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Educational Sciences (research MSc)

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
24 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
Start of program
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Amsterdam

Program description

The 2-year Research Master in Educational Sciences: Parenting, Education and Child Development trains students to design, conduct, and report research in the field of child development and education.

The two-year Research Master's programme trains students to do research into the nature, development and explanation of children's attributes. While topics vary, they share the bioecological model as a common theoretical framework. Students conduct two projects to apply the knowledge and technical skills that they will acquire throughout the programme. After the programme, students are qualified for research positions in fundamental or applied research. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam has a strong tradition in empirical research and in connecting the teaching with the practice of research. In learning to develop their research skills, students will benefit from the department's extensive experimental research facilities, among which video-monitored observation rooms, a baby lab and an ERP research lab equipped with facilities for taking electro-physiological measurements. Students may also participate in observational and interventional research in families or classrooms, in large-scale skills-testing research on children and adults, or in conducting educational surveys using questionnaires for different target groups.

Admission requirements

Previous education

The programme is meant for students with a Bachelor's degree in Pedagogical
Sciences or in Educational Sciences, but the programme is also accessible for students with an Bachelor's degree in an adjacent study (e.g., in Psychology, Sociology) who want to specialise in pedagogical or educational research.

Previous education

The programme is meant for students with a Bachelor's degree in Pedagogical Sciences or in Educational Sciences, but the programme is also accessible for students with a Bachelor's degree in an adjacent study (e.g., in Psychology, Sociology) who want to specialise in pedagogical or educational research.

Written request

Applications must submit an application file as early as possible, but no later than 1 June.

Written request

Applicants must submit an application file as early as possible, but no later than 1 June.
Applicants should be motivated to become a researcher.

Assessment interview

For each applicant, the Admissions Committee studies the application file and, if appropriate, interviews the candidate, and decides on the admission. The decision is based on our selection criteria.

Assessment interview

For each applicant, the Admissions Committee studies the application file and, if appropriate, interviews the candidate, and decides on the admission. The decision is based on our selection criteria.

Knowledge minimum

Basic knowledge of research methods and applied statistics in social and behavioural science research.
Basic knowledge of child psychology (pedagogical sciences) or educational sciences.

Knowledge minimum

Basic knowledge of research methods and applied statistics in social and behavioural science research.
Basic knowledge of pedagogical or educational sciences.

Language test

Foreign students who are non-native English speakers should include English test results (of either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the Cambridge International
Examination)

Language test

Foreign students who are non-native English speakers should include English test results (of either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the Cambridge International
Examination)

Grade list

Excellent study results, with marks in the top segment of the graduating class. Special importance is attached to the study results of research methods and statistics, research practicums, and theses.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL internet based: 88

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