Psychology, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16400
    Tuition (Year)
    1984
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The M. Sc. in Psychology at Leiden University teaches students in-depth notions about psychological processes while focusing on understanding the human psyche. The Master’s programme trains students in applied cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, economic and consumer psychology, in addition to fundamentals of statistics and methodology.

About

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 specialisations.

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. 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.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

The programme offers nine specialisations:

  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Economic and Consumer Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Methodology and Statistics
  • Occupational Health Psychology
  • Social and Organisational Psychology
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Study intensity Full-time
    • Credits
      60 ECTS
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score: 7

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    • Minimum required score: 600

      The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

    • Minimum required score: 100

      The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

    Academic Requirements

    Prospective students should

    • possess the skills, understanding and knowledge that are required for earning the bachelor´s degree including the following introductory courses:
      1. introduction to psychology
      2. social and/or organisational psychology
      3. personality psychology
      4. cognitive psychology
      5. neuropsychology and/or psychophysiology and/or biopsyc hology
      6. clinical psychology
      7. developmental psychology
    • and possess advanced knowledge on the level of a third year bachelor's course on the topic of the master's specialisation
    • and- have sufficient knowledge of methods and statistics (up to 20 EC): introductory and more advanced courses in methods and statistics of psychological research (including psychometrics, multivariate data analysis) and the use of SPSS.
      - have earned the degree of Bachelor at a university not being a university of professional education, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree.

    Tuition Fee Per Year

    • EUR 16400 International
    • EUR 1984 EU/EEA

    Funding

    Scholarships / Grants:

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