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Master's degree programs in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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International School For Humanities And Social Sciences, Amsterdam:
The International School for Humanities and Social Sciences (ISHSS) in Amsterdam, Holland aims to offer high standard, internationally accredited academic education on the English-taught study market. ISHSS is a school within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. The International School cooperates with the University's many faculties, departments, and institutes. ISHSS offers various academic programmes in the humanities and social sciences to international students, both undergraduate and graduate. The Universiteit van Amsterdam in the Netherlands is one of the major comprehensive universities in Europe with 22,000 students. There are seven faculties covering humanities, social and behavioural sciences, law, economics and business, medicine and dentistry, and science.

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The International School for Humanities and Social Sciences (ISHSS) offers various interdisciplinary academic programmes in the humanities and social sciences. Our students are exchange students and to fee-paying students, on both the undergraduate and graduate level. Upon completion of a programme, students can obtain an Undergraduate Certificate or an accredited Master’s Degree. All programmes are taught in English.

The ISHSS offers both Master’s and research Master’s programmes. A research Master’s programme is more focussed on research, and as such offers a thorough preparation for students who wish to pursue a career that is specifically targeted at research. A Master’s programme is designed so it can be completed within one year. A research Master’s should take 2 years to complete and selection is highly competitive.

Master's Programmes in English:
Children's Rights
Comparative Labour and Organisation Studies
Conflict Resolution and Governance
Contemporary Asian Studies
European Communication Studies
European Studies: Identity and Integration
European Union in a Global Order
Gender, Sexuality and Society
International Development Studies
International Relations
Migration and Ethnic Studies
Social Policy and Social Work in Urban Areas
Social Theory and Public Affairs
Urban Studies

Research Master's Programmes in English:

Communication Science
Human Geography, Planning and Development Studies
Metropolitan Studies
Social Sciences

- During the spring and summer, the ISHSS organises a rising number of summer programmes.

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