Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies, M.Sc. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies

12 months
18332 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Are you interested in raising children? In the way their environment shapes their development?  Would you like to learn how to support parents and educators, creating a context where children and youth can reach their full potential? Then the Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies programme at Utrecht University may be just right for you! 


Objective of the programme

The Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies programme at Utrecht University will challenge you to make connections between scientific research and practical issues. 

Armed with scientific insights and clinical skills, you will be able to give advice, support, treatment and guidance when problems arise around children or adolescents in families or schools. 

You can make an important contribution to research of practical care issues related to parenting, education or children at risk. You will help children, youth, their parents and the systems surrounding them to function to their optimum potential.

Working in a multi-disciplinary way

While studying complex situations you will combine insights from education and child and adolescent studies, psychology, neuropsychology, child and youth psychiatry, forensic psychology, juvenile justice, pediatrics and sociology.

Ready for the labour market

You will be prepared for work and further training in dealing with clinical issues in raising future generations. 

You could work as a policy advisor or care giver in fields such as youth care, special needs schools, care for people with a disability, paediatric rehabilitation, forensic care and (inter)national knowledge institutions. 

Following Track 1 you qualify for post-master’s training as a health care (GZ) psychologist. You can also pursue a career in research, for instance at a university or knowledge institution.

Career Prospects

The Master’s programme in Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies prepares you for work in a variety of sectors such as: child welfare institutions, advisory and support services for schools, social education centres, medical toddler day care, boarding institutions, consulting practices, paediatric and child psychiatric clinics and hospitals, national knowledge institutes, Centre for Youth and Family, Municipal Health Service.


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Analysis Of Parenting, Educational And Care Issues: An Ecological System Approach
  • Internship Clinical Child, Family & Education Studies
  • Thesis Clinical Child, Family & Education Studies
  • Clinical Child, Family & Education Studies: Academic Professional
  • Internship Clinical Child, Family & Education Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An academic Bachelor’s degree. Our International Students Admission’s office will verify whether a non-Dutch academic degree is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree at a Dutch research university. All international Bachelor’s degrees are evaluated based on standards set by the NUFFIC. 
  • If your degree is assessed as less than equivalent to a 3-year Dutch research University degree, or as a bachelor from a university of applied sciences, you are most likely not eligible for admission. 
  • Specific academic knowledge and skills required to participate in this programme. You can find these requirements in this document. 
  • Sufficient command of the English language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18332 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18332 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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