Research course

Behavioural Science

Radboud University · Faculty of Social Science
MSc by research

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Have you always wanted to discover what it is that makes people tick? Have you got questions about human behaviour that have not yet been tackled? Whether you are driven by scientific curiosity or are intrigued by the potential for more accurate diagnosis and more effective interventions in health or education, this Research Master’s in Behavioural Science is for option is to deepen your knowledge and improve your research skills by joining our two-year research Master's programme in Behavioural Science (MSc BS).

Multidisciplinary approach

At Radboud University, we believe that a multidisciplinary approach is needed to get the best understanding of human behaviour. We combine knowledge and research methods from the fields of psychology, educational sciences and communication science. These disciplines are not taught separately but instead are brought together in most of our courses, making our approach unique.
Half the programme consists of research experience. There are many issues you could tackle and a large research staff you could work with. For example, there are over fifty faculty members at the Behavioural Science Institute. The institute has internationally renowned researchers with expertise in a very wide range of topics. And that's not counting the other top scientists we invite to give workshops.

The overall purpose of the programme is to prepare talented and motivated students for a research career in behavioural science. The programme will train students to become researchers in psychology or education by providing a strong theoretical underpinning in the core subjects of behavioural science, a solid practical training in research skills, and a thorough training in advanced quantitative data analysis.

Quality label

The Master's in Behavioural Science was recently awarded the quality label ‘Top Programme' in the Keuzegids Masters 2015 (Guide to Master's programmes), which indicates the programme belongs to the very best programmes in Dutch Master's education, across the entire range of disciplines.

Fees and funding

UK students
£1.515,00 (€ 1,984)
International students
£ 6.682,00 (€ 9,232)

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

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