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Courses in the social sciences prepare students to engage within human society. Through courses such as economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, history, and psychology, students may gain a better understanding of how the world around them works.

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Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

The master's in Forensic Psychology is a highly challenging programme that operates at the intersection between psychology and the justice system. The programme prepares ... [+]

Forensic Psychology

***Awarded 'Top Rated Programme' label, Keuzegids 2018***

Are you ambitious, self-critical and eager to learn? Are you curious about the psychology of people who come into contact with the law? And would you like to pursue a career in forensic mental health? Then Forensic Psychology might be the perfect programme for you. It will provide you with a mix of theoretical and empirical knowledge. You will study scientific literature in relation to real-life problems and work on projects in small tutorial groups. Furthermore, the programme includes hands-on training in forensic assessment, therapy and expert witness skills. After graduation, you will be qualified to work in prisons, forensic psychiatric facilities, police services, probation services, and in areas such as child protection and domestic violence.... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

If you choose to specialise in Neuropsychology, you'll study normal and deviant behaviour in relation to brain structure and function. ... [+]

Neuropsychology

Are you fascinated by the relationship between the brain and behaviour? Would you love to learn more about neuropsychiatric disorders like attention deficits, schizophrenia and dementia? Are you curious about how certain drugs can influence the processing of information in our brain? Then you should consider specialising in Neuropsychology. The programme focuses on normal and deviant behaviour in relation to brain structure and function. You'll study congenital, acquired or degenerative brain dysfunctions; related neuropsychiatric disorders; and the neuropharmacological mechanisms that underlie behaviour. After you’ve finished your master’s, you'll be a versatile and skilled researcher capable of pursuing a successful career at a university, research institute, hospital, rehabilitation centre or pharmaceutical company.... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

In the Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation, you'll study the human brain and how it relates to cognition, perception and behaviour. The programme combines in-depth know ... [+]

Cognitive Neuroscience

How does our brain separate the sound of a Ferrari from the background noise of other car engines, or the face of a friend from other faces in a crowd? How do different parts of the brain interact when we perform everyday activities like riding a bicycle, typing a summary and drinking a cup of coffee? And how are fMRI signals related to neural activity? If these questions intrigue you, the Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation of the master's in Psychology might be a good fit for you. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of human brain function and cognition, and you'll get practical training in the application of non-invasive brain imaging techniques such as EEG and fMRI. Upon graduation, you'll be an expert in cognitive psychology as well as in neuroscientific methods, leaving you well-equipped for a career in applied and clinical research at universities, research institutes, educational institutes or commercial research organisations.... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

The master’s specialisation in Developmental Psychology will help you understand how certain behaviours and cognitive functions relate to a person’s psychological and bio ... [+]

Developmental Psychology

Are you curious about how psychological and biological factors, such as genetics and biochemistry, play a role in cognitive development? Do you want to investigate which factors contribute to the development of disorders such as autism or dyslexia? Are you interested in learning how to measure brain processes and use various diagnostic tools? Then the master’s specialisation in Developmental Psychology could be right for you. You’ll study the most recent developmental theories and research findings. And you’ll learn to apply various diagnostic and research tools in the clinical field and developmental research. This will make you well-prepared to work as a psychologist or researcher in mental health or educational institutions.... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

In the master’s specialisation in Work and Organisational Psychology, you’ll study how people behave in organisations and why they behave the way they do. The programme c ... [+]

Work and Organisational Psychology

Which working conditions help prevent mental fatigue? What determines the effectiveness of a team? And how do you stimulate innovation? These are the types of questions you'll be asking if you specialise in Work and Organisational Psychology. The programme covers topics such as human resources, human organisation and work psychology. You’ll also attend a series of workshops that specifically focus on practical skills, such as applying job analyses and measuring human performance. After you’ve obtained your master’s, you’ll have all the preparation you need to become an organisational psychologist. But you could also pursue an academic career, studying the psychology of work and organisations.... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

