research Master in Business and Management (ERIM Research Master) is part of Erasmus Doctoral Programme in Business and Management from ERIM, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management, a joint research institute of RSM and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). For talented and highly motivated students who aspire to an academic career in management; The ERIM Research Master is a research-oriented programme with individual supervision and a highly personal approach. The programme develops academic competencies and skills within the five domains of management: Business Processes, Logistics & Information Systems; Organisation; Marketing; Finance & Accounting; Strategy & Entrepreneurship. It provides the perfect preparation for a subsequent PhD programme in management or business, an academic position in management research or a career in business or consultancy. Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is ranked as a top tier player by the Financial Times European Masters in Management list. Why study a Research Master in Business and Management in Rotterdam? Specialisation in the five main areas of management research: Business Processes, Logistics & Information Systems; Organisation; Marketing; Finance & Accounting; Strategy & Entrepreneurship; Highly customised study programme; Personal supervision by world renowned professors; Innovative research topics; Training in research methods and skills; A vital international research community; Financial support; Excellent study and research facilities. Career opportunities This programme provides... [-]

LLM Commercial and Company Law

Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

Because of the unique combination of two jurisdictions, both international corporate law and commercial law, the master Commercial & Company Law provides a comprehensive overview of the company law field. [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017/2018. Are you ready to study the legal aspects of doing business in an international setting?
This programme focuses on developments and practical problems from a comparative law perspective and pays attention to the differences in approach and outcome between civil and common law jurisdictions. Because of the unique combination of two jurisdictions, both international corporate law and commercial law, the master Commercial & Company Law provides a comprehensive overview of the company law field. Being located in the biggest port city of Europe the programme enables you to participate in company visits to see how things work in practice. The LL.M. programme Commercial and Company Law provides you with a unique combination of specialist courses in the field of company and commercial law, and with general courses in European Private Law and comparative private law. You are educated by excellent teaching staff. They have both a solid (international) academic background as a wealth of experience from commercial and legal practise. You study in one of the leading commercial centre and largest ports of Europe, which means you will often go “on-site” to see how things work in practice. Our graduates have great job perspectives! 
What aspects does the programme cover? Company Law
 The two main pillars of the Study Programme are 1. Company Law and 2. Commercial Law. The Company Law pillar focuses upon the main topics of corporate governance. Issues such as the functioning of the board of directors, shareholder rights and cross-border voting and... [-]