Electives for non-Psychology students

There are a number of possibilities for non-Psychology students to take one or more electives within the bachelor’s programme in Psychology.

A number of courses in the Psychology program are open to non-psychology students from other programs at Leiden University and students from other research universities or universities of applied science. They can take these courses as an elective student.

  • Many of these courses have admission criteria.

  • If a course comprises lectures and mandatory work group sessions, all students, including the non-Psychology students, are required to attend the work groups.

  • For each course there is a maximum number of participants. As Psychology students can also register for these courses, this means that the number of places available for students taking these courses as electives is limited.

Course 

  EC

 Level

 Entry Requirement

Block I

Introduction to Psychology

5.0

100

None

History of Psychology

5.0

100

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block II

 

 

 

Personality, Clinical, and Health Psychology

5.0

200

None

Neurocognition and Artificial Intelligence

5.0

300

Introduction to Psychology and Cognitive Psychology or Consciousness 

Good Research Practices

5.0

300

Psychometrics and Multivariate Data Analysis or similar courses

Psychological and Neurobiological Consequences of Child Abuse

5.0

300

Propedeuse Psychology

 

 

 

 

Block III

 

 

 

Developmental and Educational Psychology

5.0

200

None

Social and Organisational Psychology

5.0

200

None

Attention: Theory and Practice

5.0

300

Cognitive Psychology

Causal Inference in Field Experiments

5.0

300

Psychometrics and Multivariate Data Analysis or similar courses

Culture and Diversity at Work

5.0

300

Group Dynamics

Emotion and Cognition

5.0

300

Cognitive Psychology or a similar course

Pharmacological and Biological Approaches to Clinical and Health Psychology

5.0

300

Personality, Clinical and Health Psychology or a similar course

Sexology

5.0

300

Personality, Clinical and Health Psychology

 

 

 

 

Block IV

 

 

 

Psychology and Science

5.0

100

None

Cognitive Psychology

5.0

200

None

Biopsychology and Neuropsychology

5.0

200

None

Cross-cultural Psychology of Health and Illness

5.0

300

Personality, Clinical and Health Psychology or similar course

Psychology of Advertising

5.0

300

Social and Organisational Psychology

Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice

5.0

300

Personality, Clinical and Health Psychology or similar course

The Adolescent Brain

5.0

300

Developmental and Educational Psychology or a similar course

 

Registering for electives

  • Students from other programmes at Leiden University: register via uSis.
  • Students from other universities/universities of applied science (HBO institutions) who wish to take an elective within the Psychology programme: apply via the Student Services Centre
    or download: Application for admission
    These students should send with their application their ‘Statement on no objection’. Applicants should first have this statement completed by their own university/HBO institution and should then submit the statement to the Student Services Centre, so that the Psychology study adviser can assess the application. The Student Services Centre will return the signed statement to the student. The student should then sent an original statement of payment, the application form for optional subject students and the statement of no objection to Plexus student administration. The student will be enrolled at Leiden University as a guest student, and will be given a student identity number. This gives the student access to Blackboard.

More about the system of electives

Last Modified: 10-03-2017