Research Master in Individual Differences and Assessment

The Research Master in Individual Differences and Assessment (IDA) focuses on differences between people. You become an expert in scientific research into personality, character, and temperament.


Learn about the most recent scientific answers to questions like:

  • Where do individual differences between people come from?
  • What meaning do individual differences have in the professional and private lives of people?
  • How can we measure individual differences?

Four reasons to choose the Research Master in Individual Differences and Assessment in Tilburg

  1. Become an expert in a scientific discipline with great societal relevance and impact (e.g., human resource management, health promotion).
  2. Put your knowledge into practice during traineeships, at home or abroad, writing two scientific papers as part of the curriculum.
  3. Become optimally prepared for further studies or job opportunities in science after graduation, such as PhD student or applied researcher.
  4. Make use of the possibility to apply for financial support in covering fees and living expenses (up to five TSB scholarships are available for foreign students).

Prof. dr. Jaap Denissen

Professor Jaap Denissen, Professor Developmental Psychology

"The IDA program is the only Dutch research master that is systematically focused on the field of individual differences. Compared to international masters that are focused on individual differences, this master has a tightly interwoven, two-year full-time curriculum that includes fundamental, applied, and statistical courses."


The Research Master in Individual Differences and Assessment in short

Language English
Start End of August
Duration 2 years (120 ECTS). Check the courses and program structure
Title Master of Science (MSc)
Best preparatory Bachelor’s programs Psychology, Biology, Human Resource Studies, Methodology
and Statistics, Social Sciences, Pedagogics.
Additional requirements apply, like top grades,
proficiency in English, and solid training in methodology
and statistics. Check the
admission requirements and application procedure
Pre-Master Not available
After graduation Jobs in science, such as PhD student or applied researcher.
More about the career perspectives
More information Contact us, check the virtual Open Day,
the practical issues section or come to the
Master's information evening
Application deadline EEA: 1 Juli 2018, Non-EEA 1 April 2018


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