• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
In the Bachelor's program in Human Resources Studies: People Management offered by Tilburg University, you will study the human side of business (people management). You will focus on the performance and efficiency of organizations as well as the well-being of employees.
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The Human Resource Studies - People Management program at Tilburg University has an international orientation with an emphasis on the European context. This is reflected in the choice and content of the cases that you will study in the courses. Additionally, the program has strong links with large internationally operating companies.

  • In the first year of your Bachelor's program, you will learn the basic concepts and ideas of psychology, sociology, economics and management studies. At the end of the year, you will begin to apply these disciplinary perspectives to analyze issues related to work, organization and people management.
  • The second year focuses on a number of integration courses. In these courses you will learn to combine disciplinary insights and to apply these insights to real world people management problems. You will also be trained to formulate evidence-based management interventions.
  • In the third year of the program, you will perform scientific research on a problem related to people management. You will be expected to use the theoretical knowledge you have acquired earlier in the program to conduct original scientific research. You will conclude the program with a Bachelor’s thesis.

Career prospects

Graduates of Human Resource Studies: People Management havevarious job options, such as management trainee, junior policy advisor or recruiter. At a later stage in your career, you will grow into more strategic roles such as HR Manager, HR Specialist, consultant, senior policy advisor or researcher.

Following your Bachelor's program, you can also continue towards a Master's degree. You can opt for a mono-disciplinary degree or continue with a multidisciplinary degree. The mobility window will enable you to prepare for the Master’s program of your choice.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Financial HRM
  • Talent management
  • Work and Health Psychology

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General Requirements

To be eligible for admission to a research university, you must have a high school diploma that is considered equal to the highest level of secondary education in the Netherlands (the Dutch VWO diploma). Examples of diplomas which are accepted for admission include the

  • Dutch VWO diploma,
  • Full International Baccalaureate diploma,
  • European Baccalaureate diploma.
  • Most European high school diplomas which allow direct access to a university in your own country.
  • As our Bachelor’s programs are taught entirely in English, you will need to demonstrate your English language proficiency.
  • In order to be successful in the program, you must have sufficient knowledge of mathematics.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14598 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14598 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
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    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Tilburg

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
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