Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (‘VU Amsterdam’) is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 170 English-taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to more than 24,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff of 84 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community.

VU Amsterdam is located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language spoken. The campus is surrounded by one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands hosting over 700 companies.

With more than 24,000 students, of which 4,088 are international, VU Amsterdam conducts cutting-edge research into problems of societal and scientific importance. We distinguish itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. As a student this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, and to seek for tangible solutions for a better world.In addition, VU Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.

Quality of education

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) has a sterling reputation for the fine quality of its teaching. You work in relatively small groups, in which considerable emphasis is placed on interaction and a personal approach. The teaching is well-organized. This is reflected, for instance, in the clear structure of the study programmes.

Lively Amsterdam

The university is located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language spoken. As a student of VU Amsterdam, you stand to benefit from all the advantages offered by the capital. In just over fifteen minutes you are in the lively centre of Amsterdam, where there are numerous shops, places of entertainment, parks, and pavement cafes. Amsterdam is safe and English is widely spoken.

Personal supervision

VU Amsterdam devotes considerable attention to personal study advice. Right at the start of your course of study, you will be introduced to your programme’s study advisor. This person will offer you advice about any problems that you might have with your course of study, and answer questions about the job market.

Unique identity

VU Amsterdam was the first university in the Netherlands established by a private person, with no interference from the church or the state. This heritage is still very much part of who we are: VU stands for Vrije Universiteit, which translates literally as ‘Free University.’ From the very beginning, the university has determined its own areas of research, created its own study programmes and practised its own didactic methods.

Easily accessible

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is readily accessible by public transport. Schiphol Airport is only eight minutes away by train. Amsterdam Zuid Station is within walking distance of VU University Amsterdam. There is also a rapid tram connection to Amsterdam Central Station or Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station, with a journey time of just sixteen minutes. VU Amsterdam is also easy to reach by car, being situated close to Amsterdam’s orbital motorway.

University campus

Almost all of our students, staff and programmes are located on campus: a single building complex in the business district of Amsterdam. Accordingly, in the course of your studies, it is very easy to familiarize yourself with other disciplines.

Accreditation

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is fully recognized by the Dutch Ministry of Education as a research university. All degree programmes at VU University Amsterdam are either accredited by or in the process of being accredited by NVAO, the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders. This body was established by international treaty and guarantees the quality of higher education in the Netherlands and Flemish-speaking Belgium through the accreditation of study programmes.

Types of programmes

VU Amsterdam offers four types of programmes:

  • Bachelor’s degree programmes (leading to BA/LLB/BSc)
  • Master’s degree programmes (leading to MA/LLM/MSc/MPhil)
  • PhD/Doctorate programmes (leading to PhD/Doctorate)
  • Non-degree programmes (Study Abroad & Exchange/ Summer/Winter School)

Scholarships

With our own scholarship, the VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP), we offer highly motivated students with excellent study results the unique oppurtunity to pursue a Master’s degree with financial support provided by the university. The VUFP scholarship is a tuition fee waiver. The Holland Scholarship Programme (HSP) is meant for students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to follow a Master’s programme in the Netherlands. VU Amsterdam embraces diversity as an enrichment to our teaching, research and our contribution to society. This scholarship is specifically intended for excellent students who contribute to the diversity at our campus. As a international student planning to study at VU Amsterdam, you can apply for a variety of grants and bursaries. Detailed information about scholarships and deadlines can be found on WWW.VU.NL/SCHOLARSHIPS OR WWW.GRANTFINDER.NL.

VU Fellowship Programme

The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) offers talented prospective students the unique opportunity to pursue a degree in a selection of Master’s programmes at VU University.

Organization

VU Amsterdam is a traditional Dutch university presided over by an Executive Board (three members) and has 10 faculties directly under the Executive Board. Each faculty provides one or more Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree programmes and carries out research. They are all organized differently, but most have a board, a central staff and several departments and graduate schools. The university also has a number of service departments, of which the International Office is one, and there a number of interdisciplinary research institutes.

Private or public?

VU Amsterdam is one of 14 public universities which are recognized by the Dutch Ministry of Education and is therefore partially government-funded. Under the Dutch system, the government subsidizes recognized universities on the basis of their student numbers and also sets limits and guidelines for the tuition fees that these universities are allowed to charge. This ensures access to quality higher education for all Dutch citizens, rich or poor. VU Amsterdam welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

VU International Office Services

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  • Accommodation

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  • Registration at the municipality

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  • Introduction activities

After your arrival, numerous introductory activities will take place at VU Amsterdam.

Programs taught in:
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The MA History program Global History and International Studies focus on how the circulation of people, goods and ideas across the globe developed over time and shaped th ... [+]

The MA History program Global History and International Studies focus on how the circulation of people, goods and ideas across the globe developed over time and shaped the world as we know it today. Courses deal with a range of subjects, from the “Great Divergence” between industrial development in China and Europe to unfree labor in a global perspective, the circulation of racial theories and global migrations. In specialized courses, you learn from our experts about the most recent trends. The choice of subject for your master’s thesis is free.

Master: History Specialization: Global History and International Studies Study Program

More than just the past

The program combines approaches from history and the social sciences, especially anthropology, economics and international relations. Courses deal with a range of subjects, from the “Great Divergence” between industrial development in China and Europe to unfree labor in a global perspective, the circulation of racial theories and global migrations. In addition to archival sources, students will acquire a basic notion of field research and the use of online sources such as diasporic social media and learn to work with digital databases in the field of economic and social history. Students can also improve their knowledge, network, and skills by participating in activities of research institutes such as the center for Environmental Humanities and CLUE+. The link between history and contemporary political debates on migration, nationalism, and ethnicity is discussed throughout the program.... [-]

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The interdisciplinary MA program History: Medical and Health Humanities combines the history of health and medicine with a wide array of arts and humanities approaches. ... [+]

The interdisciplinary MA program History: Medical and Health Humanities combines the history of health and medicine with a wide array of arts and humanities approaches. Classes explore the different ways that bodies and minds have been investigated and understood, and how these various ways of knowing shape everyday life, medical practice, and public health policy. Participants learn to contextualize medical ideas in the time and culture, and to analyze a diverse range of sources, including historical artifacts, comics and films, medical texts and health journalism. Drawing on methods from across the disciplines, students will broaden their tools of investigation beyond the written word to also consider the sounds, smells, and the look and feel of the past and its lessons and legacies in the present day.... [-]

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The MA History program Religion and Society focusses on understanding the changing role of religion(s) in society from Antiquity up until the present. Courses deal with q ... [+]

The MA History program Religion and Society focusses on understanding the changing role of religion(s) in society from Antiquity up until the present. Courses deal with questions such as: what is the relationship between religion, politics, and society since Antiquity? How can we understand the gradual separation of Church and State and new forms of worship, dissent and devotion since the western Middle Ages? And what has been the impact of broader processes such as secularisation, globalization, and colonialism?

Master: History Specialization: Religion and Society Study Program

A long-standing tradition of expertise

The History department of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has a strong tradition in teaching and analyzing the role of religion throughout history. Religion is studied in its societal and political contexts and from a long-term perspective, which makes our program unique. Students are trained in the latest interdisciplinary approaches to study religion, including history, cultural anthropology, archaeology, philology, and digital humanities. They can improve their knowledge, network, and skills by participating in activities of research institutes such as the Amsterdam Centre for Religious History and CLUE+. The program has great societal relevance as topics such as clashes between religion and secularism, the entangled relations between politics and religion and the future of religious heritage are discussed.... [-]

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The specialisation Design Cultures, of the Master's programme Arts and Culture, focuses on design in relation to our direct environment, interior spaces and buildings, gr ... [+]

The specialisation Design Cultures, of the Master's programme Arts and Culture, focuses on design in relation to our direct environment, interior spaces and buildings, graphic communication, dress and fashion, and other artefacts. Both material and digital design coexist in our society and they require adequate analysis. Design Cultures offers this analysis by taking a humanities perspective and connecting today's material cultures with their historical context and particular media. In doing so, this master explores design history and theory in connection with contemporary issues such as identity, sustainability, and multiculturalism.

