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Course module: FI-MSECPSI
Professional Skills and Identity
Course infoSchedule
Course codeFI-MSECPSI
ECTS Credits5
Category / LevelM (M (Master))
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Science; BETA-GST;
Contact persondrs. E.P.H.M. de Bakker
Telephone+31 30 253 3775
Course contact
drs. E.P.H.M. de Bakker
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drs. E.P.H.M. de Bakker
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D.M. Baneke
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Teaching period
2  (14/11/2022 to 03/02/2023)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slotA: A (MON-morning, TUE-afternoon, WED-morn)
Study mode
Enrolment periodfrom 19/09/2022 up to and including 30/09/2022
Course application processOsiris Student
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Post-registration openfrom 24/10/2022 up to and including 25/10/2022
Waiting listNo
Course placement processStudiepunt/Student desk
Course goals
Upon completion of the course students can:
  • describe and analyze the core elements (knowledge / skills / norms / values / roles) that together make up the professional identity of a HPS / SEC / science research master graduate
  • analyze the position of HPS / SEC professionals in relation to science, research, policy-making, media, education and society
  • make informed choices with respect to their own future career
  • describe which competences they still need to develop for their chosen career
  • develop effective persuasive oral and written products for specific aims and target audiences
During this course students gain insight in the various roles that they can play in society after they graduate, and what is needed – especially in terms of communication - to fulfil such a role succesfully. Guest lectures will be given by professionals who share their work experience in for instance the domains of research, science journalism, and informal science education (including museums). Special attention will be given to the roles they have taken upon themselves, and how their experiences in and with these roles have shaped their professional identity. What dilemmas did they encounter along the way? What advice can they give to students about the skills and knowledge they need to acquire? In addition, students will discuss some of the main factors that currently shape science education, - communication, - policy, and the dynamics between science and society. They will learn to identify opportunities for using their expertise to address current socio-scientific issues witin the context of a desirable future job
Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Obtained at least 45 EC of the Master
  • Assigned study entrance permit for the master
Prerequisite knowledge
You have to be registered for either the History and Philosophy of Science programme, the Science Education and Communication programme, or its C-profile.
Required materials
Available via links on ULearning
Instructional formats

Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

• Personal development plan (individual) 40%
• A job application assignment (individual) 40%
• Pitch about a project plan, including presentation (group) 20%

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