Which master's? Spoilt for choice!
On Friday 10 November, Leiden University welcomed curious students from all corners of the world to the Master's Open Day. One thing is clear: students look carefully at all the options and don't make snap decisions.
Some 3,000 visitors attended one or more presentations to find out about master's programmes they are considering following. To help them make the right choice, master's students, study advisers and alumni discussed the options with prospective students during Meet & Greet sessions. What did students visiting the Master's Day have to say?
Samantha from Leiden
Samantha is a third-year student of teacher training in Leiden. 'I'm comparing a few master's programmes. I was almost certain of Education and Child Studies, but when I looked at the website prior to the Master’s Open Day, I saw a few other specialisations that seem interesting, like Learning Problems and Impairments. I want to know more about that now. For example, how the different directions within Education and Child Studies influence your work area and what the future perspectives are of the other specialisations. '
Umama from India
Umama has already decided that she wants to apply for a master’s at Leiden University. She only has to decide which master’s programme suits her best. 'For example, I’m comparing Child & Adolescent Psychology and Clinical Psychology. Future prospects are important for me: in which of these fields can I really make a difference? And I particularly want to know about the fields where it’s not essential to speak fluent Dutch? '
Tommie from The Hague
Tommie visited the Master's Open Day to compare Political Science and Public Administration. 'At the moment I am following European Studies at the Haagse Hogeschool and I am especially curious about how I can make the transition to a master’s programme. Right now I’m inclined more towards Political Science, but that’s because I’ve just been to a presentation about Political Science. I think I'll go to The Hague for Public Administration right away!'
Missed the Master's Day?
Did you miss the Master's Day? Block 16 March 2018 in your diary for the next Master's Day. See you then!