24 months
2143 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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Become a research expert in the social and behavioral sciences. Delve into the individual's behavior in different social contexts (e.g., peers, family, groups, social networks) and specialize even further with the Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences program at Tilburg University.

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Acquire extensive knowledge and research skills in the social and behavioral sciences, with many perspectives on the central theme: individual in social context.

  • Specialize in your research area of interest with a minor in either Social Psychology, Organization Studies, Sociology, or Methodology and Statistics.
  • Taught and supervised by renowned scholars and researchers, you become involved in their hands on research, participating in innovative projects and internships.
  • The best guidance a talented young researcher in social sciences can get. A maximum of 30 students with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds ensuring both diversity and excellent guidance.

Career prospects

The Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Tilburg University  is an excellent preparation for a career in academia. Graduates secured high-level research positions at universities, governments, research institutes, and consulting organizations.

Graduates started or work for example as:

  • Researcher & lecturer at the University of Southampton
  • Statistical consultant Educational Testing Service at Princeton NJ
  • PhD Student at Universität Tübingen

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpersonal Behavior
  • Multivariate Analysis, including Multilevel Models 
  • Networks and Cohesion
  • Organizations and Groups
  • Experimental Research and Meta Analysis
  • Programming
  • Survey Research and Psychometrics
  • Academic Writing and Presenting Research in Social Sciences
  • Presentations Day

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's and/or a Master's degree in a relevant discipline, such as psychology, sociology, organizational sciences, human resources.
  • An average grade of 75% for courses in the last two years of the Bachelor’s program (or in your Master’s program, if applicable).
  • A sufficient academic background in research methodology and statistics. 
  • Strong motivation, excellent skills and talent for carrying out scientific research, which you should demonstrate in your motivation letter and other application documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2143 EUR/year
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  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2143 EUR per year during 24 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.


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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