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Learning Opportunity: Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences

Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences

Course Information

This international, multidisciplinary, research-based Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences addresses topics at the nexus of education and society and key challenges facing contemporary societies and welfare states.

English-language-based, the programme distinctively unites social scientific analysis of education and social systems and policies at local, national, European, and global levels. It combines historical, cultural, political, educational and sociological perspectives on educational institutions and organizations as well as their conditions and their consequences.

As a student, you will analyse changes in ideas, institutions and organizations caused by social, economic and political integration and compare the development of educational and social policies, schooling and social services across time and space. Particular emphasis is on Luxembourg, its neighbouring countires Germany, France and Belgium, and Europe within the context of internationalization. Innovatively, the approaches and methodologies of a variety of academic disciplines, including educational science, history and sociology, are jointly utilized in analysis and problem-solving.

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2 years (4 semesters)

Start Date: 
Winter semester - September
Access requirements: 
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (180 ECTS) in an educational or social science (or multiple disciplines) and have a strong interest in theoretical perspectives and excellent methodological skills.
  • Advanced command of English (both written and oral) is required because courses are taught in English, . Standardised testing, such as TOEFL (iBT 90 minimum) or IELTS (6.5)
  • Competence in German and/or French is considered beneficial for students on the University’s multilingual campus.
Admission Procedure: 

Admission is limited to 25 students. Selection is based on the application documents and a personal interview.

Online application.


200 euros/ semester


120 ECTS

Provider Information

Provider Name: 
Université du Luxembourg
Provider Contact Info: 

Pedro MENDES TAVARES / Study and programme Administrator


Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences Humaines, des Arts et des Sciences de l'Education
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette

Téléphone (+352) 46 66 44 9617


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Master's degree