Research Master Social and Behavioral Sciences Are you an excellent student and interested in conducting scientific
conduct research at the forefront of social and behavioral sciences.
research in the area of Social and Behavioral Sciences? Then this is the
The programme is focused on two major disciplines, the Major
master programme for you! During a two year programme in English
Psychology and the Major Social Sciences, from where you can
you will follow state-of-the-art courses and be involved hands-on in
choose a minor in Psychology and Society, Psychology and Health,
research of your teachers.
Social Sciences, or Methodology and Statistics. The programme is characterized by a strong interplay between teaching and doing
The two-year master programme Research Master in Social and
research. You will be taught by excellent researchers who are dedicated
Behavioral Sciences provides you with the knowledge and skills to
to prepare you for a scientific career in academia or elsewhere.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Type and Duration
Training in research (incl. first-year paper & master’s thesis) 66 ECTS
Two-year Master of Science
• A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
Master of Science (MSc.) in Social and Behavioral Sciences (research).
• An average score of 7.5 (75%) for the courses in the second- and
third-year of a Dutch bachelor’s programme, or an equivalent
After this master
average score in a non-Dutch system for the courses in the second-
A completed programme offers various career opportunities:
and third-year bachelor’s programme • Sufficient knowledge of the English language (Minimum score of
• PhD position at a university or research institutes; • Researcher and lecturer in a faculty of social and behavioral sciences,
600 on TOEFL or comparable) • Strong motivation, excellent skills and sufficient talent for doing
such as Tilburg University, or in specialized institutions such as CITO Arnhem and Educational Testing Service, Princeton NJ;
scientific research • Suitable attitude and motivation for the successful completion of
• Statistical consultant, researcher and lecturer in a wide variety of university faculties or in other public or
the programme • Students from outside Tilburg University with insufficient statistical
private institutions. Dutch examples are Statistics
background will have to attend and pass the Statistics Summer School
Netherlands, Centraal Planbureau (or another
to successfully complete the master’s programme.
government advisory institution), research labs with large companies, Opinion poll, survey research,
You will learn
and organizational research agencies;
To work with complex data sets and apply state-of-the-art techniques to such data and to write international research articles using these data.
• Research positions at public or private institutions.
You will also engage in research activities under the supervision of
senior research staff.
You can visit our website for more information about the programme, admission requirements and application procedures.
Your education consists of Major/minor courses
Courses in Methodology and Statistics
30 ECTS 18 ECTS
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