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 Automotive Systems

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 18 months September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017/2018. 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... [-]

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 of Music

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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:... [-]


CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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.... [-]


Dual LLM Corporate and Insolvency Law/European and Insolvency Law

Nottingham Trent University - Nottingham Law School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

Nottingham Law School and Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands have become partners to offer an exciting and innovative dual Masters in Law degree. At the end of one year of study, successful students will be awarded the LLM Corporate and Insolvency Law from Nottingham Law School and the LLM European and Insolvency Law from Radboud University... [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017/2018. Dual LLM Corporate and Insolvency Law/European and Insolvency Law Nottingham Law School and Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands have become partners to offer an exciting and innovative dual Masters in Law degree. At the end of one year of study, successful students will be awarded the LLM Corporate and Insolvency Law from Nottingham Law School and the LLM European and Insolvency Law from Radboud University. Programme This dual LLM programme is designed for students who wish to develop their understanding and knowledge of Corporate, Insolvency and European Law for a legal career with a strong European and international focus. The modules taught at both campuses are presented in English, and students will enjoy the benefits of being taught by experts from both the Nottingham Law School and the Faculty of Law at Radboud University. Lecturers from both universities will be at the Radboud University campus at the start of the course to welcome students, and to ensure that they quickly settle into student life. Entry requirements You are required to have one of the following: a Dutch Bachelor's degree (or equivalent, from a research university) in law and knowledge of the basic concepts of international or European Law (as established by the Examinations Board) a UK undergraduate degree in Law (2.2 or above) or, an honours degree in another discipline plus either the CPE (Common Professional Examination) or GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) conversion qualification a recognised undergraduate degree in law equivalent to either of the... [-]

European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE)

University of Hamburg, Institute of Law & Economics
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

This European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) programme offers the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities. There will be a joint LL.M. degree awarded from the Universities in Hamburg, Ghent and Rotterdam and all other partner universities will award an additional Master degree (LL.M. / M.A. / M.Sc.). [+]

European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) This European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) programme offers the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities. Each partner university awards a Master degree (LL.M. / M.A. / M.Sc.). The programme provides students with an advanced understanding of the economic effects of divergent laws and prepares students for a professional career, for example, in public organisations, in multinational law firms or consultancy firms. Graduates are also well prepared for doctorate research in a PhD programme such as the European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE). The EMLE has been recognized by the European Commission as an Erasmus + Programme of "outstanding academic quality". The Erasmus + label allows the EMLE programme to annually grant a substantial number of scholarships (including several full scholarships to students from “Partner Countries”). For law students, the knowledge of the specific regulations of their home country is too narrow a base for counseling firms that are active in international trade. Additionally, a familiarity with the economic effects of legal rules has become indispensable for understanding their clients' commercial needs. Similarly, economics students will profit from an accurate understanding of the institutional legal framework of market economies. For both lawyers and economists, knowledge of the other discipline and international contacts are crucial for a successful future career. The EMLE programme is the institutional response to these challenges. EMLE Programme Features The EMLE programme offers the following unique... [-]

Research Master in Literary and Cultural Studies

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

The two-year Master's programme in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the two Research Master's degrees in Literary Studies and in Arts and Culture [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017/2018. Research Master Literary and Cultural Studies The two-year Master's programme in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the two Research Master's degrees in Literary Studies and in Arts and Culture. The programme in Literary and Cultural Studies provides you with an advanced investigation of the arts. You will focus specifically on the role the arts play in processes of cultural change. Also, you will study arts and culture in general and specialize in one of these art forms: literature, film, theatre, music, and multimedia forms. The programme has a multi-disciplinary approach. You will study the arts from perspectives such as history, philosophy and sociology. In addition, the programme is closely related to the multidisciplinary research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG). Specific requirements for international students Matching procedure Previous education. A Bachelor diploma (with results credited as very good) in a field related to: Language and cultural studies (with a specialization in literature, film and culture) American Studies Arts and Culture studies (literature, film/television, theatre, music, multi- and new media) Art policy and management Other admission requirements. Excellent academic record, letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation and transcript, thesis or paper Job perspectives As a graduate of this programme, you will have an analytical, critical and independent attitude towards the arts and culture. You will be well prepared for a research career in the areas of literature, arts and culture, both at universities and private research... [-]

Master in International Business and Management

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Master in International Business and Management (MIBM) fulltime programme is a postgraduate MBA degree for graduates of business administration or other business-related disciplines. Suitable candidates can be admitted directly into this master's programme and no work experience is required. [+]

International Business and Management: www.hanzegroningen.eu/mibm The Master in International Business and Management (MIBM) fulltime programme is a postgraduate MBA degree for graduates of business administration or other business-related disciplines. Suitable candidates can be admitted directly into this master's programme and no work experience is required. During the master's programme you will apply business and management theories to current international business practice. The programme provides the perfect preparation for a successful career in international business. There is a strong focus on the key professional skills of intercultural communication, creative thinking, personal development and leadership. It prepares ambitious graduates for international management and consulting positions in, for example, the areas of marketing, HRM, supply chain management and finance and accounting. Our graduates are located around the world and can be found in companies and organisations of all sizes, from consultancies and start-ups to large multinationals. A double degree programme with Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, is offered. Graduates obtain the following master's degrees: Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen. Master of Science in International Business (MSc) from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Programme overview The programme challenges you to apply business and management theories to current international business practice. To prepare you for a career in international business you experience a strong focus on the key professional skills of intercultural communication, creative thinking, personal development and leadership. The programme offers direct entry to suitable graduates and requires no additional work experience. It prepares ambitious graduates for... [-]

