University of Amsterdam

Introduction

The University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam is an intellectual hub with over 30,000 students, 3,000 PhD researchers, 6,000 staff and 100 different nationalities. Our mission is to educate tomorrow's leaders, conduct cutting-edge research and translate our research results into applications that can benefit society.

Since 1632

The University of Amsterdam’s open, tolerant and international academic tradition dates back to 1632 when its predecessor, the Athenaeum Illustre, was founded by two prominent academics. Since then, the UvA has grown into a world-class international research university.

Top 100 University

The UvA ranks among Europe's 20 best universities and consistently scores in the top 100 of global rankings including the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ShanghaiRanking) and the CWTS Leiden Ranking.

Amsterdam

We think Amsterdam is a great place to live and work. Here’s why:

  • Amsterdam is one of the world’s best places to live (Mercer's Quality of Living Survey 2017)
  • Amsterdam is the 4th best student city in Europe (The Class of 2020)
  • Amsterdam ranks 3rd in the EU and 7th globally for attractiveness to new businesses and talent (Global Power City Index 2017)
  • Amsterdam is the safest city in Europe and 6th safest globally (Safe Cities Index 2017)
  • The city is also 1st for English proficiency, 3rd for innovation and 6th for happiness. Find out more in I Amsterdam's overview of international surveys.

Over 100 nationalities

With more than 100 nationalities represented among our students and staff, the UvA is truly international. We offer 200 English-taught Master’s programmes and a growing number of Bachelor’s. About 35% of staff are international. The UvA is a bilingual university by choice. Both Dutch and English are spoken. English is the lingua franca for many people working in research.

Research-based University

The UvA is a leading international research institution that values, promotes and rewards excellent research. The UvA is home to 21 research institutes, the lead organisation for 12 national research schools and a proud member of LERU, a network of prestigious European research universities.

Over the past decade, the UvA has received over 100 grants from the European Research Council, more than any other Dutch university, and over 400 grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

As a research university, our study programmes have a strong theoretical focus and prepare students for research. Every student at the UvA will have the opportunity to learn from, and conduct, research.

Comprehensive University

The UvA is the largest university in the Netherlands, both in terms of student numbers and choice of study programmes. We offer dozens of different Bachelor’s programmes and hundreds of Master’s, including Research Master’s, Dual Master’s and Executive Master’s programmes, in a wide range of fields. Students can choose from the humanities, social and behavioural sciences, medical, physical and biological sciences, and interdisciplinary fields such as logic and computation, digital humanities and future planet studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

Dual Master in Curating Art and Cultures (Heritage Studies)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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

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

An academic approach to curating

Taking place in both the lecture hall and the exhibition space, the Dual Master’s in Curating Art and Cultures responds to the growing demand for academically-grounded curatorial professionals with excellent (inter)disciplinary and theoretical backgrounds. The programme teaches you to engage with crucial theoretical concepts and contemporary issues regarding the collection and display of art objects and cultural artefacts. It also encourages you to deepen your disciplinary knowledge and develop your research skills.... [-]


Dual Master in Discourse and Communication Studies

Campus Full time 18  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This selective 18-month Master's combines rigorous academic coursework in discourse analysis and argumentation theory with an internship to develop your communication skills in the Netherlands or abroad. [+]

This selective 18-month Master's combines rigorous academic coursework in discourse analysis and argumentation theory with an internship to develop your communication skills in the Netherlands or abroad.

Language and argumentation

The Master's in Discourse and Communication Studies provides students with a solid theoretical and methodological foundation for understanding the way language is used for informative and argumentative purposes. You will learn how to analyse verbal communication in prevalent genres from the political, the legal, the health and the academic domain.

The programme offers insight into the verbal communication in a range of practical settings, including parliamentary debate, political speeches, legal decisions, legislative debates, drug advertisements, doctor-to-patient consultation, mediation, negotiations and academic research papers, and allows you to specialise in one type of genre. You are trained in analysing and evaluating the discourse in these genres using insights from discourse analysis, argumentation theory, rhetoric, genre theory and stylistics.... [-]


Dual Master of Arts in Heritage Studies (Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image)

Campus Full time 18  September 2019 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 programme 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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Dual Master of Arts in Heritage Studies: Archival and Information Studies

Campus Full time Part time 18  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The Dual Master's programme Archival and Information Studies focuses on Archival Studies, treating contemporary archival theory and practice, training archivists in the science and craft of record-keeping, and providing insight into the archives of the past and future. [+]

The Dual Master's programme Archival and Information Studies focus on Archival Studies, treating contemporary archival theory and practice, training archivists in the science and craft of record-keeping, and providing insight into the archives of the past and future.

Archiving the everyday

The computational turn has fundamentally changed the way people and institutions produce, use, collect, share, and keep information. Data is the vital fuel for a growing number of applications in daily life and has become a fundamental human resource, similar to food, energy or transportation. The result is a fragmentation and personalisation of data-creation and data-use.

What are the implications of these developments for information management and record-keeping? How can we keep relevant information accessible in time? How does the data-driven culture transform societal values such as transparency and privacy? And how do we keep the archives of the past connected to the needs of the present? These questions are central to the Dual Master in Archival Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts in American Studies (History)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 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.

Interdisciplinary American Studies

The Master's in American Studies at the University of Amsterdam is an interdisciplinary, one-year programme taught exclusively in English. The programme attracts students from a wide variety of 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, ensuring that the courses are highly interdisciplinary. Guided directly by the academic staff, students will write an original thesis that draws on their own interests and expertise.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology (Archaeology of Northwestern Europe)

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In this Master’s in Archaeology, you will investigate over 2,000 years of European History and specialise in one of two key European eras: Late Prehistoric and Roman archaeology or the archaeology of the Medieval and Early Modern World. [+]

In this Master’s in Archaeology, you will investigate over 2,000 years of European History and specialise in one of two key European eras: Late Prehistoric and Roman archaeology or the archaeology of the Medieval and Early Modern World.

Archaeology of Northwestern Europe

The programme offers you the rare opportunity to investigate more than two millennia of European archaeology through the study of landscapes, material culture and documentary sources. Combining theoretical and thematic approaches, including opportunities practical fieldwork, the programme allows you to specialise in one of two regional archaeological eras.

The specialisation Globalisation and Interconnectivity in Late Prehistoric and Roman Europe explores the integration of Celtic/Germanic societies of the Iron Age into the Roman Empire, while The Medieval and Early Modern World focuses on the origins and developments of medieval trade and exchange, the growth of Amsterdam and the expansion of European capitalism with the colonisation of the New World.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology (Landscape and Heritage)

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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. [+]

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

Landscape and Heritage Archaeology

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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology (Mediterranean Archaeology)

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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. You will explore 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 Arts and Culture (Comparative Cultural Analysis)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

In the Master’s programme 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 globalisation, mobility, gender identities, and social and cultural conflicts. [+]

In the Master’s programme 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 globalisation, mobility, gender identities, and social and cultural conflicts.

Exploring culture in the broadest sense

The Master’s programme 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 globalisation, mobility, gender identities, and social and cultural conflicts.... [-]


Master of Arts in Arts and Culture (International Dramaturgy)

Campus Full time 18  September 2019 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. [+]

This selective 18-month Master's programme trains future generations of dramaturges to work in theatrical settings across cultural, linguistic, social and national boundaries. You will combine rigorous academic coursework with an internship in the Netherlands or abroad to help you develop your practical dramaturgical skills.

