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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.2k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 15.4k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 Tháng một 2017

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    The programme is aimed at people who want to become successful researchers in the field. The two-year Research Master in Spatial Sciences (before September 1, 2016 called Regional Studies) is interdisciplinary.  Spatial sciences, regional studies geography and spatial planning constitute an interrelated, inherently broad and multi-disciplinary field. A field not only rich in theoretical variety but also encompassing both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, from ethnographic to case study to statistical and econometric approaches. You will develop real competences in all of these areas, in order to choose your own area of research, and become a successful researcher in the Spatial Sciences field in general. You will participate in research projects under supervision of experienced staff members, within the Faculty's Research Program tWIST: Towards Wellbeing, Innovation and Spatial Transformation. Regular personal coaching, guidance and monitoring will help you to identify your own preferred learning trajectory and develop your individual research agenda. You are required to gain some international experience, by doing research in a foreign context, and by partic

    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, NVAO

    Erasmus Mundus program: This is an Erasmus Mundus program.


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    Admission requirements

    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.

    Other requirements

    1. intake gesprek 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. erkende verworven competenties (EVC’s) Applicants should be fluent in English and meet one of the following conditions: * English at VWO level * Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (A, B or C) * Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (A, B or C) * A score of 6.5 or higher in the complete International English Language Testing System (Academic version) (IELTS) * A score of at least 90 on the internet version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) * A score of at least 580 on the paper version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) * A score of at least 237 on the computer version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) * Exemptions: Native English speakers or diploma holders from United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland.
    3. gemiddeld cijfer Excellent study results and high grades at university level (A range, typically top 10%); Comparable to Dutch grading system: average grade of at least 7,5 grade, for Bachelor thesis of at least 7,5.
    4. gemiddeld cijfer 7,5 of hoger
    5. minimum kennis (ISPAC: overige vereisten) Applicants should have some background knowledge in Regional Studies. They should have successfully concluded 10 EC in statistics courses or their statistical knowledge should be equivalent to that. Applicants should have an interest in doing research, and be committed to develop their own research interests.
    6. minimum kennis (ISPAC: overige vereisten) Basiskennis van statistische methoden.
    7. vooropleiding (ISPAC: vereiste vooropleiding) 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.
    8. vooropleiding (ISPAC: vereiste vooropleiding) Bachelorgraad in Sociale Geografie en/of Urban and Regional Planning, of vergelijkbare kwalificaties.
    9. werkervaring (ISPAC: vereiste werkervaring) Not required
    10. schriftelijk verzoek All applicants have to submit a detailed CV, list of grades, motivation letter and two reference letters to the Admissions Board (Prof. Philip McCann (p.mccann@rug.nl) and dr. Louise Meijering (l.b.meijering@rug.nl )).

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