Student stories

Kimberley, bachelor’s in Psychology, Leiden University

‘I’ve always wanted to work with children, but because I did pre-university level at school, I started to study Psychology rather than doing a post academic teaching programme. From next year I’m hoping to combine the two by studying School Psychology. It’s a master’s that focuses on education, but from a psychology perspective. The information session made things a lot clearer. The lecturers used cases to show you what kind of social dilemmas you get involved in as a school psychologist. In this case it was absenteeism.’

Sammy, bachelor’s in Psychology, Leiden University

‘I’m in the second year of Psychology in Leiden so I’ve still got plenty of time to think about my master’s, but I want to know what the options are. Not only that, at some point in time I’ll have to decide what area I’m going to specialise in. I’m torn between Health and Medical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology and Methodology and Statistics in Psychology. Not everyone likes grappling with numbers, but I love it.’

Daniël, bachelor’s in Social Pedagogical Welfare, Amsterdam University

‘I’m studying Social Pedagogical Welfare at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences but next year I want to take on an academic programme. At the moment I’m tending towards Psychology or Child and Family Studies. What matters is that it’s a programme that focuses on the care of children. Why’s that important? Well, because you can give preventative help to children. With adults it’s mainly a case of limiting the problems, while with children you can nip problems in the bud early. Today I hope I’ll find out more about the compulsory bridging year before I can start studying at the university.’

Master details

  • Degree Master of Science in Psychology
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Start date September and February
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 66604

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