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Research Master Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Language of education
English (100%)
24 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The two-year Research Master program Social and Behavioral Sciences focuses on specialisations in psychology, sociology, organisation studies and in methodology and statistics.

The Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences is unique in the Netherlands, offering an interdisciplinary approach by integrating the different perspectives offered by social psychology, sociology, organization sciences and methodology to the study of human social behavior.

During this two-year English-taught Master of Science program, you will follow state-of-the-art courses, led by the best researchers in the field. You will be involved hands-on in their research area, actively participating in innovative projects and internships.

This Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences offers one major inIndividual in Social Context and a choice from one of three minors in:

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Methodology and Statistics

The program is challenging and intensive. For that reason, the number of places available on this program is limited to 30, ensuring that only talented applicants, with strong analytical skills, a good academic record, and with a strong motivation for scientific research, are successful. 

Social and Behavioral Sciences Minors

Social Psychology
The minor program in Social Psychology presents students with an engaging and challenging curriculum. Our research group belongs to the international top research groups in social psychology (including economic psychology, organizational psychology and cultural psychology).

In this program you will work with ambitious and inspiring academics who publish regularly in high impact journals and who are annually ranked among the best lecturers in our School. Our goal as a School is to challenge and inspire students, enabling them to develop their full potential as scientists and professionals. As a student, you will find that almost anything is possible; as long as you are willing to work hard we are willing to support any viable initiatives.

Social Sciences
The minor in Social Sciences studies relations and interaction between agents at distinct levels of analysis – ethnic groups, families, social networks, teams, organizations, and networks of organizations. The focus is on the differential effects of macro-social, institutional and organizational variables on distinct aspects of social behaviors or agents.

Methodology and Statistics
The minor Methodology and Statistics was developed in order to train promising students to become researchers in Methodology and Statistics within the social and behavioral sciences. We are enthusiastic lecturers, teaching small groups of like-minded students. During the two-year, English-taught program, you will follow state-of-the-art courses and be involved hands-on in our research. Each student is assigned a personal adviser offering help with respect to choosing internal traineeships, the international traineeship, and topics of the first-year paper and the Master's thesis.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Related Programs

Besides the MSc  Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University offers several other Social Sciences related masters such as the MSc Social Psychology

See which other programs are related to the Master  Social and Behavioral Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master Social and Behavioral Sciences will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at Tilburg University.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Social and Behavioral Sciences program

About Tilburg University

At Tilburg University, our mission is to inspire students and faculty members to reach their full potential, and in doing so, reap a positive impact on the society around them. Our education and research is internationally inspired and is ground breaking. Tilburg is represented among the top institutes in the international university rankings.

Tilburg University educational programs instil a broad social awareness in our students along with critical personal and professional skills. Learning and development are offered at all career levels. Research endeavours aim to advance the frontiers of knowledge on issues and subjects of direct value to society – and are actively disseminated and applied within the community with this objective in mind. We play an active part in the local community and that of the region, the Netherlands and the entire world, maintaining close contact at all levels.

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