Youth 0-21 Society and Policy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
The Youth 0-21 Society and Policy programme is offered by the University of Groningen. 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

About

The Mastertrack Youth 0-21, Society & Policy offered by the University of Groningen uses a multidisciplinary approach. You will study a broad range of issues related to the well-being of children and young people in an international context. During assignments and discussions, you will practice bridging the gap between policy, research and practice on complex issues and with various stakeholders. All students are encouraged to participate in an Academic Learning Community, in order to share knowledge and to achieve a broader and more global understanding. A research project – including an internship in a professional organisation – allows students to further develop their academic skills, resulting in a thesis. 

Job prospects

After completing this Master's program, you will be able to apply for positions in the practical and research fields. Some examples are listed below:

  • Team coordinator in a child and youth organization where you are responsible for quality assurance and improvement of the work of practitioners by supervising, coordinating, offering support and/or leadership
  • Quality commissioner of a child and youth organization where you interact with other organizations and researchers to bridge sources of knowledge of good practice
  • In an Agency for Quality Improvement, where you work with researchers, team coordinators and quality employees of child and youth organizations to monitor and improve the quality of professional practice
  • Child & youth officer where you work as a member of a team of civil servants with policy makers, child & youth organizations, and agencies for quality improvement
  • Scientist practitioner where you work with children and their families, and offer support to teachers and other adults who are partners in parenting, and initiate and support activities that stimulate civil society and inclusive education
  • If working on the thesis inspires you to do more research, you can apply for PhD positions, write your own PhD proposal, or explore possibilities in governmental and non-governmental research agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Conceptions of youth in policy and research 
  • Innovations in youth care and education 
  • Minority Youth: Inequality and Inequity
  • Transforming youth care and inclusive education
  • Youth Transitions
  • Internship (Netherlands or abroad) 
  • Master's thesis 
For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Requirements:
  • If you have any deficiencies in connection with Statistics and Research Methodology then we offer the possibility to take pre-master courses.
  • 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
  • Candidates must supply two references/letters of recommendation from academic referees who have detailed knowledge of their academic record.
  • Write (type) a letter (no larger than one A4 sheet) explaining your motivation to follow this programme. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Groningen

750 - 1000 EUR/month
Living Costs

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Funding

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