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Spatial Sciences

Master

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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.
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 discover
Students 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, population studies, socio-spatial planning, or real estate studies and they may also include courses from other faculties.Serious development of research skills
Students become a good researcher by experiencing a series of carefully designed research settings. They will participate in a joint multidisciplinary research challenge with other ReMa

Language

English

Title

Master of Science

Duration

2 years

ECTS credits

Accreditation

NVAO

Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,800

€ 19,900


Admission

Application requirements

Students should have a Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to Regional Studies, such as Human Geography and Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Planning, or Urban Studies. Students with a Bachelor's degree in the social or economic sciences also have direct access, preferably with a Minor worth 30 EC in human geography and/or urban and regional planning and/or demography and/or development studies. For those with a different Bachelor degree, the possibilities for admission are discus

Applicants should have some background knowledge in the Spatial Sciences field (Urban or Regional Studies, Human, Economic or Cultural Geography, Spatial Planning, Environmental and Infrastructure Planning, Demography or Real Estate).

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, for Bachelor thesis of at least 7.5.

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.

English on VWO level or one of the following equivalents: * IELTS overall band 6.5, no less than 6.5 on each section * TOEFL internet based: Overall: 90 Reading: 21 Listening: 21 Speaking: 21 Writing: 24 * Cambridge English: Cambridge certificate C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as CAE/CPE) * European Baccalaureate, English level L1 or L2 * Please note that TOEFL MyBest Scores are not considered in the Admissions procedure A prospective student can always appl

All applicants have to submit a detailed CV, list of grades, motivation letter, reference letter, and an academic writing sample to prof. dr. Louise Meijering (l.b.meijering@rug.nl

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,800
€ 19,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 May '24
1 Feb '25 15 Jan '25 -
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 May '25
1 Feb '26 15 Jan '26 -
1 Sep '26 1 May '26 1 May '26

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Contact

University of Groningen

Main address
Oude Boteringestraat 44
9712 GL Groningen
050 363 9011

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