M.Sc in Youth, Education and Society, Netherlands 2019

Utrecht University

Study in:Netherlands
Deadline: 1 April 2019


Do you want to make a contribution to these contemporary social challenges involving the relationship between children and youth and their guardians/educators? Do you want to help draft new policies that can improve the position, welfare and development of children, youth and their parents?The Youth, Education and Society program offered by Utrecht University will teach you about:

  • the quality of pedagogical and educational services, such as childcare, youth care, schools and sports clubs;
  • how to look at pedagogy that addresses societal issues such as cultural diversity, inclusion, and social justice;
  • how to use academic pedagogical knowledge in intercultural, interdisciplinary, and international collaboration;
  • professional practice in relation to initiatives undertaken by civil society and youth themselves.


This programme leads to the Master of Science (MSc) diploma and the NVO registration as Educationalist (basis pedagoog). After receiving your diploma, you can work in various types of jobs.

Past experience has shown that students who have completed this program are well prepared for a job as a junior researcher or PhD candidate.

Program Structure

Courses included:

  • Youth, Education and Society: Paradigms & Practices
  • Youth, Education and Society: Global Perspectives and Cultural Diversity
  • Youth, Education and Society: Academic Professional
  • Youth, Education and Society: Perspectives on Cultural Diversity and Social Inclusion in Education
  • Youth, Education and Society: Practical

Academic Requirements

  • Students are considered for admission if they have a Bachelor’s degree from a non-Dutch university that is comparable in terms of level, orientation and scope to a Dutch Bachelor’s in pedagogy (in Dutch: pedagogiek), roughly defined as concerning issues of children, youth and education. In most countries the terminology is different from the Dutch.
  • Our Admissions Office will determine whether a non-Dutch academic degree is equivalent to a 3-year Bachelor’s degree at a Dutch research university.
  • If your degree is assessed as less than equivalent to a 3-year Dutch research university degree, or as a bachelor from a university of applied sciences, you are most likely not eligible for admission.


Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university.  You can begin your search for funding by reviewing the list below, which contains some of the scholarships and loans available to international students:

  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
  • Holland Scholarships
  • Orange Tulip Scholarships
  • Canadian student loans
  • Fulbright / NAF
  • US Federal Loans
  • Erasmus+ Master loans

Detailed Program Facts

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