Individual Differences and Assessment (Research)

Course Information
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Level: Master
  • Type of Degree: MSc
  • Cost: EUR 1,951 2015/16

Course description

The Research Master in Individual Differences and Assessment (IDA) focuses on differences between people. You become an expect in scientific research into personality, character, and temperament.

Why apply?

  • Become expert in a scientific discipline with great societal relevance and impact
  • Get the best education and individual supervision from international experts.
  • Directly apply your knowledge while conducting advanced research. Research internships and foreign experience are key elements of the curriculum, which also involves writing two scientific papers.
  • As IDA alumnus, you are therefore a highly desirable candidate for scientific vacancies, such as PhD student or applied researcher.

Careers Prospects

The research Master in Individual Differences and Assessment is a good preparation if you aspire a career in science. With a diploma of this master, your career prospects are excellent:

  • The Research Center "Education and Labor Market" follows up Dutch students after they finish their education and has found that 94% of former students of researcher masters find a job within 1.5 years (source:
  • A recent report from the Dutch government (Peaks in Sight, p. 9) found that more than half of the alumni of research masters secures a job as a PhD student.

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