Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Education (MEd)
Faculty Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences
Department Romance Studies
Mode Full time
Study ID 417
Admission Requirements To be admitted to the MEd degree teacher training programme for the subject of French, applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in French or in a related field and have a very good command of French (C1 in receptive and productive skills).
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

In the Master’s degree teacher training programme for the subject of French, students extend, deepen and professionalize their competences in teaching French at all secondary school types. Moreover, students improve their ability to work independently and gain a strong research competence in the fields of linguistics, literary and cultural studies, and teaching methodology (‘Fachdidaktik’) 

Which career opportunities do I have?

Graduates are qualified to teach the subject of French at secondary schools in Austria. 

Why Salzburg?

The Department of Romance Studies at the University of Salzburg offers students an excellent student-to-staff ratio. Studying French in Salzburg is particularly attractive due to the department’s large number of Erasmus partnerships (with Bordeaux, Dijon, Montpellier and Paris, amongst others). 

How is the course structured?

Teacher Training Programme Subjects Italian
Subject Italian18 ECTS
Module 1 Specialization10 ECTS
Module 2 Specialization Language Acquisition and ‘Fachdidaktik’8 ECTS
2nd subject18 ECTS
Optional subjects4 ECTS
General Basics of Educational Sciences20 ECTS
Pedagogical-practical Studies (Master’s work placement)30 ECTS
Master’s thesis (incl. accompanying seminars)24 ECTS
Master’s examination6 ECTS
Total240 ECTS


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Heinz

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Heinz
Head of the curriculum committee Romance Studies

Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044-4451
Fax.: +43 662 8044-0001