University of Amsterdam

Introduction

The University of Amsterdam

A modern university with a city-centre campus, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has a rich history and traces its roots back to 1632 when the Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and philosophy.

The UvA is an internationally oriented research university and consistently ranks among the best universities in Europe. The UvA seeks to provide an inspiring international academic environment in which both staff and students can develop their talents optimally. In addition to a broad range of English-taught Master’s programmes, the University offers a number of English-taught Bachelor’s programmes and more than 15 Summer School courses.

Heart of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the financial, cultural and creative centre of the Netherlands. It is home to many international and local businesses, organisations and institutes. English is widely spoken and understood in Amsterdam and the city centre is easy for international residents to access and navigate. Amsterdam is also ranked as one of the safest cities worldwide and the second safest city in Europe.

Rather than a secluded campus, the UvA has four integrated city campuses throughout Amsterdam. Classes are held in quaint, old buildings throughout the city centre or at the state-of-the-art facilities at Amsterdam Science Park.

Studying in an international environment

The UvA’s strong international orientation is reflected in the curricula of its various degree programmes. The large selection of English-taught programmes makes the UvA more accessible to international students than most other European universities. The UvA also has an extensive network of foreign partner universities, facilitating student and staff exchanges.

Research

The University of Amsterdam has an outstanding reputation for research and is ranked among the world’s best in many fields. Its diverse application-oriented research programmes are often multidisciplinary and focused on societal issues. The UvA community consists of independent thinkers who dare to question dogmas and openly challenge each other’s opinions.

Scholarships for international talent

The UvA has established several scholarship programmes specifically designed to offer talented and motivated non-EU/EEA students the opportunity to attend a Master’s programme at our institution: the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship, the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship, the Holland Scholarship and the Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship.

Further contact information:

The Student Service Desk is located at the Roeterseiland Campus, in the central hall on the ground floor of Building E, Roetersstraat 11, 1018 WB Amsterdam.

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  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

Dual Master in Curating Art and Cultures: Heritage Studies

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Dual Master's in Curating Art and Cultures is a unique professional program offered jointly by offered the UvA, VU and leading museums in the Netherlands, and is designed to train the curators of the future. [+]

The Dual Master's in Curating Art and Cultures is a unique professional program offered jointly by offered the UvA, VU and leading museums in the Netherlands, and is designed to train the curators of the future.

The Dual Master’s in Curating Art and Cultures is a unique, two-year program offered jointly by the University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and leading museums and cultural institutions in the Netherlands. The program is designed to train the curators of the future.

Taking place in both the lecture hall and the exhibition space, the Dual Master’s in Curating Art and Cultures prepares you for a career as a professional curator by strengthening your disciplinary and theoretical foundations and equipping you with the necessary research skills and practical experience.... [-]


Dual Master in Discourse and Communication Studies

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-and-a-half-year Dual Master's in Discourse and Communication Studies is a unique interdisciplinary programme that combines discourse analysis and argumentation theory, and provides you with a provides a solid foundation for understanding language and its argumentative purposes. [+]

The one-and-a-half-year Dual Master's in Discourse and Communication Studies is a unique interdisciplinary programme that combines discourse analysis and argumentation theory, and provides you with a provides a solid foundation for understanding language and its argumentative purposes.

Language and argumentation

The Dual Master's programme Discourse and Communication Studies aims to provide students with a solid theoretical and methodological foundation for understanding the way language is used for informative and argumentative purposes. The programme presents an overview of recent descriptive and normative research in language, and covers a broad range of topics, including conversational analysis, style, classical and modern rhetoric, informal logic, fallacies, and juridical and conversational argument.... [-]


MA Arts and Culture: Art Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The multitude of theatres, galleries, museums and concert venues put Amsterdam at the very heart of arts and culture in the Netherlands. The two year Research programme Art Studies lets you dig deeper into the part of the (art)world where your interests lie most. [+]

Bridging art and research

The multitude of theatres, galleries, museums and concert venues put Amsterdam at the very heart of arts and culture in the Netherlands. The two year Research programme Art Studies lets you dig deeper into the part of the (art)world where your interests lie most. It is an intensive academic programme that gives you the freedom to follow your own line of study.

Curriculum

Students submit a research proposal before the start of the programme. This, along with discussions with the programme director, forms the basis for the course of study. In the research proposal students write down their ideas for tutorials, a thesis and the three electives they wish to take. The electives can be chosen from the programmes Cultural Studies (Algemene cultuurwetenschappen), Art History (Kunstgeschiedenis), Musicology (Muziekwetenschap) or Theatre Studies (Theaterwetenschap). All students attend three core courses, which provide a theoretical background in Art Studies.... [-]


MA Arts and Culture: International Dramaturgy

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-and-a-half-year Dual Master's program International Dramaturgy aims to train future generations of dramaturges who can work across cultural, linguistic, social or national boundaries. [+]

The one-and-a-half-year Dual Master's program International Dramaturgy aims to train future generations of dramaturges who can work across cultural, linguistic, social or national boundaries.

Working in an international cultural and artistic sphere

Today, theatre and performance practice has increasingly moved towards international and intercultural collaborations, with festivals and performance venues hosting artists and groups from across the world. Dramaturges are therefore required to historize, interpret and translate across a broad range of cultural and artistic spheres. They are expected to demonstrate practical as well as theoretical skills to critically engage the potentials of encounters within cross-cultural performance production contexts.... [-]


MA Classics and Ancient Civilizations: Classics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the Master's programme in Classics you will combine linguistics, literature and cultural history to study the language, literature and material culture of Ancient Greece and Rome. [+]

In the Master's programme in Classics you will combine linguistics, literature and cultural history to study the language, literature and material culture of Ancient Greece and Rome.

Classics: languages and cultures of Greco-Roman Antiquity

The world of Greco-Roman Antiquity has many facets, which is why Classics embraces many disciplines. Students will be analysing representative primary sources much more in-depth than was the case during the Bachelor’s phase. Choosing their own areas of interest, students will be introduced to scholarly debates and learn to handle the academic instruments with which to contribute to relevant discussions. In addition, students will be shown how to apply their specialist, critical knowledge of Classical Antiquity to texts and other cultural phenomena from later periods.... [-]


MA Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage will introduce you to the theory and practice of conservation, and offers nine specific conservation specialisations. [+]

The Master's programme in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage will introduce you to the theory and practice of conservation, and offers nine specific conservation specialisations.

The Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage programme will introduce you to the theory and practice of conservation. In addition to nine conservation specialisations, specified under 'Study programme', we offer a track in Technical Art History. Our curricula combine theory with practice, and humanities with science.

The conservator-restorer

A conservator-restorer works on the preservation and conservation of cultural heritage, a field in which conservators and technical art historians, as well as scientists, archaeologists, art historians and anthropologists play a key role. The conservator-restorer represents an essential link with the object or artwork within multidisciplinary collaborative projects. To become a conservator in one of the nine conservation disciplines, you'll need to complete both our Master's programme and Post-Master's programme.... [-]


MA European Studies: East European Studies

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the one-year Master’s programme East European Studies you develop a thorough understanding of the history of Eastern European countries (including Russia), and insight into recent developments in the region. [+]

In the one-year Master’s programme East European Studies you will acquire a thorough knowledge of the history of Eastern European countries (including Russia) and an insight into recent developments there.

East European Studies at the University of Amsterdam

Europe’s vast and open border region in the East – from Poland and the Balkans to the Urals and the Caucasus – has been the bedrock of the most radical transformations and dramatic conflicts that shaped the modern era. Our yearlong Master's in East European Studies offers you a fascinating, research-oriented journey into the politics and culture of this region in the 20 th and 21 st centuries.

You will explore the relationship between East and West, popular culture and everyday life and the interplay between power centers and peripheries. You will zoom in on nation building and conflicts in sub-regions like the Caucasus, Ukraine/Crimea, or the Balkans, and on the relationship between nationalism and political Islam or Christian Orthodoxy. Founded in 1948, our Master's programme is now welcoming international students and offers a unique opportunity for rigorous interdisciplinary training in East European studies:... [-]


MA European Studies: European Policy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the one-year programme European Policy you study contemporary European and EU policies and learn to apply your knowledge and skills in a policy environment. The programme is aimed at students who are interested in understanding and contributing to European and EU affairs. [+]

Policy making in contemporary Europe

The European Studies programme European Policy offers:

Deep understanding of policy making and international relations in contemporary Europe and the European Union. A unique combination of Politics, Law, Economics and practical skills. Analytical and communication skills that are essential in a professional research and policy environment, both at home and abroad. Intensive training in policy environments, in dedicated skills courses and an internship.

In the one-year programme European Policy you study contemporary European and EU policies and learn to apply your knowledge and skills in a policy environment. The programme is aimed at students who are interested in understanding and contributing to European and EU affairs. It enables them to unravel the various political, legal, and economic patterns that affect contemporary international policies in Europe and the EU and its border regions. The programme provides you with the knowledge and analytical skills that are essential in research or policy environments.... [-]


MA European Studies: Governing Europe

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the one-year Master's programme Governing Europe you study contemporary Europe and the EU, unraveling the political, legal, economic and historical patterns that affect contemporary international governance and policy in Europe and its border regions. [+]

In the one-year Master's programme Governing Europe you study contemporary Europe and the EU, unraveling the political, legal, economic and historical patterns that affect contemporary international governance and policy in Europe and its border regions.

Contemporary Europe and the EU

The European Studies programme Governing Europe offers:

Deep understanding of policy making and international relations in contemporary Europe and the EU. A unique combination of Politics, Law, Economics and History. Thorough training in analytical and communication skills that are essential in a professional research and policy environment, both at home and abroad.

In Governing Europe you study contemporary Europe and the EU. This one-year programme is aimed at students who are interested in understanding and contributing to European and EU affairs. Governing Europe enables you to unravel the various political, legal, economic and historical patterns that affect contemporary international governance and policy in Europe and its border regions. The programme teaches you to argue a well-informed view on European and EU affairs and provides you with the knowledge and analytical skills that are essential in research or policy environments.... [-]


MA Heritage Studies: Heritage and Memory Studies

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Taught by cultural historians, art historians, architectural historians, archaeologists, and sociologists, the Dual Master's in Heritage and Memory Studies offers a professional, interdisciplinary programme in which you study heritage and memory from a critical, cultural-historic and spatial perspective. [+]

Taught by cultural historians, art historians, architectural historians, archaeologists, and sociologists, the Dual Master's in Heritage and Memory Studies offers a professional, interdisciplinary programme in which you study heritage and memory from a critical, cultural-historic and spatial perspective.

Researching the past in the present

Around the world, a notable change has taken place in the arts and culture sector. Whilst the sector was once predominantly focused on museums, theatres and concert halls, we are now witnessing a pervasive musealisation and disneyfication of landscapes, urban areas and buildings, and even of immaterial expressions of everyday culture. This makes our urban and rural environment increasingly stage-managed and nostalgic.... [-]


MA Heritage Studies: Museum Studies

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Museum Studies is a unique, one-and-half year professional programme that focusses on the museological field, and includes an intensive, 6-month internship. [+]

The Master’s in Museum Studies is a unique, one-and-half year professional programme that focusses on the museological field, and includes an intensive, 6-month internship.

A solid basis for working in a museum The Master's programme Museum Studies prepares you for a position in the wider field of museum professions. You will gain first-hand experience of the sector during your studies when you complete an intensive internship at a Dutch or foreign museum. The museological world is constantly on the move. Important historical events are followed by major societal shifts. Museums reflect this by means of exhibitions, changes in acquisition policy and architectural innovation. At the same time, internationalisation and globalisation require constant repositioning. The UvA Master's programme in Museum Studies emphasises the public face of the museum: where the visitors enter and where the collections tell their stories. Museums arrange their collections to reflect the story they wish to tell. This concept is based on scientific research into exhibits but is also linked to ideology and political, religious and economic power. The question of which stories are being told by which objects is constantly subject to change. Museum Studies investigates the dynamics and raisons d'être of heritage museums, such as those focusing on antiquities, archaeology, ethnology, and history and art museums. This is always done from a solid cultural-history basis and in an international context. Whether you would like to organise exhibitions, devise educational projects, manage museums, create policy, conduct scientific research or write reviews: it all starts with a... [-]

MA Heritage Studies: Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-and-a-half-year Dual Master's program in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image invites students to critically engage with current practices of collecting and selecting, preserving and restoring, and making accessible moving images and sound. [+]

The one-and-a-half-year Dual Master's program in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image invites students to critically engage with current practices of collecting and selecting, preserving and restoring, and making accessible moving images and sound.

Ephemeral cultural heritage

Moving images and sound are part of our most cherished cultural heritage. They capture time and place and give shape to memory and history. They are also fleeting: they unfold in time and are affected by time. Environmental factors, material decomposition, and increasingly also technological obsolescence threaten the carriers on which they are held, and therefore, endanger their accessibility.

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MA History: Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The one-year Master's programme Holocaust and Genocide Studies explores 20th-century genocides from the vantage point of different disciplines. [+]

The one-year Master's programme Holocaust and Genocide Studies explores 20th-century genocides from the vantage point of different disciplines.

Understanding the Unthinkable

Genocide and mass atrocities are often presented in a way that makes violence seem inexplicable, thus inexorable. Similarly perpetrators are portrayed as being actors motivated solely by an irrational hatred. And yet, genocide is a recurrent and contemporary historical dilemma. How can we explain this discrepancy? In our programme we seek to demystify genocide by taking an interdisciplinary, scholarly approach to understanding genocide and mass atrocities.

Studying Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Amsterdam ... [-]

MA in English

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

With a Bachelor's in English language and culture you can further specialise in English Language and Literature within the following three Master's programmes, each with a different focus.​ [+]

Four ways to specialise in English

With a Bachelor's in English language and culture you can further specialise in English Language and Literature within the following three Master's programmes, each with a different focus.

Linguistics: Language and Education

The Master's programme Language and Education offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks.

Linguistics: Language and Society

In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful.... [-]


MA in French

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

With a Bachelor's in French language and culture you can further specialise in French Language and Literature within the following three Master's programmes, each with a different focus.​ [+]

Four ways to specialise in French

With a Bachelor's in French language and culture you can further specialise in French Language and Literature within the following three Master's programmes, each with a different focus.

Linguistics: Language and Education

The Master's programme Language and Education offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks.

Linguistics: Language and Society

In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful.... [-]


MA in Heritage Studies: Archival and Information Studies

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

In the one-year Master's programme in Archival and Information Studies you will concentrate on Information Studies, and develop the skills, competences and understandings necessary to become an Information Specialist in today's dynamic digital world. [+]

In the one-year Master's programme in Archival and Information Studies you will concentrate on Information Studies, and develop the skills, competences and understandings necessary to become an Information Specialist in today's dynamic digital world.

Our new and dynamic digital age

Information, data, media and digitality have become ubiquitous features of our social, economic and political lives. All the world is connected and media and computational technologies have already converged into a small device we carry around in our pockets. News is sampled rather than broadcast. We converse through snippets of information shared via junk radio bands to a global clique. This digital hyper-archive of information is not only a resource to be accessed and consulted, but, as never before, the constituent data for new questions, new enquiries and new intrusions into our social and political lives. The methods of the previous age, methods of representation and fixed association, no longer apply to this new, dynamic, digital information world.... [-]


MA in Theology and Religious Studies: Islam in the Modern World

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

The Master's in Islam in the Modern World offers you an in-depth interdisciplinary academic framework to engage with topics and debates concerning Islam and modernity, both in Europe and the Muslim world. [+]

The Master's in Islam in the Modern World offers you an in-depth interdisciplinary academic framework to engage with topics and debates concerning Islam and modernity, both in Europe and the Muslim world.

Studying Islam in contemporary society

The Master's in Islam in the Modern World provides advanced knowledge in the field of Islamic studies and insight into contemporary issues related to Islam. The programme a unique preparation for engaging with debates and policies concerning the processes defining the place of Muslims and Islam in modern societies, and is embedded in a broad range of research projects related to Islam in Europe, the historical tradition, reformism and modernity, as well as the history of Orientalism.... [-]


MA in Theology and Religious Studies: Religious Diversity in Europe

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

Europe’s cultural history is characterised by religious exchange, adaptations and conflict within a global context. In this Master's programme you will explore past and present religious diversities within and beyond their European contexts. [+]

Europe’s cultural history is characterised by religious exchange, adaptations and conflict within a global context. In this Master's programme you will explore past and present religious diversities within and beyond their European contexts.

The cultural history of religious diversity

In the Master’s in Religious Diversity in Europe, you will study the religious field from a historical as well as a social scientific perspective. Taking the present day situation as a point of departure, you will reflect on religion’s multiple entanglements in history, culture, society and the individual. As such, the programme offers exciting opportunities to students who enjoy studying religious texts, traditions and practices, and theoretical issues related to religious diversity in Europe.... [-]


MA Literary Studies: Comparative Literature

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

Grounded in literature and literary theory, the one-year Master's Comparative Literature trains you to analyse cultural phenomena (both Western and non-Western) within an interdisciplinary theoretical framework and a globalised context. [+]

Grounded in literature and literary theory, the one-year Master's Comparative Literature trains you to analyse cultural phenomena (both Western and non-Western) within an interdisciplinary theoretical framework and a globalised context.

Comparative Literature in the broadest sense

The Master's programme in Comparative Literature is theoretical in character. It uses methods such as textual analysis, deconstruction and close reading in order to address a variety of issues including post/de-coloniality, global literacy, race and gender. This programme suits students who want to gain a better understanding of the dynamics between the literary and the political.

Why study Comparative Literature at the UvA? ... [-]

MA Literary Studies: Literature, Culture and Society

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

The Master's in Literature, Culture and Society draws on the fields of literature, cultural studies and intellectual history, and provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to specialise in a major European literature in its broader intercultural contexts. [+]

The Master's in Literature, Culture and Society draws on the fields of literature, cultural studies and intellectual history, and provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to specialise in a major European literature in its broader intercultural contexts.

Literature and culture from a global European perspective

For centuries, literature has played – and continues to play – an important role in our understanding of how society is continuously being shaped and re-shaped. Literature is often associated with intellectual training and skills, Bildung, and (global) citizenship. In this programme, you are encouraged to creatively explore the field of European literature and culture in a broad sense. We address the role these literatures play in increasingly globalised and transcultural contexts. Europe, in this sense, is not just a designated continent, but rather a specific lens on a set of global relations.... [-]


MA Literary Studies: Literature and Education

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

In the Master’s in Literature and Education you will study foreign language and literature learning from an acquisitional, pragmatic and educational perspective, while specialising in one of seven major European languages or language families. [+]

In the Master’s in Literature and Education you will study foreign language and literature learning from an acquisitional, pragmatic and educational perspective, while specialising in one of seven major European languages or language families. Language and literature in an educational context

The Master's programme Literature and Education offers a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the study of language and literature learning. Drawing from research and practice, you will take courses in both linguistics and literature. The linguistic strand of the programme focuses on language use, language variation and (foreign) language learning and teaching, while the literary strand zeroes in on the practical and conceptual ties between literature and education, addressing questions such as: How does one ‘teach’ literature? What is it that literature teaches us? And what is the relationship between literature and social development and change?... [-]


MA Media Studies

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

With roots in philosophy, history and discourse analysis, the two-year Research Master's in Media Studies explores pertinent theoretical approaches to the study of media in contemporary culture. [+]

With roots in philosophy, history and discourse analysis, the two-year Research Master's in Media Studies explores pertinent theoretical approaches to the study of media in contemporary culture.

