The first semester consists of four specialised courses (24 EC in total) on the main topics of the master. In addition, there is one course on Method and Statistics (3 EC) and one on professional skills (3 EC).
In the second semester students write a thesis (18 EC), and do an internship (12 EC) or take a course on developing preventive interventions (12 EC). Both for Dutch and English speaking students internships are possible in the Netherlands as well as abroad.
The teaching model in this master's track has three key features:
- It is inherently multidisciplinary in nature, with staff coming from the disciplines of Parenting and Family Science, Educational Science, Developmental Psychology, Sociology, and Public Health.
- It has a highly activating didactic approach.
- The master's track takes an international perspective. It does so by examining and comparing youth care and prevention policies and programs across countries. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and working groups.
Students will be assessed by a variety of methods including examinations, papers, course assignments and a thesis.
Resilience and risk processes in children and adolescentsPeriod 16
School AdjustmentPeriod 16
Intervention essentials: effects, implementation and diversityPeriod 26
Parent and peer influences in youth developmentPeriod 26
Masterclass methods and statisticsPeriod 33
Masterclass professional skillsPeriod 33
Elective: InternshipPeriod 1Period 2Period 3Period 4Period 5Period 612
Elective: Designing preventive interventionsPeriod 4Period 512
Masterthesis Youth at riskPeriod 4Period 5Period 618
The programme offers a range of relevant internship options for you to choose from. Options include both internships in the Netherlands and abroad.
In the second semester we offer a 12 EC hands-on course aimed at learning how to develop preventive interventions based on the state-of-the-art in scientific knowledge. This course can be followed as a substitute for the Internship.
A large part of your programme focuses on self-study. In addition to this you have weekly lectures and tutorials.
|Lectures:||4 hours per week|
|Tutorials:||6 hours per week|
|Self-study:||30 hours per week|