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  • Patrick de Vries
  • Age: 25 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in Utrecht

Why did you choose this Master’s track?

I was mainly interested in coaching and, to a lesser extent, vitality in organisations. I believe in the helping ability of conversations. "Coach" is not a job title protected by intensive training or a strictly regulated code of conduct. Anyone can call themselves a coach, even those who haven't received any training. With an academic background in the scientific literature of coaching, I feel better equipped and justified to engage in any coaching practice.

Why at the UvA? 

My answer is very simple, I haven't found any other university that offers a Master’s track in Coaching.

What should students consider?

This Master’s track lasts only one year. The pace is fast and the work pressure is high. If like me, you are starting after a gap of a few years between your Bachelor's and Master's degree, you may struggle at first. That's all right, but don't let it get you down. I have noticed that students who enrolled immediately after their Bachelor's degree had it a little easier.