Science Education and Communication

Degree: Master
University: Delft University of Technology , Faculty: Applied Sciences
City: Delft , Country: Netherlands
Discipline: Applied Sciences, Proffesions&Arts
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline 1 November 2010 for scholarship consideration; 1 April 2011
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    Science and technology are two of the most powerful drivers of 21st century society. But without a constant flow of new scientific talent into our research laboratories and our corporate R&D organisations, it is not possible to maintain our current technology-dependent society. And as the role of technology grows, so does the importance of clear communication to decision makers in government and industry, to the media, and to the general public about science.

    TU Delft has established a unique Master´s programme to prepare scientists to fill key roles as communicators linking the world of science and technology to society at large, and as educators teaching young people about science and technology.

    The SEC MSc programme builds on a Bachelor of Science degree. The MSc deepens your previous science and engineering knowledge as well as introduces you in education and science communication topics. The MSc provides you with knowledge and skills to get the message across. You will be able to design and deliver effective communication and education in the science and technology domain.

    Each student has to choose one of two tracks:

    1. Science Communication
    2. Science Education.
    Science Education Track

    Graduates of the Science Education Track of the MSc in Science Education and Communication will be qualified to move into positions as teachers at the upper secondary level in one of four subjects:

    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science

    Teachers in upper secondary education have a thorough knowledge of the field as well as specific teacher competencies. They are qualified to teach in the higher HAVO and VWO classes.

    Science Communication Track

    Students who complete the Science Communication track will have the skills and knowledge to facilitate dialogue and effective knowledge transfer between scientists and key players in industry and government. They will also be equipped to facilitate communication between the world of science and technology and society at large, thus helping society to make informed choices about technology issues and policies.


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