MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMEStarting your Degree Course in the First Academic Semester
The exact nature of the application and admission process for your desired Master’s degree programme will depend on your chosen subject and your nationality.
Before beginning the application process, please use our Online Course Finder to find out what the application and admission process will entail for your chosen subject. The Online Subject Finder also provides information tailored to your application profile and desired degree programme.
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MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES
A Master’s degree programme is an additional academic course which is generally undertaken following the successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree programme. Other undergraduate courses however, can also prepare students to begin a Master’s-level programme. A Master’s degree programme generally consists in four academic semesters. In some cases, courses may run for a total of two or three semesters. Graduates of a Master’s degree programme will usually receive a Master of Science (M.Sc) or a Master of Arts (M.A).
Master’s degree programmes with access and admission restrictions and/or selection interviews
Applicants must submit an application for all Master’s degree programmes that are both access-restricted and admission-restricted. This also applies for Master’s degree programmes that include a selection interview as part of the admission procedure.
Master’s degree programmes with access restrictions
All Master’s degree programmes at Heidelberg University are access-restricted. In each case, the restrictions are stipulated in the admission regulations for the relevant subject. Restrictions might require for example, that students have successfully completed an undergraduate degree programme and achieved an above-average grade.
Master of Education
There are two opportunities each year to submit an application for the Master of Education (M.Ed) to teach in German secondary schools (Gymnasium level).
Applications for the Master of Education for those wishing to teach in vocational schools with a specialisation in Gerontology, Health and Care are subject to specific requirements.
Becoming a teacher (Master’s phase)
The degree programme for the Master of Education (M. Ed.) is run by Heidelberg University in collaboration with the Heidelberg University of Education (Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg) as a joint venture within the Heidelberg School of Education (HSE).