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Why do your Master's in Groningen?

Kickstart your Career with a One-Year Master’s Programme

Yes, you can obtain a Master’s degree within one year without sacrificing on quality or credentials. In addition to saving time and money, a one-year Master’s degree obtained at the University of Groningen is internationally respected and will give you the necessary credentials you need to get your career off to a great start. A one-year Master’s programme will generally comprise of 60 ECTS credits, with the thesis typically ranging between 12 to 20 ECTS, depending on your faculty. These programmes usually follow an accelerated curriculum and are quite intensive, as many topics are covered within a short time.

Why do your Master’s in Groningen?

Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in Europe. But despite our rich history, we are anything but traditional. In fact, we’re renowned for our modern, student-oriented approach to education. In addition to state-of-the-art study facilities and a dynamic international environment, the University of Groningen is located in a city with a vibrant student life and a rich cultural offering. Groningen is also known for providing optimal support for start-ups and is well connected by road, rail and air to major cities in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France.

The University of Groningen enjoys a highly-appraised international reputation and consistently ranks among the top 100 research universities in the world. This is also reflected in the wide range of Master’s programmes offered here. In 2018, 18 Master’s Programmes were classified as “Top-rated in the Netherlands” with some courses ranked as “Best in the Netherlands” by an independent Dutch consumer guide. Moreover, the University of Groningen was named the “Best General University to Complete a Master’s Degree in the Netherlands”.

More than an Education

During your Master’s in Groningen, you will be able to specialise and gain expert knowledge in your fields of interest by, for instance, taking electives or joining one of our many partner universities abroad. Small-scale teaching, classroom discussions and personal guidance by your academic supervisors will enable you to critically reflect on the academic content and enhance your problem-solving skills. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to build a professional network in an international setting among like-minded peers. Some Master’s programmes may also require you to complete internships within the course curriculum, allowing you to gain first-hand work experience in your field of study.

When you’ve completed the course requirements of your programme, you’ll be expected to write a Master’s thesis on a self-chosen topic related to your field of study. Depending on your programme, the scope of the thesis will usually total between 12 and 20 ECTS. While conducting your research you’ll have access to leading academics and researchers who will provide you with personal guidance and useful information to assist you in the writing process. When you’ve successfully completed your thesis, you’ll be awarded a Master’s degree. If you’re ready to kickstart your career, take a look our English-taught Master’s degree programmes today.


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Last modified:11 March 2019 11.49 a.m.