In the study of Educational Science you acquire
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.
Moreover, many graduates of Education Studies work in the following industries:
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)
Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)
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
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.
The STUDIMAT supports you in combining the major with the minor subject. Try it out now!
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.
General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):
Language requirements during studies:
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 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):
At present, no admission limitation (without numerus clausus) is expected.
Master Programme Education Science – Management and research in the education system
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
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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Bachelor Program Education for Special Needs Pedagogy
Bachelor Program Primary and Elementary Education
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.
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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