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Health, Medical and Neuropsychology


Here you find the curriculum of the master programmes of Health, Medical and Neuropsychology.

Within the MSc programmes there are different specialisations, each with their own educational programme.

MSc in Psychology

MSc in Psychology (research)

PhD Degree

The highest degree awarded in the Netherlands is that of Doctor (PhD). Earning a PhD at Leiden takes about four years of study and consists of independent and original research under the supervision of a professor. If you intend to pursue a doctorate at Leiden University, you can either respond to an advertisement or, if there are no suitable openings, approach a full professor with a research proposal. It is also possible to enter the PhD programme on the basis of self-obtained grants. If the individual is accepted, he or she usually receives a paid appointment as a research assistant.

Graduate schools

In general, PhD training is executed in local graduate schools and in cross-boundary research schools. Research Schools are centres of high quality research, where researchers from different universities and non-academic institutes collaborate, and where special attention is paid to the training of researchers to PhD level.

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