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).
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.
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
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.
The prerequisites above apply to the application. This is an open admissions degree course. Application is only possible in the winter semester for 1st and higher semester. The application deadline for the winter semester is 15th August.
Only for higher semester: The application deadline for the summer semester is 15th February
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.