Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tilburg University

Program Description

Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tilburg University

Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences

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! 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:

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Methodology and Statistics

The program is challenging and intensive. For that reason, the number of places available on this program is limited to 30, ensuring that only talented applicants, with strong analytical skills, a good academic record, and with a strong motivation for scientific research, are successful. Does this describe you? If so, click here to see whether you meet our requirements and for further information about the application process.

The major Individual in Social Context focuses on individual behavior in three types of social contexts; social psychology, sociology, and organization studies . Each context is studied separately, but also in connection to the other contexts.

The three contexts are studied in three different content courses - each of which takes one context as its focus and relates it to the other two - and two methodology courses, which connect the contexts and studies them from both a content perspective and a methodological perspective. In addition, the major also offers two statistics courses and a skills course - writing scientific articles and presenting research. See the the program structure (Major in Social and Behavioral Sciences) for details of all courses to be followed.

In their first year, all students start with the major Individual in Social Context. They choose one of the three minors at the moment of application.

After Graduation

  • Methodology and Statistics

Degree

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

Career

Experience shows that a completed Research Master program in Methodology and Statistics offers various career opportunities. 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 also be qualified for other career opportunities, such as: researcher and lecturer in a faculty of social and behavioral sciences, such as Tilburg University's; statistical consultant, researcher and lecturer in faculties of medicine, biology, and economics; and in criminology, marketing and political science; psychometric and statistical researcher in educational testing, for example at CITO Arnhem or Educational Testing Service, Princeton NJ; methodological and statistical consultant, for example, in consumer research at Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg, Heerlen; applied statistician in demographic research, for example, at the Centraal Planbureau; applied statistician in industry (e.g., pharmaceutical companies) or the government. Due to their knowledge of statistical methods and software, methodologists often work in substantive projects, in psychology, sociology, education, and so on.

  • Social Sciences

Degree

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

Career

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; companies involved in applied or fundamental research, such as Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP); research institutes for assessment, consultancy, and marketing; and the top research institutes for basic and applied research 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.

  • Social Psychology

Degree

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

Career

Students who have completed the two-year Research Master's program are educated to be very skilled researchers. 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; companies involved in applied or fundamental research, such as Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP); research institutes for assessment, consultancy, and marketing; and the top research institutes for basic and applied research in the Netherlands and abroad.



Last updated August 9, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
Free
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Start date Sept. 2016
Place
Netherlands Tilburg
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Duration 2 years
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