Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Education (MEd)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department History
Mode Full time
Study ID 511
Admission Requirements Students must hold a Bachelor’s degree in the teacher training programme for the subject of History 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?

The MEd teacher training programme in the subject of History and Social Studies/Political Education imparts fundamental knowledge and competences from various historic fields divided into core subjects according to periods and themes, which are relevant for teaching history and political education at secondary schools. Students learn how to relate specialist knowledge, skills relevant for teaching history (‘Fachdidaktik’), and theories and methods to each other, and to transfer them to their teaching practice according to the principles of teaching methodology.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Graduates will be qualified to teach at new secondary schools (‘Neue Mittelschulen’), polytechnic schools, special needs schools, secondary schools and vocational schools with and without higher education entrance qualification.

Why Salzburg?

The Department of History at the University of Salzburg offers research and teaching in seven core subjects (History of the Middle Ages, Modern History, Contemporary History, Austrian History, Non-European History and Global History, History of European Regions, as well as Economic, Social and Environmental History). Courses in Ancient History are offered by the Department of Classical Studies. Due to the individual support of the department’s staff, students are able to finish their degree course on time. They study in the beautiful World Cultural Heritage site of Salzburg’s old town. Most of the lecture courses and seminars, some of which are taught in English, take place in the building of the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences at Rudolfskai. By individual agreement, students may also take exams in English. The roof terrace on top of the building of the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences with a stunning view of the Fortress of Hohensalzburg invites students to study and relax. The University Sports Centre in Rif and local recreational areas in town offer plenty of possibilities to unwind after a busy day of studying.

How is the course structured?

Teacher Training Programme Subject History, Social Studies and Political Education
GSP M 1 Advanced Module: Didactics of History and Political Education3 ECTS
GSP M 2 Advanced Module: Advanced Specialities and Reflection15 ECTS
GSP M 3: Supervision of MA practical training3 ECTS
GSP M 4: Master’s thesis and MA seminars24 ECTS
Summe45 ECTS