School Psychology

The mission of this new master specialisation in School Psychology is to create positive learning environments to support talent development and potential for learning in all students regardless of their initial intellectual level and mental health problems.

Why choose this specialisation at Leiden University?

Leiden University is the only Dutch university that offers a full master’s specialisation in School Psychology. A unique feature of our programme is the mix of a focus on supporting all school pupils to do well academically and emotionally as well as a focus on youths with special needs (e.g., behavior or learning difficulties). It provides a broad perspective on how to create a generally stimulating learning environment for all students including those with special needs.

This new master’s specialisation responds to and prepares our students for a number of recent changes in the care for children and adolescents: legislation concerning Inclusive Education (‘Wet op Passend Onderwijs’) and Youth Care (‘Jeugdwet’). One of the consequences of this new legislation is that schools are responsible for an optimal development of all students, including those with special needs. It is to be expected that schools (primary and secondary) will consult or hire more specialists, such as school psychologists, in order to meet the criteria for inclusive education, for teacher training, and for developing school policy.

Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: Psychology
  • 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

Student Ambassador

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Hi future Master students!

A quick introduction about myself. My name is Marjolein Mulder; I am 22 years old, and was born and raised in the South West of the Netherlands. Earlier this year I became the student ambassador for Master students in Psychology at Leiden University.

After completing my Bachelors’ degree in Psychology at Leiden and travelling in Portugal, Thailand and Australia, I returned to begin my Master’s degree in Economic and Consumer Psychology. While I am very happy with the choice I made, leading up to the decision I experienced the inevitable stress about which particular Master’s degree I wanted to pursue.

To help ease the stresses of choosing the right Master’s degree, we introduce the ‘Student for a Day’ activity for you! As a student ambassador, I will easily connect you to a Master student that is currently following the Master’s specialization of your interest. After drinking a coffee together, you will attend an lecture pertaining to this specialization. This is a unique and ideal way for you to get all your questions about the programme in Leiden answered. It is our hope that this brings you that bit closer to making a well informed choice that suits you best!

If you would like to stay informed about the upcoming ‘Student for a Day’ activities, check this link. If you want to know more, please do not hesitate to send me an email or chat to me when you see me around at the faculty.

I hope to see you at one of the Student for a Day activities!

Cheers, Marjolein

Student ambassador Master Psychology
ambassador.mscpsy@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

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