Starting your Masters at the Institute of Education and Child Studies

This website offers information to get started in the Master Programme Education and Child Studies or the Research Master Programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies.

You are admitted to one of the specialisations in English of the Master Programme Education and Child Studies or to the Research Master programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies. Welcome!

From August 29th till September 2nd 2016 you will participate in the Orientation Week Leiden in which you will be provided with all kinds of information about the city of Leiden and Leiden University. This website is designed to help international students find their way around the Institute of Education and Child Studies and the Master Degree Programmes which are offered in English by the Institute.

In order to be able to support you adequately we would like to know some information about you and your situation. Please fill in this information form.


Where can I find information about my registration as a student at Leiden University?

If you have received your Unconditional Admission Statement you are admitted to the programme. You took steps to register in Studielink. You paid the tuition fee and now you can start the Master Programme. In most cases your registration is finalized at Leiden University before September 1st 2016. You can check this site to determine whether your registration is complete.

Is there an introduction to the Master Programme?

Each specialisation of the Master Programme Education and Child Studies has its own kick off meeting in September. It is important tot attend this meeting. In this schedule you can find the date and room per specialisation.
Research Master students will be invited for their kick off meeting per email.

What is the structure of my Master Programme?

This outline shows the structure of the different specialisations in English of the Master Programme Education and Child Studies. And this is the outline of the Research Master Programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies.

Where can I find information about the courses?

In the online e(lectronic)-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. Choose ‘E' for the Master Education and Child Studies and ‘D’ for the Research master Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies.

Where can I find information about literature and other course materials?

Information about the course literature can be found in the e-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. The definitive version of the reading list can be found on Blackboard when the course is open.

Course material like books can be ordered at any (academic) bookstore. Order your books in time. Delivery times sometimes mount up to two weeks.

Course material like readers can be ordered via Reader online.

Where can I find my schedule/timetable?

This is the schedule (per specialisation) of the Master Programme Education and Child Studies and here you will find the schedule of the Research Master.

Most classes take place in the Pieter de la Court Building. When lectures or exams are on a different location in Leiden, the schedule shows information about where to find this location.

What is ULCN?

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, Blackboard and uSis, the most important internet facilities for students. This website offers helpful information about ULCN.

What is uSis?

uSis is the internet application in which personal information and study results of all students are registered. It is mandatory to enrol yourself in lectures and examinations via uSis. Elaborate information about uSis and uSis support is available on our website.

How do I enrol in lectures and exams via uSis?

The schedule of a course consists of several activities: lectures, working groups and examinations. You have to enrol yourself for each activity with a code in uSis. The code is specified in the e-Prospectus in the course description. Use this code and add a L, a W or a T for each activity. There is a deadline after which enrolment isn’t possible any more. Information concerning the rules and regulations on this topic is made public on the website of the Student Service Centre.

Students of the Master Programme Education and Child Studies will receive an email form the Bureau of the Institute of Education and Child Studies in August with information about enrolling in the course Practice of Empirical Research.

What is Blackboard?

Blackboard (BB) is the digital learning environment which plays an important role in the Master courses. As of the second half of August, you can find additional information on Blackbooard about the courses you are about to attend. You have to enrol yourself in the courses on BB to be able to read the information that is placed on BB by the lecturer.

Please note: Enrolling for courses in Blackboard does NOT constitute official course registration! You always have to register for a course via uSis.

How do I find information on Blackboard?

  1. Go to Blackboard
  2. Log in with the username and password of your ULCN- account.
  3. Go to ' Courses ' en click on Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen 2015-2016.
  4. Select in the field ' Browse Categories ' Pedagogische Wetenschappen and click Go.
  5. Select in the field ' Browse Categories ' Master 2016-2017 and click Go.
  6. Blackboard at this point shows the courses that are a part of several Master specialisations. Click on the course which is part of your specialisation and click on Enrol and after that on Submit and on OK
  7. Select in the field ‘ Browse Categories’ your own Master specialisation.
  8. Blackboard at this point shows the courses which are unique to your Master specialisation. Click on them to enrol yourself.
Read the information on Blackboard carefully in advance to prepare yourself for the first lecture or meeting.

Masterproject

General information about the Master Project can be found on the website. On this website you can find a ‘Prospectus Master Project’ with detailed information about the Master Project.

Additional information on the Master Project can be found in the e-ProspectusHere you can also find the name of the co-ordinator of the Master Project in your specialisation.

Additional information on the Research Master Project can also be found in the e-Prospectus.

Internship

Each specialisation in the Master Programme Education and Child Studies contains an internship. Contact persons per specialisation can be found in the course descriptions of the internship:


The Prospectus Master’s Internship contains information about the objectives of the internship, the preparation, implementation and support. It can be found in the course description of the internships in the e-Prospectus.

Important sources of information for students

Services you can consult

  • De Front Office Student Affairs You can consult the front office on matters regarding registration at the university, about the tuition fee, etc.  
  • The Institutional Service Desk (counter in room 4B01 of the Pieter de la Court Building) about admission statements, Master programme, Master exam etc.
  • Student Service Centre (SSC) on the ground floor of the Pieter de la Court Building, about registration of grades and enrolment in classes and examinations via uSis, etc.
  • The study advisers of the Master 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.
  • The International Student Adviser can help you to find your way around Leiden and its University or refer you to the best contact person.
  • Psychological counselling for international students

Last Modified: 09-08-2016