Academic and professional knowledge and skills
This programme provides you with:
- Thorough training in general academic, research, and learning skills.
- Comprehensive, state-of-the-art knowledge of education and learning research.
- Skills to critically evaluate and synthesize research findings.
- A strong commitment to societal issues and ethical standards.
As a graduate, you will have a solid foundation for pursuing a career either as a researcher or as a high-level academic professional who can contribute to evidence-based practice and policymaking in the field of education at both the national and international (European) levels.
Prepared for PhD studies
The Master’s programme in Educational Sciences primarily prepares you for a position as a researcher in a university context (as a PhD candidate). Research seminars that are part of the PhD programme are open to our Master’s students. A joint seminar on scientific integrity is organised annually. Furthermore, for research assignments, research internships, and Master’s theses, our Master’s students closely collaborate with PhD students and postdocs.
Prepared for a professional career outside academia
It is also possible to start a career at an institution for applied research or at another high-level academic position in the educational practice and policy field. The curriculum covers the main topics of international education and learning research. It makes you familiar with a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods and teaches state-of-the-art statistical skills used in this field.
Explore your job opportunities during the courses
Through the elective courses, you’ll have the option to explore potential job opportunities in practice or policy contexts.