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Learning Problems and Impairments (international track)

12 months
Duration
19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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About

The Learning Problems and Impairments (international track) MSc programme at Leiden University and Impairments offers you a combination of theories about learning problems and impairments and intervention and prevention strategies from a developmental perspective.

Overview

More than 15% of all school age children have learning problems. They experience severe difficulties in learning one or more basic skills or fail to meet general requirements. Preschools and schools for primary and secondary education need professionals who can define the problems and find evidence based solutions.

During this Learning Problems and Impairments (international track) MSc programme at Leiden University you’ll learn to recognize and treat common learning problems such as dyslexia, hyperlexia and dyscalculia, as well as learning problems caused by ADHD, ADD, or speech and language disorders. The training focuses on the knowledge and skills required for research or teaching.

Why choose this specialisation?

The Learning Problems and Impairments programme is intended for you, if you wish to:

  • Acquire in depth knowledge about a socially crucial topic. School dropout and low literacy have serious economic consequences, and on a personal level learning problems cause suffering;
  • Familiarize yourself with learning processes in children aged 3 to 18, and the factors that may cause learning disabilities;
  • Learn about the promises of technology in home and educational contexts delivered via computers, tablets, smartphones or the Internet;
  • Design and test action plans;
  • Design and test interventions in order to close the gap between high and low achievers at an early stage.

Programme Structure

The programme of Learning Problems and Impairments consists of four substantive courses devoted to the following subjects:

  • Learning, cognition and the brain
  • Learning problems and impairments: research and practice
  • Learning and ongoing evaluation of learning
  • Learning and instruction

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Holders of one of the following degrees may be admitted to one of the specialisations of the programme:

  • a Bachelor’s degree Pedagogische Wetenschappen from Leiden University;
  • a research (i.e. not a professional) Bachelor’s degree programme in the field of Education and Child Studies, provided this programme contains (1) at least 20 ec in research methods and statistics of social and behavioral sciences and the use of data analyse software, and (2) at least 60 ec in Education and Child or Education and Child Studies relevant subjects.
  • Also admitted may be those who have successfully completed the Pre-master’s programme Pedagogische Wetenschappen (taught in Dutch) from Leiden University.

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.

Funding

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