Deze opleiding

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This two-year research programme is designed to teach students high-quality research skills in Child and Education Studies. It offers a solid base for either an academic or a professional career.

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typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
Graduates are able to design, conduct and evaluate applied scientific research, and can make the link between (clinical) practice and science.

The programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies is designed to serve as preparatory training for a PhD position. The programme also offers the opportunity to specialise in the field of social work and youth care, which meets society's need for academics who are trained in evidence based clinical assessment and treatment for children and families with psychological problems

The research master is a small scale programme, with an average of fifteen students each year.
At the beginning of the programme, you are allocated a supervisor – one of the professors – and a day-to-day mentor. While writing your thesis, you make a contribution to one of our research programmes, working closely with your supervisor and mentor within that research.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet25% zelfstudie
15% theorie
60% praktijk
case study, computer exercise, group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, laboratory work, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, seminar, working group, self study
The aim of this programme is:
  • to acquire skills in conducting scientific research with respect to major issues in educational sciences and child studies;
  • to be able to make a contribution through research to the development of theory or to the improvement of pedagogical and educational practices.

The programme prepares students for PhD programmes or positions in the public and private sector in which advanced research skills and substantial practical research experience are required.
You follow four subject specific courses:

  1. Learning, Cognition and the Brain
  2. Attachment and Developmental Psychopathology
  3. Developmental Clinical Neuroscience
  4. Recent Advances in Developmental Psychopathology

In addition, you follow five courses in research methods and statistics:
  1. Conducting and Evaluating Empirical Research
  2. Methods and Instruments in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
  3. Test Theory and Scale Development
  4. Applied Multivariate Data Analysis 1 & 2

In your electives, you can choose your own emphasis and can, if you wish, obtain the NVO Registratie Basis-Orthopedagoog.

Internship and thesis
The second year of the research master's programme is mainly devoted to the research internship and your thesis. You conduct a research yourself as part of one of the research programmes of the Institute of Education and Child Studies. The thesis is written as an article which, in terms of its level, would be ready for submission to a refereed international scientific journal.

Toelating en kosten


1 februari 2021

aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 2143 (€1072 in het eerste jaar)
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18300

1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2021
collegegeld nog niet bekend
inbegrepen in collegegeld

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


27 studenten volgen deze opleiding
100% daarvan is vrouw
1 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
100% 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

Prof. Vedder
Testimonial Prof. Vedder

“In situations with cultural tensions, education is put to the test.”

“Both everyday child rearing and learning, as well as research into these practices become particularly exciting and challenging when we encounter problems. It is then that our knowledge about normal upbringing and learning are put to the test, and that we are forced
to explore solutions.

My research focuses on the education of immigrant children. All kinds of knowledge and rules which work well for Dutch children may not be effective for children from other cultures...
If success is to be assured, support is needed, also from research. Together with my students, I try to see what problems educators and
children are faced with in multicultural settings. An example is the 'Talent Centre', a joint venture between my research group and a large multicultural secondary school in The Hague. We support the school and parents to develop students' talents.

We also stimulate our own students to acquire intercultural competencies. An important challenge in this respect is the opportunity to carry out research abroad. Educational Sciences in Leiden is a study which has an excellent international reputation, rooted in a high quality research programme and a stimulating research environment.”

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Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
algemeen oordeel3.53.5
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.

Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies (Research) aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 13 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.5 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Where do our master's graduates continue their careers? More than a third of them obtain a PhD position, while a quarter of them work as lecturers and/or researchers in higher education. About 30% are appointed as educationalists or remedial educationalists in positions where they apply their acquired scientific knowledge and analytical skills in (clinical) practice, in the area of either prevention or intervention.

Potentiële beroepen

beleidsmedewerker onderwijs
directeur basisschool
docent onderwijskunde
hoofd afdeling welzijn, onderwijs en burgerzaken
hoogleraar pedagogiek
rector school voor voortgezet onderwijs
universitair (hoofd)docent pedagogiek
bron: UWV


Studielijn Universiteit Leiden
T: +31 (071)5271111
Jacquy Bouwer (

Study advisor

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