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Organization Studies track (Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences)

2 years English Starts end of August

Learn to understand complex relationships between and within organizational networks, as well as the relationships of organizations with their institutional environment. You will become proficient at applying methodological approaches and statistical tools (such as network analysis) during critical, data-driven projects. Organization Studies is a track of the Research Master's program in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

worldwide in the field of Social Sciences and Management
in-house research traineeships

to apply your knowledge

international research traineeship

to improve your skills

Program and courses

Become a research and data specialist in the field of organization studies while studying individual behaviors in different social contexts from three social sciences perspectives: Social Psychology, Sociology, and Organization Studies.

  • This Research Master is unique in the Netherlands
  • By choosing this track, you personalize your educational experience. You will choose your own supervisors and research topics as well as your traineeships based on your interests and learning goals.
  • You will join a small-scale, interactive classroom of around 30 ambitious and international students. You will get thorough, methodological, and statistical education from renowned national and international academics, preparing you for jobs in science, or research-intensive jobs outside academia.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills by participating in four in-house research traineeships and one international research traineeship.

Typical courses are:

  • Organizational Networks
  • Organizations and Groups
  • Survey Research 
  • Institutions and Intra-organizational Teams

More on the program and courses

  • Master student REMA Social and Behavioral Sciences Jenna Barrett

    Jenna Barret

    Research 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."

  • Charlotte

    Charlotte Staessens

    Junior Consultant Talent & Organization at Accenture

    "This intensive program provides you with excellent research skills that can be applied in both academia and business life. The insights I've gained are very relevant in my current consulting job."

  • 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

You will become an all-round researcher who thinks outside the box, specialized in organization studies. As an organizational analyst, you are able to understand problems faced by organizations and help companies and governments respond to fast-changing environments. As a graduate, you have expertise in how organizations are structured and developed, which is vital in an ever-changing society.  Students that follow the track Organization Studies find jobs inside and outside academia that require proficiency in data analysis (e.g., a data analyst at a private organization). 

Recent alumni placements include:

  • PhD student (Leuven University)
  • Researcher (Eurostat)
  • HR data analyst
  • Project management Trainee at Philips University
  • Data Consultant Insights & Data at Capgemini

Alumni facts

  • 75% find a job within 3 months after graduation
  • Graduates are most satisfied with the acquired academic skills within the Master's program  
  • 75% would choose this Master’s degree program again 

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n=4

More on your career prospects

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Application and admission

This Master's program starts:

End of August

Best preparatory programs:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Organization and Management Studies
  • Human Resource Studies

Pre-Master's program:

The Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences does not offer a pre-Master’s program. However, in case you successfully complete one of the pre-Master’s programs of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (e.g., the pre-Master's program in SociologyOrganization and Management Studies, or Human Resource Studies) you become eligible for admission to the Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences. 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 on this Master's program

Download the brochure with information on program content, admission requirements, career prospects, housing and immigration matters, and student life in Tilburg. Throughout the year you can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

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.