Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Educational Sciences: Curriculum Design and Innovation, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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It prepares students for research into the nature, development and features of educational actors, institutions, related policies, and processes in educational development and educational practices.

This Educational Sciences: Curriculum Design and Innovation programme is offered by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

Lifelong learning

Lifelong learning is a hot issue not only in Europe, but in the entire world. Education is often used as a strategy for many purposes. Education doesn’t stop when leaving school. Education is everywhere: in the media, in the private sector, in our spare time… Not only locally, but globally and internationally too the importance of education is highlighted. An international Master in Educational Sciences will therefore be an added value on your curriculum vitae.

Because of the specific characteristics and advantages of a blended learning approach, both international students and/or students with a job are addressed. Other students with a special interest in this International Master Programme are of course allowed to apply as well.


  • NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization) accredited programme

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Approaches to Teaching and Assessment
  • Selected Chapters in Education and Training
  • Professional Development Support
  • Research Seminar for Educational Sciences
  • Management for Educational Change
  • Modern Educational Systems
  • Electronic Learning Environments and E-learning Design
  • Management and Innovation for the Social and Non-profit
  • Curriculum Development
  • Internship Educational Sciences
  • Master Thesis Educational Sciences
  • Case Studies Curriculum design and Innovation
  • Social and Cultural Transition Strategies for Sustainability and Development
  • Lifespan Education
  • Approaches to Language Teaching and Learning for Multilingual Education

Detailed Programme Facts

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Direct access is granted for students with a Belgian Bachelor’s degree in
  • educational sciences
  • pedagogical sciences
  • psychology
  • adult education sciences

Application based admission

Students holding a Bachelor’s degree in other related social sciences can apply as well. An Admission Board will evaluate the applications on an individual basis. The degrees must have been achieved in an officially recognized institution.

Candidates without direct access to the master programme of educational sciences, but who are meeting all the other requirements and showing great potential may, at the discretion of the Board, be granted an admission or a conditional admission.

Candidates with a conditional admission must follow an additional programme to provide the missing credits. The courses for this programme will be determined by the Admissions Board and must be successfully completed during the first master year as a prerequisite for being considered in the end-of-year deliberation. Students will not graduate or receive credits for the master curriculum until they have passed all of the courses in this additional programme.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 2950 International
  • EUR 890 EU/EEA
  • EEA: €230 (fixed) + €11 (per ECTS)
  • Non EEA: €1450 (fixed) + €25 (per ECTS)



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