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Educational Studies

Educational Studies
(Master of Arts)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The master’s degree in educational studies offers a broad and interdisciplinary development of skills and creation of profiles for the different areas of educational work outside of school and in academic educational research.

Areas studied relate not only to individual and informal educational paths and their psychological foundations, but also to organised educational measures. An organisational and institutional perspective addresses educational processes in (continuing) educational institutions, organisations, associations and also in companies.

Thematic areas of academic observation range from general changes in educational studies and current developments in practical educational work to discourse, concepts and methods of educational research. Academic training focuses on the following dimensions: teaching and learning, work and employment, qualification and competence, business and industry, youth unemployment, evaluation and quality assurance. These are described, analysed and reflected discursively from different disciplinary perspectives. In accordance with this, practical approaches and academic orientations are interdisciplinary.

Further information on the website of the programme Educational Studies

Areas of Focus

  • Adult education
  • Culture and media education
  • Educational case understanding
  • Vocational and industrial education
Course Content

The course is divided into a core area for the first two semesters and a required options area in the 3rd and 4th semesters. In the core area, students take seven modules from the disciplines involved. In the required options area, students select one of the following four areas of specialization: vocational and industrial education, adult/continuing education, culture and media education and educational case understanding. The areas of specialization each consist of three or four modules plus the master’s thesis module.

 

Semester 1 2 3 4
Pflichtbereich  
  • Methodologie bildungswissenschaftlicher Forschung
  • Pädagogische Psychologie
  • Theorien und Konzepte der Berufs- und Betriebspädagogik
  • Lebenslanges Lernen
  • Handlungsfelder der Erwachsenenbildung/ Weiterbildung
  • Bildungswissenschaftliche Grundlagen und Organisation von Bildungsprozessen
 
   
Wahlbereich    

Vier Vertiefungsrichtungen zur Auswahl:

  • Erwachsenenbildung/ Weiterbildung
  • Berufs- und Betriebspädagogik
  • Pädagogisches Fallverstehen
  • Kultur- und Medienbildung
 
Recommended Abilities

Applicants should display an interest in academic studies of changes in the field of educational studies, as well as in empirical research methods.

Career Opportunities
  • Organisational and staff development
  • Evaluation and quality assurance of educational work
  • Activities in academic educational research
Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Application Deadlines

First-year students from Germany and the EU

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester

First-year students from non-EU countries

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from Germany and the EU (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from non-EU countries (application in a higher semester)

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

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