Anya Tonne, student Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences

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

- Anya Tonne (24) from Scotland, student Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences, minor Social Psychology

 

 

Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences

2 years English Starts end of August

Become a research expert in the social and behavioral sciences. Delve into the individual's behavior in different social contexts (e.g., peers, family, groups, social networks) and specialize with a minor in Social Psychology, Organization Studies, Sociology, or Methodology and Statistics. This program is an excellent preparation for a PhD.

81.8%
of the current students is (very) satisfied with their program

National Student Survey, 2018 | n=20

Top 10
in Europe in Psychology and in Business and Economics

Times Higher Education Subject Ranking, 2019

#1
top rated program in the Netherlands

for the fourth year in a row, Keuzegids Masters, 2015 - 2018

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 context.

  • Specialize in your research area of interest with a minor in Social Psychology, Organization Studies, Sociology, or Methodology and Statistics.
  • Taught and supervised by renowned scholars and researchers, you become involved in their hands on research, participating in innovative projects and internships.
  • The best guidance a talented young researcher in social sciences can get. A maximum of 30 students with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds ensuring both diversity and excellent guidance.

Typical courses are:

  • Interpersonal Behavior
  • Organizations and Groups
  • Survey Research and Psychometrics
  • Multivariate Analysis including Multilevel Models

More on the program

  • 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."

    Ask Jenna a question

  • Anya Tonne - REMA Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Anya Tonne

    Master's student

    "Extensive training in statics 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."

Career prospects

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

Some examples of our graduates' jobs:

  • Researcher & lecturer at the University of Southampton
  • Statistical consultant Educational Testing Service at Princeton NJ
  • PhD Student at Universität Tübingen

Alumni facts

  • The "Education and Labor Market" Research Center follows up Dutch students after they finish their education, and  found that 94% of former students of researcher masters find a job within 1.5 years (source: http://www.kiesjestudie.nl). 
  • A recent report from the Dutch government found that more than 50% of the alumni of research masters secures a job as a PhD student (Source: Peaks in Sight, p. 9).

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 2.3
  • Finds a job within 6 months after graduation: 98%
  • Would recommend this Master’s program to friends, family, or colleagues: 80% 

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016

More on your career prospects

Top rated program in the Netherlands - Keuzegids Masters 2018

Application and admission

This Master's program starts:

End of August

Best preparatory programs:

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

Pre-Master's program:

Not available. But if you’re interested in the topic: the MSc programs Sociology, Organization Studies and Human Resource Studies do offer a Pre-Master’s program.

Tuition fees and scholarships

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

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