Studying at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences means working independently under expert guidance on a wide range of topics, including human behaviour, education and development, the multicultural society and health and societal development.
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences provides a challenging academic environment for circa 5,900 students. The study opportunities the Faculty offers help to train a new generation of researchers and university graduates who can employ sound scientific standards to apply their knowledge in practice.
The seven broad undergraduate programmes not only familiarise students with the basic principles of the relevant disciplines, they also train students to be critical and to become academically skilled scientists with practical competencies. Students who successfully complete one of the undergraduate programmes are eligible to pursue one of the graduate programmes.
The Faculty also offers a series of specialised taught degree programmes and teacher training programmes that prepare students for a specific profession, varying from clinical psychologists to cultural anthropologists working in the field. Besides these, various research programmes clustered within the Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, feature excellent and innovative research.
External reviews have shown that the majority of the Faculty programmes are among the very best in the Netherlands, and even in the world. Student exchange with international universities plays an important part in the Faculty’s teaching policy.
An outstanding quality assurance system keeps the curriculum and teaching activities up to date by constant adaption to the demands of science, students and society.