Educational Sciences: Education in Processes of Global Technologicalisation

Master of Arts

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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.

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Course Cataloque

Institute for General and Vocational Pedagogy

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Degree Master of Arts
Duration 4 Semesters
Language: German
Programme Start winter semester is recommended; summer semester is possible, but without degree completion guarantee
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme 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.
Internship is recommended
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features Online Self-Assessment

While the Bachelor of Arts degree in focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master of Arts builds directly on this foundation by providing more breadth and depth scientifically and a more complete insight into the field. In contrast to the Bachelor degree programme, the Master of Arts enables and requires students to adopt their own major focal area and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master of Arts degree.

Upon successful completion of a Master of Arts degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the Technical University of Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at Technical University of Darmstadt

Various career options are open to students after finishing their degree. Practical experience from internships, including relevant references, often play a role in beginning a career, given the unique, expert profile that graduates have established.

The Master oft Arts in Educational Sciences is particularly suited to establishing an academic, scientific career at universities and research institutes, but also with university-external educational institutes, for example for adult education (e.g. evening colleges, company training institutes), political parties and associations. Educational experts also find positions in the advisory field (e.g. educational counselling, marriage counselling or with advisory centers in public/government service or private companies).

For this reason it is important to start early in the degree programme to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.

The lecture series EX-PÄDs im Beruf provides information on career opportunities for Technical University of Darmstadt pedagogy graduates.