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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. In each course description you will find which achievement levels are trained.

Achievement levels

1 Substantive knowledge

A graduate of the Master’s programme
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 is able to analyse and conceptualise questions and problems in one of the specialisations offered by the Master’s programme;
1.3 has the capacity to identify a theoretical framework suitable for addressing problems and issues relevant for one of the specialisations offered by the Master’s programme;
1.4 has knowledge of models and methods of prevention and intervention relevant for one of the specialisations offered by the Master’s programme;
1.5 is acquainted with the professional field of the Master’s specialisation.

2 Research methods and statistics

A graduate of the Master’s programme
2.1 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;
2.2 is able to independently design, organise, and conduct research in one of the specialisations of the Masters’ programme;
2.3 is able to critically evaluate aspects of study design and methodology in empirical research.

3 Academic skills

A graduate of the Master’s programme has developed and is able to independently apply the following academic skills:
3.1 describing and analysing practical and theoretical issues in human development from both a scientific and an ethical point of view;
3.2 analysing and evaluating scientific literature critically to establish its practical or theoretical relevance;
3.3 formulating a consistent line of reasoning, based on scientific arguments;
3.4 reporting orally and in writing on issues in human development both in an academic and in a professional context.

4 Professional conduct

A graduate of the Master’s programme is trained in professional conduct according to the NVO (Association of Educationalists in the Netherlands) professional code. He/she is able to:
4.1 connect scientific knowledge and insights to practical issues in human development;
4.2 analyse child-raising and/or educational issues and establish appropriate professional strategies;
4.3 collaborate with others and take responsibility in a professional team;
4.4 independently acquire new knowledge and insights relevant in a professional context;
4.5 reflect on his/her own learning process and substantiate choices.

Please refer to our website for the complete Course and Examination Regulations and for the Rules and Regulations 2015-2016


You will find the complete timetable of the Master’s programme on our website

Registration for courses and exams

Please note that separate and timely registration in uSis is mandatory for lectures, seminars, exam and re-exam.

More information

More information in English is available on our website