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The Master's in Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence focuses on general processes of socialisation and child rearing and offers insight into the development of young people.

The Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence (DaSCA) programme focuses on general processes of socialisation and child rearing and on normative developmental pathways. Considerable attention is given to the risk factors involved in the development of children and adolescents with a view to developing treatment strategies and preventive systematic intervention programmes. The programme courses focus on theory and research in development and socialisation in childhood and adolescence, methodology and statistics, and basic academic skills. In the second year students will complete an internship and write their thesis in the form of a draft research article for international publication. Until now about 70% of DaSCA graduates obtained a PhD position within 4 months of graduation, whereas the the other graduates obtained research jobs outside university. Looking for more information? On you will find more information on the study programme, on where our alumni start their professional careers and much more.


diplomaMSc Development and Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence (research)
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
maximum aantal plaatsen: 20
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Utrecht?

The highly regarded Keuzegids Master 2015 (a Dutch ranking of Master's programmes) ranked Utrecht University's Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolesence programme as the best in its field in the Netherlands.
In the national student survey (de Nationale Studenten Enquête, or NSE) in 2014, the DaSCA programme received a mean score of 4.73 on a 5-point scale (1 = very unsatisfied to 5 = very satisfied) and was the best-rated Master's programme at Utrecht University.
DaSCA is one of the oldest (since 2004) and best established Master's programme in this field in the Netherlands. In terms of research orientation and advanced level of study, the programme is designed for Master's students interested in pursuing a career in research.

All courses and communications are in English, and the programme is designed to allow you to practice advanced English, communication skills while gaining an international perspective on topics related to development and socialisation. Some of the lecturers are from abroad (US, Belgium, Croatia, and Finland) or hold positions abroad (UK), and the programme attracts a number of international students. You will also have the opportunity to visit English-speaking conferences held in the Netherlands and organised by the participating research groups.

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In the first year of the curriculum, you will learn to integrate theories (from the theoretical and research courses) and methods (from the methodology and statistics courses) in the concrete assignments of the research practicals.
The second year includes:

  • Two general courses on theory and research
  • One course on academic skills and methodology and statistics
  • Internship and writing a Master's research thesis

One of the courses in this programme is an elective course. The aim of this course is to provide useful additional expertise in selected fields of development and socialisation research, complementing what you have learned in other DaSCA courses. The elective course is chosen individually, according to the specific needs of each individual student and in close consultation with the coordinator. Typically, the elective is a course from another Research Master's programme or from the academic Master's programmes in Clinical Child and Family Studies, Child and Adolescent Psychology, or Youth Studies.

1e jaar
Cognitive and motor (dis)abilities in childhood: A developmental-constructivist approach
Context of psychological development in childhood: Family processes, peer relationships and culture
Human development and developmental psychopathology
Introduction in multilevel and structural equation modelling
Multivariate statistics in practice
Relationships, personality and adjustment in adolescence
Research practical I
Research practical II
ontraden vak stage
2e jaar
Advanced topical seminar in development and socialisation research
Assessment, treatment, and evaluation
Master's thesis
Research seminar


taal van onderwijs100% en
To provide the theoretical and methodological basis for the analysis of family socialization and parenting, cognitive and social development in childhood and adolescence, and for studying interventions.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 april 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 10237
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 15167
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 april 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Students with a GPA of 3.4 (or the Dutch equivalent of 7.5) or higher are eligible. Students with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.4 (Dutch equivalent: 7 or better) may be eligible and will have a chance of being selected if their previous studies fit well with the Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolesence programme, according to the programme's Admissions Committee.

This programme has a statistical entry requirement, which entails the following:

  1. a basic course in introductory statistics including topics such: univariate descriptive statistics, correlation, univariate regression, one-way analysis of variance (both descriptive and inferential) and a basic course in the methodology of behavioural and/or social science research (experimentation, surveys, observational studies);
  2. knowledge of multivariate analysis tools such as factor analysis, reliability, multiple regression, analysis of variance, dummy variables;
  3. hands on experience with the tools just mentioned (for example, experience with SPSS).

In total, it is expected that studentes have followed courses totalling approximately 20 EC. If either (2) or (3) is (partly) lacking, this can be remedied in a course of multivariate analysis offered by the Summer School of Utrecht University.

Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

bron: Nibud
336kamerhuur in Utrechtrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1204totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven


38 studenten volgen deze opleiding
95% daarvan is vrouw
6 eerstejaars gestart in 2014
100% daarvan is vrouw
30526 studenten aan de Universiteit Utrecht
59% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Utrecht

66691studenten studerend
31446studenten woonachtig   
€ 336gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
18 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
algemeen oordeel4.34.3


De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence aan de Universiteit Utrecht is beoordeeld door 24 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.3 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Of our graduates, 65% entered a PhD programme.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The connection between this Master's programme and the job market is excellent. Of 71 DaSCA alumni who graduated in previous years (up to 2013), all are employed.

The programme is designed as preparation for PhD studies. However, it also provides training for students who wish to pursue a professional career as a researcher outside of a university setting.
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vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baanzeer slecht
salaris na 1,5 jaar zeer slecht
kans op een vaste baan zeer slecht
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

Potentiële beroepen

  • hoogleraar pedagogiek
  • onderwijsinspecteur
  • onderwijskundige
  • pedagogisch adviseur
  • pedagoog
  • schoolbegeleider
  • universitair (hoofd)docent pedagogiek
bron: UWV


T: 030 2532670
Dr. Maja Dekovic

Programme Coordinator

T: (030) 253 29 83
Studie-informatiepunt FSW
T: (030) 253 4949
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