In the master’s specialisation Legal Psychology, you’ll learn how to apply principles from cognitive and – to a lesser extent – clinical psychology to issues in the legal ... [+]

Legal Psychology

How reliable are eyewitness testimonies? Which tests can you use to detect malingers? You'll explore topics like this in the specialisation in Legal Psychology. This programme, the only one of its kind in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, includes courses on topics such as lie detection, eyewitness testimonies, interrogation techniques and false confessions. By combining theory with practical skills, you’ll be equipped with all the training you need to pursue a career in police investigation units, juvenile offenders’ institutions, child protective services and high-security forensic facilities.

Why this programme?

In the master’s specialisation Legal Psychology, you’ll learn how to apply principles from cognitive and – to a lesser extent – clinical psychology to issues in the legal system. Questions that are typical for Legal Psychology are: ‘How reliable are eyewitness testimonies?’ and ‘Do serious criminals have brain dysfunctions that make them permanently dangerous to society?’. Psychologists with a background in Legal Psychology ask questions that have direct relevance to the legal arena and conduct research to address these questions.... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

In the specialisation in Health and Social Psychology, you'll study behaviour and behavioural change using methods from clinical and social psychology. ... [+]

Health and Social Psychology

Why is it so hard for some people to limit their alcohol consumption? Why do some people lose their temper easily? Do you like finding answers to questions such as these? And can you see yourself helping people change their habits? Then you should consider specialising in Health and Social Psychology. The main focus of this specialisation is on understanding how people’s personalities, cognitions and social environment influence their health and social functioning. You'll analyse the underlying mechanisms of unhealthy or antisocial behaviour using recent theories and models from various psychological disciplines. And you'll use this knowledge to set up behaviour-change programmes. After completing your master’s, you can become a researcher in an academic or applied health setting, or work in communication planning, health promotion or policy-making.... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Leiden University

In the Governance of Sustainability programme, you will be educated to be a future 'broker' or 'change maker' to improve the quality of governance solutions to major sust ... [+]

In this new programme, you will obtain in-depth knowledge of both the governance perspective (social science) and the natural sciences. You will learn how to integrate these perspectives in order to develop and improve the quality of governance solutions to major sustainability challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and the transition to a circular economy. In addition, you will learn a variety of skills required to cope with wicked sustainability problems and to develop oneself into a future 'change agent' in a governance context.

The first year is used to create a ‘shared language’ and to bridge the differences between students related to their various disciplinary backgrounds. To accomplish this, you will be encouraged to share and leverage your specific knowledge with your peers, especially during the (in and outside) class group assignments. In the second year, we challenge you to create the connections and to deal extensively with a more complex real-life situation using the acquired knowledge and transdisciplinary skills.

Throughout the entire programme, you will work on group assignments based on real-life cases. These cases will translate the knowledge and skills directly into hands-on assignments that resemble what you could be confronted with in your future work environment. Moreover, these group assignments give you ample opportunities to practice skills like critical thinking, synthesizing, reflecting, arguing, debating, collaborating and intercultural skills.... [-]

Netherlands Leiden
September 2019
Full-time
24 months
Campus
Leiden University

During this multidisciplinary Master's programme Crisis and Security Manangement (CSM) you become familiar with the political and social dimensions of the governance of ( ... [+]

In CSM you focus on management/governance of such highly complex security challenges as privacy, terrorism, or cyber-attacks: their social and political impacts, the diminishing role of national authorities, and new developments such as social media.

What does this master programme entail?

You study contemporary security challenges from both local and global pointsof view and gain deep understanding of the 'wicked problem' of security and crisis topics in a complex and globalising world. The combination of theory, practical insights and analytical skills prepares you for work in public or private organisations.

You learn from members of the Institute of Security & Global Affairs plus guest lecturers from many fields and organisations.... [-]

Netherlands The Hague Leiden
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Leiden University

This research programme will provide you with high-quality training in the methodological and practical skills necessary to carry out scientific research on human behavio ... [+]

This research programme will provide you with high-quality training in the methodological and practical skills necessary to carry out scientific research on human behaviour.

