Study Programmes Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences

A research-based programme with insider views on education

The Master’s programme is designed for students with strong interests in education and society with a special focus on social inequality and the comparison of education and science systems embedded in societies.

The programme at a glance – 120 ECTS

  • Duration:
    2 years / 4 sem
  • Teaching languages:
  • Admissions:
    EU: 1 Feb 2024 – 10 Jul 2024

    Non-EU: 1 Feb 2024 – 30 Apr 2024
  • Fees:
    200€/ sem. (semester 1,2,3,4)
  • Format:
    Full-time programme

Why study with us?

The importance of education for individual life chances and societal development continues to rise worldwide. The Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences prepares students to be able to address the key challenges posed by changes in schooling, vocational training, and higher education and science as well as informal, inclusive and lifelong learning. We offer a discussion-rich program that emphasizes students’ research interests and intensive mentoring as well as advanced theoretical and methodological training.

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What do we offer our students?

A multidisciplinary approach

Students learn to analyse and solve problems by using the approaches and methodologies of a variety of academic disciplines, including sociology, educational science and political science.

Seminar-based teaching

In discussion-rich seminars, students explore developments and challenges, from global to local, as they learn to make sense of cultural, socio-economic and political characteristics of educational and social welfare systems and wider societal contexts.

Research-based programme with intensive mentoring

Mentoring by internationally known scholars in the social and educational sciences is paired with opportunities to contribute to cutting-edge research projects at the University of Luxembourg and affiliated research institutes and centres.


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