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What will I learn?

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 Science Education and Communication is a flexible, two-year program, with two tracks you can choose from: Education and Communication. Both tracks 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

After your studies

Job prospects

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

Job examples

  • Spokesperson at a museum or an institute
  • Science journalist for a newspaper or broadcasting company
  • Teacher in upper-level secondary education

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (24 Months)

Tuition fees
€17,500.00 (14,29,739) per year
Application deadline

Expected May 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,

Groningen,

9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree. Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

For international students

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.

To be admitted for the English-taught Communication-track, all applicants must satisfy the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS section scores: 7.0 for speaking and writing; 6.5 for reading and listening
  • TOEFL section scores: 25 (speaking), 27 (writing), 21 (reading and listening)
  • University of Groningen Language Centre English test section scores: C1 speaking and writing; B2 or C1 for reading and listening
  • Cambrigde English CAE or CPE certificate: overall score at least 180

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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