In the schedule of the Research Master’s Degree Programme six electives are programmed: four (20 ects) in the first year and two (10 ects) in the second year.
Electives up to a minimum of 20 ects have to be chosen from the following courses offered by the Institute of Education and Child Studies:
- Family process and developmental psychopathology
- Diagnostiek en behandeling:inleiding **
- Klinische vaardigheden **
- Learning problems and impairments: research and practice
- Child abuse and neglect: neurobiological consequences and intervention
- or other courses offered in one of the specialisations of the Master’s Programme Education and Child Studies
Please note that the courses marked with ** are mandatory for students who obtained their Bachelor’s Degree Pedagogische Wetenschappen (specialisation Orthopedagogiek of Leerproblemen) at Leiden University and wish to qualify for the NVO-registratie Basis-Orthopedagoog. In addition also one of the five Clinical assessment and treatment specialisations is mandatory:
- Neuroscience (Clinical assessment and treatment) (5 ects)
- Jeugdhulpverlening (Diagnostiek en behandeling) (5 ects)
- Learning problems and impairments (Clinical assessment and treatment) (5 ects)
- Mensen met een verstandelijke beperking (Diagnostiek en behandeling) (5 ects)
- Autismespectrumstoornissen (Diagnostiek en behandeling) (5 ects)
Students who obtained the Bachelor’s Degree Pedagogische Wetenschappen (specialisatie Gezinspedagogiek) at Leiden University and wish to qualify for the NVO-registratie Basis-Orthopedagoog the following Mastercourses are mandatory:
- Preventie, family mediation en behandeling in de forensische context
- Forensische gezinspedagogiek: ontwikkelingspsyhopathologie en diagnostiek
- Child abuse and neglect
For all students pursuing the NVO-registratie Basis-Orthopedagoog special requirements also apply for the internship.
Electives up to a maximum of 10 ects may be chosen from courses (level 500 – 600) on offer in other Master’s Degree programmes at Leiden University or other universities (to be decided after consultation with the supervisor and upon approval of the Board of Examiners).