An interdisciplinary approach to Media Studies

The two-year Media Studies Research Master's programme offers an interdisciplinary, humanities-oriented approach to media. It considers media as cultural discourses and practices, technological infrastructures, as well as powerful political-economic actors.

With roots in philosophy, history, and literary studies, as well as science and technology studies, sociology, and political science, this discipline has developed pertinent theoretical approaches to the study of media in contemporary culture. The programme teaches students to engage with crucial theoretical concepts and current issues and to develop their own research practices culminating in the Research Master's thesis.... [-]


MA Media Studies: Film Studies

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-year Master’s programme in Film Studies approaches the study of film as a multi-faceted phenomenon, and trains students to critically and effectively engage with important shifts in film and cinema culture. [+]

The one-year Master’s programme in Film Studies approaches the study of film as a multi-faceted phenomenon, and trains students to critically and effectively engage with important shifts in film and cinema culture.

From celluloid to digital

The Master's in Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam is a unique one-year programme that offers a theoretically rigorous engagement with the field of film studies and visual culture. The programme approaches the study of film as a multi-faceted phenomenon, one that plays a vital and ever-changing role in contemporary digital media culture. Film Studies is situated within the internationally ranked Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, which brings together renowned scholars from a variety of media and theoretical perspectives.... [-]


MA Media Studies: New Media and Digital Culture

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-year Master’s programme in New Media and Digital Culture builds upon the pioneering new media scene, and enables students to contribute to the discourse surrounding critical media theory. [+]

The one-year Master’s programme in New Media and Digital Culture builds upon the pioneering new media scene, and enables students to contribute to the discourse surrounding critical media theory.

An in-depth exploration of media theory

The Master’s programme in Media Studies: New Media and Digital Culture offers a comprehensive and critical approach to new media research, practices and theory. It is an internationally renowned program in critical media theory, dedicated to the study of the social transformations brought about by digital culture. The programme provides in-depth training in the latest digital research methods, with the opportunity to participate in data sprints and to collaborate with international researchers. It is situated within a pioneering new media cultural scene in Amsterdam and an academic environment ranked among the top 6 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017: Communication & Media Studies).... [-]


MA Middle Eastern Studies: Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-year Master's programme Hebrew and Jewish Studies focuses on Jewish culture and intellectual life from antiquity to the present. [+]

The one-year Master's programme Hebrew and Jewish Studies focuses on Jewish culture and intellectual life from antiquity to the present. A tailor-made programme

Following a general theoretical and methodological seminar, each student will take tutorials and/or electives in subjects related to his/her desired area of expertise. The students together with the study adviser and tutors draw up their own trajectory. The staff participating in the programme cover a broad range of subjects, periods and approaches: Second Temple period and ancient rabbinic Judaism, medieval culture, with particular emphasis on philosophy and history of the sciences, early modern and modern cultural and intellectual history (including Amsterdam’s Jewish past), book history, Modern Hebrew and Israeli literature and culture, and Yiddish studies.... [-]


MA Philosophy

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the one-year Master's programme Philosophy, you will acquire the skills to formulate, analyse and discuss philosophical problems. It enables you to explore one or more sub-areas of philosophy, studying both Anglo-Saxon and European philosophy. [+]

In the one-year Master's programme Philosophy, you will acquire the skills to formulate, analyse and discuss philosophical problems. It enables you to explore one or more sub-areas of philosophy, studying both Anglo-Saxon and European philosophy.

Inclusive and wide-ranging

The Master's programme Philosophy is the most inclusive of its kind in the Netherlands. It covers a wide range of topics and has a strong international focus. The programme familiarises students with one or more sub-areas of philosophy, and explores both Anglo-Saxon and European philosophy. Students acquire the skills to formulate, analyse and discuss philosophical problems, as well as to formulate and present targeted research questions within a broader research plan.... [-]


Master in Linguistics: Language and Education

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

In the Master’s in Language and Education you will study language and literature learning from an acquisitional, pragmatic and educational perspective, while specialising in one of seven major European languages or language families. [+]

Language and literature in an educational context

The Master's programme Language and Education offers a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the study of language and literature learning. Drawing from research and practice, you will take courses in both linguistics and literature. The linguistic strand of the programme focuses on language use, language variation and (foreign) language learning and teaching, while the literary strand zeroes in on the practical and conceptual ties between literature and education, addressing questions such as: How does one ‘teach’ literature? What is it that literature teaches us? And what is the relationship between literature and social development and change?... [-]


Master in Literary Studies: English Literature and Culture

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the one-year Master's programme English Literature and Culture, you explore the history and theory of literature in English, and study its relationship with other media, while engaging key issues of intellectual concern in society, politics and culture. [+]

In the one-year Master's programme English Literature and Culture, you explore the history and theory of literature in English, and study its relationship with other media, while engaging key issues of intellectual concern in society, politics and culture.

English Literature from a broad perspective

The Master's programme English Literature and Culture caters to students whose interests and academic backgrounds are in literary studies and European culture in the broad sense, and English Literature and Culture and World Literature in English in particular. The programme also offers you the opportunity to explore the interrelations of literature with other kinds of cultural objects, such as films, digital media and the visual arts.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in American Studies: History

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

In the one-year Master's programme in American Studies you explore the history of the United States and its political, cultural, economic and military presence in the world, with an eye toward America in the world today. [+]

In the one-year Master's programme in American Studies you explore the history of the United States and its political, cultural, economic and military presence in the world, with an eye toward America in the world today.

American Studies at the University of Amsterdam is an interdisciplinary, English-language one-year Master’s programme. The programme attracts students from many academic backgrounds: history, cultural studies, literary criticism, media studies, and the social sciences. The lecturers are not only specialised in the field of American studies, but also come from an extremely broad range of academic backgrounds, thereby ensuring that the courses are highly interdisciplinary. Guided directly by the academic staff, students will write an original thesis, drawing on their own interests and expertise.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Arts and Culture: Artistic Research (by Research)

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master's program Artistic Research bridges the gap between professional art training and academic research and takes an experimental approach to the study of art objects, as well as broader artistic concepts and interpretation. [+]

The two-year Research Master's program Artistic Research bridges the gap between professional art training and academic research and takes an experimental approach to the study of art objects, as well as broader artistic concepts and interpretation.

Bridging art and research

The Research Master's program Artistic Research seeks to form a bridge between art and standard scholarly research by offering insight into and training in new forms of research. These new forms provide an alternative to existing approaches, stressing applied, practical research as opposed to fundamental, theoretical research.

The Research Master's in Artistic Research takes an experimental approach to both specific art objects and broader artistic concepts and opens them up to interpretation. Topics and strategies relevant to current scholarly debates and contemporary artistic practice form core components of the program.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Arts and Culture: Art Studies (by Research)

Campus Full time 12 - 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master's Art Studies is an intensive academic programme that enables you dig deeper into the part of the (art)world that interests you most. [+]

The two-year Research Master's Art Studies is an intensive academic programme that enables you dig deeper into the part of the (art)world that interests you most.

Bridging art and research

The multitude of theatres, galleries, museums and concert venues put Amsterdam at the very heart of arts and culture in the Netherlands. The two year Research programme Art Studies lets you dig deeper into the part of the (art)world where your interests lie most. It is an intensive academic programme that gives you the freedom to follow your own line of study.

Curriculum

Students submit a research proposal before the start of the programme. This, along with discussions with the programme director, forms the basis for the course of study. In the research proposal students write down their ideas for tutorials, a thesis and the three electives they wish to take. The electives can be chosen from the programmes Cultural Studies (Algemene cultuurwetenschappen), Art History (Kunstgeschiedenis), Musicology (Muziekwetenschap) or Theatre Studies (Theaterwetenschap). All students attend three core courses, which provide a theoretical background in Art Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Arts and Culture: Comparative Cultural Analysis

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

In the Master’s program Comparative Cultural Analysis you will explore works of art and literature, cinema and new media, as well as academic and popular culture in relation to contemporary issues such as globalization, mobility, gender identities, and social and cultural conflicts. [+]

In the Master’s program Comparative Cultural Analysis you will explore works of art and literature, cinema and new media, as well as academic and popular culture in relation to contemporary issues such as globalization, mobility, gender identities, and social and cultural conflicts.

Exploring culture in the broadest sense

The Master’s program Comparative Cultural Analysis is dedicated to exploring a wide variety of cultural phenomena from a theoretical, interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective. Works of art and literature, cinema and new media, as well as academic and popular culture, are examined in relation to contemporary issues such as globalization, mobility, gender identities, and social and cultural conflicts. What a culture identifies as a dialogue with another culture is a sometimes fruitful and sometimes conflictual but always productive moment that reveals that no “culture” is a self-contained historical or geographical entity. The program proposes to explore the dialogues between cultural phenomena, with a special emphasis on issues of mobility and identity construction.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Arts and Culture: Cultural Analysis (by Research)

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master's programme Cultural Analysis is dedicated to the interdisciplinary analysis of culture at large, including art, literature, cinema, and new media. [+]

The two-year Research Master's programme Cultural Analysis is dedicated to the interdisciplinary analysis of culture at large, including art, literature, cinema, and new media.

An interdisciplinary analysis of culture

Since its beginnings in 2001, the Research Master's programme Cultural Analysis has rapidly gained a leading reputation in the field and is constantly attracting growing numbers of high-level applicants from around the world. The programme is dedicated to the interdisciplinary analysis of culture at large. Cultural phenomena such as works of art and literature, cinema and new media, popular culture, as well as social belief and value systems are examined and analysed.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Arts and Culture: Musicology

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-year Master's programme Musicology enables students to specialise in historical, cultural, or cognitive musicology, or a combination of the three. [+]

The one-year Master's programme Musicology enables students to specialise in historical, cultural, or cognitive musicology, or a combination of the three.

Music as art. Music as performance. Music as experience.

The University of Amsterdam offers a rich combination of musicological approaches with strong links to other scholarly disciplines. Functioning within the realm of the humanities, the sciences and the social sciences, the Master's programme in Musicology highlights the multifaceted ways in which music can be perceived and understood, cherishing the manifold historical, cultural and cognitive musical experiences that staff and students bring with them from many different parts of the world.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Arts and Culture: Theatre Studies

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme Theatre Studies offers you an opportunity to specialise in theatre and performance in one of the world’s most vibrant theatre cities. [+]

The Master's programme Theatre Studies offers you an opportunity to specialise in theatre and performance in one of the world’s most vibrant theatre cities.

Researching the Performing Arts

The Master's programme Theatre Studies engages with theatre and performance in terms of its rich histories and legacies, as well as its entanglements with contemporary social, political and cultural debates. It teaches methods of analysis and study to equip graduates with the capacity to critically and persuasively reflect about the performing arts.

The Master's in Theatre Studies prepares students for a wide range of careers in theatre and performance: from scholarly research, arts administration, or theatre in education, to archival work, cultural programming, and more. Students benefit from faculty expertise in four main areas: European theatre history and historiography, theatre in education and theatre sociology, applied and community arts research, as well as contemporary performance theories. The programme is committed to heightening sensitivities in the discipline to questions around colonialism, race, gender and sexuality, as well as inequalities on a global scale.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in European Studies: Identity and Integration

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the one-year Master’s programme Identity and Integration you study Europe's contemporary challenges of cultural diversity and identity by looking at the continent's complex political, ideological, and cultural history. [+]

In the one-year Master’s programme Identity and Integration you study Europe's contemporary challenges of cultural diversity and identity by looking at the continent's complex political, ideological, and cultural history.

Exploring Europe in its entirety

The European Studies programme Identity and Integration offers you:

A cultural and historical approach to current issues of diversity and identity in Europe. A unique combination of History, Cultural Studies and Modern Literature. Thorough training in the analytical and communicative skills that are essential in a professional research and policy environment, both at home and abroad.

In the one-year Master's in Identity and Integration you study Europe's contemporary challenges of cultural diversity and identity by looking at the continent's complex political, ideological and cultural history. The programme is aimed at students who are interested in the intersection between culture and politics, in national and European identities, cultural diversity and Europe's past, all from a transnational and comparative perspective. This is an expertise highly relevant to many parts of Europe's contemporary political, governance and business environment. The Humanities perspective on European affairs is unique and taught by prominent experts in the field.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in General Linguistics

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

The one-year Master's programme in General Linguistics has a typological focus: you will explore how the systems of the languages of the world can vary and to what extent this variation is constrained. [+]

Become a broad and focused linguist

In the Master's in General Linguistics, you will first come to understand how human language works by comparing as many language systems as possible, including spoken languages from all continents, sign languages, child language, and language as used by people with a developmental or acquired disorder. You will then have the opportunity to specialise in one of four linguistic sub-areas: phonetics & phonology, syntax & semantics, language acquisition & disorders, or sign linguistics.

A world-class programme

The Linguistics programme at the University of Amsterdam ranks among the leading institutions in the world. The programme was ranked highest in continental Europe and 17th in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2017.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Linguistics (by Research)

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master’s programme Linguistics enables you to specialise in a wide range of linguistic sub-disciplines, and puts a sharp focus on methodological issues. [+]

The two-year Research Master’s programme Linguistics enables you to specialise in a wide range of linguistic sub-disciplines, and puts a sharp focus on methodological issues.

The linguistics community is unified within the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC), and also includes members of the Institute of Logic, Language and Communication (ILLC) and the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC). Linguistics at the UvA is ranked highest in continental Europe by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015. This rich research environment is a breeding ground for young and new talent in the field. The Research Master's in Linguistics provides the framework in which this talent can be nurtured and trained, resulting in linguists ready to embark upon a PhD project in The Netherlands or abroad, or start a job in education or industries requiring strong methodological and analytical skills.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Literary Studies (by Research)

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In this research-intensive programme, you will study literature as a cultural practice that is capable of (re)shaping the world. Literature offers critique and provides creative answers to new and old questions. [+]

In this research-intensive programme, you will study literature as a cultural practice that is capable of (re)shaping the world. Literature offers critique and provides creative answers to new and old questions. You will examine literary texts and literary culture from a transnational, theoretical and historical perspective.

Literature as a dynamic cultural process

The Research Master's Literary Studies is rooted in cutting-edge literary studies research and the tools offered by this field. It explores the cultural relevance of metaphors, symbols, aesthetic experience, narrative, and perspective. You will analyse how literature operates or has operated in society, and investigate why meanings with particular social and political implications are attributed to literary texts. We focus on the dynamic cultural processes in which – through endless interpretation, reinterpretation, adaptation, and appropriation – people negotiate key issues such as identity, morality, justice, and belonging. You will study how these processes produce new connections between different literatures and discourses of an academic, artistic, political, or journalistic nature.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Theology and Religious Studies (Research MA)

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master's in Religious Studies offers a unique research environment in which you develop the research skills to conduct your own research project in the field of religious studies. You will explore key issues, theoretical perspectives and methodological questions in the field of religious studies, and engage in ongoing research with faculty members. [+]

The two-year Research Master's in Religious Studies offers a unique research environment in which you develop the research skills to conduct your own research project in the field of religious studies. You will explore key issues, theoretical perspectives and methodological questions in the field of religious studies, and engage in ongoing research with faculty members.

Religious plurality in the Western world

The Research Master’s in Religious Studies focuses on the history and presence of religious diversity in Europe and in its wider Mediterranean, Eurasian and Transatlantic context. The programme emphasises the processes of religious diversification in different socio-cultural contexts. It trains you both in the historical and the empirical study of religious cultures and countercultures, including the interdisciplinary study of ideas, narratives, practices, institutions and their interactions.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Theology and Religious Studies: Religious Studies

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

The one-year Master's in Religious Studies focusses on the historical roots of religious pluralism in Europe and the Mediterranean. You explore religious texts, traditions and practices, and study the theoretical issues related to religious diversity. [+]

The one-year Master's in Religious Studies focusses on the historical roots of religious pluralism in Europe and the Mediterranean. You explore religious texts, traditions and practices, and study the theoretical issues related to religious diversity.

Religious texts, traditions and practices

The Master's programme Religious Studies offers exciting opportunities to students who enjoy studying religious texts, traditions and practices, and theoretical issues related to religious diversity. In the central course of this programme, research-based case studies are presented, which are related to different cultural contexts within Europe and to different time periods.

As part of the programme, students could for example specialise in historical and literary contexts in which the Bible took shape, as well as the rich story of its interpretation in various times and situations. Electives are offered that focus on specific topics, such as images of the divine in antiquity, representations of Eros and Thanatos in Christian art, the theological views of Dante, female mysticism in the Middle Ages or religious themes in popular culture.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Western Esotericism

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

The Master's programme Western Esotericism puts you at the vanguard of a new and exciting development in the study of Western culture and religion, focusing in particular on the critical historical and analytical study of its esoteric movements. [+]

The Master's programme Western Esotericism puts you at the vanguard of a new and exciting development in the study of Western culture and religion, focusing in particular on the critical historical and analytical study of its esoteric movements.

Esoteric movements in Western culture

The Master's programme Western Esotericism focuses on the critical historical and analytical study of esoteric movements in Western culture. Against the backdrop of the Gnostic and hermetic currents of late Antiquity and the history of the so‑called ‘occult sciences' (notably astrology, alchemy, magic), you will explore the revival of Hermetic philosophy during the early Renaissance, the so-called ‘occult philosophy' and its later offshoots (alchemy, Paracelsianism and Rosicrucianism).... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology: Archaeology of Northwestern Europe

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-year Master’s programme Archaeology of Northwestern Europe covers 3,000 years of European History, and allows you to specialise in one of two key European eras: Globalisation and interconnectivity in Iron Age and Roman Europe, and the Medieval and Early Modern world. [+]

The one-year Master’s programme Archaeology of Northwestern Europe covers 3,000 years of European History, and allows you to specialise in one of two key European eras: Globalisation and interconnectivity in Iron Age and Roman Europe, and the Medieval and Early Modern world.

Archaeology of Northwestern Europe

The Master’s in Archaeology of Northwestern Europe offers specialised training in more than 3000 years of European archaeology. The two specialisations in the programme each combine theoretical and thematic approaches with practical fieldwork and research practices.

