Premaster's program Human Resource Studies

This pre-Master's program is a one year program of study (60 ECTS) aimed at improving your knowledge and skill level within the field of Human Resource Studies. Courses followed include specific areas within the field, as well as courses in statistics and research methodology.  

For who?

Applicants will be accepted onto the pre-Master's program if either the level of their previous academic program does not meet the required level to enter the Master program directly (for example, a Bachelor's degree from a University of Applied Science (HBO) or equivalent), or if the academic content of the previous academic program does not match the requirements for direct entry into the Master program.

On successful completion of this program (60 ECTS), you will automatically be accepted onto the Master's program Human Resource Studies for the subsequent academic year(and the following intake). You will also be able to apply for the Research Master Individual Differences and Assessment.

International applicants

International applicants will be informed in the acceptance letter as to whether you have been accepted onto the pre-Master's or Master's program.

Program structure and courses

The program consists of 60 credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, divided into four units  from 1 September to 31 August. Dutch and international students follow slightly different courses within the pre-Master's. Please visit the Electronic Study Guide for the program overview, the course descriptions and an overview of the professors.

Program structure and courses

Unit 1 (August - October)


Unit 2 (October - December)

Unit 3 (January - March)

Select 6 ECTS credits from all subjects in cluster OPTL CRSS

Unit 4 (March - June)

Select 6 ECTS credits from all subjects in cluster OPTL CRSS


Total: 60 ECTS


Admission and Application procedure for the pre-Master Human Resource Studies

If you want to apply for admission to the pre-Master's program in Human Resource Studies please follow the application process for students with a Dutch nationality AND HBO Bachelor's diploma.

Only Dutch HBO graduates can apply directly to the pre-Master's program in Human Resources.





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