Utrecht University

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned number one in The Netherlands, 14th in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings, and member of the renowned European League of Research Universities.

Innovative and internationally oriented academic community

Joining Utrecht University as a student will make you part of an innovative and internationally oriented academic community — that brought forward no less than 12 Nobel Prize winners - engaged in cutting-edge and multi-disciplinary teaching and research. Utrecht scientists who have made an outstanding contribution to society include Nobel Prize winner Christiaan Eijkman, one of the discoverers of vitamin; neuropharmacologist David de Wied, who won national and international acclaim for his discovery that neuropeptides (small proteins) control brain activity and behaviour; and the latest Nobel Prize winner Gerard ’t Hooft, a prominent scientist in the field of theoretical physics. They also include Johanna Westerdijk, the first female professor in the Netherlands.

Personal and interactive teaching

At Utrecht University you will experience a model of quality education that stands for personal and interactive teaching based on critical reflection and debate, flexibility and a level of choice for students, as well as permanent professional development for lecturers.

Students and Programmes

Utrecht University counts over 30,000 students from 118 countries. You can choose among 10 English-taught Bachelor's programmes and almost 100 English-taught Master's programmes - the widest range of English-taught graduate programmes in the Netherlands. Bachelor's programmes are 3-year programmes leading to a Bachelor's of Arts degree (BA) or Bachelor's of Science degree (BSc). Master’s Programme at Utrecht University is a 1- or 2-year programme leading to a Science degree (MSc), Arts degree (MA) or Laws degree (LLM). On top of a Master's Programme, you can take part in the Young Innovators Programme: a selective 15 ECTS honours course at graduate level.

Professional field

The connection with the professional field is consistently embedded in the curricula of UU master’s programmes. A Career Services centre will support your transition into the Dutch or international postgraduate job market.

Top 5 happiest places to live

English is widely spoken in the Netherlands. Utrecht is a beautiful medieval city, centrally located in the Netherlands. Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport are less than half an hour away, and there are easy train connections throughout Europe. It is with good reason that BBC Travel placed Utrecht in the “top 5 happiest places to Iive".

How to apply?

Our application process is done online. Please visit our website for more information on the application process.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our programmes, please do get in touch with us. Utrecht University Student Services, (Monday to Friday, 10 am – 4 pm)

Tel: +31 30 253 7000

Email: study@uu.nl.

Visitors’ address: UU for U, Student Services, Heidelberglaan 6, de Uithof/Utrecht

Programs taught in:
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Our Research Master’s program in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies focuses on interdisciplinary study of the material, social, and intellectual developments in Eu ... [+]

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Our Research Master’s program in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies focuses on interdisciplinary study of the material, social, and intellectual developments in Europe (including the Mediterranean region) from Antiquity through the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Within this long period, you can focus on your academic interests by choosing one of the following tracks:

Ancient Studies Medieval Studies Medieval Celtic Studies Renaissance Studies

Within each track, you will work with source materials in their original languages, including in manuscript form. The Ancient Studies track has a keen interest in cultural interactions within and between ancient civilizations and includes a variety of research methods, such as archaeology and epigraphy, to the study of the ancient world. The Medieval Studies and Renaissance Studies tracks go beyond a solely historical approach by including courses in literature, linguistics, art history, musicology, and history. In the Medieval Studies track, you may specialize in either Medieval History, Medieval Art History, Medieval Literature, or Medieval Musicology. Medieval Celtic Studies combines literary studies with historical linguistics. Read more about the tracks.... [-]

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The Applied Ethics Master’s program offers you an in-depth focus on the interaction between moral practice and ethical theory, allowing you to explore ethical theories in ... [+]

EXPLORE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN MORAL PRACTICES AND ETHICAL REFLECTION

Moral problems occur in all areas of life: professional, personal, political. Should banks impose strict criteria on clients to promote corporate social responsibility? How to allocate fairly the benefits and burdens of climate change policy options? For which purposes is the use of big data morally permissible? Do you believe it is ethical for us to use biological enhancement technologies to make us better, rather than simply well? Can it be justified to use biotechnology to change animals in order to avoid welfare problems in livestock? Such problems require careful reflection on the facts – but also on our basic moral values.... [-]

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The program Applied Musicology focuses on the musical infrastructure and offers the specific knowledge and skills required for a musicologist to operate successfully with ... [+]

PREPARATION IN THE CURRENT/ FUTURE MUSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Through its focus on musical infrastructure, Utrecht University's Master's program Applied Musicology will equip you with the specific knowledge and skills required to operate as a musicologist within the international musical industry. The program utilizes reflective training in both current and innovative approaches in musicology, through which you will learn to apply academic musicological skills to the day-to-day challenges in a musical life.

EXPERIENCE FROM THE PROFESSIONAL FIELD

Our Master's program in Applied Musicology was designed in direct dialogue with top institutions within the musical infrastructure in the Netherlands and beyond; it does not discriminate between classical and popular music. The curriculum builds on knowledge and skills gained through Bachelor's program in Musicology, with emphasis on both historical musicology and the relation of music with other media.... [-]

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Our two-year Research Master's program focuses on the art and architecture of the Low Countries (the present-day Netherlands and Belgium) and spans the period from the la ... [+]

Immerse Yourself in the Art and Architecture of the Low Countries

Our two-year Research Master's program focuses on the art and architecture of the Low Countries (present-day Netherlands and Belgium), and spans the period from the late Middle Ages to the present day. You will study Netherlandish art and architecture, taking into account their international context. We invite you to critically reflect on the production of art and architecture, and the role of patronage; investigate the reasons why so many artist went abroad and how they became agents in the international diffusion of styles and themes; and explore how artworks testify to the Dutch encounter with the wider world from the Golden Age to the present day.... [-]

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Our Master’s program was designed to meet the urgent need for art professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and ... [+]

PREPARING ARTS PROFESSIONALS FOR THE CULTURAL SECTOR OF THE FUTURE

The cultural world is in a state of rapid transformation due to technological innovation, urbanization, economic globalization, and an increasingly unpredictable sociopolitical landscape. All facets of the arts – practice, organization, leadership, societal relevance, and internationalization (in Europe and beyond) – are affected by this transformation. Utrecht University's Master of Arts and Society will prepare you to operate as a leading figure in the global arts, media, and cultural sectors of the future.

Our Master’s program is designed to meet the urgent need for arts professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an acute awareness of the current state of the sector at the local and global levels. As a student in this program, you will explore, for example, the dynamics and dilemmas within existing mainstream culture and its relationship with a growing number of “alternative” cultural practices, new models of creative production and industry, and the ever-increasing role of the arts in social justice.... [-]

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This Research Master’s program offers you an excellent balance between linguistic variety and general theoretical perspectives on the nature of literature, its past and i ... [+]

LITERATURE IN A GLOBALISED WORLD

In this program, we approach literature as a cultural medium from a comparative, theoretical perspective. How do different cultures and societies think about the present, remember the past, and imagine the future in and through literature? And how has literature itself been understood and theorized across historical periods and geographical boundaries? In this program, you will have the opportunity to explore these and related questions. At Utrecht, we focus on modern and contemporary literature from different language areas. What sets the Utrecht program apart is a strong focus on literary and cultural history and memory, literary theory and criticism, and world literature.... [-]

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The Master's program in Conflict Studies and Human Rights will equip you with the necessary analytical and theoretical skills to engage with global and local challenges i ... [+]

CONFLICT STUDIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS: THEORETICAL ANALYSIS AND GROUNDED RESEARCH

Why has ’nationalist’ violence erupted in Ukraine? Will cities become the war zones of the future? How is the term ‘human rights’ used and abused in times of violent conflict? What role did social media play in the rise and subsequent collapse of the Arab Spring? What are the ethical and political issues associated with the use of drones in zones of conflict - and what impact does this have on the subjects of surveillance? Who defines ‘evil’ and what does ‘doing good’ mean? How do ‘humanitarian wars’ affect the everyday lives of the ‘victims’ they protect?

