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PhD Programme

of the faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

The PhD programme of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences is organized by the Graduate School Behavioural and Social Sciences.

PhD students can be associated with the University of Groningen in the following ways:

The various categories in the menu on the left side of your screen provide more specific information on the way the PhD Programme is embedded in the faculty, on the legal status of PhD fellows and students, training opportunities, special facilities and organizations for PhD students.

All PhD fellows and students must adhere to the regulations for the PhD degree .

Research topics

PhD-fellows do research within existing research programmes, under the supervision of experienced researchers. For more information on the content of these research programmes at our faculty, please follow these links:  


At the faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, we regularly offer PhD positions to talented students who are enthusiastic about research. Students with a master's degree in a relevant field can apply to the positions that we advertise online. For more information on currently available PhD positions, please visit the corresponding university website.  English translations can be found at Academic Transfer.  Please note that the option to become a PhD-student (bursaal) has been suspended.


Complaints about and suggestions for improvement of the PhD programme can be sent by means of the reaction form on the right side of this web page. You can also directly contact the director of the Graduate School, Prof. dr. M.E. Timmerman.

Last modified:20 February 2019 4.50 p.m.
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