Child Education and Development (exchange)
Exchange students take part in the Amsterdam Exchange Programme – Social Sciences. All courses in the English taught programme are on advanced undergraduate level in one of the bachelor’s programmes of the College of Social Sciences,the College of Communication and the College of Child Education and Development: Child Education and Development; Interdisciplinary Social Sciences; Cultural Anthropology; Sociology; Political Sciences; Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies; Communication Science. For most courses a strong background in one of these disciplines is required; this is indicated as such in the course description. In 2016-2017, the College of Child Development and Education is offering the following courses:
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List of courses
The programme offers courses in the following thematic clusters:
• Child Education and Development
- Communication and Society
- Conflict Studies
- International Development Studies
- Dutch Society
- Ethnicity, Migration and Nationalism
- Gender, Sexuality and Society
- Global Health, Care and Society
- International Relations and Globalisation
- Politics, Governance and Democracy
- Society and Modernity
- Urban Studies
Students can choose any course from these thematic clusters, but are expected to have an appropriate background.
Exchange students can also choose up to 12EC from the Amsterdam Exchange Programme – Humanities, offered by the Faculty of HumanitiesFree movers can only choose courses from the Amsterdam Exchange Programme -Social Sciences
Placement in courses depends in all cases on availability and in most cases on educational background.
Please check the course catalogue regularly because changes may still occur. The 2017-18 course catalogue will be published early June 2017.
Courses in Child Education and Development
Please find here an overview of the courses of the College of Child Education and Development in 2016-17
First semester (5 September 2016 - 3 February 2017)
- Educational Ethics (70120330AY), Bachelors's course worth 6 ECTS. Period: 5 September - 28 October 2016
- Children's Rights (7012K446AY), Bachelor's course worth 6 ECTS. Period: 31 October - 23 December 2016
- Mindfulness (7012K452AY), Bachelor’s course worth 6 ECTS. Period: 31 October - 23 December 2016
- Globalisation, education policy and change (70220263AY), Bachelor's course worth 6 ECTS. Period: 9 January - 3 February 2017
- Online academic writing course (7103KE004Y). Bachelor’s course worth 9 ECTS. The course starts in September 2016
- Online business writing course (7103KE007Y). Bachelor’s course worth 9 ECTS. The course starts in September 2016
Second semester (6 February - 30 June 2017)
- Philosophy of childrearing & education (70110152AY), Bachelor's course worth 6 ECTS. Period: 6 February - 31 March 2017
- Philosophy of educational research (70220205AY), Bachelor's course worth 6 ECTS. Period: 6 February - 31 March 2017
- Lifelong learning: personal, organizational and societal perspectives (7022K415AY), Bachelor's course worth 6 ECTS. Period: 6 February - 31 March 2017
- The Meaning of Having Children in Cultural Perspectives (7012K412CY), Bachelor's course worth 9 ECTS. Period: 3 April - 30 June 2017
- Moral Development, Delinquency and Treatment (7012K441AY), Bachelor's course worth 6 ECTS. Period: 3 April - 2 June 2017
- Online academic writing course (7103KE004Y). Bachelor’s course worth 9 ECTS. To be announced
- Online business writing course (7103KE007Y). Bachelor’s course worth 9 ECTS. To be announced
Academic Calendar 2017-18
Here you find the Universiteit van Amsterdam academic calendar including examweeks and holidays:
Courseload and credits
One European Credit (ECTS) equals 28 hours of work including class meetings. The standard workload for UvA students is 30 ECTS credits per semester.
Courses are mainly 6 credits (one block, 8 weeks) or 12 credits (two blocks, 16 weeks) Most courses areoffered in the first two blocks of the semester. Students are expected to take a minimum of 24 credits per semester. A maximum of 36 credits per semester is allowed but not recommended since this is a very high workload.
Students are recommended not to take more than two courses during one block. In case the student only takes courses in block 1 and 2, this usually means a workload of 24 credits. Students followingmorethan two coursesin block 1 or2 need to allow for a higher workload.
Exchange students who are in their end of the third or in their fourth year of undergraduate study may want to choose from the courses from our Research Master's programme in Educational Sciences. Please contact the co-ordinator, Geke Meessen, in advance.