Science Education and Communication
|typeeducational, 120 EC|
|opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd, deeltijd, duaal|
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 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:
- Science Museums and Centers
- Community Organizations
- Research and Academia
Waarom aan de University of 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)
At this point in time, the Education specialization is only available in Dutch.
Please select the 'Dutch students' tab for more information.
The Communication specialization teaches students to be able to act as a mediator between science experts and non-experts audiences international contexts.
You explore the position of mathematics and natural sciences in society, taking into account historical backgrounds and the current state of scientific research in these areas In courses such as 'Science Communication and Journalism' and 'Science and the Public' students orient on the main pathways through which scientific knowledge reaches society. Focusing on the written press, as well as museums, the internet, radio and television. In hands-on workshops students learn how to write popular science texts and design exhibits for science centres, based on recent insights from research. In the course 'Science, Communication and Society' students are engaged in risk communication and the role of the public debate in science communication. The programme is very much focused on professional training and students' individual development.
In your 'External Science Communication Project' you bring their knowledge into practice with an in-company internship. You are given a large degree of freedom to decide for which client you want to work. Many students opt to work for popular scientific magazines, museums, websites, or for radio or television programmes.
For the complete curriculum, please see: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=6412
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Toelating en kosten
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2021
wettelijk tarief : € 2168 (€1084 in het eerste jaar)
Applications are evaluated on a continuous basis. You do not have to wait until the application deadline to apply.
Do you prefer an early decision on your request of admission? Don't wait until 1 May, but use one of the earlier deadlines for this Master's programme (for a course start on 1 September).
If the University of Groningen has received your complete application before, then you will receive a decision at the latest on:
Application - Decision:
1 December– 15 January
1 February – 1 March
15 March – 15 April
1 May - 15 June
estimated monthly costs
|€||303||kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||172||collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1171||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
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|29331||studenten aan de University of Groningen|
|51%||daarvan is vrouw|
Op kamers in Groningen
|€ 303||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
aan het woord
Na de studie
Our alumni have obtained careers as spokespersons or consultants at scientific associations. Others have become editors or journalist for popular science magazines, some work at science museums or science centres. Some graduates have become freelance science communicators or pursued academic or scientific careers. The broad scope of the degree programme makes our students also suitable candidates for positions in policy making or knowledge transfer.
The Education specialization prepares students for a career as a teacher of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology or computer science, qualified to teach in upper-level secondary education. A position in educational development or educational research is also a possibility.