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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degreeMaster of Education (MEd)
FacultyFaculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
ModeFull time
Study ID425
Admission RequirementsStudents must hold a Bachelor’s degree in the teacher training programme for the subject of Psychology and Philosophy 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?

In the teacher training programme for the subject of Psychology students learn about the central psychological concepts, theories and insights which are necessary to understand human behaviour and mental processes. The focus lies on the basic subjects and is complemented by recent knowledge and findings of the various psychological subjects. Furthermore, students acquire empirical research competences. In the subject of Philosophy, students acquire basic knowledge of the history of philosophy and the ability to philosophize themselves. They will have the possibility to practice their new skills in subjects such as theoretical and practical philosophy, in logics and the theory of science. Students will learn how to connect the two subjects of Psychology and Philosophy, especially in their ‘Fachdidaktik’-modules dealing with the respective teaching methodology and during their three teaching practices.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Graduates of the MEd degree course are qualified to teach the subject of Psychology and Philosophy at secondary schools.

Why Salzburg?

The departments of Philosophy (at the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences) and Psychology work closely together to provide students with an optimum education. Both departments feature internationally renowned scientists who offer courses led by research and geared towards training future teachers. Students of the teacher training programme for the subject of PP at the University of Salzburg acquire an excellent education in subject matter and the methodology for teaching PP. Both departments work closely together and guarantee an education which prepares future teachers for the challenges of modern teaching and learning.

How is the course structured?

Psychology and Philosophy MEd
Healthcare6 ECTS
Metaphysics, Ontology und Political Philosophy6 ECTS
Teaching Methodology (‘Fachdidaktik’) Psychology and Philosophy6 ECTS
PPS-accompaniment3 ECTS
MA thesis and supervision24 ECTS
Total45 ECTS


Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Bettina Bussmann

Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Bettina Bussmann
Spokeswoman for the subject of PP ‘Cluster Mitte’

Franziskanergasse 1, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044-4052