Are you fascinated by human behaviour? Do you always wonder what’s behind the first impression? Are you a good communicator, analytical and unafraid of statistics? Then studying Psychology may be just the right
choice for you.
The International Bachelor in Psychology in Leiden is a broad study with a strong focus on research. During your study in Leiden you will build a sound basis for your career as a psychologist. Your journey will introduce you to all the different subdisciplines in Psychology and you will have the opportunity to structure part of your study in a way that suits you. Intensive supervision will assist you in choosing your study and career path. Additionally, important skills for diagnostics, therapy and research are developed from the start.
Applied Cognitive Psychology
Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Economic and Consumer Psychology
Health and Medical Psychology
Social Psychology in Organisations
Methodology and Statistics in Psychology
Sarah van Wyke
‘My favorite course is Biopsychology and Neuropsychology. I like the fact that it is quite precise, you take a look at the brain and see how we think and what’s going on in the brain. It’s exciting that we know so much about the brain, but there is still a lot we don’t know. It offers opportunities for future researchers. I appreciate the opportunity here in Leiden to gain so much knowledge. After I graduate, I want to start my own practice as a therapist for children and parents in need of some psychological support.’
You can study abroad for a semester during your third year. Leiden University has a large number of partnership agreements with research universities around the world. Psychology students have access to more than 100 different study abroad agreements to study a semester at a partner university in or outside of Europe. Among the universities at which our students have studied in the past years are:
North America: McGill University, University of British Columbia (Canada), College of William and Mary and Ohio State University (USA).
Europe: Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Wien, Lund Universitet, Universidad de Granada, Koç Üniversitesi.
Asia: Chinese University of Hong Kong, Singapore Management University and University of Tokyo.
Africa: Stellenbosch University, University of Pretoria and American University in Cairo.
Oceania: University of Otago, Monash University and University of Melbourne.
Graduates of the Psychology programme usually carry on to complete a master’s programme in their specialisation, and Leiden University currently offers 14 options to continue your studies in Psychology. After further study, our alumni have embarked upon numerous career options:
The bachelor’s programme Psychology is a ‘numerus fixus’ programme. This means that only a limited number of places are available. Being admissible to the programme therefore does not guarantee placement.
A selection procedure will determine which students are qualified and motivated, and best match our programme. The selection will be based on your GPA (average grades) and an online assessment. During this assessment period you will be asked to read and analyse scientific information to see if you match our level of education. This is also a good way to see if the programme suits you.
Applications are submitted in Studielink.
The application deadline is 15 January 2024,
so make sure you are on time.
year programme, 180 ECTS
English-taught programme established
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