Working in an international cultural and artistic sphere

The theatre and performance practice of today is increasingly characterised by international and intercultural collaborations. Taking the stage at festivals and performance venues, where artists and groups come together from across the world, today's dramaturges are required to historicise, interpret and translate theatrical processes across a broad range of cultural and artistic spheres. During this Master's programme in International Dramaturgy, you will develop practical as well as theoretical skills to engage with these new cross-cultural performance contexts. The programme offers in-depth training in cultural translation, adaptation and mediation for a wealth of 21st-century international performance practices.... [-]


Master of Arts in Arts and Culture (Music Studies)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

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

The one-year Master's programme Music Studies enables you 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 Music Studies 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 in Arts and Culture (Theatre Studies)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

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

Why study Theatre Studies at the University of Amsterdam? The UvA has the only dedicated Theatre Studies department in the Netherlands with undergraduate and graduate programmes, and strong ties with cultural venues and practitioners in the city. The opportunity to study in Amsterdam, a vibrant and creative cultural hub and the hotspot for theatre and performing arts in the Netherlands. You benefit from faculty expertise in four main areas: theatre history and historiography, theatre in education and sociology, applied and community arts research, and performance theory. Preparation 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. A programme committed to heightening sensitivities in the discipline with questions about colonialism, race, gender and sexuality, as well as inequalities on a global scale. Rigorous mentorship and sustained guidance in all stages of your dissertation research. Student profile ... [-]

Master of Arts in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Ancient History)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 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 at the UvA

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 follow a focused programme of courses and be able to develop their own interests within the field of Greek and Roman antiquity.... [-]


Master of Arts in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Ancient Studies)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 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

The Master’s in Ancient Studies is a multi-disciplinary, one-year programme that extends beyond the limits of written sources and archaeological material to explore ancient society and culture as a whole. It offers a unique combination of historical, literary, and archaeological approaches from which the student can make a choice. In addition, you can 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 Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Classics)

Campus Full time September 2019 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 Master's in Classics offers an interdisciplinary programme that embraces the many facets of the world of Greco-Roman Antiquity. As a student of the Classics, you will analyse representative primary sources much more in-depth than was the case during the Bachelor’s phase of your studies. Choosing your own areas of interest, you will explore a wide range of scholarly debates and learn to handle the academic instruments with which to contribute to relevant discussions. In addition, you will be shown how to apply your specialist, critical knowledge of Classical Antiquity to texts and other cultural phenomena from later periods.... [-]


Master of Arts in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

Campus Full time September 2019 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in English

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

With a Bachelor’s in English, you can continue your studies of the language, literature and culture of the English-speaking world through one of the following Master’s degree programmes. [+]

With a Bachelor’s in English, you can continue your studies of the language, literature and culture of the English-speaking world through one of the following Master ’s degree programmes.

Studying English at the University of Amsterdam

The Graduate School of Humanities offers several one-year Master’s in which you can study English as a track within the programme. Each approaching English with a unique focus – whether it's literature, linguistics, education or culture – these Master’s allow you to tailor the programme to your interests.

English Language and Culture

This Literary Studies programme explores the history and theory of English literature and studies its relationship with other media while engaging key issues of intellectual concern in society, politics and culture.... [-]


Master of Arts in European Studies (East European Studies)

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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 develop a thorough understanding of the history of Eastern European countries (including Russia), and insight into recent developments in the region.

The Politics and Culture of Eastern Europe

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 some of the most radical transformations and dramatic conflicts that have shaped the modern era. The one-year Master's in East European Studies offers you a fascinating, research-oriented journey into the politics and culture of this region in the 20th and 21st centuries. You will explore the relationship between East and West, popular culture and everyday life and the interplay between power centres 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in European Studies (European Policy)

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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

In the one-year Master’s programme European Policy you study contemporary European and EU policies and learn to apply your knowledge and skills in a policymaking environment.

Policymaking in contemporary Europe

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 you 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in European Studies (Governing Europe)

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This European Studies Master's offers a unique combination of social science and humanities approaches to understanding and analysing the ways in which contemporary Europe and the EU are governed and the many challenges they face. [+]

This European Studies Master's offers a unique combination of social science and humanities approaches to understanding and analysing the ways in which contemporary Europe and the EU are governed and the many challenges they face.

Contemporary Europe and the EU

Europe is confronted today by a growing number of ‘crises’ – economic, political but also cultural. Recent responses to these crises have severely strained both support for the European project as well as cross-European solidarity. The rise of populist and anti-immigrant movements is just one example of this shift, but so too are institutional challenges to further European integration and proposals for a ‘multi-speed Europe’. This Master's combines social science and humanities approaches to understand and analyse this complex environment, relating the various political, legal and economic developments of contemporary Europe to insights from the humanities.... [-]


Master of Arts in European Studies (Identity and Integration)

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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

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. You will explore the intersection between culture and politics, national and European identities, cultural diversity and Europe's past, and all from a transnational and comparative perspective. The programme's unique perspective on European affairs is taught by prominent experts in the field and the resulting expertise is highly relevant to many parts of Europe's contemporary political, governance and business environment.... [-]


Master of Arts in French

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

With a Bachelor’s in French, you can continue your studies of the language, literature and culture of the French-speaking world through one of the following Master’s degree programmes. [+]

With a Bachelor’s in French, you can continue your studies of the language, literature and culture of the French-speaking world through one of the following Master’s degree programmes.

Studying French at the University of Amsterdam

The Graduate School of Humanities offers several one-year Master’s during which you can specialise in French as a track within the programme. Each approaching French with a unique focus – whether its literature, linguistics, education or culture – these Master’s allow you to tailor the programme to your interests.

Language and Society

In this Linguistics programme, you explore language from a (socio)linguistic and pragmatic perspective while developing the knowledge and skills to analyse French within its unique social context.... [-]


Master of Arts in Heritage Studies (Archival and Information Studies)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18  September 2019 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, competencies 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Heritage Studies (Museum Studies)

Campus Full time 18  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Museum Studies is a unique, one-and-half year professional programme that focuses 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 focuses 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 in 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 are 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... [-]

Master of Arts in History (Holocaust and Genocide Studies)

Campus Full time Part time September 2019 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 the Master's programme Holocaust and Genocide Studies, we seek to demystify genocide by taking an interdisciplinary, scholarly approach to understanding genocide and mass atrocities.

Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the UvA ... [-]

Master of Arts in Latin American Studies

Campus Full time 15  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the Master’s in Latin American Studies, you will study social transformations in Latin America from geographic, historical, economic, cultural, social, political and ecological perspectives. You will design your own research plan, do fieldwork in this exciting region and become a critical academic. [+]

In the Master’s in Latin American Studies, you will study social transformations in Latin America from geographic, historical, economic, cultural, social, political and ecological perspectives. You will design your own research plan, do fieldwork in this exciting region and become a critical academic.

The Master’s in Latin American Studies offers a research-driven programme with an international focus. You will investigate social transformations in the region from a multidisciplinary and social-science perspective. The programme provides you with critical knowledge, academic skills and in-depth understanding of the academic literature. You are trained to become an autonomous researcher with all the research tools at your disposal to go on fieldwork in Latin America and investigate new phenomena in the area.... [-]


Master of Arts in Linguistics (General Linguistics)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Linguistics (Language and Education)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 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. [+]

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 of Arts in Literary Studies (Comparative Literature)

Campus Full time Part time September 2019 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.

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Master of Arts in Literary Studies (English Literature and Culture)

Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

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 in Literary Studies (Literature, Culture and Society)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 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 pieces of literature 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Literary Studies (Literature and Education)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 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 specializing 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?... [-]


Master of Arts in Media Studies

Campus Full time 12 - 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In a world where the transformation of media culture has a tremendous impact on the media environment as well as our culture, politics and everyday life, it is vital that we thoroughly understand and evaluate these ongoing transformations. [+]

In a world where the transformation of media culture has a tremendous impact on the media environment as well as our culture, politics and everyday life, it is vital that we thoroughly understand and evaluate these ongoing transformations.

Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam is home to five unique and innovative Master’s programmes in the field of Media Studies. From film and television studies to journalism, new media and digital culture, the programmes offer depth and diversity in their approach to the study of media, teaching you the most important dynamics of our media culture and how to conceptualise them in a critical and meaningful way. Our Media Studies programmes build on pioneering research and train you to critically and effectively engage with the rapid transformation of contemporary media culture.... [-]


Master of Arts in Media Studies (Film Studies)

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Media Studies (New Media and Digital Culture)

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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 New Media and Digital Culture offers a comprehensive and critical approach to new media research, practices and theory. It is an internationally renowned programme in critical media theory, dedicated to the study of the social transformations brought about by digital culture. The programme offers you in-depth training in the latest digital research methods and 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).... [-]


Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies (Hebrew and Jewish Studies)

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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, you will take tutorials and/or electives in subjects related to your desired area of expertise. Together with the study adviser and tutors, you will draw up your 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Philosophy

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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. You will 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 of Arts in Television and Cross-Media Culture

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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

The Master's in Television and Cross-Media Culture explores contemporary media culture from a critical perspective. The programme offers you the tools to understand and evaluate the ongoing transformation of media culture and its impact on culture, politics and everyday life. Taking television as a starting point, it maps out the conceptual, social and cultural challenges that come with digital, mobile and social media.

Studying Television and Cross-Media Culture in Amsterdam ... [-]

Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (Islam in the Modern World)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 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 offers 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (Religious Diversity in Europe)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 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.... [-]


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

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 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. [+]

As of the academic year 2018-2019, the University of Amsterdam offers three one-year Master's in Theology and Religious Studies:

Religious Diversity in Europe

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.

Islam in the Modern 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.

Western Esotericism

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 by focusing on the critical historical and analytical study of its esoteric movements.... [-]


Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (Western Esotericism)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 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). The programme will also introduce you to Jewish and Christian Kabbalah and the movements arising from it, theosophical and illuminist currents, and the various forms of occultism and related movements during the 19th and 20th centuries, including the New Age movement.... [-]


Research Master in Arts and Culture (Arts of the Netherlands)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master's programme 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 programme Arts of the Netherlands focuses on the artistic tradition of the Netherlands from circa 1400-1900, comprising the fields of early Netherlandish art, the 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 Master of Arts in Arts and Culture (Artistic Research)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master's programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 for current scholarly debates and contemporary artistic practice form core components of the programme.... [-]


Research Master of Arts in Arts and Culture (Art Studies)

Campus Full time 12 - 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master's Art Studies is an intensive academic programme that enables you to 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 to 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.... [-]


Research Master of Arts in Arts and Culture (Cultural Analysis)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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. Emphasis is placed on textual, visual and historical details in the context of the social, political or aesthetic movements that underpin them. Their implied normativity and the ways in which identity, difference and otherness are negotiated across the cultural spectrum are questioned.... [-]


Research Master of Arts in Communication and Information Studies: Argumentation, Rhetoric and Communication

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In this Research Master’s programme, 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 this Research Master’s programme, 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 a range of communicative contexts, including politics, law, healthcare and science. You will:

Learn to reflect on the most important methods and approaches to the analysis and evaluation of rhetorical and argumentative characteristics; Explore key developments in the fields of communication and discourse studies; Discuss and examine crucial concepts from rhetoric and argumentation theory as they apply to argumentative discourse analysis, evaluation, and production; Use insights from the philosophy of language and pragmatics, relevance theory, discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, and metaphor theory as a framework for your studies. Develop the methods and techniques of qualitative and quantitative empirical research; Conduct thorough and theoretically justified analyses, case studies, corpus research, and other types of investigations of real-life discussions and texts. Argumentation, Rhetoric and Communication at the University of Amsterdam ... [-]

Research Master of Arts in Heritage, Memory and Archaeology

Campus Full time September 2019 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 Master of Arts in Heritage Studies: Heritage and Memory Studies

Campus Full time 18  September 2019 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.... [-]


Research Master of Arts in Linguistics

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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 has been ranking highest in continental Europe in the QS World University Rankings by Subject since 2012. 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. ... [-]


Research Master of Arts in Literary Studies

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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. You will examine literary texts and literary culture from a transnational, theoretical and historical perspective. [+]

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 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 people negotiate key issues such as identity, morality, justice and belonging, and you will study how these processes produce new connections between different kinds of literature and discourses.... [-]


Research Master of Arts in Media Studies

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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.... [-]


Research Master of Arts in Philosophy

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

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:... [-]


Research Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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.... [-]


MSc

Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Journalism, Media and Globalisation (joint degree)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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

The programme 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 of Science in International Finance (MIF)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

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 the knowledge needed to become a frontrunner in Finance. [+]

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 the 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 Master of Science in International Finance (MIF): Finance and Technology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2019 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. [+]

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 a minimum of 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 of Science in Accountancy & Control (Accountancy)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The Master (MSc) Accountancy & Control programme of the University of Amsterdam 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 programme consists of an Accountancy track and a Control track. [+]

The Master (MSc) Accountancy & Control programme of the University of Amsterdam 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 programme consists of an Accountancy track and a Control track.

he Accountancy track in the Accountancy and Control Master’s programme is for you if you seek a career in a financial function, as an auditor, but also as a financial professional in the business world or in not-for-profit organisations. The programme provides you with in-depth knowledge of financial information flows and their role in financial management, as well as the professional skills to apply this knowledge to the practical world of business or the public sector.... [-]


Master of Science in Accountancy & Control: Control

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The Master (MSc) Accountancy & Control programme of the University of Amsterdam 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 programme consists of an Accountancy track and a Control track. [+]

The Master (MSc) Accountancy & Control programme of the University of Amsterdam 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 programme consists of an Accountancy track and a Control track.

The Control track of the Accountancy and Control Master’s programme is concerned with financial information and decision making in the management of organisations. It provides you with the broad range of skills, the in-depth knowledge and the international expertise that you will need as a controller or financial professional in the business world or the public sector.... [-]


Master of Science in Accountancy and Control

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

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

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).

Rankings and reputation

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has an excellent reputation, with an international focus and many highly reputable researchers and lecturers. Read more about our rankings and reputation.... [-]


Master of Science in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This programme is your ticket to excellent career prospects. Our alumni find employment working as a risk manager for a wide variety of institutions. Their career perspective is among the very best on the current labour market in terms of both satisfaction and benefits. [+]

This programme is your ticket to excellent career prospects. Our alumni find employment working as a risk manager for a wide variety of institutions. Their career perspective is among the very best on the current labour market in terms of both satisfaction and benefits. We offer the following two tracks:

Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance: general Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance: Quantitative Risk Management

Degree

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

Rankings and reputation

The Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) at the University of Amsterdam is an excellently ranked school with an international focus and highly rated researchers and lecturers. Read more about our rankings and reputation.... [-]


Master of Science in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance (General)

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

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.

This track in brief

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 Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance (Quantitative Risk Management)

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Do complex mathematical models of reality and chance thrill you? Do you wish to become a seasoned professional in risk management? Then the Quantitative Risk Management track is for you. This programme provides balanced and rigorous training in the financial and mathematical analysis of complex risk management and insurance issues. The MSc programme is unique in that it incorporates the latest international developments from fields such as financial and solvency risk management, regulation and supervision but also big data, market-consistent pricing and sustainability of pensions systems. [+]

Do complex mathematical models of reality and chance thrill you? Do you wish to become a seasoned professional in risk management? Then the Quantitative Risk Management track is for you. This programme provides balanced and rigorous training in the financial and mathematical analysis of complex risk management and insurance issues. The MSc programme is unique in that it incorporates the latest international developments from fields such as financial and solvency risk management, regulation and supervision but also big data, market-consistent pricing and sustainability of pensions systems.

