Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies (research) (MSc)
The research master’s programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies consists of the following components:
You follow four subject specific courses (20 ects):
- Learning, Cognition and the Brain
- Attachment and Developmental Psychopathology: theory, research, and clinical applications
- Developmental Clinical Neuroscience
- Recent Advances in Developmental Psychopathology
The first three of these cover important insights derived from our three research programmes, while ‘Recent Advances in Developmental Psychopathology’ focuses on recent national and international (clinical) research results, mostly in the form of a discussion with researchers from other Dutch or international universities.
In addition, you follow five courses in the area of research methods and statistics (25 ects):
- Conducting and Evaluating Empirical Research
- Methods and Instruments in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
- Test Theory and Scale Development
- Applied Multivariate Data Analysis – Spring
- Applied Multivariate Data Analysis – Fall
In your electives, you can choose your own emphasis and can, if you wish, obtain the NVO Registratie Basis-Orthopedagoog. Twenty credits of the electives must come from courses offered by the master’s programme in Education and Child Studies and the remaining ten credits can come from master courses at Leiden University or from master courses from other universities in the Netherlands or abroad.
The second year of the research master’s programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies is mainly devoted to the research internship and your thesis. During the research internship, you use your subject specific knowledge and your research knowledge and skills in a research study that you conduct yourself as part of one of the research programmes of the Institute of Education and Child Studies.
The thesis is written as an article which, in terms of its level, would be ready for submission to a refereed international scientific journal.