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Psychology: a comprehensive introduction

Language of Instruction

This minor is offered in English.

Course period

The courses in the 30 EC minor are offered over two semesters. Student will follow courses during the entire academic year (September - July).


This minor provides a representative and coherent overview of the entire discipline. It is representative because it constitutes a first acquaintance with the main currents and themes within psychology. It is coherent because it introduces students to the different psychological subdisciplines emphasizing their common elements.


  • For questions about the content of the courses, see the tab 'Courses' or contact the individual course coordinator for specific questions.

  • For questions about registration, see the tab 'Registration' or, for specific questions, contact the Students Services Centre

  • For questions about the Rules and Regulations, see the tab 'More Info' or contact the Psychology study adviser


When students opt to only take 15 EC of courses, the following courses should be included:

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Personality, Clinical and Health Psychology

  • Social and Organisational Psychology

Method of Instruction and Examination

See the individual course pages for details about learning objectives, mode of instruction, and assessment method. These may differ from what you are used to in your own study programme.

To arrange special examination accommodations, you must provide official documentation to the Psychology study adviser at least three weeks before the start of the examination period. This is also needed when you are already allowed these accommodations at your own study.

The registration for courses in the minor will be done by the Student Service Centre. This includes all classes, the final exam and resit.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Introduction to Psychology 5
Personality, Clinical and Health Psychology 5
Developmental and Educational Psychology 5
Social and Organisational Psychology 5
Psychology and Science 5
The Adolescent Brain 5


You can register for this minor in eduXchange. The period of registrations differs per type of student (see below) and is between 8 May and 15 July.

Maximum amount of participants: 25 students

Due to the limited amount of participants, students who apply for the full minor of 30 EC will be prioritised over students who apply for the 15 EC minor.

  • For students of Leiden University, see the minor page at the student website.

  • For students of TU Delft or Erasmus University: more information about the minor offers and registration can be found here.

  • For students from other universities: more information about minor offers, registration and placement can be found here.

After the application period is over, the Student Service Centre will registre students for the courses. This includes all classes, final exams and resit.

More info

The Board of Examiners of Psychology is authorised to examine this minor. This minor follows the Rules and Regulations of the Institute of Psychology. Students enrolled in this minor are expected to be familiar with and understand the implications of our Faculty and Study programme regulations.

Rooms in Pieter de la Court

In the building, the rooms are marked as follows:
The floor is marked as: S = basement, 1 = first floor, etc
This is followed by the letter A, B or C:

  • the left side of the building is A, which is the side of the restaurant

  • the right side of the building is B, which is the side of the library

  • the sides and rooms connected to the central hall are C

The last two numbers indicate the number of the room.