Bachelor education

The Freudenthal Institute offers courses in the field of teaching, subject didactics, science communication, science in policy and business, and history and philosophy of science. In addition, teachers and researchers contribute to educational innovation for all science programmes and provide education within various bachelor programmes within the Science Faculty.

Students can view their options to follow these courses through the Student site of their own study programme under 'profiling space / minors'. With the educational minor, students can obtain a second-degree teaching qualification within their bachelor's degree. It is also possible to conduct research within the FI and to write a bachelor's thesis.

For more information:


  • Science communication (BETA-B2WTC)
  • Philosophy of science (BETA-B2FGN)
  • Early Modern knowledges and the intercultural encounter (BETA-B2EMK)
  • Wiskunde voor dichters, denkers, doeners (BETA-B1WD)
  • Studenten Actief in de Maatschappij (BETA-B2STA)
  • Making Modern Science (BETA-B3MMS)
  • Changing Nature; A Historic Climatic and Environmental Knowledge (BETA-B3CN)
  • Living pasts; Augmenting Urban Landscapes and Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age (BETA-B3LH)


Student op School

Through Student op School, you can gain paid work experience in the educational field. You will work at schools in the Utrecht region where you will assist with tutoring, guidance with large projects such as the profielwerkstuk, and other related tasks.

Study advice track

Within the Biologybachelor there is the ECM Study advice track.

Bachelor research and thesis

It is possible to do research and write a bachelor's thesis within the Freudenthal Institute. The options and entry requirements differ per subject. Contact persons for themes in the field of education and communication, and science history and philosophy are: