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: 28.12.2022

*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 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

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: 2.4 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.8 (high)

→ These results are based on feedback from 84 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the master'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 ...

  • 79% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,778 gross/month.
  • 26% 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 "MA Education".