Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural StudiesEducation Studies – Bachelor 25%

The degree programme Education Studies at Heidelberg University focusses on professionalisation processes in education studies as well as learning and change processes for individuals and education institutions and organisations.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter semester only
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman and English
Fees and contributions151.05 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with no admission restrictions
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

The Bachelor’s degree programme in Education Studies provides students with a comprehensive overview of the specialised aspects and theoretical fundamentals of Education. Students will obtain the skills and knowledge necessary both for the professional design of educational and learning processes as well as for the development of parameters for learning and education processes within society or in institutions and organisations.  During the course of studies, the methodological and research-theoretical fundamentals of empirical Education Studies will be established.

Following completion of their studies, students will have acquired basic education studies knowledge in the areas of: Child-raising, socialisation and education, teaching and learning, instruction, counselling, and innovation. In addition, they will learn to correctly apply scholarly work methods and, through internships, have the opportunity to gain practical experience.  Students will learn to derive scholarly-based judgements, to formulate their opinions on the basis of specialised knowledge and be able to defend these opinions. They will also display competence in participating in transdisciplinary dialogue in the areas of child-raising, socialisation, and education.

Course Structure

The modules offer an introduction to the fundamentals of Education Studies:  

  • Module 1 Introduction to Education Studies
  • Module 3 Learning and Educational Processes of Individuals and the Parameters for These within Society, Institutions, and Organisations
  • Compulsory Elective Module 4 Methodological and Research Fundamentals in Empirical Education Studies, or
  • Compulsory Elective Module 6 Career-Oriented Internship  

In Module 1, the fundamental concepts of Education Studies, such as education, child-raising, and socialisation, as well as basic theories of Education Studies, will be elucidated. Module 3 will address such questions as: How do I analyse educational processes and teaching-learning situations within specific societal, institutional, and organisational contexts, taking into consideration the political and legal aspects of education? The focus of Module 4 is on methodological and research-related aspects, such as participation in EASI-Day, including a structured written follow-up report, while Module 6 focusses on career-oriented experience gained through an internship, such as participation in PROF-Day, including a structured written follow-up report.

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