Human Resource Studies, M.Sc. | Tilburg University | Tilburg, Netherlands
12 months
15100 EUR/year
2253 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Become a human resources expert specialized in the relationship between work, well-being, and performance. With the Human Resource Studies program at Tilburg University you learn to combine insights from social sciences and business studies in HR-policies that improve individual and, ultimately, organizational performance.

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Become equipped to analyze and advise on HR, work, and organizational issues, such as understanding the underpinnings of HR decisions and their consequences for work, well-being, and performance, or to implement new HR policies in the context of a changing environment. The international orientation and practice-oriented approach give you a head start in the labor market with the help of the Human Resource Studies program offered at Tilburg University .

Career prospects

Prepare yourself for HR positions with an emphasis on analytical, strategic, and leadership qualities in the public and private sector, as well as for careers in research and consultancy.

  • Excellent opportunities for graduates who wish to pursue positions like all-round HR professional, HR specialist (in, for example talent management, HR analytics, Compensation & Benefits).
  • Graduates usually progress quickly in their careers to senior, strategic, and managerial HR roles.

Recent placements include:

  • Interim Consultant at ECORYS
  • HR Business Analyst at KPN
  • Jr. HR-Officer at Campina
  • HR Advisor at Primatch Recruitment & Selectie
  • HR Coordinator at Royal Haskoning
  • HR Assistant Compensation and Benefits at Mercer
  • Researcher Comp & Ben at Health Care Organization
  • Global Mobility Manager at Boxx Expat Solutions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • HR Analytics
  • Organizational Change
  • Performance Management 
  • Human Resource Development
  • HRM, Work-design and Technology
  • International Labor Law and Globalization 
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Social Innovation
  • Positive Psychology Interventions in Organizations 
  • Active Aging at Work 
  • Leadership perspectives on HRM
  • Cultural Diversity Management
  • Positive Institutions
  • Inclusive HRM

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's and/or a Master's degree oriented towards work, personnel and organizational issues e.g. Human Resource Studies, Business Studies, Organization Studies;
  • Basic knowledge about the social sciences e.g. sociology, psychology, economics, research methods and statistics;
  • Relevant knowledge about subjects in the field of Human Resource Studies e.g. sociology of organizations, organizational psychology, human resource management.
  • You need to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15100 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2253 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2253 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Partner Scholarships Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB)
  • Tuition fee waiver (25%) for non-EU students of partner universities of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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