Master's Arts & Culture Design Cultures is a programme of the Master’s Arts & Culture. We also run a programme that specializes in the cross-overs between art and media, called Comparative Arts and Media Studies. The MA is part of the Graduate School of Humanities at the VU Amsterdam.... [-]

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The Master's programme Contemporary Art History focuses on the visual, process-based, and digital art since the 1960s. This specialization trains you as an art historian ... [+]

The Master's programme Contemporary Art History focuses on the visual, process-based, and digital art since the 1960s. This specialization trains you as an art historian who is equipped to tackle this complex but fascinating field. After completing this programme, you will have a solid knowledge of today’s visual, process-based, and digital art. You will also be equipped with skills to do research, present, and write about today's art, enabling you to pursue a career in the cultural sector (museums, festivals, art galleries, archives), as art critic, or freelance cultural entrepreneur.

Today’s art includes installation art and site-specific projects, digital or new media art (interactive installations, locative media works, software art, networked art, electronic art and video art), performative and activist projects and artistic research.... [-]

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The Duisenberg honours programme in Financial Markets & Regulation provides students with a broad perspective on how financial markets function. This programme combin ... [+]

What’s your opinion of the regulations that were introduced following the 2008 financial crisis? Which regulations would you propose – whether for banks, insurance firms or investors?

Wim Duisenberg was a Dutch politician who served as the first President of the European Central Bank from 1998 to 2003. Because of his pivotal role in the financial sector, this challenging Honours programme has been named after him. And for good reason: this broad, multi-disciplinary programme tackles the world of finance from two perspectives: financial and legal. Financial markets and the regulation of the financial sector are now inextricably linked. Banks, asset management firms and financial authorities are looking for graduates who understand the law and financial markets. The job prospects are limitless! But the programme is demanding, too: we’re looking for ambitious students who are ready to be challenged (the study load is 84 EC in one year compared to the regular 60 EC). If this sounds like you, read on…... [-]

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The unique Master’s program in International Crimes and Criminology teaches a small group of approximately 25 students the necessary intellectual skills to take this appr ... [+]

Master in International Crimes and Criminology (MSc)

The unique Master’s program in International Crimes and Criminology teaches a small group of approximately 25 students the necessary intellectual skills to take this approach and trains them how to apply the knowledge and expertise to real-world situations.

The program in a nutshell

International Crimes and Criminology is a one-year, full-time program. It is taught fully in English. The program deals with international crimes in a broad framework. The focus is on the role of individuals, groups, states and the international community. You will gain insight into the psychology of perpetrators, get acquainted with criminological theories on organizational processes and discuss political issues in the international arena. Subjects like torture, rape, and genocide are discussed during class. This can be emotionally demanding, but our ultimate aim is to take a scientific approach to these topics in order to draft measures which might help prevent these types of crimes in the future.You learn to analyze what makes people torture (etiology), are trained how to measure and investigate these crimes (prevalence) and challenged to critically reflect on modes of transitional justice (reaction). You do so by discussing important concepts of international criminal law and applying criminological, sociological and psychological theories to international crimes.The program trains students to become both academics and professionals. After finishing the program, you will be able to objectively assess empirical data and critically comment on theoretical notions on the one hand, and draft policies, develop preventive strategies and do field work... [-]

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam benefits from its unique location in the heart of Amsterdam’s business district, where many international law firms are located. As a student ... [+]

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam benefits from its unique location in the heart of Amsterdam’s business district, where many international law firms are located. As a student of the master International Business Law (IBL), you will be able to network in a real-life business environment. Some courses are taught by legal practitioners, who can give you a genuine understanding of how the law works in practice. Classes are small, international and interactive. The mix of nationalities within the group gives the IBL program an extra dimension.

STRUCTURE OF THE IBL PROGRAM

The Master’s program in International Business Law consists of mandatory courses, electives courses, a research seminar and a Master thesis. Students must opt for a specialization (‘Profile Transactions’ or ‘Profile Regulatory’). The mandatory courses provide you with a general legal foundation, while later elective courses focus on more specific areas of international business law. In the final stage, you will write your Master thesis. The IBL program focuses on rules and practices for promoting international commercial transactions. It aims at developing an understanding of the world’s trading system and rules for international investments, and it examines the legal aspects of business practices. You will study the main legal areas and the interaction between the actors involved in transactions. In addition, you will develop skills to anticipate, analyze and address problems that may arise in your future career: the legal practice of international business.... [-]

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Are you looking to fast-track your way to a career in accounting? Whether you’re on our full-time one-year programme or our two-year part-time programme, this Master’s in ... [+]

Are you looking to fast-track your way to a career in accounting? Whether you’re on our full-time one-year programme or our two-year part-time programme, this Master’s in Accounting & Control is the way to get there.

The programme content is the same in both the full-time and part-time programmes. From an accounting perspective, you’ll look at the financial information required to run any organisation, and the information flow needed for managers to make business decisions. And of course control is a key element here: you’ll learn how to use monitoring and reporting to make sure that organisations are governable and performing in the right way. Because accounting touches every part of any business, the programme will prepare you for many different roles – from controller or external/internal auditor to tax inspector or banking supervisor. Whichever path you choose, you’ll need to know how to put your accounting skills to good use professionally, responsibly and ethically.... [-]

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In the Master’s degree programme Archaeology of Northwestern Europe, you will investigate over 3,000 years of European archaeology and focus on the cultural dynamics of o ... [+]

In the Master’s degree programme Archaeology of Northwestern Europe, you will investigate over 3,000 years of European archaeology and focus on the cultural dynamics of one of these two key European eras: Late Iron Age and Roman Period or the Medieval and Early Modern Period.

The programme offers you the rare opportunity to explore European archaeology through the study of landscapes, material culture and documentary sources, but also through integration processes in the Roman Empire. Close links exist between the teaching subjects and the results of current fieldwork and other research projects.

Two European Eras In this Master’s programme you can choose between two regional archaeological eras. The focus area Late Iron Age and Roman Period explores the integration of Celtic/Germanic societies of the Iron Age into the Roman Empire. The field of study Medieval and Early Modern Period focuses on the origins and developments of medieval trade and exchange, the growth of Amsterdam and the expansion of European capitalism with the colonisation of the New World.... [-]

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In the one-year Master's degree programme Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage, you will study the dynamic past of both contemporary and historical landscapes, and you wil ... [+]

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

Landscape and Heritage Archaeology The specialization Landscape and Heritage focuses on the significance of historical landscapes and materials in both later periods and the modern world. Both the cultural and the more science-based approach of landscape archaeology are present in the programme. The side of archaeological heritage focuses on the multifaceted meanings of archaeological remains in modern society. Processes of preservation and management, the role of archaeology in spatial planning, and its societal impact in Europe are some of the key-issues that are being addressed in this Master’s programme.... [-]

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In the Master’s programme Mediterranean Archaeology, you will explore the material cultures and societies in the Mediterranean region, and their long history of interconn ... [+]

In the Master’s programme Mediterranean Archaeology, you will explore the material cultures and societies in the Mediterranean region, and their long history of interconnections and cultural exchanges from 2000 BCE onwards.

Mediterranean Archaeology You will explore Mediterranean connectivity, especially that of Italy and Greece, study the role of ceramics in archaeology, and learn how material remains can help us to reconstruct societies and cultures of the past.

A rich research tradition The Mediterranean Archaeology programme comprises both theoretical and thematic approaches and combines them with practical research. You can either participate in archaeological fieldwork, engage in individual tutorials in which you will work on material remains, or take part in staff members’ current research. Fieldwork is conducted in Italy, Greece and Turkey.Why study Archaeology in Amsterdam?... [-]

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is widely adopted in our society: we find applications of AI ranging from cars that detect pedestrians to Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri. Su ... [+]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is widely adopted in our society: we find applications of AI ranging from cars that detect pedestrians to Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri. Such applications use AI techniques to interpret information from a wide variety of sources and use it to enable intelligent, goal-directed behaviour.

