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Learning in Interaction


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How do students learn in schools? What role do individual differences play in learning? How can you improve learning environments to optimally help students learn and develop?

Common to all processes referred to in the questions above, is that they take place while and because we interact. Interaction is the motor of learning and development, and therefore key to improving education.

While we all can recognize these interactions, in this master’s track you will learn to take a scientific, evidence-based approach to better examine these day-to-day interactions. This master zooms in on the complex processes through which we learn academic subjects, develop cognitive and meta-cognitive skills, and acquire social competencies.

Different theoretical perspectives and didactic approaches come together in this master’s track. You will understand learning processes in context, and be capable to examine the challenges that arise in optimizing learning environments to learners' needs.

You can also follow this program part-time.




Master of Science


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,800

€ 15,900


Application requirements

To be considered for admission to the MSc in Educational Sciences/Learning in Interaction, you would need an academic Bachelor's degree which is comparable, in level, to the Dutch (research) university Bachelor. This degree should be in the field of Educational Sciences or in one of the other Social Sciences (Psychology or Sociology). IMPORTANT NOTE: Our programme deals with the academic study of educational processes, and it is therefore not aimed at directly developing teaching (pedagogical

The transcripts show evidence of sufficient courses on: - General research methods (preferably quantitative AND qualitative) - Statistics for the social sciences (basic and inferential) - Academic disciplinary knowledge on education, developmental psychology, educational psychology, sociology of education, and adjacent fields. Previous experience with academic writing (e.g., Bachelor thesis), is desirable, but not an entry requirement.

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,800
€ 15,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Jun '24 1 May '24
1 Feb '25 1 Dec '24 15 Oct '24
1 Sep '25 1 Jun '25 1 May '25
1 Feb '26 1 Dec '25 15 Oct '25
1 Sep '26 1 Jun '26 1 May '26


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.


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