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Compulsory courses

The Art of Applying Psychology 5
Human Potential: Theory 5
Human Potential: Application 5
Human Computer Interaction (Psychology) 5
Decision Making: Theory and Practice 5
Internship Psychology 10 / 20
Master Thesis in MSc. Psychology 20

One elective course of 5 EC

Choose one from the elective courses

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This is a specialisation of the master’s programme of Psychology. The aim of this specialisation is to provide students with a maximum of hands-on experience and with all the practical and intellectual skills necessary to apply psychological knowledge to real-life problems in working environments and organizations. The skills acquired in this programme will be broadly applicable and valuable for a whole range of academic, governmental, industrial, or health-related settings, but also for research assistantships and PhD studies in applied areas. The main emphasis is on translating theory into practice. Apart from practical, and methodological courses, students will work in a team on a field project (internship) throughout a major part of the year. Visit our Masters In Leiden page for more information about Applied Cognitive Psychology.

Additional information


The curriculum of 60 EC offers a variety of courses and a supervised field project that can be combined with the master thesis. The specialization consists of:

  • mandatory courses (25 EC)

  • thesis (20 EC)

  • internship (10 EC)

  • one elective course (5 EC).


Choose one from the elective courses

Additional information

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