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Research Master's programmes

Research Master's programmes are two-year programmes specifically designed for excellent students aiming for a career in research. Compared to our one-year Master's programmes, they offer a more in-depth study, including additional research methodology, skills training, as well as hands-on experience in the top research groups of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research. The programmes prepare students for writing a PhD thesis and an academic career, as well as for a research oriented career outside academia.

The Graduate School of Social Sciences offers three Research Master's programmes that prepare students for a PhD programme: