After finishing your Master’s programme, you will have the theoretical knowledge and research skills necessary to successfully compete for PhD positions.

Prepare for an academic career by developing academic knowledge and skills

At the end of the programme, you will have:

  1. A strong foundation in cutting-edge research related to Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical, and Social Sciences.
  2. Competencies in conducting research in Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical, and Social Sciences.
  3. The knowledge and skills needed to carry out fundamental and applied research at the PhD level.
  4. The expertise to advise researchers in applying cutting-edge techniques in Methodology and Statistics.
  5. A specialisation related to your interests in the Behavioural, Biomedical, and Social Sciences.

General academic skills

Along with these specialised skills, you will develop general academic skills. The programme trains you in academic writing, presenting for various audiences, studying and discussing research papers, and planning a research project. You will learn to present projects by means of multimedia applications, and you will also learn about research ethics during your studies.

Connect with scientists

As a student, you will be invited to lunch talks and to participate in the organisation of conferences. These activities will expose you to scientists and their research topics. After finishing the Master’s programme, you will know how to prepare, attend, and process the information provided during presentations, lunch talks, mini-conferences, and poster sessions. 

You will also experience working in a research team (both traditional face-to-face cooperation and cooperation by means of multimedia applications). Through these activities, you will learn the rules of scientific cooperation and communication.

Professional skills

Students who regard the MSc as the terminus of their academic education can capitalise on their:

  • Research experience
  • Foreign language fluency
  • Analytical, research, and reporting skills
  • Successful completion of a demanding programme

Career event at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Student representatives of all research orientated Master's programmes of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences organise a career event for the second-year students. Researchers from non-academic institutions will be present.

Labour Market Orientation

Aside from your programme, Utrecht University offers you several services to familiarise yourself with the labour market. 

Career Services

Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills; examples include writing an job application letter and a resume or how to conduct a job interview. Every faculty has its own Career Officer who can help you discover your talents and interests and help you orientate on future career prospects.

You can find more information about career services on Career Services for Dutch students or Career Services for international students.

Carrièredag 2015
Careers Day 2015

Careers Day

Once a year Utrecht University organises the Careers Day, which brings students and companies together. The Careers Day offers you the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the Career Fair. For example, you can attend a job application training or have your resume checked.