Master in Management

Maastricht School of Management
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

The MSM Master in Management (MM) program is a one-year full-time master’s program for aspiring young professionals who want to fulfill their potential to contribute on the very top to the management of their organizations, whether in the private or public sector. [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017/2018. Are you an ambitious graduate or young professional who aims for a successful career in top management? The MSM Master in Management (MM) program is a one-year full-time master’s program for aspiring young professionals who want to fulfill their potential to contribute on the very top to the management of their organizations, whether in the private or public sector. 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 and stimulating fellow participants from different cultural, business and study backgrounds. The MSM Master in Management will ultimately challenge you to develop your own unique approach to management that inspires. The MM program targets recent graduates as well as young professionals with the ambition to pursue leading positions in the competitive global marketplace. Why should you follow the MSM Master in Management? Connect theory to practice Besides providing theoretical knowledge, the MSM Master in Management will equip you to put this knowledge into practice. At various stages during the program you will learn how to develop your own approach to solve organizational problems and turn opportunities into business success. At course level you will conduct group and individual... [-]

Master in Law and Politics of International Security

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This one-year Master's programme aims at transferring to students the knowledge, skills and insight necessary to operate as a professional or academic... [+]

Master in Law and Politics of International Security

 

This one-year Master's programme aims at transferring to students the knowledge, skills and insight necessary to operate as a professional or academic researcher in the area of international peace of security. Issues of international peace and security are becoming increasingly important in legal, political and administrative practice. The concept of ‘international security’ is no longer confined to traditional issues of war and peace, but now also covers topics such as terrorism, criminal law, the protection of human rights and ‘human security’.

 

 

Programme

The Master’s programme in Law and Politics of International Security offers a curriculum that focuses on international security from the perspectives of international law and international relations. Moreover, it provides insight into the common foundations of the two disciplines, the different methods and theories as well as the interplay between the two in the area of international security. Below you will find a couple of examples of topics that are covered in the programme.... [-]


Master in Coaching Amsterdam

Johan Cruyff Institute
Campus Full time 8 months February 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017/2018. 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 better understanding of oneself as a coach and/or manager. The principle of coaching is that you then apply this insight knowledge in 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 memeber, 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. The classes of the Master in Coaching are delivered at the Johan Cruyff Institute Amsterdam, located next to the Olympic Stadium. The Olympic Stadium hosted the 1928 Olympic Games, providing a link between the history and future of sport. This unique setting inspires our staff and students to excel in coaching. OBJECTIVES AND CONTENT The focus of the coaching program is on self-knowledge and self-development. You will gain insight into your strengths as a coach (that you’ll develop during the program), and those of athletes / employees, with the goal to understand them better in order to improve performance. After completion of the program you will have developed your personal coaching style, and you’ll be able to put this style... [-]

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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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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MBS - Master in Business Studies

United International Business Schools
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The MBS - Master in Business Studies program consists of 60 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 months of full-time studies to complete (up to 3 quarters). Total contact hours ... [+]

MBS - Master in Business Studies (without optional specialization) Total 60 credits Electives 52 credits/26 courses Thesis 8 credits MBS - Master in Business Studies (with optional specialization) Total 60 credits Courses (core) 24 credits/12 courses Courses (specialization) 6 credits/3 courses Electives 22 credits/11 courses Thesis 8 credits Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor degree or equivalent may be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in leveling courses from the Pre-Master program in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. Refer to the undergraduate admissions catalog for further details. Students who have 15 or more years of relevant work experience may apply directly for the Pre-Master program and will be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in specific undergraduate courses. e.g. Students who wish to earn a Master degree and who are required to complete the full Pre-Master program will need to earn 30... [-]

LL.M in European Law

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

Our LL.M. programme in European Law is primarily designed for students who wish to develop their understanding and knowledge of European Union law with the intent of pursuing a legal career with a strong international dimension. [+]

Our LL.M. programme in European Law  is primarily designed for students who wish to develop their understanding and knowledge of European Union law with the intent of pursuing a legal career with a strong international dimension. This Master's offers a thorough education in European law, including competition law, immigration law, external relations law, judicial protection, and public international law. Students receive a sound basis for an international legal career.

Experts

A student of the Master's programme of European Law benefits from the extensive experience and expertise of our academic staff. About twenty years ago, the Faculty of Law of Radboud University was the first in the Netherlands to start a European Law programme. During the past decades the Faculty has built an international reputation in the field of European (competition) law, immigration law, and private law. Its approach to teaching is small-scale, personal, and interactive. Master’s students have close contact with both lecturers and fellow students, as classes are deliberately kept small. The Faculty of Law at Radboud University is rated number one in the Netherlands for student satisfaction.... [-]