Research Masters and PhD programs
Tilburg University has created an excellent environment or ambitious academics in training through the combination of education and research within Graduate Schools. Tilburg University has a strong position in research development. The university is involved in different partnerships and joint ventures with other universities and research institutes all over the world. The continuous exchange of knowledge and ideas in these networks makes it possible to create excellent educational programs in research.
The Research MasterTilburg University offers eight Research Master's programs for ambitious students. The Research Master is a two-year Master's degree. It gives you a solid, thorough training in the art of thinking: clear reasoning, critical analysis, deciphering complex subjects, and techniques such as conveying your thoughts accurately.
As a Master's graduate you will be able to make a valuable contribution to the intellectual debate, both amongst colleagues and in wider social circles. In many cases a Research Master prepares you for a PhD program and an academic career. Usually, a Research Master shortens the PhD program by one year.
- Research Master in Economics
- Research Master in Business
- Research Master in Law
- Research Master in Public Administration and Organizational Science
- Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Research Master in Language and Communication
- Research Master in Philosophy
- Research Master in Theology
PhD ProgramsAfter you have completed a (Research) Master, there are several ways to obtain a PhD degree at Tilburg University:
PhD candidate (employed by Tilburg University)This category of PhD candidates are temporary employees of Tilburg University, usually for a period of three or four years. The Dutch term for this category is Promovendus.
External PhD candidatePhD candidates in this category are not employed by Tilburg University. The link with Tilburg University is primarily through the supervisor.
PhD candidate with grantThis category consists of international PhD candidates who are not employed by Tilburg University, but have a grant which allows them to carry out their research.
Dual PhDDual PhD candidates are partially employed by Tilburg University and partially employed by another party (e.g. a company or government agency).
Tilburg University Graduate SchoolsThe Research Masters and the PhD programs are under the responsibility of the Graduate Schools. To create an excellent quality within the Graduate School, education and research are closely linked. This results in a scientific environment in which (research) master students, PhD candidates and researchers can meet and stimulate each other.
For more information about the Research Masters or the PhD programs of Tilburg University, you can contact the Graduate School of your research field:
- CentER Graduate School for Economics and Business
- Tilburg Graduate Law School
- Graduate School for Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Graduate School for Humanities
For general information about PhD programs, you can contact Hylke Annema.