Education (Master)

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Graduates of the master's programme in Education at the University of Vienna know the special characteristics, boundaries, terminologies and schools of thought of educational studies. This knowledge and understanding forms the basis for the development and/or application of independent ideas and interpretations. Graduates have a broad, detailed and critical understanding of the state of knowledge and research in one or several special fields of education. They are also able to apply their knowledge and understanding, as well as their problem-solving skills, in new and unfamiliar situations that have a broad or interdisciplinary connection with the discipline of education.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 848

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 20.07.2023

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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 master's programme in Education consists of a group of compulsory modules (consisting of three compulsory modules), ensuring that students acquire the basics of the discipline. In addition, there are four alternative compulsory modules, out of which students have to select three (Education and Change; Curriculum and Instruction; Special Needs and Inclusive Education; Education, Counselling and Human Development). They provide students with the opportunity to specialise and acquire in-depth knowledge. To complete their studies, students have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Development processes
  • Governmentality
  • Inclusive education
  • Diagnosis
  • Socialisation

... 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 conceptual and organisational skills, as well as knowledge of how to initiate research. This enables them to work in the respective fields of education and social welfare, in institutions, organisations, associations and enterprises, as well as in research.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.4 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.8 (high)

→ These results are based on feedback from 84 graduates.

*You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the master's programme in Education (in German).

Graduates ...

  • find employment immediately after graduation on average.

*You can find further information on career entry and career paths in the tracking of graduates "MA Education".