Applied Neuroscience in Human Development (MSc)
The knowledge and skills you will acquire will qualify you for many different jobs. Possible careers include: researcher of learning, behavioural and emotional problems in children, or designer of precention and intervention programmes
Skillful researcher or clinician
If you choose the specialisation Applied Neuroscience of Education and Child Studies you will participate in the common effort to learn more about the neurocognitive functioning and biological correlates of learning, behaviour and development. This will provide you with the basis required to be a skillful researcher or clinician.
As a graduate you can carry out research, understand state of the art diagnostic tools and models. You are familiar with evidence based prevention programs and interventions. You are able to use neuroscientific techniques to improve and evaluate programs in the field of education and mental health care.
The aim is a better understanding of individual differences among children and parents in terms of brain functioning and neurobiological resilience. This is important for the development of prevention and intervention programs aimed at children with emotional, behavioural or learning problems.
Research in Leiden
As researcher in the field of Applied Neuroscience in Human Development, you can contribute to the scientific knowledge of the neurocognitive and biological correlates of emotions, learning and behaviour, both in non clinical parents and children and in case of problematic development.
Interested in the research we do at Leiden University? Read more about our research on the website of Education and Child Studies