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Psychology (research)

The master’s programme in 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:

See also MSc in Psychology

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Master’s Registration Day (MRD)

At this day (late August for students starting in September / late January for students starting in February) the attendance of first year master’s students in Psychology is required. Master’s course registration

Electives

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'.

Furthermore, 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).

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Electives MSc in Psychology

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
Negotiation and Social Decision Making 5
International Perspectives on Practicing School Psychology 5
Environmental Psychology 5
Statistical Mediation and Moderation 5
Trainers Course Communication Skills 10
Organisational Management 5
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

Profile Brain and Cognition

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

Students can also choose to follow an elective course in the master's programme MSc in Psychology (See Electives).

Profile Brain and Cognition

Access

For the courses listed below, research-master students are exempt from the normal requirement to ask approval from the Board of Examiners of the Institute of Psychology to take elective courses from other master’s programmes.

Students who wish to take one or more of these elective courses are advised to discuss this with their mentor. The next step is to contact the course coordinator to request admission to the course. Admission requests will typically be considered on an individual basis and take into account whether there is sufficient space and whether the student has sufficient prior knowledge to successfully complete the course.

Note

The research master course schedule has not been adjusted to the timetables of these elective courses. Students are responsible for verifying whether a course fits into their schedule of compulsory coursework. Enrolment in these elective courses is not possible in uSis; students should enrol according to the customs and rules of the institute that offers the course. Do not forget to submit a petition as soon as you have completed a course in order to change your academic requirements.

Email a request for elective courses offered by Biomedical Sciences

Students who would like to take part in one of the elective courses offered by Biomedical Sciences should email a request to enrol to masterbw-courses@lumc.nl. They need to confirm that they meet the admission requirements for this course, which are indicated (if there are any) in the e-Prospectus. There is a strict limit to the number of students who may enrol in these courses, and students of the master in Biomedical Sciences have priority. If the student is admissible to the course, he will be placed on a waitlist. If there are sufficient spaces, the student administration will enrol the student on uSis and email the student further information about the course. Be aware that admission to the course can only be granted 1-2 months before the start of the course.

Electives on offer for students with profile Brain and Cognition

From Master programme Education and Child Studies
Learning, Cognition and the Brain
Attachment and Developmental Psychopathology: theory, research, and clinical applications
Neuroscience (clinical assessment and treatment)
Child Abuse and Neglect: neurobiological aspects and intervention
Developmental Clinical Neuroscience

From Master programme Linguistics
Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

From Master programme Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Pharmacology
Imaging in Neurosciences
Translational Neurogenetics

From Master programme Computer Science
Evolutionary Algorithms
Neural Networks
Bio-modeling and Petri Nets
Bayesian Networks

Master’s programme Philosophy of Psychology
Research master students who have relevant background knowledge in philosophy may contact the course coordinator to request admission to this course. Admission requests will be considered on an individual basis. Philosophy of Mind (Dutch only)