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MSc Research Master Behavioural and Social Sciences

University of Groningen
2 years
Master's degree
On campus
01 September 2021

Program description

MSc Research Master Behavioural and Social Sciences

The Masters in Behavioural and Social Sciences at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands is an research education aimed at students who are interested in the research of behavioral and social sciences. This 2-year Masters education programme is designed for highly talented and ambitious students.

The philosophy behind Groningen's Masters in Behavioural and Social Sciences is that basic research must be relevant to phenomena in society, and applied research must be directly theoretically relevant. Students enrolled in this education programme have 5 specialisations available to them, which rank among the best in The Netherlands:

  • Social & Organisational Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychometrics & Statistics
  • Education & Development

Concepts within the education curriculum include analysis of mental disorders, influence of family and neighborhood on behavior of youth, effects of new education techniques, and success.

Upon completion of the Masters in Behavioural and Social Sciences, graduates have acquired an excellent education to successfully pursue a career in the field of behavioral and social sciences. This may include employment in either the public or private sector, further study for a PhD thesis, or fundamental and applied research in social and behavioral sciences.

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Tuition fees

  • Full-time EU/EEA Students: € 2,168 per year
  • Full-time Non-EU/EEA Students: € 15,900 per year

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University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 the university ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor,...

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Why study at University of Groningen

We're a Top 100 University

Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.

Our groundbreaking research

As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.

400 years of reputation

The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

Vibrant Student Life

While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.

Global Community

The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.

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University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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