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The master’s programme in Psychology focuses both on in-depth study of theory and on the acquisition of professional and research skills. This master’s programme offers the following specialisations:

See also MSc in Psychology (research)

Master Kick Off

At this day (late August for students starting in September / late January for students starting in February) your attendance is strongly advised.

During the Master Kick Off you will be handed important information on how to organise your studies at Leiden University. A representative of your specialisation will be present. You do not want to miss this!

Master Kick-Off


Please find below an overview of elective courses in the master's programme MSc in Psychology.
Please note that some electives can be followed by students of certain specialisations only. If there are prerequisite courses they will be stated in the section ‘Entry requirements'

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Child Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 5
Motivation, Power and Leadership 5
Adult and Old-Age Clinical Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment 5
Applied Data Analysis 5
International Perspectives on Practicing School Psychology 5
Environmental Psychology 5
Statistical Mediation and Moderation 5
Trainers Course Communication Skills 10
Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 5
e-Health Interventions in Mental Health Care 5
fMRI Data and Statistics 5
Health Psychology in Practice 5
Innovations in eHealth Care 5
The Psychology of Economic Behaviour 5
Decision Making: Theory and Practice 5
Social Animals at Work 5
Transdiagnostic Approach of Eating Disorders 5