Education and Child Studies

1 Jahre
1. September. (Studiengänge mit Studienbeginn Februar)

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Application deadline: EU/EEA students: 15 June (September intake); 1 December (F ebruary intake) Non - EU/EEA students: 1 April (September intake); 15 October (February intake)

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About Education and Child Studies

At the start of this one - year programme, you will choose a specialisation. All specialisations have one course in common, in which you will learn about the practice of empirical research. The rest of the year you will spend deepening your scientific knowledge in the field of your choice. You will fulfil an internship and complete your master's project in which you will undertake your own research and prepare a written report of this research project.

Five of the nine specialisations are taught in English:

  • Applied Neuroscience in Human Development
  • Child and Family Science 
  • Digital Media in Human Development
  • Educational Science 
  • Learning Problems and Impairments: international track

Curriculum and Overview

The master programme in Education and Child Studies is an academic programme that focuses on the link between theory, researc h and practice. Students are taught to seek evidence based solutions to problems occurring in child rearing and education . Students choose a specialisation from the start. All specialisations begin with a course on the practice of empirical research. The rest of the year is spent deepening the students' scientific knowledge, doing a research internship and writing a thesis .

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus:

Job and Career prospects

Graduates can apply for a variety of jobs in the field of prevention and intervention in child-rearing and education, both in clinical and nin-clinical contexts.

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About Leiden University

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open - minded and critical attitude from you.

We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose!

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