Research Master's programme in Behavioural Science Radboud University
- This programme is designed for students with a background in Behavioural Science or other related disciplines, and strong research skills
- Gain the hands-on skills, and support required to conduct behavioural research in a stimulating setting
- This programme gives you a multidisciplinary approach into understanding human behaviour, combining knowledge and methods from diverse fields
- Prepare yourself for a career as a researcher at a university or other organizations, a policymaker, journalist, and more
Why study Behavioural Science at Radboud University?
The Master's programme in Behavioural Science was recently awarded the 'Best Programme' in the Dutch Guide to Master's programmes (Keuzegids Masters 2019) and is consistently rated highly by students in the programme.
At Radboud, you will get hands-on research experience on a variety of topics, and learn the methods necessary to succeed in your field of research. We also promote a multidisciplinary approach, which means that you can research the topics that you are passionate about.
You will also have access to state-of-the-art equipment and labs on our campus, including the Virtual Reality Lab, Observational Lab, and our eye-tracking systems. Students can also access the resources of the internationally renown Behavioural Science Institute, and equipment from the Donders Institute for Neuroimaging.
What will you learn?
Why are there so many people called Dennis living in Denver? Why does one person become addicted and not another? Behavioural scientists at Radboud University know the answers.
In this programme, you will receive the training you need to conduct behavioural research. In the first year, you will carry out research – in small groups – in one of our many ongoing research projects. In the past, this has led to students publishing their results in international journals and – already during their study – making a valuable contribution to scientific progress.
You will also be introduced to the current theoretical debates in your chosen field, choosing from a range of different thematic courses.
Graduates of this programme could find work as:
- Researchers in the academic field, at an NGO, or for government organizations
- PhD students
- Programme managers
The Master’s programme in Behavioural Science is taught at the Faculty of Social Sciences. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The courses fall into four categories. All courses in the first two categories are mandatory while those in the final two offer plenty of room for choice so that you can create a programme that meets your academic and professional interests in the field of behavioural science:
- Statistics and research methods courses (19 EC)
- Professional development courses (7 EC)
- Content courses (31 EC)
- Research experience (63 EC)