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Education and Child Studies

Leiden University · Social and Behavioural Sciences

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements available at: Education and Child Studies

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

In the Education and Child Studies Master, you choose a specialization from one of the disciplines of educational sciences. In all the specializations , the academic training of students comes first.

The Master's Education and Child Studies is an academic program in which the connection between theory , research and practice is central. You learn to look for evidence-based solutions to problems that arise in education . Right from the start , you choose a specialization. All specializations have one common box over the practice of empirical research. The rest of the year you will study the scientific knowledge in your area of preference, you follow an internship and you do a Masters Project, in which you conduct an investigation and write a report about it .

These are the specializations that you can choose from.

  1. Applied Neuroscience in Education and Child Studies

For those interested in the relationship between neuro- cognitive and biological factors and learning, behavior and emotions on the other.

2. Forensic family pedagogy

This specialization is designed for students who like to work like forensic pedagogue at the intersection of education, (criminal) law , prevention and treatment.

3. Family Studies

Who wants to be an expert on the development of children within the family and the child choose this specialization.

4. Children with learning and behavioral problems in education

You will learn how children with behavioral problems , developmental and learning disabilities and emotional and social problems can identify at school on the basis of scientific understanding and diagnosing and how to adjust your teaching .

5. Learning Disabilities

In this specialization , you will learn to recognize and treat common learning disabilities .

6. Education Studies

Is dedicated to the factors that make the process of learning, reading and math influence in students.

7. Pedagogy

In this specialization are serious developmental and behavioral problems in the development of children and adolescents central.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 1,951 (2015-2016)
International students
€ 16,000 (2015-2016)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

International Study Team