Considerable attention is paid to contemporary developments in the field, introducing students to debates such as the archaeology of intercultural connections like trade and conflict. The programme also offers you the chance to develop your own research and internships.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the one-year Master's programme Landscape and Heritage you will study the dynamic past of both contemporary and historical landscapes, and explore the ways in which they are preserved and maintained as archaeological heritage. [+]

The Master’s programme Landscape and Heritage focuses on the significance of historical landscapes and materials in both later periods and the modern world. Natural landscape features, archaeological sites and objects from the past play an active role in the creation of social and collective memories.

The programme draws close links between teaching and ongoing research, of which the application of GIS-based modelling is but one example. The programme has also forged strong ties with a number of archaeological institutions, such as the Allard Pierson.

Archaeology in Amsterdam

The Master’s programme in Landscape and Heritage is one of three Archaeology programmes offered by the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA), a joint venture of the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – for the other programmes, see: Archaeology of Northwestern Europe and Mediterranean Archaeology. ACASA enables you to benefit from the expertise of two universities, and allows you to choose from a wide range of courses, interest fields, and specialisations.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology: Mediterranean Archaeology

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the one-year Master’s in Mediterranean Archaeology, you will explore the long history of interconnections and cultural exchanges in the Mediterranean region from approximately 2000 BC and on, all the while taking into account numerous aspects of material culture. [+]

In the one-year Master’s in Mediterranean Archaeology, you will explore the long history of interconnections and cultural exchanges in the Mediterranean region from approximately 2000 BC and on, all the while taking into account numerous aspects of material culture.

Mediterranean Archaeology

In the Master’s programme Mediterranean Archaeology, the long and rich traditions of both the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are combined with innovative approaches of 21st century archaeology. The programme explores Mediterranean connectivity, especially of Italy and Greece, the role of ceramics in archaeology, and cultural interpretations on the basis of archaeological materials.... [-]


Master of Arts in Classics and Ancient Civilisations: Ancient History

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

In the Master’s programme Ancient History you will explore the rich and vibrant history of the Mediterranean world during Classical Antiquity. [+]

In the Master’s programme Ancient History you will explore the rich and vibrant history of the Mediterranean world during Classical Antiquity.

Studying Greek and Roman antiquity in Amsterdam

The Master's programme in Ancient History offers students a stimulating environment in which to study a broad range of historical issues pertaining to the ancient world. The course is unique in that it offers a joint degree programme in which the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit collaborate, allowing students to become acquainted with the specialisations of a wide range of staff members of both universities. Students will thus not only follow a focused programme of courses, but are also be able to develop their own interests within the field of Greek and Roman antiquity.... [-]


Master of Arts in Classics and Ancient Civilisations: Ancient Studies

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

In the Master’s programme Ancient Studies, you will explore Greek and Roman Antiquity through a unique combination of historical, literary, and archaeological approaches. [+]

In the Master’s programme Ancient Studies, you will explore Greek and Roman Antiquity through a unique combination of historical, literary, and archaeological approaches.

Transcending disciplinary boundaries

Hardly a single question on ancient society or culture can be solved if one limits the evidence to either written sources or archaeological material. Therefore the Master’s in Ancient Studies is designed as a multi-disciplinary programme. It offers a unique combination of historical, literary, and archaeological approaches from which the student can make a choice. In addition, it is possible to specialise in ancient philosophy or religion, and the study of one of the classical languages or Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian can be included in the programme.... [-]


Master of Arts in Television and Cross-Media Culture

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-year Master's programme Television and Cross-Media Culture provides you with the skills, knowledge and tools to understand and evaluate the ongoing transformation of media culture. [+]

The one-year Master's programme Television and Cross-Media Culture provides you with the skills, knowledge and tools to understand and evaluate the ongoing transformation of media culture.

Television and Cross-Media Culture

If you are interested in studying contemporary media culture from a critical perspective, then the Master's programme Television and Cross-Media Culture is what you’re looking for. The programme offers the tools to understand and to evaluate the ongoing transformation of media culture and its impact on culture, politics and everyday life. It also takes television as a starting point to map the conceptual, social and cultural challenges that come with digital, mobile and social media.... [-]


Masters in Arts and Culture: Arts of the Netherlands

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master's program Arts of the Netherlands focuses on the artistic tradition of the Netherlands from circa 1400-1900, comprising the fields of early Netherlandish art, Dutch and Flemish art of the Golden Age, and modern art from the 19th and early 20th Centuries. [+]

The two-year Research Master's program Arts of the Netherlands focuses on the artistic tradition of the Netherlands from circa 1400-1900, comprising the fields of early Netherlandish art, Dutch and Flemish art of the Golden Age, and modern art from the 19th and early 20th Centuries.

Studying the arts of the Netherlands

During the period covered by Arts of the Netherlands, the arts flourished in cities such as Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Haarlem, Delft and Amsterdam, while the Netherlandish tradition was shaped by world-renowned artists such as Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, Jheronimus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel, Rubens, Jordaens and Van Dyck, Frans Hals, Rembrandt and Vermeer, and Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondrian.... [-]


Research MA in Communication and Information Studies: Argumentation, Rhetoric and Communication

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the Research Master’s programme Argumentation, Rhetoric and Communication, you will develop a thorough understanding of the ways in which language is used as a means of convincing others, studying argumentation and rhetoric in a range of communicative contexts. [+]

In the Research Master’s programme Argumentation, Rhetoric and Communication, you will develop a thorough understanding of the ways in which language is used as a means of convincing others, studying argumentation and rhetoric in a range of communicative contexts.

The Research Master’s programme Argumentation, Rhetoric, and Communication focuses on the study of argumentation and rhetoric in different communicative contexts such as health, law, politics and science. The Research Master’s programme prepares students for conducting academic research by stimulating critical reflection on theories and methods for the analysis and evaluation of argumentative discourse in different domains. ... [-]


Research MA in Heritage, Memory and Archaeology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The innovative interdisciplinary two-year Research Master's programme Heritage, Memory Studies and Archaeology explores the ways in which we deal with tangible and intangible remnants and narratives of the past, as well as the remaking of the past into heritage, memory and material culture in the present. [+]

The innovative interdisciplinary two-year Research Master's programme Heritage, Memory Studies and Archaeology explores the ways in which we deal with tangible and intangible remnants and narratives of the past, as well as the remaking of the past into heritage, memory and material culture in the present.

A unique combination of scientific traditions

The two-year Research Master's programme in Heritage, Memory and Archaeology trains you to think critically about how human societies have dealt with the past in pre-modern times, as well as the diverse and conflicting ways in which the past is interpreted and put to use in the world today.

Whether you choose to specialise in ‘Heritage and Memory Studies’, or in ‘Archaeology and Material Culture’, this innovative programme offers a unique combination of scientific traditions and will give you a strong theoretical and conceptual foundation in Heritage and Memory Studies or Archaeology and Material Culture and the intersections between these fields.... [-]


Research MA Philosophy

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master's programme Philosophy familiarises you with one or more sub-areas of philosophy. [+]

The two-year Research Master's programme Philosophy familiarises you with one or more sub-areas of philosophy. You can choose to specialise in philosophical tradition in context, critical cultural theory, philosophy and public affairs, and logic and language.

A strong international focus

The Research Master's programme Philosophy familiarises students with one or more sub-areas of philosophy, and offers an excellent opportunity to students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in Philosophy. The programme covers a wide range of topics and perspectives, and has a strong international focus. Both Anglo-Saxon and European philosophy are studied. Students can choose to specialise in one of the following areas:... [-]


MSc

Erasmus Mundus Master in Journalism, Media and Globalisation (MSc)

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year international Erasmus Mundus Master's program in Journalism, Media and Globalisation provides aspiring and practicing journalists with a more critical understanding of their profession, to create more academically sound, critical, and globally minded media professionals. [+]

The two-year international Erasmus Mundus Master's program in Journalism, Media and Globalisation provides aspiring and practicing journalists with a more critical understanding of their profession, to create more academically sound, critical, and globally minded media professionals.

The program offers students the unique experience of studying in two European countries. Students spend the first year in Aarhus, Denmark, and then transfer to another university to specialize in one of four distinct areas of journalism and media studies: Media and Politics (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands), War and Conflict (University of Swansea, UK), Business and Finance Journalism (City University London, UK) or Comparative and Transcultural Approaches (University of Hamburg, Germany). A select group of students also has the opportunity to spend time at a third university, at the University of California, Berkeley (USA), the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia), or La Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago (Chile).... [-]


Executive Master in International Finance (MIF)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The Master in International Finance (MIF) is an executive MSc degree (for candidates with work experience). The MIF programme introduces you to cutting-edge developments in international corporate finance, banking, and asset management. The course curriculum aims to prepare students for a professional rather than an academic career. [+]

Executive Master of International Finance programme offers you the best skillset needed to excel in an international career as a Finance professional. We equip you with knowledge needed to become a frontrunner in Finance. We research and apply the latest developments in the Finance industry like Fintech/Blockchain and Behavioural Finance. We foster critical thinking to prepare you for the next step in your career. All in keeping with Amsterdam's entrepreneurial spirit and independent thinking.

Credibility

Our MIF is internationally renowned, playing to ABS’s core strengths in corporate finance, banking and asset management; 90% of our students are hired by top 100 firms before graduation. We are ranked #5 of worlds best International Masters in Finance according to recent Financial Times Ranking.... [-]


Executive MSc in International Finance (MIF): Finance and Technology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

Technology is profoundly changing the finance industry as we know it, and with it, the skill set needed to succeed in the industry. This new track aims to bring together the two fields of finance and IT in order to enable you to understand how technology affects the finance industry of the future. [+]

Goals

Technology is profoundly changing the finance industry as we know it, and with it, the skill set needed to succeed in the industry. This new track aims to bring together the two fields of finance and IT in order to enable you to understand how technology affects the finance industry of the future.

You will receive a thorough finance education combined with comprehensive skills in programming, machine learning, and big data. In addition, you will learn how these concepts can be implemented in finance.

Target group

This track is suitable for professionals with minimum two years of experience in relevant fields.

If you have a minimum Bachelor's in economics or finance or technological background and seek to boost your career opportunities in the finance industry, this track is for you.... [-]


Master in Atomistic Scale Modeling of Chemical, Physical and Biological Systems (ATOSIM)

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme Atomistic Scale Modeling of Chemical, Physical and Biomolecular Systems (ATOSIM) provides a high-level qualification in the rapidly expanding field of computer modeling in physical, chemical and bio-molecular sciences. [+]

The Master's programme Atomistic Scale Modeling of Chemical, Physical and Biomolecular Systems (ATOSIM):

is designed for excellent students, both Dutch and foreign (selected students are eligible for a grant via the EU Erasmus Mundus programme)

provides a high-level qualification in the rapidly expanding field of computer modeling in physical, chemical and bio-molecular sciences

covers a wide range of techniques: from quantum mechanical atomistic descriptions to coarse-grained mesoscopic models

has many fields of application, including condensed matter and statistical physics, physical chemistry, materials science, and theoretical bio-molecular science

... [-]

Master in Pedagogical Sciences: Youth at Risk

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s track Youth at Risk prepares you to become a scientist-practitioner in the field of preventive youth care, parenting and education, to enhance the development of youth at risk. [+]

Are you interested in how social contexts affect the development of children, adolescents and young adults? Do you want to make a difference in the well-being of young people? The Master’s track Youth at Risk prepares you to become a scientist-practitioner in the field of preventive youth care, parenting and education, to enhance the development of youth at risk.

Key topics In this Master’s track individual susceptibility to risk (genes, neurobiology, personality and cognitive ability) oppositional, defiant, and antisocial or delinquent behaviour in youths psychosocial problems, (social) anxiety and depressive moods child abuse, and foster and adoption family constellations learning disabilities, truancy, dropout, and school and teacher support factors intervention (induced) effects, effective elements, and implementation practices A Master about social contexts and youth development ... [-]

Master in Physics and Astronomy: Advanced Matter and Energy Physics

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year track Advanced Matter and Energy Physics in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, is among the best experimental physics programmes in the world. [+]

The two-year track Advanced Matter and Energy Physics in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, is among the best experimental physics programmes in the world. It offers you challenging courses and research opportunities in hot topics in laboratories around the world and prepares you for an exciting career in research.

Is Advanced Matter and Energy Physics in Amsterdam the track for me?

If you enjoy the challenge of fundamental experimental research and always keep an eye open for possible applications of your results, Advanced Matter and Energy Physics might be the track for you. Furthermore, you:

Have a well-founded knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical physics and electrodynamics (at bachelor's level) - knowledge of condensed matter physics is an advantage Would like to work in a leading research laboratory in the Netherlands or abroad - or work on a project in an industrial research setting Enjoy working in a team while being the driving force and hands-on 'principle investigator' of your own experiments Like to get to the bottom of things, are not afraid of complexity and have a well-developed understanding of the art of doing (experimental) science Can quickly absorb and integrate novel concepts What does Advanced Matter and Energy Physics at the UvA have to offer me? ... [-]

Master in Physics and Astronomy: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year track Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, provides you with thorough training in both the observational and theoretical aspects of modern astronomy and astrophysics. [+]

The two-year track Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, provides you with thorough training in both the observational and theoretical aspects of modern astronomy and astrophysics. The dynamic field of astronomy and astrophysics is currently gaining importance worldwide. New generations of instruments - situated on the earth's surface and in space - enable us to study the origin, structure and evolution of planets, stars, star systems, and the universe in a more profound way than ever before.

Is Astronomy and Astrophysics in Amsterdam the track for me?

If you are eager to explore how the laws of physics play out in the universe, Astronomy and Astrophysics might be the track for you. Obviously, you will need to have a solid background in physics and mathematics at the Bachelor's level (with at least some basic knowledge of astronomy). Furthermore, you have a strong interest in:... [-]


Master in Physics and Astronomy: Theoretical Physics

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Theoretical physics has captured the imagination for many generations. It’s a very challenging and very exciting field, that seeks to answer deeply fundamental questions such as: what is matter made of?, what is the nature of space and time? This requires a high level of conceptual and technical sophistication. [+]

Einstein, Bohr, Feynman, Hawking... Theoretical physics has captured the imagination for many generations. It’s a very challenging and very exciting field, that seeks to answer deeply fundamental questions such as: what is matter made of?, what is the nature of space and time? This requires a high level of conceptual and technical sophistication.

Is Theoretical Physics at the UvA the study for me?

It is, if you:

are fascinated by physics and the laws of science want to understand at a fundamental level why matter is what it is, and how this affects the world around us enjoy exploring and developing mathematical models have a high ability for abstraction are willing to dig deep to find solutions to physics problems have a profound knowledge of the special theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, statistical physics, electrodynamics, calculus and linear algebra (and basic knowledge of condensed matter and particle physics is an advantage). What does Theoretical Physics at the UvA have to offer me? ... [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in Biological Sciences

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Biological Sciences at the UvA is a challenging Master's programme with world-renowned research on plant and animal species and the ecosystems to which they belong. It invites you to explore the options to sustainably use and protect the earth’s biodiversity. [+]

Biological Sciences at the UvA is a challenging Master's programme with world-renowned research on plant and animal species and the ecosystems to which they belong. It invites you to explore the options to sustainably use and protect the earth’s biodiversity.

Your Master’s diploma qualifies for excellent positions both in- and outside the academia, anywhere in the world.

The Master's programme in Biological Sciences at the UvA offers specialised tracks in:

Ecology and Evolution

For expert training in biodiversity science choose the Ecology and Evolution track and become a specialist in topics such as origin and evolution of species, modelling community dynamics, biodiversity change at global and geological time scales (bird migration, effect of climate change), urban ecology and wildlife conservation.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Business Administration

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mind-set to an international career in business. [+]

The MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mind-set to an international career in business. You will gain a deep understanding of management in one of the seven specialisations you can choose from. You will be challenged to solve real-life cases presented by our corporate partners.

How should business react to recession, globalisation or the opportunities of new technology? Why are some companies successful with ‘green’ products while others are not? Which business model will be successful in the gaming industry?

To understand the challenges that business organisations are facing today, insights from many different disciplines are needed. That is why the Master's in Business Administration is offering a wide range of courses in Marketing, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Management and Human Resources Management that are typical for a Master's in Business Administration.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Business Economics

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This academic master’s programme teaches students to analyse the functioning of corporations and other organisations from a clear microeconomic perspective, both internally and in the market context in which they operate. [+]

This academic master’s programme teaches students to analyse the functioning of corporations and other organisations from a clear microeconomic perspective, both internally and in the market context in which they operate.

The programme places a strong emphasis on an analytical and quantitative approach and way of thinking so that graduates are able to conduct research in Business Economics subjects.

One master's programme, two tracks

The Master's in Business Economics consists of two top-level academic tracks in one of the following disciplines. For more information about the tracks see the separate track programmes:

Managerial Economics and Strategy Competition Law and Economics Degree ... [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry (joint degree UvA/VU)

Campus Full time Part time 24 months February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The Master's programme Chemistry, a joint degree with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, provides you with a highly qualified background of theory and practice in chemistry and sufficient specialisation in a specific field. [+]

The Master's programme Chemistry, a joint degree with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, provides you with a highly qualified background of theory and practice in chemistry and sufficient specialisation in a specific field.

It exposes you to research at the front line of this exciting, multifaceted discipline that forms the bridge between biology at one end of the spectrum, and physics and mathematics at the other. Globally, chemistry is acknowledged as playing a key role in social and economic progress.

Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam

Chemistry is a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate to graduates. As a Chemistry student in Amsterdam you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry - Analytical Sciences

Campus Full time Part time 24 months February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

In the two-year track Analytical Sciences of the Master’s programme Chemistry, a joint degree programme with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will focus purely on aspects of analytical chemistry, such as modern analytical techniques, general concepts and strategies for analysis and various application fields. [+]

In the two-year track Analytical Sciences of the Master’s programme Chemistry, a joint degree programme with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will focus purely on aspects of analytical chemistry, such as modern analytical techniques, general concepts and strategies for analysis and various application fields.

Analytical chemistry plays a crucial role in many areas of science and society. Chemical compounds in a variety of materials and environments must be identified and quantified for, for example:

the development of new pharmaceuticals the unravelling of complex biological systems the design of new sustainable materials and chemical processes

Analytical chemistry provides the methods and techniques that make this possible. Its impact is not restricted to chemistry alone: progress in medicine, biology, environmental and material sciences is strongly dependent on the availability of new analytical tools as well.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry - Molecular Sciences

Campus Full time Part time 24 months February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The two-year track Molecular Sciences in the Chemistry Master’s programme, a joint degree programme with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, covers areas in chemistry that traditionally are associated with organic and inorganic chemistry, catalysis, physical chemistry and theoretical chemistry. [+]

The two-year track Molecular Sciences in the Chemistry Master’s programme, a joint degree programme with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, covers areas in chemistry that traditionally are associated with organic and inorganic chemistry, catalysis, physical chemistry and theoretical chemistry.

