The one-year programme distinguishes itself by the fact that students are not only taught about the functioning of psychological processes, but that they also learn to connect these processes to behavioural consequences, with the aim of understanding self-regulation and behavioural control.
This means that you will develop knowledge of psychology as a science, and that you will also learn to apply this knowledge to practical problems and to develop effective interventions.
Profile of the master's programme in Psychology
The teaching programme 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 degrees, including a PhD.
- Applied Cognitive Psychology (MSc)
- Child and Adolescent Psychology (MSc)
- Clinical Neuropsychology (MSc)
- Clinical Psychology (MSc)
- Economic and Consumer Psychology (MSc)
- Health and Medical Psychology (MSc)
- Methodology and Statistics in 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.
Five reasons to study a master's specialisation in Psychology
- Education and research are closely connected at Leiden University. This means that teaching is often done by top researchers and it means that our students get acquainted with research throughout the whole study programme.
- You will combine scientific knowledge and various research- and practical skills like observation, presentation and interview techniques, but also argumentation.
- In our teaching, we offer a variety of teaching formats: lectures, work groups, practicals, and individual supervision. We use modern ICT tools and blended learning to support our teaching in the master's programme.
- You will receive intensive study guidance from study advisers, and internship and thesis mentors.
- You will enrich yourself in an international classroom and you will get to know students and teachers with different cultural backgrounds. This offers an extra learning experience while there are almost 50 different nationalities within the master's programme in Psychology.
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