Educational Science

... looks into questions such as ...

  • What are the characteristics of the phenomena training, education and socialisation?
  • How can they be approached in a multi-perspective and interdisciplinary manner?
  • What does emerge during a historical, psychological and international investigation of these phenomena?

Degree programmes


Educational Science, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it addresses current issues, such as teaching and learning with digital media, informal and non-formal learning, and provides a very good working atmosphere.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Design of digital learning environments
  • Social transformation processes
  • Education and society under the aspects of Migration, diversity and social inequality
  • Learning processes in informal contexts

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • good B.A. degree
  • a strong research drive
  • discipline and considerable self-organisation

... enjoy:

  • diverse research methods
  • developing small-scale individual research projects and critically reflected theory

... struggle through:

  • the hurdles of data collection processes (e.g. transcription, SPSS)
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Educational science (social pedagogy or
    social science, NOT, however, social work)
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in educational institutions
  • in federal ministries and state ministries
  • in inter- or transnational organisations
  • in the case for international promoters

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: 6 weeks

Studying abroad ...

is recommended.
Duration: subject to individual choice. Study abroad should be completed before the first exam term

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Prof. Dr. Sonja Steier
Building, Room: GA 1/148
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27395
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Erziehungswissenschaft
Building, Room: GA 2/40
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22113
Website Fachschaft