Master Applied Biomedical Science Full Time - Máster en Ciencias Biomédicas Aplicadas
1. A completed Bachelor´s degree in Behavioural Science or related area
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.
2. Proficiency in English
•A TOEFL score of ≥600 (paper based) or ≥250 (computer based) or ≥100(internet based)
•A IELTS score of ≥7.0 (test score of 7 overall with a 6.5 minimum for each test result: listening, reading, writing and speaking)
•Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
3. Motivation letter
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.
4 Reference letters
Applicants will need to send in two letters of recommendation by lectures or supervisors (including contact details).
5. Resume that includes a photo
Please upload your resume in the online application system Osiris as an additional document.
In the Research Master’s programme in Behavioural Science you’ll learn how to make new discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of human behaviour - normal and dysfunctional - and how to influence that behaviour. We bring statistics to life by showing the human component behind the numbers and we show you how to apply research methods to current issues in the field of human behaviour, such as the influence of social media, bullying, racial stereotyping, burn out, and interactive learning. Due to our interdisciplinary approach, we accept Bachelor’s students from a wide variety of related fields, like psychology, pedagogy, educational science, biology, artificial intelligence and communication science.
The full-accredited Nijmegen MSc in Behavioural Science programme confers 120 European Credits (EC) credits during a two-year curriculum.
In the first year, you follow advanced courses in fundamental aspects of behavioural science theory and research. You also receive a thorough practical training in advanced data analysis as well as experimental and non-experimental research methods.
In the second year, the focus is on an individual hands-on mentored research project. This project is an empirical study in behavioural science. The training takes place in three stages: writing a research proposal, conducting the research and writing a MSc thesis in the format of a scientific journal article.
The programme consists of general Behavioural Science courses (coded ‘Be’ in the programme description) and more specific courses with a focus on either Psychological Science (coded ‘Ps’) or Educational Science (coded ‘Ed’). All students can choose from both Ps en Ed courses, regardless of their Bachelors degree. So there are plenty of opportunities for specialisation as well as the possibility to broaden your scope in both Psychological and Educational Science. In addition, there is the hands-on research training course, courses in data analysis, a free choice (any course at a Masters level) and internationally oriented workshops and colloquia.
New in our programme is the option to specialise in either Social or Educational Neuroscience.
The internship in the second year is an important part of the programme, lasting nine months and providing you with the experience - and data - needed to write your MSc thesis. Most internships are carried out within the department, working closely with colleagues, many of whom are internationally renowned researchers. However, there is also the option to arrange an internship abroad. During the first year, there is also an opportunity to study in another country for part of the course.
The career prospects of a graduate of Behavioural Science are good; almost 100% of our alumni have a job. There are plenty of options open to graduates of the Research Master’s in Behavioural Science:
•Scientific research career (academia)
•Societal research career