Child and Adolescent Psychology (MSc)
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
Students who complete this master’s specialisation are qualified for any position requiring a degree in psychology, as well as for general research positions and academic policy-making positions. They can come to work in mental health care or education and will come in contact with a wide range of people dedicated to the psychological wellbeing of children and adolescents.
I’m involved in the intake and promotion of candidates for military functions within the various armed forces.
I engage candidates in a psychological interview, analyse test results, and provide advice on the (un)suitability of the candidate for the proposed function. My work involves speaking with many different (mostly adolescent) people and quickly learning about their lives. What I like most at my job is that everyone has their own story to tell, and these stories are often very interesting to hear. The Child and Adolescent programme gained me a lot of insight into the difficulties that people can experience in their youth and this helps me to connect with the people I work with.
Where do our former students work?
Students who complete this master’s specialisation Child and Adolescent Psychology are qualified for any position requiring a degree in psychology. Our alumni hold positions in the following fields:
- Health care and social assistance
- Psychological advice organisations
- Research companies
- Laboratories both in the private and the public sector
Go to the LU Career Zone for more information on positons and organisations where alumni of Child and Adolescent Psychology work.
Completion of the MSc degree in Psychology prepares you for subsequent academic degrees, including a PhD.
Master’s students of this specialisation in Leiden qualify for the post-master’s clinical training programmes depending on their choices in the bachelor’s and master’s programme. They need to follow an extended clinical internship and acquire the "Basisaantekening Psychodiagnostiek" (BAPD). Furthermore, there are some bachelor’s electives besides the general master’s curriculum courses required for entrance to post-master’s professional programmes. If not already completed, these electives can be taken in parallel with the general master’s curriculum.