M.Sc. On Campus

Social and Organisational Psychology

12 months
19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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At the Social and Organisational Psychology MSc programme at Leiden University you study behaviour in formal and informal groups, such as sports or work teams.


Do you want to understand how people function in groups and organisations? You discover how people’s thoughts, feelings and decisions are influenced by other people.

The Social and Organisational Psychology MSc programme at Leiden University has a core curriculum that integrates social and organisational theory and practice. Building on this common body of knowledge, you can focus on different issues. You will choose specific topics for your course assignments, thesis and internship, or select specific elective courses, depending on your interests and ambitions.

The staff of the Social and Organisational Psychology specialisation offer a wide range of topics, with the option to participate in flourishing research programmes on cultural diversity, leadership, economic decision-making and environmental behaviour.

Reasons to choose Social and Organisational Psychology at Leiden University

  • The Social and Organisational department has a lot of very interesting research projects. You can possibly write your thesis or do an internship at one of these projects.
  • You have a lot of freedom within Social and Organisational Psychology to choose the subjects you like most, for your internship, thesis and elective courses.
  • Theory and practise are closely related in this specialisation.
  • Examples from your daily life will be used in the coursework, which will make the discussions actual and relevant.
  • Because your knowledge as a Social and Organisational Psychologist is relevant in nearly every workfield, you can work for a lot of different organisations, in a wide variety of functions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intergroup Relations
  • Negotiation and Social Decision Making
  • Organisational Management
  • Applied Data Analysis
  • Trainers Course Communication Skills
  • Motivation, Power and Leadership
  • Environmental Psychology

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.


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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