• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

Education's importance for individual life chances and societal development continues to rise worldwide. Changes in schooling, vocational training and higher education as well as informal, inclusive and lifelong learning emphasize this growing significance. 

Programme Scope

English-language-based, the Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences from the University of Luxembourg distinctively unites social scientific analysis of education and social systems and policies at local, national, European, and global levels. It combines historical, cultural, political, educational and sociological perspectives on educational institutions and organizations as well as their conditions and their consequences.

As a student, you will analyse changes in ideas, institutions and organizations caused by social, economic and political integration and compare the development of educational and social policies, schooling and social services across time and space. Particular emphasis is on Luxembourg, its neighbouring countires Germany, France and Belgium, and Europe within the context of internationalization. Innovatively, the approaches and methodologies of a variety of academic disciplines, including educational science, history and sociology, are jointly utilized in analysis and problem-solving.

Career opportunities

Students will be prepared to either continue their academic career in the University of Luxembourg’s intensive doctoral programmes or transition to a wide variety of national or international organisations, governments, foundations or associations throughout Europe and beyond.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Education and Internationalization
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Social Science Methods
  • Research Atelier: Science and Epistemic Networks in Global Education
  • Sociological "Classics" on Social Structure and Education
  • "Epistemology" or Philosophical foundations of the (Social) Sciences

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (180 ECTS) in an educational or social science (or multiple disciplines) and have a strong interest in theoretical perspectives and excellent methodological skills.
  • Selection is based on the application documents and a personal interview.

The application must include:

  • letter of motivation (2 pages describing your academic preparation and interests)
  • curriculum vitae
  • transcripts of prior academic work
  • contact details of a referee and/or a letter of reference

Tuition Fee

  • International

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Luxembourg

  • 1212 - 2070 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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