For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
Bachelor´s degree with at least 60 credits earned in education courses, of which 10 credits must habe been earned in empirical research methods, or other equivalent degree.
The admission is limited.
The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.
The subject matter of this consecutive, more research-oriented study program is research in the field of education. Students examine the fundamentals of education theory and research methodology, and specific concentrations within the program offer the opportunity to focus on two areas of emphasis in research in education – institutionalized education and education as a cultural form of knowledge. Common theoretical bases apply to both the individual and the social prerequisites and effects of learning, education, socialization, and the development of the education system. Theories in education are used as tools to reflect on education as a social practice with regard to its traditions, its application in current research, and its development. The common fundamentals of education research are the general techniques of scientific and academic work and the methodology and methods used for empirical research.
Within the program, students focus on the areas of (a) research and development, and (b) education, culture, and forms of knowledge.