M.Sc. On Campus

Methodology and Statistics in Psychology

12 months
19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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At this Methodology and Statistics in Psychology MSc programme at Leiden University you will learn to apply and understand the most up-to-date methods and statistics in psychological research. 


The objective of the Methodology and Statistics in Psychology MSc programme at Leiden University is to equip you with advanced training in research methods and professional skills. This will prepare you both for a career involving psychological research as well as for the application of scientific knowledge and methods in various professional settings.

The distinctive feature of the programme at Leiden is that the teaching is not restricted only to the theory of research. Within a scientist-practitioner model, these insights are always connected to their behavioural consequences and intervention issues.

Reasons to choose Methodology and Statistics in Psychology at Leiden University

  • With the master's specialisation Methodology and Statistics in Psychology you will have a great chance at finding a job; no one will be able to draw conclusions from data sets like you can.
  • You will be taught to think critically and creatively about analysing data, in a pragmatic, data-driven, non-linear fashion.
  • Because Methodology and Statistics is one of the smaller departments of Psychology, teachers and students will work together like a team.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Regression Modelling
  • Latent Variable Models
  • Statistical Learning and Prediction
  • R and Statistical Computing
  • Statistical Mediation and Moderation
  • fMRI Data and Statistics

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

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  • 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.


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