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Education and Child Studies

Master Education and Child Studies

Welcome to the Master’s Degree Programme in Education and Child Studies. Upon entering the programme students choose one of the following specialisations:

The programme takes one year. Upon completion graduates will possess the Achievement Levels listed below.

1 Knowledge and understanding

A graduate of the Master’s programme:

Substantive knowledge
1.1 has profound knowledge of the various theories and methodological approaches common within the domain of one of the specialisations offered by the Master’s programme;
1.2 has knowledge of models and methods of prevention and intervention relevant for one of the specialisations offered by the Master’s programme;
Research methods and statistics
1.3 is competent in methodological and technical research skills that are current in Education and Child Studies in general, and in the Master’s specialisation in particular;
Professional field
1.4 is acquainted with the professional field of the Master’s specialisation.

2 Applying knowledge and understanding

A graduate of the Master’s programme has developed and is able to independently apply the following academic skills:
2.1 formulating a consistent line of reasoning, based on scientific arguments;
2.2 independently designing, organising, and conducting research in one of the specialisa-tions of the Masters’ programme;
2.3 connecting scientific knowledge and insights to practical issues in human development;
2.4 establishing appropriate professional strategies for child-raising and/or educational issues.

3 Judgement

A graduate of the Master’s programme has de capacity to:
3.1 analysing and describing practical and theoretical issues in one of the specialisations of-fered by the Master’s programme from both a scientific and an ethical point of view;
3.2 identify a theoretical framework suitable for addressing problems and issues relevant for one of the specialisations offered by the Master’s programme;
3.3 critically evaluate aspec of study design and methodology in empirical research;
3.4 analyse and evaluate scientific literature critically to establish its practical or theoretical relevance;
3.5 A graduate of the Master’s programme is trained in professional conduct according to the NVO (Association of Educationalists in the Netherlands) professional code.

4 Communication

A graduate of the Master’s programme has de capacity to:
4.1 report orally and in writing on issues in human development both in an academic and in other professional contexts;
4.2 collaborate with others and take responsibility in a professional team.

5 Learning Skills

A graduate of the Master’s programme has de capacity to:
5.1 independently acquire new knowledge and skills relevant in a professional context;
5.2 reflect on his/her own learning process.

Please refer to our website for the complete Course and Examination Regulations 2021-2022 and for the Rules and Regulations 2021-2022.

Timetable

For the timetable of all courses please refer to MyTimetable

Registration

NOTE As of the academic year 2021-2022, you must register for all courses in uSis.

You do this twice a year: once for the courses you want to take in semester 1 and once for the courses you want to take in semester 2.

Registration for courses in the first semester is possible from July. The exact date on which the registration starts will be published on the website of the Student Service Center (SSC)

Registration for courses in the first semester is possible from December. The exact date on which the registration starts will be published on the website of the Student Service Center (SSC)

The registration period for all courses closes five calendar days before the start of the course.

By registering for a course you are also automatically registered for the Brightspace module and for the first sit of the exam of that course. Anyone who is not registered for a course therefore does not have access to the Brightspace module and cannot participate in the first sit of the exam of that course.

Also read the complete registration procedure

More information

For more information you can contact our study advisers.

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