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This specialisation in the Master Education and Child Studies focusses on the neurocognitive and biological roots of learning, behaviour and emotions in children.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
The primary focus in the curriculum of the master specialisation Applied Neuroscience in Human Development is on how knowledge about brain functioning and stress regulation can contribute to educational practice, clinical work, family interventions, and – conversely – how these applications can contribute to optimal neurocognitive and biological functioning.

As a graduate you will have acquired knowledge and skills in:
  • The basics of the functional anatomy of the brain, the development of the brain and nervous system, and genetic and environmental factors influencing cognitive development and functioning;
  • Methods and instruments for measuring and studying the quality of the (central) nervous system, such as EEG, brain imaging techniques such as MRI, parameters of the arousal system such as heart rate and skin conductance, eye tracking, genetics and the hormone system;
  • Possibilities for prevention and intervention aimed at optimizing brain functioning and the regulation of thought, emotions and behaviour.

Deze opleiding heeft meerdere vormen :


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet65% zelfstudie
10% theorie
25% praktijk
computer exercise, group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, laboratory work, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, seminar, internship, tutorial, working group, self evaluation, self study
honours-/excellence program

The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is an honours programme of 15 ECs on top of the regular master's curriculum. The programme consists of training courses, seminars and a practical assignment.

Are you looking for an extra challenge in addition to your Leiden master's programme? Are you adventurous enough to look beyond the borders of your own master's programme? The Leiden Leadership Programme may be just what you are looking for. The programme gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills. You will follow seminars and courses, as well as carrying out a practical assignment for a company or organisation as part of a small, multidisciplinary team. Your lecturers will be leading academics and experienced professionals from the business sector.

Students can apply who have:

  • Good study results in the bachelor's programme;
  • The ambition and motivation to develop leadership qualities;
  • A broad and interdisciplinary span of interest.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2021
collegegeld nog niet bekend
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estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1218totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven


417 studenten volgen deze opleiding
95% daarvan is vrouw
9 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
89% daarvan is vrouw
27713 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
59% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Leiden

31058studenten studerend
12630studenten woonachtig   
€ 350gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Cynthia Mak
Testimonial Cynthia Mak

“The mystery of how the brain works!”

“I found it difficult to decide on a specific direction while I was doing my bachelor's, although I was more interested in a smaller specialisation, where you can stand out more on the job market. Applied Neuroscience is relatively new and it's only available in Leiden. That made it a good choice for me.

The Master's is made up of four modules, including a lot of neurology-related subjects, such as Learning, cognition & the brain, where you learn which areas of the brain are involved in learning processes...
Added to that, I started my internship early, working on an ERP research project. ERP means Event-Related Potential; it's a technique for measuring the difference in brain activity before and after different stimuli. In our study, students were asked to carry out a computer activity, and were given positive or negative feedback with a colour and a smiley The study showed that students' upbringing had an effect on how they responded to the stimuli. I used data from this study for my master's thesis on psychological control.

After graduating I wanted to carry on and do a PhD, but unfortunately I just missed being accepted. My current work isn't really related to my study, although I do enjoy it. But I would like to do more research at some point in the future.
There's such a lot still to be discovered about how the brain works, and researchers are making new discoveries all the time. Neuroscientific research can help us understand certain 'invisible' illnesses, which makes it highly socially relevant. This is a distinctive master's where you really have the chance to get involved in this kind of research. You're not so much concerned with how behaviour manifests itself, but with the neural basis for the behaviour. If you find that interesting, I can thoroughly recommend this specialisation to you.”

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Prof. Paul van den Broek
Testimonial Prof. Paul van den Broek

“I study how successful reading takes place, as well as where things go wrong. We are using fMRI and EEG, but also a relatively new technique, magnetoencephalography.”

“What goes wrong in the brain of a struggling reader? Despite considerable efforts by researchers, educators and policy-makers, many children struggle to learn to read...
Using behavioural and imaging techniques, I investigate the cognitive processes and the areas of the brain that are involved and connected when we are reading texts. We are using fMRI and EEG, but also a relatively new technique, magnetoencephalography (MEG).This measures the magnetic activity of the brain. One advantage of MEG is that it has very good temporal as well as good spatial resolution. Using this technique we can measure by the millisecond changes in the patterns of brain activity during reading.

Ideally, in the near future the results may inform diagnosis and intervention. Neurological investigation of learning-related activities is most developed in research into the specific disorder of dyslexia, but we will investigate what goes wrong in the brains of a much larger population, namely that of readers who struggle with comprehension.”

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Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
algemeen oordeel3.83.8
De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Education and Child Studies: Applied Neuroscience in Human Development aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 160 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.8 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

This specialisation will provide students with the basis required to grow into skilful researchers or clinicians who can carry out research, understand state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and models, and are familiar with evidence-based prevention programmes and interventions, all aimed at better understanding and improving the functioning of the central nervous system, as well as combating learning, behavioural and emotional problems.

Potentiële beroepen

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Study Advisors Education And Child Stu MSc

Study Advisors Education And Child Studies MSc

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