12 months
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15800 EUR/year
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About

Are you interested in human behaviour, psychology and empirical research? Do you love coming up with solutions to complex problems? And would you like to be the person people look to whenever a difficult decision has to be made? Then the master's programme in Human Decision Science from Maastricht University is the perfect programme for you.   

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Overview

It takes the clarity of economic and game-theoretic decision analysis, and combines it with the human factors of bounded rationality, biases and emotions from psychology. With this Human Decision Science from Maastricht University  you'll study different facets of both fields, ranging from the neuropsychological basis of decision making to the mechanics behind decisions on a macro level. 

After completing the programme, you'll be able to work on complex decision-making problems and you'll be well equipped for a career in senior and executive positions.

Career prospects  

You could pursue a career at:

  • government institutions (policymaking and implementation)
  • NGOs and non-profit organisations (agenda setting, campaigning)
  • human resource departments (incentive schemes, performance assessment, conflict resolution)
  • healthcare and health insurance companies (medical decision making)
  • marketing (customer relations, consumer behaviour)
  • consulting, management coaching
  • academic research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Psychology and Decision Experiments
  • Theory of Individual and Strategic Decisions
  • Social Psychology of Decision Making
  • Negotiation and Allocation
  • Behavioural Insights
  • Integration Workshop
  • Elective
  • Writing a Master's Thesis Proposal
  • Master's Thesis or Thesis Internship Programme

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
4 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
500

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • List of grades of your bachelor’s programme
Upload a transcript of grades from each university you have attended, plus a translation if the original is not in English.
  • Curriculum vitae
List your education, relevant extracurricular activities, internships and (professional) experience.
  • Letter of motivation  
Provide good arguments for why you want to do this master’s programme at Maastricht University and why you expect that you can successfully complete the programme.
  • Official GMAT or GRE score report
  • A recent passport picture
  • A copy of your valid passport or your EU/EEA identity card

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15800 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Maastricht

700 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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