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In this masterspecialisation, you will learn how diversities like ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual preference or socio-economic class may influence the kinds of problems children and youth experience, how they express these and in which ways you need to take these diversities into account as a professional pedagogue.

Taking diversity into account as a professional

You will take five obligatory courses. In the course ‘International Perspectives on Treatment and Care’, you will get a solid theoretical base on how and which diversities matter in care. During the course ‘Dealing with diversities in Care', you will be provided with various case-studies, exercises and training elements, in which you will reflect on your own prejudices and ethics, and practice on how to be sensitive to backgrounds and context of various groups. This course is only accessible for those who follow the whole master. Furthermore you will take courses on coaching, complex systems, and on juvenile law, policy and ethics.

In this program you can focus on counseling or policy and research. Dutch students who aim to get their 'klinische aantekening' need to follow the Diagnostiek course, whereas those interested in pursuing a career in policy need to take either ‘policy cycle’ or ‘Gender and Diversities’ (in organisations).

Moreover you can choose a specific target group or theme (e.g. ethnic minorities, sex, sexuality) and follow additional elective courses on topics like religion, gender and sexualities or developing countries.

It is strongly encouraged to match both your internship and the writing of your master thesis with the subject of your interest. We will support you in following your practical training abroad in the Spring semester if you so desire.