Improving learning, education and training

Better education and training for all are of the utmost importance when it comes to developing our society. In this Master’s programme, you will learn to develop, evaluate and improve learning processes and learning environments from a variety of theoretical perspectives. You will do so by means of state-of-the-art methods and approaches in several different contexts; from a classroom setting to the non-profit and commercial sectors, and with a focus on people in all phases of life. This means that the person doing the learning may be a pupil, student or employee, but also a lecturer, educator or trainer, depending on the context. During the study programme, you will learn to optimise learning environments so that they meet the needs of the learners themselves and of society as a whole.

During the programme you will master an academic educational scientific and systematic approach. You will acquire and further develop theoretical knowledge of:

  • instruction design, including
  • e-learning
  • educational psychology
  • assessment and evaluation
  • change management in organisations
  • professtional development and Human Resource Development (HRD)
  • research methods and skills

What can you expect?

  1. Focus on learning and learning environments
  2. Training on how to conduct research
  3. Strong link between theory and practice
  4. Multidisciplinary, international orientation
  5. Ties to social issues and involvement from professional practice
  6. Specialisation through electives

Read more about these characteristics under ‘Why in Utrecht?

Variants

This Master’s programme is offered in a full-time variant (average of 40 hours of study per week) or a part-time variant (average of 20 hours of study per week).

Starting in September 2018, the programme will be mainly taught in English.

 

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  • "It’s really cool to realise during the internship that there’s already a lot you are capable of, even while you’re still a student!"

Summary

Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Title: MSc
  • Master's degree in: Onderwijswetenschappen
  • Programme: Educational Sciences
Accreditation:
Accredited by the NVAO
Croho code:
66613
Language of instruction:
English
Part- or full-time status:
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Duration:
1 year
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
60
Start of studies:
September
When to apply:

Check the deadline that applies to you

Tuition fees:
Faculty:
Social and Behavioural Sciences
Graduate school:
Social and Behavioural Sciences