Children's Rights

Degree: Master
University: University of Amsterdam , Faculty: Faculty of Economics and Business
City: Amsterdam , Country: Netherlands
Discipline: Social Sciences
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  • Max Duration 12
  • Tuition fee € 1672
    € 10500 (non-EEA)
  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline April 1 (foreign or non-standard Dutch qualifications); March 1 (regular Dutch academic qualifications )
  • Programme Alternatives full-time
  • Educational Form taught
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    The programme in Children's Rights is a track of the Master's programme in International Development Studies. It offers international and Dutch students the opportunity to broaden and deepen their knowledge of issues related to international children's rights. The field of children's rights is discussed primarily from a social science perspective, but the programme also examines some of its legal aspects. Students who have completed this programme will:

    • have a good understanding of theories of childhood and the history of the field of children's rights;
    • understand the implications of children's rights for policy development and implementation;
    • be equipped with analytical tools for examining the conditions under which children live and the relevant best practices for their improvement;
    • be able to link the field of children's rights to the discipline of International Development Studies.

    Studying Childrens' Rights at the University of Amsterdam

    The programme in Children's Rights at the University of Amsterdam is an interdisciplinary programme in the social sciences that leads to a Master of Science (MSc) degree in International Development Studies. The interdisciplinary character of the curriculum and the students' backgrounds is an attractive feature of this programme. Close connections with the European Network of Masters in Children's Rights provide access to expertise at other European universities.

    Amsterdam itself is a city with a long and important history in the development of international relations, commerce and law, and is today among the most lively, diverse and cosmopolitan cities in the world. The nearby International Court of Justice in The Hague has made the Netherlands an international centre for human rights issues.


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