MSc Psychology

Leiden University

Program Description

MSc Psychology

Leiden University

The master’s programme in Psychology focuses both on in-depth study of theory and on the acquisition of professional and research skills. The distinctive feature of the Leiden master’s programme is that the teaching is not restricted to only the functioning of psychological processes; these processes are always connected to their behavioural consequences, with the aim of understanding self-regulation and behavioural control. In this way, students not only develop their knowledge of psychology as a science, but also learn to apply this knowledge in order to understand practical problems and to develop effective interventions for dealing with these problems..

Profile of the master's programme in Psychology

In line with the profile of Leiden University as a research-intensive institution, the teaching programme of the master’s programme in Psychology is based on state-of-the art scientific research and maintains a strong emphasis on the acquisition of academic and research skills. Completion of the MSc degree prepares students for subsequent academic master’s degrees, including a PhD.

Specialisations

  • Applied Cognitive Psychology (MSc)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology (MSc)
  • Clinical Neuropsychology (MSc)
  • Methodology and Statistics in Psychology (MSc)
  • Clinical Psychology (MSc)
  • Economic and Consumer Psychology (MSc)
  • Health and Medical Psychology (MSc)
  • Occupational Health Psychology (MSc)
  • School Psychology (MSc)
  • Social and Organisational Psychology (MSc)

Objectives of the master’s programme in Psychology

The objective of the master’s programme in Psychology is to equip students with advanced training in research methods and professional skills that prepare them both for a career involving psychological research as well as for the application of scientific knowledge and methods in various professional settings. Training is provided in all relevant skills, including reviewing the relevant literature, applying theoretical knowledge to analyse practical problems, developing hypotheses and writing research proposals, designing and carrying out empirical studies, designing and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions, conducting advanced statistical analyses, and presenting results and recommendations.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 19, 2017
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1 year
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