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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Evidence-based Education at University of Groningen

Research can transform education. Education can transform lives. Are you are interested in closing the gap between educational research and educational daily practice? Join us.

The Master's track 'Evidence-Based Education' aims to provideyou with a thorough understanding of how educational research cancontribute to the development of effective educational innovationsand to the improvement of the quality of education. We strive foreducation that promotes the academic, meta-cognitive,socio-emotional and behavioural outcomes of all students,regardless of their background characteristics and learningabilities. Stable educational improvement can only occur if thereis a solid knowledge base to feed educational practice, from macro(e.g., policy), meso (e.g., school organization) to micro levels(e.g., classroom processes).

If you want to help bridge the gap between research and educational practice you have to be able to understand, assess andgenerate solid evidence, and translate these insights intoeducational initiatives that are fully responsive to the societalissues and contexts in which they are embedded. Our Master trackprepares you for these tasks.

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Research can transform education. Education can transform lives. Are you are interested in closing the gap between educational research and educational daily practice? Join us.

The Master's track 'Evidence-Based Education' aims to provideyou with a thorough understanding of how educational research cancontribute to the development of effective educational innovationsand to the improvement of the quality of education. We strive foreducation that promotes the academic, meta-cognitive,socio-emotional and behavioural outcomes of all students,regardless of their background characteristics and learningabilities. Stable educational improvement can only occur if thereis a solid knowledge base to feed educational practice, from macro(e.g., policy), meso (e.g., school organization) to micro levels(e.g., classroom processes).

If you want to help bridge the gap between research and educational practice you have to be able to understand, assess andgenerate solid evidence, and translate these insights intoeducational initiatives that are fully responsive to the societalissues and contexts in which they are embedded. Our Master trackprepares you for these tasks.

After your studies

Job prospects

  • Careers in educational policy and counselling, research andpractice at a senior level
  • Careers in all sectors of public and private education andtraining
  • Ideal for research-oriented educational professionals who wouldlike to expand their knowledge base and research skills
  • Careers in educational policy and counselling, research andpractice at a senior level
  • Careers in all sectors of public and private education andtraining
  • Ideal for research-oriented educational professionals who wouldlike to expand their knowledge base and research skills
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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 14350 per year

Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
Pedagogical SciencesUniversity of Groningen

No additional requirements

More information:

Direct access for students who have finished the Dutch bachelorprogramme in Pedagogical Sciences at the University of Groningen orother Dutch research universities.

OnderwijskundeUniversity of Groningen

No additional requirements

More information:

Drempelloze toelating met een bachelordiploma PedagogischeWetenschappen (richting Onderwijskunde)

Direct access for students who have finished the Dutch bachelorprogramme in Educational Sciences at the University of Groningen orother Dutch research universities.

All Universities of applied sciences

Via a pre-master

More information:

Verwante hbo-opleidingen: ALO, PABO of PA, hbo-pedagogiek, HKP,HPO, HSAO, 4-jarige tweedegraads lerarenopleidingen enhbo-psychologie. Bij niet verwant hbo-/universitair diplomatoelatingsverzoek (met CV en gewaarmerkte kopie diploma encijferlijsten) indienen bij: toelatingscommissie.pedok@rug.nl

OnderwijskundeAll Research universities

Additional requirements

Additional requirements:
  • written request
More information:

Bij een bachelor diploma Onderwijskunde behaald aan een andereuniversiteit dan de RUG: een toelatingsverzoek (met CV engewaarmerkte kopie van diploma en cijferlijsten) indienen, zie'schriftelijk verzoek'

Pedagogical SciencesAll Research universities

Additional requirements

Additional requirements:
  • written request
More information:

Bij een bachelor diploma Pedagogische Wetenschappen behaald aaneen andere universiteit dan de RUG: een toelatingsverzoek (met CVen gewaarmerkte kopie van diploma en cijferlijsten) indienen, zie'schriftelijk verzoek'.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
assessment interview

The applicants who meet all the requirements stated above willbe invited to a Skype/Facetime interview with the admission board.In this interview the antecedents of the candidate will be discussed in depth.

Note: the availability of a webcam is necessary for thisinterview. Also make sure to have your passport with you.

knowledge minimum

Good knowledge of research methodology, basic statistics and educational psychology. Knowledge on statistics must be proven bymeans of a mand atory statistics test. Students who do not masterthis basic level of statistics might be derived to the pre-masterin Statistics and Research Methodology. For more information visitthe following site: http://www.rug.nl/(...)mmes/pre-master-bss/.

language test

See language requirements below.

written request

Write (type) a letter (no larger than one A4 sheet) explainingyour motivation to follow this programme. You should consider atleast the following topics:

  • Your motivation to study education at a Master's level;
  • Relevant study and/or work experience;
  • Areas of particular interest in education;
  • Career perspectives and in what way completing this Master'sprogramme would contribute to accomplish them.
other admission requirements

Important: International students who need unconditionaladmission to apply for a scholarship need apply to the programme atleast 2 months previous to the scholarship application deadline. Ifyou have any doubts about your application, please contact us at:bss.msc.admission@rug.nl.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
knowledge minimum

If you have any deficiencies in connection with Statistics andResearch Methodology then we offer the possibility to takepre-master courses. The Admissions Office will inform you if youwould qualify for this.For more information have a look at the SPOsite about this premaster: http://spo-groningen.nl/(...)esearch-methodology/

previous education

Verwante hbo-opleidingen: ALO, PABO of PA, hbo-pedagogiek, HKP,HPO, HSAO, 4-jarige tweedegraads lerarenopleidingen enhbo-psychologie. Bij niet verwant hbo-/universitair diplomatoelatingsverzoek (met CV en gewaarmerkte kopie diploma encijferlijsten) indienen bij: toelatingscommissie.pedok@rug.nlInformatie over de pre-master: www.spo-groningen.nl

written request

Studenten met

  • een bachelordiploma Pedagogische Wetenschappen behaald aan eenandere universiteit dan de RUG
  • een bachelordiploma Onderwijskunde behaald aan een andereuniversiteit dan de RUG

dienen een toelatingsverzoek (met CV en gewaarmerkte kopie vandiploma en cijferlijsten) in te dienen via https://www.rug.nl/(...)elating-master-pedok

other admission requirements

Voor inlichtingen over de toelatingsprocedure kunt u contactopnemen met de toelatingscommissie: toelatingscommissie.pedok@rug.nlVoor inlichtingen over de inhoud van de tracks kunt u contactopnemen met de studieadviseur ( j.a.m.evers@rug.nl) ofprogrammacoordinator (m.n.mascareno.lara@rug.nl).

Registration procedure

Please register through StudieLink. After you have submittedyour details in Studielink, you will receive an e-mail with theinformation necessary to activate your user account for OAS (theOnline Application System). See the following website for someguidance in OAS: http://www.rug.nl/(...)plication-procedure/

Please upload the following documents in OAS:


* a copy of the (Bachelor) diploma on the basis of which you askadmission to our programme (both original language and translatedin English)

* a copy of your transcript of records (both original languageand translated in English)

* a copy of your results for one of the mentioned English tests(exc. for native speakers)

* a copy of your passport or ID card

* a letter of motivation


If you have any doubts about your application, please contact usat: bss.msc.admission@rug.nl.

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5
TOEFL paper based580
TOEFL computer based237
TOEFL internet based92

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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