Develop your expertise in financial and banking risk management both within and outside the insurance area. Customise your programme with an elective space of two specialisation modules. Hone your analytic skills with some of the sharpest minds in quantitative science and risk management from all over the world. ... [-]

Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence

Online Campus Full time 24 - 48  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a field that develops intelligent algorithms and machines. Examples include: self-driving cars, smart cameras, surveillance systems, robotic manufacturing, machine translations, internet searches, and product recommendations. Modern AI often involves self-learning systems that are trained on massive amounts of data ("Big Data"), and/or interacting intelligent agents that perform distributed reasoning and computation. AI connects sensors with algorithms and human-computer interfaces, and extends itself into large networks of devices. AI has found numerous applications in industry, government and society, and is one of the driving forces of today's economy. [+]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a field that develops intelligent algorithms and machines. Examples include self-driving cars, smart cameras, surveillance systems, robotic manufacturing, machine translations, internet searches, and product recommendations. Modern AI often involves self-learning systems that are trained on massive amounts of data ("Big Data"), and/or interacting intelligent agents that perform distributed reasoning and computation. AI connects sensors with algorithms and human-computer interfaces and extends itself into large networks of devices. AI has found numerous applications in industry, government and society, and is one of the driving forces of today's economy.

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Master of Science in Biological Sciences

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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. Your Master’s diploma qualifies for excellent positions both in- and outside the academia, anywhere in the world. [+]

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, the effect of climate change), urban ecology and wildlife conservation.... [-]


Master of Science in Biological Sciences (Ecology and Evolution)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The aim of the two-year track Ecology and Evolution in the Master's programme 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 programme 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? ... [-]

Master of Science in Biological Sciences (Freshwater and Marine Biology)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

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.

Freshwater & Marine Biology at the UvA is the study for you, if you have a solid background in biology are eager to expand your knowledge and skills in freshwater or marine ecosystems want to learn to address issues of global interest are looking for the freedom to compile your own programme want the advantages of a small-scale programme, where students and staff all know each other and you have the opportunity to become part of the national and international research network of the staff. What does Freshwater & Marine Biology at the UvA have to offer me? ... [-]

Master of Science in Biological Sciences (General Biology)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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. Your study may cover topics such as the molecular mechanisms of a virus or the population dynamics of African elephants. [+]

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 as 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? ... [-]

Master of Science in Biological Sciences (Green Life Sciences)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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 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. [+]

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 to... [-]

Master of Science in Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme aims to train students to become experts in their specific subfield of the Brain and Cognitive Sciences but with a clear understanding and appreciation of the contribution made by the other subfields. All students complete a core curriculum next to their chosen direction within the Research Master's programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. The core curriculum of this programme integrates various perspectives from within the discipline and includes a weekly journal club and an annual summer school, both of which focus on cutting-edge topics in an intensively interdisciplinary setting. [+]

The Master's programme aims to train students to become experts in their specific subfield of the Brain and Cognitive Sciences but with a clear understanding and appreciation of the contribution made by the other subfields. All students complete a core curriculum next to their chosen direction within the Research Master's programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. The core curriculum of this programme integrates various perspectives from within the discipline and includes a weekly journal club and an annual summer school, both of which focus on cutting-edge topics in an intensively interdisciplinary setting.

Disciplinary quality and interdisciplinary insights

The goal is to provide a programme that is equal in disciplinary quality to monodisciplinary programmes but in addition trains you to be aware of and understand the separate contributions and research methods of the large number of disciplines that contribute to the field of cognition and thus not suffer the inadequacies of monodisciplines. This enables you to reflect on, interpret and answer complex questions arising in science nowadays and that arise in our modern society. Interdisciplinary thinking cannot be learned from a book but is a skill which develops from the learning process of combining insights of more than one discipline that can lead to new insights.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Administration

Campus Full time February 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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

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

About this Master

How should business respond to the opportunities of new technology, digital marketing and globalisation? Why are some start-ups successful in developing new products and markets while others are not? How do multinationals respond to global challenges while doing business across the world? Which business models will be successful in the age of digital business?... [-]


Master of Science in Business Administration (Digital Business)

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mindset 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 MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mindset 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.

Business Administration (MSc): Digital Business

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.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mindset 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 MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mindset 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.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship and Management in the Creative Industries)

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Entrepreneurship and Management in the Creative Industries (EMCI) track is designed for two groups: those who are interested in the creative industries because they want to be involved in those industries themselves; and those who want to be prepared to deal with challenges in any industry where creativity and innovation play a central role. [+]

The Entrepreneurship and Management in the Creative Industries (EMCI) track are designed for two groups: those who are interested in the creative industries because they want to be involved in those industries themselves; and those who want to be prepared to deal with challenges in any industry where creativity and innovation play a central role.

One Master's programme, seven tracks

The Master's in Business Administration allows you to choose a top-level academic specialisation track in one of seven disciplines.

In addition to a preferred track, you may choose from a wide range of elective courses, like Branding, Leadership, Management Consulting or Sustainability. This gives you the opportunity to tailor the programme precisely to your own personal preferences and skills.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Administration (International Management)

Campus Full time February 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The International Management (IM) track is one of the seven tracks within the Master in Business Administration. You will become familiar with key theories and principles and be exposed to real challenges faced by multinational companies. To this end, several courses adopt a case study approach to facilitate your active engagement with real-world international management scenarios. This allows you to combine foundational courses in IM with your personal selection of Business Lab courses. [+]

The International Management (IM) track is one of the seven tracks within the Master in Business Administration. You will become familiar with key theories and principles and be exposed to real challenges faced by multinational companies. To this end, several courses adopt a case study approach to facilitate your active engagement with real-world international management scenarios. This allows you to combine foundational courses in IM with your personal selection of Business Lab courses.

Become a specialist in International Management

The relevance of multinational companies and the interconnectedness between countries have dramatically increased in recent years. At the same time, countries continue to differ along a wide range of dimensions and multinationals are faced with continuous challenges in the pursuit of their international operations across the world. How do multinationals respond to Brexit? How does the introduction of trade tariffs affect firms’ international strategies? How can political issues influence multinationals’ activities in a given country? These are only a few of the key questions that arise when examining the international business landscape. The IM track is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the theory and practice of international management that will allow you to give a rigorous and relevant answer to such questions.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Administration (Leadership and Management)

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mindset 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 MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mindset 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.

Leadership and Management

The Leadership and Management track is one of seven possible specialisation tracks in the Business Administration Master’s programme. Upon completion, you will be ready to enter the labour market with a solid theoretical and practical understanding of leadership and management. You will have the skills to affect organisational, team and individual performance as well as personal ambitions and wellbeing.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Administration (Marketing in the digital age)

Campus Full time February 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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

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

Marketing

Marketing in the digital age track is one of seven possible tracks in the Business Administration Master’s programme. The core premise of the track to explore the creation and capturing of customer value in a rapidly changing marketing environment. Within the Marketing track, you can further choose between two different specialisations: Digital Marketing and Marketing Management. Both specializations within the Marketing track will provide you with a solid grounding in the science and models of contemporary marketing thought and management, empowering you to make relevant and effective (strategic and tactical) marketing decisions.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Administration (Strategy)

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mindset 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 MSc in Business Administration aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mindset 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.

Strategy

The Strategy track is one of seven possible specialisation tracks in the Business Administration Master’s programme. It is designed for students who are fascinated by the important choices made by general managers and strategy consultants, such as which markets to enter, how to differentiate a firm from its competitors and how best to design organisational structures and management systems.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Economics

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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. 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. [+]

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, three tracks

The Master's in Business Economics consists of three 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 Neuroeconomics Degree ... [-]

Master of Science in Business Economics (Competition Law and Economics)

Campus Full time September 2019 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 policymakers 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. One Master’s programme, three tracks ... [-]

Master of Science in Business Economics (Managerial Economics and Strategy)

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master (MSc) in Business Economics at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) teaches you how to make the right organisational and financial decisions for organisations. It is a specialised programme for students who have a background in business economics and want to focus on organisational issues, using a quantitative and analytical approach. [+]

The Master (MSc) in Business Economics at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) teaches you how to make the right organisational and financial decisions for organisations. It is a specialised programme for students who have a background in business economics and want to focus on organisational issues, using a quantitative and analytical approach.

