M.Sc. On Campus

Child and Adolescent Psychology

12 months
19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Child and Adolescent Psychology MSc programme at Leiden University offers intensive studies in developmental psychopathology.


The mission of the Child and Adolescent Psychology MSc programme at Leiden University is to facilitate children’s and adolescents’ optimal development. We do this by empowering students to then empower young people to successfully negotiate the hurdles inherent to development. This requires accounting for the young person’s family and school contexts and the other contexts in which they live (e.g., culture and free time). 

The programme offers intensive courses in understanding, assessing, and treating the wide range of psychological and educational difficulties that may be experienced by young people.

Students can orient their study programme towards work with young people in clinical and/or educational settings. 

Reasons to choose Child and Adolescent Psychology at Leiden University

  • You will receive personal guidance within the master specialisation and you will have a mentor who will help you with choices and progress.
  • You will acquire sound knowledge, but you will also be trained in practical skills in the intensive courses that we offer. 
  • If you finish this master specialisation succesfully, you will be able to investigate, treat and make a connection with children with psychological and educational issues. Besides, you are also an expert in the field of normal development of children and youngsters; which makes you part of a dynamic group who holds our future in their hands. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Psychodiagnostics in Children and Adolescent
  • Behaviour Training with Children
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Young People

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Prospective students should:

  • have earned a Bachelor degree in Psychology 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, 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

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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