Education and Child Studies, M.Sc. | Leiden University | Leiden, Netherlands
12 months
19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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At the Education and Child Studies MSc programme offered by Leiden University students can choose a specialisation in one of the sub disciplines of Education and Child Studies. All specialisations prioritize the students’ academic education.

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The Education and Child Studies MSc programme offered by Leiden University is an academic programme that focuses on the link between theory, research and practice. Students are taught to seek evidence based solutions to problems occurring in child rearing and education. Students choose a specialisation from the start. 

All specialisations have one course in common, a course on the practice of empirical research. The rest of the year is spent deepening the students’ scientific knowledge in the field of their choice, doing an internship and completing a master’s project in which students carry out their own research and prepare a written report of their research project.

Career prospects

The knowledge and skills you will acquire will qualify you for many different jobs. Possible careers include: researcher of learning, behavioural and emotional problems in children, or designer of prevention and intervention programmes.

Programme Structure

  • Applied Neuroscience in Human Development 
  • Parenting and Child Development
  • Digital Media in Human Development 
  • Educational Science 
  • Learning Problems and Impairments (international track)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, Dutch
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

A research (i.e. not a professional) Bachelor’s degree programme in the field of Education and Child Studies or a relevant degree, provided

  • this programme contains at least 20 ec in research methods and statistics of social and behavioral sciences and the use of data analysis software and in addition at least 60 ec in relevant subjects;
  • the candidate has demonstrable affinity with an area of research in the Research Master’s programme, as evidenced by a BA-thesis relating to that area (please, send a copy together with your application);
  • a high grade for the BA-thesis (7,5 or higher). Also required are a motivation letter, a CV and two letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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