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s AI Master programme offers a program that is oriented towards Hybrid intelligence, where AI systems and humans collaborate. You can study a technical approach to AI, focusing on the understanding, analysis and development of novel AI algorithms, and you can study AI technology from a societal or human perspective, looking into ques... [-]
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The programme Comparative Arts and Media Studies focuses on the in-betweenness and crossovers in modern and contemporary visual culture. By this we mean the interrelation ... [+]

The programme Comparative Arts and Media Studies focuses on the in-betweenness and crossovers in modern and contemporary visual culture. By this we mean the interrelations within and between various old and new media, but also between media and visual arts. These have been intensified with the arrival of digital media and of the 'hypermedium' that arises from the on-screen interplay of words, images, and sounds and through the technological convergences of cinema, television, radio, and digital media. Our programme offers historical and theoretical perspectives on these phenomena while also taking into account real-life developments in the field of museum practices. Our students have had careers in education and research, media companies, and art institutions.... [-]

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Vast amounts of data have been collected through genomics initiatives. They provide a golden opportunity to research the secrets of life, to understand more of its comple ... [+]

Bioinfomatics and systems biology: top rated master's programme!Vast amounts of data have been collected through genomics initiatives. They provide a golden opportunity to research the secrets of life, to understand more of its complexities, to improve quality of life and to conquer major diseases. Converting this huge volume of data into real understanding is the basic challenge of Bioinformatics research. With the Master's programme in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at VU Amsterdam you become an expert in this field.

High-throughput methods like massively parallel sequencing and mass spectrometry generate more raw data than conventional computer models can handle efficiently. To process and analyse this data, computational techniques from Bioinformatics – such as sequence alignment, sequence assembly, biostatistics and machine learning – are required in order to make predictions about health outcome and to decide on a personalized treatment for the patient. Both Bioinformatics and Systems Biology are strongly interdisciplinary fields. This programme combines molecular and cell biology, computer science and mathematical modelling to integrate vast amounts of biological data into fundamental knowledge. You will develop a strong feel for scientific research and high levels of abstraction, and learn to combine the rapid developments in these fields.... [-]

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The Master’s specialization in Human Resource Management addresses the personnel process in organizations, from recruitment and selection to promotion, transfers, and dep ... [+]

What is the key to creating successful, sustainable careers? How can you ensure inclusivity and equality in recruitment and selection? How can organizations effectively manage their human capital, given major disruptions like digitalization and an ageing workforce? What’s the best way to find – and keep – the best possible people in the right jobs? How are contemporary HR challenges different, and how should you address them?

With your Master’s in Business Administration: Human Resource Management (HRM), you won’t just learn the answers to these and other key HRM concerns. You’ll also know how to put them into practice and develop a career of your own. The programme balances quantitative and qualitative research, hands-on experience and direct contact with major corporations to ensure you have the hard and soft skills you need to excel in the world of HRM. At VU Amsterdam, we focus on making sure you have all the tools and support you need to carve your own path to success. ... [-]

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The International Management specialization prepares you for global management careers by developing your understanding of how the international context affects businesse ... [+]

How can companies compete in a global environment? What is the best way to do business in an emerging market? What do international teams need in order to overcome challenges and work effectively? How do we prepare individuals and teams to excel in cross-border businesses?

The Business Administration: International Management Master’s programme will combine several teaching methodologies to answer these questions. The right blend of lectures that explore theoretical developments and hands-on experience with real-life cases ensures that you will not only learn the methods it takes to succeed, but also how to apply those methods in practical ways. You’ll be challenged to distinguish yourself among your like-minded colleagues, and will have the opportunity to address real-life, multinational business challenges. You’ll learn how the international context affects different aspects of business, and learn the practical skills necessary to address complex international business challenges. What’s more, you’ll learn what it takes to lead the international business world into the future. This is what you will be doingYour Master’s degree in International Management from VU Amsterdam combines a variety of teaching methodologies to ensure you emerge as a well-rounded manager with the skills and experience to lead. In addition to your course work, you will participate in workshops that give you hands-on experience with current international business challenges. Your selection from a wide range of electives will allow you to tailor your Master’s to your interest. ... [-]

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The Leadership and Change Management program is a traveler’s guide for frontrunners (change agents and change crews) in organizations. In this specialization, you will ac ... [+]

How can you effectively lead a group of people to a common goal when they each have differing interests? How can you create a compelling call to action when addressing multiple stakeholders?

The Leadership & Change Management Master’s programme offers a unique proposition: it teaches you to lead a team through organisational change, to manage the change project, and to get buy-in from all involved. Leadership and change are a natural combination – no change management can be effective without good leadership, and only an effective leader can create positive change. Having completed the programme, you’ll come away with the organisational, political and rhetorical skills you need to be a successful future leader. Whether you want to find a role in consultancy, work internally for a large firm, or become an entrepreneur or project manager – this is the first step. This is what you will be doingThe Leadership & Change Management programme will set you up as an academic professional, with knowledge of the theories of organisational change and leadership, as well as skills in implementing change and being an effective leader. In addition to courses that are unique to the Leadership & Change Management programme, you’ll also be able to take electives from the other Business Administration specialization programmes.... [-]

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The Master’s in Business Analytics (BA) is a multidisciplinary program, aimed at improving business processes by applying a combination of methods based on mathematics, c ... [+]

Find expert solutions to today's complex business problemsIn today’s data driven world, organizations need expert judgement and sharp analysis to ensure they make the right decisions. Business Analytics enables you to harness the power of data science, big data, statistics and machine learning to optimize results and achieve strategic objectives.

Your ability to combine insights from mathematics, computer science and economics with highly developed quantitative and communication skills will make you key to the success of any organization. The Master’s programme will deepen your knowledge in these areas and give you the opportunity to specialize in computational intelligence, business process optimization, and financial risk management. The Master’s degree is concluded with a six-month individual internship at a company, which is often the first step to a thriving international career.This is what you will be doingThe Master’s programme in Business Analytics is a two year programme consisting of 120 ECTS, divided into four semesters. The first semester is devoted to compulsory courses. During the second and third semester, you may focus on one of the three specializations. Finally, in the fourth semester, you spend six months on an internship at a business or research institute.... [-]

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The Master’s program in Chemistry is a challenging degree program for students who already have a solid background in chemistry and who are eager to expand their knowledg ... [+]

Are you interested in finding out how to use inexpensive organic materials to capture CO2 or discovering whether carbon can form a fifth bond? Are you keen to find new methods of seeing through non-transparent material, such as using laser measurements to trace tumours? Or how about developing new analytical methods to determine low levels of bioactive proteins in complex biological samples? The Master’s programme in Chemistry is a challenging degree programme for students who already have a solid background in chemistry and who are eager to expand their knowledge and experience. Chemistry is not an isolated discipline: it forms the bridge between biology at one end of the spectrum (biomolecular chemistry) and physics at the other end (physical-theoretical chemistry). A Master’s in Chemistry can lead to an exciting, well-paid career with extensive opportunities for pursuing your ambitions.... [-]

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The Master's programme Ancient History offers you a stimulating environment in which you can study a broad range of historical issues focusing on the ancient world. You c ... [+]

The Master's programme Ancient History offers you a stimulating environment in which you can study a broad range of historical issues focusing on the ancient world. You can choose your own personal study programme and will be able to further develop your own interest in the field of Greek and Roman antiquity.Why study Ancient History in Amsterdam?

