M.Sc. On Campus

Pedagogical Sciences - Youth at Risk

University of Amsterdam

12 months
16060 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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Do you want to make a difference in the well-being of young people? The Pedagogical Sciences - Youth at Risk programme of the University of Amsterdam prepares you to become a scientist-practitioner in the field of preventive youth care, parenting and education, to enhance the development of youth at risk.


Study programme

In the Pedagogical Sciences - Youth at Risk programme of the University of Amsterdam you will develop advanced insight into both typical and atypical development of children and adolescents, and into the multiple complex ways in which major social contexts - parents, peers, school, - work to influence this development. You will also learn about youth who are at risk for problems in their development, and how preventive interventions work to counter developmental risks and foster resilience.


After completion of the Master's track Youth At Risk you have the knowledge and skills to become professionally active in working with youth at risk in different professional areas: policy, practice, and research and development of prevention and intervention programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Resilience and Risk Processes in Children and Adolescents
  • Youths' School Adjustment
  • Intervention Essentials: Effects, Implementation and Diversity
  • Parent and Peer Influences in Youth Development
  • Master class Methods and Statistics
  • Master class Professional Skill

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

Sufficient knowledge, understanding and skills in Pedagogical Science, that is:

  • Knowledge of Pedagogical Science and its related fields.
  • Basic knowledge of research methods and applied statistics in social and behavioural science research.
  • Academic skills, as indicated by oral presentation and writing skills.

Sufficient (active and passive) proficiency in English.

Students with an academic Bachelor’s degree in Child Development Science (Pedagogische wetenschappen), (Developmental) Psychology, Sociology or a closely related discipline are invited to apply, provided they meet all other entry requirement.

International degrees are evaluated by professional credential evaluators of the UvA. The minimum level of the degree should be equivalent to a Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16060 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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