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Master Educational Science & Technology

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Improve learning in schools and/or organisations with the latest educational insights as a researcher, designer or consultant.

Education is one of the key factors that bring growth and progress into society. But what does education ideally look like in the 21st century? What motivates people to engage in learning? And what is the possible impact of technology on learning and personal development? The Master’s in Educational Science & Technology at the University of Twente (UT) turns you into an educational expert, substantially improving learning processes and environments.

This one-year, English-taught Master’s is for anyone who is fascinated by facilitating learning but does not necessarily dream of becoming a teacher. You will learn to design and evaluate learning scenarios in schools and organisations. This means that the scope of this Master’s is very wide: from educating primary school children and young people in secondary and higher education to in-service or on-the-job training for adult employees, such as nurses, teachers, civil servants or managers. Eventually, you will engage in meaningful educational breakthroughs as a researcher, designer or consultant.

Start Master’s in Educational Science & Technology

You can start your studies in September or in February. If you need to follow a Pre-Master’s first, you can also start in September or February, and continue with the Master’s afterwards. You have the option to pursue this Pre-Master’s and Master’s part-time as well. 

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Technology in education

The name of this Master’s is Educational Science & Technology. So what exactly is this technological component? You might think of digital tools like video tutorials, Virtual Reality training programmes or examination software. We do too. But to us, technology means far more than simply electronic tools and devices. We adhere to the Greek definition of the word: systematic treatment of an art, craft or technique. This Master’s teaches you to systematically solve complex educational problems, using theories, research, professional skills and of course, the latest digital technologies.

Customise your own Master’s

You have a lot of freedom in tailoring your Master’s in Educational Science & Technology to your own interests and ambitions. About 80% of the content is customisable! Thus, whether you are more interested in the context of formal education or human resource development, you can choose your own field of focus by selecting elective courses that meet your wishes. This way, you get to shape your learning path.

Career perspectives

As an Educational Science & Technology graduate, you can become a researcher, an educational designer, a consultant – or merge all three into your personal career path. After graduation, you will have excellent job prospects in a variety of settings, for example, educational or training consultancy firms, educational publishers, corporate HR departments, schools, or the government sector. Our students find a job shortly after graduation, most of them even within three months!

You might become a corporate trainer, an innovation manager or a learning & development project manager at an international non-governmental organisation, a researcher specialised in child learning, an E-learning multimedia consultant and designer, or a policymaker or adviser at the Ministry of Education or another governmental or educational body. Whichever path you choose, this degree will help you stand out as a specialist in 21st-century learning and development.

Get two master’s degrees

Do you want to deepen your knowledge and extend your expertise beyond the Master’s in Educational Science & Technology? Go for a double degree! Depending on your previous education, you might have the opportunity to add a second master’s to the programme: the Master’s in Learning Sciences at the Ludwig Maximilians Universität (LMU) in Munich, Germany. This double degree programme takes two years and upon successful completion, you will earn two Master’s degrees.

“During this Master’s, you are continually challenged to think innovative, whether you are designing for educational purposes or motivating learning in the workplace”

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Programme overview

Degree
Master’s degree in Educational Science and Technology
Certification: MSc
CROHO code
60023
Faculty
Behavioural Management and Social sciences
Duration
1 year
Full-time/part-time
Full-time / part-time
Language
English taught
Starting date
1 September 2021
1 February 2022
1 September 2022
1 February 2023
1 September 2023
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme
Accreditation
NVAO
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