Organic chemistry, biochemistry, and organometallic chemistry are the foundation for a fundamental understanding of the relationship between molecular structure and performance. This field supplies society with the molecules and materials we need for our health, transportation, energy, agriculture and communication. Understanding how molecules function is one of the most important worldwide challenges in chemistry... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Communication Science (by Research)

Campus Full time 24 months February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Would you like to create new knowledge rather than just study it? The Research Master’s in Communication Science is a two-year MSc degree programme for students who would like to be at the forefront of the newest developments in understanding the role of communication and media in society. [+]

Would you like to create new knowledge rather than just study it? The Research Master’s in Communication Science is a two-year MSc degree programme for students who would like to be at the forefront of the newest developments in understanding the role of communication and media in society.

The increasing pervasiveness of media and communication in our lives, forms many fascinating challenges. Older notions of media and communication need to be reassessed, the new media environment needs to be charted, and the consequences of the rapid changes in new media and digital technologies need to be understood. This forms the core of the Research Master’s programme in Communication Science.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Communication Science: Corporate Communication

Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Corporate Communication track within the Master’s Programme in Communication Science gives a broad understanding of the communication of commercial and non-profit organisations with their environment and society. [+]

An important question within Corporate Communication is: How are communication strategies being developed, approved, implemented and what are the effects of those strategies on publics? On the one hand, the track focusses on external communication, teaching you how to build and maintain a corporate image, reputation and identity.

A vital aspect to note in addition is the public responsibility of organisations, especially in relation to public opinion and the public debate in the traditional and social media. The relationship with the press, public, media and stakeholders is discussed elaborately and crisis communication is touched upon in compliance with these relationships.

On the other hand, the track focuses on communication within corporations, such as organisational culture, communication and the new way of working, social media and employees and how this all is implemented during change processes.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Communication Science: Persuasive Communication

Campus Full time 12 months February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The track Persuasive Communication of the Master's in Communication Science addresses communication processes that are intended to achieve specific persuasive goals in marketing and health communication. [+]

In this Master’s, you will study a variety of marketing and health communication theories, and learn how to apply these theories to challenging problems of consumer and health-related behaviour. By using the latest scientific insights, you will learn how and under which conditions communication can be used as a strategic tool to inform and influence people. Particular attention is paid to communication through new media and technologies, including interactive and social media.

This track teaches you how to systematically develop and evaluate marketing and health communication messages and campaigns in a rapidly changing digital society. You will learn how people use media to fulfil their needs and how you can target your audience, choose appropriate channels and tools, use new media in an innovative way and evaluate the success of your messages and campaigns.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Communication Science: Political Communication

Campus Full time 12 months February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The specialisation "Political Communication" addresses issues at the core of our democracies. It provides an understanding of the role and significance of media, journalism and information in shaping public opinion. [+]

The specialisation "Political Communication" addresses issues at the core of our democracies. It provides an understanding of the role and significance of media, journalism and information in shaping public opinion.

In this Master’s, you will study how interactions between (non-)governmental actors, politicians, journalists, and citizens take shape, and what features and effects they have. By using the latest scientific insights, you will learn how (social) media influences political engagement and how citizens’ use of media is changing. You will discuss who tries to influence the news, how powerful the media actually are, and how this differs in different countries.

Many issues are discussed in this track, always in line with recent trends and events, and preferably using an open, international and comparative perspective. Such topics include the emergence of weblogs and citizen journalism, increasing globalisation, agenda-setting and the framing of socially relevant issues by media, politicians, spin doctors and other stakeholders.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Computational Science

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Would you like to confront a tornado in virtual reality and predict its path of destruction? Or understand the behaviour of financial markets? What if you could simulate the outcome of a surgical procedure before it is used on a patient? Or predict how a crowd would behave in the event of a disaster? [+]

Would you like to confront a tornado in virtual reality and predict its path of destruction? Or understand the behaviour of financial markets? What if you could simulate the outcome of a surgical procedure before it is used on a patient? Or predict how a crowd would behave in the event of a disaster?

What is Computational Science?

Computational Science seeks to explain the complex world we live in using technological simulations. By collecting data and creating computer models, computational scientists can make predictions on varying problems such as how to influence the flow of traffic, how an epidemic will spread or the probability of individuals in society becoming addicted to drugs.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science

Campus Full time 24 months February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

You want to become a well-trained researcher by taking part in research with renowned scientists from both the VU University Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. [+]

Why study Computer Science in Amsterdam? You are interested in the techniques behind computer systems, programs, and the Internet. You have the ambition to get to the core of a scientific computational problem and are eager to discuss this at the highest level with your peers. You want, for example, to learn what is technically feasible on the Internet, now and in the future, or learn to design intelligent computer programs.

You want to become a well-trained researcher by taking part in research with renowned scientists from both the VU University Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam.

What can you expect from the Computer Science program in Amsterdam? State-of-the-art teaching facilities and computing infrastructures; education from internationally renowned scientists; interactive teaching methods, individual supervision, and research orientation. The Computer Science study program ... [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in Forensic Science

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme in Forensic Science is unique in the Netherlands. The programme distinguishes itself from most international Master's programmes in Forensic Science by building on a range of scientific backgrounds and disciplines, such as computer science, physics, chemistry, biological sciences and mathematics. [+]

The Master's programme in Forensic Science is unique in the Netherlands. The programme distinguishes itself from most international Master's programmes in Forensic Science by building on a range of scientific backgrounds and disciplines, such as computer science, physics, chemistry, biological sciences and mathematics.

The goal of the programme is to train good scientists, armed with forensic knowledge and professional skills. Do you want to make your scientific knowledge socially relevant within the context of law and order? Then you should apply for Forensic Science.

Seeing the big picture - a sharp eye for detail

The forensic field is complex and becoming more so every day. Forensic science is the area of science that deals with the analysis of traces left behind at a (crime) scene. To reconstruct events from the past, forensic questions have to be answered using information that can be obtained from a wide variety of traces, e.g. DNA, digital traces, fingerprints, explosives, etc. The evidential value of these traces is determined by the use of statistical methods. The number of disciplines that come together, both at the crime scene and during the subsequent investigation, is widening and the competencies required are becoming ever more specialised. The need for overview and guidance of the overall process is growing proportionally.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Human Geography

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam has a focus on urban and political geographies. [+]

The Master Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam has a focus on urban and political geographies. The programme offers four specialisations: Economic Geography, Environmental Geography, Political Geography and Urban Geography.

Geography is all about studying people, space and place - and Amsterdam is the perfect place to do that. First of all the city of Amsterdam itself is the perfect location and junction to study, explore, experience geography. Secondly, the University of Amsterdam, a major research university, offers a Master’s programme taught by one of the highest ranked geography departments in continental Europe. Last but not least, the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) of Amsterdam provides a vibrant and international academic community. The GSSS values diversity in both research and academic content, academic staff and student population.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in International Development Studies

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In this Master’s program, you will examine global inequalities, ranging from their causes, characteristics and possible solutions. [+]

In this Master’s program, you will examine global inequalities, ranging from their causes, characteristics and possible solutions. International Development Studies is concerned with a broad range of topics like poverty, conflict, security, social and gender inequality, sustainability, education, the environment and the relationship between local, national and global processes.

The Master Program in International Development Studies is anchored by a concern about global inequalities and seeks ways of understanding them, critiquing them, and possibly overcoming them. It addresses issues such as poverty, conflict, security, land rights, gender inequality, education, sustainable development, and climate change, among others, and seeks to draw links between local conditions – in both rural and urban settings – with national and global processes.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in International Development Studies (by Research)

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master's in International Development Studies focuses on development processes and transformations and shifting balances of power in the Global South. During the programme, you will discuss societal transformation and development trajectories. [+]

The two-year Research Master's in International Development Studies focuses on development processes and transformations and shifting balances of power in the Global South. During the programme, you will discuss societal transformation and development trajectories.

In this programme the underlying interplay between social, political, economic, environmental and cultural factors, at multiple levels of governance will be discussed, focusing on inequalities and social justice in current issues. As a theoretical and empirical science, IDS studies development as a phenomenon that results from the interaction between diverse local and international actors and processes, within context-specific institutional environments. The shifting power balances have resulted in a multi-polar, polycentric world, where emerging economies such as China and Brazil have become global players, and where governments increasingly work in partnership with other actors in shaping development processes.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Life Sciences - Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Both Bioinformatics and Systems Biology are strongly interdisciplinary fields. This Master's programme combines molecular and cell biology, computer science and mathematical modelling to integrate vast amounts of biological data into fundamental knowledge. [+]

Both Bioinformatics and Systems Biology are strongly interdisciplinary fields. This Master's programme combines molecular and cell biology, computer science and mathematical modelling to integrate vast amounts of biological data into fundamental knowledge. You will develop a strong feel for scientific research and high levels of abstraction, and learn to combine the rapid developments in these fields.

Discovering the simplicity of life

Vast amounts of data have been collected through genomics initiatives. They provide a golden opportunity to research the secrets of life, to understand more of its complexities, to improve quality of life and to conquer major diseases. Converting this huge volume of data into real understanding is the basic challenge of Bioinformatics research. ... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Mathematical Physics

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Mathematical Physics programme is being transformed and will therefore in the near future no longer be offered as an independent programme for new students, but as a specialisation in the Mathematics Master’s programme. [+]

The Mathematical Physics programme is being transformed and will therefore in the near future no longer be offered as an independent programme for new students, but as a specialisation in the Mathematics Master’s programme.

If you want to start a Mathematical Physics like trajectory, please apply for the Mathematics Master’s programme, or apply for the new double Master's degree programme in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

Interaction between the fields of general relativity and differential geometry, and between quantum mechanics and functional analysis during the first half of the early twentieth century has led us, today, into a new golden age of mathematical physics.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Mathematics

Campus Full time 24 months February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Mathematics is a vibrant and versatile field, whereby the dividing line between theory and practice is often merely an illusion. [+]

Mathematics is a vibrant and versatile field, whereby the dividing line between theory and practice is often merely an illusion. By definition infinite, mathematics finds its way into unexpected applications, with new paths always waiting to be explored.

Is Mathematics at the UvA the study for me?

It is, if you:

are an analytical thinker have profound knowledge of calculus, analysis, topology, algebra and statistics (and basic knowledge of advanced topics like functional analysis, dynamical systems and algebraic topology is recommended) enjoy analysing and developing pure and applied mathematical questions seek a precise and complete understanding of mathematics want the advantages of a small-scale programme, where students and staff all know each other. What does Mathematics at the UvA have to offer me? ... [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in Medical Anthropology and Sociology

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme in Medical Anthropology and Sociology focuses on health and healthcare in a political, economic and cultural context. In the Master’s programme in Medical Anthropology and Sociology, you will use social science theory and methods to critically analyse health issues in a globalising world. [+]

The Master’s programme in Medical Anthropology and Sociology focuses on health and healthcare in a political, economic and cultural context. In the Master’s programme in Medical Anthropology and Sociology, you will use social science theory and methods to critically analyse health issues in a globalising world.

Diseases move across national borders - so do patients, doctors and medicines. Health and healthcare is often a matter of politics, economics and culture too. The Master’s programme in Medical Anthropology and Sociology (MAS) trains you to understand health, illness and the body from a social science perspective. During the programme you will look at contemporary global and local health problems, as well as key topics in social science. It enables you to deepen your knowledge of anthropology and sociology, while at the same time acquiring a specialisation in a health-related topic.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Political Science: International Relations

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The International Relations programme provides you with insight into fundamental questions about war and peace, the global economy, but also about justice and identity throughout the world. It analyses interactions between states, international organisations, citizens and other non-state actors at local, national, and supranational levels. [+]

The International Relations programme provides you with insight into fundamental questions about war and peace, the global economy, but also about justice and identity throughout the world. It analyses interactions between states, international organisations, citizens and other non-state actors at local, national, and supranational levels.

Would you like to better understand the rapidly changing character of global politics? We provide a distinctive programme that is:

Comprehensive in its coverage of themes and world regions. We offer multiple courses relating to peace and security, international political economy, human rights, migration and, global environmental issues, among many others. Our courses cover all world regions and/or relations between regions. Based in 21st Century IR: our programme is distinguished by its emphasis on transnational processes and institutions. It draws on interdisciplinary insights and is committed to a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches within the discipline of International Relations. Research-led: our large international teaching staff consists of committed researchers who draw on their own work to teach how to do empirical research and develop theoretical insight. The programme explicitly reflects on the relation between academic work and political practice and includes courses co-taught by academic staff and policymakers. Student profile ... [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology (Research MSc)

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam offers an outstanding two-year Research Master’s program in Psychology. This program is designed for excellent and motivated students with a genuine interest in psychological research, who are interested in a career in academic or applied (industry) research. [+]

The University of Amsterdam offers an outstanding two-year Research Master’s program in Psychology. This program is designed for excellent and motivated students with a genuine interest in psychological research, who are interested in a career in academic or applied (industry) research.

Experimental approach

The Research Master’s program is firmly embedded in the experimental approach to psychology that characterizes the psychology program at the University of Amsterdam. Specialised courses are taught in informal, highly interactive small groups settings. In addition to content-related courses covering all areas in psychology, the program offers a series of advanced courses on research methods and statistics, programming and computer skills, and writing and presentation skills. Central to the Research Master’s program are two separate research projects (Internship and Thesis). In principle, papers based on these research projects should qualify for publication in international academic journals.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Social Sciences (Research MSc)

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master's in Social Sciences offers you advanced training in current social science theory and innovative methodologies in a rigorous and multidisciplinary social science research environment. [+]

Are you interested in social scientific research, and do you want to pursue a career in academic or non-academic research environments? The Research Master's Social Sciences (RMSS) is designed for excellent students with an interest in research from various social scientific perspectives. Due to an extensive focus on advanced quantitative and qualitative research skills, students who have finished the RMSS will be able to carry out high quality scientific research independently.

You will specialise in one of three fields of research:

Sources of Inequalities (including Cultural and Political Sociology, and the Sociology of Institutions). Comparative and International Politics (including Political Economy, Conflict and Security Studies, and Democratic Representation Studies). Cultures in the Making (Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body, State and Migration Studies, and Cultural and Political Anthropology). ... [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in Sociology: Cultural Sociology

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s progamme in Cultural Sociology examines how popular culture and the globalisation of media poses threats to national and local cultures. You will also learn how to research culture in a broad perspective, as well as its specific aspects. [+]

The Master’s progamme in Cultural Sociology examines how popular culture and the globalisation of media poses threats to national and local cultures. You will also learn how to research culture in a broad perspective, as well as its specific aspects.

Would you like to know whether the global exchange of media products – Disney movies, fashion magazines, popular music – poses a threat to local and national cultures? Or whether developing art markets in Russia, China, Brazil and India adopt Western models and institutions?

In Cultural Sociology, you will not only examine culture from a broad perspective (collective mentalities, ideologies, religious orientations, expert and lay knowledge), but you will also look at the more specific features of culture (art, media, popular culture). You will focus on how symbolic goods like books, artworks and fashion are produced, distributed and received. In addition, the curriculum explores how broader cultural conceptions are embedded in social relations, and how they change over time and vary across social groups.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Sociology: Gender, Sexuality & Society

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the Gender, Sexuality and Society Master’s programme you will examine differences in groups of men, groups of women, and differences between these groups. This will be placed in a broader perspective of social identities, political power and processes of exclusion and inclusion. [+]

In the Gender, Sexuality and Society Master’s programme you will examine differences in groups of men, groups of women, and differences between these groups. This will be placed in a broader perspective of social identities, political power and processes of exclusion and inclusion.

It is generally accepted that differences between rich and poor, young and old, between skin colours, or between Christians and Muslims are undeniable factors in people’s lives. Functioning as a woman or a man, with particular sexual orientations, holds comparable significance. Gender, Sexuality and Society is devoted to enhance our understanding of the differences among groups of women and groups of men, as well as between women and men. In an era of globalisation and transnational migration we see that new sexual acts and practices emerge within the fragmenting cultural landscapes of gender, sex, class and nationality.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Sociology: Migration and Ethnic Studies

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's Migration and Ethnic Studies explores the dynamics of human mobility in the twofold context of globalisation and the persistence of nation-state boundaries. It examines how these dynamics translate into ethnic stratification, economic inequality, and cultural diversity in both countries of departure and countries of destination. [+]

The Master's Migration and Ethnic Studies explores the dynamics of human mobility in the twofold context of globalisation and the persistence of nation-state boundaries. It examines how these dynamics translate into ethnic stratification, economic inequality, and cultural diversity in both countries of departure and countries of destination.

The core and elective courses of the Migration and Ethnic Studies Master's programme review a wide array of issues, including

Nation-state formation, borders, migration industries and the politics of migration control Migration decisions, networks and movements Refugees and asylum in a time of multiple crises Citizenship, migrant (il)legality and regularisation Migrants in employment and in labour movements; migrant entrepreneurship How immigrants and their descents reshape cities; migrants in urban space, housing and education Transnational identities, gender, sexuality and class; marriage migration. Ethno-racial categorisation, racism and discrimination. Cultural, religious and ethnic diversity ... [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in Sociology: Urban Sociology

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Urban Sociology examines what the increasing urbanisation means for individuals and groups of citizens. You will learn about urban culture, the pros and cons of urbanisation in a social context, subcultures and their significance and much more. You will gain a deeper understanding of urban sociology through a wide range of core and elective courses. [+]

The Master’s in Urban Sociology examines what the increasing urbanisation means for individuals and groups of citizens. You will learn about urban culture, the pros and cons of urbanisation in a social context, subcultures and their significance and much more. You will gain a deeper understanding of urban sociology through a wide range of core and elective courses.

For the first time in history, the majority of humanity lives in cities. The world has become urbanised. However, what does this mean in terms of individual and group opportunities, life-course development, inter-group contact and collaboration and ecological impact? What new ideas, trends and movements do contemporary cities give rise to? How does the urban ‘explosion’ change other classifications that we call ‘nation-states’ and ‘world-regions’? Urban Sociology at the UvA provides you with the research skills and analytical tools to answer these questions.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Stochastics examines phenomena in which chance plays a central role, such as election results, fluctuations in stock prices or molecular interactions in a living cell. It can be subdivided into statistics, probability theory and stochastic operations research. [+]

Stochastics examines phenomena in which chance plays a central role, such as election results, fluctuations in stock prices or molecular interactions in a living cell. It can be subdivided into statistics, probability theory and stochastic operations research. Financial mathematics is an important field in the application of stochastics which offers fascinating research possibilities.

The Master's programme Stochastics and Financial Mathematics trains you in the full depth and breadth of these fields, in both theory and application.

