Students at their graduation ceremony

Career prospects Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences

As a graduate of the Research Master’s program in Social and Behavioral Sciences you are an all-round researcher who can think out of the box and is specialized in one of four academic disciplines. You will have the knowledge and skills to successfully enter and finish a PhD program at Tilburg University, or any other university in the world.

You will be a highly desirable candidate for high-level research positions at universities and Research & Development departments of governmental institutes; and companies involved in applied or fundamental research.

Naturally you will also have been trained for high-level positions as policy researcher and advisor, organization advisor, and management consultant.

Recent placements include:

  • PhD student (Universität Tübingen, KU Leuven, Stanford University, Tilburg University)
  • Behavioral Change Expert (Dijksterhuis & Van Baaren)
  • Data analyst (Cito)
  • Data scientist (CentERdata)
  • HR data analyst
  • Data analyst and research expert (ING Bank)
  • Researcher (Eurostat)

Alumni facts

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 1.5
  • 100% of our alumni finds a job within 3 months after graduation.
  • More than 50% of our alumni finds a job as PhD student. 
  • Gross monthly income: €2,705
  • 100% of our alumni would recommend this program to friends, family, or colleagues.

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2019 | n = 2

PhD Opportunities

As a graduate of the Research Master’s program in Social and Behavioral Sciences you will have the knowledge and skills to successfully enter and finish a PhD program at Tilburg University, or any other university in the world.

Interested in a PhD position at Tilburg University?

Go to www.tilburguniversity.edu/phd.

After your Master's

Your transition to the labor market

We help you prepare for your transition to the labor market by offering a number of career services:

  • Coaching, support and training courses offered by our Student Career Services to improve your employability and communication skills.

  • Dedicated Career Services Officers who can give you individual career guidance or help you to find interesting and relevant internships.

  • Familiarize yourself with the labor market and meet potential employers by participating in several career events, which are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations.

  • To those who wish to discover and develop their entrepreneurial talent, we offer education and support services.

More on our Career Services

More on our Entrepreneurship services

Working in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-EEA students can apply for a residence permit under the Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

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.