This Master’s degree programme is offered by two universities. The University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam combined their expertise on the field of ancient history and archaeology in the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA). This merging of specialists from various academic disciplines creates a stimulating environment for collaboration and study. The only Dutch universities offering the possibility to study the interaction between the Graeco-Roman world and the Ancient Near East. In-depth knowledge and understanding of the political, social, cultural and religious history of the ancient Greek, Roman and Near Eastern worlds. Intensive classes consisting of small groups and direct personal contact with tutors. The opportunity to study Ancient History in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, one of the most vibrant cultural and cosmopolitan cities of the world. Amsterdam has its own antiquities museum, The Allard Pierson Museum, which is closely involved in the programme. The museum houses a large collection of ceramics, glass and bronzes from Greek and Roman Antiquity, as well as one of the most important collections of works of Classical Antiquity in the Netherlands and the wider European region. ... [-]
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The Master's programme Ancient Studies is embedded in a long tradition of teaching and researching Greek and Roman Antiquity, as well as the wider cultural heritage of an ... [+]

The Master's programme Ancient Studies is embedded in a long tradition of teaching and researching Greek and Roman Antiquity, as well as the wider cultural heritage of ancient societies.

The programme is designed as a multi-disciplinary programme, because hardly a single question on ancient culture or society can be solved if you limit the evidence to either written sources or archaeological material. Therefore, you will be combining historical, literary, and archaeological approaches.Why study Ancient Studies in Amsterdam?

This Master’s degree programme is offered by two universities. The University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam combined their expertise on the field of ancient history and archaeology in the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA). This merging of specialists from various academic disciplines creates a stimulating environment for collaboration and study. You will have the possibility to choose from five different specializations, with the option to include an ancient language (Assyrian-Babylonian, Greek or Latin) in your programme. Intensive classes consisting of small groups and direct personal contact with tutors. The opportunity to study Ancient Studies in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, one of the most vibrant cultural and cosmopolitan cities of the world. Amsterdam has its own antiquities museum, The Allard Pierson Museum, which is closely involved in the programme. The museum houses a large collection of ceramics, glass and bronzes from Greek and Roman Antiquity, as well as one of the most important collections of works of Classical Antiquity in the Netherlands and the wider European region. ... [-]
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The study of the texts, literatures, and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome offers a treasure trove of information. This information is of the highest... ... [+]

Master in Classics

Classics as a discipline is alive and kicking. The study of the texts, literature, and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome offers a treasure trove of information. This information is of the highest interest in itself but is also highly relevant to our present-day culture. Do you consider it a challenge to nuance the image of Greco-Roman antiquity, as well as make new links between the present and the past? In that case the Master's in Classics is the programme for you. This Master's programme combines linguistics, literature, and cultural history. Its special profiles are narratology and discourse linguistics, intertextuality and reception, and ancient thought.The world of Greco-Roman antiquity has many facets and hence Classics embraces many disciplines. You will be analysing representative primary sources much more in-depth than was the case during the Bachelor’s phase. Choosing your own areas of interest you will be introduced into scholarly debates and learn to handle the academic instruments to contribute yourself to those discussions. In addition, you will be shown how to relate your specialist, critical knowledge of antiquity to texts and other cultural phenomena from later periods.... [-]

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Master in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research)

The research Master’s program aims to deliver well-equipped researchers in the field of Ancient Studies. It focuses on the cultures and societies of the Mediterranean region, Western Europe, and Western Asia in the period from c. 1000 BC to 500 AD.The program offers a good mix of disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching and research. Disciplinary because the program builds on the specializations offered in your Bachelor’s program; interdisciplinary because you make use of the results of related disciplines during the so-called ‘core modules’. These are two interdisciplinary tutorials, in which members of the teaching staff from various disciplines from the Department of Ancient Studies and Archaeology teach you how to approach a shared research theme from different perspectives and to provide a theoretical underpinning for this theme.Opting for the research Master’s program will bring you into an inspiring research environment. The Department of Ancient Studies and Archaeology has been extremely successful of recent years in creating research opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral research students, including large thematic projects which have room for a number of doctoral and postdoctoral research students.... [-]

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Master in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology (Research)

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

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

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

Master in Cognitive Neuropsychology (Research)

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

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

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Master in Computational science

Would you like to confront a tornado in virtual reality and predict its intentions? Or understand the behaviour of financial markets? What if you could simulate the outcome of a surgical procedure before it is put into practice? Or predict how a crowd would move in the event of a disaster?Computational science is a discipline that has established itself as the third pillar of modern science (alongside theoretical and experimental science) and involves the modelling, simulation and analysis of world phenomena through computation. This has opened up new windows onto the physical and social sciences, earth sciences and life sciences at many levels of scale.... [-]

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Master in Computer Science

The Master’s program aims to provide you with the knowledge, experience, and insights you need to become an autonomous professional in the field of computer science. You will learn a great deal about the technology behind computer systems, software, networking and online systems. The program is designed to offer a solid basis for a career in the business world and also to prepare you for further education as a scientific researcher. There are several research groups within Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where you will have the opportunity to continue your work as a scientific researcher. The Computer Science department has many connections with national and international companies, which can offer you a flying start to your career once you have completed your Master’s. Computer Science graduates are in high demand and many of our students find work in their chosen field of specialization.... [-]

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Master in Culture, Organization, and Management

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

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

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Master of Earth Sciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is renowned for combining all Earth Sciences specializations with other subject areas. Earth Sciences at our university are closely linked to Biology and Environmental Sciences. Why limit yourself to being just a geologist or a geographer? Become a true Earth Scientist, with far-reaching background knowledge that allows you to really make the most of your future. How exactly do ice ages, life, plate tectonics and CO2 cycles in the Earth’s crust and oceans interact? What is the relationship between landscape and fault movements in the dating of rocks or in processes like uplift and erosion?

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Master in Ecology

Ecologists investigate the relationships between organisms and their environment. As a master’s student, you will study how nature works. Both an aim in itself and to develop the tools to predict and combat problems caused by pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change. You will study Ecology from a plant, animal and systems perspective. Ecological processes are investigated from the molecular level on to the regional and global scale, where field observations and experiments are used to identify ecosystems’ patterns and functions.

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The Ecology and Evolution specialization is a combination of the former Ecology and Evolution programmes of both universities. The track offers the same package of courses to MSc students of both universities. This means that you will share classes and teachers with students from the other university. A unique opportunity to profit from the diversity in scientific expertise, teaching experience, research equipment and all other facilities the two universities can offer you. To participate in this programme you need to be registered as an MSc Ecology student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.The Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology is a new programme developed at the VU and UvA operating in the multidisciplinary fields of Ecology, Analytical Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Human Health Sciences. To participate in this programme you need to be registered as an MSc Ecology student at VU Amsterdam.The Limnology and Oceanography (UvA) track is an existing programme at the UVA studying theBiology, Chemistry, and Physics of freshwater ecosystems (Limnology) and marine ecosystems (Oceanography).To participate... [-]

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Econometrics & Operations Research is a fascinating scientific discipline which develops quantitative resources and applies them to the analysis of economic problems ... [+]

The master's programme in Econometrics and Operations Research at the VU Campus offers you an opportunity to develop your quantitative skills for their use in Finance, Marketing, Economics and Business.

Econometrics and Operations Research opens a window to a complicated world that provides insights on which people, businesses and governments base their decisions. Econometrics is the science and art of using statistical methods to analyze financial, marketing and economic data, nowadays often Big Data. Operations Research is the science and art of making better decisions in economics, management and finance using mathematical methods.

Econometrics specializations Econometric Theory Explore and master the active research field of econometrics Financial Econometrics Study the econometric methods used on a daily basis in the financial industry, and become the quantitative financial specialist Marketing Data Science Learn how data science can improve marketing strategies and gain a quantitative edge in the e-commerce of tomorrow Quantitative Economics Explore the intersections of economics and econometrics; the crossroads of applied econometrics, microeconomics, macroeconomics and macrofinance Operations Research specializations Operations Research Theory Study at the frontiers of science: become a game changer for industry practice Supply Chain Management Shaping supply chain networks in an interconnected world Financial Engineering Become the expert on analyzing and designing financial products ... [-]
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In our specialization Econometrics and Data Science of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program, we welcome you in the fast-developing world of econometr ... [+]

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In our specialization Econometrics and Data Science of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program, we welcome you in the fast-developing world of econometrics and data science methods for ultra-high dimensional data sets. In this specialization, we cover the statistical theory of high-dimensional spaces, the computer science skills of handling big data, the econometric methodology of identifying causal economic relations in a data-rich environment. You further learn the practical skills of analyzing, modeling and forecasting key financial and economic variables, for the purpose of improving policy and decision-making.