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.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Economics (Neuroeconomics)

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The goal of this master's track is to provide insights into recent scientific advances in the field of Neuroeconomics and identify current societal challenges that can benefit from the insights gained by understanding the neurobiological basis of social and economic decision making and the emotional and cognitive processes that support choice. [+]

The goal of this master's track is to provide insights into recent scientific advances in the field of Neuroeconomics and identify current societal challenges that can benefit from the insights gained by understanding the neurobiological basis of social and economic decision making and the emotional and cognitive processes that support choice. Interdisciplinary fields, such as Neuroeconomics, enable researchers to approach scientific questions from a broader perspective and thereby offer unique advantages that enrich the scientific process by offering multiple levels of analysis. However, this opportunity comes with a specific challenge: understanding the different research methods and theoretical perspectives used across disciplines. To enable students to bridge the disciplines that together compose Neuroeconomics, in-depth training will be provided in Economics, Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology.... [-]


Master of Science in Chemistry (Analytical Sciences)

Campus Full time Part time 24  February 2019 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 in Chemistry (joint degree UvA/VU)

Campus Full time Part time 24  February 2019 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. 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. [+]

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 in Chemistry (Molecular Sciences)

Campus Full time Part time 24  February 2019 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 in Child Development and Education (by Research)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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 Communication Science (Corporate Communication)

Campus Full time February 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Science in Communication Science (Entertainment Communication)

Campus Full time Part time February 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

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. [+]

Many organisations in society, including commercial companies, broadcasters, governments and educational institutions, have a genuine need for knowledge of 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Communication Science (Persuasive Communication)

Campus Full time 12  February 2019 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. [+]

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 the 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Communication Science (Political Communication)

Campus Full time February 2019 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 influence 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 in Computational Science (joint degree UvA/VU)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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? [+]

In the Master's programme Computational Science you learn to develop computational models based on observations and data from physical, social, earth, economic and life sciences. In this joint degree of UvA and VU you can specialise in topics offered by both universities.

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. The curriculum relies heavily on algorithmic-driven procedures (step-by-step procedure for solving a problem in a limited number of steps) but also involves lots of mathematics and logic. Students will learn to apply this knowledge to different research areas in the natural sciences.... [-]


Master of Science in Computer Science (joint degree UvA/VU)

Campus Full time 24  February 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the Master's programme Computer Science you are taught by scientists who have a reputation for world-class research on computer systems, software, networking and online systems. As a joint degree programme of UvA and VU, you benefit from the expertise of both research groups at both institutions and their international contacts. [+]

In the Master's programme Computer Science you are taught by scientists who have a reputation for world-class research on computer systems, software, networking and online systems. As a joint degree programme of UvA and VU, you benefit from the expertise of both research groups at both institutions and their international contacts.

Why study Computer Science in Amsterdam? You are interested in the techniques behind computer systems, programmes, 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 programmes. You want to become a well-trained researcher by taking part in research with renowned scientists from both the VU Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. What can you expect from the Computer Science programme 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 programme ... [-]

Master of Science in Conflict Resolution and Governance

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Conflict Resolution and Governance offers you 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 analyse conflicts, negotiate their resolution and link conflict research with its practice. [+]

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 analyse 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 programme provides you with a foundation in theory and research that helps you analyse conflicts and conflict resolution efforts in relation to the dynamics of public governance.... [-]


Master of Science in Cultural and Social Anthropology

Campus Full time February 2020 Netherlands Amsterdam

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

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

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 programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 specialisations among the Cultural and Social Anthropology staff, who can support and supervise your project.... [-]


Master of Science in Cultural and Social Anthropology (Applied Anthropology)

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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. 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 to be solved. [+]

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 to be solved.... [-]


Master of Science in Earth Sciences

Campus Full time 24  February 2019 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. Professionals who understand the earth as a complex system and are able to lead the way towards a more sustainable future. [+]

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 coursework meet the latest scientific standards.... [-]


Master of Science in Earth Sciences (Environmental Management)

Campus Full time September 2019 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.

Why specialise in Environmental Management?

Our environment is increasingly affected by human impact. To protect it, we need skilled professionals that can manage landscapes and geo-ecosystems for the benefit of future generations. This requires in-depth knowledge of environmental systems and the ability to work together in interdisciplinary teams and to deal with transitions in relation to global change.... [-]


Master of Science in Earth Sciences (Future Planet Ecosystem Science)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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 the global change, the management of ecosystems, and their services upon which humans rely.

Why specialise in Future Planet Ecosystem Science?

Human impact on our planet has reached unprecedented proportions. This severely affects biodiversity, geo-ecosystems and the services they provide to humanity. We urgently need an in-depth understanding of the functioning of geo-ecosystems, to predict the effects of local and global change (land use change, eutrophication, pollution, climate change) and to successfully manage Earth's systems (e.g. through integrated land management, spatial planning, nature and soil conservation). Only then can we rely on the use of ecosystem services in a sustainable way.... [-]


Master of Science in Earth Sciences (Geo-ecological Dynamics)

Campus Full time September 2019 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. 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. [+]

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.

Why specialise in Geo-ecological Dynamics?

Complex geo-ecosystems comprised of the landscape, soil, water and biological systems are severely affected by global change and human interaction. Detailed knowledge of geo-ecosystem processes is crucial for understanding our past, current and future environments. This means incorporating spatial and process studies of the dynamics and properties of landscapes, land use (change), land degradation and desertification, pollution, biogeochemical cycles and eutrophication (e.g. carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus), and climate.... [-]


Master of Science in Econometrics

Campus Full time September 2019 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 four tracks where you can explore different specialisations in Econometrics. The Econometrics track explores economic complexity using real data and statistical tools to analyse economic or business problems, Data Science and Business Analytics (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, and Complexity and Economic Behaviour looks at the complex calculations governing markets and pricing structures... [-]


Master of Science in Econometrics: Complexity and Economic Behaviour

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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.

Focus on the complex calculations governing today's markets

The Complexity and Economic Behaviour 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. One Master’s programme, four tracks ... [-]

Master of Science in Econometrics: Data Science & Business Analytics

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Data Science & 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. [+]

The Data Science & 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.

One Master’s programme, four tracks

The Master’s in Econometrics offers you the option to choose one of four top-level academic specialisation tracks:... [-]


Master of Science in Econometrics: Econometrics

Campus Full time September 2019 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 with advanced mathematics

In the Econometrics track of the Econometrics Master's programme, you'll dive into the advanced mathematics behind economic complexity. This track deals with modelling, estimation and testing of economic models using micro, macro and financial data as well as parametric and non-parametric techniques appropriate for cross-section, time series and panel.

Prepare for a career in one of the most sought-after professions in the world today; Become fluent in the application of advanced mathematical and statistical methods; Specialise in econometric theory, panel data and micro- and financial econometrics. One Master’s programme, four tracks ... [-]

Master of Science in Econometrics: Financial Econometrics

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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.

In the Financial Econometrics track of the Econometrics Master’s programme, you'll study the econometric techniques that have been developed for the analysis of financial markets. The programme teaches you about (multivariate) modelling of volatility, Value at Risk, and asset pricing. 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.

Familiarise yourself with the application of econometric techniques on empirical data; interpret the results from a financial perspective; become an expert in the complex mathematics of the financial economy. ... [-]

Master of Science in Economics

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master in Economics (MSc) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers the following areas of specialisation: Behavioural Economics & Game Theory, Industrial Organisation, Regulation & Competition Policy, Development Economics and International Economics & Globalisation. [+]

The Master in Economics (MSc) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers the following areas of specialisation: Behavioural Economics & Game Theory, Industrial Organisation, Regulation & Competition Policy, Development Economics and International Economics & Globalisation.

The Master of Science in Economics has a strong international emphasis and offers a wide range of specialisations ranging from theoretical to applied.

