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Education and Child Studies: Educational Science

Master

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The Master’s specialisation Educational Science offers students cutting-edge insights into how individuals develop and learn and how education can be optimized to include every learner. 


This specialisation offers a unique multidisciplinary approach: you will study children’s learning processes from a cognitive-psychological, social-emotional, and neurodevelopmental perspective. In addition to this multidisciplinary focus on education and the learning and developing child, the programme addresses the impact that the social and educational environment have, including teachers. You practise with critical reflection from different, sometimes opposing, (theoretical) viewpoints. At the core of the programme is the idea that the Master’s student develops a critical attitude towards research and practices in the field of learning and education, as well as the skills needed to bridge the gap between theory, research, and educational practice.

Educational Sciences addresses questions such as:

  • What is the relation between brain development, cognitive development, and learning?
  • How do children learn to understand what they read?
  • How can teachers foster children’s motivation for school by supporting their needs?
  • How can teachers adapt their teaching to the needs of children with different sociocultural backgrounds?
  • What are the promises and challenges of digital educational applications?

Language

English

Title

Master of Science

Duration

1 year

ECTS credits

Accreditation

NVAO

Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,900


Admission

Application requirements

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/education-and-child-studies/educational-science/admission-and-application/admission-requirements

Language requirements

C2
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
6.5
IELTS overall band
90
TOEFL internet based

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,900
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 May '24 1 Apr '24

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StuNed Scholarships for master studies, short courses and customised training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least 2 years' work experience in a development-related organisation.

Contact

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2311 EZ Leiden
071 - 5271111

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