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A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Courses in the social sciences prepare students to engage within human society. Through courses such as economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, history, and psychology, students may gain a better understanding of how the world around them works.

The people, language, and culture of the Netherlands is referred to as "Dutch". A modern European country today, Netherlands preserved its highly international character and is known for its liberal mentality. The Netherlands has many universities. The country has recently converted their own titles into the bachelor/master system. There are two types of universities: Academic (focussing more on theoretical knowledge, aka "Universiteit") or Applied Sciences (focussing more on practical knowledge, aka "Hogeschool")

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Master Agribusiness Development

Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Dronten Almere + 1 more

Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers a Master in Agribusiness Development for Bachelor graduates or young professionals. [+]

Master in Agribusiness Development

Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers a Master in Agribusiness Development for Bachelor graduates or young professionals.

International corporations in the agrifood sector increasingly need professionals qualified in change management, who can act locally and think globally. All graduates from this Master programme will have first-hand knowledge of change processes in a business context outside their own branch and will have acquired valuable insights into the differences in international business cultures and work ethics and the role they can play to deal with these issues in change processes. These people bring the science of life to the business of food.... [-]


Master in Political Science: European Public Policy

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Are you interested in politics and would you like to specialize in European politics and a comparative perspective? The one-year full-time English-language Master’s programme Political Science: European Public policy might be the right choice for you. In this Master’s programme you will analyze how social, economic and political change impacts on European political systems and governance institutions at both the international and national level from a comparative perspective. [+]

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Are you interested in politics and would you like to specialize in European politics and a comparative perspective? The one-year full-time English-language Master’s program Political Science: European Public policy might be the right choice for you. In this Master’s program you will analyze how social, economic and political change impacts on European political systems and governance institutions at both the international and national level from a comparative perspective.

You will be instructed in current research endeavors and policy debates, explore theoretical perspectives and develop sophisticated research skills, which you will apply to the two principal dimensions in European politics. One is how national policies and political structures cope with global social and economic change and supranational decisions. The other is how supranational institutions, such as the EU are, in turn, affected by national interests and political mobilization. By integrating these two angles, students of the specialization Political Science: European Public policy will acquire fundamental knowledge and a set of skills that are in high demand for decision making positions at the levels of European and national policymaking. The program offers personalized tutoring by an internationally acclaimed staff whose research record has recently been assessed as being among the best of Europe in this field.... [-]


Master in Humanities: Global History (research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This two-year’s program prepares talented students for a research career in history. You can specialize in political, (post)colonial history, global social history or cultural history. The History group is acclaimed for its unique expertise in the fields of the history of knowledge and religion, heritage studies, emotions studies, material culture, and environmental humanities. [+]

Master in History (Research)

This two-year’s program prepares talented students for a research career in history. You can specialize in political, (post)colonial history, global social history or cultural history. The History group is acclaimed for its unique expertise in the fields of the history of knowledge and religion, heritage studies, emotions studies, material culture, and environmental humanities. You will research the complex constellations in which people, objects, spaces, and ideas intersect, with a focus on the role of power, social relations, religion, and emotions. The program also offers students the possibility to explore and train skills in digital analysis and reflect on the possibilities of the emerging digital humanities techniques.... [-]


Master in Humanities: Critical Studies in Art & Culture (research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Research Master’s in Critical Studies in Art & Culture is a two-year program which will enable you to develop into a professional researcher. [+]

Master in Critical Studies in Art & Culture (Research)

This two-year program is unique in the Netherlands. With special emphasis on methodological and theoretical issues, it interrelates perspectives from art history, media studies, design studies and architectural history. It fosters the acquisition of knowledge, analytical skills and a capacity to critically reflect on historical and contemporary developments in the cultural industries. It centers on the analysis of “visual objects” (from landscapes, cities, and buildings to artworks in various media, film, television, design, and games) in their social, institutional, economic and ideological contexts. The program is taught in English.... [-]


Master in Heritage Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is one of the few universities in Europe offering a full master in Heritage Studies, even with the option to extend the programme into a two-year research master. The staff of the Heritage Studies programme is well-embedded in the international heritage networks. Amsterdam, with its global scope and many renowned heritage institutions, extensive creative industries, and its... [+]

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is one of the few universities in Europe offering a full master in Heritage Studies, even with the option to extend the programme into a two-year research master. The staff of the Heritage Studies programme is well-embedded in the international heritage networks. Amsterdam, with its global scope and many renowned heritage institutions, extensive creative industries, and its canal district that figures prominently on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites, is the perfect urban context for studying (transforming) cultural heritage.

