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MSc Child Development and Education

Catalog id : 60212
 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15830 EUR
2006 EUR
2006 EUR

Application fee

International 0 EUR
National 0 EUR
Graduate School of Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
GRE (avg)315
GMAT (avg)600

World University Ranking

About this course

The Research Master's in Child Development and Education is an intensive, selective two-year programme that trains students to become researchers in the field of parenting, education and child development.

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Eligibility Criteria

The following criteria are set for admission:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in pedagogical sciences, educational sciences, developmental psychology, or a related field (e.g., psychology, sociology).
  • Basic knowledge of research methods and applied statistics in social and behavioural science research.
  • Excellent study results, with marks in the top segment of graduation. Special importance is attached to the study results for research methods and statistics, research practicals and theses.
  • Good writing skills, as indicated by written academic work (e.g., a paper or thesis).
  • Sufficient active and passive proficiency in English, as indicated by a letter of motivation and the application interview.  Non-native English speakers are required to take a test. However, non-native English speakers who have successfully finished an English-taught programme at university level are released from this obligation. Dutch students with a “VWO-diploma” do not have to take an English test either.
  • An active interest in research, as indicated by earlier study results, a letter of motivation and the application interview.
  • The ambition to become a researcher, as indicated by a letter of motivation and the application interview.

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Course Modules

The programme takes two years to complete. In order to graduate, students must attain 120 ECTS credits. A distinction is made in the curriculum between:

  • disciplinary courses 
  • courses in methods and statistics 
  • writing and presentation skills
  • internship and research projects 

Information Brochure: http://www.uva.nl/binaries/content/assets/programmas/child-development-and-education-research-master/informatie-en-aanmelding/information-resma-cde-17-18.pdf?2958429820102

Course Catalogue: http://studiegids.uva.nl/xmlpages/page/2015-2016/zoek-opleiding/opleiding/1641


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How to Apply

Please be sure to follow each step carefully.  

  • Register in Studielink
  • Application file submission
  • General application procedure (same for Dutch and International students):
  • Pay the Tuition Fee

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