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Leiden Leadership Programme


The LLP equips you with the knowledge, insights and skills you need to make a professional and societal impact.

Objectives of the programme

  • You acquire a thorough knowledge of various leadership theories and understand their practical application in a variety of disciplines.
  • You can make informed trade-offs in leadership issues with an eye for social, scientific and ethical responsibilities associated with their role within a professional and social context.
  • You enhance you own ability to exercise effective leadership within professional and societal contexts, with a focus on creating positive impact.
  • You are able to independently further develop the acquired leadership knowledge and skills during your career.
  • You build a valuable professional network through interaction with inspiring leaders, professionals and fellow students.


The Leiden Leadership Programme consists of 15 EC and is made up of a core element called LLP Essentials (5 EC), to be complemented with a Leadership Lab (4 EC) and two electives (each 3 EC) (view prospectus).

The programme takes place between November and June. All classes take place in the evening, between 17:15 and 19:00 and between 19:15 and 21:00, and in highly exceptional cases on Saturday from 10:15-14:00 hrs or 11:15-15:00 hrs. We strive to organise the classes on campus as often as possible, and in-person attendance is mandatory for all classes.

Programme set-up for 2023-2024 (click on right upper corner to zoom in). Set-up in 2024-2025 may differ.


The programme is taught in English, with one component, the Leadership Lab, offered in Dutch as well.


The marks you receive for every component (the LLP Essentials, one Leadership Lab and two electives) will together make up your final mark for the LLP. The education of the LLP falls under the Board of Examiners of the Honours Academy at Leiden University. 

NB: Credits earned by means of the LLP are extracurricular and cannot be used to supplement the credits required for your regular study programme or electives.


There are no additional costs related to this programme.

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