These are just some of the pressing questions arising from the complex interconnectedness of today’s world. A solution to these questions can only be found through systematic analysis of processes of inclusion and exclusion, mobilization, and collective violence. Addressing these topics properly demands critical reflection on the national and international policies developed to contain, manage, resolve, or transform violent conflict.... [-]

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Contemporary performance practices are increasingly hybrid projects that approach and transcend the borders of theatre, dance, visual arts, music, media and daily life. T ... [+]

Dive into expanding theatre and dance and interdisciplinary dramaturgy

What can theatre tell us about everyday life in a digital culture? How does dance inform and shape society? How can we analyse, interpret and respond to this - as critical thinkers? In this program, you will learn how to investigate and reflect on the dynamic ways in which theatrical and choreographic practices respond to a society in transition. This program welcomes both Dutch and international students who are interested in dramaturgy, programming and curating, critical writing and art criticism, as well as arts professionals who wish to enrich their practice through academic research. The unique characteristic of the program in Utrecht is the focus on contemporary, hybrid practices and the possibility to focus on dance and dance dramaturgy.... [-]

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In the Master’s program in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on mo ... [+]

Explore Europe’s history and culture from a global perspective

In this program, we examine the role of culture in shaping past and present. We explore what culture is. We learn about the history of ideas and social practices, study how people use history today, apply cultural theories, and explore the formation of social identities and heritage.

The historians in the program are specialists in the fields of empire, public history, race, media history, history of the body, intellectual history, heritage studies and digital humanities. We bring our academic expertise into classroom discussions.

The scope of the program is Europe in a global setting. We use transnational and comparative approaches to our topics. We ensure there is a balance between the theory and practice of cultural history and heritage through the combination of courses, internships, and thesis. Students put theory into practice in their internships. Some choose internships at leading cultural history institutions while others select research-based internships working on cutting-edge projects with Utrecht researchers. Whichever option you choose, you will experience the challenges of being a historian in a changing society. Your internship experience should be connected to the research you do for your thesis, which is the product of a rigorous and rewarding process.... [-]

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Our Master’s program in Gender Studies provides you with an interdisciplinary understanding of these tools, as well as advanced analytical skills. You will be trained wit ... [+]

BECOME AN ANALYTICALLY SKILLED ‘AGENT OF CHANGE’

How do gender, race, class, sexuality and age contribute to the formation of social identities? What role do ensuing power differences between these factors play in our globalised and mediatised world? What measures have been taken, in the past and the present, in order to prevent discrimination and exclusion? And how do academic, cultural, artistic, journalistic, and policy-making institutions respond to these societal challenges?

Emancipation, the recognition of differences, and awareness of intersections of gender with other factors of identity making (class, race, age, sexuality, etc.) are crucial tools in analysing social and cultural relations in today’s postcolonial and post-secular societies. Our Master’s program in Gender Studies provides you with an interdisciplinary understanding of these tools, as well as advanced analytical skills. You will be trained within an internationally diverse cohort of students and academic staff to become a professionally successful 'agent of change'.... [-]

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In this two-year Research Master in Gender Studies (before 'Gender and Ethnicity'), you will analyse and problematise various structurally embedded conceptions about gend ... [+]

RECONFIGURE IDENTITY CONSTRUCTIONS AND POWER DIFFERENCES IN OUR GLOBALISED WORLD

How do gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, dis/ability and/or religion contribute to the formation of social identities? What role do ensuing power differences between these vectors play in our globalised and mediatised world? In the two-year Research MA in Gender Studies, you will approach a myriad of questions related to gender and other social categories through an intersectional approach.

The program combines a thorough grounding in the historiography and contemporary state of Gender Studies as a discipline with intensive training in the critical practice of cultural theories and epistemologies from feminist, postcolonial, critical race, and queer perspectives. In a highly interdisciplinary setting and with academic staff and fellow students representing a range of fields from anthropology to literary studies, you will be trained to apply these theories to the analysis of representations of gender in artistic practices, literary texts, political discourses and (new) media and technology. The international and intellectually challenging setting of this program offers you the opportunity to broaden your horizon and to build an academic and professional network.... [-]

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The MA in Global Criminology is a one-year Master’s program that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to work with local and global crim ... [+]

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Do you want to understand the role of Mexico in the cocaine trade, why a Dutch multinational dumps waste on an African country, or how young Dutch Muslims are recruited for fighting in Syria? Are you curious about phenomena such as Internet fraud, food criminality or mobile banditry? Old and new forms of global crime are rapidly expanding, as are the means to control it. The Netherlands serves both as a major crossroad in the illegal flow of goods, people and services and as a key host for international organisations such as Europol, Greenpeace and the International Criminal Court. Drug trafficking, human trafficking, international terrorism, corruption, environmental harm, financial and corporate crime and conflicts over natural resources all have global dimensions. Tackling these issues requires modern instruments that transcend national boundaries.... [-]

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The Research Master in History is designed to train you to become an independent researcher in a speciality of your choice. We will help you develop your creative and ind ... [+]

STEPPING STONE TO A CAREER IN RESEARCH

The History Master’s program offers you research-based training in history as an academic discipline. We teach you how to do research, and we challenge you to develop your own ideas on topics of your choice. It is exactly because of this room for your preferences, as well as the many opportunities to participate in our ongoing research, that the History Master's program at Utrecht University stands out. The broad range of expertise of our History Department pertains to the following areas of (early) modern history:

political history cultural history history of international relations and conflict studies economic and social history

The program’s courses are taught in small groups by first-rate instructors. You will learn advanced research skills whilst developing historical expertise in your specific areas of interest. We will also challenge you to connect your work to ongoing scholarly debates and to reflect on current affairs.... [-]

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During the Master’s program History of Politics and Society, you will acquire the knowledge and tools to thoughtfully interpret the past in order to benefit the present. ... [+]

USE HISTORICAL INSIGHTS TO SOLVE PRESENT-DAY ISSUES

Do referenda endanger democracy? Why is it so difficult to combat global economic inequality? What will the future of the welfare state look like? The Master’s program History of Politics and Society provides you with a thorough understanding of the historical roots of the most important political and societal issues that politicians, journalists and policymakers are concerned with today.

You will study the historical development of democracy, civil society, citizenship, and economic inequality in an international comparative perspective. The program focuses largely on the 19th and 20th centuries and has an interdisciplinary approach: you will combine historical research with concepts and explanations derived from the social sciences.... [-]

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The Intercultural Communication Master’s program teaches you how to approach linguistic and cultural diversity in various, international, contexts. It is implementation-o ... [+]

PROMOTE LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS

The world is becoming an ever ‘smaller place’. We are increasingly brought into contact with different languages and cultures. Through multicultural societies, international organisations and online connections. Communication has become an international – and therefore an intercultural – matter. The importance of understanding cultural parameters and mutual perceptions is rapidly increasing in fields such as business, education, conflict resolution, and more.

The Intercultural Communication Master’s program teaches you how to approach and promote linguistic and cultural diversity in various international contexts. The interdisciplinary and multilingual program will equip you with the tools to apply theory to international practice. After graduation, your skills as a multilingual and intercultural expert will contribute to mutual understanding within Europe or abroad and to the strong worldwide relationships that are so important in our era of globalisation.... [-]

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The international political stage is much like a game of chess between multiple players. During the course of this Master’s program, you will gain a greater understanding ... [+]

EXPLORE COMPLEX ISSUES IN MODERN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Will the EU become an ever-closer union under German leadership or will it collapse? Are we heading for a new Cold War with Russia? Have the Asian powers surpassed their former colonial rulers? Does the current climate of increasing international competition and growing nationalism still allow enough space for ethical norms and values such as human rights? How can terrorist violence be countered? Is it possible to control such violence with warfare and the optimal use of ‘intelligence’?

The international political stage is much like a game of chess between multiple players. During the course of this M.A. you will gain a greater understanding of the parties involved and of their political agendas and prepare yourself for a future as a participant in the game of global politics.... [-]

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This two-year Research Master’s program in Linguistics brings together students from all over the world who combine their unique talents and backgrounds with a shared int ... [+]

JUDGED BEST IN THE FIELD

The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2015 ranked Utrecht University’s Linguistics program as the best in the field in the Netherlands.

