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Master's Degree Programme in Educational Sciences


Course Description

Master's Degree Programme in Educational Sciences (120 ECTS) includes three thematic sub-programmes: 1) Lifelong Learning and Adult Education, 2) Science Education and 3)Primary Education.

Sub-programme Lifelong Learning and Adult Education offers students a lifelong learning perspective on Educational Sciences. Students may major either in Education or Adult Education. The curriculum has a global focus. The studies open up comparative perspectives to questions pertaining to lifelong learning and expertise, educational policy, and educational research. Additional and alternative courses focus on topics such as active citizenship and career counseling. The programme provides students with the research, evaluation and project management skills needed in international positions relating to education and adult education.

A new sub-programme, Science Education, has been introduced in 2014. This sub-programme offers students a current perspective on teaching, studying and learning concerning biology, chemistry, geography and physics. The focus is in Socio-Scientific Issues approaches on science education and the programme provides students with the teaching skills needed mainly in primary and secondary school levels. Students' major subject is Education; students will be provided with the research skills in the field of education.

In 2015, a maximum of 30 students will be selected into the programme, 10 to each sub-programme. The application period is from 7 January to 18 February 2015.

Entry Requirements

1) Bachelor's degree with an emphasis on Education or Adult Education, or Science Education, 2) 20 ECTS credits worth of research methodology studies, 3) Sufficient English proficiency: IELTS (Academic): 6.5, TOEFL PBT: 580, TOEFL iBT: 90, PTE (Academic): 59

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