Anya Tonne, student Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences

"Small class-sizes allowed us to discuss concepts in-depth and in a friendly atmosphere."

- Anya Tonne from Scotland, Analytics Consultant at Cmotions. Alumna of the Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences, minor Methodology and Statistics



Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences

2 years English Starts end of August

Become a research expert on individual behavior in different social contexts (e.g., 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.

worldwide in the field of Social Sciences and Management

QS Ranking, 2021

options to specialize

Sociology, Organization Studies, Social Psychology and Methods & Statistics


together in a cohort

Program and courses

Acquire extensive knowledge and research skills in the social and behavioral sciences, with many perspectives on the central theme: individual in social contexts.

  • A thorough methodological and statistical education from renowned national and international academics. 
  • Apply your knowledge and research skills by participating in 4 in-house research traineeships and 1 international research traineeship.
  • You will receive excellent personal guidance. There are more full-time professors than students. And no more than 30 students in a class, from different academic and cultural backgrounds.

Specialize in your research area of interest with a track in:

Typical courses are:

  • Multivariate Analysis including Multilevel Models
  • Structural Equation Modelling and the Analysis of Longitudinal Data
  • Experimental Research and Meta-Analysis
  • Survey Research and Psychometrics

More on the program and courses

  • Master student REMA Social and Behavioral Sciences Jenna Barrett

    Jenna Barret

    Master's student

    "Overall, I think the program is challenging, but this also enables you to learn and develop many new skills, that will be beneficial for your future (career in) research."

  • Anya Tonne - REMA Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Anya Tonne

    Master's student

    "Extensive training in statistics is complemented by a diverse theoretical curriculum, which gives a great methodological knowledge on how to conduct research independently. Also, small class-sizes allow us to discuss concepts in-depth and in a friendly atmosphere."

  • Tea Kiphidze

    Tea Kipshidze

    Research Master’s student

    "My dream is to mount a Research Master’s program in my country, Georgia, as soon as I have finished my thesis (on methodology) and successfully complete my studies."

Career prospects

The Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences is an excellent preparation for a career both inside and outside academia. Graduates have secured high-level (research) positions at universities, governments, research institutes, and consulting organizations.

Some examples of our graduates' jobs:

  • PhD student (Universität Tübingen, KU Leuven, Stanford University, Tilburg University)
  • Data scientist at CentERdata
  • HR data analyst

Alumni facts 

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 1.50
  • Finds a job within 3 months after graduation: 100%
  • Would recommend this Master’s program to friends, family, or colleagues: 100% 

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2019 | n=2

More on your career prospects

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Application and admission

This Master's program starts:

End of August

Best preparatory programs:

Academic Bachelor or Master in Psychology, Sociology, Organization Studies or Human Resource Studies.

Pre-Master's program:

The Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences does not offer its own Pre-Master’s program. However, you can become eligible for admission to the Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences when you successfully complete one of the following Pre-Master’s programs of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Pre-Master in SociologyOrganization Studies or Human Resource Studies.
Please note that the other admission requirements and application procedure still apply.

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students find all information about tuition fees and scholarships here.

Interested in this Master's program?

Check your eligibility

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More information

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Interested in the Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences?

Do you have:

  • the ambitions for an intellectual challenge

  • strong critical and analytical abilities

  • an interest in and experience with doing research

Then check your eligibility and the deadlines for application.