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME

The Master’s programme Heritage Studies at VU Amsterdam is a one year programme of 60 ECTS. It includes a combination of lectures and workshops, with space for roundtable discussions and debate. Additionally, lectures are held on location during group visits to projects, institutions, landscapes, and cities. The examination forms are verbal and oral, and presentations and essays are often included. You will complete your study with a thesis.... [-]


Master in Psychology: Work and Organizational Psychology (Specialization)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The program offers courses that are grounded in both theory and practice, offering insight into the role of personality, social processes, leadership, and decision-making in organizations, and is taught by internationally renowned experts. [+]

The Master’s specialization ‘Work and Organizational Psychology’ focuses on human behavior in organizations and work situations. Some of the questions posed are: How can organizations attract competent and reliable employees? What role do organizational leaders play? How does one influence group and organizational processes? The program offers courses that are grounded in both theory and practice, offering insight into the role of personality, social processes, leadership, and decision-making in organizations, and is taught by internationally renowned experts.

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM

In the first semester, students can choose five out of the following seven courses:

Consumer Behavior and Economic Decision Making (6 EC) Leadership and Organization (6 EC) Social Processes and Organizational Change (6 EC) Work and Health (6 EC) Advanced Structural Models (6 EC) Personality at Work (6 EC) Elective (6 EC) ... [-]

Master in Social Psychology: Regulation of Social Behaviour (research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Become the best scientist and scholar that you can be! Our Master program in Social Psychology takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding fundamental social psychological processes. The underlying idea is that new insights regarding human behavior can be understood more completely by incorporating evolutionary, cognitive, and social structural perspectives into the study of diverse social and psychological phenomena. [+]

Become the best scientist and scholar that you can be! Our Master program in Social Psychology takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding fundamental social psychological processes. The underlying idea is that new insights regarding human behavior can be understood more completely by incorporating evolutionary, cognitive, and social structural perspectives into the study of diverse social and psychological phenomena. Including self-processes, interpersonal relations, and intra- and inter-group phenomena. Social psychology is, therefore, an important factor in countless situations and settings.

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM

During the first year, courses focus on basic principles and advanced skills, including methods, statistics, and writing; you will also complete a group-based research project. The second year integrates this knowledge and places it in a broader, multidisciplinary context; you will complete two research projects and write a thesis as the culmination of your Master’s degree. Teaching takes place on a small scale in seminars, workshops, and individual mentorships. Our lecturers are internationally recognized in diverse fields. The program features special facilities, including a dedicated research laboratory and a work-study room, and has a truly international character: all teaching is in English, and more than half of our students come from outside the Netherlands.... [-]


Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master SCA enables students to develop and strengthen their research capabilities while anchoring in the theoretical paradigm of human security. The program explores issues such as poverty and migration, sustainable development, religion, and identity. [+]

Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Are you interested in Anthropology and topics like development aid, culture, identity, religion and sustainable development? Do you aim to graduate with a university masters’ degree? Then the masters’ program Social and Cultural Anthropology could be just what you are looking for. Millions of people worldwide live in poverty and war. How do they give meaning to their existence and what strategies do they use to reach a better standard of living and a sense of freedom? Migration seems to be the last resort for desperate people. What do refugees and persons seeking asylum find in their new home country and in what way are they welcomed by the local peoples?... [-]


Master in Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

As a graduate of the Master’s program in Political Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will be capable of working effectively in a multidisciplinary environment: you will be familiar with and have a solid foundation in the approaches used in the wider world of the social sciences. Graduates are well-equipped to undertake roles in organizations where coherent policy papers are produced, based on specialist reports from various disciplinary backgrounds. [+]

Master in Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance

The masters’ program Political Science is a one-year full-time program (about 40 hours of studying per week). The program starts in September. Upon successful completion, graduates are awarded the legally recognized title Master of Science (MSc) in Political Science. Political Science is a full-time course starting in September.

Study program

Global, as well as European governance, have been intensifying. At the same time, the new millennium has also witnessed new forms of conflict as well as the apparent resurgence of interstate rivalry and geopolitics, as can be witnessed by the new arms race and in the increasing level of competition for natural resources.In this specialization, you will become acquainted with the different theoretical perspectives from which these international dynamics can be analyzed, and learn to apply them to topics of your interest.The Master’s in Political Science is a one-year full-time program, taught entirely in English. It has a workload of 60 ECTS credits and features four specialization streams.... [-]


Master in Political Science: Global Environmental Governance

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Political Science gives you a thorough, broad-based training in social and political science methodology. This involves the application and practical use of a variety of political research methods within the traditions of positive theory development and critical theory. [+]

Master in Political Science: Global Environmental Governance

Almost no animal species, countries or parts of the ocean are unaffected by the enormous development of human beings. The master Political Science: Global Environmental Governance focuses on the political aspects and implications of topics as climate change, sustainability, and nature. Are you interested in these topics and do you aim to graduate with a university masters’ degree? Then the masters’ Political Science: Global Environmental Governance at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam could be just what you are looking for.