COGNITIVE FACULTIES UNDERLYING HUMAN LANGUAGE

The very fact that we have and use languages is part of what makes us human. Many different languages are spoken in the world. In this program, you get to reflect on their structures and what drives language variation and change.

Communicating by means of language is a crucial ingredient of success in modern society. You will learn the principles of first language acquisition, and what is special about learning more languages. The program also satisfies your curiosity to know more about the way language is processed in the brain and how we use it. The key focus of the Research Master’s program in Linguistics is on the cognitive faculties underlying human language, and their interaction.... [-]

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Do you wonder how a literary work becomes a classic or bestseller in the Digital Age? Would you like to learn about the steps taken between publishing a manuscript and th ... [+]

JUDGED BEST IN THE FIELD

The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2018 ranked Utrecht University’s Literature program as the best in the field in the Netherlands.

In the last edition of Elsevier Best Studies Survey, students have also rated International Relations as the best program.

A LABORATORY OF IDEAS, REFLECTION, AND NARRATIVES IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Do you wonder how a literary work becomes a classic or bestseller in the Digital Age? Would you like to learn about the steps taken between publishing a manuscript and the media reviews, talk shows, or blogs in which the work is discussed? Then this Master's program might be for you.

Literature today continues to inspire as a laboratory of ideas, dreams, and narratives, even while facing new challenges. Novels, poems, and short stories now reach their audiences through printed books, e-books, and audiobooks, and through the Internet. Literary texts, including the classics, are being adapted to games and TV dramas, yet a growing numbers of visitors to book fairs shows that literature itself remains a powerful medium.... [-]

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This Research Master's program in Media, Art & Performance Studies is an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented research-based program which offers an advance ... [+]

JUDGED BEST IN THE FIELD

The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2018 ranked Utrecht University’s Media, Art and Performance Studies as the best in the field in the Netherlands.

In the last edition of Elsevier Best Studies Survey, students have also rated Media, Art and Performance Studies as the best program.

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND PRACTICES IN TRANSITION

This Research Master's program in Media, Art and Performance Studies is an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented research-based program which offers an advanced training in academic research skills appropriate for today's highly dynamic and interdisciplinary field of media, visual arts and performance.... [-]

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Our Research Master’s in Musicology will train you in advanced research while giving you academic insight into the theoretical and artistic principles underpinning music ... [+]

STUDYING MUSIC IN DEPTH

Our Research Master’s in Musicology will train you in advanced research while giving you academic insight into the theoretical and artistic principles underpinning music across history and cultures. You will also investigate the contextual circumstances influencing the production, distribution, and reception of music.

WESTERN MUSIC FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT; MUSIC AND MEDIA

The Musicology program at Utrecht University focuses on Western music from the Middle Ages to the present, the impact of media on the reception and conceptualisation of music, and digital musicology. Interdisciplinary work is central to the program, and there are particularly strong links with Medieval and Renaissance Studies, New Media & Digital Culture, Gender Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Computational Humanities, as well as Game Research, the focus area Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights, and the strategic theme Institutions. This program aims to innovate, while at the same time retaining its links to the traditional musicological research fostered at the University over the past 85 years. Read more about the teaching and research environment, including our teaching staff.... [-]

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During the one-year Master’s program in New Media and Digital Culture, you will delve into the many aspects of what it means to live in an age of new media. Guided by an ... [+]

ASSESS THE MEANINGS AND CONSEQUENCES OF NEW MEDIA

New media produced by vast and rapidly expanding creative and commercial industries have become an important part of many everyday activities. Would you like to explore how they are changing our daily practices and cultures?

During the one-year Master’s program in New Media and Digital Culture, you will delve into the many aspects of what it means to live in an age of new media. Guided by an international team of experienced scholars, you will assist with current research projects and learn to reflect critically on how present-day cultures are shaped by social media, data, games, internet activism, apps, data visualisations, mobile devices, algorithms, and participatory platforms. Read more about our teaching and research environment, including our teaching staff.... [-]

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The Research Master in Philosophy provides a challenging research-oriented program that prepares you to participate in the current debates in the international philosophi ... [+]

EXPLORE FUNDAMENTAL PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES AND THEIR HISTORY

Do you have a strong desire to sharpen and clarify the loose arguments and vague concepts we all encounter in newspaper articles, textbook readings and everyday conversations? Are you at least as interested in questioning answers as answering questions? The Research Master in Philosophy provides a challenging research-oriented program that prepares you to participate in the current debates in the international philosophical community and to develop your own research contributions to the field.

Philosophy is a selective, two-year, English-language program that emphasises active participation in research. During your studies, you will develop the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to be a successful researcher - whether you go on to pursue a PhD in philosophy (our graduates have been highly successful in securing PhD grants) or to pursue a career in one of the many fields that require key research skills. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to approach your ongoing work with analytical rigour, conceptual clarity, expressive precision, compelling argumentation, and a keen awareness of historical perspectives.... [-]

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The Research Master's program in Religious Studies is a challenging, research-oriented program that prepares you for participation in current debates in the international ... [+]

EXPLORE RELIGION AND ITS INTERCONNECTIONS WITH SOCIETY AND CULTURE

Are you interested in the vibrant world of religions? Do you want to study how sacred texts such as the Bible or the Quran have been formed and interpreted throughout the ages? Do you want to understand why religious images, buildings, clothes, and everyday practices often provoke fierce debates or even violent conflicts? Do you want to be able to contribute to analyses of the interplay between religion and politics in the context of globalization and migration?

The Research Master's program in Religious Studies is a challenging, research-oriented program that prepares you for participation in current debates in the international community of scholars of religion and to make your own contributions to the field.... [-]

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With the Master’s program Applied Cognitive Psychology, you will apply the most up-to-date knowledge of cognition to situations and solutions for problems that occur in d ... [+]

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With the Master’s program Applied Cognitive Psychology, you will apply the most up-to-date knowledge of cognition to situations and solutions for problems that occur in daily life. You will apply knowledge of human cognitive, sensory and motor systems in real-life situations.

Processing information

During this one-year program, you will learn about processing information, especially about how you can use that information to advise clients on how to improve communications. That knowledge is useful for making signage or advertising more effective, for example, or for making products more user-friendly.

You will also learn to come up with solutions for a wide range of problems that can occur in professional practice. Humans are dramatically changing their environment using increasingly complex technology, such as the Internet, social media, robotics and automation. In order to design a living environment that is well suited to human cognitive abilities, we must have a good understanding of how humans process knowledge and their skill at applying it.... [-]

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Artificial Intelligence is a fast-paced and challenging field that is making visible inroads into our everyday life. Natural language processing of the type used in smart ... [+]

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Artificial Intelligence is a fast-paced and challenging field that is making visible inroads into our everyday life. This Master's program focuses on the theoretical symbolic foundations within Artificial intelligence. We examine the semantics of natural language and of reasoning and argumentation. Moreover, we also look at the foundations of autonomy and collaboration between distributed software systems. These are applied for instance in virtual characters in serious games, in logistic applications like train schedules and in autonomous cars. Other application areas are a social simulation for policy management and change of behavior.

Our Offer

The Master’s in Artificial Intelligence offers you an integrative and cutting-edge approach to the field from the viewpoints of Informatics, Logic, Cognition, Psychology, Philosophy, and Linguistics.... [-]

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This MSc in Banking and Finance provides you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for a career in a variety of financial institutions and with a focus ... [+]

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Financial markets play a key role in the stability and prosperity of economies, governments, and organizations, with a profound effect on the individual and society as a whole. Are you fascinated by the dynamic context of today’s financial markets, and do you want to make a positive impact on the future of international finance and banking? Then the Master’s in Banking and Finance at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is the program for you.

Research Expertise

Based on Utrecht University’s research expertise, this unique and state-of-the-art Finance Master’s gives you a deep understanding of the interaction between the economic environment, economic policy, financial markets, and financial institutions.... [-]

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This program is aimed at Life Sciences students who want to innovate services, products and production systems and are interested in bio inspired design and science.Bio i ... [+]

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Bio-inspired design and science are used for innovations that support a transition to a sustainable, circular economy. The Master’s program Bio Inspired Innovation (BII) offers a unique blend of knowledge and skill training that will support the search for and development of circular business-models and bio-inspired research & innovations.

