Psychology plays a role in every aspect of life and society. It’s a study for people who are interested in understanding why we behave the way we do.
What does Raluca think about Psychology in Leiden?
Psychology Student (Romania)
"The programme at the University of Leiden not only lived up to but exceeded my high expectations."
What are the lectures of Janice Sandjojo like?
Teacher in Neuropsychology
I use a lot of case examples coming from clinical practice in my lectures and work groups. I work as a freelance psychologist as well, so I can share my practical experience with the classroom.
Also, I show videos of people who suffer from brain damage caused by traffic accidents. What kind of questions do you ask when doing a neuropsychological assessment? How can you help them to recover?
How did Psychology help Laura Ramiro Pires in her career?
Health Psychologist (Germany)
'Moving from Germany to the Netherlands to study Psychology was the best decision I could have ever made. While pursuing my whole studies at Leiden University I was always extremely enthusiastic about the content, approach and support.'
'Now I am a Health Psychologist working self-employed as Life Coach and Trainer. I developed a training to guide expatriates through their journey of personal change and growing inner resources. I also work as a research assistant for a study on job satisfaction among doctors. I truly love my work.'
Why study Psychology?
Would you like to know why a conflict arises among your friends or why your grandmother with Alzheimer's keeps forgetting who you are? Why do we behave differently when we're in a group? What can we do about a depression? These are questions psychologists try to find answers to. And the nice thing is, that most psychological topics are applicable to your own life.
Are you fascinated by human behaviour? Do you always wonder what's behind the first impression? Then studying Psychology may be just the right choice for you.
If you are interested in this programme in Dutch, you can read more about it here.
Get to know people at Psychology in Leiden
Why the International Bachelor in Psychology in Leiden?
If you choose the International Bachelor in Psychology at Leiden you will:
be able to specialise or keep a broad orientation;
work closely with inspiring researchers in an international classroom;
- focus on your career prospects from the start of the programme
Do you want to learn more about studying Psychology in Leiden? Check: Why Leiden University?
Does this study fit you?
What do you need to be able to study Psychology?
- You are no doubt interested in people’s behaviour, but you also need to be aware that Psychology is a science. This means you will be trained to look at things from different perspectives and be as objective as possible.
- Being good at observing people and listening to them is important for a psychologist.
- You have it in you to think systematically and analytically, and to reason clearly. Psychology is a fitting field for people with inquisitive minds.
- A feeling for language helps too and your English is perfect.
Look here for information on admission and application.