A distinctive feature of this Master's programme is its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists and educationalists work together on themes such as addiction, dyslexia, phobias, relationships, stereotypes and stress. This integrated approach is highly appreciated by our Master's students. The research master is part the Behavioural Science Institute Graduate School (BSI-GS). The BSI is a high-quality research institute with great facilities for experimental and field research (e.g. Virtual Reality Labs, observation labs, two mobile labs (bus), eye-tracking equipment). As a student you will follow courses (both general en specific) and you will do your own research projects under supervision of BSI research staff. 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. This programme was recently awarded the quality label 'Top Programme' in the Netherlands in the Keuzegids Masters 2017.
Theme courses: Behaviour Regulation; Neuroscience of Behaviour; Psychobiology of Behaviour; Socialisation and Education; Interpersonal Relations and Interactions; Behavioural Decision Making; Learning, and Learning Problems; Developmental Psychopathology; Emotion; Dynamics of Complex Systems; Diagnosis and Treatment; Stress and Health Behaviour; Motivation, Influence and Communication; Psychopathology, Prevention and Intervention.
In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Pedagogy, Educational Science, Biology, Artificial Intelligence, Communication Science or another related discipline. Because this is a selective programme, students with good to excellent grades will have a better chance of being admitted.
We expect candidates to have basic knowledge of methods and statistics (including, description of univariate distributions (e.g. central tendency, dispersion, graphical representation). Analysis of variance (e.g. t-test and ANOVA), Correlation and multiple Regression) and experience in quantitative research.
In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:
In this letter of motivation you should explain why you want to follow this programme and why you think you are suited for it. Attached to this letter should be a resume with photo, list of grades and two reference letters from lecturers. An interview (face-to-face or via Skype) will follow before you are admitted to the programme.
Applicants will need to send in two letters of recommendation by lectures or supervisors (including contact details).
Please upload your resume in the online application system Osiris as an additional document.
* Applicants are considered to be a native speaker of English if they are from Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA or South Africa.
There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our scholarships and grants page at our website.
Open to a select number of excellent international students. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,083 in 2019/2020). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.
Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia, South-Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,083 in 2019/2020). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.
Open to excellent American students. The grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of 1,050 euros. International travel and the cost of the residence permit will be covered, and an extra allowance of €1150 will be paid on arrival.
Open to excellent students from China. Consists of a contribution of € 16,113 towards the total costs of one year of study or research in the Netherlands.
Aimed at lecturers at higher education institutions in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.
Open to excellent Indonesian students under the age of 35. Involves a full scholarship.
Open to excellent students from Canada, America, India and Turkey. Scholarship consists of 5,000 euros payed at the start of study.
EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.