Scientist at the Design Table

We live in a society that places great trust in technology and science to solve our problems and fulfill our needs. However, science and technology alone cannot provide us with a society that nourishes rather than destroys its surroundings. We need to switch to a more circular society. We will introduce you to the grand challenges that need to be tackled to become a circular society and to the Life’s Principles that are of use in the scoping and evaluation design phases of a biomimicry design cycle.... [-]

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The Master’s of Business Development and Entrepreneurship provides the analytical tools and skills for new business development in established and new organizations. The ... [+]

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Our globalized, digital economy and disruptive new technological innovation is creating virtually unlimited opportunities for new ventures. Human creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset are needed to initiate successful new ideas and develop sustainable new markets and business models that benefit society as well as business. If you are energized by the dynamic possibilities of the rapidly-evolving new world of business, the Utrecht University MSc in Business Development and Entrepreneurship gives you the practical abilities, networks, and strong academic foundations you need.

Research Expertise

This Master’s program is based on Utrecht University’s world-class research in the domain of entrepreneurship and innovation and the interaction with business strategy and policy practice by U.S.E. staff members and lecturers. It also draws upon the broad international research network of the Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship.... [-]

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The Master in Business Informatics combines theory, methods, and techniques from business and organisational science with the tools and practices of information and compu ... [+]

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The Master in Business Informatics combines theory, methods, and techniques from business and organizational science with the tools and practices of information and computing science. Our interdisciplinary approach addresses key issues faced by organizations and business managers across the globe.

Future Vision

Successfully aligning ICT with an organization’s business processes requires both technological and managerial insight. In this program you can specialize in one of the following three career areas:

ICT Researcher (Ph.D.) - Prepares for a career as a scientist and focuses on researching innovations in information science. Analyst - Prepares for a career as a consultant who provides advice or services on business matters related to ICT, or on ICT matters related to business. Entrepreneur - Prepares for a career as an independent entrepreneur who develops ICT products. ... [-]
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The MSc in Climate Physics is a two-year research Master’s program that provides students with the knowledge and skills to evaluate the fundamental physical processes tha ... [+]

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Our Master’s program in Climate Physics offers you a unique combination of theoretical courses and practical training in all aspects of the Earth’s climate. You’ll study physics, dynamics, and chemistry of the atmosphere, oceans, and cryosphere – as well as explore their interactions.

The Dutch Master's Selection Guide (Keuzegids Masters 2017) ranked this program as the best in the field of Physics in the Netherlands.

Highly Skilled Researcher

The two-year Climate Physics program trains you to be a highly skilled researcher by focusing on the fundamental physical processes that make up the Earth’s climate system. The complex nature of the work requires advanced mathematical skills right from the start. You will build on this foundation by adding specialized theoretical, observational, and computational knowledge and skills relating to the atmosphere, meteorology, oceans, cryosphere (ice), and biosphere. Moreover, your instructors will encourage you to develop a critical attitude towards your research results and your underlying assumptions.... [-]

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This Master’s will enable you to develop yourself into an academic professional. Armed with scientific insights and competencies, you will give advice, support, treatment ... [+]

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Are you interested in raising children? In the way, their environment shapes their development? Would you like to learn how to support parents and educators, creating a context where children and youth can reach their full potential? Then this Master's program may be just right for you!

Objective of the program

This Master’s program in Clinical Child, Family, and Education Studies (Dutch: Orthopedagogiek) will challenge you to make connections between scientific research and practical issues. Armed with scientific insights and clinical skills, you will be able to give advice, support, treatment, and guidance when problems arise around children or adolescents in families or schools. You can make an important contribution to the research of practical care issues related to parenting, education or children at risk. You will help children, youth, their parents and the systems surrounding them to function to their optimum potential.... [-]

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How can mental health problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and grieving problems best be studied and treated? How can we prevent ... [+]

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How can mental health problems such as anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and grieving problems best be studied and treated? How can we prevent them from occurring, improve treatment results and prevent relapse? You will address these and similar kinds of questions in the Master’s program in Clinical Psychology. You will acquire and develop fundamental knowledge of and skills in evidence-based psychotherapies and become familiar with prevailing research methods in the field of clinical psychology.

Driven by research and clinical experience

The lecturers from this Master’s program work in clinical practice and/or do state-of-the-art theoretical or applied research at Utrecht University. This integration of science and practice forms the basis of the teaching approach in this program.... [-]

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In the Master’s program Computing Science, you will learn the advanced concepts, software design methods, problem-solving techniques, and analytic skills necessary to cre ... [+]

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Software systems enable us to do things that would otherwise be difficult, time-consuming, or even impossible. In the Master’s program Computing Science, you will learn the advanced concepts, software design methods, problem-solving techniques, and analytic skills necessary to create information-driven systems and applications for our diverse society.

Within the program, you can select one of four tracks:

Programming Technology Algorithm Design and Analysis Advanced Planning and Decision Making Algorithmic Data Analysis

The program is research oriented. You will explore theories and techniques in computing science and software design as well as participate in the research done to advance the field.... [-]

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This two-year Master has a strong international focus, and it introduces you to the complex interplay of cultural diversity and power in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and ... [+]

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Despite strong forces of globalization, sociocultural sameness does not increase. Power tensions and violent conflicts continue to persist and even erupt. Why? To answer this question, we need an anthropological analysis of the relation between cultural diversity and power within the process of sociocultural transformation. The Master's program Cultural Anthropology: Sociocultural Transformation (CASTOR) equips you with the knowledge and skills to make this analysis.

International fieldwork

This two-year Master has a strong international focus, and it introduces you to the complex interplay of cultural diversity and power in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. You’ll conduct ethnographic fieldwork abroad.... [-]

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This Master’s degree program will train you to work as an academic professional. Along with classic methods and skills, the program allows you to acquire applied and prac ... [+]

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Sustainability is one of the key concepts of our times, although a contested one. As the product of concerns about environmental degradation, climate alteration, rising socioeconomic inequalities, increasing mobility, and accelerated change, the term has many different meanings and imperatives: our lifeworlds must be environment-friendly, but also economically viable and socially equitable.

This Master’s program in Cultural Anthropology: Sustainable Citizenship, therefore, departs from an integrated understanding. It focuses on the triangle of People, Planet, and Profit, pointing out that sustainability has not only an environmental meaning, yet also an economic and sociocultural one. As such, the program seeks to understand how citizens worldwide are negotiating and restructuring their living environment to be safe and sustainable at the same time. It incorporates both local and global understandings of the concept of sustainability and, in doing so, scrutinizes various expressions of active citizenship in building sustainability around the world.... [-]

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The two-year Master’s program in Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence (DaSCA) gives you the theoretical and methodological background to analyze thi ... [+]

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Why is it that young males, in particular, tend to get involved in crime? Is it because they have the "wrong" friends? Were they not socialized properly? Is it due to dispositional factors? Are there hereditary factors at work?

From the day a child is born, his family and the culture in which he’s raised have a huge impact on his socio-emotional development and psychological adjustment. As he grows up, his school and networks of friends and peers become more and more influential in his development. The two-year Master’s program in Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence (DaSCA) gives you the theoretical and methodological background to analyze this development. ... [-]

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On our Master's program in Earth, Life, and Climate, you will explore the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary syste ... [+]

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In our Master's program in Earth, Life, and Climate, you will explore the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary systems, biodiversity, and climate, as well as their evolution. This two-year program will provide you with the knowledge you need to understand climate change and its impact on natural environments such as soils, sediments, lakes, groundwater, wetlands, estuaries, and oceans.

The main topics you will study include the evolution of life, the development of sedimentary basins, carbon sources and sinks, biogeochemical and geochemical fingerprinting of sedimentary processes/environments, and climate reconstruction.

