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Yes, the Youth at Risk programme is multidisciplinary in nature, covering topics like risk and resilience factors in the development of children and adolescents, roles of parents and peers in development, adjustment in school settings, and effectiveness of preventive interventions for at-risk populations.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, we offer courses to substitute the internship in the second semester; for instance a hands-on course aimed at learning how to design a preventive intervention.
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.
No, the Youth at Risk programme trains professionals for the field of preventive care rather than clinical work.
Students with a university level Bachelor’s degree in a related field can also apply. Whether you are eligible for the programme depends on to what extent your previous education contained courses in the field of child development, abnormal/clinical psychology, and methods and statistics of social science research. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact us before submitting a full application file.