The specialization Econometrics and Data Science offers an excellent opportunity for those wishing to enhance their quantitative profile for a career in data science. The program combines different academic disciplines including statistics, econometrics, computer science, economics, and business, but it is more than a simple intersection of these. In essence, it is concerned with the theory and practice of transforming large and complex data sets into pieces of information that are potentially beneficial for a wide range of purposes relevant to corporates, economic and government institutions, and financial service companies. This will give you a distinct and strong profile, placing you at pole position for a successful career as a data scientist in professional, business and academic environments.... [-]

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Econometric Theory is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program. This in-depth study into the foundations of econometric methods offer ... [+]

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Econometric Theory is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program. This in-depth study into the foundations of econometric methods offers you the challenge to explore and master an active research field that will place you first in any academic or professional career.

Econometrics connects to many academic disciplines including mathematics, statistics, economics, finance, and business studies, and is primarily concerned with the science and art of using economic theory and statistical techniques to analyse economic/finance/marketing data. This principle can be used in so many directions that econometrics can be regarded as a very general study.... [-]

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Financial Econometrics is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program. This hands-on study into the econometric methods used on a daily ... [+]

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Financial Econometrics is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program. This hands-on study into the econometric methods used on a daily basis in the financial industry will let you become the quantitative financial specialist and will place you at the forefront of a successful professional career.

Financial Econometrics connects different academic disciplines including mathematics, statistics, finance, and business studies, and is primarily concerned with the use of financial economic theory and statistical techniques to analyse finance-economic data sets. The econometric methods can be used to analyse financial risk, investment strategies, financial economic policy, monetary policy, high-frequency trading, capital markets, financial stability, and many other topics.... [-]

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Financial Engineering is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program.

Expanding markets and the increasing complexity and variety of financial products have generated a growing demand for skilled professionals to create, price and hedge complex derivatives. The specialization in Financial Engineering provides you with advanced qualifications in operations research and finance, from the management of financial portfolios to risk analysis in financial markets. Financial Engineering is the place where finance meets operations research!

Financial Engineering uses techniques from operations research such as simulation and simulation-based optimization for evaluating options or portfolio optimization. Financial analysts find work at major banks, brokers, and institutional investors such as insurance companies.... [-]

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Marketing Data Science is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program. This hands-on study into econometric methods for analyzing market ... [+]

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Marketing Data Science is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program. This hands-on study into econometric methods for analyzing marketing data to facilitate better marketing strategies let you become the quantitative marketing specialist and place you at the forefront of a successful professional career.

Marketing Data Science connects many academic disciplines including mathematics, statistics, economics, and marketing, and is primarily concerned with the use of microeconomics, consumer behavior and statistical techniques to analyze data sets with multiple hierarchies such as product, brand, location, distribution, etc. The econometric methods can be used to analyze volume shares, advertising effects, sale strategies, consumer behavior, brand loyalty schemes, TV and social media advertising, and many other topics.... [-]

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Operations Research Theory is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program.

If you are interested in a career-defining the rules of the game of industry and production practice by having a deep understanding of the possibilities of cutting-edge techniques, if you want to pursue an academic career, or if you just love the mathematics of operations research, then the Operations Research Theory specialization is for you. It offers you deeper knowledge and understanding of this research area and eventually, through the thesis, participate in front-line research in operations research.

Next, to the core courses of the program, lectures are provided through the Dutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research, a collaboration of the top researchers from throughout the Netherlands. This way, the specialization offers the opportunity of learning from a wide range of leading researchers in the field.... [-]

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Quantitative Economics is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program. This in-depth study into cross-roads of applied econometrics and ... [+]

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Quantitative Economics is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program. This in-depth study into cross-roads of applied econometrics and economics offers you the challenge to explore the active research fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics and/or micro-finance.

Econometrics connects to many academic disciplines including mathematics, statistics, economics, finance, and business studies, and is primarily concerned with the science and art of using economic theory and statistical techniques to analyse economic data. This program offers you the chance to explore the classical and general intersection of economics and econometrics

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Supply Chain Management is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program.

In an interconnected world, organizations increasingly collaborate in order to efficiently distribute their services to customers. This requires the integration of various key processes across organizations. The specialization Supply Chain Management equips you with expertise in supply chains, as well as the sophisticated quantitative methods and tools from optimization, that you need to effectively design, implement and manage supply chain processes.

The core courses of this program are oriented to computation with a solid basis in mathematics. This will enable you to master a broad spectrum of models and solution methods, and to design and analyze novel methods applicable to new situations.... [-]

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Master in Economics

The Master’s in Economics has been developed for the prospective professional economist with an interest in social issues. It teaches you the essentials of modern economic theory and how to apply them to everyday problems in a number of core policy fields. Using behavioural economic models and statistical techniques, economists seek to answer macroeconomic and microeconomic questions. Areas of focus include poverty and inequality, social security, growth and inflation, and environmental policy. You will learn how to take a structured approach to practical problems when applying the economic techniques learned at the Bachelor’s level. As a Master’s student, you will become a versatile, all-around economist with the ability to independently tackle important economic issues.... [-]

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The two-year Research Master’s in Economics is an ideal program for students who wish to pursue Ph.D. studies. The program provides select, high-quality education in the ... [+]

Master in Economics (MPhil)

The two-year Research Master’s in Economics is an ideal program for students who wish to pursue Ph.D. studies. The program provides select, high-quality education in the field of economics and econometrics. If your ambitions are focused on an academic career in economics, econometrics or finance, then this Research Master’s is ideal for you. Not only does it teach you to carry out independent scientific research, but it also provides an excellent stepping stone to good Ph.D. positions.

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This Research Master offers you three specializations:

Economics Econometrics Finance

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Entrepreneurship

There is increasing recognition of the fact that small and young ventures account for economic growth, and that entrepreneurship can be an important source of innovation. In the Entrepreneurship specialization, we see entrepreneurship as the processes of creating and exploiting opportunities by means of novel combinations of resources leading to new (social, societal and economic) value. Creativity plays a key role in these processes. We study entrepreneurial processes in all contexts where they occur: in new firms as well as existing ones (both small and large), and in institutional contexts. You will learn to appreciate the complexity and the challenges associated with the highly rewarding entrepreneurial activities in all kinds of firms and institutions and even beyond: entrepreneurship as a lifestyle.... [-]

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The Master’s program in Environment and Resource Management is organized by the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), which is one of Europe’s oldest and most respec ... [+]

Master in Environment and Resource Management

The Master’s program in Environment and Resource Management is organized by the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), which is one of Europe’s oldest and most respected research institutes in the environmental sciences. The IVM receives high evaluations for its excellent research quality by external quality reviews and also scores very well in a citation analysis of reviewed journal articles.

Our research projects range from the analysis of local challenges such as funding environmental services to farmers, the use of civil juries to facilitate public participation in water management, adaptation to climate change in the Netherlands, national challenges such as greening the gross domestic product, to global challenges such as analysing international negotiations and North-South financial mechanisms.... [-]

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Master in Finance

If you are interested in gaining a better understanding of how financial management and financial markets work, the Master’s in Finance at VU University Amsterdam is an excellent place to start. This Master’s program provides conceptual frameworks and practical insight, both of which are vital to grasping how management and markets operate in the financial sector.

