Master Program in Social Sciences in Netherlands

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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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MA in Psychology, Emphasis in Counseling Psychology

Webster Leiden Campus- Webster University USA
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Netherlands Leiden

The mission of the MA in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning. [+]

10% Early bird discount granted in the first year of study for all applications completed before March 1, 2018.

The mission of the MA in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning.

The program aims at educating future psychologists who have sound knowledge of the theory and practice of counseling psychology, who are competent consumers and creative producers of social science research, who are competent in counseling practice, and who are ethical and sensitive to the cultures, values, and worlds of various clients.... [-]


MA International Relations

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

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

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

Learning Outcomes

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


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 2018 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 in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Arts, Culture and Society

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

In the Master’s programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to turn to for knowledge about cultural marketing, or for a better understanding of the audience’s tastes and motivations. [+]

Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Arts, Culture and Society

Why choose Arts, Culture and Society in Rotterdam?

In the Master’s programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to turn to for knowledge about cultural marketing, or for a better understanding of the audience’s tastes and motivations.

Arts, Culture and Society offer a unique approach that integrates present-day modes of production, distribution and consumption of arts and culture beyond and across national cultural boundaries. You are trained to envision new possibilities and establish new models for the organisation of arts and culture, using cutting-edge insights into policy, marketing, audiences and education.... [-]


Research Master Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts

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

The two-year Research Master’s Program in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts is offered by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and the Faculty of Social Sciences. [+]

Research Master in Sociology of Culture, Media, and the Arts

Challenge yourself in this interdisciplinary Research Master’s program! Combine social-scientific training and hands-on research experience. Develop your own research interests. And prepare yourself for a Ph.D., or a research-oriented career outside of academia.

The two-year Research Master’s Program in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts is offered by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and the Faculty of Social Sciences. This Master’s of Science (MSc) Program is designed for talented and motivated students, who are interested in research on culture, media and the arts.

You will be trained to independently carry out high-quality research, whilst simultaneously getting the chance to more clearly outline your own research interests — with the help of top scholars in the field. The curriculum consists of theoretical courses, as well as quantitative and qualitative methodological training. You will put this knowledge into practice in a research traineeship, in which you get the opportunity to collaborate with an experienced scholar and work on a real-life research project. Through a study exchange in your second year, you get the opportunity to further broaden your knowledge and expand your international network.... [-]


Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

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

In this top-ranked programme, you will acquire a solid background in cultural economics and research methods. You will learn about the latest developments in economic thought related to art markets and creative industries, and you deal with cutting-edge approaches to cultural entrepreneurship. [+]

Master of Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

Why choose Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship in Rotterdam?

In today’s cultural sector, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are key. This holds for creators as well as for those who are involved with art and culture behind the scenes. Do you want to develop new and well-founded ideas on how to produce, sustain and disseminate creative works? Do you want to distinguish yourself as a leading thinker at the crossroads between art and economics? Do you want to make better decisions for your own career in arts and culture? Then the Master’s programme Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship is perfect for you.... [-]


Master in Humanities: Global History (research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 2018 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 Linguistics: Language and Society

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

Explore language from a (socio)linguistic and pragmatic perspective while gaining proficiency in one of seven European languages. In the one-year Master’s programme Language and Society, you will develop the knowledge and skills to analyse your target language within its unique social context. [+]

Explore language from a (socio)linguistic and pragmatic perspective while gaining proficiency in one of seven European languages. In the one-year Master’s programme Language and Society, you will develop the knowledge and skills to analyse your target language within its unique social context.

Exploring language within the context of society

In the Master’s programme Language and Society, you will examine the role of language within a society and how a society can, in turn, shape a language. Providing real-world examples of core linguistics concepts and theory, the programme focusses on the analysis of language use and variation. You will explore how and why languages vary within particular communities, differences in language use and policy, and the influence of issues such as multilingualism and computer-mediated communication.... [-]


Master in Heritage Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 2018 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 Psychology: Social Psychology (Specialization)

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

Social psychology examines human interaction, and the influence of the social environment on cognition, emotion, motivation, and behavior. This Master’s specialization focuses on the question how basic social-psychological theories can be applied to solve societal problems, for instance in the context of health, the environment, communication, aggression, and charity. [+]

Social psychology examines human interaction, and the influence of the social environment on cognition, emotion, motivation, and behavior. This Master’s specialization focuses on the question how basic social-psychological theories can be applied to solve societal problems, for instance in the context of health, the environment, communication, aggression, and charity. The program specifically seeks to increase student’s knowledge of social psychology, and train them in (a) translating theory to a thorough analysis of social problems, and (b) developing scientifically grounded interventions.

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM

In the first semester, students take the following five mandatory courses:... [-]


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

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 Euroculture

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Why is it hard for many people to identify as Europeans? Where does the recent rise in Euroscepticism come from? And how does Europe protect its minorities? The Master in Euroculture offers great opportunities if you are interested in understanding—and shaping—today's Europe. [+]

Why is it hard for many people to identify as Europeans? Where does the recent rise in Euroscepticism come from? And how does Europe protect its minorities?

The Master in Euroculture at the University of Groningen offers great opportunities if you are interested in understanding—and shaping—today's Europe. Our two-year master's programme is ideal for students who understand that Europe's future will be shaped not only by economics and politics, but also by struggles over identities, values, and heritage. Our MA programme will equip you with the tools to understand the vital interplay between culture and politics in European society.

With an interdisciplinary approach that combines courses from at least two leading European universities with an internship and hands-on skills training, Euroculture prepares you to make a difference in careers like diplomacy, international business, research, journalism, cultural management, and European administration.... [-]


Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Netherlands Utrecht Tilburg + 1 more

Are you an excellent student and interested in conducting scientific research in the social and behavioral sciences? Then this is the Master program for you! The Research Master's program provides talented young researchers from all over the world with the tools they need to conduct fundamental scientific research in the field of social and behavioral sciences. [+]

Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Are you an excellent student and interested in conducting scientific research in the social and behavioral sciences? Then this is the Master program for you! The Research Master's program provides talented young researchers from all over the world with the tools they need to conduct fundamental scientific research in the field of social and behavioral sciences.

Our Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences is unique in the Netherlands, offering an interdisciplinary approach by integrating the different perspectives offered by social psychology, sociology, organization sciences and methodology to the study of human social behavior.... [-]