Study a Master in Social Sciences
Become an expert in social sciences with one of our multidisciplinary programs. Tilburg University’s School of Social and Behavioural Sciences offers high quality education and research programs with a varied curriculum and a stimulating environment for students, faculty and staff.
Our Master's programs in social sciences
Politics, Policy and Societal Development1 year English Starts end of August
Become an expert in sustainable development in an international context by addressing global societal challenges. You acquire a macro- and meso-level perspective on sustainable development with a focus on social and economic drivers and motives. You translate important societal questions into sociological research to evaluate policies and to serve as input for new policies.
Organizing for Global Social Challenges1 year English Starts end of August
Become an expert in sustainable development in an international context, by addressing global societal challenges such as poverty, inequality, migration, climate change, environmental degradation, or humanitarian interventions after a natural disaster.
Health, Wellbeing and Society1 year English Starts end of August and end of January
Become a specialist in the fields of healthcare policy, societal resillience, and health and wellbeing. You analyze how health and wellbeing are influenced by societal and contextual structures, how health and wellbeing is distributed across Western societies, and how policy can improve health and wellbeing at micro-meso and macro-levels of society.
Human Resource Studies1 year English Starts end of August and end of January
Become a human resources expert specialized in the relationship between work, well-being, and performance. You look for the ideal balance between organization performance and employee interest. With a strong international focus, you learn to combine insights from social sciences and business studies in HR-policies which improve individual, team, and, ultimately, organizational performance.
Organization Studies1 year English Starts end of August
Learn how to diagnose organizational problems, formulate research-based solutions, communicate these effectively with relevant stakeholders, and manage the implementation processes.
Sociology: Politics, Policy and Society in Comparative Perspective1 year English Starts end of August and end of January
Translate important societal questions from both micro and macro perspectives into sociological problems related to politics, social cohesion and inequalities. Study issues such as populism, social movements, and the welfare state, evaluate social policies and use research as input for new policies. Sociology: Politics, Policy and Society in Comparative Perspective is a track of the MSc Sociology.
Sociology and Population Studies (Double degree)1.5 years English Starts end of August
Study modern societies in Tilburg and Barcelona. Learn how to identify the main forces and challenges faced by key social institutions in modern society, such as families, schools, communities, and jobs. Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Tilburg University, two of the highest-ranked Social Science Departments in Europe, have combined their strengths to offer excellent Double-degree research training.
Sociology and Social Research (Double degree)2 years English Starts end of August
Become an expert in political research, social policy and solving social cohesion related-issues by taking the Sociology Master’s programs from both Tilburg University and the University of Trento (Italy). Focus on political research, social policy and qualitative research at the University of Trento and learn to translate societal problems into sociological research in order to evaluate current policy and derive new policy at Tilburg University.
Sociology: Bamberg - Tilburg (Double degree)2 years English Starts end of August
Combine the Sociology Master’s programs from Tilburg University and the University of Bamberg (Germany). The program features a research-oriented curriculum from sociological theory to empirical social research. You’ll attend classes in sociological theory, empirical research methods, social structure analysis, and social policy.
Research Master in Psychology: Individual Differences and Assessment2 years English Starts end of August
Become a research expert in the area of individual differences, such as personality, character and temperament, and changes in these areas across time. Study how these differences affect people's lives in the areas of work and health. This Research Master is an excellent preparation for a PhD or a career in applied research, for example in the domains of human resources, health policy, clinical research or management.
Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences2 years English Starts end of August
Become a research expert on individual behavior in different social contexts, like peers, organizations, and societies). You will study the central theme 'individual in social context' through four different disciplinary lenses, with one chosen as your track specialization: Social Psychology, Organization Studies, Sociology, and Methods and Statistics. This program is an excellent preparation for a PhD program.
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