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What will I learn?

The main aim of this specialisation is to provide a broad overview of classic and more recent approaches. You will be trained to integrate different perspectives and findings, in order to develop novel research questions. Through written assignments and discussions and presentations in small groups you will practice developing theory-driven analyses of a range of issues in social and organisational psychology, and learn how to examine these with advanced research methods.

The one-year programme has a core curriculum that integrates social and organisational theory and practice. Building on this common body of knowledge, you have the option to focus on various issues. You will choose specific topics for your course assignments, thesis and internship, or select specific elective courses, depending on your interests and ambitions.

The staff offer a wide range of topics, with the option to participate in research programmes on cultural diversity, leadership, economic decision-making and environmental behaviour.

Curriculum

The one-year programme has a core curriculum that integrates social and organisational theory and practice. Building on this common body of knowledge, you have the option to focus on different issues. You will choose specific topics for your course assignments, thesis and internship, or select specific elective courses, depending on your interests and ambitions. The staff offer a wide range of topics, with the option to participate in research programmes on cultural diversity, leadership, economic decision-making and environmental behaviour.

We offer a very diverse programme that takes you through all the indispensable elements of Social and Organisational Psychology. The specialisation consists of:

  • A master thesis (20 EC)
  • Internship (10 EC)
  • 4 mandatory courses (20 EC)
  • 2 elective courses (10 EC)

Career prospects

The Social and Organisational Psychology specialisation trains students for a range of positions in public or private organisations, including:

  • Policy researcher
  • Professional trainer
  • Organisational consultant
  • Marketing professional
  • Public relations officer
  • Personnel manager
  • Mediator
  • Public health adviser, etc

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
€17,716.00 (14,47,386) per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Leiden University

Rapenburg 70,

LEIDEN,

Zuid-Holland,

2311, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need a BA or BSc degree (or equivalent) to be admitted to any of Leiden University’s master’s programmes. English-language proficiency: IELTS - 6.0; Toefl (internet based): 80 (component score: 20); Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE), or C1 Advanced (CAE): Cambridge component score of 169.

For international students

  • A copy of a valid passport or ID card
  • A copy of a Dutch residence permit (if applicable)
  • CV (résumé)
  • Language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts
  • Letter of motivation

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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