Spatial Sciences

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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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.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60660
numerus fixusnee
honoursnee

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, cultural 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 students. They will receive one-to-one individual research training from an URSI staff member involved in the tWIST research programme of our faculty. They will do a research internship at an outstanding research institute. The research experiences will be both big and small: they will range from the final master thesis taking several months to small half an hour researches as part of the scientific diary. Students will be trained in a wide array of research methods.

Track

If you want to combine thorough training in scientific research with a thematic specialization on islands and sustainability, we offer a track in Islands and Sustainability

Specializations

The Research Master offers a specialization option. Students combine the courses of a one-year FSS master within the two-year Research Master program. They receive a formal specialization on their diploma supplement. The following specializations are possible for:

Cultural Geography / Cultural Geography: Tourism Geography & Planning
Economic Geography / Economic Geography: Regional Competitiveness and Trade
Real Estate Studies
Population Studies
Socio-Spatial Planning
Environmental and Infrastructure Planning

Download a PDF file with more information about the specializations

For a top education in geography and planning you choose Groningen!

Watch a video of the latest Master event

Waarom aan de RUG?

› The research master in Spatial Sciences is a top rated master programme (Keuzegids 2018)
  • It is an ideal grounding for a PhD programme
  • You will do fieldwork and evidence-based research
  • You have the opportunity to study or do research abroad

Studieprogramma

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opbouwIt is also possible to do the course Research Internship at a Research Institute (RIRI) for 15 EC, where you replace a 5 EC part of Themetic Theoretical Specialization for 5 EC extra RIRI. For more information about the courses in this programme, please visit www.rug.nl/frw/education/master-info-frw/courses-master-spatial-sciences
1e jaar
periode
1234
Joint Multidisciplinary Research Project (JMRP)
5 EC
Scientific Reading, Debating and Reflecting
5 EC
Advanced Specialized Research Methods (A&SRM)
10 EC
10 EC
Thematic Theoretical Specialization (TTS)
20 EC
Individual Research Training (IRT)
10 EC
Research Internship at a Renowned Research Institute (RIRRI)
10 EC
2e jaar
periode
1234
Advanced and Specialized Research Methods (A&SRM)
5 EC
Advanced Research Skills
5 EC
Scientific English Writing
5 EC
Research Process and Proposal Writing
5 EC
Thematic Theoretical Specialization (TTS)
10 EC
Individual Master's Thesis
30 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
25% theorie
25% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
literature study, oral presentation, computer exercise, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, group assignment, workshop, individual assignment, self study, project, seminar

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14650

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

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.

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.

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

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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
29331 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 RUG
Spatial Sciences
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/2 RUG
Islands and Sustainability
€ 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

studentoordelen

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel4.34.3
inhoud4.14.1
docenten4.34.3
studiefaciliteiten3.83.8
studielast3.93.9
studiebegeleiding4.04.0
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 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Spatial Sciences 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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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The graduates from the programme are well trained for 1) a PhD position 2) a research position in organisations such as government ministries, non-governmental organisations or research-based consultancies or 3) any other professional job in which scientific solidness and creativity is an asset.

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 alumni end up in this graphic !



Potentiële beroepen

afdelingshoofd ruimtelijke ordening
bedrijfshoofd bureau planologisch onderzoek (management)
bedrijfshoofd bureau planologisch onderzoek (meewerkend <50%)
beleidsmedewerker infrastructuur, planologie en volkshuisvesting (wetenschappelijk)
directeur bureau planologische dienst, onderzoek
hoofd milieudienstverlening
manager bureau planologische dienst, onderzoek (groot bedrijf)
planoloog
planontwikkelaar infra (wetenschappelijk)
regionaal planoloog
secretaris adviescommissie ruimtelijke kwaliteit (bouw- en woningtoezicht)
senior verkeersplanoloog
wetenschappelijk onderzoeker planologie
bron: CBS

Contact

Saskia Enuma

Study advisor

E: study.advice.fss@rug.nl
T: 0503633906
Drs. Nienke Harteveld

Study advisor

Meer informatie?
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