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Educational Studies

Educational Studies
(Master of Arts)

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

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Besides acquiring educational, psychological and methodological foundations, students on the Master’s programme in Educational Studies learn specific skills for planning, developing, analysing, accompanying and evaluating teaching and learning processes in areas of education outside of school.

The programme focuses on the broad and interdisciplinary development of skills and creation of profiles for the different areas and tasks involved in education outside of school. These areas include public and private (continuing) educational establishments, various organisations, foundations, associations, trade unions and companies (especially large concerns and SMEs), and both university and non-university research departments.

The Master’s curriculum consists of courses from the disciplines of vocational education, adult education / continuing education, education science and psychology. The thematic areas of education science are described, analysed and reflected discursively from different disciplinary perspectives. As such, both the practical approaches and the academic orientations on the Master’s programme are of an interdisciplinary nature.

Further information on the website of the programme Educational Studies

Areas of Focus

  • Adult education
  • Culture and media in educational processes
  • Educational Research
  • 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  
    • Grundlagen Psychologie
    • Theorien und Konzepte der Berufs- und Betriebspädagogik
    • Grundlagen der Erwachsenenbildung/ Weiterbildung
    • Bildungstheorie und Bildungsforschung
    • Quantitative Methoden in den Bildungswissenschaften
     
    Wahlbereich  

    Vier Vertiefungsrichtungen zur Auswahl:

    • Erwachsenenbildung/ Weiterbildung
    • Berufs- und Betriebspädagogik
    • Bildungsforschung
    • Kultur- und Medienbildung

    Ergänzend zu jeder Vertiefungsrichtung -Flexibilisierungsbereich mit:

    • Praktikum oder
    • Projektarbeit
    • Auslandsstudium oder
    • Lehrveranstaltungen anderer Vertiefungsrichtungen

     

     

     

    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

    The Master’s programme prepares students for working in specific fields such as education management/controlling, programme and course development, organisational and staff development, (education) consulting, and academic educational research.

    Admission requirements and application

    Admission Requirements

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

    For master's degree programmes with restricted admission, places shall be allocated according to the university’s own selection procedure, if there are more applicants fulfilling the admission requirements than there are places available. 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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