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What will I learn?

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 a minor in Social Psychology, Organization Studies, Sociology, or Methodology and Statistics. This program is an excellent preparation for a PhD.

Program and courses

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.

Typical courses are:

  • Interpersonal Behavior
  • Organizations and Groups
  • Survey Research and Psychometrics
  • Multivariate Analysis including Multilevel Models

Career prospects

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

Which department am I in?

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
€14,600.00 (11,79,321) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,



5037, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based) / 233 (computer-based).

For international students

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.

English language proficiency:

You need to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting the results of either:

  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) / 100 (internet-based).
  • Academic IELTS score with a minimum of 7.0 score overall and a minimum score of 6.5 on individual parts of the test.
  • Cambridge English test results: C1 Advanced (formerly CAE): grades A or B.
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE): grades A, B or C.

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