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17078 EUR/year
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About

The Youth, Education and Society programme offered by Utrecht University is the only Master’s programme in the Netherlands that specifically focuses on innovating pedagogical policy and practice, both nationally and internationally.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Innovation In Pedagogic Services

If you want to make a contribution to these contemporary social challenges involving the relationship between children and youth and their guardians and educators, this might be the Master's for you.

In this programme you will learn how to research issues surrounding children and youth, and contribute to the drafting of new policies that can improve their position, welfare and development. 

The Youth, Education and Society  programme offered by Utrecht University  will teach you about:

  • the quality of pedagogical and educational services, such as childcare, youth care, schools and sports clubs;
  • how to look at pedagogy that addresses societal issues such as cultural diversity, inclusion, and social justice;
  • how to use academic pedagogical knowledge in intercultural, interdisciplinary, and international collaboration;
  • professional practice in relation to initiatives undertaken by civil society and youth themselves.

Developing An International Vision

We will also be looking beyond our borders. After all, global developments (such as globalisation, poverty and migration) have had a major impact on the quality of life for children and youth. And we will also be analysing pedagogical services through an international lens:

  • What frameworks are used in setting up youth care in the Netherlands compared to countries outside of Europe?
  • How can the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child be given shape in youth policy worldwide?

Career Prospects

This programme leads to the Master of Science (MSc) diploma and the NVO registration as Educationalist (basis pedagoog). After receiving your diploma, you can work in various types of jobs.

Academic Career

Past experience has shown that students who have completed this programme are well prepared for a job as a junior researcher or PhD candidate.

Transition To The Labour Market

The Master’s programme in Youth, Education and Society prepares you for professions 

  •  that involve the development of pedagogical policy;
  •  that put pedagogical support and advice centre stage;
  • that research pedagogical themes;
  • that analyse and use pedagogical knowledge in conjunction with other disciplines.

Accreditation

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Paradigms & Practices
  • Global Perspectives and Cultural Diversity
  • Academic Professional
  • Perspectives on Cultural Diversity and Social Inclusion in Education
  • Practical
  • Prevention: Perspectives and Design

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

* If you need an early admissions decision in order to apply for scholarships, you should submit your application before February 1.

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
93
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be accepted to this Master’s programme you need:

  • 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.
  • Academic knowledge and skills required to participate in this programme.
  • Sufficient command of the English Language.
  • Motivation that fits the aim of this programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17078 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17078 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Utrecht University, the Dutch Government and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships and grants. Below is a list of the scholarships that are most often used by international students studying in Utrecht. Note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
  • Bright Minds Fellowships
  • Holland Scholarship
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship - for Chinese students only
  • Utrecht Sylff Scholarships - for outstanding graduates from University College Utrecht and Economics and Business Economics (UU)
  • Student grant and loan system
  • Tuition fee loan
  • Erasmus+ Master loans
  • Canadian student loans
  • US Federal Loans

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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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