12 months
1250 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
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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

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Students without a Flemish degree have direct access to the Master Programme on the basis of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Educational Sciences (if the content of the previous programme is sufficiently in line with the Master’s Programme).

  • Attention, a Teacher’s Degree is not equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Sciences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

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.

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