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Master
Pedagogical Sciences: Youth at Risk (track)
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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? 

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 you can meet a student and a lecturer during a live online session. After a short presentation you could ask them everything you want to know about the programme. The Meet & Ask sessions are scheduled on Thursday 11 November (7.00-8.00pm CET) and on Friday 12 November 2021 (5.00-6.00pm CET).
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: studieadviseurs-pow-fmg@uva.nl.
Campus tour
Roeterseiland Campus (REC) is one of the four open city campuses of the University of Amsterdam. Most lectures of the research master's programme Child Development and Education are scheduled at REC. Watch the video on the right to get an impression!

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 YAR student Vongai
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.
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