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Education and Child Studies (Research)



September - February 


2 year



This programme aims to teach students how they can independently derive a research question in the field of Education and Child Studies. Students learn how they can contribute to the development of new fundamental theoretical insights or well-grounded practical theories by conducting scientific research. The research master’s programme trains students to become scientist-practitioners who can bridge the gap between research and practice.


Graduates are prepared for functions in the public or private sector in which advanced research skills and substantial practical research experience are among the qualifications required (research agencies or research departments in businesses or governmental organisations). At the same time the master’s programme trains students for functions or educational courses in which scientific research is performed for an academic dissertation and doctoral degree in the sciences.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in one of the behavioural sciences or a degree in an equivalent programme. Specialisation-specific knowledge and training in research methods and methods and statistics (minimum of 20 EC) are required.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 6.5 / TOEFL internet-based: 90

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences 

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.