One Master's, six tracks

The Master's programme in Economics offers six fascinating academic specialisation tracks:

Markets and Regulation; Development Economics; Public Policy; Monetary Policy & Banking; International Economics & Globalisation; Behavioural Economics & Game Theory; ... [-]

Master of Science in Economics: Behavioural Economics and Game Theory

Campus Full time September 2019 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. Delve into these hidden motives in this single-year Master’s track. [+]

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.

One Master's, six tracks

The Master's programme in Economics offers six fascinating academic specialisation tracks:

Markets and Regulation; Development Economics; Public Policy; Monetary Policy & Banking; International Economics & Globalisation; Behavioural Economics & Game Theory; ... [-]

Master of Science in Economics: Development Economics

Campus Full time September 2019 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.

One Master's, six tracks

The Master's programme in Economics offers six fascinating academic specialisation tracks:

Markets and Regulation; Development Economics; Public Policy; Monetary Policy & Banking; International Economics & Globalisation; Behavioural Economics & Game Theory;

Each track provides you with an advanced level of understanding of the economics core (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics) in combination with an upper-advanced level of understanding in your chosen specialisation.... [-]


Master of Science in Economics: International Economics & Globalisation

Campus Full time September 2019 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, the drivers of international capital flows 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 research. [+]

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, the drivers of international capital flows 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 research.

One Master's, six tracks

The Master's programme in Economics offers six fascinating academic specialisation tracks:

Markets and Regulation; Development Economics; Public Policy; Monetary Policy & Banking; International Economics & Globalisation; Behavioural Economics & Game Theory; ... [-]

Master of Science in Economics: Markets and Regulation

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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

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

The Markets & Regulation track of the Master’s programme in Economics at the University of Amsterdam focusses on understanding competitive markets, under what conditions they can work, and when they need protection. In this field, economics is used to regulate big business through government intervention. Develop a thorough understanding of modern oligopoly theory and become proficient in the current issues of market regulation and competition policy.

Based upon a common core in micro, macro and econometrics, students take specialisation courses including Advanced Industrial Organisation, Regulation, Empirical Market Analysis and Competition Policy. Original research in the second semester culminates in a master’s thesis that combines applied theory and econometrics to cutting-edge market matters.... [-]


Master of Science in Economics: Monetary Policy and Banking

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Amsterdam School of Economics professors combine excellent teaching skills with an active research agenda and hands-on experience. This results in a programme that is both knowledge-intensive and research-based, bringing you to the cutting edge of financial stability, monetary theory and regulation. After finishing this programme, you will be a valuable employee for firms operating in the financial sector, central banks, supervisors and policymakers. [+]

Amsterdam School of Economics professors combine excellent teaching skills with an active research agenda and hands-on experience. This results in a programme that is both knowledge-intensive and research-based, bringing you to the cutting edge of financial stability, monetary theory and regulation. After finishing this programme, you will be a valuable employee for firms operating in the financial sector, central banks, supervisors and policymakers.

One Master's, six tracks

The Master's programme in Economics offers six fascinating academic specialisation tracks:

Markets and Regulation; Development Economics; Public Policy; Monetary Policy & Banking; International Economics & Globalisation; Behavioural Economics & Game Theory; ... [-]

Master of Science in Economics: Public Policy

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The track Public Policy in the Master’s programme in Economics is a fascinating single-year analysis of how governments intervene in the economy. Evaluate the billion-euro auctions of telecommunications frequencies; analyse the merits of public-private partnership; learn all about the current debates and formulate your own positions, based on literature as well as field research. [+]

The track Public Policy in the Master’s programme in Economics is a fascinating single-year analysis of how governments intervene in the economy. Evaluate the billion-euro auctions of telecommunications frequencies; analyse the merits of public-private partnership; learn all about the current debates and formulate your own positions, based on literature as well as field research.

One Master's, six tracks

The Master's programme in Economics offers six fascinating academic specialisation tracks:

Markets and Regulation; Development Economics; Public Policy; Monetary Policy & Banking; International Economics & Globalisation; Behavioural Economics & Game Theory;

Each track provides you with an advanced level of understanding of the economics core (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics) in combination with an upper-advanced level of understanding in your chosen specialisation.... [-]


Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Entrepreneurship has become a mature academic discipline. The UvA and Vrije Universiteit 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. [+]

Entrepreneurship has become a mature academic discipline. The UvA and Vrije Universiteit 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.

This one-year programme takes a thorough look at two modes of entrepreneurship: new commercial ventures, and entrepreneurial activities within organisations. You will look at the multidisciplinary aspects of entrepreneurship, its collaborative and social nature, and the many practical issues (e.g. finance) that influence it. Specialisation courses allow you to gain in-depth knowledge of entrepreneurship in specific contexts. The programme culminates in a thesis.... [-]


Master of Science in Finance

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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:... [-]


Master of Science in Finance: Asset Management

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

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.

Would you like to work in an environment with professional investors such as mutual funds, pension funds or hedge funds? Are you interested in asset pricing and portfolio management? Then this track in the Finance Master’s programme may be the one for you.... [-]


Master of Science in Finance: Banking and Regulation

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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. [+]

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.

Do you have what it takes to keep order in the fast-moving world of high finance, to become a specialist in financial regulations, banking and international corporate governance? Then this track is where your career begins.

Prepare for a career in banking, banking regulation or consulting become an expert in banking and financial regulation study at a faculty with major strengths in the world of finance One Master's programme, five tracks ... [-]

Master of Science in Finance: Corporate Finance

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

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. ... [-]

Master of Science in Finance: Quantitative Finance

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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 in 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 good reputation in finance, big data and econometrics. One Master's programme, five tracks ... [-]

Master of Science in Finance: Real Estate Finance

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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. One Master's programme, five tracks ... [-]

Master of Science in Forensic Science

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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.

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 in Human Geography

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

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 in Human Geography: Economic Geography

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

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. The Master's in Economic Geography adopts a multi-scalar approach to global production networks - exploring the local, national and global level of dynamic interconnections enabled by communication and transport technologies, labour migration and outsourcing, as well as state policies of de- and re-regulation. ... [-]


Master of Science in Human Geography: Environmental Geography

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master Environmental Geography focuses on the relationship between humans and their ecosystem. Environmental challenges can be approached from different perspectives, which are analysed while taking spatial dynamics into account. You will examine the consequences of environmental changes on both local and global economies and study international climate change governance. [+]

The Master Environmental Geography focuses on the relationship between humans and their ecosystem. Environmental challenges can be approached from different perspectives, which are analysed while taking spatial dynamics into account. You will examine the consequences of environmental changes on both local and global economies and study international climate change governance.

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.... [-]


Master of Science in Human Geography: Political Geography

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master Political Geography focuses on three core themes: geopolitics, globalisation and governance. By examining these concepts, political geographies in our current globalised world are analysed and researched. Theories and methods in political geography are thoroughly studied before a thesis project in the field is conducted. [+]

The Master Political Geography focuses on three core themes: geopolitics, globalisation and governance. By examining these concepts, political geographies in our current globalised world are analysed and researched. Theories and methods in political geography are thoroughly studied before a thesis project in the field is conducted.

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.... [-]


Master of Science in Human Geography: Urban Geography

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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 Master Urban Geography provides students with a deeper understanding of global and local processes that shape cities across the world. In our programme, we study processes of urbanization, urban inequality and every day urban life through a geographical lens, exploring how seemingly global phenomena take on place-specific forms and contribute to place-specific social and spatial challenges. You will thus learn to study cities not only from the perspective of the global, but also from the perspective of the local.

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.... [-]


Master of Science in Information Studies

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 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. 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 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. ... [-]


Master of Science in Information Studies: Data Science

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

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 innovative and interdisciplinary Data Science track in the Information Studies Master's Programme, the UvA makes it possible for you to become a skilful expert in this field. [+]

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 innovative and interdisciplinary Data Science track in the Information Studies Master's Programme, the UvA makes it possible for you to become a skilful expert in this field.

