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Futures Studies

- Continuing education

Department of Education and Psychology
Education and Future Research
Sascha Dannenberg
Fabeckstr. 37
14195 Berlin
(030) 838-475491

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

  • Bachelor´s degree or equivalent.

  • Participants must prove a minimum of one year work experience in addition to their undergraduate or first 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.

In addition to general semester fees and dues, students are currently required to pay a fee of 7200€ in total, 3600€ for enrollment and 3600€ for registration for the third semester.

For more information see the Gebührensatzung and Erste Änderung der Gebührensatzung (2020), both in German.

Futures Studies deal with possible, probable, and desirable future developments. Although we cannot see the future, the basic features of important development structures are already taking shape today. Academic methods and social discourse allow us to see these rough outlines. This is where futures research comes in.

Futures Studies have become an important tool in certain areas, such as climate research and assessment of the future impact of technologies. But social developments, such as the future of the education system or changes in political participation, are also fields in which futures studies can play an effective role. The field serves to supply information about social, economic, ecological, political, cultural, and technological notions of the future and possibilities for development in these areas.

The results of futures studies / futures research open up the broad range of possible, probable, and desirable futures and lay them out for public discussion.

1st Semester Admissions
Restricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
No admissions
Application and Registration Period
22.01. - 31.05
Program Start
Winter semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters