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Science Education and Communication

Utrecht University

24 months
Duration
20750 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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About

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 at Utrecht University may be your choice.

Overview

In the Master’s programme in Science Education and Communication at Utrecht University, 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.

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.

Career Prospects

The career prospects for our graduates are good. Approximately half of our students start a career as teacher. Others find a job as an educational researcher at a university, or they find a job in another setting in which they can transmit their science knowledge to others.

Getting Started As A Teacher

After completing the track Teacher Degree, you will be qualified as a teacher for one of the school subjects in both lower and upper secondary education. 

The employment prospects for teachers in science subjects are generally good, but there are differences between school subjects. There are many vacancies for teachers in chemistry, computer science, physics, and mathematics, and there are fewer opportunities for biology teachers.

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Issues And Theories In Science Education
  • Communicating Science With The Public
  • Designing For Science Education In Formal And Informal Settings
  • Research Methods
  • Research Proposal

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • February (except students who hold a limited second degree teaching qualification)

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The programme Science Education and Communication (SEC) is open to students who meet the requirements below:

  • You hold a Bachelor's degree (BSc) with a major emphasis on one of the natural sciences, mathematics or computer science. In addition, the successful candidate will have a strong interest in both the theories and the practices of Science Education and Communication,
  • You must have sufficient social and communicative competencies to grow into a Science Education and Communication professional throughout the programme,

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20750 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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