Career prospects

This programme leads to the Master of Science (MSc) diploma and the NVO registration as Educationalist, 'basis pedagoog' (also for international students). After receiving your diploma, you can work in various types of jobs.

Academic career

Past experience has shown that students who have completed this programme are well prepared for a job as a junior researcher or PhD candidate.

Transition to the labour market

The Master’s programme in Youth, Education and Society prepares you for professions 
•    that involve the development of pedagogical policy;
•    that put pedagogical support and advice centre stage;
•    that research pedagogical themes;
•    that analyse and use pedagogical knowledge in conjunction with other disciplines.

The target groups involved are:
•    citizens
•    pedagogical professionals
•    providers of support, education and care
•    policy advisors
•    institutions

•    lecturer for academic pedagogical training programmes
•    policy advisor at a ministry, province, municipality, umbrella and interest organisation of pedagogical services (at national or international level)
•    staff member or policy officer with youth services
•    policy and practice researcher for national and regional innovation and support institutions (at national or international level)
•    advisor or trainer at a consultancy (at national or international level)

Interested in where our graduates end up working? Check the Tracks page.

The courses I took during my Master’s are all coming together in my current job.

Career development

To help you prepare for your career and familiarise yourself with the labour market the programme, the faculty and Utrecht University offers several services and activities.