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University of Groningen MSc in Science Education and Communication
University of Groningen

MSc in Science Education and Communication

Groningen, Netherlands

2 Years

English, Dutch

Full time, Part time

Request application deadline *

Sep 2024

EUR 2,314 / per year **


* Dutch, EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA students

** EU/EEA students: €2,314 | non-EU/EEA students: €20,700


How does the world of science connect with the worlds of education and society? How do teachers bridge science and education? How are 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 program is for you! We aim to bridge the gap between those who know science, those who teach science, and those who communicate science. The program 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 program 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 program in Science Education and Communication is a flexible, two-year program, with six tracks you can choose from. There are five Education tracks (Biology, Informatics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) and Communication. All 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

Why study this program in Groningen?

  • A highly interactive and interdisciplinary global curriculum
  • Tracks in education and communication
  • The communication specialization is largely practice-based
  • An international context
  • There have been two Nobel Prize winners in our faculty: Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics)


The Institute for Science Education and Communication.

The Institute for Science Education and Communication conducts research aimed at improving teaching in mathematics and science education. Research projects are carried out in secondary and university education.

ISEC staff members teach courses in science education and communication, among others in the two-year masters’ degree program Education and Communication in Mathematics and Science. This masters’ program is a cooperation with the University Centre for Teaching and Learning.

ISEC works on the development of courses and curricula in the Faculty of Science and Engineering in collaboration with the Undergraduate School of Science and Graduate School of Science.



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