MSc Science Education and Communication

University of Twente

Program Description

MSc Science Education and Communication

University of Twente

The 3TU MSc in Science Education and Communication seeks to create the science education and communication experts for the future.

Science and technology are critically important in modern society - they are of great influence in people's lives. It is important that knowledge of technological developments and the scientific method is widely available and fine-tuned for various target groups. Young people need this knowledge to understand the world and make a career. Industry needs it to be aware of developments that will improve and create products, raise output, and enhance the standard of living. Journalists need it to write informatively. Politicians need it to make well balanced decisions and improve citizens' standards of living.

To provide information about such complex matters as science and technology, there is a demand for specialists who combine expertise in science and technology with expertise in education and communication. Science is complex; it often needs rephrasing, interpreting, translating and evaluating in order to reach 'the other party' effectively and to create conditions for a true dialogue. The 3TU MSc in Science Education and Communication seeks to create the science education and communication experts who can do exactly this.


- Science Communication
- Science Education

This is a 3TU master programme. The specialization SE is only taught in Dutch. The SC specialization is offered in English as well.

Career prospects after Science Communication

Due to the rapid developments in science and technology impacting society and industry, 'communication engineers' are increasingly in demand. As a result, there are numerous career opportunities in industry, government, non-governmental organisations and of course at universities and other knowledge institutes. Areas that will feature prominently in your work environment are science and technology, design and optimization of science communication processes, science communication strategy, knowledge management, and knowledge dissemination.

The MSc programme is geared towards the application of existing concepts from communication theory to situations where clarification of complex scientific concepts and ideas is required. It is all about bridging the gap between science and technology and society. Graduates pave their professional career paths as key players in, for instance, high-tech business, government agencies, the media and universities. For example, high-tech enterprises increasingly need marketers with thorough expertise in science and technology processes.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
1,672 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Enschede
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 1,672 EUR
per year.€12500/year for non-EU citizens