Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences brings together high-quality research and outstanding teaching in the disciplines of cultural anthropology, education and child studies, political science, psychology, science and technology studies, as well as in multidisciplinary approaches .

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (31)
Medicine & Health (11)
Education & Training (10)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Business & Management (4)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Humanities (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Law (2)



In the Bachelor’s degree phase, the Faculty ensures that students acquire a firm scientific grounding that prepares them for leading positions in a complex society.

The Faculty’s Graduate School offers 4 taught Master’s programmes, 3 research Master’s programmes, and 4 PhD programmes.


The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is a centre of outstanding and internationally competitive research in the social and behavioural sciences.

The foundations of the research lie in a strong socio-scientific, multi-methodological approach. Mono-disciplinary research within the Institutes is the cornerstone of the first-rate research within the Faculty.

In addition, multi-disciplinary research is developing at a rapid rate and is an important pillar for the future, with enormous benefits for both science and society.

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Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands

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