Educational Science (M.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:



Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:



You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Deadlines: Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Educational Science (B.A.)


Institute of Educational Science


Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media, and Sports


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

You can find information about the subject matter and the different focus areas on the corresponding German website: Erziehungswissenschaft (M.A.)

Master entrance requirements

Proof of a Bachelor's degree in Education or a related subject or an equivalent degree from a university in Germany or abroad.

As a rule, qualifications that conform to the following will be assumed to be equivalent:

  • Courses of study in which at least 60 credits are acquired or a third of the courses required for a degree are completed in the subject Education. If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed by the time of application, the applicant must provide proof of two third of the required subject-specific credit points by the end of the application deadline.
  • Teacher training courses (such as Bachelor of Education, State Examination for teaching)

It is assumed that students have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English; this does not include submitting written course work and writing examinations in the English language. Proof is not required.

Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the "German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)" is required for applicants, who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German institution or whose degree was not from a degree program taught in German.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).