Master in Empirical Education Research

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 examinationMaster's examination (course-related examinations)
Academic degreeMaster of Science (M. Sc.)
Standard period of study4 semesters
Start of studyonly in winter semester
Form of studyFull or part time possible


Structure of this Master's degree

The program is divided into five compulsory basic modules (3 ECTS credits, 12 ECTS credits, and three times 15 ECTS credits), two in-depth elective modules (15 ECTS credits each), and a master's thesis (30 ECTS credits). The individual modules usually consist of several courses, whose contents, formats and performance records are described in the module handbook.

Basic Modules
Perspectives of Empirical Education Research3 ECTS credits
Basic module Learning Environments ( Module A or B )15 ECTS credits
Basic module Research Methods (Research Design + Analysis Design)15 ECTS credits
Basic module Psychology of Learning, Teaching and Development ( Module A, B or C )15 ECTS credits
Basic module Sociology of Education12 ECTS credits
Advanced Modules
Advanced module 1 ( depending on interest in one of the learning areas )15 ECTS credits
Advanced module 2 ( depending on interest in one of the learning areas )15 ECTS credits
Master Thesis
Master thesis30 ECTS credits

Your Career Prospects

With the academic degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Empirical Education Research you have acquired a second professional and research qualifying degree at a state university.

Many professional fields are open to you in the field of educational administration and educational research, in panel and large-scale assessments, in state institutes for quality development in education, in the field of educational controlling and diagnostics, as well as for interventions and evaluations in the field of education.

Depending on the orientation, the program also lays the foundation for subsequent academic qualifications, such as doctoral studies. The University of Bamberg offers the best conditions for this with the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS), among others. 

Studying in Bamberg

At the University of Bamberg, the topics of education is one of the major research topic within the research focus area of Empirical Social Research on Education and Labour.

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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