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

You will start the Master's program Education and Child Studies on February 1, 2022. 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.

We closely follow the government's Corona policy for higher education. As it stands now – early January – all education will be given online and all exams will be taken online. As soon as changes occur, we will inform you as soon as possible. Keep a close eye on the website and your university email.

If you have received your Unconditional Admission Statement, you are admitted to the Master’s programme. You took steps to register in Studielink. You paid the tuition fee and now you can start the Master’s programme. In most cases your registration is finalized at Leiden University before February 1st 2022. 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’s programme in Education and Child Studies. For you, the Master starts with the courses that are listed in semester 2 of the overview of the specialisations.

In the online Prospectus each course is described extensively. You will find information about the content, the learning outcomes, mode of instruction, assessment method 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 2021-2022 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.

You must register for all courses via uSis. By registering for the course, you are automatically registered for the Brightspace module. Anyone who is not registered for a course therefore does not have access to the Brightspace module.

On this page you will find all information about registering for courses; read it carefully.

The Master's project (20 ECTS) is a mandatory part of all Master's specialisations. You will receive all information by email about the Master's projects on offer and how to register for a project.

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 Educational 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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