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Spatial Sciences

University of Groningen

Master Postgraduate Groningen

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary Are you interested in a career as a researcher of spatial subjects? This programme allows the study of Spatial Sciences in the broadest possible way and it trains students to become good researchers.
Course description The two-year Research Master in Spatial Sciences has two key features. First, it allows students maximum scientific freedom to learn and discover. Second, it lets students develop serious scientific research skills. Throughout the programme we take inspiration from Einstein's words: 'I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious'. Research Master students don't have to be extraordinarily talented or gifted. But students need to have a passionate curiosity about people and places. With this driving curiosity the research master Spatial Sciences is a good choice.Maximum scientific freedom to learn and discoverStudents can design their own programme by choosing courses according to their own interests. They can choose courses from all Spatial Sciences master programmes: environmental and infrastructure planning, economic geography, cultural geography, population studies, socio-spatial planning or real estate studies and they may also include courses from other faculties.Serious development of research skillsStudents become a good researcher by experiencing a series of carefully designed research settings. They will participate in a joint multidisciplinary research challeng
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes literature study, oral presentation, computer exercise, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, group assignment, workshop, individual assignment, self study, project, seminar
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department faculty of Spatial Sciences
Information about the institution Students and researchers from all over the world come to Groningen to expand their own boundaries as well as those of academia.

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. Generally, an interview with the applicant, in which attitude, motivation, orientation and competence for a career in (scientific) research are evaluated, forms part of the admission procedure. The interview is scheduled after the required documents have been received and evaluated by the Admissions Board.
  2. Excellent study results and high grades at university level (A range, typically top 10%); Comparable to Dutch grading system: average grade of at least 7.0, for Bachelor thesis of at least 7.5.
  3. * English on VWO level * Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (A, B or C) * Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (A, B or C) * Minimum of 6,5 for the International English Language Testing System (Academic version) (IELTS). With a minimum of 6,5 on listening, reading, writing and speaking. * Minimum of 90 on the internet based version of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) * Minimum of 580 on the written version of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) * Minimum of 237 on the interactive version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) * Exemptions: native speakers or students with education from the US, Canada, Australia, New-Zealand, United Kingdom or Ireland
  4. Academic bachelor degree in human geography and/or urban and regional planning or comparable qualifications, including at least 10 ECTS in statistics or equivalent statistical knowledge.
  5. All applicants have to submit a detailed CV, list of grades, motivation letter and and one or two reference letters to dr. Frans Sijtsma (f.j.sijtsma@rug.nl).
  6. * IELTS overall band 6.5, no less than 6.0 on each section * TOEFL internet based 90, no less than 21 on each section * Cambridge English: Cambridge certificate C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as CAE/CPE) * University of Groningen LCET: Minimum section scores C2 or C1 (one B2 allowed) See: https://www.rug.nl/language-centre/testing-unit/english-lcet/ * Please note that TOEFL MyBest Scores are not considered in the Admissions procedure * An exemption can be given by the Admission Board.
  7. Not required
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Feb 2020 15 Jan 2020 -
1 Sep 2020 15 Aug 2020 1 May 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 14650€ 14650
2020 (FT)€ 2143n.a.n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Alban Scholarship, Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme, Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (formerly NFP), StuNed Scholarship Programme

For more scholarships, visit: www.grantfinder.nl

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

Saskia Enuma

Study advisor

study.advice.fss@rug.nl

Contact information for the institution

Onderwijsvoorlichting

study info

studiekiezers@rug.nl

Telephone number +31 (0) 503633906
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