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The aim of the program The Master’s program in Finance gives you a thorough basis for a good start as a finance professional. The first blow is half the battle. This program raises your level of knowledge in Investments and Corporate Finance, educates you on how to apply this knowledge in practice (cases) and trains you in creating new knowledge at the cutting edge of current academic thought. The first two learning goals are integrated into four compulsory courses (Corporate Finance, Empirical Finance, Asset Pricing & Investments and Financial Markets & Institutions) and two or more elective courses which enables you to specialize further.Both individually and in teams, you will work on academic research projects answering real-life questions raised in the world of finance. Finance can only become your second nature if you are able to acquire, apply and create knowledge simultaneously.... [-]

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Data science: a shock to the financial system, or its biggest opportunity? The availability of big data, in combination with rapidly increasing computing power, is uncove ... [+]

Data science: a shock to the financial system, or its biggest opportunity? The availability of big data, in combination with rapidly increasing computing power, is uncovering mechanisms not visible before. Blockchain has the ability to fundamentally change the way we register and administer information. Networks provide the opportunity to build robust and stable interactions. Major challenges lie ahead in understanding what these fascinating new technologies imply for our financial infrastructure.

These developments call for a new type of finance graduate. The Duisenberg Honours Program in Finance and Technology trains you to master traditional finance techniques in combination with developments in data science. Having graduated from the program, you’ll have the ability to understand the data techniques, how they can be applied in the financial sector, and how they can transform businesses. While you won’t be a data science specialist, you’ll form a bridge between the programmer and the manager. You’ll understand the technicians, apply the techniques in the financial sector, and sell them to the outside world.... [-]

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The Quantitative Finance program is an 84-credit Honours Track that is part of the Master’s program in Finance. You will take three core courses in finance (Investments, ... [+]

Master in Finance: Honours Program Quantitative Finance

The Quantitative Finance program is an 84-credit Honours Track that is part of the Master’s program in Finance. You will take three core courses in finance (Investments, Derivatives, and Quantitative Risk Management), and three advanced methodological core courses in econometrics and financial mathematics.You can select three electives from the Master’s programs in Finance, Econometrics, Mathematics, Business Studies, Economics, and others. This freedom of choice allows you to select your own specialization and create your own career profile. You will be able to emphasize fundamental, methodological subjects or focus on the application of the advanced methodology.In the course of one year you will attend lectures, complete case study assignments, give presentations and conduct extensive research assignments. The program is taught in English. Graduates receive the title of Master of Finance.... [-]

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The Master's programme Heritage Studies challenges you to develop a critical view on conservation and transformation of spatial heritage. Our students appreciate the prog ... [+]

The Master's programme Heritage Studies challenges you to develop a critical view on conservation and transformation of spatial heritage. Our students appreciate the programme for its unique integration of academic interdisciplinary reflections on politics, history, theory and praxis. This exposes tensions between preservation and transformation of landscapes, urban areas, architecture and archaeological remains. Based in the World Heritage city of Amsterdam, the master welcomes both Dutch and international students with an interest in the professional fields of monument preservation, heritage tourism, spatial planning and design.

The courses in the Heritage Studies programme will equip you with knowledge to reflect, but also with methods and skills to act as a heritage expert among architects, spatial planners and policy makers. Opting for the master Heritage Studies brings you into a interdisciplinary environment that encourages you to adopt a spatial perspective with an eye for the past, present ánd future. The teaching staff are architectural historians, archaeologists, historians and (historical) geographers. Each of them performs academic research as part of research institute CLUE+ whereas most also take up responsibilities in the professional heritage field.... [-]

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History matters. The master’s degree program in history at the VU trains you to become a professional historian. The course is broad-based and also allows you to speciali ... [+]

History matters. The master’s degree program in history at the VU trains you to become a professional historian. The course is broad-based and also allows you to specialize in a particular area of history. Each specialization is based on one of the chairs of the History Department. The progress of your study is personally mentored by a professor. According to a student, “History at the VU distinguishes itself by its small community of students and the support of its staff.”

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM

All students follow a number of basic courses. In addition, you choose the broad master’s curriculum or one of the five specializations. If you decide to follow the broad master’s curriculum then you make your own choice from the other subjects offered. Each specialization is connected to one or more of the chairs of the History Department. The progress of your study is personally mentored by a member of the academic staff. Some specializations are in English; others are in Dutch, but with some courses in English.... [-]

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The Research Master's programme Critical Studies in Art and Culture (formerly known as VAMA), specialization of the Humanities Research Master, focuses on the study of cu ... [+]

The Research Master's programme Critical Studies in Art and Culture (formerly known as VAMA), specialization of the Humanities Research Master, focuses on the study of current developments in visual arts, architecture, design and media, from a theoretical and historical perspective. In a globalizing cultural world in which art, architecture, design and media are ever more closely integrated and packaged as “creative industries,” disciplinary boundaries need questioning and challenging, yet a thorough grounding in older and newer disciplines such as art history, architectural history, design culture, and media studies is a prerequisite for doing so. In your studies, you will focus on the analysis of “visual objects”: of artifacts in various media that function (primarily or in part) as images. This ranges from landscapes, cities and buildings to artworks in various media, as well as film, television, design and games. Notions such as inter-, cross- and transmediality play an important role in the program. Since artifacts, media and forms of intermediality can only exist in specific social, institutional, economical and ideological frameworks and networks, Critical Studies in Art and Culture will equip you with the analytical and critical tools necessary for analysing these. Each of the four main disciplines that inform the specialization brings specific theories and methods to the table, and the programme seeks to highlight their interconnectedness, with reference to their specific potential as well as possible limitations. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD after your MA, but also if you generally cherish critical attitude and original... [-]

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This two-year’s program prepares talented students for a research career in history. You can specialize in political, (post)colonial history, global social history or cul ... [+]

Master in History (Research)

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

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The Research Master’s in Linguistics is a two-year program which will enable you to develop into a professional researcher. The program deals with linguistics in its broa ... [+]

Master in Linguistics (Research)

The Research Master’s in Linguistics is a two-year program which will enable you to develop into a professional researcher. The program deals with linguistics in its broadest sense. All students take a general course in the field of linguistic research in the first year. The course, appropriately called Linguistic Research, is taught by three or four lecturers, each of whom lectures on the history of research in the field of linguistics from the perspective of their own specialization and on the methods and techniques used in their individual fields. In addition, you will select an area in which you wish to specialize. During the program, you will choose four courses from a list of available Master’s courses. You will base your choice on your own interests and the specialization that you wish to pursue. Our areas of expertise include not only phonology and syntax but also subjects such as textual and/or genre analysis, anthropological linguistics, applied linguistics, and sociolinguistics. The program is taught in English.... [-]

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Master in Literary Studies (research)

The focal point of this programme is the interrelation between literature and social change. Fiction matters because it shapes the way we view the world, other people, and ourselves. It is through fantasy that we can begin to change reality. In this programme, you will learn to analyse the form, language and material aspects of texts as carriers of cultural, ethical, religious, scientific and political systems of meaning. You will learn to design research that combines perspectives from literature studies and literary history with other disciplines, such as cultural and (post)colonial history, environmental and digital humanities, global history and visual culture.... [-]

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This program prepares you for a career as a researcher in philosophy. It focuses on central questions concerning human knowledge and morality, and it allows you to specia ... [+]

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This program prepares you for a career as a researcher in philosophy. It focuses on central questions concerning human knowledge and morality, and it allows you to specialize in different directions. The combination of historical and contemporary perspectives is a key feature of the entire program. The aims of our program are

To help you to obtain an in-depth acquaintance with state-of-the-art discussions and issues in epistemology and moral and political philosophy as well as their historical roots. To train your research skills. To prepare you for a Ph.D. trajectory. To help you apply the historically informed analysis of the foundations of knowledge and morality to topical issues such as the nature of fake news and conspiracy theories, climate skepticism, the relation between freedom and equality, individual responsibility for collective outcomes, or the morality of markets. ... [-]
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The Master’s program comprises two main tracks: ‘Sport’ and ‘Health’. The tracks are not strictly divided but have some overlap. This makes it possible to compose the ide ... [+]

Master in Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise, and Health

From the latest developments in sports training to new approaches to rehabilitation, the Master’s in Human Movement Sciences provides state of the art insights into the ways in which motor performance can be enhanced. From biomechanics to psychology. From exercise physiology to neurorehabilitation. And from muscle function to motor development. By choosing a focus on either sports or health, you can fine-tune your own profile. With this profound background in the human movement sciences, you will be well equipped to contribute to this fascinating field of study.Are you interested in optimizing sports performance, helping people with impaired motor functioning, or gaining a fundamental understanding of how we move? Then the Master’s in Human Movement Sciences is the ideal program for you!... [-]

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Master in Hydrology

Ensuring that there is enough water of good quality to satisfy the needs of the world’s growing population is a daunting challenge. Society needs hydrologists to manage the world’s water resources. In the Master’s programme in Hydrology, you will study the processes that regulate the quantity and quality of water as it passes through ecosystems, soils and rivers. We will provide you with a solid theoretical basis, combined with hydrological research in areas ranging from tropical Amazonia to the permafrost regions of Siberia. A Master of Science in Hydrology enables you to pursue a professional or scientific career in hydrology.

