About this course
Psychology plays a role in every aspect of life and society: in the mental health and well-being of people, in education, in recruitment for businesses, in the prevention of accidents, in sports and leisure, in economics and consumer trends, and in the resolution of conflicts between people and countries.
Psychologists are interested in the interplay between emotions and cognition that lies at the basis of the decisions people make. They study people’s behaviour and perceptions in a scientific manner, using a variety of methodologies.
- Level of education should be comparable to the Dutch VWO (pre-university/high-school) level, and include mathematics.
- Mathematics: the level of mathematics that required is pre-university level. This means a VWO diploma (all profiles), an IB diploma (all levels of maths), or (academic) A-levels with mathematics at AS or A level (mathematics at GCSE level is generally not enough).
- For other diplomas, the general rule is that the final exams would have included mathematics.
Level of English proficiency
- The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), academic module. Minimum score of 6.5.
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores are 570 (paper-based) / 230 (computer-based) / 90 (internet based). Original test results should be sent directly by the Educational Testing Service. The TOEFL institution code for Leiden University is 0504.
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE: Grade A, B, or C) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).