Utrecht University

Science Education and Communication, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    18201
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

If you are broadly interested in science, and feel an urge to understand the social significance of your field of expertise, then it is worth looking at the details of this programme.

If you want to obtain a teacher degree, your internship will be at school. For other students, the internship could also be in informal educational settings, such as a science museum. Dependent on your specific choices, you may also earn a first-degree teacher qualification in one of the sciences (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science or astronomy). As a graduate of this programme, your job perspectives may include science and mathematics teacher, educational researcher, staff member at a science museum, or communication advisor at a public health institution. There is a strong need in society for such professionals who can bridge the gap between science and the public, both in formal education, and in informal settings.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Types of teaching (in year 1):

  • theory: 25%
  • practice: 50%
  • self study: 25%

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 0%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 0%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 5%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 0%

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Specialities:

Research and development:

Graduates from the track Research and development, and graduates from the track Teacher Degree who do not opt for a position as a teacher, find their way in a wide variety of careers.

Teacher Degree:

After completing the track Teacher Degree, you will be qualified as a teacher for one of the school subjects in both lower and upper secondary education.

U-TEACH:

Are you fascinated by other cultures? Do you have a global or European perspective? And most of all, would you like an extra challenge: teaching your school subject in English?

Detailed Programme Facts

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Bachelor's degree (BSc) with a major emphasis on one of the natural sciences, mathematics or computer science.

In order to qualify for a teacher qualification within the programme, there are additional content requirements. Bachelor’s degrees that satisfy these requirements are:

  • BSc degree in Biology (biology teacher)
  • BSc degree in Chemistry (chemistry teacher)
  • BSc degree in Physics (physics teacher)
  • BSC degree in Mathematics (mathematics teacher)
  • BSc degree in Computer Science (computer science teacher)

Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 18201 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
  • Holland Scholarship
  • Utrecht Sylff Scholarships

For outstanding graduates from University College Utrecht and Economics and Business Economics (UU)

  • Canadian student loans
  • Fulbright / NAF
  • US Federal Loans
  • Erasmus+ Master loans

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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