There is a wide range of specialisations available, based on the many areas in which stochastics is applied, their scope and the challenging problems they pose. Both theoretically inclined and more practically oriented students can select specific courses to suit their personal interests.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme in Urban and Regional Planning offers you a broad training in urban and regional planning, with a focus on strategic planning, climate proof cities, mobility in transformative spaces as well as urban planning and property-led development. [+]

New conditions of the network society and relational geography have rapidly influenced urban and regional development. The Master’s programme in Urban and Regional Planning offers you a broad training in urban and regional planning, with a focus on strategic planning, climate proof cities, mobility in transformative spaces as well as urban planning and property-led development. During the programme, you will focus on innovative forms of planning aimed at solving problems of collective action in metropolitan areas.

The Urban and Regional Planning programme offers you a thorough understanding of advanced theories and methodologies of urban and regional planning, with a focus on urban and metropolitan areas. Core elements are drafting spatial plans, policies and projects (spatial interventions), understanding actor constellations, knowing the institutional conditions of spatial interventions and the international comparison of spatial planning traditions and metropolitan governance.... [-]


Master of Science in Accountancy & Control: Accountancy

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

The Master of Science in Accountancy & Control is an intensive, selective programme, ensuring a high standard of academic education. It has a strong... [+]

The Master (MSc) Accountancy & Control programme of the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) has a strong international emphasis. The programme is designed to prepare students for financial positions, not only in auditing and consultancy, but also in industry, banking or government.

Study programme

Accountancy and Control: Accountancy

The Amsterdam Business School’s Master of Science in Accountancy and Control provides you with a solid foundation for a career in accountancy or financial management. This one-year programme combines academic rigour with practical relevance, while having a strong international focus. In this way, you develop your professional knowledge as well as your intellectual skills. The programme has two tracks: Accountancy and Control. The Accountancy track is primarily designed for students who aspire to be a financial accounting specialist, an auditor or a financial manager.... [-]


Master of Science in Accountancy & Control: Control

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

The programme is designed to prepare students for financial positions, not only in auditing and consultancy, but also in industry, banking or government. The programme consists of an Accountancy track and a Control track. [+]

The Master (MSc) Accountancy & Control programme of the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) has a strong international emphasis. The programme is designed to prepare students for financial positions, not only in auditing and consultancy, but also in industry, banking or government.

The Amsterdam Business School’s Master of Science in Accountancy and Control provides you with a solid foundation for a career in accountancy or financial management. This one-year programme combines academic rigour with practical relevance, while having a strong international focus. In this way, you develop your professional knowledge as well as your intellectual skills.

The Control track is primarily designed for students who aspire to work with financial numbers in organisations: graduates work as accountant in business, controller, financial manager, or finance and control consultant.... [-]


Master of Science in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance: General

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance (ASMF) is a stand-alone Master’s degree. The track Mathematical Finance is unique in that its courses incorporate all the latest international developments, such as financial and solvency risk management, regulation and supervision, big data, market-consistent pricing and sustainability of pension systems. [+]

The Master’s in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance (ASMF) is a stand-alone Master’s degree. The track Mathematical Finance is unique in that its courses incorporate all the latest international developments, such as financial and solvency risk management, regulation and supervision, big data, market-consistent pricing and sustainability of pension systems.

The general track in the ASMF Master's programme provides an excellent grounding for your career as an actuary or risk manager. What makes this one-year programme unique is its range of courses, which incorporate all the latest international developments, - think of Big Data Science, Market-Consistent Pricing, Systemic Risk Modelling, and Behavioral Insurance and Finance - as well as the most up-to-date techniques, practices and insights you will need to begin your career.... [-]


Master of Science in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance: Quantitative Risk Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Quantitative Risk Management track in the Master’s programme in Actuarial Science & Mathematical Finance provides an excellent grounding for your career as a risk manager. [+]

The Quantitative Risk Management track in the Master’s programme in Actuarial Science & Mathematical Finance provides an excellent grounding for your career as a risk manager. What makes this one-year programme unique is its integrated state-of-the-art curriculum and wide range of courses. These incorporate all the latest international developments - think of Big Data Science, Market-Consistent Pricing, Systemic Risk Modelling, and Behavioral Insurance and Finance - as well as the advanced skills and methodology, practices and insights you will need to begin your career.

The Quantitative Risk Management (QRM) programme is embedded in the MSc in Actuarial Science & Mathematical Finance. The University of Amsterdam has an exceptionally strong tradition in the Actuarial Science and Quantitative Risk Management domain that is unmatched in The Netherlands. Internationally leading experts conduct world-class research here; we pride ourselves in our strong links to and support from the insurance and financial institutions of the world.... [-]


Master of Science in Child Development and Education (by Research)

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Research Master's in Child Development and Education is an intensive, selective two-year programme that trains students to become researchers in the field of parenting, education and child development. [+]

The Research Master's in Child Development and Education is an intensive, selective two-year programme that trains students to become researchers in the field of parenting, education and child development.

Studying Child Development and Education at the University of Amsterdam

The Research Master's programme in Child Development and Education trains students to conceive, design, conduct and report high-quality research in the field of child development and education. The programme has been developed for excellent students who are motivated to conduct research and who intend to pursue academic research careers in child development and education. Research Master's students acquire in-depth disciplinary knowledge, familiarity with relevant research methodology and practical experience in carrying out research. The programme takes two years to complete. In both years students take courses and gain experience in conducting research.... [-]


Master of Science in Earth Sciences

Campus Full time 24 months February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Global change, the increasing demand for scarce resources and the degradation and pollution of landscape, soil and water means that we need skilled professionals of earth sciences now more than ever. [+]

Global change, the increasing demand for scarce resources and the degradation and pollution of landscape, soil and water means that we need skilled professionals of earth sciences now more than ever. Professionals who understand the earth as a complex system and are able to lead the way towards a more sustainable future.

What you can expect from Earth Sciences at the UvA

With us, you will study in an inspiring environment where scientists work in a stimulating interdisciplinary setting on the cutting edge between physical geography, ecology, hydrology and environmental chemistry.

In the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) we offer you a wide range of brand new and state of the art facilities (e-science labs including GIS, remote sensing and geo-ecological modelling, soil- and environmental chemistry and erosion labs) to enable you to let your course work meet the latest scientific standards.... [-]


Master of Science in Econometrics: Financial Econometrics

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master in Econometrics (MSc) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) deals with statistical modelling, estimation and testing of economic models using economic and financial time series data. [+]

The Master in Econometrics (MSc) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) deals with statistical modelling, estimation and testing of economic models using economic and financial time series data.

Econometrics: Financial Econometrics

The Amsterdam School of Economics' Master’s in Econometrics provides a balanced and rigorous training in the quantitative analysis of problems in economics and finance. You will become fluent in the application of advanced mathematical and statistical methods, supported by modern software packages such as E-Views and Matlab. The multidisciplinary one-year programme consists of advanced courses in both mathematical economics and econometrics.

The programme in brief ... [-]

MSc Brain and Cognitive Sciences: Cognitive Science

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Research Master's programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Amsterdam offers a broad selection of tracks that investigate all aspects of the field, from the molecule to the mind. The programme is unique in its interdisciplinary perspective that incorporates the fields of neuroscience, neurology, psychology, behavioural economics, linguistics, logic, computation and philosophy. [+]

The Research Master's programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Amsterdam offers a broad selection of tracks that investigate all aspects of the field, from the molecule to the mind. The programme is unique in its interdisciplinary perspective that incorporates the fields of neuroscience, neurology, psychology, behavioural economics, linguistics, logic, computation and philosophy.

The brain is an immensely powerful and intricate processing device dedicated to the selection, perception, transformation and storage of the indispensable information we use to interact with our ever-changing, dynamic environment.

Studying Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Amsterdam ... [-]

MSc Business Economics: Competition Law and Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This one year research based Master programme has a strong international focus on the functioning of organisations in regulated competitive environments. [+]

This one year research based Master programme has a strong international focus on the functioning of organisations in regulated competitive environments.

Competition is one of the prime organising principles of a market economy. Companies perform better because of it; laws protect its processes, and international institutions enforce these laws when competition comes under threat.

In the Competition Law and Economics track, students of the Business Economics Master’s programme learn to understand the intricacies of competition and the regulations that govern it. A track for future business leaders and policy makers that would enjoy working in and with competitive markets.

Combine economics classes with courses in law by the Amsterdam Law School; Prepare for a career in large corporations, specialised consultancies, dedicated NGO’s and competition agencies worldwide, or in parts of government concerned with competition and regulation; Enjoy a strong research focus, highly qualified international staff and passionate discussion with fellow students from competitive economies over the world. The programme in brief ... [-]

MSc Business Economics: Managerial Economics and Strategy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Managerial Economics and Strategy track of the Business Economics Master's programme focuses on the economic performance of organisations. [+]

The Managerial Economics and Strategy track of the Business Economics Master's programme focuses on the economic performance of organisations. It provides you with the broad range of skills, the in-depth knowledge and the international expertise that you will need in your career. You'll acquire the knowledge you need to understand the design of firms and other types of organisations.

Prepare for a career in the business world or public sector; Benefit from studying in a faculty with major strengths in Business Administration and Economics and Econometrics; Follow one of our specialised tracks and become a financial expert, a leading consultant in economic performance, or a specialist in real estate finance. ... [-]

MSc Communication Science: Entertainment Communication

Campus Full time Part time February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The Entertainment Communication track trains you to meet this growing need for knowledge and advice. [+]

Many organisations in society, including commercial companies, broadcasters, governments and educational institutions, have a genuine need for knowledge about entertainment media. With the growth of new media, users now engage with entertainment media wherever and whenever.

That is why advertisers, the creative industry, and broadcasters feel increasingly compelled to tailor their products and want up-to-date scientific knowledge about media preferences.

The Entertainment Communication track, with its roots in media psychology, trains you to meet this growing need for knowledge and advice.

This track focuses on the experience, role, and impact of entertainment media on a range of different groups and individuals. Young people are among the earliest adopters of new technologies. Whether sharing videos on Vine, posting images on Instagram, or streaming movies on Netflix, young people have integrated entertainment media seamlessly into their daily activities. As such, special attention is paid to this critical audience throughout the Entertainment Communication coursework.... [-]


MSc Cultural and Social Anthropology

Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s program in Cultural and Social Anthropology at the UvA is a broadly focused one-year Master’s program in which you design and conduct high-quality anthropological research. [+]

The Master’s program in Cultural and Social Anthropology at the UvA is a broadly focused one-year Master’s program in which you design and conduct high-quality anthropological research. Questions of globalization, identity, and authenticity, migration, citizenship, but also of transnational relations, development, and myths of progress are at the heart of this program.

Contemporary Cultural and Social Anthropology aims to understand and explain particular ways of living and behaving in societies all over the world, among different groups of people. How do people relate to each other and their social and material environment?

The Master’s in Cultural and Social Anthropology is a broad, one-year program in which you design and conduct your own high-quality anthropological research. After completing a period of twelve weeks of fieldwork, you are expected to write a well-argued thesis. This program is designed to transform you into an active participant in the production of anthropological knowledge and the principles and practices of the discipline. A distinctive feature of this program is the relative freedom in choosing the topic for your Master’s thesis. In terms of regional focus, there are also many options, as there is a wide range of regional specializations among the Cultural and Social Anthropology staff, who can support and supervise your project.... [-]


MSc Earth Sciences: Environmental Management

Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This Master's track combines an education in geo-ecological science with interdisciplinary skills. You will learn to apply your knowledge of earth sciences in a professional setting and are trained to tackle environmental problems while working in teams with other specialists. [+]

This Master's track combines an education in geo-ecological science with interdisciplinary skills. You will learn to apply your knowledge of earth sciences in a professional setting and are trained to tackle environmental problems while working in teams with other specialists.

Environmental Management is a two-year programme (120 EC) with 30-36 EC dedicated to compulsory courses, an independent Master’s research project (36 EC) as well as an internship in corporate consultancy, civil society or a governmental organisation (at least 18EC).

An additional 30-36 EC can be devoted to either elective courses or a minor (Science for Sustainability minor is recommended).

Why specialise in Environmental Management? ... [-]

MSc Earth Sciences: Future Planet Ecosystem Science

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the two-year track Future Planet Ecosystem Science of the Master’s programme Earth Sciences, you will learn quantitative methods and gain an in-depth understanding of concepts of geo-ecological systems, essential to face the grand challenges regarding global change, the management of ecosystems, and their services upon which humans rely. [+]

In the two-year track Future Planet Ecosystem Science of the Master’s programme Earth Sciences, you will learn quantitative methods and gain an in-depth understanding of concepts of geo-ecological systems, essential to face the grand challenges regarding global change, the management of ecosystems, and their services upon which humans rely.

Future Planet Ecosystem Science is a two-year programme (120 EC) with 30 EC dedicated to compulsory courses, a literature study (6 EC) and an independent Master’s research project (at least 48 EC). An additional 36 EC can be devoted to either elective courses, a second research project, a minor (Tesla minor or the Science for Sustainability minor), or an internship in corporate consultancy, civil society or a governmental organisation.... [-]


MSc Earth Sciences: Geo-ecological Dynamics

Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the track Geo-ecological Dynamics you will deepen your understanding of the different processes that play an important role in the functioning of geo-ecological systems that are strongly affected by global change. [+]

In the track Geo-ecological Dynamics you will deepen your understanding of the different processes that play an important role in the functioning of geo-ecological systems that are strongly affected by global change. At scales varying from the molecule to the globe, you will study the dynamics of landscapes and geo-ecosystems of terrestrial environments and adjacent aquatic systems based on fieldwork, in the laboratory, with computational methods, or a combination of these.

Geo-ecological Dynamics is a two-year programme (120 EC) with 30 EC dedicated to compulsory courses, a literature study (12 EC) and an independent Master’s research project (at least 48 EC). An additional 30 EC can be devoted to either elective courses, a minor (e.g. the Science for Sustainability minor), or an internship in corporate consultancy, civil society or a governmental organisation.... [-]


MSc Econometrics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master in Econometrics (MSc) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) deals with statistical modelling, estimation and testing of economic models using economic and financial time series data. [+]

The Master in Econometrics (MSc) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) deals with statistical modelling, estimation and testing of economic models using economic and financial time series data.

Unravel economic complexities in data, theories and markets

UvA Econometrics offers five tracks where you can explore different specialisations in Econometrics. The Econometrics track explores economic complexity, Big Data delves into correlating and interpreting the petabytes of data generated every day by social media and the internet, Financial Econometrics studies the techniques used to analyse financial markets, Mathematical Econometrics looks at the complex calculations governing markets and pricing structures, and finally there is the Free Track for students with an independent approach to their studies who want to choose their own path in econometrics.... [-]


MSc Econometrics: Big Data Business Analytics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Big Data Business Analytics track of the Master’s in Econometrics programme is designed with the help of leading Big Data companies to connect one of the most promising developments in today's business with the econometrics curriculum. [+]

The Big Data Business Analytics track of the Master’s in Econometrics programme is designed with the help of leading Big Data companies to connect one of the most promising developments in today's business with the econometrics curriculum. Unravel and interpret correlations among the petabytes of complex data generated every day by social media and the internet in general.

Prepare for a career as a Big Data specialist in the economics and business environment; acquire a deep insight into developments that are revolutionising today's economy; become an expert in a new field that taps into the surge of consumer data. The programme in brief

To fully grasp the new phenomenon of Big Data, the Big Data Business Analytics track provides you with the skills, expertise and techniques that are required to apply robust statistical methods, to be used in exploring all topics, research and issues relevant to the discipline. Study the correlations between data flows for predictive purposes and apply game theory to social media and the internet. The multidisciplinary character of the programme is reflected in the wide range of courses you can take, such as: General Equilibrium Theory, Micro-Econometrics, Financial Mathematics for Insurance, and Quantitative Marketing.... [-]


MSc Econometrics: Free Track

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the Free track of the Econometrics Master’s programme, you'll choose your own path in econometrics. It caters to students with an independent mindset, leaving you to pick the intellectual challenges you desire from all of the four themed econometrics tracks. [+]

In the Free track of the Econometrics Master’s programme, you'll choose your own path in econometrics. It caters to students with an independent mindset, leaving you to pick the intellectual challenges you desire from all of the four themed econometrics tracks. With an excellent teaching staff and a high regard for critical thought, you're sure to find challenging discussions, rewarding research and an overall unforgettable experience. Build your own programme by combining the intellectual challenges you're looking for; prepare for a career in the field of business, in academic research, or both; become your own kind of econometrician and stand out in the field.

The Amsterdam School of Economics' Master’s in Econometrics provides a balanced and rigorous training in the quantitative analysis of problems in economics and finance. You will become fluent in the application of advanced mathematical and statistical methods, supported by modern software packages such as E-Views and Matlab. The multidisciplinary one-year programme consists of advanced courses in both mathematical economics and econometrics.... [-]


MSc Econometrics: Mathematical Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Mathematical Economics track of the Econometrics Master’s programme is dedicated to Economic Theory and focuses on the complex calculations that govern today's advanced market configurations and pricing structures. With an excellent teaching staff and a high regard for critical thought, you're sure to find challenging discussions, rewarding research and an overall unforgettable experience. [+]

Focus on the complex calculations governing today's markets

The Mathematical Economics track of the Econometrics Master’s programme is dedicated to Economic Theory and focuses on the complex calculations that govern today's advanced market configurations and pricing structures. With an excellent teaching staff and a high regard for critical thought, you're sure to find challenging discussions, rewarding research and an overall unforgettable experience.

Gain deep insight into the behaviour of companies, governments, financial traders and private consumers in different market circumstances and dynamics; acquire the skills necessary for mathematical and statistical modelling; become an expert in the mechanics that channel contemporary auctioning and model dynamic economic behaviour. ... [-]

MSc Economics: Behavioural Economics & Game Theory

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Behavioural Economics & Game Theory track in the Economics Master's programme focuses on the psychology of economic behaviour. In reality, most decisions are not based on calculated optimal behaviour but on psychological, social, cognitive and emotional factors that frame the problem before arriving at a decision. [+]

The Behavioural Economics & Game Theory track in the Economics Master's programme focuses on the psychology of economic behaviour. In reality, most decisions are not based on calculated optimal behaviour but on psychological, social, cognitive and emotional factors that frame the problem before arriving at a decision. Delve into these hidden motives in this single-year Master’s track.

Distinguished professors at the Amsterdam School of Economics combine eminent teaching skills with an active research agenda, resulting in a programme that is both knowledge-intensive and research-based. You won't regret following the Behavioural Economics & Game Theory track of the Economics Master's programme in Amsterdam.... [-]


MSc Economics: Development Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Development Economics track of the Master’s programme in Economics gives you the in-depth knowledge and expertise to help spur growth in developing economies. Learn how to shape emerging markets, formulate your balanced and critical views on matters of policy and discover complex interdependencies. [+]

The Development Economics track of the Master’s programme in Economics gives you the in-depth knowledge and expertise to help spur growth in developing economies. Learn how to shape emerging markets, formulate your balanced and critical views on matters of policy and discover complex interdependencies.

Programme Structure

The Master of Science in Economics is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0,5 US credit). The course schedule is listed below. The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three periods. Please refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates.

