Master of Educational Science with specialization in Organizing Educational Practice 120 cr

The Master Programme in Educational Science is a programme for you if you have a pedagogical education and wish to deepen your understanding for the development of

pedagogical activities. During the programme, you will learn how to initiate, plan, lead and evaluate projects. The programme focuses especially on how to develop activities in preschool and in schools. Besides from giving you the tools to develop activities, the programme also supplies you with in-depth knowledge and insights into how to further develop within your own professional role.

Is this a programme for me?

The Master programme in educational science is particularly suitable for you if you have practical experience of pedagogical work. It suits you if, for instance, you work as a preschool teacher, or as a teacher today. It is also suitable for teacher team leaders, heads of subject, development managers or strategists within the world of pedagogy.

Programme description

Our programme comprises 120 credits, which means two years of full-time study. However, the study pace gives you the possibility to work while studying as courses run at half-time (50%). In year one and two, you study courses in development of activities, systematic quality work and in leading collegiate learning. Naturally, our focus is on educational settings. This part finishes with a course in theory and method in year three to prepare you for year four, when you will write your graduation paper.

After Graduation

When you have completed the programme, you are highly qualified for developing and improving practices within the sector of education. This programme provides you with greater confidence in your work as a, for instance, head teacher, teacher team leader, strategic planner and supervisor in collegiate learning processes. It expands your range of career options and gives you the ability to lead and manage processes for improvement. Moreover, this programme is a second-cycle programme. This means that when you have completed your studies, you will be eligible to apply for third-cycle programmes.

What does the job market look like?

The job market looks promising for students who have completed master programmes in educational science. Quality, strategic development and pedagogical leadership are central issues in the world of education. Colleagues with the ability to plan, lead and evaluate school improvement efforts are therefore necessary for strategic work within the sector. For this reason, we see a great demand for the kind of expertise the programme gives you, both in a short-term and a long-term perspective.

Application information


University credits


Application *
Spring 2020
Distance learning
2020 - 2024
Not open *
Number of participants: 20
Location: Gävle
Application code: HIG-29203
Language: Swedish
Pace: Half-time

*) The online application at antagning.se opens approximately one month before application deadline.

Published by: Zara Lindahl Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2017-11-14
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