Specialisations

Clinical and Health Psychology (research) Cognitive Neuroscience (research) Developmental Psychology (research) Social and Organisational Psychology (research)

Profile of the research master's programme in Psychology

In this two-year research programme you will gain hands-on experience with how psychological theory can contribute to the analysis and solution of practical problems and how the application of existing theory guides further theoretical development. You will be able to specialise in the psychological subdiscipline of your choice, but you will also be trained in a broad multidisciplinary research approach.... [-]

Netherlands Leiden The Hague
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2 years
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Leiden University

The one-year programme aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding of political issues, studied from the perspective of one of six specialisations. ... [+]

Choice is at the very heart of politics. War or peace, left or right, liberty or security, sovereignty or integration, consensus or conflict—choices matter. Choice is also key to your education. Choose an intellectually challenging programme in which you develop your knowledge and expertise in the study of politics. Choose a respected, selective programme that fits your future ambitions. Choose the MSc programme in Political Science at Leiden University.

In this programme you will obtain knowledge of the latest developments and research in political science. The aim is to prepare you for further academic research and/or the labour market. As an intended bridge to professional careers, the programme provides firstly, theoretical and empirical knowledge, and secondly, analytical and methodological skills. This combination leads to the capacity to learn, reflect, investigate and innovate.... [-]

Netherlands Leiden The Hague
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1 year
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Leiden University

This programme offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science with practical graduate education and training in internationa ... [+]

You attend a wide range of courses, develop your analytical and research skills, take on an internship, write your master’s thesis, and build your network with experts in relevant fields. Upon graduation you are prepared to take on positions in international organisations, politics, and diplomacy; or for PhD research.

What does this master’s programme entail?

This two-year MSc-programme is offered jointly by the Institute of Political Science of Leiden University and the prestigious Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael in The Hague.

Clingendael's objective is to promote the understanding of international affairs, and the institute focuses specifically on European co-operation, international security, and diplomacy.... [-]

Netherlands The Hague Leiden
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2 years
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Leiden University

The aim of this programme is to promote the scientific development of young academics on the path to becoming independent researchers within education and child studies a ... [+]

The aim of the research master’s programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies is to promote the scientific development of young academics on the path to becoming independent researchers within education and child studies and related disciplines.

Graduates are able to design, conduct and evaluate applied scientific research, and in doing this can make the link between (clinical) practice and science.

The programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies is designed in such a way that it can explicitly serve as preparatory training for a PhD position. The programme also offers the opportunity to specialise in the field of social work and youth care, which meets society’s need for academics who are trained in evidence-based clinical assessment and treatment for children and families with psychological problems.... [-]

Netherlands Leiden The Hague
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2 years
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Leiden University

This programme focuses on in-depth study of theory as well as on the acquisition of professional and research skills, which can be applied in a wide range of psychology s ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Leiden The Hague
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1 year
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Leiden University

The Master's program in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology focuses on the everyday practices of individuals, groups, and communities worldwide and how to sit ... [+]

The Master's program in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology focuses on the everyday practices of individuals, groups, and communities worldwide and how to situate them within the complex global challenges of diversity, sustainability, and digitalization.

Are you interested in how people create the world around them? Do you want to conduct three-month ethnographic research on a socially relevant topic of your own choice anywhere in the world?

Study global problems on small scale

You you feel engaged with a particular group of people or society or you have a socially relevant question in mind which you want to explore? This master's programme enables you to develop a research on a topic of personal preference. Possible topics vary from the fate of LGBT refugees to initiatives of global sustainable tourism, from water management in African gold mines to digitalisation of heritage in Holland, from kickboxing Muslimas to storytelling in the Caribbean.... [-]

Netherlands Leiden The Hague
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