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Educational Research

- Master´s programs

Department of Education and Psychology
Susanne Heinze-Drinda
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin
(030) 838-546 56

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor´s degree (or other equivalent degree) with at least 60 ECTS earned in education science courses, of which 10 ECTS must have been earned in empirical research methods.

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.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

The subject matter of this consecutive, research-oriented study program is research in the field of education science. 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 research and development.

1st Semester Admissions
Limited admissions
Admission for Higher Semesters
Limited admissions (for 3rd semester for winter semester, for 2nd and 4th semester for summer semester)
Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 – May 31 (for winter semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester), and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Program Start
Winter semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters