Continuing your studies
In order to deepen your knowledge of psychology, Leiden University encourages you to continue your studies with a master programme.
At Leiden University we offer two types of master's programmes in psychology. You can choose a one-year professional master which prepares you for the working environment or a two-year research master that focuses on teaching scientific methods. All master's courses are offered in English and you will finalise your master with an internship and a thesis.
Choose from ten specialisations
- Applied Cognitive Psychology
- Child and Adolescent Psychology
- Clinical Neuropsychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Economic and Consumer Psychology
- Health and Medical Psychology
- Methodology and Statistics in Psychology
- Occupational Health Psychology
- School Psychology
- Social and Organisational Psychology
Choose from four research master specialisations
- Clinical and Health Psychology
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Developmental Psychology
- Social and Economic Psychology
In order to apply for a research master you need to show interest and talent for scientific research.
Both the professional and the research master require you to do an internship in a field related to your studies. Student Niek van Droffelaar, who did a master in Economic and Consumer Psychology, worked at Heineken International in Amsterdam.
If a master is still not enough for you, you have good grades and a strong interest in research, then doing a PhD may be the right choice for you. Under supervision of a professor you will publish articles and write a dissertation.