Information on course of study: Master of Education Programme (Vocational and Business Education) Chemistry (Master of Education)

Information on course of study: Master of Education Programme (Vocational and Business Education) Chemistry (Master of Education)

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Course of study name: Master of Education Programme (Vocational and Business Education) Chemistry (Master of Education)
Duration: 4 Semester
Academic degree: Master of Education
Language: German
Type of admission: Application/enrolment possible in the winter semester


The Master of Education (Gymnasium) is taught over four semesters in which you must earn 120 credit points. You will advance your curricular knowledge in both teaching subjects (30 credit points each). In the area of specialization, you will study education science related content (18 credit points) and complete practical training (12 credit points). At the end of the degree programme, you will follow the Masterabschlussmodul (27 credit points) and the Abschlusskolloquium (3 credit points).

Orientation and goals

The Master of Education (Business education) qualifies graduates for a teaching position at vocational schools. The programme addresses current research methods with specific links to school practice. During the practical training, you will gain practical experience in schools and plan your own lessons.

Course structure and content

The standard period of study for the Master of Education (Vocational and Business Education) is four semesters.

The master's program, which consists of 120 credit points, is divided into the following studies:

  • Vocational and business education (27 credit points)
  • a teaching subject in accordance with the Regulations on Master's Degrees for Teachers in Lower Saxony (MasterVO-Lehr) in the current version (45 credit points)
  • educational sciences (12 credit points)
  • practical phase (12 credit points)
  • Master's thesis module (24 credit points)

Teaching and learning

The modes of instruction and learning in this degree programme will teach you how to conduct independent academic research with professional supervision.

Reasons for studying

  • Strength in education: Over 40% of students at the University of Oldenburg are studying for a teaching degree
  • Strength in research: Final papers can be integrated into research projects in the research focus teaching, learning and qualification research; there are options for the funding of student research projects and PhD opportunities via the Anna-Magull Foundation
  • Strength in mentoring: In practical courses and seminars

Language skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2) or
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

English Language Proficiency see admissions regulations
  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level B1 or
  • if applicants are native speaker or they have university entrance qualification or a university degree obtained in English

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possibilities see: Language requirements

Admission requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or a similar qualification in the subjects required for the admission to the master's degree programme
  • Combination of subjects according to the regulations for Master's degrees for teachers in Lower Saxony (Nds. MasterVO) in the currently valid version
  • At least 66 credit points in economics, of which at least 5 credit points in didactics/teaching
  • At least 12 credit points in the teaching subject, of which at least 5 credit points in didactics/teaching
  • At least 18 credit points in vocational and business education
  • Successfully completed practical training in a school
  • You must provide evidence of English language proficiency

The minimum requirements for English language proficiency are:
  • School certificate: Proof of English study at school for four years or three years, if studied as part of a university entry qualification. At least the German grade 4 (ausreichend, sufficient) or 5 in the last two years of language classes
  • Language proficiency: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level B1.
For more details see Foreign language skills on this page.

Careers and areas of work

The Master of Education (Business education) degree programme prepares students for a teaching position. After the master's degree programme, you are required to enter teacher training (Referendariat) for a teaching position.
The degree programme is also excellent preparation for teaching positions in companies, non-state training and development institutions, personnel development, training, HR and knowledge management.
In addition, graduates can also work in vocational education research at universities, government research institutes, local government and private vocational education research and development institutes.

Your contact persons

  • Rebmann, Karin
  • Examinations Office (FK5-FK6)
  • Contact form for students
Fragen zum Studiengang/-fach
  • Student representatives of Chemistry
  • Student representatives of Teaching Degree Programme
  • Peetz, Michael
  • Study and Career Counselling Service
Questions about studying
  • Matthé, Sabine