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.

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

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.

Uniquely for the track Islands and Sustainability is that students do (continuous) reading and debating of Islands and Sustainability literature, while they also partake in three distinct Islands and Sustainability research experiences at (generally) three different islands or groups of islands. Students start with Joint Multidisciplinary Research Project involving the international Wadden area in the Netherlands and Germany together with our partner the Wadden Academy. Next, they do a research internship at an island of 15 ECTS. Generally this will take place with one of our partner institutes on for instance Malta, Lesvos (Greece) or Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). See our partner page for the full list of partners. They end their two years of study with a 30 ECTS Master thesis related to islands and sustainability which commonly involves on-site empirical island research in cooperation with one of our partners.

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
  • The track offers a unique combination of research, islands and sustainability
  • You will work with professionals and researchers within the field
  • And gain an international perspective on islands and sustainability

Studieprogramma

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1e jaar
periode
1234
Advanced Specialized Research Methods (A&SRM)
10 EC
Joint Multidisciplinary Research Project Islands and Sustainability (Wadden Project) onderzoek
5 EC
Scientific Reading, Debating and Reflecting (Islands and Sustainability)
5 EC
Thematic Theoretical Specialization (TTS)
15 EC
Individual Research Training (IRT)
10 EC
Research at a Renowned Research Institute (Islands Partner Institute)
15 EC
2e jaar
periode
1234
Scientific English Writing
5 EC
Advanced Research Skills
5 EC
Advanced and Specialized Research Methods (A&SRM)
5 EC
Research Process and Proposal Writing
5 EC
Thematic Theoretical Specialization (TTS)
10 EC
Individual Master's Thesis (Islands and Sustainability)
30 EC

Onderwijs

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

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2021

aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2021
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 2143 (€1072 in het eerste jaar)

1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2021
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).

taaltoets

  • English on VWO level
  • IELTS overall band 6.5, no less than 6.0 on each section
  • TOEFL internet based 90, no less than 21 on each section
  • Cambridge English: Cambridge certificate C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as CAE/CPE)
  • University of Groningen LCET: Minimum section scores C2 or C1 (one B2 allowed) See: https://www.rug.nl/language-centre/testing-unit/english-lcet/
  • Please note that TOEFL MyBest Scores are not considered in the Admissions procedure
  • An exemption can be given by the Admission Board.

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.

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
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
Ibn Battuta is the Faculty Association of Spatial Sciences
Becoming a member of Ibn Battuta means you can join the social drinks, foreign trips, lectures and all other activities organized by the Association. At these events you come into contact with students from all years, which is a great way to make friends that can last a lifetime! Ibn Battuta also organizes informative and career-focused activities. Our informative activities, such as lectures, In-Housedays and the Career Day will help you to orient on your future.

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
Islands and Sustainability
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
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2/2 RUG
Spatial Sciences
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

studentoordelen

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deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel4.34.3
inhoud4.14.1
docenten4.34.3
studiefaciliteiten3.83.8
studielast3.93.9
studiebegeleiding4.04.0
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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 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 at the University of Groningen we offer support for your career preparation.

More information about the FSS Career Services.

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



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bedrijfshoofd bureau planologisch onderzoek (meewerkend <50%)
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directeur bureau planologische dienst, onderzoek
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manager bureau planologische dienst, onderzoek (groot bedrijf)
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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
Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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