A master's degree in Psychology at Leiden University combines theoretical knowledge with academic and professional skills, making you an attractive candidate for many employers.
Skills after graduation
The skills you acquire in this master’s programme are the basis of careers in a wide range of academic, governmental, business, health care and organisational settings. Your skills are also a good basis for research assistantships and PhD projects.
Where do our former students work?
The workfield of psychology students is very broad. The different specialisations prepare students for a career in a wide variety of fields. Students end up working in research, health care, commercial settings, organisations and the government. The following list, although not exhaustive, presents some examples of real life career opportunities:
- Policy-maker and policy adviser, e.g., various governmental organisations, education, police departments
- Security adviser, e.g., government, financial institutions
- Medical and judicial decision-making expert, e.g. hospitals, insurance companies, forensic and penitentiary institutions
- Clinical psychologist for people with various mental health problems
- (Applied) Researcher in a wide array of fields
- Medical adviser within a pharmaceutical company
- Neuropsychologist conducting assessments and providing therapy in a hospital, rehabilitation centre, or nursing home
- Marketing professional
- Communications adviser or PR specialist for a business or non-profit organisation
- HR manager for a multinational company
For more insight on future jobs see the career prospects section at the specialisation website of your choice.
Go to the LU Career Zone for more information on positons and organisations where alumni of Applied Cognitive Psychology work.
Completion of the MSc degree in Psychology prepares you for subsequent academic degrees, including a PhD.