Parenting and Child Development (MSc)
With the knowledge, tools and practical experience you will have obtained as a graduate of the master’s specialisation Parenting and Child Development, you will be able to effectively contribute to promoting optimal caregiving and child development.
You will have the skills to
- analyze and answer questions about parenting, caregiving and child development in an academic way, and
- apply and/or develop programmes that aim to optimize caregiving of parents and professional caregivers, tailored to the needs of the child.
These skills can be applied in a wide variety of institutions and companies. Specific examples of the careers of our alumni are: family coach at a child welfare organization (e.g., 'Centrum voor jeugd en gezin'), policy maker ('pedagogisch beleidsmedewerker' in Dutch) at a childcare organization, freelancer in providing (professional) caregivers advice on parenting and caregiving, co-ordinator at an adoption agency, and researcher in the field of parenting and child development.
As a researcher in the field of Parenting and Child Development you contribute to the scientific knowledge of child development, parenting and daycare.
Interested in the research we do at Leiden University? Read more about our research on the website of Education and Child Studies.