What differentiates this Master's from similar programmes at other universities?
Youth Studies at Utrecht University combines behavioural perspectives with social perspectives. This interdisciplinary approach will teach you multiple kinds of basic skills, such as:
- analysing problems from different angles.
- designing, applying and evaluating interventions that are meant to influence individual behaviour. These can be behavioural interventions to reduce youngsters' drugs/alcohol abuse or compulsive smartphone use.
- designing, applying and evaluating policies: measures meant to change the 'rules' of society. These can be a higher minimum age for youngsters to legally buy alcohol and policies regarding soft drugs.
In practice, society requires professionals capable of analysing and intervening in both behaviour and policy to solve problems.