Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Major: Individual in Social Context

The two-year English-taught Research Master's program combines social, psychological, sociological, organizational, and methodological perspectives on the central theme Individual in Social Context. It is the only Research Master in the Netherlands that offers this interdisciplinary view on social behavior.


The program provides talented young researchers from all over the world with the tools they need to conduct fundamental scientific research in the field of social and behavioral sciences. During this 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.

Three minors

In the first year, all students start with the major Individual in Social Context (see Program overview). You choose one of the three minors at the moment of application:

  1. Social Psychology
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Methodology and Statistics

If you are an excellent student and interested in conducting scientific research in the social and behavioral sciences, then this is the Master program for you!

Application deadline: July 1, 2017

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. Does this describe you? If so, see whether you meet the admission requirements and check how you can apply. The application deadline is July 1, 2017. We hope to welcome you here at Tilburg University!


leon oerlemans

Prof. dr. Leon Oerlemans

Program director Research Master Social and Behavioral Sciences

"Welcome to the two year research Master’s program of Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. You have just hit an intensive, high-quality program that will train you to become a broadly oriented researcher in Social Psychology (including economic psychology), Social Sciences (Sociology or Organization Studies), or Methodology and Statistics. The research master offers you a unique perspective on social and behavioral science research, nowhere else to be found inside or outside the Netherlands".


The Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences in short

LanguageEnglish
StartEnd of August
DurationTwo years (fulltime) - 120 ECTS
TitleMaster of Science (MSc)
Croho code60394
Admission requirements- Students must apply for enrollment in the program.
- Admission takes place after selection.
- Successful candidates hold a university Bachelor's
or Master's degree in Social Sciences and
must have a good academic record.
See Admission.
Career prospects High-level applied or fundamental research positions at
research-based organizations such as universities
and consultancies.
More information.

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