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Master of Arts in Educational Science (120 credits)

The four-semester Master of Arts in Educational Science offered in the Department has a value of 120 ECTS credits (CP) and commences with introductory modules totalling 40 CP which build and expand upon existing knowledge of fundamental issues in education and professional pedagogical activities and deliver advanced competencies in research methods in the field. The elective modules that follow, amounting to a total of 60 CP, enable students to gain broad-based knowledge in general educational studies and the specific settings of adult education, youth and community education/social pedagogy, and rehabilitation education.

We strongly encourage our Master’s-level students to make full use of the range of options available in the course and create an individual profile in accordance with their specific interests. Led by their chosen emphasis, students attain the capacity to reflect on the purposes and practice of leaders and managers in institutions with educational/pedagogical remits, or, alternatively, develop a comprehensive methodological and specialist research repertoire.

We hold seminars, revolving around reading and discussion, as fora for critical analysis of specific approaches for educational thinking and structures in education. A varied programme of lectures, colloquia, conferences and workshops promotes academic dialogue between students and academic staff and the sharing of ideas and experiences among current and future professionals. The skills with which our graduates leave us open doors to coordination and management careers in a range of settings involving pedagogical and educational input, or in educational research and development.

New Master study programm MA 120 Educational science starting in WiSe 2022/23

On April 6th, 2022, Prof. Dr. Daniel Wrana, Dr. Holger Backhaus-Maul and Dr: Melanie Schmidt cordially welcome you from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Deutsche Saal to introduce you to the new study program for the Master's degree in Educational science. You will be informed about the transitional regulations by using a demonstration of an equivalence table. There will be also enough time for exchange and your questions about the new MA 120 study program.

For students who cannot appear on site, the event will take place in a hybrid version. Please register for the Stud.IP event using the following link:

Documents on the new Master study program
MA 120 Educational Science from WiSe 2022/23 (available only in German)

Graphic overview of an ideal-typical study plan for the MA 120 study program

MA 120 Erziehungswissenschaft Studienverlaufsplan.pdf (96.9 KB)  vom 05.04.2022

The MA 120 Module Handbook provides a general overview and framework for studying the offered modules.
MA 120 Erziehungswissenschaft Modulhandbuch.pdf (138.4 KB)  vom 05.04.2022

Special study and examination regulations for the new master’s degree in educational science (120 credit points) at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
MA 120 Erziehungswissenschaft Studien- und Prüfungsordnung 2022.pdf (119.1 KB)  vom 05.04.2022

Documents about the degree course MA Educational Science (120 CP) valid until end of SoSe 2022 (available in German only)

Flyer for the Master’s degree course in Educational Science (120 CP) in German
Flyer Masterstudiengang EW_12_03_12.pdf (172.7 KB)  vom 20.12.2013

All important information about the current MA 120 master program of educational science are compiled in the handout below. It contains a reading version of the current study and examination regulations, a presentation of each module including study-related information and a graphic overview of the MA 120 study plan.
MA 120 Handreichung Erziehungswissenschaft.pdf (305.6 KB)  vom 21.03.2022

Current course catalogue for the MA 120 study program
MA 120 Erziehungswissenschaft Veranstaltungsverzeichnis SoSe 2022.pdf (166 KB)  vom 07.04.2022

Graphic Overview of the course of study programme MA 120 CP
MA 120 Erziehungswissenschaft Studienverlaufsplan.pdf (184 KB)  vom 09.03.2022

The MA 120 module manual provides detailed information on the content of the offered modules. You will find specifications and references to applicable regulations in the handout above.
MA 120 Erziehungswissenschaft Modulhandbuch.pdf (166.5 KB)  vom 25.11.2020

The reading version of the study and examination regulations for the MA 120 LP includes the regulations of the framework study and examination regulations for all BA and MA study programs at the MLU as well as the special regulations of the specific study and examination regulations for the MA 120 study program in a readable version.

MA 120 Erziehungswissenschaft Lesefassung der Studien- und Prüfungsordnung.pdf (126.4 KB)  vom 09.03.2022

The following link guides you to the currently applicable study and examination regulations for the MA 120 study program:

Student course guidance (Information on application and admission)

Dr Holger Backhaus-Maul

YouTube video about studying educational science at the University of Halle.

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