How does the world of science connect with the worlds of education and society? How do teachers bridge science and education? How is science and its processes communicated in the media? What is the role of informal institutions in shaping the public's understanding of science?

If you are interested in these questions then this programme is for you! We aim to bridge the gap between those who know science, those who teach science, and those who communicate science. The programme builds upon an international network of existing institutional links, teaching and research experience, and a well-established Master's degree program offered in Dutch for the past 14 years. The international programme will provide you with a solid foundation in the science, theory, and practice of innovative teaching and effective communication in science and mathematics.

The Master's degree programme in Mathematics and Science Education and Communication is a flexible, two-year program, with two specializations you can choose from: Education and Communication. Both specializations are based on a highly interactive and interdisciplinary global curriculum that integrates theory, research and practice through a series of contemporary courses and internships.

Through this transformative experience you will gain deep scientific understandings and develop research, teaching, and communication skills needed to assume a range of roles and succeed in diverse formal and informal workplaces:

  • Schools
  • Science Museums and Centers
  • Media
  • Community Organizations
  • Research and Academia

Admission requirements

Previous Education

Bachelor's degree programme in mathematics, computing science, physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering, or related disciplines. This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master programme for which you applied.

Language requirements

Exam Minimum score
CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced) C1
IELTS overall band 7
IELTS listening 6.5.
IELTS reading 6.5
IELTS writing 7
IELTS speaking 7

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Programme form
EU/EEA 2017-2018 € 2060 full-time

Job prospects

Possible companies and organizations include Schools, Science Museums and Centers, Media, Community Organizations, Research and Academia.

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Last updated August 29, 2018
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24 months
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