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Applied Neuroscience in Human Development is one of the nine specialisations of the master’s programme in Education and Child Studies that you can choose at Leiden University.

The primary focus in the curriculum of the master specialisation Applied Neuroscience in Human Development is on how knowledge about brain functioning and stress regulation can contribute to educational practice, clinical work, family interventions, and – conversely – how these applications can contribute to optimal neurocognitive and biological functioning.

As a graduate you will have acquired knowledge and skills in:

  • The basics of the functional anatomy of the brain, the development of the brain and nervous system, and genetic and environmental factors influencing cognitive development and functioning;
  • Methods and instruments for measuring and studying the quality of the (central) nervous system, such as EEG, brain imaging techniques such as MRI, parameters of the arousal system such as heart rate and skin conductance, eye tracking, genetics and the hormone system;
  • Possibilities for prevention and intervention aimed at optimizing brain functioning and the regulation of thought, emotions and behavior.

Programme structure

The programme of Applied Neuroscience in Human Development is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach. It consists of five substantive courses devoted to the following subjects:

  • Developmental clinical neuroscience
  • Learning, cognition and the brain
  • Neuroscience in clinical assessment and treatment
  • Child abuse and neglect, neurobiological aspects and intervention
  • Methods and instruments in cognitive and affective neuroscience

Career prospects

The knowledge and skills you will acquire will qualify you for many different jobs. Possible careers include: researcher of learning, behavioural and emotional problems in children, or designer of prevention and intervention programmes

If you choose the specialisation Applied Neuroscience of Education and Child Studies you will participate in the common effort to learn more about the neurocognitive functioning and biological correlates of learning, behaviour and development.

As a graduate you can carry out research, understand state of the art diagnostic tools and models. You are familiar with evidence based prevention programmes and interventions. You are able to use neuroscientific techniques to improve and evaluate programs in the field of education and mental health care.

The aim is a better understanding of individual differences among children and parents in terms of brain functioning and neurobiological resilience. This is important for the development of prevention and intervention programs aimed at children with emotional, behavioural or learning problems.

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Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Các hình thức học tập

Toàn thời gian (1 năm)

Học phí
€17,500.00 (448,140,375 đ) một năm
Hạn nộp đơn

1 April 2020

Thông tin chi tiết

Ngày bắt đầu

1 Tháng Hai 2020, 1 Tháng Chín 2020

Địa điểm

Leiden University

Rapenburg 70,



2311, Netherlands

Yêu cầu đầu vào

Dành cho sinh viên đến từ Việt Nam

Applicants with a Bachelor degree in Physics from any recognized university anywhere in the world will be considered based on the study programme, their grades and their motivation. IELTS: minimum 6.5; TOEFL: internet based 90; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), minimum grade C.

Dành cho sinh viên quốc tế

Applicants need to meet the following entry requirements:

  • possess the skills, understanding and knowledge that are required for earning the bachelor’s degree in Education and Child Studies (Leiden University). This includes both substantive knowledge about education and child development and training in academic research methods and statistics;
  • have earned the bachelor’s degree at a university not being a university of professional education, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree.

Students should be sufficiently proficient in the language of instruction. Required for master’s specialisations in English is

a TOEFL score of at least

  • 600 (paper based)
  • 250 (computer based)
  • 100 (internet based) or

an IELTS test of at least level 7
writing proficiency in English at the pre-university education level.