Educational Sciences: Education in Processes of Global Technologicalisation (M.A.)


Educational Sciences: Education in Processes of Global Technologicalisation (Master of Arts)

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General Information

Degree: Master of Arts
Duration: 4 Semesters
Language: German
Internship: is recommended
Requirements for Admission: Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrollment) are comprised of a Bachelor of Arts degree in the same area or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office. Please also note the general information about the Master of Arts degree programme, including information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International Admission.
Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (suitability test) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester is recommended; summer semester is possible, but without degree completion guarantee
Application Deadline: July 15 (for winter semester) and January 15 (for summer semester)
Application: Online
Special Features: -

Brief Description

The Master of Arts degree in Educational Sciences: Education in Processes of Global Technologicalisation builds on the basis of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pedagogy at either the TU Darmstadt or an equivalent institution. The Master’s Programme in Educational Sciences: Education in Processes of Global Technologicalisation supplements the unique profile of programmes found at a technical university and the understanding that current pedagogical thinking and research must take into account social conditions and changes, especially given their global and technological nature in the 21st century. The degree programme is centered around research, leading to a particular focus on methodology and methods, which are situated within the various research fields of the institute and the implemented according to the student’s individual research questions. In this way, as they participate in various pedagogical research projects, students eventually pinpoint their own area of specialisation.

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

The degree programme is divided into the following four thematic areas, which are mainly comprised of obligatory courses/lectures.

“Introduction to Research” treats the conception of the student’s own research project. Every stage of a scientific paper from the planning and implementation through to presentation of results is practiced. Seminars on the essentials of methodology will help students make progress through these stages.

In “Pedagogical Research Methods” students will discuss and reflect on pedagogical theories, as well as pertinent qualitative and quantitative methods in social and educational sciences.

The thematic area “Issues in Educational Sciences: Advanced” deals with the processes of change within social structures and examines these processes against the background of relevant issues in pedagogy. These core issues will be discussed from the perspective of educational sciences, as well as from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will be able to attend courses from other disciplines, including Psychology, Environmental Sciences, Sociology, History of Technology, Technology and Philosophy, and the interdisciplinary focus of Technology and International Development.

“Research Practice leading to Transfer and Specialisation” presents students with the opportunity to obtain an overview of the various research fields in the institute. Students choose their specialisation by developing their own research questions and then testing them empirically in one of the following areas:

  • Pedagogy of Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Technical Media
  • Job, Occupation and Profession
  • Technical Didactics
  • Educational Systems; Internationality
  • Heterogeneity and Inequality
  • Teaching and Learning Research in a University Context
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Career Socialisation

The final module is the Master’s Thesis. This semester-long, independent research project is an essential part of the Master’s degree programme.

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