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In the Master in Earth Structure and Dynamics program, you will explore the composition, structure, and evolution of the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core. During this two- ... [+]

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In the Master in Earth Structure and Dynamics program, you will explore the composition, structure, and evolution of the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core. During this two-year program, you will learn to link geological, geophysical, geochemical, and geodetic observations made at the Earth’s surface to physical processes operating within the planet.

Specialise in any aspect of Solid Earth Science

The program combines geology, geophysics, mathematics, physics, chemistry and field studies to address how the solid Earthworks. It allows you to specialize in virtually any aspect of solid Earth science, ranging from theoretical geophysics to pure geology or geochemistry. Many students choose a combined geology-geophysics focus.... [-]

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The Earth Surface and Water program trains students to quantitatively study the natural and human-induced physical and chemical processes, patterns, and dynamics of Earth ... [+]

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The Master’s program in Earth Surface and Water involves the study of natural and human-induced physical and geochemical processes, patterns, and dynamics of the Earth’s continental and coastal systems. This two-year program provides you with the knowledge that is essential to manage the planet sustainably, guarantee the availability of natural resources for future generations, and understand and avert natural hazards.

The main subject areas you will study consist of the dynamics of coastal and river systems, (geo-)hydrological processes, groundwater remediation, land degradation in drylands and mountainous regions, natural hazards, and delta evolution on centennial and longer timescales.... [-]

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The MSc in Economic Policy will provide you with the sound theoretical knowledge and advanced analytical skills required to work in the complex, challenging and important ... [+]

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Based on Utrecht University’s research expertise, this multidisciplinary Master’s gives you a 360-degree picture of the importance of economic policy-making for business, government, and society.

Content of the Program

In the Master, in Economic Policy you focus on

the role of government policies in complex social issues such as health care and insurance, sustainable economic growth, and energy transition; applying modern economics to societal questions such as labor market reform, inequality, and the future of health care. Program Objectives

This MSc in Economic Policy provides you with:

The sound theoretical knowledge and advanced analytical skills required to work in the complex, challenging and important field of economic and public policy; A small-scale, culturally diverse cohort that creates a lively, intense and highly international interaction in and out of class; A multidisciplinary approach that combines expertise in both economics and the social sciences; The ability to contribute to societal development by designing and implementing new solutions to the complex and multifaceted issues facing governments organizations and society today; Broad perspectives from studying such core subjects as: Sustainable Growth, Econometric Methods in Empirical Economics, Public and Political Economics, Energy Transition and Behavioural Economics. ... [-]
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In this Master’s program, you will learn to develop, evaluate and improve learning processes and learning environments from a variety of theoretical perspectives. ... [+]

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Better education and training for all are of the utmost importance when it comes to developing our society. In this Master’s program, you will learn to develop, evaluate and improve learning processes and learning environments from a variety of theoretical perspectives. You will do so by means of state-of-the-art methods and approaches in several different contexts; from a classroom setting to the non-profit and commercial sectors, and with a focus on people in all phases of life. This means that the person doing the learning may be a pupil, student or employee, but also a lecturer, educator or trainer, depending on the context. During the study program, you will learn to optimize learning environments so that they meet the needs of the learners themselves and of society as a whole.... [-]

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Do you want to disentangle and understand the complex interaction of development, education, and learning? Are you curious about how processes in educational contexts rel ... [+]

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Do you want to disentangle and understand the complex interaction of development, education, and learning? Are you curious about how processes in educational contexts relate to the cognitive and social development of children, youth, and adults? The Master’s program in Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction invites you to tackle these topics and more.

Education can sometimes be dull and ineffective. We can change that through recognizing and developing the concept that we never learn alone. We always learn by interacting with someone or something, such as:

People who are more knowledgeable than us (teachers or more advanced fellow students) People who are equally knowledgeable as us (peers or in teams) Artifacts (the environment around us, books, computers, etc.) ... [-]
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Our energy system is rapidly evolving. There are big challenges ahead of us, including mitigating climate change, securing our long-term energy supply, and providing acce ... [+]

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Our energy system is rapidly evolving. There are big challenges ahead of us, including mitigating climate change, securing our long-term energy supply, and providing access to sustainable energy for everyone. This two-year Master’s program in Energy Science at Utrecht University offers an interdisciplinary approach for anyone prepared to tackle these challenges.

Systems approach

Energy collection, conversion, transport, storage, distribution, and end-use application are all steps in providing energy services to society. All these elements form an energy system, which is complex and interacts with other systems in a multitude of ways. Transitions in energy systems and the merits of innovation for the individual components of each can only be analyzed in the context of the complete system. This is why we place energy systems analysis at the very center of our Energy Science program.... [-]

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In this program, you will study the fundamental life processes of plants and microbes. The interdisciplinary course content also offers you the chance to examine animal b ... [+]

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Plants, animals, and microbes all play a key role in the sustainability of life on Earth. The Master's program in Environmental Biology offers you the opportunity to explore different organizational levels of life – from genes, cells, and organisms to populations and entire ecosystems.

In this program, you will study the fundamental life processes of plants, animals, and microbes. The interdisciplinary course content also offers you the chance to examine ecology, biology and animal behavior from an evolutionary perspective.

Tracks

Within the Environmental Biology Master, you can select a specialized track from the following:

Plant Biology Fungal Biology Ecology and Natural Resource Management Biomarine Sciences & Palaeoecology* Behavioral Ecology ... [-]
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The Master in European Governance is a unique double-degree program offered in partnership with Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and the University of Konstanz ( ... [+]

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The Master’s program in European Governance explores pressing concerns facing Europe today:

How do we manage flows of migrants into Europe? How can we regulate financial markets? How can Europe make the transition to a green economy and sustainable forms of energy? Will reforms to welfare states foster economic growth, and if so, how do we approach these reforms? What are the emerging patterns of intelligence sharing and law enforcement within the context of European cross-border policing? Are European countries becoming more similar and homogeneous because of the EU? Does the EU unify us as equals or undermine democracy?

These are amongst the most important questions facing Europe today. Each issue involves activities at the local, national and European level, and each requires insight into the fields of economics, law and public administration. The interdisciplinary Master’s program in European Governance will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer these questions and to formulate appropriate responses to the challenges they pose. Our program prepares you to deal with and work within the framework of European governance – both in Brussels and at home.... [-]

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The field of experimental physics offers unique scientific and technological challenges. As a student in the Master’s program in Experimental Physics, you will receive ad ... [+]

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The field of experimental physics offers unique scientific and technological challenges. As a student in the Master’s degree program in Experimental Physics, you will learn about the fundamental scientific theories that describe the world around us. You will receive advanced training in the design and use of advanced instrumentation or computer simulations required to study those theories.

The Dutch Master's Selection Guide (Keuzegids Masters 2017) ranked this program as the best in the field of Physics in the Netherlands.

What You'll LEarn

You will gain hands-on experience with the latest technologies in, for example, laser cooling to study Bose-Einstein condensation, novel techniques used to study complex materials down to the (sub)atomic level, and microscopy techniques that allow you to follow biological processes on an nm scale. Hand in hand with these experimental methods, you will also learn to apply advanced data analysis techniques and computer modeling.... [-]

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The Master’s in Financial Management is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for a professional career in international financi ... [+]

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Today financial management operates in a highly complex, interconnected and fast-moving international arena. Organizational objectives have to integrate a wide variety of considerations, from long-term stakeholder value to the short-term financial growth that is desired and demanded. Do you want to take on the challenge of being one of the new generation of chief financial officers (CFOs) with the complex skills to effectively manage the finances of large, SME and start-up businesses? Then the Master’s in Financial Management at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is for you.

Based on Utrecht University’s research expertise, this multidisciplinary Master’s gives you a broad and specific understanding of the financial management of organizations. You study with some of the world’s leading academics in the field of financial management.... [-]

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The Master’s program in Game and Media Technology focuses on the technological aspects of gaming and multimedia in the context of computer science. Curious about this pro ... [+]

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Gaming and multimedia have assumed an important place in our society, giving rise to a booming industry with turnovers exceeding those of the movie industry and generating leaps in computer software and hardware development. The Master’s program in Game and Media Technology focuses on the technological aspects of gaming and multimedia in the context of computer science.

