Educational Science (MSc)
Once you have completed the specialisation Educational Science, you will be an expert in the field of education and child development in the school context. You will be up to date on the newest scientific insights into learning, language and arithmetic skills, brain development and application to teaching. The programme will give you the broad experience required to work as an educational professional in a wide range of educational settings, including schools, museums, governance, organizations that develop educational materials, and educational advice services.
As researcher in the field of Educational Science you help to build scientific knowledge and evidence based practice that support child development in educational settings.
Interested in the research we do at Leiden University? Read more about our research on the website of Education and Child Studies.
What can you do to prepare for the job market?
At the Career Services counsellors will give you advice and information on planning your career, whether you have just started your master’s study or have already graduated. Each of Leiden’s seven faculties has its own career services department, with specific expertise and resources related to the faculty’s programmes.
In addition, as a master’s student you have access to our web-based resources, which include career step plans, job seeking strategies and self-assessment tools. The Career Services desk also offers a range of relevant workshops. If you prefer a personalised approach, you can make an appointment for an individual counselling session with your departmental career counsellor.
Specifically, you are welcome at the Career Services for advice and information on:
- What are the possibilities with my Master’s degree?
- Which jobs suit my profile?
- Workshops and events: Which job possibilities are there and how to apply?
- Career tests
- Internships and job vacancies
- CV and LinkedIn check
You can also find career information and advice on the website of the Career Services.
Leiden University’s alumni hold positions in a vast range of sectors, all over the world. They are therefore good resources for graduates who are just starting out on the job market. Through the Leiden Alumni Mentor Network you can contact Leiden alumni online and ask them for advice. For more information, go to the Mentor Network website.