Deze opleiding

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In the Master's specialisation in Social and Economic Psychology you study behaviour in formal and informal groups, such as sports or work teams.

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typeonderzoek, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
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.

Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

Do you want to understand how people function in groups and organisations? You discover how people's thoughts, feelings and decisions are influenced by other people.
Reasons to choose Social and Economic Psychology at Leiden University
  • The Social and Economic department has a lot of very interesting research projects. You can possibly write your thesis or do an internship at one of these projects.
  • You have a lot of freedom within Social and Economic Psychology to choose the subjects you like most, for your internship, thesis and elective courses.
  • Theory and practice are closely related in this specialisation.
  • Examples from your daily life will be used in the coursework, which will make the discussions actual and relevant.
  • Because your knowledge as a Social and Economic Psychologist is relevant in nearly every work field, you can work for a lot of different organisations, in a wide variety of positions.


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opbouwFor an overview of the subjects offered by this programme in the current year, check out the e-Prospectus:
The master's specialisation Social and Economic Psychology consists of three main parts: the mandatory and elective courses, a thesis and an internship.
Intergroup Relations
5 EC
5 EC
Negotiation and Social Decision Making
5 EC
5 EC
Applied Data Analysis
5 EC
Master Thesis in MSc. Psychology onderzoek
20 EC
Internship Psychology stage
20 EC
Organisational Management
5 EC
5 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet30% zelfstudie
40% theorie
30% praktijk
case study, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, poster presentation, practicum, project, internship, tutorial, working group, self evaluation, self study
instruction modes
Lectures, work groups, research projects, Master's thesis, etc.
The objective of the Social and Organisational specialisation is to equip students with advanced training in research methods and professional skills that prepare them both for a career involving psychological research as well as for the application of scientific knowledge and methods in various professional settings.
The Leiden programme has a core curriculum that integrates social and organisational theory and practice. Building on this common body of knowledge, you can focus on different issues. You choose specific topics for your course assignments, thesis and internship, or you select specific elective courses, depending on your interests and ambitions. The staff of the Social and Organisational Psychology specialisation offer a wide range of topics, with the option to participate in flourishing research programmes on cultural diversity, leadership, economic decision-making and environmental behaviour.

study abroad
Psychology students can study abroad for a semester. So, if your heart is set on studying at partner universities in Boston, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Florence or Oslo, go ahead; it will give you another unique and unforgettable experience! It also improves your chances on the job market.
Leiden University has many exchange programmes with foreign universities in which important matters such as tuition fees, supervision and recognition of credits are already taken care of. This saves you time and money. Psychology master students can use the existing agreements to take courses abroad. These courses are extracurricular (you can't fill your elective space with courses abroad) and therefore, your master programme will take more than one year. You are allowed to do an internship or your thesis abroad.

honours-/excellence program Leiden Leadership Programme

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

Every student will need to start their application in Studielink. Afterwards, you will receive access to the online application portal of Leiden University.
Within approximately 24 hours after applying through Studielink, you will receive login details for the online application portal. The online application portal will give you further instructions. Applicants who need to apply for admission will need to upload certain documents.


aanvullende vakeisen
Students with a Bachelor in Psychology from Leiden University are directly eligible for admission, if at least the appropiate specialisation course is completed. Prospective students from other universities should have done advanced courses (at least 30 ec) on a third year Bachelor level on topics pertaining to this master specialisation.

In some cases (depending on your portfolio) it is required to take an additional entrance exam.

Prospective students should have sufficient knowledge of Methodology and Statistics (at least 20 EC): introductory and more advanced courses in methods and statistics of psychological research (including psychometrics, multivariate data analysis) and the use of SPSS.

They should also possess the skills, understanding and knowledge that are required for earning the bachelor's degree; more specifically knowledge on university level of the following topics:
◦Introduction to Psychology
◦Social and Organisational Psychology
◦Personality Psychology
◦Cognitive Psychology
◦Neuropsychology and/or Psychophysiology and/or Biopsychology
◦Clinical and Abnormal Psychology
◦Developmental and Educational Psychology
◦Theory or training in interpersonal skills, such as interview, counselling, discussion techniques
◦Theory or training in psycho diagnostics

Prospective students should have earned a Bachelor degree at a Research University (not at a University of Applied Sciences / Professional Education) or demonstrate the ability to meet the requirements for such a degree.

studie kosten
bron: Universiteit Leiden
bedrag kostenpost
€ 10000levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 100inschrijvingsgeldper jaar
€ 500studiematerialenper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld

estimated monthly costs

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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.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


1073 studenten volgen deze opleiding
79% daarvan is vrouw
98 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
84% daarvan is vrouw
27713 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
59% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


Labyrint is dé studievereniging voor psychologiestudenten in Leiden. De vereniging is na een fusie opgericht op 30 juni 1994 en heeft op het moment bijna 4000 leden. Naast het organiseren van studiegerelateerde activiteiten, is Labyrint er ook om het contact tussen de studenten te bevorderen.
Bovendien verkoopt Labyrint de studieboeken voor alle jaren van de studie psychologie. Als lid van Labyrint kun je zowel deelnemen aan de studiegerelateerde activiteiten, als aan de sociaalgerichte activiteiten.

Een goed voorbeeld daarvan is het eerstejaarsweekend, dat elk jaar in september rond een bepaald thema georganiseerd wordt. Dit weekend is voor de eerstejaars de ideale gelegenheid om medestudenten te leren kennen. Ouderejaars kunnen mee als begeleiding. De mensen die je tijdens dit weekend ontmoet, kun je terugzien op de Labyrintactiviteiten, waar je natuurlijk ook andere leden tegenkomt.

Daarnaast zijn er regelmatig goedbezochte themafeesten, waarop ook niet-psychologiestudenten welkom zijn. Tevens organiseert Labyrint een allejaarsweekend, een leuk weekend in binnen- of buitenland waar leden vanuit alle studiejaren aan deel kunnen nemen. Het is de ultieme gelegenheid om medestudenten van verschillende studiejaren te leren kennen. Ook is er elk jaar een reis van een week naar een buitenlandse bestemming, waar je zowel studiegerelateerde dingen doet als sociaalgerelateerde, culture en sportieve activiteiten.

Op kamers in Leiden

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


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1/6 Universiteit Leiden
(Research) Social and Economic Psychology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
98 eerstejaars
83% vrouw
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2/6 Universiteit Leiden
Psychology (Research)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/6 Universiteit Leiden
Clinical and Health Psychology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
85% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/6 Universiteit Leiden
Cognitive Neuroscience
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
85% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/6 Universiteit Leiden
Developmental Psychology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
85% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/6 Amsterdam UVA
Psychology (research MSc)
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
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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.

Psychology: (Research) Social and Economic Psychology aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 50 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.4 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The Social and Economic 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

Potentiële beroepen

marketing professional
organisational consultant
personnel manager
policy researcher
professional trainer
public health adviser
public relations officer
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