M.Sc. On Campus

Social and Economic Psychology (research)

24 months
19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Social and Economic Psychology (research) MSc programme at Leiden University offers in-depth knowledge of a broad range of theories and research domains in this area, all concerning the way people’s social environment influences thoughts, feelings, and behaviour.


What does this master's programme entail?

The main aim of this Social and Economic Psychology (research) MSc programme at Leiden University is to provide a broad overview of classic and more recent approaches. You will be trained to integrate different perspectives and findings, in order to develop novel research questions. Through written assignments and discussions and presentations in small groups you will practice developing theory-driven analyses of a range of issues in social and organisational psychology, and learn how to examine these with advanced research methods.

Reasons to choose Social and Economic Psychology at Leiden University

  • A Research Master's degree will give you a great perspective on a future in research within the public or private sector.
  • A Research Master's degree is the perfect way to preare for a PhD programme.
  • Because only the most talented and motivated students will be admitted to the Research Master's track, you will be guaranteed to be challenged during your studies.
  • Because the Research Master is a two-year academic programme, you really have the possibility to delve deep into Psychological theories about the subjects that interest you the most. This is also a great way to develop your research skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Writing
  • Designing an Empirical Study
  • Experimentation: Programming Psychological Experiments
  • Experimentation: Neuroscientific Research Methods
  • Social Judgment and Decision Making
  • Behavioural Economic Insights
  • Improving Intergroup Perceptions
  • Neuro-economics of Conflict and Cooperation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Prospective students should:

  • have earned the degree of Bachelor in Psychology at a Research University (not at a University of Applied Sciences / Professional Education), or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree, and; 
  • have a high grade for the bachelor thesis and a high average grade for coursework (7.5 or higher or ranking among the top 20 per cent of your class), and;
  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 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.


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