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Description of Science Education and Communication

Do you have solid knowledge in one of the sciences, do you enjoy sharing your knowledge, and would you like to deepen your insight in education and communication processes? Then the Master’s programme in Science Education and Communication may be your choice.

In this programme, you will gain theoretical insights and practical skills in both formal and informal educational practices. Your science discipline will be put in a broader societal perspective, and you will develop your own views on how your discipline should be relevant to secondary education and to the public at large. The internships and the research project in science education and communication will support you to develop as a skillful practitioner as well as an innovator.

This two-year programme can be your gateway to careers, such as:
  • Teacher in secondary or higher education
  • Educational design
  • Science writing or editing
  • Museum education
  • Science education research.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Start in 1 February: October (non-EEA: September). Start in 1 September: June (non-EEA: April).
Tuition fee
  • EUR 19080 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1951 Year (EEA)
Start date February  2016, September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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.


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.


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.

Requirements for Science Education and Communication

Additional subject: You should preferably have successfully completed a Bachelor's course in 'Orientation to Communication and Education in Practice' (OCEP) and/or have proven teaching experience.

Written request

Grade list

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1
  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • IELTS writing: 6
  • TOEFL paper based: 580
  • TOEFL computer based: 237
  • TOEFL internet based: 93

Work Experience for Science Education and Communication

No work experience is required.

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