Evidence-Based Education, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
How can we use research evidence to inform educational practice? What factors at the macro, meso and micro levels of the educational system determine the success of educational interventions? The Evidence-Based Education programme is offered by the University of Groningen.


The Evidence-Based Education programme is offered by the University of Groningen. The Master's track Evidence-Based Education at the University of Groningen aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of how educational research can contribute to the development of effective educational innovations and to the improvement of the quality of education. 

We strive for education that promotes the academic, meta-cognitive, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes of all students, regardless of their background characteristics and learning abilities. Stable educational improvement can only occur if there is a solid knowledge base to feed educational practice, from macro (e.g., policy), meso (e.g., school organization) to micro levels (e.g., classroom processes). 

Bridging the gap between research and educational practice requires graduates that can understand, assess and generate solid evidence, and can translate these insights into educational initiatives that are fully responsive to the societal issues and contexts in which they are embedded.

Job prospects

  • Careers in educational policy and counselling, research and practice at a senior level
  • Careers in all sectors of public and private education and training
  • Ideal for research-oriented educational professionals who would like to expand their knowledge base and research skills

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Evidence-Based Education           
  • Learning problems         
  • Methods and techniques for evaluation-research 
  • Theory of learning and instruction     
  • Advanced research methods                     
  • Capita Selecta: Systematic review          
  • Tutor-group                       
  • Design of learning environments                                       
  • Internship                                  
  • Organizational management                            
  • Master thesis
For more information, please visit the programme's website

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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    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:


    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

  • The applicants who meet all the requirements stated above will be invited to a Skype/Facetime interview with the admission board. In this interview the antecedents of the candidate will be discussed in depth.
  • Good knowledge of research methodology, basic statistics and educational psychology. Knowledge on statistics must be proven by means of a mandatory statistics test. 
  • Candidates must supply two references/letters of recommendation from academic referees who have detailed knowledge of their academic record.

  • Write (type) a letter (no larger than one A4 sheet) explaining your motivation to follow this programme. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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