In the research program of gaming and simulation, you will explore:

Modeling virtual worlds Creating character animation and behavior Generating effective scenarios Building multi-sensory interfaces Drama, Style, and Emotions

It also incorporates such aspects as drama, style, and emotions, with a focus on the technical aspects. Simulating the physics, biology, and psychology of the real world and bringing it to life in multi-sensory simulations are major challenges you will explore in our dynamic program.... [-]

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GIMA is a blended learning Master's program, which means that most of the time you are studying from the place where you think you can study best (e.g. at home, or your l ... [+]

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Geographical information is everywhere. Think of physical planning, risk management, navigation systems, location-based services, movement analysis, augmented reality, increasing use of maps and volunteered geographical information. This is why Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA) is such a relevant and complete Master of Science program; it focuses on the management and application of geographical information from a scientific perspective.

In addition, there are two aspects which make GIMA a unique program: the blended learning concept and the co-operation between four renowned Dutch universities. GIMA is also an international program. It does not only target Dutch bachelors, but also foreign bachelors and professionals with equivalent pre-education.... [-]

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The general aim of the Master’s program HPS is to offer you a thorough training in the history and/or philosophy or foundations of the sciences and humanities. You'll lea ... [+]

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History and Philosophy of Science has been judged as a 'Top Rated' Master's program by the national Master guide (Keuzegids Masters) of 2018!

A Long-term Perspective on Science and Society

The Master’s program in the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) offers a unique opportunity to study the foundations, practices, and culture of the sciences and humanities from a historical and philosophical perspective. Our two-year research program addresses the historical development of scientific thought and practices with a broad approach that investigates the interplay of science or the humanities with cultural, social, and institutional factors. Students will also learn to analyse the structure and concepts of theories such as relativity, quantum mechanics, evolution, and modern genetics.... [-]

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Human Geography is a new Master’s program that starts in September 2017. It stems from the former Economic Geography and Urban Geography programs. ... [+]

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Human Geography is a new Master’s program that starts in September 2017. It stems from the former Economic Geography and Urban Geography programs. You can specialize in one of the two fields by choosing a track:

Urban Geography: Neighbourhoods & Residential Dynamics Urban Geography: Daily Life & Public Spaces Economic Geography: Business & Location Economic Geography: Regional Development & Policy Cities and Urban Regions: Opportunities and Concerns

Urban regions are bubbling, dynamic places where people get together and generate new ideas. They are breeding grounds for innovation and economic growth. Many people still move to the city, chasing their dreams: for a challenging career, a pleasant living environment, all the amenities within easy reach. And besides the local residents, large numbers of tourists visit the city seeking an entertaining stay.... [-]

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In this Master’s program in Innovation Sciences, you will learn how to transform new ideas, knowledge, and inventions into marketable innovations. You will analyze innova ... [+]

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Analyze the journey from knowledge to innovation

Creating a culture of innovation is one of society’s greatest challenges. Innovation creates new opportunities that lead to sustainable economic growth and can help tackle serious social problems such as climate change or pandemics.

In this Master’s program in Innovation Sciences you will learn how to transform new ideas into marketable innovations and to manage and promote innovation processes within companies as well as in society at large. Furthermore, you will learn about the role of companies and other knowledge-producing organizations in the wider innovation system.

Areas of study

This two-year multidisciplinary Master’s program focuses on the dynamics of emerging technologies and innovation. After completing this program, you will be able to link emerging technologies to human and economic wants and needs, as well as to grand societal challenges. Particularly, around energy, sustainable transport, and life sciences. How does innovation contribute to economic growth, welfare, health care, climate change, energy security, mobility, and sustainability?... [-]

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The multidisciplinary Master's program in International Development Studies addresses the current development challenges and engages with these current, urgent and highly ... [+]

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The world is rapidly changing; so is International Development Studies. After 15 years, the MDG-era (Millennium Development Goals) came to an end in 2015. A larger set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were introduced to guide long-term development policies and end global poverty. Development is no longer considered as a problem ‘out there’ in the global south. Our contemporary world faces new global concerns, such as the 'migration crisis', food security, climate change, and energy crises.

We also witness massive changes in the relative power structure in our world system. Africa, Asia, and Latin America are experiencing rapid transformations, turning traditional North-South relations upside down. Giants like India and China are strengthening their role in international development cooperation. These ‘new’ donors emphasize that ‘South-South cooperation’ is different from the Western notion of donors helping clients. While development has been traditionally defined by the donor community in the North/West, governments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America have come up with their own versions of ‘development’.... [-]

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This Master’s program is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for a professional career in international management. You will a ... [+]

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Today, the majority of firms operate internationally, whether that entails limited regional exporting or extensive sales or supply chain operations in foreign markets. Is the ability to manage complex international operations, while focusing on the well-being of all stakeholders, core to your ambitions and interests? Then the Master’s program in International Management at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is for you.

Research Expertise at Utrecht

Based on Utrecht University’s research expertise, this multidisciplinary Master’s gives you a deep theoretical understanding of the complex interactions at play in international business. While this program is very practically oriented it teaches you to draw on a firm basis in the theory of economics and business in order to deliver excellent results for an organization.... [-]

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In the Master’s program Law and Economics, you will focus on the economic and legal aspects of market regulation (in banking, energy, telecom, transport, health care, etc ... [+]

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In the Master’s program in Law and Economics, you will focus on the economic and legal aspects of market regulation (in banking, energy, telecom, transport, health care, etc.), private equity, hedge funds, competition and competition policy, corporate governance, and mergers. You will learn from an interdisciplinary team of legal experts and economists who enhance the challenging course content with both theory and real-world knowledge. The interdependence of economics and law is the prime focus of the program. As a graduate of this program, you will be uniquely prepared to bridge what is a common gap between these disciplines. You combine the joint goal of this program with one of the two distinctive tracks of Law and Economics. Find out more about the following tracks:... [-]

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As part of your two-year Master’s program in Marine Sciences, you will learn how marine systems and processes operate naturally – and how they change through human interv ... [+]

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Seas and oceans play an important role in our day-to-day lives, and over 65% of the world’s population lives or works in coastal areas. Vital for our economy and health – as well as for climate, food, and biodiversity – seas and oceans have immense societal significance. However, the oceans are changing rapidly as human-induced pollution and CO2 emissions lead to warming, acidification, and deoxygenation of seas and oceans. The impact on organisms, ocean chemistry, and currents on short to long timescales is uncertain, affecting ecosystems, but also the economy and policymaking.

As part of your two-year Master’s program in Marine Sciences, you will learn how marine systems and processes operate naturally – and how they change through human intervention. The program offers multidisciplinary cutting-edge knowledge and research in this rapidly developing field.... [-]

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In our Master’s program in Mathematical Sciences, you’ll engage in the core activities of mathematics while discovering new patterns and relationships and learning to con ... [+]

ABOUT

Mathematical Sciences has been judged as a 'Top Rated' Master's program by the national Master guide (Keuzegids Masters) of 2018!

BECOME A DESIRED MATHEMATICIAN

This research-oriented Master’s will provide you with a rich toolkit of creative problem-solving skills that will turn you into a desired scientist, both in and outside academia. You will dive deep into mathematics, develop genuine research skills in pure, applied and industrial areas and learn to think out of the box.

CHOOSE FROM AN EXCEPTIONAL LIST OF COURSES

This Master's is part of the national Mastermath Program, a collaboration of Dutch Mathematics Departments who joined efforts to enhance their Master's programs. Due to this collaboration, you can benefit from an exceptional list of mathematical courses, offered either by Utrecht University or another Dutch University. Check the courses page for more information and a full overview of the courses you can choose from.... [-]

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Through the program’s cutting-edge research in methodology and statistics, you will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to carry out fundamental and applied research ... [+]

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Modern society is highly data-driven. Everything is monitored and measured, yet there are major challenges to finding optimal ways to design research, analyze data, and extract the most valuable information.

