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Behavioural and Social Sciences


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Are you considering a research career in an academic or an applied setting? Do you want to specialize within the field of behavioural and social sciences and receive a multidisciplinary training?

As a research master student you choose one of our three multidisciplinary themes. The theme-specific courses will give you a broad view on the theme and will introduce you to the unique perspectives of the theme-related specializations. In the course of the first semester you will choose your own specialization. It will enable you to tailor your master to the topics that you wish to engage in.

For scholarships and grants please scroll down.

1. Mental Health: Perspectives from Neuro- and Clinical Psychology
What are the origins of psychopathological and brain disorders?
Specializations: Clinical Neuropsychology | Clinical Psychology | Psychometrics and Statistics

2. Lifespan Development and Socialization
How do individuals develop across their lifespan?
Specializations: Developmental Psychology | Orthopedagogy | Pedagogical and Educational Sciences | Psychometrics and Statistics | Sociology

3. Understanding Societal Change
How do individuals and groups adapt to the changing world?
Specializations: Environmental Psychology | Organizational Psychology | Psychometrics and Statistics | Social psychology | Sociology




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,800

€ 15,900


Application requirements

*High performance during the Bachelor's degree programme (weighted average BA grade at least 7.5 or equivalent) *Preference for one of the three domains *Knowledge of relevant theories and statistics (including multiple regression and analysis of variance), and experience with statistical software packages.

If you apply for the programme, you may be invited for an additional assignment and/or an interview with the Admission Board to provide additional information about your motives and aspirations to enter the research master's programme.

Sufficient knowledge of the English language. | CPE in Advanced English:>=185 | TOEFL: an overall score of >= 100, with >= 25 on speaking and writing on the internet-based form | IELTS: an overall score of >= 7, with >=7 on speaking and writing (academic version) |

A letter (800 words at maximum) in which you explain why you wish to follow this particular degree programme, theme and specialization and what your expectations and ambitions are.

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,800
€ 15,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 May '25
1 Sep '26 1 May '26 1 May '26


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands.

StuNed Scholarship Programme

StuNed Scholarships for master studies, short courses and customised training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least 2 years' work experience in a development-related organisation.

Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.


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