Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Education (MEd)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department German Studies
Mode Full time
Study ID 506
Admission Requirements Students must hold a Bachelor’s degree in the teacher training programme for the subject of German from the universities that are part of the “Cluster Mitte” or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field or from another accredited inland or international institution of higher education.
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

Graduates will be qualified to reflect academically on the German language and its cultural, communicative, medial, and literary-artistic means of expression. This comprises the knowledge of language as a system or cultural means of expression, and the insight into the intercultural, interlingual and intermedial relationships between language and literature in history and present. Graduates will be familiar with methods of textual analysis from both literary studies and linguistics, with subject areas of the theory, systemics and history of language, with various aesthetic appearances and functions of literature and its culture- and media-historical context. These contents and procedures will be combined with adequate teaching methods. A focus lies on the fields of teaching reading and writing skills, German as a second language and teaching media studies.

Why Salzburg?

The department of German Studies at the University of Salzburg offers students a relatively small department, teaching that is based on academic criteria, an internationally networked faculty enjoying an excellent reputation, as well as a very good student-to-staff ratio. Besides topics and research paradigms of international relevance in the fields of linguistics and literary studies, research and teaching focuses lie in the areas of Austrian Literature and the role of the German language in Austria – areas that are especially important for teaching the subject of German at Austrian schools.

How is the course structured?

Teacher Training Programme Subject German
Interdisciplinary Module Speciality 14 ECTS
Interdisciplinary Module ‘Fachdidaktik’4 ECTS
Supervision of MA placement3 ECTS
Master’s thesis and supervision24 ECTS


Nadine Steinkellner

Nadine Steinkellner
Secretary at the Department of German Studies

Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-4373
Fax: +43 662 8044-0001