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 but with a psychology bachelor from Leiden University you are guaranteed a place in a one-year master.
Interested? Sign up for the Master's Open Day and learn more about our master's specialisations in Psychology.
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.