How do socialisation contexts influence the development of children and adolescents?
From the day a child is born, his family and the culture in which he’s raised have a huge impact on his socio-emotional development and psychological adjustment. As he grows up, his school and networks of friends and peers become more and more influential in his development. The Master’s programme in Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence from Utrecht University gives you the theoretical and methodological background to analyse this development.
The programme is recognised as a high quality programme and has been awarded high ratings in the past years by established rankings in the Netherlands.
All courses and communications are in English. The programme is designed to allow you to practice advanced English communication skills while gaining an international perspective on topics related to development and socialisation. Some of the lecturers are from abroad (US, Belgium and Croatia) or hold positions abroad (UK), and the programme attracts a number of international students. You will also have the opportunity to visit English-speaking conferences held in the Netherlands that are organised by the participating research groups.
Normal and Abnormal Socio-Emotional Development
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 programme 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
- Introduction in Multilevel and Structural Equation Modelling for Dasca
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- 24 months
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* If you need an early admissions decision in order to apply for scholarships, you should submit your application before February 1.
DisciplinesPsychology Sociology Cognitive Sciences View 79 other Masters in Psychology in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The Admissions Committee strives to admit around 20 suitable applicants per year. This Master’s programme has the following entry requirements:
- An academic Bachelor's degree in Social or Behavioural Sciences (for instance Psychology, Pedagogical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Social Science, Sociology, or Cultural Anthropology).
- A minimum average grade of 7.5 in the Dutch system or an international equivalent (please consult this document for more information per country).
- 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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International17078 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17078 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA2143 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.