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Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences enjoys a prominent standing within the social sciences sector in Europe and is the largest educational and research institution in the social and behavioural sciences in Europe.

Research and education at the Faculty address societal and human behaviour related themes, like the impact of new media on society, health care, urbanisation, human and child development, mental health, inequalities, diversity and social cohesion.  

Four domains

Four domains shape these educational and research programmes and cooperate on multidisciplinary themes:

  1. Child Development and Education
  2. Communication
  3. Psychology
  4. Social Sciences (Anthropology, Human Geography, Planning & International Development Studies, Political Science, Sociology).


The research, carried out in the Faculty's various research institutes, is extensive and innovative and has a strong international focus. Faculty members are actively involved in externally financed projects and joint international research programmes. The Faculty's research institutes conduct fundamental research within the broad field of the social and behavioural sciences.


Almost 8,000 students from the Netherlands and abroad study at the FMG. The 15 Bachelor's degree programmes are accommodated in Colleges, and the 79 Master's programmes and several PhD programmes are organised in Graduate Schools. The Faculty offers a large number of programmes and courses taught in English, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Courses and programmes are open to fee-paying and exchange students. The Graduate Schools/Research Institutes provide supervision and support for PhD candidates and offer several interdisciplinary courses at the Master's and PhD levels.