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Pedagogical Sciences: Youth at Risk (track)
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Online open day

Want to know whether this really is the right programme for you? The information and activities on this page can help you find out.

What is this programme about?

Find out what the Master's track Youth at Risk is about in this video with student Izumi Kershaw and programme coordinator Alithe van den Akker.

Meet & Ask

During the UvA's Master's Week in the first week of November you had the opportunity to meet a student and a lecturer during a live online session. Did you miss this session or would you wish to review the PowerPoint presentation?

Consultation study advisers

Do you have questions about admission with regards to your prior education or do you wish advice about your options or personal circumstances? Please, feel free to contact the study advisers via email:

Explore your campus

Want to see where you will be studying? Explore the campus in our virtual map, or plan a visit and experience it yourself using the interactive app.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the teaching environment like in the Youth at Risk programme’?

    We teach in small groups using an approach that actively engages students. Professors are accessible and approachable, and students and professors get to know each other. The international environment results in a diverse classroom, allowing for multiple different viewpoints to meet and learn from each other.

  • Can I go abroad during the master’s programme?

    Yes, students who wish to gain international experience can go abroad for an internship in the second semester. In previous years students have for instance been matched to internship organizations in Nepal, New York and Sweden.

  • Do you provide internships or do I need to find an internship organisation?

    Students in The Youth at Risk programme choose from our offer of high-quality internships with organisations in the field of preventive youth care and do not need to search for an internship themselves. If you would like to do an internship with an organisation that is not provided by us, that is also possible. Our internship coordinator will help in assessing whether the internship activities and context meet the standards of the master’s programme.

  • How do I choose a topic for my thesis?

    Professors who supervise the theses provide thesis topics. Students are matched to the topics. Within the topics, students find a specific research question that they would like to answer. This process ensures supervision by leading experts in the topic.

A day in the life of a student YAR

In this vlog Vongai Bonangi Batidzirai takes you along on her day and tells you how she experiences the master Youth at risk (YAR), studying and student life.

Keep me informed

In autumn and in spring you can attend live Meet & ask sessions. Do you want us to keep you informed on news and upcoming events?