A word from the Dean

Dean Hanna Swaab

Dean Hanna Swaab

Dear visitor,

The Leiden Graduate School offers advanced degrees spanning the social and behavioural sciences. The School's themes are cultural anthropology and development sociology, education and child studies, political science and psychology. 

Master and PhD education and research available in these disciplines emphasizes original and independant scholarship with a high level of engagement between distinguished faculty and outstanding students. The 4 institutes within the Graduate School offer a total of:

  • 5 master's programmes, 
  • 3 research master's programmes and
  • 4 PhD programmes.  

With this website the Graduate School hopes to offer a wide range of information for both prospective as well as current master's students and PhD candidates.

Kind regards, 

Prof. Hanna Swaab
Dean Graduate School Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University


Last Modified: 11-02-2016