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|typeonderzoek, 120 EC|
|start1 februari, 1 september|
|opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd|
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.
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
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:
Economic Geography / Economic Geography: Regional Competitiveness and Trade
Real Estate Studies
Society, Sustainability and Planning
Environmental and Infrastructure Planning
For a top education in geography and planning you choose Groningen!
Waarom aan de RUG?
- 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
It 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 Thematic Theoretical Specialization for 5 EC extra RIRI.
Joint Multidisciplinary Research Project (JMRP)
Scientific Reading, Debating and Reflecting
Advanced Specialized Research Methods (A&SRM)
Thematic Theoretical Specialization (TTS)
Individual Research Training (IRT)
Research Internship at a Renowned Research Institute (RIRRI)
Advanced and Specialized Research Methods (A&SRM)
Advanced Research Skills
Scientific English Writing
Research Process and Proposal Writing
Thematic Theoretical Specialization (TTS)
Individual Master's Thesis
|taal van onderwijs||100% en|
onderwijsvormenliterature study, oral presentation, computer exercise, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, group assignment, workshop, individual assignment, self study, project, seminar
Toelating en kosten
aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2022
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aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2022
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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.
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.
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).
English on VWO level or one of the following equivalents:
- IELTS overall band 6.5, no less than 6.0 on each section
- TOEFL internet based:
- Overall: 90
- Reading: 18
- Listening: 18
- Speaking: 20
- Writing: 21
- Cambridge English: Cambridge certificate C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as CAE/CPE)
- Please note that TOEFL MyBest Scores are not considered in the Admissions procedure
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.
For the study year 2021-2022, some students can start their (pre)master's programme under certain conditions. This way, students can already take master courses whilst also finishing their bachelor's programme and study delay is limited as much as possible. This is refered to as the 'Zachte Knip' (soft cut). Please find the conditions and information about application on https://www.rug.nl/frw/education/introduction/zachte-knip/non-fss-students.
All applicants have to submit a detailed CV, list of grades, motivation letter and two reference letters to dr. Frans Sijtsma (email@example.com).
estimated monthly costs
|€||303||kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||172||collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1171||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
|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|
Ibn BattutaIbn 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
|€ 303||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
Feiten en / studie in cijfers
Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
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 alumni end up in this graphic !