Study program

The Master’s in Political Science gives you a thorough, broad-based training in social and political science methodology. This involves the application and practical use of a variety of political research methods within the traditions of positive theory development and critical theory.Humans now influence all biological and physical systems on the planet. The perennial question is how to organize the co-evolution of societies and their surrounding environment. Essential to this, are the newly emerging structures of transnational cooperation and governance, which are at the heart of this specialization.The Master’s in Political Science is a one-year full-time program, taught entirely in English. It has a workload of 60 ECTS credits and features four specialization streams.... [-]


Master in Law and Politics of International Security

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This one-year Master's program 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. [+]

Master in Law and Politics of International Security

This one-year Master's program 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’.

Program

The Master’s program 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 program.... [-]


Master in Culture, Organization and Management

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The masters’ program of Culture, Organization, and Management puts organizational problems in a broader social and cultural perspective. Are you interested in organizations and topics within organization culture, change management, and cultural changes? Do you aim to graduate with a university masters’ degree? Then the masters’ program of Culture, Organization, and Management could be just what you are looking for. [+]

Master in Culture, Organization, and Management

The masters’ program of Culture, Organization, and Management puts organizational problems in a broader social and cultural perspective. Are you interested in organizations and topics within organization culture, change management, and cultural changes? Do you aim to graduate with a university masters’ degree? Then the masters’ program of Culture, Organization, and Management could be just what you are looking for.

Study program

The program focuses on qualitative research methods which typify the ethnographic approach. Students may also conduct research for their thesis in the Netherlands or abroad, notably in Southeast Asia, Southern Africa or the Caribbean.What you can expect from the program:... [-]


Master in Cognitive Neuropsychology (Research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Cognitive Neuropsychology is a two-year Research Master’s program that operates on the cutting edges between cognitive psychology and clinical neuropsychology. [+]

Master in Cognitive Neuropsychology (Research)

The Master’s in Cognitive Neuropsychology is a two-year Research Master’s program that operates on the cutting edges between cognitive psychology and clinical neuropsychology. While cognitive psychology is geared towards general theories of brain function, neuropsychology focuses on individual patients with brain damage, whose condition can often provide us with new insights into how the human brain works. Combining these two approaches into one Master’s program is unique in the Netherlands.

The program in a nutshell

The Master’s in Cognitive Neuropsychology is a two-year research Master’s program, combining in-depth courses about cognitive function in the general and clinical populations with broad-based general and neuroscientific research skills.Features of the curriculum include:... [-]


Master in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology (Research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In a small scale teaching setting, students at the Research Master’s in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology will learn about the etiology, the development and course of psychopathology and cutting-edge psychologically informed methods for its prevention and treatment. [+]

Master in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology (Research)

In a small scale teaching setting, students at the Research Master’s in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology will learn about the etiology, the development and course of psychopathology and cutting-edge psychologically informed methods for its prevention and treatment. The best researchers in this field will present high-quality teaching on the newest insights on the relation between mental health, biological endowments and environmental resources, the neuropsychological substrate and human relationships, and adaptive and maladaptive developmental pathways.

The program in a nutshell

The Departments of Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Special Education of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offer talented and motivated students a challenging educational program; a unique, two-year Research Master in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology.Features of the curriculum include:... [-]


Research Master in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience: Psychopathology

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Maastricht

The Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience - Specialized in Psychopathology provides students with the theoretical background and clinical insights necessary for future research in the various fields related to mental ... [+]

Psychopathology

***Awarded 'Top Rated Programme' label, Keuzegids 2018***

Are you intrigued by the complexities of the wide range of mental disorders? Are you eager to develop the knowledge and research skills needed to understand how such disorders come about and to find new ways of treating and preventing them? Then Psychopathology is the right choice for you! This highly multidisciplinary programme provides you with the theoretical background and clinical insight necessary for research in the fields of experimental psychopathology, clinical psychology and psychiatry. Psychopathology is also an ideal choice for those who intend in the future to combine science and clinical practice.... [-]