Science Education and Communication, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • Dutch, English (take IELTS)
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) ,
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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


What you will learn

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.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to Science Communication
  • Introduction to Communication Sciences
  • Science Journalism
  • Science Communication and Innovation
  • Communication Policy and Strategy
  • Science and technology courses
  • Designing Educational and Communication Products and Processes
  • Research Methodology in Social Sciences
  • Integration of Science Education and Communication
  • Science Communication Colloquia
  • Research Project Preperation
  • Science and Technology courses

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Dutch
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:

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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15000 International
  • EUR 1984 EU/EEA


Numerous scholarships are awarded to admitted students with exceptional promise and outstanding academic achievement by the university, its faculties, departments and industry partners. Consideration for these scholarships requires students to have been admitted to their MSc Programme. Make sure you submit your application as early as possible to be in time for all the scholarship deadlines. More information:

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