First semester

In the first period you will acquire an advanced level of understanding of the core of economics: Microeconomics & Game Theory, Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics. During this first part you will choose your specialisation track; in the second part of the first semester you will enroll in the first three specialisation courses.... [-]


MSc Economics: International Economics & Globalisation

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The track International Economics & Globalisation in the Master’s programme in Economics offers a fascinating analysis of current developments in the global economy. Study the effect of the fast economic growth in India and China on international trade relations as well as the impact of globalisation on income inequality. [+]

The track International Economics & Globalisation in the Master’s programme in Economics offers a fascinating analysis of current developments in the global economy. Study the effect of the fast economic growth in India and China on international trade relations as well as the impact of globalisation on income inequality. Learn all about today’s pressing debates and formulate your own positions, based on literature as well as field research.

Distinguished professors at the Amsterdam School of Economics combine eminent teaching skills with an active research agenda, resulting in a programme that is both knowledge-intensive and research-based. You won't regret choosing the International Economics and Globalisation track of the Economics Master’s programme in Amsterdam.... [-]


MSc Economics: Markets and Regulation

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This one year research based Master programme has a strong international focus on functioning of markets and their regulation. [+]

This one year research based Master programme has a strong international focus on functioning of markets and their regulation.

Programme Structure

The Master of Science in Economics is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0,5 US credit). The course schedule is listed below. The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three periods. Please refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates.

First semester

In the first period you will acquire an advanced level of understanding of the core of economics: Microeconomics & Game Theory, Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics. During this first part you will choose your specialisation track. In the second part of the first semester you will enrol in the first three specialisation courses, Advanced Industrial Organization and Regulation, followed by the intensive course Empirical Market Analysis.... [-]


MSc Economics: Monetary Policy and Banking

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Distinguished professors at the Amsterdam School of Economics combine eminent teaching skills with an active research agenda, resulting in a programme that is both knowledge-intensive and research-based. You won't regret following the Monetary Policy & Banking track of the Economics MSc in Amsterdam. [+]

Distinguished professors at the Amsterdam School of Economics combine eminent teaching skills with an active research agenda, resulting in a programme that is both knowledge-intensive and research-based. You won't regret following the Monetary Policy & Banking track of the Economics MSc in Amsterdam.

Programme Structure

The Master of Science in Economics is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0.5 US credits). The course schedule is listed below. The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three periods. Please refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates.

First semester

In the first period you will acquire an advanced level of understanding of the core of economics: Microeconomics & Game Theory, Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics. During this first part you will choose your specialisation track; in the second part of the first semester you will enroll in the first three specialisation courses: Monetary Theory, International Finance and Financial Institutions & Banking.... [-]


MSc Economics: Public Policy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Distinguished professors at the Amsterdam School of Economics combine eminent teaching skills with an active research agenda, resulting in a programme that is both knowledge-intensive and research-based. You won't regret following the Public Policy track of the Economics Master’s programme in Amsterdam. [+]

Distinguished professors at the Amsterdam School of Economics combine eminent teaching skills with an active research agenda, resulting in a programme that is both knowledge-intensive and research-based. You won't regret following the Public Policy track of the Economics Master’s programme in Amsterdam.

Programme Structure

The Master of Science in Economics is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0,5 US credit). The course schedule is listed below. The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three study periods. Please refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates.

First semester

In the first period you will acquire an advanced level of understanding of the core of economics: Microeconomics & Game Theory, Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics. During this first part you will choose your specialisation track; in the second part of the first semester you will enroll in the first three specialisation courses.... [-]


MSc Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This programme will give you a profound academic grasp of entrepreneurship and will hone your entrepreneurial skill set. This powerful combination of knowledge and skills will appeal to creative and ambitious students. [+]

As two leading Dutch universities, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU University Amsterdam jointly deliver a unique Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship in one of Europe’s business hubs - Amsterdam. This programme will give you a profound academic grasp of entrepreneurship and will hone your entrepreneurial skill set.

This powerful combination of knowledge and skills will appeal to creative and ambitious students. At the same time these are also competencies that are much in demand with employers who see entrepreneurship as crucial to their ability to create social and economic value.

About the programme

Entrepreneurship has become a mature academic discipline. The UvA and VU University Amsterdam have combined their expertise in this area to create an internationally relevant Master’s programme. This programme will expose you to two distinct academic cultures, which challenges you to look further and prepares you for the demands of entrepreneurial practice.... [-]


MSc Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This programme concentrates on financial markets and the financial decision making of firms and investors. It provides you with the broad range of skills, the in-depth knowledge and the international expertise that you will need in your career. [+]

The MSc Finance concentrates on the many aspects of the financial field such as financial markets and the financial decision making of firms and investors. It provides you with the broad range of skills, the in-depth knowledge and the international expertise that you will need in your financial career.

Gain a deep understanding of financial decision making and markets by choosing one of the five tracks of this fascinating Master's programme and become a financial expert.

Prepare for a career in the financial or business world; benefit from studying in a faculty with major strengths in the world of finance. One Master's programme, five tracks

The Finance master’s programme consists of five top-level academic specialisation tracks that build on the strengths of the Finance Group:... [-]


MSc Human Geography: Economic Geography

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master Economic Geography focuses on how the globalised economy has affected the lives of people in different parts of the world. [+]

The Master Economic Geography focuses on how the globalised economy has affected the lives of people in different parts of the world. Processes of globalisation are deeply intertwined with changes in communication and transport technologies as well as with policies of de- and re-regulation. We will not only explore economic aspects of increasingly globalised production networks, but also their social impact.

Global economic integration has profoundly affected the lives of increasing numbers of people around the world, from Amsterdam to Phnom Penh and Mumbai to New York. Economic Geography at the UvA emphasizes the role of the institutional framework and its distinctive set of social and political relations to understand the rapidly changing global division of labour and ongoing struggles over power, profit, and socio-economic rights.... [-]


MSc Human Geography: Environmental Geography

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's in Environmental Geography focuses on human-ecosystem interactions and is well-placed to throw light on the daunting environmental challenges facing our planet. It could be argued that we have gone beyond the Earth’s carrying capacity and are approaching planetary boundaries. [+]

Environmental Geography: Governance for Sustainability

The Master's in Environmental Geography focuses on human-ecosystem interactions and is well-placed to throw light on the daunting environmental challenges facing our planet. It could be argued that we have gone beyond the Earth’s carrying capacity and are approaching planetary boundaries. Other arguments hold that human ingenuity will equip us to deal with new challenges in the future. This programme focuses on the relationship between humans and their ecosystems. This is done by taking a strong spatial perspective and researching the impact of both global and local environmental change on humans.

Climate change governance

The Master's in Environmental Geography will begin with a broad coverage of all the key issues and will then focus on climate change governance – the causes and impacts, politics, policies and measures that can deal with climate change. This programme will examine the causes of climate change and will focus on the dynamics of energy and land-use challenges. It will also consider the impacts of climate change and focus on changing hydrological regimes and their effect on global biodiversity, food, water, livelihoods and infrastructure at local and global levels.... [-]


MSc Human Geography: Political Geography

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's in Political Geography focuses on three core concepts (geopolitics, globalisation and governance) to explore the political geographies of our globalising world. These pertain to the dynamics of the spatialities of politics, including domestic politics, international relations and transnational politics, and how they can be understood through key geographical concepts such as territory, place, scale and network. [+]

Political Geography: Geopolitics, Globalisation and Governance

The Master's in Political Geography focuses on three core concepts (geopolitics, globalisation and governance) to explore the political geographies of our globalising world. These pertain to the dynamics of the spatialities of politics, including domestic politics, international relations and transnational politics, and how they can be understood through key geographical concepts such as territory, place, scale and network. The programme will assess theories and methods in these dynamic fields of scholarship and students will be familiarised with political geography and geopolitics before working on their thesis project in the field. Political Geography will examine the origins, trajectory and contemporary significance of geopolitics, and the varieties of geopolitical approaches to the material and representational aspects of geopolitical agency.... [-]


MSc Human Geography: Urban Geography

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's in Urban Geography provides students with a better understanding of the global and local processes that shape cities today. The 21st century will undoubtedly be an urban age. [+]

The 21st century will undoubtedly be an urban age. Cities are celebrated as key engines for innovation and economic growth in the global economy and have also been rediscovered as attractive places to live, work and play. Local housing markets are attracting international investment and gentrification is revitalizing formerly run-down urban areas. Yet, this representation of urban life and cities as places of infinite opportunities is only one side of the story. It is increasingly clear that not all cities share in this success story.

Urbanization is, in fact, highly uneven and urban economic growth even more so. Moreover, we see growing disparities within cities. Processes of polarisation, segregation, fragmentation and privatisation of the urban landscape form substantial political and social challenges for urban governments and local residents.... [-]


MSc in Accountancy and Control

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

The Master's programme in Accountancy & Control offers two top-level academic specialisation tracks: Accountancy and Control. [+]

One Master's programme, two tracks

The Master's programme in Accountancy & Control offers two top-level academic specialisation tracks:

Accountancy Control

Both tracks offer a common knowledge base in Accountancy and Control, as well as in-depth specialised courses and subject matter.

Degree

After successful completion of this programme, you will receive an accredited Master’s degree in Accountancy and Control and the title Master of Science (MSc).

The Amsterdam Business School

The Amsterdam Business School at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has an excellent reputation, with an international focus and many highly reputable researchers and teachers. The UvA, placed 57th in the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, is a challenging environment where critical thinking and an independent and inquisitive mind can roam free. ... [-]


MSc in Artificial Intelligence

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme in Amsterdam has a technical approach towards AI research. It is a joint programme (from September 2015 onwards) of both the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. This collaboration guarantees a wide range of topics, all taught by researchers who are experts in their field. [+]

Artificial Intelligence is widely adopted in our society: control mechanisms in airplanes, smart cameras and surveillance systems or robotics in industry. All these applications are based on AI methods to interpret information of different modalities and use it to enable intelligent and goal-directed behaviour.

Artificial Intelligence in Amsterdam

The Master's programme in Amsterdam has a technical approach towards AI research. It is a joint programme (from September 2015 onwards) of both the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. This collaboration guarantees a wide range of topics, all taught by researchers who are experts in their field.

Core topics

To provide all students with a full understanding of the spectrum, the programme starts with the following courses on core topics in Artificial Intelligence:... [-]


MSc in Biological Sciences - Ecology and Evolution

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The aim of the two-year track Ecology and Evolution in the Master's program Biological Sciences is to promote understanding of the relationships between living organisms, the evolution of species and the function of ecosystems, in order to contribute to more sustainability on earth. [+]

The aim of the two-year track Ecology and Evolution in the Master's program Biological Sciences is to promote understanding of the relationships between living organisms, the evolution of species and the function of ecosystems, in order to contribute to more sustainability on earth.

Ecology and Evolution at the UvA is the study for you, if you are looking for expert training to thoroughly understand how plant and animal species originate and together shape communities that inhabit the ecosystems on our planet; want to explore the options to improve and protect the earth's biodiversity; are interested in a wide choice of courses and internships in the Netherlands, Europe or anywhere in the world. What does Ecology and Evolution at the UvA have to offer me? ... [-]

MSc in Biological Sciences - Freshwater & Marine Biology

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the two-year track Freshwater & Marine Biology in the Master’s programme Biological Sciences you will immerse yourself in research ranging from tropical marine biology to the ecology of wetlands ecosystems. [+]

Biological Sciences: Freshwater & Marine Biology (formerly: Limnology and Oceanography) (MSc)

Water covers about 70% of our planet and sets it apart from every other planet we know. Water plays an important role in the global climate and is a source of food, minerals, energy and recreation. Aquatic ecosystems teem with organisms, ranging from tiny phytoplankton and zooplankton to coral, fish, and whales. Unfortunately, aquatic ecosystems are also used as ‘dumping grounds' for much of society's waste and are profoundly affected by global change. In the two-year track Freshwater & Marine Biology in the Master’s programme Biological Sciences you will immerse yourself in research ranging from tropical marine biology to the ecology of wetlands ecosystems.... [-]


MSc in Biological Sciences - General Biology

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year track General Biology in the Master’s programme Biological Sciences is designed for students who do not wish to restrict their focus to one subject in the field of biology. [+]

The two-year track General Biology in the Master’s programme Biological Sciences is designed for students who do not wish to restrict their focus to one subject in the field of biology. Your study may cover topics such the molecular mechanisms of a virus or the population dynamics of African elephants.

Is General Biology at the UvA the study for you?

It is, if you:

have a solid background in biology plan to work in areas where a broad knowledge of biology will be useful want to learn to address issues of global interest are looking specifically for much freedom to compile your own programme want the advantages of a small-scale programme, where students and staff all know each other. What does General Biology at the UvA have to offer me? ... [-]

MSc in Biological Sciences: Green Life Sciences

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year track Green Life Sciences in the Biological Sciences Master’s programme is a research oriented programme that focuses on studying plants and their interactions with the environment at the molecular level. [+]

The two-year track Green Life Sciences in the Biological Sciences Master’s programme is a research oriented programme that focuses on studying plants and their interactions with the environment at the molecular level.

The study programme gives you the opportunity to combine fundamental and applied training in molecular biology, chemical ecology, ecogenomics, biotechnology, plant breeding, phytopathology, pest control, cell and population biology. This enables you to develop an integrated view of the functioning of plants and to gain skills required for modern research.

Is Green Life Sciences at the UvA the study for you?

It is, if you:

are interested in how organisms function at a genetic, biochemical and cellular level and how this translates to their ecology, evolution and usage. want to learn how plants cope with abiotic stress such as drought or high salt levels in the soil, which is an increasing problem in agriculture. want to investigate how pathogens and plagues (insects, mites) affect the plants’ immune system. want to study how outbreaks of pests can be predicted and circumvented, and how natural enemies can be used for pest control. want to research the underlying mechanisms that lead to an enormous diversity of inflorescence and flower architectures in nature, which is in sharp contrast with the high conservation of gene and genome sequences. are interested in the role of epigenetic mechanisms and chromatin structure in gene/genome regulation. want to become an independent researcher by taking part in internships with internationally renowned scientists. have the ambition to get down... [-]

MSc in Business Administration: Digital Business

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mind-set to an international career in business. [+]

The MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mind-set to an international career in business. You will gain a deep understanding of management in one of the seven specialisations you can choose from. You will be challenged to solve real-life cases presented by our corporate partners.

In many industries including banks, retail, music and bookings, the products, services and marketing have become increasingly digital. This digital revolution has transformed the very nature of these industries and the way they compete. Future managers need to understand the economics, business practices and the basics of the technology to be successful. If you want to start your career as a boundary spanner between the developers of apps and other online services and commercial and marketing activities this track is a great choice.... [-]


MSc in Business Administration: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mind-set to an international career in business. [+]

The MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mind-set to an international career in business. You will gain a deep understanding of management in one of the seven specialisations you can choose from. You will be challenged to solve real-life cases presented by our corporate partners.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation track is one of seven possible specialisation tracks in the Business Administration Master’s programme. If you are a dynamic and creative person whose ambition is to apply these skills in a business environment, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation track at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is the ideal outlet for your creativity.... [-]


MSc in Business Administration: Entrepreneurship and Management in the Creative Industries

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This one-year programme has a strong international focus and reflects a research-based approach to the field of Business Administration, in general, and EMCI, in particular. Whether you wish to be directly involved in one of the creative industries or to apply the lessons learned from them to other sectors, the EMCI track will provide you with the perfect grounding. [+]

This one-year programme has a strong international focus and reflects a research-based approach to the field of Business Administration, in general, and EMCI, in particular. Whether you wish to be directly involved in one of the creative industries or to apply the lessons learned from them to other sectors, the EMCI track will provide you with the perfect grounding.

About this track

This one-year Master's programme involves courses that revolve around the core concepts of creativity and innovation. The Theories of EMCI course addresses the question: what makes creative industries different from normal industries? It covers classic industries, such as painting and theatre, as well as more recent ones, like film and computer games.... [-]


MSc in Business Administration: International Management

Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The International Management track is one of seven possible specialisation tracks in the Business Administration Master’s programme. [+]

The International Management track is one of seven possible specialisation tracks in the Business Administration Master’s programme. If you seek a career that takes you to different parts of the world and allows you to exert influence across borders, the International Management track at the UvA's Amsterdam Business School (ABS) will undoubtedly appeal to you.

Customise the programme by choosing from a selection of more than 20 elective courses; prepare for your career with real-world case studies and top-level guest lectures; benefit from a strong research focus, qualified, international staff and fellow students from all over the world. Business Administration: International Management ... [-]

MSc in Business Administration: Leadership and Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This one-year programme is for those who wish to pursue their career in leadership and management. The track will equip you with the academic knowledge you need on how to lead and manage people responsibly and successfully. [+]

This one-year programme is for those who wish to pursue their career in leadership and management. The track will equip you with the academic knowledge you need on how to lead and manage people responsibly and successfully.

We are in close contact with those responsible for leadership, management and change in organisations and our courses are constantly evolving to keep up to date with changes in the business world. Your chances in the job market upon finishing this track lie in management consulting, general management, management development, human resource management, and recruitment and talent management.

About this track

Starting from the premise that people are central to any organisation’s success, this one-year Master's programme involves courses in Theories of Leadership and Management, Managing People Strategically and Leadership.... [-]


MSc in Business Administration: Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Marketing track will provide you with the insights needed to identify marketing opportunities and develop effective implementation strategies. [+]

This one-year programme has a strong international focus and reflects a research-based approach to the field of Business Administration, in general, and Marketing, in particular. Marketing is an exciting aspect of today’s business world, whose ever-changing environment and new technologies are changing the way we think about and implement marketing decisions.

The Marketing track will provide you with the insights needed to identify marketing opportunities and develop effective implementation strategies.

About this track

This one-year Master's programme involves three core courses: Theories of Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Strategy. Theories of Marketing focuses on the key and emerging theories that are shaping marketing management and marketing thought today. It gives a state of the art overview of where marketing academic thinking started and what research is now being conducted regarding the most pressing marketing issues for Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) these days. The Consumer Behaviour course provides insights into how people behave as consumers and discusses the theoretical and managerial implications of such behaviour for firms. During the Marketing Strategy course, you will learn to apply strategic marketing frameworks and thinking to different marketing issues, developing evidence-based solutions to complex problems.... [-]


MSc in Business Administration: Strategy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Strategy track is concerned with the big picture: you will study firms’ strategic decisions on the basis of leading-edge theories of competition and organisation and will apply these theories to real world cases. [+]

The Strategy track in the Amsterdam Business School’s Master’s programme in Business Administration: Strategy is your launch pad to a rewarding career in management, consultancy and/or international business.

The one-year programme has a strong international focus and reflects a research-based approach to the field of Business Administration, in general, and Strategy, in particular. The Strategy track is concerned with the big picture: you will study firms’ strategic decisions on the basis of leading-edge theories of competition and organisation and will apply these theories to real world cases.

