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Youth 0-21 Society and Policy

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

Do you want to...

  • Explore how interventions can improve the wellbeing 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 scientific research in improving interventions and youth policy?

Then this Master's program might be just ideal for you! Completing this program equips you with

  • State-of-the-art knowledge of youth research, practices, and policy, how they are linked and how they can improve each other
  • The skills to design, carry out, and evaluate youth policy and interventions using interdisciplinary and international insights
  • A reflexive, critical attitude towards youth policies, practices and innovations

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.

Do you want to...

  • Explore how interventions can improve the wellbeing 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?

Then this Master's program might be just ideal for you! Completing this program equips you with...

  • State-of-the-art knowledge of youth research, practices, and policy, how they are linked and how they can improve each other
  • The skills to design, carry out, and evaluate youth policy and interventions using interdisciplinary and international insights
  • A reflexive, critical attitude towards youth policies, practices and innovations

Meer over deze opleiding
  • Testimonial van Janet Hofman

    "That the master track YSP focuses on all youth in general appealed to me a lot."

    "That the master track YSP focuses on all youth in general appealed to me a lot.The genuinely diverse interesting topics discussed in the different courses have taken me by surprise and it has enlightened me in how transformative practices can benefit youth care and (inclusive) education professionals

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    – Janet Hofman
  • Testimonial van Greetje Timmerman

    "This course gives you the conceptual and practical tools to make things better for children and young people."

    – Greetje Timmerman
  • Testimonial van Mónica López López

    It's not just about learning the best research evidence, it's about learning how to use it appropriately.

    This knowledge will help our students to choose the most effective policies and practices in their future jobs.

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    – Mónica López López
  • Testimonial van Pauline Schreuder

    "Our learning communities provide excellent opportunities for discussing policies and research, and for peer learning by sharing knowledge and experiences while working on assignments."

    – Pauline Schreuder
  • Testimonial van Tina Kretschmer

    Because the lecturers on this program are also intensively involved in internationally recognized research, our teaching is always informed by the latest findings.

    Because the lecturers on this program are also intensively involved in internationally recognized research, our teaching is always informed by the latest findings.

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    – Tina Kretschmer
  • Testimonial van Anne Heslinga

    "I participated in a project about LGBTQ youth. How can you provide information at schools so that everyone is accepted as he or she is? Together with my groupmates, I wrote a plan for that."

    Before I started this Master's degree programme, I studied Educational Sciences and there I missed the practical aspect of the field. I wanted to be able to apply what I had learnt. So I attended the Master's information events. The Master's programme Youth, Society and Policy was just new and it promised to provide the link I was looking for, the link between practice and science. In addition, policy was addressed. That was important to me.

    In this Master’s degree programme you will learn about youth care in general and the policy that is involved. Course units focus on subjects including implementation, international policy,  foster care and child abuse.

    In the first two blocks you will follow a number of course units. You will not be tested by written examinations, but by projects and essays. I appreciate that. I participated in a project about LGBTQ youth. How can you provide information at schools so that everyone is accepted as he or she is? Together with my groupmates, I wrote a plan for that. That kind of project is very concrete, and leads to a tangible result that you can be proud of.

    After the theory part, you will do a work placement and write your thesis. I am currently doing a placement at Yorneo, in Drenthe, an organization which provides all kinds of assistance with regard to raising children. There I did my placement at foster care. I would like to work at in foster care later. A place where you are really involved with people.

    I think it’s very important to do things you care about and that you find worthwhile. That’s really the case with this Master’s degree programme. You have room to pursue your interests, and dive in deeply. A bonus is that my English has greatly improved, so that I can analyse texts critically now.

    Anne Heslinga, 22 years old, master student.

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    – Anne Heslinga
  • Testimonial van Richard Boer

    The things I learned in the first few months of theory worked well for my internship. I was very well prepared.

    Hi, my name is Richard Boer and I am 49 years old. I study the master's degree programme 'Youth, Society and Policy'. Originally I am a system therapist and I am also a teacher at the 'Hogeschool Leeuwarden'.

    I wanted to do a master’s degree and then I heard about this new study programme. I have been to an information event twice and based on that I made my choice. Especially the fact that you are working with policies greatly encouraged me.

    I am very pleased with the structure of the study programme. The first few months are dedicated to theory, like International policy and Implementation science (implementatiekunde). It leans towards Sociology but it has also something to do with Education (Onderwijskunde). We think about issues like ‘How do you develop a project in an organization?’, and ‘A new method will be introduced, but how should this be addressed?’

    With some fellow students we have produced a policy piece. That was very nice to do!

    After a few months of theory, your internship will start. I am currently doing an internship at the municipality of Leeuwarden. During such an internship you will get to know an organization at the policy level. I learn what it is like to work with different parties who all want something from, in this case, the municipality of Leeuwarden. Very interesting! In addition, the things I learned in the first few months of theory worked well for my internship. I was very well prepared.

    This year, only ten people study ‘Youth, Society and Policy’. I like that very much, because you have a lot of contact with your fellow students and your teachers. Moreover, it is an international study. This year we had two students from Germany and Spain. In this way, you learn something about the policy in other countries and how they shape it. The language is English, and I like that too. My English has therefore improved quite a lot during the past few months.

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    – Richard Boer
Feiten & Cijfers
Titel/Graad
MSc in Pedagogische Wetenschappen
Croho code
66607
Type opleiding
Master
Voertaal
Engels (100%)
Duur
12 maanden (60 ECTS)
Start
Februari, SeptemberFebruari, September
Vorm
voltijd
Faculteit
Gedrags- en maatschappijwetenschappen
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