Youth Studies, M.Sc. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
12 months
18332 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In the Master’s programme Youth Studies at Utrecht University you will contribute to knowledge regarding youth issues. You will learn to develop ways to prevent or solve problems associated with adolescence and young adulthood, and enhance the quality youth care.


By integrating knowledge from different disciplines you will be able to better understand youth issues and to find solutions to youth problems that are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research. Additionally, you will gain knowledge about policies and interventions regarding youth issues and develop academic skills to conduct research in the field of youth.

Through an innovative approach in interdisciplinary science, the Master’s programme will prepare you for work in academic institutes, policy organisations, and NGOs; for being part of an internationalizing and increasingly diverse workforce. It offers you an exciting choice of themes, perspectives and methodological approaches and provides you with the opportunity to individually design an important part of your Master's research. You will also complete an internship in an organization in the professional field of youth. This freedom of choice stimulates your personal development and prepares you optimally for a career in research or advisory positions.

Career Prospects

After your MAster's

Your prospects after this Master’s programme Youth Studies at Utrecht University are good. Youth care, and more broadly, efforts to enhance the position of young people,  have gained momentum. This Master's programme emphasizes current social themes, which allows you to connect to current societal developments in relation to youth. The programme also takes advantage of the growing demand for evidence-based actions regarding the prevention and treatment of youth problems.

This Master’s programme will make you a broadly educated, social-scientifical university graduate fit for a variety of jobs in the fields of youth care, youth policy and youth research.  

Professional career

Examples of jobs are:

  • policy worker
  • researcher
  • intervention specialist
  • youth worker


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interventions And Policies I: Theoretical Orientation
  • Youth Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Academic Professional Youth Studies
  • Interventions And Policies Ii: Practical Application
  • Thesis Based On Existing Data Youth 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. 
  • 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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