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Psychology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #70 (WUR) Leiden, Netherlands
Psychology plays a role in every aspect of life and society. It’s a subject for people who are interested in understanding why we behave the way we do. At Leiden University we offer a bachelor degree in Psychology. 
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Overview

Would you like to know why a conflict arises among your friends or why your grandmother with Alzheimer's keeps forgetting who you are? Why do we behave differently when we're in a group? What can we do about depression? These are questions psychologists try to find answers to. And the best thing is, most psychological topics are applicable to your own life.Are you fascinated by human behaviour? Do you always wonder what's behind your first impression of someone? Then studying Psychology at the Leiden University may be just the right choice for you!

We offer our students a broad orientation on psychology in the three-year programme as we cover the basics and all subdisciplines. We offer a bachelor in Psychology in Dutch and English.

You are aware that psychology is a science and you have an inquisitive and open mind. You do not take opinions for granted just because they sound plausible and are held by a large group of people. You enjoy studying and reading about all aspects of psychology. You are looking forward to becoming a psychologist: a person who looks at things scientifically and from a distance; is observant and a good listener; is able to think systematically and reason logically.

The bachelor Psychology offers a broad academic development, with knowledge of several subdisciplines, such as clinical (neuro)psychology, developmental psychology, social and organisational psychology, economic and consumer psychology, cognitive psychology and health psychology.

What do you need to be able to study Psychology?

  • You are no doubt interested in people’s behaviour, but you also need to be aware that Psychology is a science. This means you will be trained to look at things from different perspectives and be as objective as possible.
  • You are aware that psychology is a science and you have an inquisitive and open mind. 
  • You do not take opinions for granted just because they sound plausible and are held by a large group of people.
  • You enjoy studying and reading about all aspects of psychology. You are looking forward to becoming a psychologist: a person who looks at things scientifically and from a distance; is observant and a good listener; is able to think systematically and reason logically.
  • You have it in you to think systematically and analytically, and to reason clearly. Psychology is a fitting field for people with inquisitive minds.
  • A feeling for language helps as you will need to understand, speak and write in English.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • You begin with a coherent overview of the entire field of psychology. Next, you will obtain deeper knowledge of and insight into the various subdisciplines.
  • You will focus on the practical professional skills of a psychologist, such as diagnostics, interview techniques and data analysis. You will be able to follow in-depth, specialisation courses in some of the subdisciplines for the master’s specialisation of your choice. We help you to make your choice and to prepare for the job-market in the course Perspective on Career Planning.
  • You will probably have a fair idea of what you want to do in the future. You may want to get a master’s degree in one of the subdisciplines of psychology or prepare for a job. The third year allows you to choose courses that help you on your way. If you plan your courses carefully, you may also spend a semester studying abroad. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Valid passport or European ID card
  • Dutch residence permit (if applicable)
  • CV (résumé)
  • Diplomas and transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11800 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leiden

  • 850 - 1250 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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