Examine youth issues from an interdisciplinary perspective
Are you interested in themes such as adolescents' substance use and addiction problems, antisocial and criminal behaviour, marginalisation and exclusion, excessive use of social media, and social inequalities and mental and physical health? Would you like to know why Dutch youngsters are among the happiest in Europe?
The minor Youth Studies will enable you to look beyond the limits of individual fields of study. You will learn to observe and examine specific issues by combining different social scientific disciplines (psychology, pedagogical sciences, sociology, anthropology) in an interdisciplinary approach.
By integrating knowledge from different disciplines you will be able to advance fundamental understanding of youth issues and to address youth problems with solutions that are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research. Additionally, you will gain knowledge about policies and interventions regarding youth issues and develop academic skills to conduct research in the field of youth.