Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

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

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    1450
    Tuition (Year)
    234
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language

About

The Master Degree in Educational Sciences: Curriculum Design and Innovation is delivered by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The flexibility (in time and place) of online learning is joined with the often needed face to face support and real life contacts with students, teachers and researchers. The programme appeals to innovative methods and interactive technologies to support student learning, such as using discussion forums, blogs and wikis to support online collaborative learning and peer interaction. In addition, teaching and learning strategies such as case-based learning supported by online tools will be applied in this International Master Programme.

First step in the market

After completion of this programme, graduates have many options. They can be qualified for research positions in fundamental or applied research in Educational Sciences and related areas. They can work in different teacher education centers, centers for training and professional perfection, educational organizations, centers for educational media (multimedia and ‘edutainment’), and educational advising... Furthermore, they can also be employed at study services and specific training projects of private and semi – government institutions, institutions for higher education, governmental ministries and cabinets.

Phd

If you want to continue your academic career, you can apply for a PhD position at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. All you need is a promoter, research subject and sufficient funding.

International Opportunities

This programme offers opportunities to study abroad:

FINLAND
  • University of Tampere
SWEDEN
  • Stockholm University

Accreditation

  • 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
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 72

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

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

Application based admission

Students holding a Bachelors 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.

For more information, please visit programme website.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 1450 International
  • EUR 234 EU/EEA

  • EEA-student formula: Fixed fee = 234,10 +Fee per credit = 11,20
  • Non-EEA-student formula: Fixed fee = 1450,00+Fee per credit = 25,00

Funding

cholarships

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) participates in many scholarship programmes offering grants to all levels of study (from Bachelor to Ph.D level), in various regions, both for short and longer stays.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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