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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department Educational Sciences
Mode Full time
Study ID D 066 848
Admission Requirements Students must hold a Bachelor’s degree (or comparable
degree) in an equivalent or related field from an accredited
Austrian or foreign institute of higher education.
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

The MA course in Educational Sciences builds on the BA course in Pedagogy. Students hone their research skills and acquire further competences in the fields of education and development, social education, educational research and social-scientific methodology.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Careers for MA graduates in Educational Sciences include leading positions in various educational, political or economic institutions as well as teaching and research at institutes of higher education, universities or research-related institutions.


How is the course structured?

Educational Sciences MA
Advanced Theories and Metatheories12 ECTS
Advanced Methods of Social Sciences12 ECTS
2 of the following optional modules (A-D) with specialization:
A: Education in different stages of life18 ECTS
B: Social Education18 ECTS
C: Educational Sciences and Evaluation18 ECTS
D: Methodology of empirical educational research18 ECTS
Optional subjects12 ECTS
Master’s thesis30 ECTS
MA seminars12 ECTS
MA examination6 ECTS
Total180 ECTS


Dr. Andreas Paschon

Dr. Andreas Paschon
Head of the curriculum committee Educational Sciences

Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-4241
Fax: +43 662 8044-0001