Master’s programme

Your Leiden bachelor degree will allow you access to our professional one-year master’s programme to specialise further in the area of your choice. A clinical specialisation with an internship in a Dutch health organisation will usually take one and a half years. You can only do one master’s specialisation. The language of instruction in all our master’s courses in Psychology is English. In addition to deepening your understanding of a specific area of research, you will also be writing a master’s thesis.

Ten professional master’s specialisations

Ten master’s specialisations in Psychology in Leiden


Master’s student Niek van Droffelaar: ‘I am doing an internship at Heineken International in Amsterdam. Many things from my master’s Economic and Consumer Psychology come in useful here, things I can apply directly here in the company. People ask me: ‘what would a psychologist think of this.’

Four research master’s specialisations

If you are particularly interested in scientific research and you have a talent for it, you can apply for the two-year research master’s programme. Our research master specialisations are:

Four research master’s specialisations in Psychology

If you are interested in doing a Master’s specialisation in Psychology, you’re welcome at the Master’s Open Day at the 10th of November 2017!

Your future

Where you end up depends on the direction you have chosen in your study, and your own interests and skills. That is why it’s smart to already ask yourself during your studies what kind of job you would eventually like.
Career prospects