Bachelor programme

Degree Profile

Begin of study
winter semester
6 semester
Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
full time and part time
Faculty of Education
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
no restricted admission
Dual-subject Bachelor
major and minor subject
Teaching language

Course Details

In the study of Educational Science you acquire

  • basic knowledge of educational science,
  • research methodology skills,
  • job-related action competences.

You will be familiarized with questions, knowledge and working methods of educational science. The course of study enables you to recognise and reflect on pedagogically relevant problems.

After the degree course you will be able to plan, coordinate and evaluate educational processes and their framework conditions in organisations.

Job & Career Perspectives

Moreover, many graduates of Education Studies work in the following industries:

  • in vocational and operational training,
  • in continuing education and adult education,
  • in the field of children and youth media,
  • in extracurricular educational and training work,
  • in special educational care and counselling, e.g. in institutions for the disabled,
  • in educational and training guidance,
  • in the coordination of educational offers,
  • in child and youth welfare/educational assistance,
  • in public youth (social) work (special needs education if there is a compulsory choice).

Education in Detail

Structure of the study programme

The bachelor's degree course at the University of Erfurt comprises a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor's degree) as well as the fundamental course of study. It aims to impart specialist content and occupational field orientation as well as interdisciplinary skills. The standard period of study is six semesters.

Orientation Phase (First Year)

  • Theories of education and upbringing
  • Education and upbringing in a historical perspective
  • Educational research methods
  • Structure of the educational system and pedagogical fields of action

Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)

  • Pedagogical field of action: vocational training
  • Pedagogical field of action: children's and youth media
  • Pedagogical field of action: Special education
  • Pedagogical field of action: Social pedagogy
  • Pedagogical field of action: Further and adult education


The major and minor subjects differ in terms of the content and scope of the course. In the major subject a Bachelor thesis is written.

Examinations regulations major and minor subject of Education Studies

Possible combinations

At the University of Erfurt, you will study a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor) in the bachelor's program. You may have to observe combination rules.

Combination rule:

  • Education Studies can be combined with all fields of study except Education for Special Needs Pedagogy.

Online-Tool Studimat

The STUDIMAT supports you in combining the major with the minor subject. Try it out now!

Study abroad

Study abroad

A semester abroad in an English speaking country is strongly recommended. The International Office will be happy to assist you in organizing your stay abroad.

Study abroad


Internships during studies

  • educational internship
  • Interdisciplinary Internship for Vocational Field

Admissions qualification

Studying with Abitur

  • general qualification for university entrance or the subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a comparable previous education

General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):

Language requirements

Language requirements during studies:

  • German: Upon application, international applicants must prove German language skills at level B1.

Language Centre

The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.

International applicants

International applicants whose native language is not German must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (level B1) upon application.

Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH):

Language and Admission Requirements 

No admission limitation (without nc)

At present, no admission limitation (without numerus clausus) is expected.

Master Programmes

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Numerous information and advisory services offer you the opportunity to see the study and living conditions in Erfurt for yourself at the open day. Get to know the green campus and the beautiful old town centre on guided tours. Information on the program: Open Day

Discovery Days

The discovery days at the University of Erfurt mean experiencing "studying up close". Within a week (on as many days as you like) you can attend selected courses (lectures or seminars) and get a taste of campus life. Information and program: Discovery Days

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The major and minor subject in Education is admission-free (without NC).

Application for the two-subject bachelor:

If you are combining Education with an admission-free program (without NC), you can enrol directly from May 1 to September 15.

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If you are combining Education with a admission-restricted program (with NC), please apply from May 1 to July 15 via the following link.

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