Please note!

The programme is taught in German. For enrolment and successful studies, you need knowledge of German at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . If you have any questions concerning your intended Master study programme, the webpage of the Student Advisory Service  is available to you.

Please clarify the entry and residence regulations that apply to your nationality in advance with the authorities in charge (e.g. German embassies or consulates).

Short profile of the study program
Final examinationBachelor's examination (course-related examinations)
Academic degreeBachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Admission and enrollment

No admission restriction, online enrollment,
preliminary internship necessary

ECTS-points180, 30 per semester
Study variants
  • Extended major (150 ECTS credits) with minor (30 ECTS credits)
  • Minor subject with 45 ECTS credits
  • Minor subject with 30 ECTS credits
Standard period of study6 semesters, 8 semesters max
Start of studywinter and summer semester
Form of studyFull or part time possible
InternshipsTwo internships (6 weeks minimum)

Structure of this Bachelor´s degree

More detailed information on the individual courses is provided in the module handbook (just available in German language).

In addition to the compulsory study of the module group General Pedagogy, the Bachelor's degree program in Pedagogy can be completed by choosing two study fields of specialization from the three areas of

  • Elementary and family education,
  • Adult education/continuing education or
  • Social pedagogy

Furthermore, the study program can be individualized via the choice of an additional minor.

The necessary interdisciplinarity is ensured by modules of the reference sciences psychology and sociology. The "General Professional Qualifying Competencies" and the accompanied internships guarantee a continuous professional orientation.

Your Career Prospects

With the academic degree of Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Bamberg, a professional activity in the broad spectrum of education can be taken up, with the exception of the school system.

Graduates in pedagogy work in the fields of education, teaching and counseling. They develop pedagogical concepts and compile learning content. They prepare these didactically and develop and test effective methods of education, upbringing and counseling. They are also active in practical educational, teaching and counseling work. For example, they support children in pre-school and after-school education and advise parents and teachers. Professionels in paedagogy help drug addicts or provide assistance to people dealing with their illness. They provide support and advice to individuals and families with social problems. In youth work, for example, they are involved in conducting anti-violence training. In adult education, for example, they design and hold events on vocational reintegration.

Other fields of work include experiential and recreational education, in-company continuing education, human resources/organizational development and consulting, and media education.

You can deepen the research methodological, subject-specific, subject-specific didactic and professional pedagogical competences acquired in the Bachelor's degree program in Pedagogy in a Master's degree program. This will open up further fields of activity and broaden your professional perspectives.

At the University of Bamberg, you can study the following Master programs after completing your Bachelor degree:

Studying in Bamberg

With its approximately 79,000 inhabitants, Bamberg will make it easy for you to settle in and get acquainted the city. Bamberg's old city was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register in 1993.

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