Explore The Complexity Of Cognitive And Social Learning Processes
Do you want to disentangle and understand the complex interaction of development, education, and learning? Are you curious about how processes in educational contexts relate to the cognitive and social development of children, youth, and adults?
Education can sometimes be dull and ineffective. We can change that through recognising and developing the concept that we never learn alone. We always learn by interacting with someone or something, such as:
- People who are more knowledgeable than us (teachers or more advanced fellow students)
- People who are equally knowledgeable as us (peers or in teams)
- Artefacts (the environment around us, books, computers, etc.)
If you’re interested in learning about and carrying out high-quality research into these interactions, you can make a real difference in learning, teaching, and instruction.
This programme is designed to prepare you for a career in research: inside academia (as a PhD candidate), or as a researcher in another institution in the field of education. Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction is offered by the Department of Education and Pedagogy, which in turn is part of Utrecht University’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
This multidisciplinary two-year programme allows you to synthesize insights from education, psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics. Our lecturers represent different disciplinary backgrounds, such as developmental psychology, educational sciences, experimental psychology, human movement science, linguistics, pedagogy, natural sciences, and sociology. This broad range of perspectives will help you develop a comprehensive outlook on issues in educational sciences.
This programme prepares you for a position as a researcher in a university context, such as a PhD candidate, and it also prepares you for high-level academic positions in the educational practice and policy field.
The programme also prepares you for a career as an applied researcher in educational institutions and services, such as:
- Education and educational research departments at universities, colleges, and professional colleges/polytechnics
- Teacher education colleges and universities
- University-related research centres, educational service agencies, and knowledge centres
- School and child advisory services
- Governmental educational departments and inspectorates
- Non-profit, private, and/or commercial educational research institutes and knowledge centres.
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
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- Theories in Learning
- Educational Neuroscience
- Advanced Statistics: Multivariate Statistics in Practice
- Integrative Practical
- Theories on Teachers and Teaching
- Individual Differences in Learning, Educational Outcomes and Special Needs Education
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- 24 months
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- An academic Bachelor's degree in Social or Behavioural Sciences, in an area that is relevant for the programme such as educational sciences, pedagogical sciences, educational or cognitive psychology, learning sciences, knowledge engineering, or in a specific discipline with interest in pedagogical content knowledge or pedagogy.
- A minimum average grade of 7.5 in the Dutch system or an international equivalent
- Sufficient academic knowledge and skills in methods and statistics
- Sufficient command of the English language
- Motivation that fits the aim of this programme.
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International17280 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17280 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Utrecht
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.