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Social sciences focus on the study of social relationships and human society. Courses within social science prepare students for a wide number of careers that deal with people or systems in public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

The city of Leiden hosts Hollands oldest university with strong affiliations to the Royal House, whose members tend to be former students. In this South Holland city, you will also find the Webster University Leiden and the University of Applied Sciences Leiden.

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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
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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
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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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Full-time
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.... [-]

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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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Full-time
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.... [-]

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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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1 year
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