14 Social Sciences at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

The University of Groningen offers programmes in Social Sciences at its Faculties of Arts, Behavioural & Social Sciences, Economics & Business, Philosophy, Spatial Sciences, and Theology & Religious Studies. We offer master's degree programmes, possibilities for PhD students as well as staff exchange.

Type Programme Months
Master MA American Studies 6; 10
Master MA International Relations and International Organisation 6; 10
Master MA Modern History and International Relations (research master) 6; 10
Master MA Philosophy 6; 10
Master MA Philosophy (research master) 6; 10
Master MA Religion, Conflict and Globalisation 6; 10
Master MA Religion and Culture (research master) 6; 10
Master MA Religion and the Public Domain 6; 10
Master MSc Behavioural and Social Sciences (research master) 6; 10
Master MSc Psychology 6; 10
Master MSc Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies 6; 10
Master MSc Economics 6; 10
Master MSc Economics and Busienss (research master) 6; 10
Master MSc Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (research master) 6; 10
Master MSc Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology (research master) 6; 10
Master MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences 6; 10
Master MSc Population Studies 6; 10
Master MSc Regional Studies (research master) 6; 10
PhD Faculty of Arts 6; 22; 34
PhD Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences 6; 22; 34
PhD Faculty of Economics and Business 6; 22; 34
PhD Faculty of Philosophy 6; 22; 34
PhD Faculty of Spatial Sciences 6; 22; 34
PhD Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies 6; 22; 34
Staff Faculty of Arts 1
Staff Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences 1
Staff Faculty of Economics and Business 1
Staff Faculty of Philosophy 1
Staff Faculty of Spatial Sciences 1
Staff Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies 1

Mobility in EU-SATURN

Complete Master's and PhD programmes in the Netherlands usually take 1 or 2 years (master/research master) or 4 years (PhD). The positions available on those levels in EU-SATURN may cover either part of or the entire degree programme.

If you apply to the University of Groningen for a period that does not cover the duration of the entire degree you will be considered an exchange student. On a PhD level, only 34 month PhD candidates will be considered full degree students. This means that in order to apply to a 6 or 22 month PhD position you will already need to be enrolled as a PhD student in another university; consequently you will be considered a PhD exchange student or "sandwich PhD" student. The opportunities for you to obtain a double PhD degree will be explored.

Please note the "Target Group" you belong to also determines the positions you are eligible to apply to. Target Group 1 students and staff may apply to 6 and 10 month master mobility, 6, 22 and 34 month PhD mobility, as well as 1 month staff mobility. Target group 2 students may apply to 6 month master and 22 month PhD mobility.