Study Social Sciences
Become an expert in social sciences with one of our multidisciplinary programs. Tilburg University’s School of Social and Behavioural Sciences offers high quality education and research programs with a varied curriculum and a stimulating environment for students, faculty and staff.
Our Master's programs in social sciences
Politics, Policy and Societal Development1 year English Starts end of August
Become an expert in sustainable development in an international context by addressing global societal challenges. You acquire a macro- and meso-level perspective on sustainable development with a focus on social and economic drivers and motives.
Organizing for Global Social Challenges1 year English Starts end of August
Become an expert in sustainable development in an international context, by addressing global societal challenges such as poverty, inequality, migration, climate change, environmental degradation, or humanitarian interventions after a natural disaster.
Health, Wellbeing and Society1 year English Starts end of August and end of January
Become a specialist in the fields of healthcare policy, societal resilience, and health and wellbeing. The focus of this Master's Program is to understand how to create resilient and healthy people and communities, which can adapt to changing conditions that may influence their health and wellbeing.
Human Resource Studies1 year English Starts end of August and end of January
Become a human resources expert, specialized in the relationship between work, well-being, and performance. You look for the ideal balance between organizational performance and employee interest.
Organization and Management Studies1 year English Starts end of August
Learn how to diagnose organizational problems such as inefficient communication between departments, formulate research-based solutions for these problems, communicate these effectively with relevant stakeholders, and manage the implementation processes.
Sociology: Politics, Policy and Society in Comparative Perspective1 year English Starts end of August and end of January
Translate important societal questions from both micro and macro perspectives into sociological problems related to politics, social cohesion, and inequality.
Sociology and Population Studies (Double degree)1.5 years English Starts end of August
Study modern societies by combining the Sociology Master’s programs from Tilburg University and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain). Learn how to identify the main forces and challenges faced by key social institutions in modern society, such as families, schools, communities, and jobs.
Sociology and Social Research (Double degree)2 years English Starts end of August
Become an expert in political research, social policy, and solving social cohesion related-issues by combining the Sociology Master’s programs from Tilburg University and the University of Trento (Italy). Focus on political research and qualitative research at the University of Trento and learn to translate societal problems into sociological research to evaluate and derive new policies at Tilburg University.
Sociology: Bamberg - Tilburg (Double degree)2 years English Starts end of August
Gain knowledge about sociological theory and empirical social research by combining the Sociology Master’s programs from the University of Bamberg (Germany) and Tilburg University. The program features a research-oriented curriculum. Focus on sociological theory and empirical research methods at the University of Bamberg and on social structure analysis and social policy at Tilburg University.
Research Master in Psychology: Individual Differences and Assessment2 years English Starts end of August
Become a research expert in the area of individual differences, such as personality, motivation, intelligence, and cognition, as well as how these differences change over time. In the Research Master: Individual Differences and Assessment, you study how these differences affect people's lives in the areas of work and health.
Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences2 years English Starts end of August
Become a research expert on individual behavior in different social contexts, such as organizations, peers, and societies. You will study the central theme 'individuals in social contexts' through four different disciplinary lenses, with one track as your specialization: Social Psychology, Organization Studies, Sociology, or Methods and Statistics.
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