This selective Master’s program combines the research expertise of the following departments at Utrecht University (UU) and the University of Twente (UT):

Department of Methodology and Statistics (UU) Department of Biostatistics, University Medical Centre Utrecht (UU) Department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis (UT)

This program therefore also has two main study locations you can choose from, that is, either Utrecht University or the University of Twente. The collaboration between these departments provides you with an exceptionally broad range of internship opportunities and thesis topics focused on the following fields: Behavioural Sciences | Biomedical Sciences | Social Sciences... [-]

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The program addresses these topics from the assumption that a systematic understanding of the precursors and processes of migration and integration is essential for the d ... [+]

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Why do people migrate? How do immigrants integrate and develop (new or dual) cultural identities? How do host societies respond to immigrants? Why and when do ethnic and religious differences lead to conflicts and misunderstandings? What are the reasons for prejudice and racism, and how can these negative reactions be minimized?

Topics of high societal significance

In this Master's program in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism, you will focus on questions of high societal significance and policy relevance that relate to:

International migration Integration and cultural identity Development of ethnic relations Management of cultural diversity

The program addresses these topics from the assumption that a systematic understanding of the precursors and processes of migration and integration is essential for the development of adequate policies and interventions in pluralistic societies.... [-]

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Our two-year Research Master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Economics was carefully designed to give you the specialized knowledge and expertise you need for a career in e ... [+]

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From upheavals in the housing market to high bonuses for bankers, from raising taxes to the global credit crisis, economics is no longer a straightforward matter of money and finance. Economics today is a multifaceted discipline with real impact on global politics, law, and society. In the Utrecht University MSc in Multidisciplinary Economics, you learn to cross the borders of economics into other scientific disciplines – a real strength of the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) - in order to provide sound research and applicable solutions to real-world problems, now and in the future.

RESEARCH EXPERTISE

The two-year Research Master in Multidisciplinary Economics is taught by academics and lecturers who bring the true excitement and breadth of multidisciplinary perspectives on economics into the classroom. This multidisciplinary context will encourage you to look at complex economics issues from different perspectives and help you to apply that knowledge in academia, industry or government.... [-]

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Nanomaterials Science is a two-year (120 ECTS) multidisciplinary program in which you will explore the subject areas of catalysis, colloid science, and nanophotonics. The ... [+]

ABOUT The Dutch Master's Selection Guide (Keuzegids Masters 2017) ranked Utrecht University's Nanomaterials Science program as the best in the field of Chemistry in the Netherlands. Students chose the Master's program Nanomaterials Science at Utrecht University as the best program in the field in the yearly review 'Beste studies' by Elsevier. EXPLORE THE APPLICATIONS OF NANOMATERIALS

Nanomaterials are essential building blocks that can produce chemicals in an environmentally friendly manner, harvest light to supply energy, and help develop faster computers and better medicines. In this two-year Master’s program, you will gain in-depth knowledge on, and experimental experience with, novel nanomaterials and their synthesis, structure, and applications – for example, as catalysts or in nanophotonics.... [-]

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The program offers an in-depth investigation of societal problems and critical challenges faced by organisations in the public domain. You will investigate these challeng ... [+]

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This challenging two-year program focuses on key issues of Public Administration and Organisation Theory. The program offers an in-depth investigation of societal problems and critical challenges faced by organisations - government agencies, not for profits, citizen groups, form - involved in public value creation. You will investigate these challenges, analyse how public organisations deal with each challenge, and begin to form theories about what is required to make policies work.

Challenges of public governance

A changing climate, porous borders, the knowledge economy, the internet of things, robotica. The world is changing at an unprecedented pace, throwing up tantalizing opportunities as well as wicked problems for the way in which we govern our societies. Public administrators respond to these challenges in a variety of ways: they initiate reforms to make public management less bureaucratic and more accountable, they activate and enable citizens, they help businesses become more competitive while enhancing social responsibility, and they support civil society initiatives to provide voluntary community services. You will analyse how such initiatives help governments cope with the challenges of modernity.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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Our Master of Science and Business Management (SBM) offers you a unique training that will enable you to translate interesting ideas into innovative products. ... [+]

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Students chose the Master's program Science and Business Management at Utrecht University as the best program in the field in the yearly review 'Beste studies' by Elsevier.

CONNECTING THE WORLD OF SCIENCE AND BUSINESS

Companies and institutions need professionals with the skills to manage and market knowledge-intensive products, as well as professionals with a solid understanding of the scientific principles underlying products and processes.

Our Master's program Science and Business Management (SBM) offers you a unique training that will enable you to translate interesting ideas into innovative products.

Our degree program enables graduates of bachelor’s programs in the life- or natural sciences to combine their passions for science and business. The program will equip you with the knowledge and tools to identify, manage, and overcome problems that arise in each phase of the innovation process.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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Would you like to broaden your views on science or mathematics, share your knowledge with others, and make your science more visible to society at large? Then the Master’ ... [+]

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Do you have solid knowledge in one of the sciences, do you enjoy sharing your knowledge, and would you like to deepen your insight in education and communication processes? Then the Master’s program in Science Education and Communication may be your choice.

In this program, you will gain theoretical insights and practical skills in both formal and informal educational practices. Your science discipline will be put in a broader societal perspective, and you will develop your own views on how your discipline should be relevant to secondary education and to the public at large. The internships and the research project in science education and communication will support you to develop as a skillful practitioner as well as an innovator.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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Project-X parties organized via Facebook. Unhealthy eating habits. Workplace bullying. Although a wide range of issues, the same rule applies to all of them: it comes dow ... [+]

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Project-X parties organised via Facebook. Unhealthy eating habits. Workplace bullying. Although a wide range of issues, the same rule applies to all of them: it comes down to the way in which people affect each other's behaviour. In this Master’s program, you study human behaviour and behaviour change in a social, health, or organisational context.

Tracks

During this Master’s program, you will choose between the following three tracks:

Social Influence: about the social influence of behaviour and attitude change Health Promotion: about improving health-related behaviour Work and Organisation: about the functioning and wellbeing of individuals and teams in organisations ... [-]
Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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The two-year curriculum involves multiple perspectives ranging from concrete (neuroscientific and social cognitive perspectives) to global perspectives (relationships, we ... [+]

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The Master’s program in Social and Health Psychology will equip you with the tools and knowledge to analyse topics related to the control of human behaviour for the benefit of social interaction and health. During your studies, you will explore leading theories and concepts and their interconnections with various fields of study. We will also devote a considerable amount of time to advances in research skills in methods and statistics, and you will be trained to use and develop cutting-edge research tools through participation in ongoing projects, where you will gain research experience in the study of behavioural regulation.

Multiple perspectives

The two-year curriculum involves multiple perspectives of the study of behavioural regulation ranging from concrete views (social cognition and neuroscience) to global views (relationships, welfare, and health). Considerable attention is paid to misregulation and underregulation (dysregulation) of behaviour in the context of social and health-related issues.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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You design your own track in this Master’s program, in which you quickly and rigorously immerse yourself in your specialisation. You will learn about the state-of-the-art ... [+]

Social Problems: How Do They Arise? And How Do You Solve Them?

The radicalisation of Muslim youth is continually in the news and high on the political agenda. What has scientific research revealed about the causes and background of this issue? How should the government and societal actors handle this trend and which policy is effective? An ageing population leads to increasing healthcare costs. How should care for the elderly be structured in order to make it personal and affordable again? The virtual and physical world are increasingly merging. What role does the internet play in shaping political and social movements' ability to self-organise?

The experts of tomorrow

As society becomes more complex, the demand for experts continues to expand. In the one-year Master’s program Contemporary Social Problems, you will be trained to become an expert on one important social theme. You choose one contemporary issue in which you will specialise:... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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In the Master’s program in Sociology and Social Research, you will learn to develop testable explanations of important social phenomena using state-of-the-art social theo ... [+]

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What glues a society together? How can trust and cooperation be promoted and conflict be avoided? What is the role of social networks, social norms and formal institutions in these processes? What causes inequality in general and inequality between men and women in the job market in particular? Why do immigrants have higher unemployment rates and lower-paid jobs? How do environments and institutions shape people’s values, attitudes and behaviours? And how do these individuals’ values, attitudes and behaviours shape society at large?

