Education (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Education aims at equipping students with knowledge of central theoretical, methodological and subject-related basics of the discipline. Moreover, they acquire the ability to identify educational issues and concepts behind it and understand them in their historical and current social context, and to differentiate between approaches in the field of education. Students get an introduction to individual, institutional, social and socio-historical conditions of educational practice from both a regional and global perspective and acquire knowledge of research methods. The programme enables students to critically reflect on social and institutional framework conditions of education, schooling, development, socialisation, teaching and learning.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 645

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 30 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

entrance exam procedure


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Data updated on: 25.05.2020

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme comprises two modules in the Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), six compulsory modules, one Research Internship, the Bachelor’s Thesis module, and extension curricula/alternative extensions comprising 30 ECTS credits.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Empiricism
  • Research on schooling
  • Ideas of man
  • Intercultural education
  • Biographical research

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates have:

  • basic qualifications in academic research and writing;
  • knowledge of the theoretical and conceptual fundamentals of education; systematic and historical knowledge of education as a discipline and fields of action;
  • knowledge of and competences in educational research;
  • basic knowledge of educational fields of action and occupational areas as well as their theoretical professional reflection;
  • the ability to critically reflect on educational theories, practices and research results;
  • the competence to develop and evaluate concepts for action in educational fields of
    • research and work (general and historical education),
    • diversity and social inequality (poverty, gender, migration, etc.),
    • adult education and continuing and further education,
    • inclusive education,
    • media education,
    • psychoanalytical education,
    • school and education research and
    • social education (including counselling).

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.6 (satisfactory)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.4 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 274 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Education graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 75% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,536 gross/month.
  • 30% of graduates work in the social work activities sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "BA Education".