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The Master of Science in Educational Studies at KU Leuven offers a research-oriented programme providing broad expertise related to the field of education. The faculty offers a challenging and dynamic study environment with research-based education of high academic quality.

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The Master of Science in Educational Studies at KU Leuven offers a research-based and research-oriented programme providing broad expertise in the field of education. You will gain:

  • a thorough understanding of several theoretical approaches and methodologies to study, evaluate and discuss educational issues;
  • the necessary competencies and skills to conduct educational research, design instruments, develop training modules and curricula, guide and evaluate innovation processes and engage with the historical and global aspects of education
  • insight into instructional psychology, intercultural education, school development, professional and continuing education and educational policies.

Career perspectives

Master of Science in Educational Studies graduates go on to pursue careers as educational advisors, coordinators or managers in schools or in other educational settings. They are also qualified to play a role in the design and implementation of educational policies, in labour organisations and organisations concerned with vocational and professional education, as well as in community education and lifelong learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • History of Modern Educational Systems
  • Educational Effectiveness
  • Migration and Transcultural Relationships in Educational Practices
  • Issues in Teacher and School Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

The board of admission carefully considers all applicants.

Bachelor's degree in the field of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Any other Bachelor's degree in combination with a teacher qualification.
  • Any Master or Doctoral degree.

Besides these criteria regarding educational qualification, you also need a proof of English proficiency and possible an APS certificate


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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