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?
The Educational Sciences - Learning in Interaction programme at Utrecht University invites you to tackle these topics and more.
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 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.
- Theories in Learning
- Educational Neuroscience
- Advanced Statistics Multivariate Statistics In Practice For Edsci
- Teachers And Teaching
- Individual Differences In Learning, Educational Outcomes And Special Needs Education
- Advanced Statistics
- Integrative Practical
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Please note that the application deadline for students with an EU/EEA or Swiss nationality may be extended to 1 June
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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.
International17500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17500 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 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.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.