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Why study Child Development and Education at the UvA?

Theoretical knowledge & research skills

Learn about the current theories of child development and/or education and get skills to do research within this field, stimulating critical thinking and developing a positive and reflective attitude.

Small-scale, international programme

Teachers and fellow students are very approachable, which makes it easy to network and ask questions.

Regular route & clinical route

Choose between being trained as a scientist or (if you speak Dutch) as a scientist-practitioner in the clinical field.

Statistical techniques

In-depth knowledge of advanced and commonly used statistical techniques, with a strong focus on quantitative methods.

Scholarship possibility for non-EU students

For this programme you, as a non-EU/EEA student, may apply for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

Is Child Development and Education right for you?

Yes, if you... 

  • want the best of both worlds: developing your knowledge and research skills 
  • are interested in Developmental Psychopathology, Forensic Child and Youth Care, or Preventative Youth Care 
  • like to shape your programme to follow your interests, whether in child development, education, or a combination of both  
  • want to become an academic researcher or a research-practitioner in the clinical field
  • have the skills to operate in diverse and inclusive environments, where you will work independently as well as collaborate with relevant others 
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Facts & Figures
Degree programme
Child Development and Education (research master)
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
Roeterseiland campus