Pedagogical Sciences: Youth 0-21, Society and Policy MSc

University of Groningen    Behavioural and Social Sciences

Full time February, September MSc 1 year full time
Psychology (31) Social Work (32)

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Are you passionate about improving the lives of young people? Our MSc programme in Pedagogical Sciences: Youth 0-21, Society and Policy is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact in the field of youth care and education. Explore how interventions can enhance the well-being of young people and their communities, learn how to implement effective policies, and gain a critical understanding of current research. With strong connections to the practical field, collaborative learning communities, and valuable work experience opportunities, this programme in Groningen offers a unique and comprehensive approach to youth research and policy. Join us and make a difference!

About the course

Our aim is to increase the quality of upbringing, care and education by improving policies and interventions for young people and their social and learning contexts.

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  • Explore how interventions can improve the well-being of young people, their families, schools, and communities?
  • Learn how to successfully implement interventions in child and youth care and education?
  • Discuss the role of research in improving interventions and youth policy?

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Entry Requirements

The official language of the programme is English. Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of satisfactory results for one of the standard tests mentioned below. Official test results must be supplied. Please note, we do not accept Institutional TOEFL results as evidence of English proficiency.

Bachelor in Pedagogical Sciences, Educational Sciences, Social Sciences with compulsory modules on children and adolescents or similarly relevant degrees (e.g., Youth Studies, Special Needs Education), Pre-Master SPO graduates

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Where is University of Groningen


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Student Profile

Janet Hofman

My name is Janet Hofman and I am following the Master's programme in 'Youth0-21, Society and Policy'.

I have a background in Human Resource Management and I was curious whether I could handle a Master’s. I first followed the pre-Master’s programme in SPO, a combination of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences, and after that I had a choice between the Master’s tracks in ‘Ethics of Education’ and ‘Youth0-21, Society and Policy’. I attended a few information events and came to the conclusion that this one was more up my alley

What I like about this track is that it not only teaches you about all kinds of youth-related issues, but also how these issues can be raised to a higher level based on policy and research. This involves young people themselves as well as the people that supervise and guide them.

The first semester comprises course units such as ‘Conceptions of youth in policy and research’, ‘Innovations in youth care and education’ and ‘Child abuse and neglect’, after which in the second semester you follow a placement, complete a placement assignment and write your thesis. My thesis is about how secondary-school pupils are prepared for the labour market or further education.

The programme is rather broad. I enjoy the variety in topics, and the lecturers also give you a lot of freedom to come up with your own ideas. You can delve more deeply into the topics that you are particularly interested in. In addition, the group is small, so you get to know each other quickly. The lecturers are very passionate about their subject, and they really know a lot about it – they are firmly grounded in the field.

After I graduate, I think I might like to work as a policy adviser dealing with youth issues, and I would also like to start up a company that helps young people choose what they want to study. This way I want to continue to create a link between practice and policy!

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