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Master in Information Sciences

Information Sciences is the multidisciplinary area spanning Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and its practical application in society. Are you interested in how information is created and processed in companies and organizations? Are you more interested in the application of technology than technology for its own sake? Do you believe it is important to consider the role of people, organizations, and cultures in the design, modeling, communication and sharing of information? If so, then the Master’s program in Information Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an excellent choice for you.Information Sciences combines technology and organizational studies on the one hand, with technology and culture on the other. It features courses that keep you ahead of the rapid pace of developments within this sector. The program focuses on web applications and internet research for the e-society of the future, including areas such as e-business and e-entertainment. The Master’s program seeks to promote scientific insight and a sense of social responsibility. You will be required to select courses with a total value of 15 credits from a list of approved courses which are rooted in our international research.Our Master’s courses may change from year to year to reflect ongoing developments and international Information Sciences research. They can include guest courses, SIKS National Graduate Research School courses, and courses on other new topics taught by the university staff. Our current courses include Information Retrieval, E-Business Innovation, Software Architecture, Ontology Engineering and Multimedia Design Case.... [-]

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Master in Law and Politics of International Security

This one-year Master's program aims at transferring to students the knowledge, skills, and insight necessary to operate as a professional or academic researcher in the area of international peace of security. Issues of international peace and security are becoming increasingly important in legal, political and administrative practice. The concept of ‘international security’ is no longer confined to traditional issues of war and peace, but now also covers topics such as terrorism, criminal law, the protection of human rights and ‘human security’.

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The Master’s program in Law and Politics of International Security offers a curriculum that focuses on international security from the perspectives of international law and international relations. Moreover, it provides insight into the common foundations of the two disciplines, the different methods, and theories as well as the interplay between the two in the area of international security. Below you will find a couple of examples of topics that are covered in the program.... [-]

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Master of Linguistics: Language Consultancy and Linguistic Documentation offers a program in general linguistics that focuses on the interaction between theory and data i ... [+]

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Master of Linguistics: Language Consultancy and Linguistic Documentation offers a program in general linguistics that focuses on the interaction between theory and data in the research traditions of anthropological, typological and descriptive linguistics. The emphasis on practical field work, cultural pragmatics, and anthropological perspectives makes this program unique in the Netherlands. Upon graduation, the student has the knowledge, skills and expertise to function as a linguistic consultant or linguistic researcher in many settings, especially in translation, cross-cultural communication and language documentation:

Knowledge of current developments in the fields of typological, descriptive and anthropological linguistics. The ability to reflect critically on scholarly publications in these fields. The skills to carry out linguistic research in fieldwork and cross-cultural linguistic consultancy settings in a methodologically adequate and systematic fashion. The ability to communicate the results of his or her research clearly and systematically to both fellow linguists and audiences outside academia. The ability to write a reference grammar of an underdocumented language in accordance with the international standards of descriptive and documentary linguistics. Study Program ... [-]
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For mining information from very large repositories of text, you need to know what you are looking for and how to find it. The Master’s program Text Mining AI trains ever ... [+]

For mining information from very large repositories of text, you need to know what you are looking for and how to find it. The Master’s program Text Mining AI trains everyone with a Bachelor’s and or Master’s degree how to use text mining by applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. You will learn what the possibilities and limitations are, and how to reflect on the outcomes and the cross-disciplinary aspects.

What is Text Mining AI?

Did you ever wonder why there is such a need for finding information in a text by using Artificial Intelligence techniques? Scientists and decision-makers are very much in need of the information that must be somewhere in textual big data. Some examples:... [-]

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The Master’s in Literary Studies, program Literatures in English at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam focuses on the relation between literature and visual culture. Rooted in ... [+]

Master in Literatures in English

The Master’s in Literary Studies, program Literatures in English at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam focuses on the relation between literature and visual culture. Rooted in VU Amsterdam tradition of studying the relations between word and image, this specialized interdisciplinary program will teach you to analyze the various ways in which textual and visual culture interact. The topics studied from this perspective range from the Renaissance stage to screenwriting, from the relation between poetry and photography to film adaptations of gothic novels.The courses in this program are closely linked to the current research of staff members so that students are involved in cutting-edge developments. You are encouraged to explore your own interests in depth using the tools and theories we provide you with, culminating in your own research project when you write your MA-thesis in the second semester.... [-]

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Master in Management, Policy Analysis, and Entrepreneurship in the Health and Life Sciences (MPA)

New biomedical innovations in a world that is becoming ever more complex give rise to a wide range of ethical, legal and social questions and dilemmas. Is the new whooping-cough vaccine better than the old one? How can we control Q fever?How should we implement notions of patient-centered care? What will be the impact of developments in genomics on basic health insurance? Providing the best possible answers to these questions calls for cooperation between several disciplines and actors in society, from government, industry and social institutions to consumers and patients. The Master’s program offers the ideal opportunity to specialize in this fascinating area of research where a wide range of disciplines meet.... [-]

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The Master’s in Marketing programme takes you on a journey in which you challenge yourself to look further in areas of marketing theory, a marketing research... ... [+]

Master of Marketing

The Master’s in Marketing programme takes you on a journey in which you challenge yourself to look further in areas of marketing theory, marketing research, and marketing practice. You will learn to think strategically, thus understanding how superior value can be created for customers and other stakeholders while achieving organizational goals.

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The journey begins by understanding how a sustainable competitive edge is obtained by creating value for customers and society. Rather than focusing on ‘recipes for success’, the emphasis is on looking further: understanding why something works. This also calls for profound comprehension of research methodology. The journey also takes you deeper into the worlds of consumer and business-to-business marketing, either product or service, thus enabling you to address marketing challenges in an increasingly complex international environment.Second semester... [-]

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The Master’s program in Mathematics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam provides you with an opportunity to specialize in one area while further deepening your mathematical k ... [+]

Master in Mathematics

Mathematics is a vibrant, multifaceted and versatile field, in which the focus is on the study and development of techniques to tackle pure and applied mathematical questions. Often, the dividing line between theory and practice is merely an illusion. Mathematical theory, developed for a specific problem, often finds its way into unexpected applications. This is the strength and beauty of mathematics, a discipline which is by definition infinite, and where new paths are always waiting to be explored. The Master’s program in Mathematics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam provides you with an opportunity to specialize in one area while further deepening your mathematical knowledge in general.... [-]

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Master in Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems

This Master’s emphasizes hands-on experiments, featuring many software lab courses that train you to solve challenging research problems using software experiments. You will work on design, implementation, testing and performance analysis of complex system software. Operating in small teams, you will train your collaborative research skills. Courses include Parallel Programming and Distributed Systems, Cluster and Grid Computing and Computer Graphics.

