Educational Sciences

Master in Pedagogy and Education

Professor Sabine Severiens,
Coordinator of the programme

“The interesting thing about the content of this Educational Sciences master’s programme is that it links societal issues with processes in the classroom and with individual pupil’s learning. What does the growing social, ethnic and cultural diversity mean for schools and teachers? What are the consequences of the growing emphasis on testing, resulting in teachers teaching to test? Students will learn how developments in society impact on education. In addition, the small group work and activating methods we use have proved to be very engaging and effective for our students so far.”

What is this specialisation about?

The specialisation Educational Sciences addresses a number of the main issues that are currently relevant in education: educational innovations, assessment and testing and the growing diversity in pupils’ backgrounds. The starting point in our programme concerns the idea that successful solutions are always based on analyses at micro level (the student), meso level (the learning environment and the school) and macro level (societal trends and educational policy). The programme uses actual cases and issues which will be solved using small group work.

You will deepen your research skills through an advanced module in methodology and statistics, after which you will be well prepared for a professional career, your internship or research project and master's thesis.

Why choose this programme?

Are you also interested in finding out what works and what does not work for children in urban schools and in classrooms with diverse student populations? Do you want to make a contribution to future innovations in education around the world? This specialisation is the right choice for you.


The curriculum for each specialisation consists of a series of theme related courses. All of the activities during this course, i.e., lectures, tutorials, practical meetings, and assignments are specifically focused on this theme. Every course consists of a theoretical part (knowledge) and a practical part (skills).
Please mind that the following curriculum is representative of the current academic year. Adjustments to the curriculum and descriptions of courses will be added in the course of the year; a definitive curriculum can be seen by the spring of the current academic year.

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Innovation in Education and Training


Assessment in Education and Training 


Diversity in Education and Training


Applied Multivariate Data Analysis


Practical Investigating Educational Innovations


Practical Assessment in Education and Training


Practical Evidence- based coaching


Applied Multivariate Data Analysis Using SPSS


Block 5

Block 6

Block 7

Block 8

Internship & Thesis


Total study load: 60 ECTS

The curriculum is subject to alteration. No rights may be derived from this information (including the information via the links).