Islands and Sustainability

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Islands and Sustainability is a track within the Research Master in Spatial Sciences. It combines thorough training in scientific research with a thematic specialization on Islands and Sustainability.

Islands are relatively isolated and ‘on their own’ compared to other areas. Islands as a society often have unique social strengths and yet they are also more fragile and dependent compared to mainland areas. Sustainability is particularly challenging for islands. They face economic and social development problems related to (small) scale and (limited) connectivity while also being confronted with environmental issues due to climate change and sea level rise. Furthermore, islands are among the most appreciated recreational and touristic areas, underlining their importance to urban well-being.

Islands thus provide unique sustainability laboratories and allow for seeing the big picture of complex globalization-fueled spatial transformations in a small place. From a spatial science perspective this makes islands ideal cases for studying sustainability in a wider sense.

Being part of the regular Research Master in Spatial Sciences, the programme provides a thorough and multi-faceted training of research skills for social science and environmental research. It includes Individual Research Training by senior staff, training to work in multi-disciplinary research group, it involves taking a series of qualitative, quantitative and multi-method courses, as well courses on Scientific Reading Debating and Reflecting, Scientific English Writing and Research Process.

Students taking part of the Track Islands and Sustainability do (continuous) reading and debating of Islands and Sustainability literature, while they also partake in three distinct Islands and Sustainability research experiences. They start with Joint Multidisciplinary Research Project involving the international Wadden area. Next, they do a research internship at an island of 15 ECTS. They end their two year study with a 30 ECTS Master thesis related to islands and sustainability which commonly involves on-site empirical island research.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc Regional Studies:Spaces and Places, Analysis and Intervention (research)
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60660
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

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Studieprogramma

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1e jaar
periode
1234
Joint Multidisciplinary Research Project on International Wadden (JMRP) onderzoek
5 EC
Scientific Reading, Debating and Reflection on Island and Sustainability (SRDR)
5 EC
Advanced Specialized Research Methods (A&SRM)
10 EC
Thematic Theoretical Specialization (TTS)
15 EC
Individual Research Training
10 EC
Internship at an islands research institute
15 EC
2e jaar
periode
1234
Scientific English Writing
5 EC
Thematic Theoretical Specialization (TTS)
10 EC
Scientific Reading, Debating and Reflection on Islands and Sustainability (SRDR)
Advanced and Specialized Research Methods (A&SRM)
5 EC
Research Process and Proposal Writing
5 EC
Advanced Research Skills
5 EC
Individual Master's Thesis
30 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
Through internship & excursions

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2019
aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600
toelatingseisen

toelatingsgesprek
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.

erkende certificaten
Applicants should be fluent in English and meet one of the following conditions:

  • English at VWO level
  • Comparable to IELTS International English Language Testing System (Academic version) 6.5, with minimum scores:
  • Listening 6.0
  • Reading 6.0
  • Writing 6.0
  • Speaking 6.0
  • Exemptions: Native English speakers or diploma holders from United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland.

cijfergemiddelde
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.

cijferlijst

basiskennis
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).

vooropleiding
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 discussed with the coordinator
The direct access is conditional on sufficient English command, the knowledge minimum and the required grades.

werkervaring
Not required

reference letter

motivatiebrief
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).

estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

15 studenten volgen deze opleiding
33% daarvan is vrouw
1 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
0% daarvan is vrouw
28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

Ibn Battuta
Faculty Association of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences from the University of Groningen

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/2 Rijksuniversiteit
Islands and Sustainability
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/2 Rijksuniversiteit
Spatial Sciences
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel4.3
inhoud4.1
docenten4.3
studiefaciliteiten3.8
studielast3.9
studiebegeleiding4.0

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Islands and Sustainability aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 8 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.3 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Academic careers, business consultants, tourism planners and managers, environmental/sustainable management consultants, environmental tourism consultants, local economic development consultants, careers in international organizations/NGOs in the fields of environment and sustainability.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The graduates from the programme are well trained for academic careers, business consultants, tourism planners and managers, environmental/sustainable management consultants, environmental tourism consultants, local economic development consultants, careers in international organizations/NGOs in the fields of environment and sustainability.

The close contacts with URSI researchers and PhD students (as mentors or teachers) in the graduate school allow an easy transition to a PhD position. The Research Internship at a Research Institute is specifically introduced to let the student experience the work atmosphere at a research institute.

During the programme we offer further support for your career preparation. These Career Services are provided by the Careers Company and the UG Career Services. More information about the Careers Company: http://www.rug.nl/frw/career More information about the UG Career Services: http://www.rug.nl/careerservices

See where our Research Master alumni end up in this infographic!



current job market

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  • beleidsmedewerker infrastructuur, planologie en volkshuisvesting (wetenschappelijk)
  • directeur bureau planologische dienst, onderzoek
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  • planoloog
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Contact

Onderwijsvoorlichting
E: studiekiezers@rug.nl
T: 050-3639011
Drs. Nienke Harteveld

Study advisor

E: study.advice.fss@rug.nl
T: 0503633906
Saskia Enuma

Study advisor

E: study.advice.fss@rug.nl
T: 0503633906
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