Research course (will run subject to approval)


Leiden University · Social and Behavioural Sciences
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements available at: Psychology (research)

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Psychology (research) Specialisations

The MSc in Psychology (Research) is a two-year programme that is focused on acquiring research skills in a particular field of psychology. The programme provides students with a rigorous training in the methodological and practical skills necessary to carry out scientific research on human behaviour. Students gain hands-on experience with how psychological theory can contribute to the analysis and solution of practical problems and how the application of existing theory guides further theoretical development. Students can specialise in the psychological subdiscipline of their choice, but are also trained in a broad multidiscipinary research approach.

Students can focus on one of the specialisations within the master’s programme:

  • Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social and Organisational Psychology

Students who wish to expand their expertise in the domain of Brain and Cognition can choose from a wide range of elective courses offered within and outside the Institute of Psychology.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 1,951 (2015-2016)
International students
€ 16,000 (2015-2016)

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

International Studyline Team