Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Educational Sciences: Curriculum Design and Innovation, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


The Master Degree in Educational Sciences: Curriculum Design and Innovation is delivered by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The flexibility (in time and place) of online learning is joined with the often needed face to face support and real life contacts with students, teachers and researchers. The programme appeals to innovative methods and interactive technologies to support student learning, such as using discussion forums, blogs and wikis to support online collaborative learning and peer interaction. In addition, teaching and learning strategies such as case-based learning supported by online tools will be applied in this International Master Programme.

First step in the market

After completion of this programme, graduates have many options. They can be qualified for research positions in fundamental or applied research in Educational Sciences and related areas. They can work in different teacher education centers, centers for training and professional perfection, educational organizations, centers for educational media (multimedia and ‘edutainment’), and educational advising... Furthermore, they can also be employed at study services and specific training projects of private and semi – government institutions, institutions for higher education, governmental ministries and cabinets.


If you want to continue your academic career, you can apply for a PhD position at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. All you need is a promoter, research subject and sufficient funding.

International Opportunities

This programme offers opportunities to study abroad:

  • University of Tampere
  • Stockholm University


Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Approaches to Teaching and Assessment
  • Selected Chapters in Education and Training
  • Professional Development Support
  • Research Seminar for Educational Sciences
  • Management for Educational Change
  • Modern Educational Systems
  • Electronic Learning Environments and E-learning Design
  • Management and Innovation for the Social and Non-profit
  • Curriculum Development
  • Internship Educational Sciences
  • Master Thesis Educational Sciences
  • Case Studies Curriculum design and Innovation
  • Social and Cultural Transition Strategies for Sustainability and Development
  • Lifespan Education
  • Approaches to Language Teaching and Learning for Multilingual Education
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    All students who require visa and apply after April 1st (and before June 1st, as this is the deadline) will be charged an administrative cost of 100€.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

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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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    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

General required documents:

  • passport
  • picture
  • bachelor degree (or enrollment certificate when you are in your final year)
  • transcript of records
  • proof of language proficiency

Extra documents per program you apply for:

  • all documents as stated above +
  • motivation letter
  • 2 reference letters
  • not required for Master of management, international business and communication studies
  • if you apply for a science program this must be written by an academic
  • you may use the template but it is not obligatory

Chinese nationals:

  • all documents als stated above +
  • APS certificate

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1450 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    234 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 234 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • EEA-student formula: Fixed fee = € 234,10 +Fee per credit = € 11,20
  • Non-EEA-student formula: Fixed fee = € 1450,00+Fee per credit = € 25,00

Living costs for Brussels

  • 885 - 1310 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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