The latest edition of the Dutch Higher Education Guide (Keuzegids) for Master’s degree programs labels 12 degree programmes at the University of Groningen (UG) as Top Degree Programs. The UG Master’s degree program in Nanoscience has even been rated best university Master’s degree program in the Netherlands. Of the 9 broad-based universities in the Netherlands, the UG takes first place, as it did in 2018, but now shares this position with the University of Maastricht. The University of Groningen is the fourth-best Master’s university of the Netherlands, when the technical universities are included. Campus Groningen congratulates the UG with this great achievement.
Twelve Top Degree Programmes
The Dutch Higher Education Guide for Master’s degree programs includes descriptions of all Master’s degree programs officially registered in the Netherlands. Most of the programs are also awarded points to reflect quality. Some programs are so good that the editorial board awards them the label of Top Program. These are programmes that scored 75 points or higher. Nationally, this label was awarded to 130 Master’s degree programs, which is slightly less than last year. 12 of the UG Master’s degree programs have been labelled as Top Degree Programs: Nanoscience, Legal Research (research), Economics and Business (research), Astronomy, Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (research), Ecology and Evolution, Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences, Archaeology (research), Public international Law, Mathematics, American Studies, and Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies.
The Master’s degree program in Nanoscience has not only been rated in the top three of best Master’s degree programmes for the seventh consecutive year, but it is also this year’s best Master’s degree program of the Netherlands, with a score of 100 points.
13 First Places
In addition to the Top Master’s degree programs, 13 other UG Master’s degree programs finished first in their respective categories. These are: Archaeology, Clinical & Psychosocial Epidemiology, Economic Geography, Cultural Geography (Leeuwarden), Pharmacy, Medicine, Sport Sciences, Human Resource Management, Human-machine Communication, Media Studies, Spatial Sciences, Supply Chain Management, and Theology and Religious Studies (research).
In anticipation of the UG Master’s day on 29 March, this result is wonderful news for Groningen. On the Master’s day, the faculties provide information on the Master’s degree programs in person. This information is intended for students who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree at a different university and are considering following a Master’s degree program in Groningen, students of a university of applied science who wish to follow a UG Master’s degree program, UG students who want to familiarize themselves with a Master’s degree program, and of course other interested people.
About the Dutch Higher Education Guide
The Dutch Higher Education Guide offers a brief description of all Dutch Master’s degree programs. A quality assessment is also given for most programs, based on student evaluations (National Student Survey, NSE) and the evaluation of the certification institute NVAO.