Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, M.Sc. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

12 months
18332 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The internship in the broad field of a clinical child and adolescent psychology is therefore an important part of our Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology programme at Utrecht University.


 In the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology programme at Utrecht University, you will gain specialised, state of the art scientific knowledge and learn about its applications:

  • You will learn about assessment for intervention and evidence-based interventions to support children, parents and/or teachers.
  • You will also be introduced to cognitive behavioural therapy and you will learn how to design a treatment plan using cognitive behavioural therapy techniques.
  • You will learn to apply critical scientific thinking to take position on relevant issues in the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology.

International perspective

An added value of this programme is that it is international, and accessible to students from all over the world. This provides a stimulating mix of students, but above all it allows you to learn about similarities and differences in how children and adolescents grow up, and how mental health care is organized in different countries. As such this Master’s programme will not only allow you to deepen your knowledge of youth mental health care, such as in your internship, it will also allow you to broaden your horizon by learning in an international context.

Career Prospects

Once you have completed the Master’s programme, you will be able to work in the professional field at an academic level. This may include supervising and treating children and young people, but may also include developing policy. Alternatively, you could choose to continue your studies and earn a registration.Potential careers include:
  • clinical child- and adolescent psychologist
  • policy consultant
Potential employers include:
  • municipal mental health or youth care institutions
  • educational institution or school supervision service
  • municipal or provincial organisations


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Effective Mental Health Intervention for Youth
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth
  • Academic Professional Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Master's Thesis Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Internship Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

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 in Psychology. 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. In order to meet these requirements your Bachelor’s degree has to be in Psychology, or at least a major in Psychology, with an individual course programme in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology or Developmental psychology. 
  • Sufficient command of the English Language

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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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