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Program and courses Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Study individual behavior from three social science perspectives: social psychology, sociology, and organization studies. In the first year, these perspectives are studied both separately and in combination. In the second year you can specialize by choosing one of three minors: Methodology and Statistics, Social Psychology, or Social Sciences (Sociology and Organization Studies). Each specialization offers internal and international traineeships, specialized content and statistics courses.

Program structure

This two-year program consists of 120 credits (ECTS), of which:

  • 9 common courses (42 ECTS)

  • Minor:
    - 5 research parts (30 ECTS)
    - 5 minor-specific courses (24 ECTS)

  • Master’s thesis (24 ECTS)

You can only start end of August.

Program content

Common courses
Minor Methodology and Statistics courses
Minor Social Psychology courses
Minor Social Sciences courses
Master’s thesis

Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences in short

Study individual behavior from three social science perspectives: social psychology, sociology, and organization studies. In the second year you specialize in Methodology and Statistics, Social Psychology, or Social Sciences.

  • The only Research Master’s program in the Netherlands which trains you in both social and behavioral sciences during its interdisciplinary first year.
  • Participate in 4 in-house research traineeships and 1 international research traineeship to work together with renowned international and national academics on an individual basis.
  • Excellent personal guidance, there are more full-time professors than students, with classes of no more than 30 bright students from different academic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Head start on the labor market: your comprehensive research skills and methodological knowledge, in combination with your interdisciplinary knowledge of social and behavioral sciences and minor specialization, will give you a competitive advantage on a wide range of applied or fundamental research positions at universities or research and development departments.

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