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Do you have solid knowledge in one of the sciences, do you enjoy sharing your knowledge, and would you like to deepen your insight in education and communication processes? Then the Master’s programme in Science Education and Communication may be your choice.

In this programme, you will gain theoretical insights and practical skills in both formal and informal educational practices. Your science discipline will be put in a broader societal perspective, and you will develop your own views on how your discipline should be relevant to secondary education and to the public at large. The internships and the research project in science education and communication will support you to develop as a skillful practitioner as well as an innovator.

This two-year programme can be your gateway to careers, such as:

  • Teacher in secondary or higher education
  • Educational design
  • Science writing or editing
  • Museum education
  • Science education research.

Specialisations

After a joint first semester, you will specialise in one of the programme tracks:

Programme objective

As a graduate of this programme, you will have:

  • A deep understanding of your science discipline in a societal and educational context.
  • Professional skills as a teacher, a designer, and a communicator.
  • Mastery of systematic research approaches to evaluate and improve your professional practices.
  • Attitudes and skills as reflective practitioners, in terms of subject specialist knowledge, skills and pedagogical practices.

NLT Qualification

Apart from being qualified as a teacher in chemistry, computer science, physics, and mathematics, you are also qualified to teach Nature, Life and Technology, after completion of this Master’s programme (Teacher Degree)

Already a Master?

If you already have an MSc in Science or Mathematics, you are eligible for admission to the one-year Educational Master’s programme Leraar voorbereidend hoger onderwijs (in Dutch), which also leads to a teaching certificate.

Contribution toward your tuition

For this programme you may qualify for a contribution of €5000 towards your tuition. Visit http://www.mastersvoorhetvo.nl, the website of DUO (both in Dutch), or download the brochure (also in Dutch) for more information and the conditions that must be met.


Visit the Science Education and Communication - MSc page on the Utrecht University website for more details!

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