About this track

The one-year Master's programme offers track-specific courses in Theories of Strategy, Strategy and Organisation Design and The Adaptive Organisation. The central theme of the Theories of Strategy course is the question of why some firms outperform others, drawing upon the classic work of Porter and the resource-based view, as well as recent theories based on cooperative game theory and evolutionary perspectives. In the other courses you will discuss the implementation of strategies and the design of effective organisational structures and control systems, including ways to help companies become more flexible.... [-]


MSc in Conflict Resolution and Governance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Conflict Resolution and Governance offers you an education on the broad spectrum of conflict resolution theory, research and practice. The causes, characteristics, significance, and consequences of conflicts are studied in relation to the dynamics of public governance. [+]

The Master’s in Conflict Resolution and Governance offers you an education on the broad spectrum of conflict resolution theory, research and practice. The causes, characteristics, significance, and consequences of conflicts are studied in relation to the dynamics of public governance. You will learn how to analyze conflicts, negotiate their resolution and link conflict research with its practice.

Would you like to know more about conflicts? Their shifts in character and significance? The possibilities for actions in real-life situations? And how to transform conflict into a resource for democratic governance?

The Conflict Resolution and Governance program provides you with a foundation in theory and research that helps you analyze conflicts and conflict resolution efforts in relation to the dynamics of public governance.... [-]


MSc in Cultural and Social Anthropology: Applied Anthropology

Campus Full time 12  September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

For students who wish to conduct research that has an applied character aimed at solving problems or contributing understanding where this is directly needed, we offer the possibility to specialize in Applied Anthropology. [+]

For students who wish to conduct research that has an applied character aimed at solving problems or contributing understanding where this is directly needed, we offer the possibility to specialize in Applied Anthropology.

In this kind of research, the methods and theories of anthropological research are used to provide insights and suggestions to practical problems with which non-anthropological parties such as governments, companies, NGOs or other organizations are confronted. Students carry out research in collaboration with such organizations. As part of answering their research questions students study the problem as well as the organization: an in-depth understanding of the organization’s interests, culture and morals is needed to understand how its members perceive the problem they want solved.... [-]


MSc in Finance: Asset Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Household savings are pooled by mutual funds, who invest them in stocks, bonds, real estate, hedge funds, and other assets with the purpose of generating good returns given a chosen level of risk. [+]

How should institutional investors invest their clients’ money? How can pensions funds structure their investment portfolio to achieve optimal asset liability structures? Should you hedge currency risk? How do we price securities? What is the effect of high frequency trading on financial markets? Asset management (or investment management) studies portfolios of assets, typically including stocks, bonds and cash, for individuals or companies.

Household savings are pooled by mutual funds, who invest them in stocks, bonds, real estate, hedge funds, and other assets with the purpose of generating good returns given a chosen level of risk. Pension funds invest retirement contributions to generate long-term funds for future pensions payments. Hedge funds raise funds with the purpose of generating high returns by taking advantage of arbitrage opportunities in capital markets. What are sound strategies for each of these companies? What drives the prices of the securities (including derivatives) that they use? These questions are yours to discuss in the Asset Management track.... [-]


MSc in Finance: Banking and Regulation

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

How should banks be managed? What is the real purpose of banks? How should we regulate the banking sector? These questions are at the core of the Banking and Regulation track in the Finance Master’s programme. The global financial crisis of 2008 resulted in a strong demand for academics, policymakers and practitioners to help secure micro and macro-prudential regulation of the modern banking sector. [+]

How should banks be managed? What is the real purpose of banks? How should we regulate the banking sector? These questions are at the core of the Banking and Regulation track in the Finance Master’s programme. The global financial crisis of 2008 resulted in a strong demand for academics, policymakers and practitioners to help secure micro and macro-prudential regulation of the modern banking sector.

Banks play an important role in our economy. The recent crisis has taught us a lot about the challenges that these institutions and their regulators now face. The Banking and Regulation track of the Master’s programme in Finance provides you with the theoretical foundation to analyse key issues and formulate your own motivated opinions on developments in banking, risk management, ethics, and financial regulation.... [-]


MSc in Finance: Corporate Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Corporate Finance track of the Master’s programme in Finance explores such decisions at length: from mergers & acquisitions structuring to restructuring from financial distress, from IPOs and seasoned equity offerings to capital structuring and valuation. [+]

Companies of any size continuously face financial decisions. The Corporate Finance track of the Master’s programme in Finance explores such decisions at length: from mergers & acquisitions structuring to restructuring from financial distress, from IPOs and seasoned equity offerings to capital structuring and valuation.

Do you have a sharp mind and a fascination with numbers and governance? Do you see yourself working with a bank or a consultancy firm? Then this may be your track within the Finance master’s programme.

Prepare for a career in the financial, consulting or business world; learn to analyse complex financial decisions to uncover the underlying forces; benefit from studying in a faculty with major strengths in the world of finance. ... [-]

MSc in Finance: Quantitative Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Quantitative Finance track is for students in Finance with strong analytical skills and an interest in (Big) Data analysis and applications in Finance. [+]

The Quantitative Finance track is for students in Finance with strong analytical skills and an interest in (Big) Data analysis and applications in Finance.

The skills and theory you’ll find here are highly relevant for finance disciplines such as risk management, asset management and investment banking. There is a large and growing demand for such analytical skills in the world of finance. Do you have a mind for mathematics and an interest for data driven analysis applied to financial decision making? This may well be the track for you.

Become fluent in complex risk modelling for regulatory regimes like Basel III; understand and help develop the role of big data in finance; launch your career at a faculty with a fine reputation in finance, big data and econometrics. ... [-]

MSc in Finance: Real Estate Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Real Estate Finance track in the Master’s programme in Finance grants an in-depth understanding of real estate in the context of international finance. [+]

The Real Estate Finance track in the Master’s programme in Finance grants an in-depth understanding of real estate in the context of international finance. Those with ambitions in finance or investment management must know how to evaluate property investments against equity, fixed income and other financial derivative-types.

The programme is also relevant for a career within the finance and real estate sectors in general. You will acquire the key applied, quantitative and conceptual skill sets needed to make complex decisions that are required in modern real estate finance and investment.

Prepare for a career in international finance or real estate agencies; benefit from studying at a faculty with major strengths in the world of finance; learn to understand and make substantial real estate decisions. Finance: Real Estate Finance ... [-]

MSc Information Studies: Data Science

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In a data rich world, data science is gaining a central position with an increasing potential value for businesses, science and society. Data scientists are needed to give meaning to the sea of data that surrounds us. [+]

In a data rich world, data science is gaining a central position with an increasing potential value for businesses, science and society. Data scientists are needed to give meaning to the sea of data that surrounds us. With the launch of the innovative and interdisciplinary Data Science track in the Information Studies Master's Programme, the UvA now makes it possible for you to become a skilful expert in this field. This Master’s programme has been developed in collaboration with VU University and Amsterdam Data Science.

Courses are taught by an international team of top scientists and experts from all collaborating institutions.

During this one-year Master’s programme in Data Science you will: delve into the main theories and tools used in the field of data science, and develop an integrated view on the latest developments and future possibilities of Data Science in society; learn how to translate scientific, societal, and business challenges into data-related questions, identify solutions that are methodologically sound, while taking the ethical and legal aspects into account, communicate results and make well-founded decisions; work together with an international group of students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds; conduct and evaluate data science projects in a broad range of domains. Is Data Science at the UvA the study for me? ... [-]

MSc in Information Studies

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

Information studies is a broad and interdisciplinary field, primarily concerned with the analysis, collection, classification, manipulation, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information. [+]

Information studies is a broad and interdisciplinary field, primarily concerned with the analysis, collection, classification, manipulation, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information. It examines the interaction between people, organisations and any existing information systems, with the aim of creating, replacing, improving or understanding information systems.

Information studies tackles systemic problems first rather than individual pieces of technology within that system: it focuses on understanding information problems from the perspective of the stakeholders involved, and then applying technologies as needed. Not only aspects of computer science are incorporated, but also aspects of research fields like cognitive science, commerce, communications, management, philosophy, public policy, and the social sciences.... [-]


MSc in Information Studies: Information Systems

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

As of 2018-2019 the tracks Human Centred Multimedia and Business Information Systems will be merged in the interdisciplinary Information System (IS) track of the Master's Information Studies. [+]

As of 2018-2019 the tracks Human Centred Multimedia and Business Information Systems will be merged in the interdisciplinary Information System (IS) track of the Master's Information Studies.

This new track is designed to give you the tools to analyse and create systems for the supply, storage and communication of information. IS is based on the intelligent communication between humans and information systems.

Information Systems is the Master's programme for you if: you are interested in the ways people interact with (new) technology and media, and how they are supported, hampered and influenced by them you want to analyse systems for the supply, storage and communication of information by means of various media (such as video, speech and text) you want to make connections between corporate/organisational management and the people responsible for developing technological solutions you want to translate user demands into innovative solutions The programme examines subjects like: media & sensor technology information retrieval semantic web technology mobile systems gaming privacy innovation & design thinking cognitive tools ... [-]

MSc in Logic

Campus Full time Part time 24 months February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The MSc Logic enjoys a strong international reputation as an excellent research training programme. Graduates of the programme frequently move on to become key players in the international logical research community. [+]

Logic is an interdisciplinary and international two-year Master's programme that focuses on the central role of logic as mediator between the sciences and the humanities.

The MSc Logic enjoys a strong international reputation as an excellent research training programme. Graduates of the programme frequently move on to become key players in the international logical research community.

The programme was established in 1995 by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), and remains firmly embedded in this research institute, with staff members from the fields of Computer Science, Philosophy, Cognitive Science, (Computational) Linguistics and Mathematics. The goal and the underlying spirit of the MSc Logic is to connect traditional fundamental research in the formal sciences with a wide variety of applications that range from Information Sciences to Linguistics and Philosophy.... [-]


MSc in Physics and Astronomy

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme Physics and Astronomy focuses both on fundamental research and its applications. You learn to test, explain and develop theories on physical phenomena, to conduct and evaluate experiments and astronomical observations, and to analyse and solve problems using scientific methods. [+]

The Master's programme Physics and Astronomy focuses both on fundamental research and its applications. You learn to test, explain and develop theories on physical phenomena, to conduct and evaluate experiments and astronomical observations, and to analyse and solve problems using scientific methods. The programme combines a broad understanding of physics and astronomy in general with in-depth knowledge of specific physics areas.

Internationally renowned

The UvA and VU are internationally renowned for their physics and astronomy research. Among past and present professors are several winners of the Spinoza Prize - often called the Dutch Nobel Prize: Ed van den Heuvel (Astronomy, 1995), Robbert Dijkgraaf (Mathematical Physics, 2003), Michiel van der Klis (Astronomy, 2004) and Erik Verlinde (Theoretical Physics, 2011).... [-]


MSc in Political Science

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Political Science at the University of Amsterdam investigates how ongoing social, economic, and political transformations affect local, national, European and global governance. Political Science offers five different specialisations: International Relations, Public Policy and Governance, Political Economy, Political Theory and European Politics and External Relations. [+]

Political Science at the University of Amsterdam investigates how ongoing social, economic, and political transformations affect local, national, European and global governance. Political Science offers five different specialisations: International Relations, Public Policy and Governance, Political Economy, Political Theory and European Politics and External Relations.

We study politics broadly, addressing interactions between the political system, the economy and civil society. A core theme of the teaching curriculum of the Department is Transnational Politics.

At the Graduate School of Social Sciences, we offer the following tracks in the Master’s programme in Political Science:... [-]


MSc in Psychology: Behavioural Data Science

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

Understanding data about human behaviour is an important and valuable skill in today's society. Companies, public institutions and governmental organizations — they all use the continuous stream of big data to describe and predict human behaviour. [+]

Understanding data about human behaviour is an important and valuable skill in today's society. Companies, public institutions and governmental organizations — they all use the continuous stream of big data to describe and predict human behaviour.

Behavioural Data Science

The police use data to predict risk of burglary by area and week of year, insurance companies adjust their prices based on client data, and schools adjust educational programmes based on what is known about student progress.

Leveraging the full potential of these massive amounts of behavioural data towards these goals greatly benefits from a thorough understanding of data science techniques and human behaviour modelling. The master's track Behavioural Data Science aims to combine these two. The programme assumes knowledge of psychology, research methodology, and applied statistics at an undergraduate level, and continues with training on advanced (big) data techniques, academic skills, as well as practical and professional skills.... [-]


MSc in Psychology: Brain & Cognition in Society

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Apply knowledge from the field of Brain and Cognitive Sciences to answer important societal questions. Students learn to set up applied experiments, and to translate empirical findings into practical advice. [+]

Apply knowledge from the field of Brain and Cognitive Sciences to answer important societal questions. Students learn to set up applied experiments, and to translate empirical findings into practical advice.

The brain and mind

Society's interest in the brain and mind has exploded in recent years. This is due in part to increased scientific knowledge about the relationship between cognitive functions, like attention and memory, and performance in every-day life, as well as to technological advances that have provided unprecedented insight into the brain’s workings and new methods that allow continuous monitoring of behavior or cognitive and bodily functions (e.g., internet, wearables, smartphone apps). The primary focus in the curriculum of the master track Brain and Cognition in Society is on how theoretical and methodological knowledge from the field of brain and cognition can contribute to answering societal questions.... [-]


MSc in Psychology: Coaching & Vitality in Organisations

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The track focuses on occupational health psychology, more specifically the psychology of interventions that promote the well-being and functioning of people at work. [+]

The track focuses on occupational health psychology, more specifically the psychology of interventions that promote the well-being and functioning of people at work. The background, development, and application of work-related coaching and other interventions (including mindfulness) play a key role in this track. Students also learn how to develop evidence-based approaches, introduce interventions and apply coaching techniques.

Which proactive and preventative steps can you take to ensure “healthy” career development? What can organisations do to contribute to job satisfaction and promote the long-term health and well-being of their employees? How can you return to work successfully and effectively after being absent due to work-related health problems? ... [-]

MSc in Psychology: Consultancy & Organisational Development

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The track focuses on organisational psychology; this discipline studies the relationship between employees and their social working environment (e.g., colleagues, supervisors, teams, organization as a whole). [+]

How can you successfully guide organisational change? How do you handle conflict in organizations? How do you create effective teams? How do you develop a learning organisation? How can you use individual employee’s potential when working in teams?

These questions are explored in the Consultancy & Organisational Development master's track.

The track focuses on organisational psychology; this discipline studies the relationship between employees and their social working environment (e.g., colleagues, supervisors, teams, organization as a whole).

Important topics in this field are:

Organisational culture and organisational change Cooperation within teams Leadership Social interaction Conflict management through negotiation Decision-making processes Team and organisational development ... [-]

MSc in Psychology: Cultural Psychology

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Department of Social Psychology offers an English-speaking master’s program in Cultural Psychology starting in September 2017. We invite ambitious Dutch and international students with a genuine interest in (cross-) cultural psychology to apply for this selective, one-year program. [+]

The Department of Social Psychology offers an English-speaking master’s program in Cultural Psychology starting in September 2017. We invite ambitious Dutch and international students with a genuine interest in (cross-) cultural psychology to apply for this selective, one-year program.

Program description

The program combines approaches from cultural and cross-cultural psychology and will deal with three central issues: 1) How does culture shape our psychological functioning? 2) What are the consequences of cultural similarities and/or differences for the individual, the group, and for intergroup relations, 3) How can we design and evaluate interventions and programs that are culturally sensitive?... [-]


MSc in Psychology: Development and Health Psychology

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Almost all children hate smoking, yet about a quarter of young adults take up smoking. What changed in-between childhood and adulthood and what can we do to prevent this behavior? [+]

Almost all children hate smoking, yet about a quarter of young adults take up smoking. What changed in-between childhood and adulthood and what can we do to prevent this behavior?

Similar questions can be asked for binge drinking, problematic use of drugs, and activities that started out as innocent fun, such as gaming, but that has become addictive. Further, overweight and obesity, even in young children, is one of the most important health problems in the western world with an enormous socio-economic impact. What can we do about that?

Another important topic for health is the role of stress in the development of these behaviors, as stress is widely acknowledged as one of the key contributors in developing addictive behaviors, and obesity. Also, stress is related to drop out of work and decreases in general well-being.... [-]


MSc in Psychology: Human Resource & Career Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This track focuses on personnel psychology, the discipline that examines individual processes within the organization. It is the study of how organizations hire and retain the right people for the right job. [+]

This track focuses on personnel psychology, the discipline that examines individual processes within the organization. It is the study of how organizations hire and retain the right people for the right job.

How do you recruit and select the right people for the right job? What are the best ways to retain, reward, and assess people? Do you influence your career choices or are they determined by others? What is required for a successful career these days and how can you help people achieve that?

Questions such as these are explored in the Human Resource & Career Management track.

Important topics in this field are:

Recruitment Psychological assessment and personnel selection Employee retention Performance appraisal Remuneration Career development Career planning Job market skills Study program ... [-]

MSc in Psychology: Social Influence

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Social Influence is an English-taught Master's track offered by the Department of Social Psychology. [+]

Social Influence is an English-taught Master's track offered by the Department of Social Psychology.

Why are some advertising campaigns effective and others are not? How do we encourage fewer people to cycle in pedestrian areas? How do we study the effectiveness of measures to prevent tax evasion? Social Influence

Many organisations and companies benefit from effectively influencing the behaviour of citizens or consumers: Politicians try to win votes, advertising agencies try to increase sales of a particular product, and municipalities try to discourage cycling in pedestrian areas. But what is the best way to approach this?

An evidence-based approach

For many years intuition, experience, and creativity were decisive factors when designing interventions in human behaviour. However, this did not always lead to effective interventions. A famous example of this concerns a unique forest in the United States: a sign was put up at the entrance informing people that a lot of petrified wood had gone missing as a result of vandalism and theft. However, this intervention actually led to moreof the wood being stolen (Cialdini et al., 2006). Closer to home there also are examples of well-known campaigns which are not always the most effective: a billboard with an image of Miffy proved to be more effective at increasing road safety than the “wordt geen slaaprijder” (don’t be a drowsy driver) campaign.... [-]


MSc in Security and Network Engineering

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

In a world that increasingly uses and depends on the technical ICT infrastructure, and where (cyber)security is an rising issue, Security and Network Engineers are indispensable in the efficient and effective functioning and innovation of this infrastructure. [+]

In a world that increasingly uses and depends on the technical ICT infrastructure, and where (cyber)security is an rising issue, Security and Network Engineers are indispensable in the efficient and effective functioning and innovation of this infrastructure. Their expertise in technical details and understanding of the goals and needs of organisations and society ensure the correct management of the infrastructure.

