M.Sc. Science Education and Communication

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR13650 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Dutch, English (Find a course)
Delft University of Technology | Delft, Netherlands
TU Delft has established a unique Master’s programme to help prepare scientists to fill key roles as communicators who can link the world of science and technology to society at large, and as educators who teach young people about science and technology.

Description of Science Education and Communication


The SEC MSc programme builds on a Bachelor of Science degree. Students will explore the scientific and engineering topics they studied at the undergraduate level in greater depth, while being introduced to education and science communication topics. The MSc provides students with the knowledge and skills to articulate and communicate important messages to fellow scientists and to a lay public. Graduates will acquire the skills to design and deliver effective communication and education in the domain of science and technology.

Programme tracks

Science Education and Communication offers 2 tracks:

Science Education Track (Teacher training)

With this training track you can qualify as an upper secondary school teacher in the fields of Computer Science, Physics, Design, Chemistry or Mathematics. Teachers at this level have thorough knowledge and pedagogical skills and teach in upper HAVO and VWO.

Science Communication Track

TU Delft has established a unique Master’s programme to help prepare students to fill key roles as communicators who can link the world of science and technology to society at large. You can enrol in the Science Communication track for either a single MSc degree or for a double MSc degree. The double degree track allows you to obtain two MSc diplomas in the course of a three-year programme, combining Science Communication with a scientific or technical MSc degree programme.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline April
Tuition fee
  • EUR 13650 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1951 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

MSc Science Education and Communication - Science Communication Track

Specialising in communication boosts your employability and helps take science and technology to the next level.

Looking beyond science and technology

“Twenty-first-century engineers will need to be trusted innovators, master integrators, enterprise enablers, technology stewards, and knowledge handlers,” according to Joseph Bordogna, former director of the US National Science Foundation. Future engineers will be expected to have much more than just a solid knowledge of, and skills in, science and technology.

Communication is an essential part of engineering. It raises the quality of your work and increases your employability. If you love science and engineering and want to make them work in practice, and you like working with people, then the Science Communication track is ideal for you.

Double degree

The Science Communication track can be followed as a single track or as a double degree track. The double degree track allows you to obtain two MSc diplomas during a three-year programme, combining Science Communication with a technical MSc programme.

Eight reasons to go for the Science Communication track
  • Learn to attune communication to social, political and organisational contexts in order to solve complex problems in science and technology.
  • Boost your employability and enhance your future career.
  • The opportunity to obtain a double MSc degree.
  • Supplement your scientific and technological insights with practical skills and knowledge of communication theory, policy and strategies.
  • Work with fellow students and professionals to solve realistic communication problems during course assignments and internships.
  • Graduate within a programme that is attuned your own preferences.
  • Become part of a multidisciplinary community of communication experts with different backgrounds.
Master's Programme

The track provides you with the knowledge and skills to design and optimize strategic communication processes within and between organisations and society. As such, you contribute to the quality of new and emerging science and technology, by attuning innovations to societal demands. The courseswithin the Science Communication track teach you to look at professional communication practices from a scientific perspective. You learn how to study, design and participate in effective and accurate communication between different stakeholders, ranging from other scientific experts to representatives from industry, policymakers and the general public

English Language Requirements

Requirements for Science Education and Communication

Applicants seeking admission to the MSc Programme in Science Communication should have a Bachelor’s degree in one of the natural sciences or technology subjects, related to those taught at TU Delft.

If you have already completed a suitable Master’s Programme and decide to enroll in the Science Communication track at a later stage, you may be able to complete the programme in less than the standard two years, as you may be exempted from some of the scientific course curriculum

Apart from the single MSc track, students are also offered the opportunity to obtain a double degree (MSc + MSc = 180 ECTS). This three-year double degree programme is available for students interested in acquiring knowledge and skills in communication, but who also wish to obtain a technological degree at the MSc level. For those students, the thesis for the technological MSc and the communication programme can be integrated into a single graduation thesis for both degrees.

Work Experience for Science Education and Communication

No work experience is required.

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