We believe that a multidisciplinary approach is needed to get the best understanding of human behaviour. We combine knowledge and research methods from the fields of psychology, educational sciences and communication science. These disciplines are not taught separately but instead are brought together in most of our courses, making our approach unique. Half the programme consists of learning research skills. There are many issues you can choose to study and a large research staff you can work with.
Future career opportunities
The Master’s in Behavioural Science (Research) programme at Radboud University provides an excellent basis for a scientific research career.
About 70% of our graduates have gone on to PhD positions. Each year there are, on average, about 12 PhD positions available at the graduate schools Donders Graduate School for Cognitive Neuroscience (DGCN) and the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS). There are many other options open to our graduates. We prepare our students to become behavioural scientists with excellent analytical research skills, advanced statistical knowledge and in-depth understanding of human behaviour.
This profile makes our graduates highly valuable within various settings, including academia, industrial and commercial settings (e.g. Unilever, CapGemini,), non-profit organisations (e.g. SCP and Cito), and clinical settings (e.g. Kentalis and Praktikon). Another possibility is to combine research with clinical practice in psychology or educational science and become a scientist practitioner. Students who are interested in this latter option usually do a clinical or applied master in addition to our programme.
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- Behavioural Decision Making
- Behaviour Regulation
- Clinical Research
- Communication and Influence
- Developmental Psychopathology
- Dynamics of Complex Systems
- Learning and Motivation
- Neuroscience of Behaviour
Psychobiology of Behaviour
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
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- 1 April: Final deadline
- 1 July: Final deadline
DisciplinesPsychology Organisational Behaviour Cognitive Sciences View 95 other Masters in Psychology in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- You are admissible to the placement process if you have completed a Bachelor's degree in:
- Educational Science
- Artificial Intelligence
- Communication Science
- Or another related discipline
- Radboud University does not offer a pre-Master’s programme in Behavioural Science. If you want to be admitted to this Master’s programme you will need a Bachelor’s degree in one of the above-mentioned disciplines or a closely-related discipline from a research university. Bachelor’s degrees from a university of applied sciences (in Dutch: hbo; German: Fachhochschule) are not sufficient. Please also note that having a Bachelor’s degree does not guarantee admission to this Master’s programme since this is a selective research Master's.
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International16500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16500 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2314 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Nijmegen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website.
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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