The Master’s programme Security and Network Engineering (SNE, formerly System and Network Engineering) is a time intensive one year course at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). It allows students to specialise in Security and Network Engineering on a more theoretical level. With security as a vocal point in the programme for the last thirteen years, it prepares students for realistic situations outside of academics.... [-]


MSc in Sociology: Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MSc in Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies covers the sociological and interdisciplinary understanding of employment relations, the organisation of work processes and the position of labour in the wider society. [+]

The MSc in Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies covers the sociological and interdisciplinary understanding of employment relations, the organisation of work processes and the position of labour in the wider society.

The programme in Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies has two distinctive features: (i) a strong focus on comparative analysis of issues concerning labour and organisation; and (ii) a special emphasis on processes of integration and convergence in world markets of both employment relations and organisational policies.

The programme

The programme offers a sociological approach to the study of modern capitalism by investigating cross-national differences within the institutional framework of market economies. It contributes to an understanding of the changing world of labour market institutions ranging from work-place practice, across union-employer bargaining to national welfare states and European social policies. Such institutions are fundamental to the wealth, power and patterns of inequality in the global economy. The programme also explores the institutional, cultural, social, and historical determinants of economic behaviour by looking at issues such as the regulations and norms in the labour market, informal norms in firms, and the effect of institutional path dependency on social capital, trust and networks.... [-]


MSc in Sociology: Social Problems and Social Policy

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Social Problems and Social Policy offers students an insight into the ways in which social problems are defined and tackled within contemporary welfare states, analysing the roles ascribed to citizens, professionals and other stakeholders within these processes. It considers the recent histories of various policy approaches and places these in a comparative European context. [+]

Social Problems and Social Policy offers students an insight into the ways in which social problems are defined and tackled within contemporary welfare states, analysing the roles ascribed to citizens, professionals and other stakeholders within these processes. It considers the recent histories of various policy approaches and places these in a comparative European context.

Social Problems and Social Policy combines a broad foundation of sociological theory and research methods training with a more specific focus on the construction of social problems and attempts by policymakers to solve these. The different components of the programme combine to enhance your skills in applying social theory to deconstruct contemporary social issues from a range of critical perspectives.... [-]


MSc in Software Engineering

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

You already know how to code. And over the years you've gained the necessary theoretical and practical experience. But you want more. You want to take your qualities as a software engineer to the next level. To work with other software engineers on realistic, complicated issues. To solve isolated technical problems, but also to operate within the whole dynamic and extensive field that software engineering is. To not just know the how, but to understand the why. [+]

You already know how to code. And over the years you've gained the necessary theoretical and practical experience. But you want more. You want to take your qualities as a software engineer to the next level. To work with other software engineers on realistic, complicated issues. To solve isolated technical problems, but also to operate within the whole dynamic and extensive field that software engineering is. To not just know the how, but to understand the why.

Is Software Engineering at the UvA the study for me?

It is, if you:

have a solid technological basis and a fundamental understanding of computer science and software want to study software engineering on an academic level are curious and like being challenged by complex software issues want to learn how to make thorough strategic decisions want to learn how to collaborate ánd negotiate effectively are critical, but also innovative and open for discussion What does Software Engineering at the UvA have to offer me? ... [-]

MSc in Urban Studies (by Research)

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master’s in Urban Studies deals with questions surrounding the increasing urbanisation of today’s world. Cities are characterised by economic, social, political and cultural opportunities, but also carry risks of social problems, inequality and security issues. In this programme, you will learn to research and analyse these challenges. [+]

The two-year Research Master’s in Urban Studies deals with questions surrounding the increasing urbanisation of today’s world. Cities are characterised by economic, social, political and cultural opportunities, but also carry risks of social problems, inequality and security issues. In this programme, you will learn to research and analyse these challenges.

The 21st century will be an urban century. Since 2008, more than half of the world population lives in urban areas, and this is expected to rise to sixty per cent in 2030. Cities are simultaneously considered to be engines of economic growth and social, cultural, and political opportunities, as well as places where problems and vulnerabilities such as insecurity and inequality concentrate.... [-]


MSc Logic: Logic and Computation

Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

All students are required to participate in the course ‘Logic, Language and Computation', which provides an introduction to the research areas that are being pursued at the ILLC. [+]

Logic is an interdisciplinary and international two-year Master's programme that focuses on the central role of logic as mediator between the sciences and the humanities. The MSc Logic enjoys a strong international reputation as an excellent research training programme. Graduates of the programme frequently move on to become key players in the international logical research community.

The programme was established in 1995 by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), and remains firmly embedded in this research institute, with staff members from the fields of Computer Science, Philosophy, Cognitive Science, (Computational) Linguistics and Mathematics. The goal and the underlying spirit of the MSc Logic is to connect traditional fundamental research in the formal sciences with a wide variety of applications that range from Information Sciences to Linguistics and Philosophy.... [-]


MSc Logic: Logic and Language

Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

Logic and Language track offers courses that focus on formal models for natural language semantics and computational linguistics. [+]

Logic is an interdisciplinary and international two-year Master's programme that focuses on the central role of logic as mediator between the sciences and the humanities. The MSc Logic enjoys a strong international reputation as an excellent research training programme. Graduates of the programme frequently move on to become key players in the international logical research community.

The programme was established in 1995 by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), and remains firmly embedded in this research institute, with staff members from the fields of Computer Science, Philosophy, Cognitive Science, (Computational) Linguistics and Mathematics. The goal and the underlying spirit of the MSc Logic is to connect traditional fundamental research in the formal sciences with a wide variety of applications that range from Information Sciences to Linguistics and Philosophy.... [-]


MSc Logic: Logic and Mathematics

Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

Courses offered in the track Logic and Mathematics focus on the mathematics of modal logic, mathematical analysis of games and set and model theory. [+]

Logic is an interdisciplinary and international two-year Master's programme that focuses on the central role of logic as mediator between the sciences and the humanities. The MSc Logic enjoys a strong international reputation as an excellent research training programme. Graduates of the programme frequently move on to become key players in the international logical research community.

The programme was established in 1995 by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), and remains firmly embedded in this research institute, with staff members from the fields of Computer Science, Philosophy, Cognitive Science, (Computational) Linguistics and Mathematics. The goal and the underlying spirit of the MSc Logic is to connect traditional fundamental research in the formal sciences with a wide variety of applications that range from Information Sciences to Linguistics and Philosophy.... [-]


MSc Logic: Logic and Philosophy

Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Courses in the track Logic and Philosophy focus on the philosophy of language and cognitive science. [+]

Logic is an interdisciplinary and international two-year Master's programme that focuses on the central role of logic as mediator between the sciences and the humanities. The MSc Logic enjoys a strong international reputation as an excellent research training programme. Graduates of the programme frequently move on to become key players in the international logical research community.

The programme was established in 1995 by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), and remains firmly embedded in this research institute, with staff members from the fields of Computer Science, Philosophy, Cognitive Science, (Computational) Linguistics and Mathematics. The goal and the underlying spirit of the MSc Logic is to connect traditional fundamental research in the formal sciences with a wide variety of applications that range from Information Sciences to Linguistics and Philosophy.... [-]


MSc Physics and Astronomy: Physics of Life and Health

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the two-year track Physics of Life and Health in the Master’s program Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will use the language of physics to explore the secrets of life processes. [+]

In the two-year track Physics of Life and Health in the Master’s program Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will use the language of physics to explore the secrets of life processes. Supported by the cutting-edge technologies available in our laboratories and by a series of theoretical classes delivered by our enthusiastic staff members, you can dive into the fascinating world of DNA unfolding, protein function, cell mechanics, tissue engineering, and organ function. You will learn about photonics and its use in the development of new imaging techniques; or you can choose to deepen your knowledge in the application of physics in the area of biomedical imaging and therapy, in close collaboration with the medical doctors of the two academic medical centers of Amsterdam.... [-]


MSc Physics and Astronomy: Science for Energy and Sustainability

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Science for Energy and Sustainability is a track in the Master's programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. [+]

Science for Energy and Sustainability is a track in the Master's programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate in Physics and Astronomy to graduates. As a Physics and Astronomy student in Amsterdam you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.

What does Science for Energy and Sustainability in Amsterdam have to offer me?

Science for Energy and Sustainability (SES) is an interdisciplinary 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy. It combines ‘hard’ scientific research with the analysis of societal issues, business models and government regulations. The programme allows for a flexible curriculum containing mostly physics or additional chemistry or business oriented courses; as such it covers a broad area of hot topics, such as:... [-]


MSc Political Science: European Politics and External Relations

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The European Politics and External Relations programme provides students with a thorough understanding of the politics and power of Europe in an increasingly diverse, interdependent, and multi-polar world. [+]

In the Master’s in European Politics and External Relations, you will analyse politics and power in Europe. The programme focuses on the challenges of Europe as a part of an increasingly interdependent, globalised and multi-polar world. You will be given the analytical, theoretical and empirical tools to develop a deeper understanding of the EU’s role as an international actor. You will also gain knowledge on both internal and external dimensions of EU policies such as for example the economic crisis, challenges surrounding security, the environment, the refugee crisis, the rise of populism, trade as well as the EU’s role in its immediate neighbourhood and the world and many more topics. Our teaching is research-led and our programme offers access to seminars and debates of the research community of ACCESS Europe.... [-]


MSc Political Science: Political Economy

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

How do global economic and political forces shape the lives and future of citizens, business, and civil society? Of political processes and government? This track focusses on the interaction of 'the economy' and 'politics', both broadly conceived. [+]

How do global economic and political forces shape the lives and future of citizens, business, and civil society? Of political processes and government? This track focusses on the interaction of 'the economy' and 'politics', both broadly conceived. It covers the ground from ‘economics for non-economists’ to understanding how the ‘rules of the game’ are shaped, to thinking about how an open global economy gives rise to ‘new’ conflicts and to a surge of new political movements. You will explore critical issues facing the developed and developing worlds, from Asia to Europe to the Americas - contemporary challenges such as migration, the struggle for development, or better financial market governance. We also explore policy challenges with an ethical dimension such as social policies or corporate power and social inequalities so as better to understand how this plays out in different political environments.... [-]


MSc Political Science: Political Theory

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme in Political Theory will teach you political theory and applied philosophy in a theoretical, practical and analytical way. You are challenged to critically analyse and reflect on current political contexts and social and political thought. [+]

The Master’s programme in Political Theory will teach you political theory and applied philosophy in a theoretical, practical and analytical way. You are challenged to critically analyse and reflect on current political contexts and social and political thought.

The Political Theory track provides students with the conceptual tool-kits to analyse the complex normative and methodological issues of contemporary political life. Students are encouraged to take an active role in critical reflection on political practices, institutional arrangements, and social science methods by building on a solid foundation in social and political thought. The track combines analytical rigor with policy relevance.... [-]


MSc Political Science: Public Policy and Governance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the Master’s in Public Policy and Governance, you will learn to critically analyze public policies in often controversial political settings. The program focuses on both research and practice and links theory and practice by looking into interesting cases and inviting inspiring guest speakers. [+]

In the Master’s in Public Policy and Governance, you will learn to critically analyze public policies in often controversial political settings. The program focuses on both research and practice and links theory and practice by looking into interesting cases and inviting inspiring guest speakers.

The Public Policy and Governance track prepares students to meet demands for effective and legitimate public action in complex and often controversial political settings. The program helps students develop as critical analysts and innovative designers by linking research and practice, theory and action on the ‘shop floor’ on the local, national, European, and international levels. Opportunities are provided to study policy work at and across these levels.... [-]


MSc Sociology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Sociology at the University of Amsterdam offers a comprehensive programme focusing on current social issues. [+]

The Master’s in Sociology at the University of Amsterdam offers a comprehensive programme focusing on current social issues. The Master's programme in Sociology teaches you how to think about sociological issues independently and offers you a sound understanding of sociological theory and methods.

In this programme, you will acquire intellectual and practical skills enabling you to analyse problems, structures and processes related to the coexistence of people.

With a wide range of courses on offer, the Master's in Sociology provides you with the opportunity to put together your own curriculum within a broad sociological spectrum.

Student profile

If you want to know what causes social problems, you have a desire to understand underlying processes, if you are critical and interested in alternative explanations for what happens in the world around you, if you want to conduct your own research and be inspired by the classical sociological scholars on current issues, then this is your study programme. In sum: this Master's is the right choice for you as a critical, inquiring student who has a desire to gain in-depth knowledge on current social issues and find solutions for these.... [-]


Research Master's Business in Society (joint degree VU and UvA)

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Research Master Business in Society aims to educate talented students for research-oriented careers such as a PhD, strategy consultant, policy-maker, or think-tank participant, either in not-for-profit organisations and academia, or in commercial firms or start-ups. [+]

The Research Master Business in Society aims to educate talented students for research-oriented careers such as a PhD, strategy consultant, policy-maker, or think-tank participant, either in not-for-profit organisations and academia, or in commercial firms or start-ups.

This challenging programme goes beyond training specialists of a narrow sub-field in business administration. Our objective is to develop our students’ capacity to grasp the intricate relationships between business and society, in order to make them able to address the grand challenges posed by e.g. the financial crisis, society’s request for ethical leadership and corporate social responsibility, and the need for sustainability.... [-]


Master

MA in Italian

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

With a Bachelor's in Italian language and culture you can further specialise in Italian Language and Literature within the following three Master's programmes, each with a different focus.​ [+]

Four ways to specialise in Italian

With a Bachelor's in Italian language and culture you can further specialise in Italian Language and Literature within the following three Master's programmes, each with a different focus.

Linguistics: Language and Education

The Master's programme Language and Education offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks.

Linguistics: Language and Society

In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful.... [-]


MA in Spanish

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

With a Bachelor's in Spanish language and culture you can further specialise in Spanish Language and Literature within the following four Master's programmes, each with a different focus. [+]

Four ways to specialise in Spanish

With a Bachelor's in Spanish language and culture you can further specialise in Spanish Language and Literature within the following four Master's programmes, each with a different focus.

Linguistics: Language and Education

The Master's programme Language and Education offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks.

Linguistics: Language and Society

In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful.... [-]


Master in Astronomy and Astrophysics: Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year track Gravitation, Astro-, and Particle Physics (GRAPPA) in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, stands at at the intersection of theoretical physics, experimental (astro)particle physics and astrophysics. [+]

The two-year track Gravitation, Astro-, and Particle Physics (GRAPPA) in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, stands at at the intersection of theoretical physics, experimental (astro)particle physics and astrophysics. Students benefit from a highly collaborative international research environment. Current research topics include gravitational waves, collider-based particle physics experiments and dark matter detection, and staff is involved in several large international research projects.

Is GRAPPA in Amsterdam the track for me?

The GRAPPA track is for ambitious students interested in gravitation, astroparticle and particle physics. You are intrigued by both the subatomic scale (e.g. the Standard Model, particle interactions) and the largest scales (e.g. astrophysical objects, the Universe), and are particularly interested in combining the two to address some of the biggest puzzles in science. Furthermore, you:... [-]


Master in Chemistry: Science for Energy and Sustainability

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Science for Energy and Sustainability (SES) is an two-year interdisciplinary track within the Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy. [+]

Science for Energy and Sustainability (SES) is a two-year interdisciplinary track within the Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy.

It combines ‘hard’ scientific research with the analysis of societal issues, business models and government regulations. It is a joint degree programme with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam so you will benefit from the expertise, networks and research projects at both universities.

Is Science for Energy and Sustainability in Amsterdam the track for me?

It is , if you:

are interested in sustainable chemistry and catalysis want to become (more) aware of the scientific, technological and societal challenges for our future want to learn how to advance renewable energy resources, promote sustainable development, and use resources more efficiently want to study the development of technological solutions to global energy and sustainability problems, as well as the societal context of global developments in this field want to pursue a career that focuses on developing sustainable solutions to our current pressing global situation with regard to energy, climate and sustainability. What does Science for Energy and Sustainability in Amsterdam have to offer me? ... [-]

Master in Linguistics: Language and Society

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 of Arts (MA) in German

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

With a Bachelor's in German language and culture you can further specialise in German Language and Literature within the following four Master's programmes, each with a different focus.​ [+]

Four ways to specialise in German

With a Bachelor's in German language and culture you can further specialise in German Language and Literature within the following four Master's programmes, each with a different focus.

Linguistics: Language and Education

The Master's programme Language and Education offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks.

Linguistics: Language and Society

In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Scandinavian Language and Culture

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

With a Bachelor's in Scandinavian language and culture you can further specialise in Scandinavian Language and Literature within the following four Master's programmes, each with a different focus.​ [+]

Four ways to specialise in Scandinavian

With a Bachelor's in Scandinavian language and culture you can further specialise in Scandinavian Language and Literature within the following four Master's programmes, each with a different focus.

Linguistics: Language and Education

The Master's programme Language and Education offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks.

Linguistics: Language and Society

In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Slavonic Languages and Cultures

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

With a Bachelor's in Slavonic language and culture you can further specialise in Slavonic Language and Literature within the following four Master's programmes, each with a different focus. [+]

Four ways to specialise in Slavonic

With a Bachelor's in Slavonic language and culture you can further specialise in Slavonic Language and Literature within the following four Master's programmes, each with a different focus.

Linguistics: Language and Education

The Master's programme Language and Education offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks.

Linguistics: Language and Society

In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful.... [-]


MSc Executive Programme in Management Studies

Campus Part time February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

In 1.5 years you can earn the Master of Science (MSc) degree of the University of Amsterdam in the part-time Executive Programme in Management Studies at the Amsterdam Business School, choose for Digital Business, Strategy or Leadership and Management as a track in the programme. This part-programme is for students living and working in the Netherlands. [+]

In 1.5 years you can earn the Master of Science (MSc) degree of the University of Amsterdam in the part-time Executive Programme in Management Studies at the Amsterdam Business School, choose for Digital Business, Strategy or Leadership and Management as a track in the programme.

This part-programme is for students living and working in the Netherlands. Lectures are organised on Fridays during office hours.

Start in February

Our programme starts in February and September 2018. Visit one of our information evenings and contact us to get to know more about the programme that we could offer you.

Master of Science (MSc) degree in Management Studies

After successfully completing the programme, Management Studies alumni are able to make a strategic and operational contribution based on their knowledge, business analyses and insights. Their contribution can improve and provide innovation for profit and non-profit organisations. A MSc degree is often an important condition for a next higher level management positions.... [-]


Tinbergen Institute Master of Philosophy in Economics (by Research)

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MPhil in Economics is an intensive two-year Research Master's programme in economics, econometrics and finance. [+]

The MPhil in Economics is an intensive two-year Research Master's programme in economics, econometrics and finance.

The programme is conducted at the Tinbergen Institute (TI), giving students the opportunity to obtain a thorough grounding in economics and to develop their own projects in an engaged, research-focused environment. The Master of Philosophy in Economics prepares students to pursue a PhD, preferably at one of the faculties cooperating with TI.

Tinbergen Institute

The Tinbergen Institute (TI) is a school for research and graduate education run jointly by the Economics Faculties of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).... [-]


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