Methodology and Statistics in 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
In line with the profile of Leiden University as a research-intensive institution, the teaching programme is based on state-of-the art scientific research. It maintains a strong emphasis on the acquisition of academic and research skills. Completion of the MSc degree prepares you for subsequent academic degrees, including a PhD.
Computer usage plays an important role in most of your courses. Many courses consist of a mix of the theory and practice of computer skills in a laboratory setting. During the year, you are trained in consultancy, since it is very likely that you will require this knowledge in your future career. Furthermore, you are required to write a thesis in which an empirical data set is analysed using several methods. The results of these methods are compared with each other.
Where do our former students work?
Having completed the specialisation Methodology and Statistics in Psychology, you are likely to find employment in applied research institutes as well as in business, especially in marketing positions. Furthermore, it creates excellent opportunities for starting a career as a consultant in a variety of (applied) research environments, including academic, government and commercial contexts. The programme is also suited to those wishing to pursue a PhD in a wide range of research areas.
Go to the LU Career Zone for more information on positons and organisations where alumni of Methodology and Statistics in Psychology work.