There’s a lot of freedom in structuring your Master’s in Educational Science & Technology (EST). About 80% of the content is customisable, which means you get to actively shape your learning path. This way, you will build your own expertise.
You can choose to follow this Master’s full-time or part-time. The full-time programme takes 1 year. If you choose to pursue this Master’s in part-time mode, it will take 1.5 to 2 years to complete the programme. You need to have at least 2, but preferably 3, days per week available for study purposes. Studying part-time in EST means you will take fewer courses per quartile, so the study load is stretched over a longer period of time. But there are no part-time adjustments within courses. Classes are usually scheduled on two fixed days as much as possible, enabling you to combine the part-time Master’s with for example your part-time job or other activities and/or responsibilities.
The Master’s in EST consists of one mandatory course. In addition, you have a great deal of freedom to structure your Master’s with elective courses that interest you. You can choose to focus your study programme on the field of Formal Education or Human Resources Development, or you can choose a more blended approach, by mixing electives of both fields. It is all up to you! In one year, you will collect a total of 60 EC.
Other electives from Master BA-HRM
This consists of a Research Proposal (5 EC) and your Master's thesis (25 EC).
You will complete the Master’s in EST by writing your master’s thesis. Before you start, you have to write a research proposal and design your research project during the mandatory course Research Proposal EST. The choice of your graduation subject is largely up to you. Some students tap into ongoing research at UT, but there is plenty of room to propose an idea of your own as well. You can also choose to conduct your thesis at an external organisation or institute.
You might conduct a needs and context analysis and yield a research-informed advisory report for an external organisation. Or you could design education- or training-related interventions and evaluate them in the context of a school or workplace environment.
Do you want more information about this Master's or the option to pursue this Master's in a part-time mode? Contact the study adviser, or get in touch with a student via Skype or join him or her at UT for a day!