!! Important notice on language:
This programme is mainly taught in Dutch !!
In order to obtain the degree of Master of Instructional and Educational Sciences the student
should be enrolled for the programme in question under a diploma contract or under an exam contract to obtain a diploma
should have taken all the exams that the programme encompasses
should previously have registered for the programme with the examination board.
should have acquired at least 60 ECTS-credits
The programme consists of 60 ECTS-credits.
In a model academic year, the student takes between 54 and 66 ECTS-credits.
academic bachelor of educational sciences, psychology, social and cultural agogics, social and cultural anthropology, instructional and educational science
With bridging programme:
professional bachelor in education or other professional bachelors
Objectives and learning outcomes
The Master of Instructional and Educational Sciences (Ma-IES) is aware of the recent insights in the broad field of the organisation of learning in instructional and educational settings, on micro, meso and macro level.
The Ma-IES is able to independently read and interpret specialist and scientific literature and to critically reflect on it.
The Ma-IES has problem solving skills which enable him/her to analyse problems in instructional and educational settings and to suggest scientifically sound solutions.
The Ma-IES is able to use his/her insights to make an original contribution to the development of new knowledge and insights.
The Ma-IES has research skills which enable him/her to do independent scientific research in the domain of instructional and educational sciences.
The Ma-IES is able to communicate clearly and unambiguously, orally and in writing, with different target groups and through different channels.
The Ma-IES has the learning skills which enable him/her to detect needs in his/her personal professional development and to form his /her professional development through self-direction.
The Ma-IES has the social skills to function in a team in an instructional or educational setting and the management skills to lead such a team.
The Ma-IES is able to formulate an ethical and sound opinion based on the information available at a given moment.
Access to further studies
A masterdiploma gives access to advanced masters programmes, depending on the specific admission requirements of the advanced master.
A student’s final result is a weighted average of the exam results the student has obtained for all the programme components of his/her training programme. In calculating the final result, the credits corresponding to the various programme components are used for weighting the results obtained for those components.
The final result is expressed as an integer out of 100.
A student whose final result is less than 50 out of 100 can never be declared successful.
A student is successful for the training programme if he/she has obtained credits for all the programme components in his/her training programme.
The examination board can declare a student who has not obtained credits for all the programme components successful if it can substantiate why it believes that the objectives of the programme have been achieved.
For more information see the Education and Examination regulation.
Prof. dr. D. Gijbels,