Psychologists are interested in the interplay between emotions and cognition that lies at the basis of the decisions people make. What is love? What happens when people form groups? What is the most effective type of leadership? Is intelligence innate or can it be trained? Why do people get depressed and what can you do about it? Psychologists study such questions in a systematic and scientific way. They explain people’s behaviour and perception based on their research findings.
At Leiden University …
- You get the whole picture of the Psychology Programme
- 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.
Is Psychology right for you?
Are you interested in people’s behaviour? Are you an observant and a good listener? Do you have a feeling for language? Are you able to think systematically and reason logically? As a psychologist you looks at things scientifically and from a distance.
The right choice for you?
If you are looking to become a fully trained psychologist, you can choose to continue with a Leiden master’s degree in Psychology. An internship is part of the master’s programme
A master’s degree allows you to find work in many different sectors because psychology touches on all areas of life. Our graduates find jobs in sectors such as health care, education, business and government. They typically work as a therapist, (school) counsellor, trainer, researcher, social worker, or consultant. If you would like to become a researcher you could follow the research master’s programme and then get your PhD while working in one of the research areas.