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Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies (Research)

Research Master Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies

Welcome to the Master’s Degree Programme (Research) in Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies. The programme takes two years. Upon completion graduates will possess the knowledge, skills and attitude listed below under Achievement levels. In each course description you will find which achievement levels are trained.

Achievement levels

The following achievement levels apply with regard to the programme:
1. A profound awareness of the role of education and learning for children’s and adolescents’ development and social participation;
2. A thorough understanding of the various theories and methodological approaches (data analysis techniques included) which are commonly used in the research programmes that are central to this research master;
3. The capacity to identify a theoretical framework suitable for addressing relevant problems and issues related to education and learning;
4. The capacity to apply various theoretical frameworks in conducting independently basic research in education and learning;
5. The ability of critically selecting, studying and analyzing literature relevant to the issues and problems presented by the curriculum and the connected research programmes;
6. The capacity to report independently about relevant research which is carried out according to current academic standards;
7. The ability to independently formulate, perform and assess scientific research at a level suitable to preparing scientific publications;
8. The ability to write scientific reports in English;
9. Advanced, up to date knowledge of quantitative en qualitative research methodology;
10. Profound knowledge of philosophy and ethics of social research;
11. The ability to engage in the international academic debate;
12. The fundamentals of research project management.

Graduates will also have given proof of professional conduct.

  1. In the context of diagnosis and treatment and in academic research situations, professional conduct will be assessed in the obligatory components of all Master’s degree specialisations in which relevant aspects of professional conduct can be observed, discussed and assessed.Professional conduct will be assessed on the basis of the student’s observable behaviour and reflection on this behaviour, with regard to the student’s future professional practice as an educationalist and to the NVO (Association of Educationalists in the Netherlands) professional code. This involves the following aspects: handling tasks/work, relating to others, relating to oneself, and the student’s reflection on these aspects. The assessment method is regulated by the Board of Examiners of the Institute of Education and Child Studies, and laid down in the Rules and Regulations.

Please refer to our website for the complete Course and Examination Regulations and for the Rules and Regulations 2016-2017

Registration for courses and exams

Please note that separate and timely registration in uSis is mandatory for lectures, seminars, exam and re-exam.

Timetable

You will find the complete timetable of the Research Master’s programme on our website. For the timetable per course please refer to the individual course descriptions.

More information

More information in English is available on our website

Please also visit our website for international students Starting your Masters at the Institute of Education and Child Studies

First Year

Electives
Courses totaling a study load of 15 ects must be chosen from the courses on offer in English in the Master’s programme Education and Child Studies (Leiden University). The additional requirements for Research Masterstudents in these courses are published in the E-prospectus. Courses on offer in Dutch in the Master’s programme Education and Child Studies may only be chosen if they are necessary to meet the requirements of the NVO-registration Basis-Orthopedagoog.
In addition students can choose (to a maximum of 15 ects) Mastercourses in English (level 500 or 600) on offer in Leiden University or in other universities (to be decided after consultation with the supervisor and upon approval of the Board of examiners).

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Conducting and evaluating empirical research 5
Developmental Clinical Neuroscience 5
Learning, cognition and the brain 5
Electives Research Master 20
Methods and instruments in cognitive and affective neuroscience 5
Attachment and developmental psychopathology: theory, research, and clinical applications 5
Recent advances in developmental psychopathology 5
Applied Multivariate Data Analysis (Spring)- Mini-Courses in Statistics 5
Test theory and scale development 5

Second Year

Electives
Courses totaling a study load of 15 ects must be chosen from the courses on offer in English in the Master’s programme Education and Child Studies (Leiden University). The additional requirements for Research Masterstudents in these courses are published in the E-prospectus. Courses on offer in Dutch in the Master’s programme Education and Child Studies may only be chosen if they are necessary to meet the requirements of the NVO-registration Basis-Orthopedagoog.
In addition students can choose (to a maximum of 15 ects) Mastercourses in English (level 500 or 600) on offer in Leiden University or in other universities (to be decided after consultation with the supervisor and upon approval of the Board of examiners).

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Electives Research Master 20
Applied Multivariate Data Analysis (Fall) - Education and Child Studies 5
Research internship and tutorials on writing a master thesis 45