Learning in Interaction

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
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How do students learn in schools? What role do individual differences play in learning? How can you improve learning environments to optimally help students learn and develop?

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee

Common to all processes referred to in the questions above, is that they take place while and because we interact. Interaction is the motor of learning and development, and therefore key to improving education.

While we all can recognize these interactions, in this master’s track you will learn to take a scientific, evidence-based approach to better examine these day-to-day interactions. This master zooms in on the complex processes through which we learn academic subjects, develop cognitive and meta-cognitive skills, and acquire social competencies.

Different theoretical perspectives and didactic approaches come together in this master’s track. You will understand learning processes in context, and be capable to examine the challenges that arise in optimizing learning environments to learners' needs.

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • Revolves around learning processes
  • Current research meets education and practice
  • Close collaboration with staff in their research project
  • One-year internationally oriented master


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opbouwCourses marked * are general courses
The track is designed to provide you with a blend of skills, theoretical background and practical experience required to understand learning processes and to (re)design learning environments.
*Methods and Techniques for Evaluation Research
5 EC
Learning in Human Interaction
5 EC
10 EC
*Master thesis
20 EC
Learning in Interaction with Artefacts
5 EC
Student Diversity in the (Inclusive) Classroom
5 EC
(If 5 EC Internship is chosen): Educational Organization & Management
5 EC
Reflection in & on Learning
5 EC
Elective course, for example Educational and Organization and Management keuzevak


taal van onderwijs100% en
study abroad
Consult about the possibilities with the programme coordinator.

Toelating en kosten


1 februari 2024

aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2023
wettelijk tarief : € 2530 (€1265 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 15900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 20800

1 september 2024

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2024
wettelijk tarief : € 2530 (€1265 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 15900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 20800

To apply for this programme, first go to Studielink. After you have submitted your details in Studielink, you will receive an e-mail with the information necessary to activate your user account for OAS (the Online Application System). See the application procedure for some guidance in OAS

Then, please upload the following documents in OAS:

  • a copy of the (Bachelor) diploma on the basis of which you ask admission to our programme (both original language and translated in English)
  • a copy of your transcript of courses (both original language and translated in English)
  • a copy of your results for one of the mentioned English tests (except for native speakers)
  • a copy of your passport or ID card

If you have any doubts about your application, please contact us at toelatingscommissie.pedok@rug.nl


To be considered for admission to the MSc in Educational Sciences/Learning in Interaction, you would need an academic Bachelor's degree which is comparable, in level, to the Dutch (research) university Bachelor. This degree should be in the field of Educational Sciences or in one of the other Social Sciences (Psychology or Sociology).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our programme deals with the academic study of educational processes, and it is therefore not aimed at directly developing teaching (pedagogical or didactical) skills.

The transcripts show evidence of sufficient courses on:
- General research methods (preferably quantitative AND qualitative)
- Statistics for the social sciences (basic and inferential)
- Academic disciplinary knowledge on education, developmental psychology, educational psychology, sociology of education, and adjacent fields.

Previous experience with academic writing (e.g., Bachelor thesis), is desirable, but not an entry requirement.

The official language of the programme is English.
Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of satisfactory results for one of the standard tests mentioned below. Official test results must be supplied. Please note, we do not accept Institutional TOEFL results as evidence of English proficiency.

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE): C1

IELTS: overall 6.5; listening 6; reading 6; writing 6.5; speaking 6.5

TOEFL paper based: overall 575; speaking 55; writing 45

TOEFL computer based 237

TOEFL internet based: overall 90; speaking 19; writing 21

De stad


As an AOLB student, you can become a member of ODIOM, the friendly and active study association of the programmes Pedagogical Sciences, Educational Sciences, the AOLB and the Switching Programme of Pedagogy (SPO).
As a member, you benefit from discounts on all required textbooks and receive the newsletter every two weeks. ODIOM has over 800 members and organises a wide range of educational, sporting and social activities every year, such as guest lectures, excursions to pedagogical and educational institutions, the introduction camp for first-year students, trips abroad, get-togethers and parties.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)


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1/5 RUG
Learning in Interaction
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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NAN% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
2/5 RUG
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
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100% Nederlandstalig
3/5 RUG
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
70% Nederlandstalig
30% Engelstalig
4/5 Radboud Universiteit
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
89 eerstejaars
88% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
5/5 Amsterdam UVA
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
90% Nederlandstalig
10% Engelstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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Admissions Office bss.msc

for students with a non-Dutch diploma

Dr. Mayra Mascareño

staff member

Study Advisor Educational Sciences
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