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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. They need to confirm that they meet the admission requirements for this course, which are indicated (if there are any) in the 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
From Master programme Linguistics
From Master programme Biomedical Sciences
From Master programme Computer Science
Biomodeling and Reinforcement Learning are new. They replace the former course Neural Networks.
From Master programme Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences
Master’s programme Philosophy of Psychology
- Philosophy of Mind (Dutch only)
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.