The Bachelor’s degree programme spans 6 semesters and comprises 180 ECTS credit points, divided as follows: the two core subjects (120 ECTS), specialisation modules (30 ECTS), the placement module (15 ECTS) and the Bachelor’s graduation module (15 ECTS).
30 ECTS credit points in Educational Science:
Students who want to gain 30 ECTS in Educational Science must complete the 4 core modules. By the end of these core modules, students will be able to name and explain the key concepts and fields of educational science, to understand the logic behind quantitative social research, to critically analyse educational theories and the development thereof, and to name and debate different requirements for professional practices and processes in education environments.
60 ECTS credit points in Educational Science:
Students who want to gain 60 ECTS in Educational Science must complete the 4 core modules (30 ECTS) plus additional advanced modules (30 ECTS). These advanced modules build upon the knowledge and skills acquired during the core modules. Students learn how to critically discuss the key concepts behind the methods used by educational professionals when dealing with inequality and identity issues, and to reflect on the connections between educational institutionalisation, the role of educational professionals and the different stages of life. The students learn how education professionals can influence and contribute to the design of educational, socio-political and legal policies. Students choose advanced modules from one of the four specialisation tracks. In these modules they learn the basics of and theory behind the practical work of educational professionals as well as the related discourse. The following specialisations are available:
- Diversity-conscious Social Education
- Rehabilitation Education
- Migration Education
- Further Education and Education Management
90 ECTS credit points in Educational Science:
Students who want to gain 90 ECTS in Educational Science must complete the core modules, the advanced modules and the Research Methods specialisation module. In this module, students learn how to collect and interpret their data and reflect upon their results in a critical and ethically responsible way.
For these students, the Project phase module is also an important component. In this module, students work on empirical research projects in small groups, and are supported and guided by lecturers and partners from the professional field. This module gives students the opportunity to develop their academic and research skills, as well as learn how to devise creative solutions and practical measures supported by theory. They develop an inquisitive attitude and have the chance to put their theoretical knowledge into practice.