In the Master’s program Sociology and Social Research, you will learn how to answer these questions. We will teach you to develop explanations for relevant social phenomena using state-of-the-art theory from Sociology, but also other disciplines such as Economics and Psychology. You will test these explanations using quantitative empirical research methods.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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The master's program Spatial Planning (previously known as Planologie) trains you to solve conflicting interests on urban land. Many stakeholders have different ideas on ... [+]

Is This Program For You?

The master's program Spatial Planning (previously known as Planologie) trains you to solve conflicting interests on urban land. Many stakeholders have different ideas on how to use land – learn to balance them and find sustainable solutions. As a planner, you are also directly involved in preparing a public policy for sustainable cities. Apply appropriate methods and instruments that contribute to sustainable, smart, and inclusive spatial policy. Learn how to develop innovative concepts and manage complex governance processes for the sustainable use of spatial resources such as land and shape the urban environment of the future.

Program Objective

The program in Utrecht prepares you to approach issues such as facilitating sustainable urban (re)development, finding answers to changing socio-spatial demands (such as demographic or climate change), dealing with complexities of metropolitan areas and real estate development in difficult economic times, or governance of environmental changes in an uncertain climate. Therefore, you will be trained in... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
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As part of this two-year Master’s program in Sustainable Business and Innovation, you will learn about sustainability challenges and the technological and other options t ... [+]

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As part of this two-year Master’s program in Sustainable Business and Innovation, you will learn about sustainability challenges and the technological and other options that businesses can use to work in a more environmentally and socially friendly manner. By reviewing the academic literature and theory, real-life examples, and business case studies, you will acquire insight into the behavior of organizations, including processes of organizational change and innovation.

Growing societal demand

Businesses increasingly face significant challenges and opportunities from environmental issues such as climate change, energy, and water and social issues such as labor and human rights, corruption, and transparency. Stakeholders in these businesses – including governments, shareholders, business customers, local communities, consumers, employees, and NGOs – are demanding that companies become more focused on sustainability for themselves and the communities they impact. As a graduate with the knowledge and skills to develop sustainable business practices, you will have excellent career prospects across multiple sectors and industries.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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This two-year Master’s program is aimed at students who want to contribute to the design of the solutions needed to achieve an environmentally and socially accountable so ... [+]

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This two-year Master’s program is aimed at students who want to contribute to the design of the solutions needed to achieve an environmentally and socially accountable society. In this program, you will learn how to analyze the processes associated with change and will consider the short and long-term management of these processes on local and global levels.

Multidisciplinary perspective

This program is suitable for candidates who want to study and solve societal sustainability issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. The program is of particular interest to students who are willing to broaden their perspectives through collaboration and interaction with students who bring to the programming knowledge of other natural and social science disciplines.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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The research Master’s degree program in Theoretical Physics is your gateway to understanding the fascinating world of physics, ranging from the unimaginably small scales ... [+]

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The research Master’s degree program in Theoretical Physics is your gateway to understanding the fascinating world of physics, ranging from the unimaginably small scales of elementary particles to the vast dimensions of our universe. Our highly rated research program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to describe space-time and elementary particles as well as macroscopic and microscopic phenomena in quantum and soft matter.

The Dutch Master's Selection Guide (Keuzegids Masters 2017) ranked this program as the best in the field of Physics in the Netherlands.

Program Objective

The MSc program in Theoretical Physics provides students with a broad overview of methods and topics in theoretical physics and teaches them to work independently in a specific sub-discipline of the field. Students also learn to present and discuss their work both orally and in writing, and to take a critical attitude towards the existing literature.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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In Urban and Economic Geography, you will study the reasons behind the diverse developments in the globalized and urbanized world, and you will learn to translate up-to-d ... [+]

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Cities and regions throughout the world face challenges that require integrated knowledge of urban geography, economic geography, international development studies, and planning. In this Research Master’s program in Urban and Economic Geography (previously known as Human Geography and Planning), you will gain a broad theoretical and methodological background that will allow you to become an academic or professional researcher of ongoing social, spatial, and economic developments in cities and regions. You can specialize in your preferred geographic sub-discipline while maintaining a broader perspective on the functioning of cities and regions, as well as the relevant theories and methods.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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The two-year Master’s program in Water Science and Management will give you an in-depth understanding of modern water management techniques and water policies from a sust ... [+]

CONTRIBUTE TO SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT

The two-year Master’s program in Water Science and Management will give you an in-depth understanding of modern water management techniques and water policies from a sustainable development perspective. You will gain an understanding of water’s role with regard to humanity and nature as well as the societal impact of interventions in the water cycle.

Water management in a wider context

Trends such as sustainable development, stakeholder participation, and economic accountability increasingly complicate the tasks of water managers. This has given rise to a need for water managers with a broad societal focus on water management issues, operating next to and in cooperation with more traditional and technical water managers. The Water Science and Management program, therefore, integrates knowledge from natural and social sciences as a response to emerging needs in the field.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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This Master’s will enable you to develop yourself into an academic professional. You will learn to analyze, evaluate and solve practical problems in a theoretical and emp ... [+]

Analyzing And Tackling Social Issues Concerning Youth, Education, And Society

In our overscheduled society is there still enough time for childrearing? How do families and childrearing change through the use of social media? How can we tackle polarization in multi-ethnic classrooms? What leads to game addiction and inactivity in our society? How do we make our schools inclusive? What do children need to find their own solutions to bullying at school? How do parenting support programs developed in Western countries fit into non-Western communities? How should the new frameworks for youth care in the Netherlands be structured? What can we learn from foreign approaches to education and youth services?... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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This Master’s program will prepare you for a career in the field of youth research, youth welfare and youth policy. By acquiring in-depth knowledge on youth issues, acade ... [+]

EXAMINE YOUTH ISSUES FROM AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE

Are you interested in themes such as adolescents' substance use and addiction problems, antisocial and criminal behavior, marginalization and exclusion, excessive use of social media, and social inequalities and mental and physical health? Would you like to know why Dutch youngsters are among the happiest in Europe?

The Master’s program Youth Studies will enable you to look beyond the limits of individual fields of study. You will learn to observe and examine specific issues by combining different social scientific disciplines (psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology) in an interdisciplinary approach.

By integrating knowledge from different disciplines you will be able to advance the fundamental understanding of youth issues and to address youth problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research. Additionally, you will gain knowledge about policies and interventions regarding youth issues and develop academic skills to conduct research in the field of youth.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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The HCI master's programme offers you an integrative and cutting-edge approach to the rich area of HIC research and development; combined viewpoints of information scienc ... [+]

Ready to shape the future?

The omnipresence of computing quickly takes shape. Computing is everywhere nowadays: from mobile phone apps and personal trackers to robots. This raises questions such as; when and how should computing devices adapt to individual users? Can we think of entirely new approaches to the interaction between human and machine? And as computing pervades more and more areas of our lives - while artificial intelligence enhances further and further - can we ensure that our privacy is safeguarded? Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) investigates all of these questions!

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The HCI master's programme offers you:

An integrative and cutting-edge approach to the rich area of HIC research and development; Combined viewpoints of information science, computer science, and psychology; And a solid methodological and technological basis, with strong links to research, performed in an applied setting. ... [-]
Netherlands Utrecht Middelburg
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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This Master’s programme focuses on Human Resource Management (HRM), in terms of serving both the organization’s interests (good performance) and those of employees (for e ... [+]

What does an organization need to do in order to perform well? And what qualifies as ‘good performance’ by a public organization? Recruiting the best employees, investing in training and development, coaching-style management, giving employees autonomy, providing suitable remuneration – or a smart combination of all these elements? Who is responsible for putting personnel policy into practice? How can you encourage effective implementation? How do organizations engage with their social environment, and how do they fulfill their social responsibility? What is the public dimension of strategic Human Resource Management? What impact does internationalization have on an organization’s Human Resource Management practices? If questions like this spark your interest, then the Master’s programme in Strategic Human Resource Management is just the thing for you.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht Middelburg
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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