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 the M.Sc. in Science Education and Communication offered by Utrecht University.
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.
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders
Types of teaching (in year 1):
This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.
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.
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.
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?
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
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.Book IELTS
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 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).
Besides TOEFL, IELTS and CAE, also Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE - at least Grade C) is accepted as a proof of English Proficiency.
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:
You are able to express yourself in proficient English, both orally and in written text, as evidenced by your motivation letter and/or writing sample, and the interview that is part of the selection procedure.
For more information about tuition fees and exemptions have a look at the programme website.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. You can begin your search for funding by reviewing the list below, which contains some of the scholarships and loans available to international students:
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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