Behavioural Science

Degree: Master
University: Radboud University Nijmegen , Faculty: Faculty of Medical Sciences
City: Nijmegen , Country: Netherlands
Discipline: Natural Sciences
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  • Max Duration 24
  • Tuition fee € 1620
    € 8165 (non-EEA)
  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline April 1 (students from EEA); January 1 ( outside the EEA)
  • Programme Alternatives full-time
  • Educational Form research
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    This Master´s programme is internationally accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

    Nothing is as fascinating as human behaviour. Why are there so many people called Dennis living in Denver, for example? And why does one person become addicted and not another? Behavioural scientists at Radboud University Nijmegen know the answers. They will teach you how you can set up experiments to study human behaviour. Our Master´s programme in Behavioural Science distinguishes itself by its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists and educationalists work together on such themes as addiction, stereotypes, phobias, dyslexia and the unconscious. This integrated approach is much appreciated by our Master´s students. They are also very satisfied with the wide choice of subjects.

    The Master´s programme is closely related to the research being carried out in the internationally renowned Behavioural Science Institute. This institute has several unique facilities for carrying out experimental research. One example is our Virtual Reality Laboratory where we can observe people´s (often unconscious) behaviour. In order to study the way in which addicts behave we have a Bar Lab.

    Our mobile lab is also unique. This EEG bus makes it possible for us to measure processes in the brain at specific locations like school, for example. Finally, we are able to use the new EEG, fMRI and MEG facilities of the Donders Institute for Neuroimaging. Of course you too - as a Master´s student - will be able to use these facilities to increase your capacity to manage new experimental research techniques.

    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.

    In addition to the regular programme, throughout the year there are workshops and lectures organised by well known international guest speakers. In the second year you will write your own research proposal and - under the supervision of one of our top scientists - carry out your own research, before writing up the results in the form of a journal article.

    You will receive a thorough training in research. Sixty percent of our students go on to do PhD projects in Nijmegen or elsewhere in the world. Our graduates also find work as researchers or policy advisors in government agencies and research institutes.


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