Working through the course topics, you’ll address questions such as:
- What are the early markers of development that has gone awry?
- How can we improve the way negative outcomes in children and adolescents' are prevented or treated?
This Master’s programme combines advanced coursework with the development of hands-on skills.
The Master’s programme in Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence at Utrecht University is designed as preparation for PhD studies. However, it also provides training for students who wish to pursue a professional career as a researcher outside of a university setting.
Of our graduates, 65% entered a PhD programme. They are working in PhD positions in universities such as:
Utrecht University; Radboud University; University of Amsterdam; VU University Amsterdam; University of Groningen; Leiden University; University of Nottingham (UK), Colombia University (US), Leuven University (Belgium), University of Reading (UK), University of Roehampton (UK).
Other alumni (35%) pursued careers outside of academia. They are working in positions such as:
- Researcher (Office for National Statistics, UK; Department of Methods and Statistics, Utrecht University; TNO; Zorgverzekeraars Nederland)
- Clinician (Opdidakt, Altrecht, Trajectum)
- Software developer
- Senior policymaker (Dutch Knowledge Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
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- Human Development and Developmental Psychopathology
- Context of Psychosocial Development: Family Processes, Peer Relationships and Culture
- Multivariate Statistics in Practice for Dasca
- Research Practicum
- Relationships, Personality and Adjustment in Adolescence
- Social and Cultural Dynamics of Development and Socialization
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Sociology Cognitive Sciences View 95 other Masters in Psychology in Netherlands
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- An academic Bachelor's degree in Social or Behavioural Sciences (for instance Psychology, Pedagogical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Social Science or Sociology)
- A minimum average grade of 7.5 in the Dutch system or an international equivalent
- Sufficient academic knowledge and skills in methods and statistics
- Sufficient command of the English Language
- Motivation that fits the aim of this programme.
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International18332 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18332 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2314 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.