Although your days at university are long gone, you keep learning every day. You learn valuable lessons working in the professional field. Nevertheless, you feel an urge to expand your knowledge and skills and explore the context of practice. There are
various ways to do this at The Hague Graduate School, which is part of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. On this page you will find some general information regarding our various programmes.
You can also find specific information on this website about each Master’s programme, Master’s module, postgraduate course and Masterclass.
Our Master’s programmes
Maybe you have wanted to enrol in a Master’s programme for some time now. Or perhaps your employer is encouraging you to take on this challenge because it will enhance your performance. We’d like to give you a general picture of our Master’s programmes at The Hague Graduate School.
High-quality, accredited programmes
First and foremost, you get value for money with us. That’s because all of our Master’s Programmes are accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This organisation monitors the quality of education at universities of applied sciences and research universities in the Netherlands and Flanders. We would not be able to issue our degrees and titles without this accreditation.
Doing a Master’s programme at The Hague Graduate School means that you will be able to establish clear connections between theory and practice. You will immerse yourself in theory to work towards your Master’s thesis. In this thesis you will show that you have a solid command of the material by applying it to practice-oriented research. In many cases, you will carry out that research in the organisation where you work. The results from the thesis can then be used within your organisation, which means that it will benefit both you and your organisation.
Since practice plays such an important role in our Master’s programmes, a certain level of work experience is required for some of our Master’s programmes. This means that you won’t be able to enter those Master’s programmes directly after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree.
Full-time or part-time
You can enrol in full-time and part-time Master’s programmes at The Hague Graduate School. In a full-time Master’s you invest one year of your time into your future. A part-time Master’s takes two years. See the options available for your preferred Master’s programme.
Master’s title and diploma
Once you have successfully completed all modules of the Master’s programme and persuasively defended your thesis, you will receive the title of Master of Science (MSc), Master of Arts (MA), or Master of Business Administration (MBA).
You may also gain ‘PE-punten’ on some of our Dutch Master’s programmes. This is particularly important in sectors where you are expected to constantly keep your professional skills up to date.
Government-funded or non-funded
The Netherlands has government-funded and non-funded Master’s programmes. The government determines the statutory tuition fees for government-funded Master’s programmes every year. If the Master’s programme is non-funded, the tuition fees are set by the institution. The Hague Graduate School mainly offers non-funded Master’s programmes. We are currently developing several government-funded Master’s programmes, and also various Master’s programmes that lead on directly from Bachelor’s programmes.
See all our Master’s programmes here.