Psychology and Philosophy (Teaching Subject)

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General Information about the Teacher Education Programme

The teacher education programme for secondary school teachers (of general education) consists of a bachelor’s programme (8 semesters/240 ECTS credits) and a master’s programme (4 semesters/120 ECTS credits).

Students select two teaching subjects according to their interests and acquire subject-related academic and didactic knowledge. In addition, they have to complete courses on General Principles of Educational Science and Studies on Teaching.

Students who would like to study a third teaching subject, can do so by completing an extension curriculum.

Bachelor's admission not possible

The admission or resumption of the bachelor's programme teaching subject Psychology and Philosophy is not possible. Students of the bachelor's teaching subject are advised to contact their StudiesServiceCenter for further information. The admission within the master's programme is still possible.


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.

 Overview of the master 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.

The courses of the general educational basics (ABG) can be found here.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduates of the bachelor's programme...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.4 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.2 (appropriate)

→ These results are based on feedback from 188 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 teacher education graduation survey (in German).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 83% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 3,035 gross/month.
  • 45% of graduates work in the public administration sector.

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