Two tracks are available:
This track entails a clinical internship and therefore you must be able to speak and write Dutch.
You’ll need to apply for these internships yourself, based on the institutions that are listed in our ‘internship database’. Requests to enter this database are made through firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ll need to have acquired an internship by September 1, when the Master's programme starts. In this internship you will acquire supervised experience of day-to-day practice in the professional workplace and learn to work independently in an academic role as a scientific practitioner.
All internships fulfil the requirements of the Dutch (Professional) Association of Educationalists (NVO) for post master education in The Netherlands and many allow you to report on your diagnostic assessments for three cases as required for the Basic Registration in Diagnostic assessments.
Specific for this track, you will practice your clinical skills, such as problem analysis and the use of diagnostic assessment tools from a transnational perspective, as part of our clinical skills lab.
This track is meant for students who completed their previous education at a non-Dutch institution and are not fluent in speaking and writing Dutch. This track does not include an internship.
Frontiers in CCFES
This unique and interactive course is offered by top researchers in the field of Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies at Utrecht University from the Child and Adolescent Studies (CAS) and Education and Learning (EL) research programmes.
In a series of symposia, recent research findings regarding children, adolescents, education and learning will be presented by senior members of CAS and EL as well as by junior members who are currently performing their research projects at Utrecht University.
This course provides you with new and actual insights into the above mentioned fields and involves you in the discussion about the transnational potential of use in practice. This track does not fulfil the requirements of the Dutch (Professional) Association of Educationalists (NVO) for post master education in The Netherlands.
Master your own future
By choosing the content of your internship or clinical skills lab, thesis and electives, you can personalise your education: Master your own future. You can, for instance, become an expert in development and family issues in a specific developmental period, such as adolescence or infancy.
Please note: in order to guarantee a strong interaction between the theoretical and the practical part of the Master’s programme it is not possible to start Track 1 of the programme without an internship.
If you haven‘t already done so, it is highly recommended to contact us by mailing email@example.com to discuss possible opportunities if you do not have an internship at this stage.
Read more information about the process of searching an internship on the Internship page.
The entire programme consists of 60 EC.
The programme table shows all elements of the programme (including their order throughout the academic year).
Track 1: Care for children, youth and parents
|Block 1||Block 2||Block 3||Block 4||Year-round|
|Critical Thinking for Clinical Professionals (5 EC)||Elective course (5 EC) / Diagnostic Registration (5 EC)||Clinical professional in different contexts (5 EC)||n/a||Academic Professional (3.5 EC) / Juveniles and Law (1.5 EC) / Internship (20 EC) / Thesis (20 EC)|
Track 2: Care for children, youth and parents: a transnational perspective
|Block 1||Block 2||Block 3||Block 4||Year-round|
|Critical Thinking for Clinical Professionals (5 EC)||Elective course (5 EC) / Frontiers in Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies (5 EC)||Clinical professional in different contexts (5 EC)||n/a||Academic Professional (3.5 EC) / Juveniles and Law (1.5 EC) / Clinical Skills Lab (15 EC) / Thesis (20 EC)|
In the Master’s programme you have the opportunity to create your own unique profile by choosing:
- For Track 1: The content of your internship. In the period before the start of the Master’s programme you were able to choose an internship.
- For Track 2: The content of the specific diagnostic assessments and part of treatment programmes you want to focus on.
- For Track 1 and 2: The subject of your thesis. At the beginning of the Master’s programme in September, you are able to choose a thesis project (and subject) that fits your interest the best.
- For Track 1 and 2: Elective course in period 2. In period 2 of the Master’s programme you can select a course (5 EC) offered by the entire Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences or at a different university.
Information about the enrolment procedure will be offered on Blackboard at the end of period 1.
Find the complete range of elective courses, including course descriptions, on our elective courses page.
You can also sign up for the Three Clinical Cases for the registration regarding Diagnostic Assessments, provided you work in an internship that allows you to work on these diagnostic assessments.
Aim of the programme
After completing the Master’s programme you are skilled to make a considerable academic contribution in analysing issues in raising and socializing children, preventing impact of risk factors, and supporting and guiding the parents, children or adolescents and professionals involved.