Faculty of Modern LanguagesGerman – Degree Programme Component in the Master of Education
Students in the German Studies degree programme will focus on German language and literature from their inception through the current day, examining their social and cultural relationships as well as their theoretical bases.
Information about the Master of Education
Facts & Formalities
|Degree||Master of Education|
|Type of programme||Consecutive|
|Start of programme||Winter and summer semester|
|Standard period of study||4 semesters|
|Fees and contributions||171.80 € / Semester|
|Application procedure||Application for Master of Education|
|Application deadlines||Information about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.|
The Master of Education in German provides students with practicable specialised and didactic knowledge of the German language that enables them, as educators, to design teaching, learning, and educational processes for German language instruction. Students will gain an overview of the interrelationships between the individual areas of Recent German Literature, Linguistics, and Medieval Studies, as well as develop the ability to apply in-depth academic methods and knowledge and to work independently in accordance with academic principles. They will be capable of presenting and justifying the socio-cultural significance of education in language, literature, and media, including its historical dimension, to a variety of different audiences. They will also have familiarity with orientational knowledge concerning the development of language and literary skills in learners and will possess the practical, methodological, and theoretical fundamentals required for the transition to professional practice.
The degree programme is modular and requires participation in two major seminars (Recent German Literature and either Recent German Literature, Linguistics, or Medieval Studies), three courses in German didactics, the Blended Module and a final module, consisting of a concluding colloquium and presentation of the Master's thesis or a lecture. The topic for the Master's thesis may be chosen from either the subject area German or that of Education Studies. The practical semester is always held in the winter semester, i.e., for students who begin their studies in the winter semester, in the 3rd semester and for students who begin their studies in the summer semester, in the 2nd semester. A special feature of the degree programme is the Blended Module: this provides an opportunity for inter-university collaboration with the Heidelberg University of Education, providing a combination of theory and methodology and specialised didactics of the German language.
In the degree programme component German (M.Ed.), students must have language proficiency in English and one additional foreign language (level B2). Proof of language proficiency must be submitted on the day of registering the Master's thesis at the latest.