Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies (research) (MSc)
The master’s degree programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies (research) is an academic, not a vocational programme. It offers research based knowledge about education and child development.
General diploma requirements
Holders of one of the following degrees may be admitted to the programme:
- a research (i.e. not a professional) Bachelor’s degree programme in the field of Education and Child Studies or a relevant degree, provided (1) this programme contains at least 20 ec in research methods and statistics of social and behavioral sciences and the use of data analysis software and in addition at least 60 ec in Education and Child subjects or Education and Child Studies relevant subjects; (2) the candidate has demonstrable affinity with an area of research in the Research Master’s programme, as evidenced by a BA-thesis relating to that area (please, send a copy together with your application); (3) a high grade for the BA-thesis (7,5 or higher). Also required are a motivation letter, a CV and two letters of recommendation.
English Language Proficiency
In order to successfully participate in this programme, you must be proficient in English. The following requirements apply*:
- IELTS 7.0;
- TOEFL (Internet-based) 100/CPE or CAE 185.
Detailed information about English language proficiency
For detailed information about which English qualifications are accepted, as well as the relevant exemption criteria, refer to English language proficiency.
*Please note: You do not have to submit proof of proficiency if you have completed your education in Canada (except French-taught programmes in Canada), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or when you hold an English-taught International Baccalaureate, or for Dutch students, if you have completed VWO level English or a English taught bachelor at a Dutch Research University.
Master’s admissions: exceptional circumstances
For admission to the Master’s programme Education and Child Studies, you need a Bachelor’s diploma. This is necessary, because a Bachelor’s programme provides a solid base to be able to follow all our Master’s courses, so you will not have to experience study delay.
In the exceptional situation that on 31 August 2020, your exam results for the Bachelor’s programme are still incomplete, you will get extra time to deliver the missing results, until 1 October 2020. Awaiting these final results, you will be allowed to follow Master’s courses between 1 September and 1 October. If you do not succeed at delivering your final results by 1 October, you will not be able to proceed with the Master’s programme. In that case, you can take a few extra months to get your Bachelor’s degree, and we will gladly welcome you to start the Master’s programme on February 1, 2021.
What do you need to do?
If you would like to make use of the opportunity to deliver missing Bachelor’s exam results before 1 October 2020, take the following steps:
Enrol and request admission:
Fill in this form before 1 September 2020.
Register for the Master’s programme in Studielink.
Request admission in uSis before 15 June 2020
Note that students following the Bachelor’s programme Pedagogische Wetenschappen at Leiden University do not need to request admission.
Re-enrol for your Bachelor’s programme before September 1 2020, for a maximum of one month.
Your Master’s enrolment will be definitive as of 1 September 2020 (with retroactive effect), provided you complete your Bachelor’s programme before 1 October 2020; otherwise the master’s enrolment will be cancelled.
You pay only one tuition fee. If you complete your Bachelor’s programme before 1 October 2020, you pay the tuition fee for the Master’s programme. If your Master’s enrolment is cancelled, you pay the tuition fee for continuing the Bachelor’s programme.