instituteUniversiteit Leiden
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
program typeregular
program formfull-time
program duration12 months
credits (ECTS)60 EC
numerus fixusnone
application no66604

Psychology: Social and Organisational Psychology

In this specialisation you will study behaviour in formal and informal groups, which will give you insight into how people's thoughts, feelings and decisions are influenced by other people.

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.


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Studenten & Studentenleven

living in Leiden

28501no. students
12089no. resident student   
€ 328avg. room price
room affordability
17 m2avg. room size
room availability

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number of students

890 students follow this program
79% of which is female
82 freshmen started in 2013
77% of which is female
23007 students at the Universiteit Leiden
60% of which is female
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living in Leiden

28501no. students
12089no. resident student   
€ 328avg. room price
room affordability
17 m2avg. room size
room availability

bron: NSE 2014



instruction language100% en
teaching types
modes of instruction
contact hours

evening educationn.v.t.
distance learningn.v.t.


For an overview of the subjects offered by this programme in the current year, check out the e-Prospectus: The subjects can vary from year to year.
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Een Honours Programme is een aanvullend programma voor gemotiveerde en talentvolle studenten.

Er wordt extra inzet van de student verwacht bovenop de reguliere studielast. Studenten worden voor het programma geselecteerd op basis van behaalde studieresultaten en motivatie.

honours programme "Leiden Leadership Programme"

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Admission and costs

Program start and application deadlines

1 February 2016admission deadline : 15 October 2015 (NonEU)
1 September 2016admission deadline : 1 April 2016 (NonEU)

application requirements

language requirements
Cambridge Professional English    C2
IELTS overall band    7
TOEFL paper based    600
TOEFL computer based    250
TOEFL internet based    100
knowledge minimumEnough knowledge of methodology and statistics. See website for details.

previous educationBSc degree in Psychology or a relevant field (see website

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Usually you will pay the institutional or non-EU/EER tarif.
Simplified one can say:

  • statutory tarif is the regular tarif for students from inside the EU/EER.
  • institutional tarif is for students who already hold a bachelor's or master's degree and want to start a second bachelor or a second master.
  • non-EU/EER tarief is for students from outside the EU/EER.

Please note:
Tuition fee is strongly dependant on your specific situation. Be sure to check the institute of your choice for a exact figure.

tuition fees

2015/16full-time   institutional tarif € 14600
full-time   non-EU/EER tarif € 16000
2016/17full-time   institutional tarifamount not yet definitive € 14700
full-time   non-EU/EER tarifamount not yet definitive € 16400

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unique characteristics

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NVAO geaccrediteerd

De kwaliteit van deze opleiding wordt getoets door: NVAO (nl)

This program has been accredited on 20 by the Dutch-Flamish Accreditation Organization (NVAO) and has received the following grades:

realized quality
program cohesion
required study effort
staff quality
staff size
study guidance
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