Human Resource Studies
Become a human resources expert specialized in the relationship between work, well-being, and performance. With a strong international focus, you learn to combine insights from social sciences and business studies in HR-policies that improve individual and, ultimately, organizational performance.
National Student Survey, 2017 | n=63
National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n=23
National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n=23
Program and courses
Become equipped to analyze and advise on HR, work, and organizational issues, such as understanding the underpinnings of HR decisions and their consequences for work, well-being, and performance, or to implement new HR policies in the context of a changing environment. The international orientation and practice-oriented approach give you a head start in the labor market.
Extend your master
Expand your research knowledge and practical skills even further. The Extended Master gives you the opportunity to do a six-month research internship, a company traineeship, or an (international) exchange on top of your regular Master's program. Total duration of the Extended Master: 1.5 years.
Typical courses are:
- HR Analytics
- Organizational Change
- HRM, Work-design and Technology
- Positive Psychology Interventions in Organizations
Prepare yourself for HR positions with an emphasis on analytical, strategic, and leadership qualities in the public and private sector, as well as for careers in research and consultancy.
- Excellent opportunities for graduates who wish to pursue positions like all-round HR professional, HR specialist (in, for example talent management, HR analytics, Compensation & Benefits).
- Graduates usually progress quickly in their careers to senior, strategic, and managerial HR roles.
Graduates start or work for example at:
- Koninklijke KPN N.V.
- ING Groep N.V. (Headquarters)
- Average number of months until first paid job is 2.7
- 87% of our alumni does find a job within 6 months after graduation
- Gross monthly income: €2,430
Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n = 23
Application and admission
This program starts:
- End of August and end of January (Master’s program)
- End of August (Pre-Master’s program)
Best preparatory programs:
Business Studies, Human Resource Studies, Organization Studies, Psychology, and Sociology.
Half-year (30 ECTS) Pre-Master’s program available if your previous program is relevant but does not meet the required entry level, for example a Bachelor's degree from a University of Applied Sciences.
Tuition fees academic year 2018-2019
|€ 2,060*||€ 14,500|
* The EU rate only applies if you enroll for the program without a Master's degree from a Dutch university. More information about the tuition fees and scholarships available for international students.
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