Exchange courses

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:

On this page:

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)

Second semester (6 February - 30 June 2017)

Academic Calendar 2017-18

Here you find the Universiteit van Amsterdam academic calendar including examweeks and holidays: 

Academic calendar

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. 

Please note that the course catalogue 2018-19 as well as the schedules for the first semester will be published early June and that changes might occur.

Here you find the course catalogue for 2017-18. 

Published by  Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

15 December 2017