Aim 
The Program of Master’s Studies (PMS) at the Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education aims at promoting high-level research and theory in educational sciences, and providing high-level postgraduate education in this field to graduates of various scientific disciplines.

Title and Specializations
The PMS leads to a ‘Master’s Degree in ‘Educational Sciences’ in one of the following specializations:

  • Natural Sciences, Mathematics and ICT Didactics: Students of this specialization are expected to (a) become familiar with theoretical and methodological issues of the field, (b) focus on special contemporary topics of the field with the aid of theoretical tools offered in courses that lie within its broader pedagogical framework, and (c) be involved in research in physics, biology and mathematics education, museum education, ICT education, as well as philosophy of science, pedagogy and cognitive psychology concerning education. This specialization provides students with knowledge and skills that allow for a critical reflection on contemporary education in natural sciences, mathematics and ICT, taking into account alternative forms of learning environments, mediated or not by new technological tools. 
  • Social Theory, Policy and Practices in Education: Students of this specialization are expected to (a) become familiar with theoretical problems that emerge in the context of social sciences, as well as their relation to contemporary education, and (b) be involved in research in the scientific fields of sociology, political theory, educational policy and intercultural education. This specialization provides students with knowledge and skills that allow for a critical reflection on the role of social sciences in educational theory and practices.
  • Language, Art and Culture in Education: Students of this specialization are expected to (a) become familiar with language, art and culture as socio-cultural phenomena and education-related practices, and (b) be involved in research in the scientific fields of linguistics, literature, literacy, anthropology, aesthetic theory, and arts didactics. This specialization provides students with knowledge and skills that allow for a critical reflection on these fields in relation to contemporary education and the alternative practices that emerge in its context.

Number of admitted students
The maximum number of admitted students is sixty (60). Students’ applications for the PMS concern one of its three specializations. So, if admitted, students are enrolled to the specialization they applied for.

Time of studies
The PMS is completed in four (4) semesters, whereas attendance can be prolonged for two (2) more semesters.

Tuition fees
The PMS is offered gratis.