Dutch (Master of Education Programme (Vocational and Business Education))

In the Master of Education (Business education) degree programme, you will earn 120 credit points during four semesters. The curriculum includes subject and teaching method content in your teaching subject (45 credit points) and economics-related content (27 credit points). In the area of specialization, you will study vocation and economics-related content (12 credit points), complete practical training (6 credit points) and conduct a research project (6 credit points). At the end of the degree programme, you will follow the Masterabschlussmodul (21 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.

Study Design and Contents

The standard period of study for the Master of Education (Business education) is four semesters. You must earn a total of 120 credit points to complete the programme. The curriculum includes subject and teaching method content in your teaching subject (45 credit points) and economics-related content (27 credit points). In the area of specialization, you will study vocation and economics-related content (12 credit points), complete practical training (6 credit points) and conduct a research project (6 credit points). At the end of the degree programme, you will follow the Masterabschlussmodul (21 credit points) and the Abschlusskolloquium (3 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

Foreign Language Skills

Admission to a degree programme at the University of Oldenburg is subject to sufficient proficiency in the German language:
  • DSH Level 2 (German language examination for university entrance) or
  • TestDaF Level 4 in all four categories

For further information, please refer to the language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

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.

Target Group/Admission Requirements

For admission to this master's degree programme applicants must have:
  • A bachelor's degree or a similar qualification in the subjects required for the admission to the master's degree programme
  • Written confirmation of successfully completed practical training in a school
  • You must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

The minimum requirements for English language proficiency are:
  • 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
  • A comparable examination with an equivalent grade

In cases of uncertainty, the relevant admissions committee will decide whether or not to grant admission.

Application/Admission Procedures

The prerequisites above apply to the application.
Applications are usually made for the coming winter semester, students may apply for the summer semester only in exceptional cases with sufficient reason.

Applications for the winter semester: by 15 August
Applications for the summer semester: by 15 March

Further Information

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Facts and Data

  • 4 semesters
  • Master of Education
  • German
  • admission free
  • Special admission requirements