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Futures Studies

- Continuing education

Department of Education and Psychology
Education and Future Research
Sascha Dannenberg
Malteserstraße 74-100
12249 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.

For further details, please check this website: https://www.fu-berlin.de/studium/international/studium_fu/deutschkenntnisse/index.html

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
Program Start
Winter semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters

The Master's programme is divided into four areas: basic area, application area, practical exercises and master thesis.
For further details, please check our website: www.master-zukunftsforschung.de

Concepts and Methods

Modul 1

Foundations and Fields of Application

Modul 2

Methods and Methodological Priniciples

Modul 3

Innovation Research and Innovation Management

Modul 4

Concepts, goals and challenges

Modul 5

Methods: Application and Reflection

Areas of application

Modul 6a

Field of application: Society

Modul 6b

Field of application: Politics

Modul 6c

Field of application: Economy

Modul 6d

Field of application: Technology

Practical Exercises

Modul 7

Practical competence developement

Modul 8

Project internship

Master Thesis

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