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Starting your Master's at the Institute of Education and Child Studies

You will start the Master's programme Education and Child Studies or the Research Master’s programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies in the week of 6 February 2023. Welcome! Below you will find all the information you need to get off to a good start. Read everything carefully so that you are well prepared for your new training.

All classes will take place on campus of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

If you have received your unconditional Admission Statement, you are admitted to the Master’s programme. You took steps to register in Studielink, paid the tuition fee and now you can start the Master’s programme. In most cases your registration is finalized at Leiden University before 1 February 2023. You can check to determine whether your registration is complete.

International students will be invited for an individual appointment with their study adviser.

This outline shows the structure of the different specialisations in English of the Master'sProgramme in Education and Child Studies. This is the outline of the Research Master's Programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies. Please note that for you the Master starts with the courses in semester 2 (bloc 3 and bloc 4).

In the online Prospectus each course is described extensively. You will find information about the content, the learning outcomes, the instruction form, the requirements for passing and the literature.

Information about the course literature can be found in the online Prospectus. Bear in mind that changes can be made in the reading list. These changes will be announced at least five weeks before the course begins.

In addition, each course has its own module with more information in the digital learning environment Brightspace. Books can be ordered at any (academic) bookstore. Order your books in time. Delivery times sometimes mount up to two weeks.

Readers can be ordered via webshop ReaderOnline.


The digital timetable 2022-2023 of all courses can be found in MyTimetable. Any changes will be announced here, so check the timetable regularly.

ULCN stands for ‘University Leiden Community Network’. When your registration at Leiden University is finalized you receive a letter with your personal ULCN-account and your password. You need these in order to be able to use uMail, Brightspace and uSis, the most important internet facilities for students.

uSis is the internet application in which personal information and study results of all students are registered. Elaborate information about uSis and uSis support is available on our website.

Students must register themselves for all course components (lectures, tutorials and practicals) they wish to follow. You can register via My Studymap up to five days prior to the start of the course.

You must register for the lectures, exams and any workgroups. By registering for the course, you are automatically registered for the Brightspace module. Those who are not registered for a course therefore have no access to the Brightspace module.

Don't forget to confirm your exam registrations in MyStudyMap!NB If the exam concerns a paper or a practical assignment, you do not need to register in My Studymap.

Carefully read all information about the procedures and deadlines for registering for courses and exams.

The Master's project (20 ECTS) is a mandatory part of all Master's specialisations of the Master Education and Child Studies. You will receive all information by email about the Master's projects on offer and how to register for a project. You do not need to register for the Master’s project in My Studymap.

On our website you'll find information about the Master’s project. You can download the Prospectus for Master’s project with detailed information about the Master’s project.

While writing your Master's thesis, you can make use of the Master Thesis Lab.

Each specialisation in the Master’s programme Education and Child Studies contains an internship. Contact persons per specialisation can be found in the course descriptions of the internship on the website of the Internship Bureau.

The Prospectus Master’s Internship contains information about the objectives of the internship, the preparation, implementation and support. This prospectus can also be found on the website of the Internship Bureau.

The Institute of Education and Child Studies publishes a Welcome brochure. Here you will find all kinds of information that can help you quickly find your way within the Institute of Education and Child Studies and the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Download the Welcome brochure Education and Child Studies ››


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