This Master’s programme has been developed in collaboration with Amsterdam Data Science (ADS). 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 of 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? ... [-]

Master of Science in Information Studies: Information Systems

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The Information Systems (IS) track in the Master's programme Information Studies is designed to give you the tools to analyse and create systems for the supply, storage and communication of information. IS is based on intelligent communication between humans and information systems. [+]

The Information Systems (IS) track in the Master's programme Information Studies is designed to give you the tools to analyse and create systems for the supply, storage and communication of information. IS is based on intelligent communication between humans and information systems.

Information Systems is 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 you want to make connections between the people responsible for developing technological solutions and corporate management you want to translate user demands into innovative solutions ... [-]

Master of Science in International Development Studies

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In this Master’s programme, 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. [+]

In this Master’s programme, 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.

Why is a Master International Development Studies needed?

In the contemporary global setting, the Global North and the Global South are interwoven through ideas, economics, institutions, value chains, and more. At the same time, the world is collectively facing growing uncertainty due to climate change, financial volatility, growing inequality, migration movements, changing political landscapes and conflict. Increasing global integration due to intensified forms of communication, shared interests, and shared challenges, along with expanding economies and ICT developments creates new realities for social life, in which the development issues of the global South – traditionally considered the proper domain for development studies – come closer to and intertwine with social, economic and political challenges in the global North. Contextualized by on-going tendencies to protect vested economic and political interests, resulting in increasing exclusion and inequality within and across populations in the South and the North, the demands for understanding what development means and whom it impacts are changing. Within this context, up-to-date expertise is needed in the broad arena of international development capable of challenging existing knowledge claims, discovering new ideas and knowledge; and contributing to new forms of pro-active governance that protects the interests of those who are excluded and/or adversely... [-]


Master of Science in Life Sciences - Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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. You will develop a strong feel for scientific research and high levels of abstraction, and learn to combine the rapid developments in these fields. [+]

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 in Logic

Campus Full time Part time 24  February 2019 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 a 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.

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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.... [-]


Master of Science in Mathematics

Campus Full time 24  February 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Mathematics is a vibrant and versatile field, in which 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. [+]

Mathematics is a vibrant and versatile field, in which 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 a 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 in Medical Anthropology and Sociology

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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 in Pedagogical Sciences: Youth at Risk

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

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 of Science in Physics and Astronomy (joint degree UvA/VU)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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 programme combines a broad understanding of physics and astronomy in general with in-depth knowledge of specific physics areas. [+]

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). ... [-]


Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy: Advanced Matter and Energy Physics

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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 of Science in Physics and Astronomy: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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 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. [+]

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 of Science in Physics and Astronomy: Biophysics and Biophotonics

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the two-year track Biophysics and Biophotonics in the Master’s programme 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. This Master's track was formerly known as Physics of Life and Health. [+]

In the two-year track Biophysics and Biophotonics in the Master’s programme 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. This Master's track was formerly known as Physics of Life and Health.

The programme

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 centres of Amsterdam. After this programme, you can continue an exciting career in an academic research institute, apply for a post-graduation training to become a clinical physicist, work in hospitals, schools, or the private sector.... [-]


Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy: Science for Energy and Sustainability

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Science for Energy and Sustainability (SES) is an interdisciplinary 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy. It's a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. [+]

Science for Energy and Sustainability (SES) is an interdisciplinary 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy. It's a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Joint degree programme with VU University 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? ... [-]

Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy: Theoretical Physics

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Einstein, Bohr, Feynman, Hawking... Theoretical physics has captured the imagination for many generations. The two-year track Theoretical Physics in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, offers education and training from researchers of one of Europe's leading institutes in this challenging and exciting field. Requiring a high level of conceptual and technical sophistication, it seeks to answer deeply fundamental questions such as: What is matter made of? What is the nature of space and time? [+]

Einstein, Bohr, Feynman, Hawking... Theoretical physics has captured the imagination for many generations. The two-year track Theoretical Physics in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, offers education and training from researchers of one of Europe's leading institutes in this challenging and exciting field. Requiring a high level of conceptual and technical sophistication, it seeks to answer deeply fundamental questions such as: What is matter made of? What is the nature of space and time?

Is Theoretical Physics in Amsterdam the study for me?

If you are fascinated by physics and the laws of science, Theoretical Physics might be the track for you. You will need to have a profound knowledge of the special theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, statistical physics, electrodynamics, calculus and linear algebra (a basic knowledge of condensed matter and particle physics is an advantage). Furthermore, you:... [-]


Master of Science in Political Science

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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:... [-]


Master of Science in Political Science: European Politics and External Relations

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

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. During past years, European Politics and External Relations track students were given the opportunity to attend a study trip to Brussels, which included meetings and discussions in key EU institutions.... [-]


Master of Science in Political Science: International Relations

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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 relationship between academic work and political practice and includes courses co-taught by academic staff and policymakers. Student profile ... [-]

Master of Science in Political Science: Political Economy

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

How do global economic and political forces shape the lives and future of citizens, business, and civil society? Of political conflict and government? Your Master programme in Political Economy will teach you to answer these questions. [+]

How do global economic and political forces shape the lives and future of citizens, business, and civil society? Of political conflict and government? Your Master programme in Political Economy will teach you to answer these questions. The programme covers the ground from ‘economics for non-economists’ to understanding how the ‘rules of the game’ are shaped, to thinking about ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ of an open global economy and how that gives rise to ‘new’ conflicts and to a surge of anti-globalisation political movements. You will in global and comparative terms address the 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Political Science: Political Theory

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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 rigour with policy relevance.... [-]


Master of Science in Political Science: Public Policy and Governance

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the Master’s in Public Policy and Governance, you will learn to critically analyse public policies in often controversial political settings. The programme 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 analyse public policies in often controversial political settings. The programme 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 programme 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Psychology: Behavioural Data Science

Campus Full time Part time 12  February 2019 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 the risk of burglary by area and week of the 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. ... [-]


Master of Science in Psychology: Brain & Cognition in Society

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Psychology: Coaching & Vitality in Organisations

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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? ... [-]

Master of Science in Psychology: Consultancy and Organisational Development

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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 ... [-]

Master of Science in Psychology: Cultural Psychology

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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 programme in Cultural Psychology. We invite ambitious Dutch and international students with a genuine interest in (cross-) cultural psychology to apply for this selective, one-year programme.

Program description

The program combines approaches from cultural and cross-cultural psychology and deals 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?

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Master of Science in Psychology: Development and Health Psychology

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This Master's programme combines theory with practical applications, with an open eye on the possibilities to use modern technology (e.g., e-health). It combines elements of social, developmental and experimental psychology with applications to health issues that are currently on the top of the list in our society. Students will learn to systematically analyze different health problems, select, adapt or design and execute appropriate interventions and analyze their effectiveness. [+]

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 behaviour?

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 have 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?

Psychology: Development and Health - smoking and drinking

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


Master of Science in Psychology: Human Resource and Career Management

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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 organisations 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 Courses ... [-]

Master of Science in Psychology: Social Influence

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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

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?

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? 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 more of 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Security and Network Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The Master’s programme Security and Network Engineering (SNE, formerly System and Netwerk Engineering) is a time intensive one year programme 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 focal point in the programme for the last thirteen years, it prepares students for realistic situations outside of academics. [+]

The Master’s programme Security and Network Engineering (SNE, formerly System and Netwerk Engineering) is a time intensive one year programme 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 focal point in the programme for the last thirteen years, it prepares students for realistic situations outside of academics.

