"I participated in a project about LGBTQ youth. How can you provide information at schools so that everyone is accepted as he or she is? Together with my groupmates, I wrote a plan for that."
Before I started this Master's degree programme, I studied Educational Sciences and there I missed the practical aspect of the field. I wanted to be able to apply what I had learnt. So I attended the Master's information events. The Master's programme Youth, Society and Policy was just new and it promised to provide the link I was looking for, the link between practice and science. In addition, policy was addressed. That was important to me.
In this Master’s degree programme you will learn about youth care in general and the policy that is involved...
After the theory part, you will do a work placement and write your thesis. I am currently doing a placement at Yorneo, in Drenthe, an organization which provides all kinds of assistance with regard to raising children. There I did my placement at foster care. I would like to work at in foster care later. A place where you are really involved with people.
I think it’s very important to do things you care about and that you find worthwhile. That’s really the case with this Master’s degree programme. You have room to pursue your interests, and dive in deeply. A bonus is that my English has greatly improved, so that I can analyse texts critically now.
Anne Heslinga, 22 years old, master student.
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