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The curriculum requires that you take compulsory subjects worth 32 ECTS and optional subjects worth 27 ECTS. The emphasis shifts gradually from classroom lectures to independent and research-oriented study with practical work, seminars and the identification of open research questions.Compulsory subjects include:... [-]

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The Master’s specialization in Philosophy, Bioethics and Health will provide you with the theoretical and practical tools to deal with ethical issues in health care and h ... [+]

Master in Philosophy, Bioethics, and Health (Specialization of Philosophy, 2 years)

The Master’s specialization in Philosophy, Bioethics and Health will provide you with the theoretical and practical tools to deal with ethical issues in health care and health-care policy.You will learn how to reflect on practical problems from a medical, moral, legal, political and economic perspective.The need for interdisciplinary reflection is growing as developments within society lead to new challenges in health care. Take the shifts in responsibility for example patients are expected to take greater responsibility for their own health and to ‘manage themselves’ and insurers are becoming responsible for both the cost and the quality of health-care provisions. In addition, there are many rapid scientific and technological developments to take into account: from knowledge of the genetic basis of diseases, pre-implantation diagnosis and IVF, to the use of plastic surgery for aesthetic enhancement. Then there are the problems of just allocation caused by the growing number of treatment options for all kinds of diseases and the growing number of people living well into old age. Such developments cause a change in the medical ethical agenda.... [-]

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The track Philosophy of Law and Governance of the two-year master Philosophy trains students to reflect philosophically upon the presuppositions and basic features of con ... [+]

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The track Philosophy of Law and Governance of the two-year master Philosophy trains students to reflect philosophically upon the presuppositions and basic features of contemporary Western legal systems. The program is interdisciplinary. General philosophical courses and specific courses in philosophy of law are combined with a student’s own selection of legal courses. The students of this track usually complete simultaneously a one year master’s degree in Law.

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What is the legal system? Under what conditions is law just? Are citizens of modern, liberal welfare states free and equal? Are there any natural rights? Is international law legitimate? Does social justice apply beyond the state? Which understanding of a person underlies bioethical legislation? Do new forms of technology and governance undermine standards of what it is to be an autonomous legal subject? These and many other questions are raised and addressed in the two-year master track Philosophy of Law and Governance.... [-]

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Neuroscience belongs to the sciences that in the future will have a large impact on virtually all aspects of our functioning as humans. ... [+]

Neuroscience belongs to the sciences that in the future will have a large impact on virtually all aspects of our functioning as humans. Neuroscience has already changed the view we have of ourselves. This programme offers an answer to a need for responsible scientists, scientists who are sensitive to the conceptual issues in their own specific subdomain and who are, on the other hand, able to reflect and communicate about the broader implications of their field, clinical as well as societal. We aim at philosophy in neuroscience instead of philosophy about neuroscience.

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The curriculum of PNS includes 30 ec in Philosophy, 36 ec in Neuroscience, 42 ec in Philosophy of Neuroscience, and 12 ec for the individual Master’s thesis, at the total of 120 ec. For details of the curriculum, please consult the website at www.vu.nl/philosophy... [-]

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Master in Physics

Physics and Astronomy is an indispensable part of modern society. Modern life would be entirely different without computer chips, lasers, MRI screening and all the other benefits of physics research. The Master’s program in Physics provides you with plenty of opportunities to study and engage in groundbreaking fundamental research and its applications. Whether you are interested in physical processes within cells, creating artificial photosynthesis, astroparticle physics or testing fundamental symmetries at the atomic scale, the Master’s program in Physics gives you the opportunities to deepen your knowledge and engage in groundbreaking fundamental research.

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Are you interested in politics and would you like to specialize in European politics and a comparative perspective? The one-year full-time English-language Master’s progr ... [+]

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

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

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Master in Political Science: Global Environmental Governance

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

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

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Master in Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance

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

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

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

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

Consumer Behavior and Economic Decision Making (6 EC) Leadership and Organization (6 EC) Social Processes and Organizational Change (6 EC) Work and Health (6 EC) Advanced Structural Models (6 EC) Personality at Work (6 EC) Elective (6 EC) ... [-]
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As a Science-Business professional, you are able to bridge the gap between research in (university) laboratories and practice in large industries companies as well as (sm ... [+]

As a Science-Business professional, you are able to bridge the gap between research in (university) laboratories and practice in large industries companies as well as (small) entrepreneurial firms. You are trained to integrate science aspects in a business and innovation context while taking organizational, social and cultural variables into account. Practice and theory go hand in hand in your Master SBI, and the SBI courses feature real-world business and technology cases that are directly applicable to your future career.

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMAt the start of the program, students choose a specialization: Energy & Sustainability or Life & Health. The curriculum comprises the following:... [-]

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Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology

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

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Become the best scientist and scholar that you can be! Our Master program in Social Psychology takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding fundamental social psyc ... [+]

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

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM

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

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Why Study Societal Resilience?

How do we as a society cope with complex, collective problems such as climate change, terrorism, and rising healthcare costs? Societal Resilience is the capacity to survive, adapt and grow in the face of these stresses and shocks. In this multidisciplinary Research Master’s program, you will learn to analyze complex societal problems, but also how to collect, analyze and interpret big data, allowing you to collaborate with societal stakeholders to achieve sustainable solutions for societal issues.

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In the first year, you will take introductory courses on current and future social problems and resilient responses, and on big and small data in social sciences. You will also get training in research methodology and data analysis. The second year revolves around an internship of 24 credits and a concluding thesis of 30 credits. The thesis is your own piece of social scientific research, and can also be used as a first scientific publication for a future PhD dissertation. In parallel to the courses, you will participate in a community of learners: attending workgroups on tutorials, discussions, and intervision, co-creating knowledge with fellow students and professors.... [-]

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Master in Spatial, Transport, and Environmental Economics (STREEM)

The program offers you the possibility to specialize in spatial, transport or environmental economics.Spatial Economics: analyze how various forces contribute to spatial dynamics and network development from a mainly microeconomic perspective; explore the use and further development of various techniques, methods, and tools in this field.Transport Economics: focus on the causes and consequences of a growing demand for mobility from a microeconomic perspective; address problems such as congestion, reliability, safety and environmental externalities.Environmental Economics: focus on economic aspects of environmental problems and policy; combine scientific and policy expertise; address the need to integrate economics with insights from other disciplines, notably the environmental sciences. ... [-]

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The Master’s program in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam trains you in the full depth and breadth of the field, expanding your abilit ... [+]

Master in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics

Stochastics examines phenomena in which chance plays a central role, such as the result of a general election, fluctuations in share prices or the interactions between molecules in a living cell. If you opt for the Master’s program in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics, you will be trained to become a world-class expert in both theory and relevant areas of application. The Master’s program in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam trains you in the full depth and breadth of the field, expanding your abilities and insights and enhancing your opportunities in the job market.

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The one-year Master's program Theology and Religious Studies focuses on specific professional fields. In this master's you will be prepared for a professional career with ... [+]

Master in Theology & Religious Studies

The one-year Master's program Theology and Religious Studies focuses on specific professional fields. In this master's you will be prepared for a professional career within or outside religious institutions. You can choose from various specializations that each focus on their own field. You will not only follow courses in which you reflect on a specific field or professional context; an internship is an obligatory part of this master's as well. Of course, you will write a thesis to finish your master's program. Throughout the program, you will be actively coached in your study progress and personal development.The five specializations to choose from are:... [-]

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Master in Theology & Religious Studies (Research)

The Theology & Religious Studies research master's program offers students the opportunity to study theology, both contextual and classical, at an advanced level. Our dedicated teaching staff consists of leading scholars from within VU University Amsterdam. They participate in national and international networks in their fields and provide state of the art expertise to make sure you are ready to meet the academic challenges ahead.At VU University Amsterdam you can choose to do theological research in the following disciplines: Biblical Studies, Church History, Dogmatics, Ecumenics, World Religions, Philosophy of Religion, Practical Theology, and the Social- Scientific Study of Religion. The specialization you choose will define the content of your personal Theology & Religious Studies (research) program.... [-]

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