Pedagogical Sciences - Gifted Education, M.Sc. | Radboud University | Nijmegen, Netherlands
16500 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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The Master's specialisation Gifted Education programme at Radboud University looks beyond the accepted views and protocols on giftedness. You will gain a critical theoretical understanding of pedagogical science, and focus on how to recognize and design interventions for gifted students with different abilities. You will focus on aspects like IQ, physical, musical, social and creative abilities.

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Programme overview

The Master’s specialisation in Gifted Education at Radboud University is the only Master’s specialisation in the Netherlands that focuses on giftedness. Students study how personal characteristics- like motivation or performance anxiety- abilities, and surrounding influence each other.

You will gain a critical theoretical understanding of pedagogical science, and focus on how to recognize and design interventions for gifted students with different abilities.

The programme works closely with the Centre for the Study of Giftedness (CBO)- headed by Lianne Hoogeveen- the only academic research institute that focuses on giftedness.

Students will also conduct their own research projects in close contact with supervisors.

What will you learn?

  • Gain a background in theoretical concepts in pedagogical sciences, as well as special courses designed especially for students in the Gifted Education programme

  • Get invaluable research and professional experience during an internship and research project which you design to pursue your own passions

  • Obtain the skills to identify, analyse and investigate problems regarding giftedness, and find creative solutions for students and educators

Career prospects

Fitting educational programmes is the new standard: there are less special needs programmes and mainstream schools need experts to accommodate students with learning disabilities themselves.

Graduates from this programme could find jobs in a wide variety of ares:

  • Policy maker

  • Researcher at government organisations or research centres

  • Teacher

  • Remedial educationalist

  • Consultant for firms or schools

  • Educational advisor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educating the Gifted 
  • Gifted Education Abroad
  • Complex Systems Theory
  • Coaching in practise for international students 
  • Gender and Diversities: Policies and Practices 
  • Learning Processes 

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

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Non-EU/EEA applicants 

  • 1 April: Final deadline

EU/EEA applicants  

  • 1 July: Final deadline


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to get direct admission to this Master's you will need knowledge of relevant domains in the field of Pedagogical Sciences (16 ECTS or more). You have completed courses on subjects like:

  • (Special) education and learning
  • Developmental psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychopathology
  • Parenting
  • Youth care
  • Ethics and philosophy
  • Proficiency in academic writing and critical reflection. A sample of your written work must be submitted with your application.
  • Proficiency in empirical research practice. You have completed courses on: research methodology used within the social sciences, including knowledge on inter- and intra-individual research designs (e.g. experiments, surveys, observational studies) and psychometrics.
  • Proficiency in maintaining a professional attitude. You have completed courses on (therapeutic) interview techniques or have done an internship.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 EUR/year
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  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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