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Research Master

Child Development and Education

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The Research Master Child Development and Education trains students to conceive, design, conduct and report high-quality research in the field of child development and education. The two-year programme has been developed for excellent students who are motivated to conduct research. Students acquire in-depth disciplinary knowledge, familiarity with relevant research methodology and practical experience in carrying out research.

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Study programme

  • You will follow courses in the field of child development and/or education, while at the same time improving your statistical skills and acquiring research practice.
  • You will study in a highly interactive setting, with lots of personal attention and feedback.
  • You can design your own personal programme, following your research interests.
  • In learning to develop your research, you may benefit from the department's extensive experimental research facilities.

Why the Research Master's Child Development and Education?

Combination of theory and research practice

Small-scale, international programme

Choose between a regular and a clinical route

All lecturers are expert researchers in the field

Academic staff

The people who organise this Research Master’s programme. 


After completion of the programme, you are qualified to apply for an existing PhD project or to create your own PhD project by submitting a PhD project proposal and applying for a research grant. You can also apply for a position in applied research, work as a data scientist or as policy adviser in the field of child development and education.

Is the Reseach master's Child Development and Education for you?

Do you have:

  • a university level bachelor’s degree in child development, education, developmental psychology, or a related field?
  • basic knowledge of quantitative research methods and statistics?
  • excellent study results?
  • good writing skills?
  • sufficient active and passive proficiency in English?
  • an active interest in research?
  • the ambition to become a researcher?

Then the Research Master Child Development and Education is the right programme for you!

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Facts & Figures
Degree programme Child Development and Education (research master)
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60212
Location Roeterseiland campus