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Starting your Master's at the Institute of Education and Child Studies
This webpage offers information to get started in the Master Programme Education and Child Studies or the Research Master's Programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies.
From 6 September, all classes in our Master’s degree programmes will be given on campus in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, with one exception. Under the Corona measures for Higher Education, no more than 75 students are allowed to be present in a classroom at the same time. This applies to the lectures of the course Practice of Empirical Research. Please note that the working groups of this course will be given on campus in de Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. In the timetable you can see whether a lecture is given on campus (in that case there will be a room number in the timetable) or online (there will be ONLINE in the timetable).
All kick-off meetings will take place on campus in 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. 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 September 1st 2021. You can check to determine whether your registration is complete.
In the week of 6 September kick-off meetings are organised per specialisation in the Master programme Education and Child Studies. You will find the exact dates and time in this schedule. International students will also be invited for an individual appointment with their study-adviser.
Research Master-students will be invited per email for a kick-off meeting.
This outline shows the structure of the different specialisations in English of the Master’s programme in Education and Child Studies. This is the outline of the Research Master Programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies.
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.
You must register for all courses via uSis. You do this twice a year: once for the courses you want to follow in semester 1 (block 1 and block 2) and once for the courses you want to follow in semester 2 (block 3 and block 4).
By registering for the course, you are automatically registered for the Brightspace module and for the first exam opportunity for that course. Anyone who is not registered for a course therefore does not have access to the Brightspace module and cannot participate in the first exam opportunity for that course.
On this page you will find all information about registering for courses; read it carefully.
You do not register via uSis for the course Practice of empirical research nor for the Master's project. You will receive separate information about the registration for these two courses by email. Please wait for those emails.
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.
- Student Service Centre (SSC) on the ground floor of the Pieter de la Court Building, about registration of grades and enrolment in classes and exams via uSis, etc.
- The study advisers of the Master’s programme Education and Child Studies and the Research master Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies about drawing up your study plan in the master, study progress, personal situation.
- Psychological counselling for international students