The MSc Psychology (research) is a two-year programme that is focused on acquiring research skills in a particular field of psychology. Students choose one out of four tracks within the research master’s programme. All students, irrespective of their track, receive advanced training in methodology specific for psychological research and in scientific writing and presentation. Students may choose relevant courses offered within the Institute of Psychology as electives. If this concerns a compulsory course offered in another research master track or master specialisation, students should always contact the course coordinator in a timely manner to request participation. Students who wish to gain more specialised knowledge of cognitive and brain sciences may choose from a wide range of elective courses offered in other master’s programmes at Leiden University (See profile Brain and Cognition).
This master’s programme offers the following tracks:
- Clinical and Health Psychology
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Developmental Psychology
- Social and Organisational Psychology