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What will I learn?

LEARN ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

How do children and adolescents develop? How do emotional and behavioural disorders emerge, and how can they be prevented? How can you use scientific knowledge to advise schools? In the Master’s programme Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, you will learn how to apply your knowledge of developmental psychology in clinical practice.

Care, treatment and support

During this one-year Master’s programme, you will learn all about the psychological care, treatment and support of children and young people. We will also address how policies and institutions can contribute to child development.

As a child and youth psychologist, you will study:

  • systematic changes over the course of a child’s life;
  • the developmental processes that underlie and account for these changes;
  • the social context of developmental changes.

You will also learn knowledge and skills for assessing (diagnostics), treating (intervention), and preventing problematic youth development.

Societal issues

In addition to these topics, you will also learn about relevant societal issues, such as:

  • bullying and its prevention
  • juvenile criminal behaviour

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€17,078.00 (13,79,483) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Utrecht University

Heidelberglaan 8,

Utrecht Science Park / De Uithof,

Utrecht,

3584, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

MSc Track: Knowledge/ competence in the field of European law and a bachelor degree in Economics or sufficient knowledge of economics including knowledge/competence in the fields of: Microeconomics; Mathematics; Industrial organization and Competition Policy; Corporate Finance; Econometrics or Advanced Statistics. English language requirements: IELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 7.0 overall band, at least 6.0 for all components. TOEFL, iBT. Minimum score: 96, at least 23 for writing and 20 for the other sections. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

For international students

You have knowledge and insight into theories and perspectives from the social sciences in general and pedagogical sciences in particular, and can adequately apply these.

You have knowledge and insight into theories and perspectives in the area of (ortho)pedagogical diagnostics and treatment and can adequately apply these.

You are able to analyse, synthesise and interpret information in scientific articles in the area of social science issues in general and pedagogical issues in particular.

You are able to set up, implement, statistically analyse and interpret the data gathered from scientific research in the area of pedagogical issues – preferably, but not exclusively, geared towards problematic childrearing situations.

You have knowledge and insight into methods and techniques related to social science research – preferably, but not exclusively, applied to pedagogical issues – and can adequately apply these.

Requested previous education

Specifically, graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Pedagogical Sciences from Utrecht University with an individual course programme in Orthopedagogy or a degree from the Academic Teacher Training Programme for Primary Education (ALPO) supplemented by cursory education in the area of diagnostics and treatment. Any other Bachelor’s degrees with similar orientations will be assessed by the admissions committee.

Requested previous education

Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from a non-Dutch university that fulfils the above requirements in terms of level, orientation and scope will be admitted. This will be assessed by the Admissions Committee.

Other English language requirements: Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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