Better education and training for all are of the utmost importance when it comes to developing our society. In this Master’s programme, you will learn to develop, evaluate and improve learning processes and learning environments from a variety of theoretical perspectives. You will do so by means of state-of-the-art methods and approaches in several different contexts; from a classroom setting to the non-profit and commercial sectors, and with a focus on people in all phases of life. This means that the person doing the learning may be a pupil, student or employee, but also a lecturer, educator or trainer, depending on the context. During the study programme, you will learn to optimise learning environments so that they meet the needs of the learners themselves and of society as a whole.
During the programme, you will master an academic educational scientific and systematic approach. You will acquire and further develop theoretical knowledge of:
Instruction design, including
Assessment and evaluation
Change management in organisations
Professional development and Human Resource Development (HRD)
Research methods and skills
What can you expect?
Focus on learning and learning environments
Training on how to conduct research
A strong link between theory and practice
Multidisciplinary, international orientation
Ties to societal issues and involvement from professional practice
Specialisation through electives
This Master’s programme is offered in a full-time variant (average of 40 hours of study per week) or a part-time variant (average of 20 hours of study per week).
Your chances of finding a job as an education scientist are extremely good. On average, our graduates only spend three months looking for a job, and more than 90% are employed (Studiegids 123), almost all of whom are employed at the higher professional education level or higher.
Towards the Job Market
Education scientists work everywhere that people learn, and they occupy a variety of positions, such as:
Teaching resources developer
Trainer in the non-profit and commercial sectors
Change management consultant
Education innovation policy assistant
Educational science researcher
The organisations where our graduates end up are extremely diverse, and include, for instance: NCOI, CapGemini, Rabobank and CITO, as well as the Dutch Education Inspectorate, the police, vocational schools, and universities of applied sciences.
Application date: 1-October-2020
Deadlines: 1-April-2021 (non-EU)/ 1-June-2021 (EU/EEA)
Start date: 1-September-2021
Tuition fee (2021-2022)
Full-time EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students: € 2168
International students: €17,280
Notes for British applicants:
Utrecht University is not yet sure which implications Brexit will have on the tuition fees and visa requirements for British Citizens. Any updates and information you can find on this website