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September - February 


1 year



This programme focuses on psychological processes and the consequent effects on behaviour. The master’s programme has ten specialisations you can choose from:


  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Economic and Consumer Psychology
  • Methodology and Statistics in Psychology
  • Occupational Health Psychology
  • Social and Organisational Psychology

Maximum capacity and selection procedure apply to the following specialisations:

  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health and Medical Psychology
  • School Psychology


Job opportunities include being a psychologist in a medical centre, nursing home, psychiatric hospital or forensic clinic, school counsellor, lecturer/ researcher at a university, medical centre or research institute, human resources expert, marketing adviser, policy maker or adviser for government and municipal services.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

BSc in Psychology with advanced courses (at least 30 EC) at a third-year bachelor’s level on topics pertaining to the preferred master’s specialisation within the MSc in Psychology. A level of knowledge of statistics equivalent to the courses within the BSc in Psychology at Leiden University (at least 20 EC in statistics courses).

English proficiency**

IELTS: 6.5 where each separate constituent score must be at least 6.0 or 
TOEFL (internet-based): 90, where each separate constituent score must be at least 20.

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences 

1 & 2

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EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.