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MScBehavioural Science (Research)

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,000 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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The Research Master’s programme in Behavioural Science is a two-year international programme for social scientists who want to discover the how and why behind human behaviour. Contribute to a better understanding of human behaviour, whether that is normal or dysfunctional, and learn how to influence behaviour.

Master’s in Behavioural Science: something for you?

- You will participate in group-oriented education and be part of a small, select group of highly motivated national and international students.
- Students can do the internship for their major research project abroad.
- A majority of graduates gain PhD and other research positions.
- This study programme is rated top programme for three consecutive years according to the students and this Master’s programme was recently awarded the quality label ‘Top Programme’ in the Keuzegids Masters 2019.

Programme structure

The Master’s programme in Behavioural Science is taught at the Faculty of Social Sciences and is part of the graduate school of the Behavioural Science Institute. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two years).

The programme consists of 4 types of courses, essential for a researcher; Theory, Methods & Statistics, Professional Development, and Research Experience. All these components are mandatory, but there is ample choice for students to create their own programme that will give them a unique profile based on their own professional and academic interests.

Career opportunities

There are plenty of options open to graduates of the Research Master’s in Behavioural Science:

- Scientific research career (academia)
The programme provides an excellent basis for a scientific research career and about three-quarters of the graduates have gone on to PhD positions.

- Societal research career
The graduates have also gone on to do research for governmental organisations, research institutes such as Kentalis and Praktikon, or research departments within organisations such as TNO and Cito.

- Scientific practitioner
We accommodate those students who have both clinical and research aspirations. With hard work, it could possible to follow an additional Master’s programme like Psychology or Educational Science (in Dutch Pedagogiek) and/or do a clinical internship in order to get the necessary Dutch diagnostic certification. However, this work must be done on top of the EC of this research programme and that means you need to accept some delay in your studies. If this interests you, we advise you to read more about this in the course guide.

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Of course, this Master’s programme does not close other doors. Students with a Research Master’s degree are also highly sought after by (commercial) businesses and organisations because of their analytical skills, statistical knowledge and in-depth understanding of human behaviour. Other careers, such as policy maker, manager, journalist, etc. are certainly within reach.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States