Security and network engineers

In a world that increasingly uses and depends on the technical ICT infrastructure, and where (cyber)security is a 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. ... [-]


Master of Science in Sociology

Campus Full time September 2019 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Sociology: Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Sociology: Cultural Sociology

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme 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 programme 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 in Sociology: Gender, Sexuality and Society

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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 enhancing 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 in Sociology: Migration and Ethnic Studies

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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 in Sociology: Social Problems and Social Policy

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Sociology: Urban Sociology

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Urban Sociology track provides its graduates with an in-depth, research-informed and theoretically driven understanding of urban society. What is urban about sneakers? Why is the city a refuge for queer people? How much does Instagram say about a city? What are the politics of building a mosque, a church and a Buddhist temple? What is participatory about the participatory design? Master Program in Urban Sociology is all about hands-on research into the topics that are most current in the contemporary thinking about urbanization. Being its part means studying the city as a space of innovation (for new ideas, fashion, music genres, lifestyles), a site of struggle and political mobilization, and a domain for policy interventions. [+]

Urban Sociology track provides its graduates with an in-depth, research-informed and theoretically driven understanding of urban society. What is urban about sneakers? Why is the city a refuge for queer people? How much does Instagram say about a city? What are the politics of building a mosque, a church and a Buddhist temple? What is participatory about the participatory design? Master Program in Urban Sociology is all about hands-on research into the topics that are most current in the contemporary thinking about urbanization. Being its part means studying the city as a space of innovation (for new ideas, fashion, music genres, lifestyles), a site of struggle and political mobilization, and a domain for policy interventions.... [-]


Master of Science in Software Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 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 how, but to understand 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 how, but to understand 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? ... [-]

Master of Science in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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 in Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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. During the programme, you will focus on innovative forms of planning aimed at solving problems of collective action in metropolitan areas. [+]

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.... [-]


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

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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 academia, government, not-for-profit organisations and commercial firms. [+]

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 academia, government, not-for-profit organisations and commercial firms.

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.... [-]


Research Master in Communication Science (Academic)

Campus Full time February 2019 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.... [-]


Research Master in Communication Science (Applied)

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Would you like to resolve communication challenges in practice rather than just study them? The Research Master’s (Applied track) 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 an applied context. [+]

Would you like to resolve communication challenges in practice rather than just study them? The Research Master’s (Applied track) 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 an applied context.

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Disclaimer: This programme will be launched in September 2019, the content on this page is thus subject to change.

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.... [-]


Research Master of Science in International Development Studies

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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. This has created a need for well-rounded professionals with an in-depth understanding of the complexities of local to global development processes, and with specific understanding of theories and perspectives from the Global South. .... [-]


Research Master of Science in Psychology

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam offers an outstanding two-year Research Master’s programme in Psychology. This programme 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 programme in Psychology. This programme 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 programme is firmly embedded in the experimental approach to psychology that characterizes the psychology programme 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 programme 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 programme are two separate research projects (Internship and Thesis). In principle, papers based on these research projects should qualify for publication in international academic journals.... [-]


Research Master of Science in Social Sciences

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Research Master of Science in Urban Studies

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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. Consequently, we need academics who are able to understand and develop knowledge of the urban change. Addressing urban issues and processes as they occur in multiple and intersecting academic domains, requires a multidisciplinary approach. The Research Master in Urban Studies (RMUS) combines the disciplines of urban geography, economic geography, urban and regional planning, and urban sociology to provide a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to studying urban change, as well as the opportunities and challenges this produces. You will learn about contemporary urban phenomena and will be trained in a variety of research methodologies and techniques to understand these from a critical perspective. An important theme throughout the programme is the international comparison of critical urban phenomena, as exemplified by the requirement of an international comparison in your Master’s thesis. A substantial part of the program (72/120 ECTS)... [-]


Master

Executive Master of Science in Management Studies

Campus Part time 18  February 2019 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. [+]

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 and boost your career. Expand your professional network and choose for Strategy, Leadership and Management or Digital Business 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 2019

Our programme starts in February and September. Contact us or send us a CV Quicks Scan 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. An MSc degree is often an important condition for a next higher level management positions.... [-]


Master of Arts in German

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

With a Bachelor’s in German, you can continue your studies of the language, literature and culture of the German-speaking world through one of the following Master’s degree programmes. [+]

With a Bachelor’s in German, you can continue your studies of the language, literature and culture of the German-speaking world through one of the following Master’s degree programmes.

Studying German at the University of Amsterdam

The Graduate School of Humanities offers several one-year Master’s during which you can specialise in German as a track within the programme. Each approaching German with a unique focus – whether its literature, linguistics, education or culture – these Master’s allow you to tailor the programme to your interests.

Language and Society

In this Linguistics programme, you explore language from a (socio)linguistic and pragmatic perspective while developing the knowledge and skills to analyse German within its unique social context.... [-]


Master of Arts in Italian

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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.​ [+]

With a Bachelor’s in Italian, you can continue your studies of the language, literature and culture of Italy through one of the following Master’s degree programmes.

Studying Italian at the University of Amsterdam

The Graduate School of Humanities offers several one-year Master’s during which you can specialise in Italian as a track within the programme. Each approaching Italian with a unique focus – whether its literature, linguistics, education or culture – these Master’s allow you to tailor the programme to your interests.

Language and Society

In this Linguistics programme, you explore language from a (socio)linguistic and pragmatic perspective while developing the knowledge and skills to analyse Italian within its unique social context.... [-]


Master of Arts in Linguistics (Language and Society)

Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2019 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 focuses 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 in Scandinavian Languages

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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.​ [+]

With a Bachelor’s in Danish, Swedish or Norwegian, you can continue your studies of the language, literature and culture of the Scandinavian world through one of the following Master’s degree programmes.

Studying Danish, Swedish and Norwegian at the University of Amsterdam

The Graduate School of Humanities offers several one-year Master’s during which you can specialise in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian as a track within the programme. Each approaching language with a unique focus – whether its literature, linguistics, education or culture – these Master’s allow you to tailor the programme to your interests.

Language and Society

In this Linguistics programme, you explore language from a (socio)linguistic and pragmatic perspective while developing the knowledge and skills to analyse Danish, Swedish or Norwegian within their unique social contexts.... [-]


Master of Arts in Slavonic Languages

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 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. [+]

With a Bachelor’s in one of the Slavonic languages, you can continue your studies of the language, literature and culture of the Slavonic-speaking world through one of the following Master’s degree programmes.

Studying Russian, Polish and Czech at the University of Amsterdam

The Graduate School of Humanities offers several one-year Master’s during which you can specialise in Russian, Polish and Czech as a track within the programme. Each approaching the Slavonic languages with a unique focus – whether its literature, linguistics, education or culture – these Master’s allow you to tailor the programme to your interests.

Language and Society

In this Linguistics programme, you explore language from a (socio)linguistic and pragmatic perspective while developing the knowledge and skills to analyse Russian, Polish and Czech within their unique social contexts.... [-]


Master of Arts in Spanish

Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

With a Bachelor’s in Spanish, you can continue your studies of the language, literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world through one of the following Master’s degree programmes. [+]

With a Bachelor’s in Spanish, you can continue your studies of the language, literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world through one of the following Master’s degree programmes.

Studying Spanish at the University of Amsterdam

The Graduate School of Humanities offers several one-year Master’s during which you can specialise in Spanish as a track within the programme. Each approaching Spanish with a unique focus – whether its literature, linguistics, education or culture – these Master’s allow you to tailor the programme to your interests.

Language and Society

In this Linguistics programme, you explore language from a (socio)linguistic and pragmatic perspective while developing the knowledge and skills to analyse Spanish within its unique social context.... [-]


Master of Science in Chemistry (Science for Energy and Sustainability)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

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 of Science in Physics and Astronomy: Gravitation, Astro-, and Particle Physics (track)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 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 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 the staff is involved in several large international research projects. [+]

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 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 the 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:... [-]


Tinbergen Institute Master of Philosophy in Economics (by Research)

Campus Full time 24  September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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

The Research Master in Economics is an intensive two-year 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 Research Master 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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