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Are you an excellent student and interested in conducting scientific research in the social and behavioral sciences? Then this is the Master program for you!

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typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
The Research Master's program provides talented young researchers from all over the world with the tools they need to conduct fundamental scientific research in the field of social and behavioral sciences.

Our Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences is unique in the Netherlands, offering an interdisciplinary approach by integrating the different perspectives offered by social psychology, sociology, organization sciences and methodology to the study of human social behavior.

During this two-year English-taught Master of Science program, you will follow state-of-the-art courses, led by the best researchers in the field. You will be involved hands-on in their research area, actively participating in innovative projects and internships.

This Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences offers one major in Individual in Social Context and a choice from one of three minors in:

  1. Social Psychology
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Methodology and Statistics

Waarom aan de Tilburg University?

3 Reasons to choose this Research Master's program:

  1. Provides a sound basis for an academic career in social and behavioral sciences
  2. Small scale state-of-the-art courses taught by the university's best academics
  3. One third of the program consists of conducting academic research supervised by top researchers


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opbouwIn the first year, these perspectives are studied both separately and in combination. The second year is characterized by specialization. You van specialize in: Methodology and Statistics, Social Psychology, Sociology or Organization Studies. Each specialization offers internal and international traineeships, specialized content and statistics courses.

Students specialize by choosing one of three minors:

  • Minor Social Psychology
  • Minor Social Sciences
  • Minor Methodology and Statistics
1e jaar
Interpersonal Behavior.
Networks and Cohesion.
Multivariate Analysis.
Organizations and Groups.
Behavioral Decision-Making
Mathematical Methods.
Survey Research and Psychometrics
Experimental Research and Meta Analysis.
Intern Traineeship in Social Psychology
Intern Traineeship in Methodology and Statistics.
Intern Traineeship in Social Sciences
First-year Paper Social Psychology
First-year Paper Methodology and Statistics.
First-year Paper Social Sciences
2e jaar
Social Networks
Colloquia and Seminars in Social Sciences
Structural Equation Modeling and Analysis of Longitudinal Data
Bayesian Statistics. keuzevak
Theory in Social Psychology keuzevak
Academic Writing and Presenting Research in Social Sciences.
Research Integrity and Ethics in Social Psychology
Research Integrity and Ethics in Social Sciences
Research Integrity and Ethics in Methodology and Statistics
International Traineeship in Social Psychology
International Traineeship in Methodology and Statistics
International Traineeship in Social Sciences
Intergenerational Relations and Reproduction
Social Cognition
Categorical Data Analysis.
Colloquia and Seminars in Social Psychology
Colloquia and Seminars in Methodology and Statistics
Master's Thesis
Emotion and Motivation keuzevak
Latent Variable Measurement in the Social and Behavioral Sciences keuzevak
Relations between Ethnic Groups keuzevak
Institutions and Intra-organizational Teams keuzevak


minor Methodology & Statistics

A small percentage of Bachelor students find the Methodology and Statistics courses the most interesting courses.

We, the staff of the Department of Methodology and Statistics at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, share this interest and have developed the minor Methodology and Statistics to train promising students to become researchers in Methodology and Statistics within the social and behavioral sciences. We are enthusiastic lecturers, teaching small groups of like-minded students. During the two-year, English-taught program, you will follow state-of-the-art courses and be involved hands-on in our research. Each student is assigned a personal adviser offering help with respect to choosing internal traineeships, the international traineeship, and topics of the first-year paper and the Master's thesis.

We have great expertise across a broad range of topics, ranging from research methods to mathematical statistics. We develop and apply new psychometric methods for constructing reliable and valid measurement scales, and statistical and data-analytic methods for analyzing categorical and continuous data from longitudinal or comparative research in relation to a causal model

minor Social Sciences

The minor studies relations and interaction between agents at distinct levels of analysis - ethnic groups, families, social networks, teams, organizations, and networks of organizations.

The focus is on the differential effects of macro-social, institutional and organizational variables on distinct aspects of social behaviors or agents.

The Research Master in general addresses the topic of the individual in its social context. In the minor social sciences, which is driven to a large extent by the sociological framework, the meso and macro contexts are central. Examples of such contexts are work organizations, schools, neighborhoods, and voluntary organizations.
The leading question is how such contexts influence the way individuals think and act and, in turn, how individuals help shape and change the context in which they are embedded. Examples of questions that can be studied are: How does cohesion in a neighborhood affect crime and other deviant behavior? Why are certain work organizations better able in motivating their employees than other work organizations? Why do students in ethnically mixed schools perform worse than students in homogeneous schools?

minor Social Psychology

The minor program in Social Psychology presents students with an engaging and challenging curriculum. Our research group belongs to the international top research groups in social psychology.

In this program you will work with ambitious and inspiring academics who publish regularly in high impact journals and who are annually ranked among the best lecturers in our School. Our goal as a School is to challenge and inspire students, enabling them to develop their full potential as scientists and professionals. As a student, you will find that almost anything is possible; as long as you are willing to work hard we are willing to support any viable initiatives.
The research group represents a broad range of expertise. We have researchers working in a large variety of topics such as consumer psychology, coalition formation, culture, decision-making, emotion and affect, evolutionary psychology, political psychology, social cognition and social influence. As a student, you will work with various different researchers in the form of internships, research papers, and your Master's thesis.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet60% zelfstudie
90% theorie
30% praktijk
literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, workshop, group discussion, poster presentation, individual assignment, self study, seminar

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2020
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An average score of 7.5 (75%) for the courses in the second- and third-year of a Dutch Bachelor's program or an equivalent score in the Master's program;

A Bachelor's or Master's degree, which provided (under)graduate training in a relevant discipline (Psychology, Sociology, Organizational Sciences, Human Resources or Methodology and Statistics).

- A strong motivation, excellent skills and sufficient talent for doing scientific research. Students will have to show the Bachelor's thesis or a comparable essay from the Bachelor's or Master's degree;

  • Evidence of a suitable attitude and motivation for the successful completion of the program will have to come from a motivation letter and two letters of reference. In case of doubt, the board of the graduate school can decide to have an additional interview as part of the selection procedure.

studie kosten
bron: Tilburg University
bedrag kostenpost
€ 350levensonderhoud
€ 75studiematerialenper jaar
€ 192visa/permitvoor de gehele opleiding
€ 400
inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

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253kamerhuur in Tilburgonder landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1121totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven


33 studenten volgen deze opleiding
70% daarvan is vrouw
10 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
70% daarvan is vrouw
14244 studenten aan de Tilburg University
49% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Tilburg

29037studenten studerend
13851studenten woonachtig   
€ 253gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
17 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Research Master Social and Behavioural Sciences aan de Tilburg University is beoordeeld door 18 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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After successful completion of the Research Master, you will be awarded an internationally recognized Master of Science (MSc) degree.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After graduation, students will have the knowledge and skills to successfully enter and finish a PhD program at Tilburg University, or any other University in the world. Furthermore, students will be qualified for high-level research positions at universities and R&D departments of governmental institutes in the Netherlands and abroad. The program also trains people for high level research positions as policy researcher and advisor, organization advisor and management consultant.

Potentiële beroepen

management consultant
organization advisor
phd student
policy adviser
policy researcher
psychometric and statistical researcher
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