Empirical Education Researchfull time

  • Master of Arts

    Master
    Degree

  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Kassel

    Location

  • September 2024 (Germans and inhabitants)

    19 days left (EU), 19 days left (Non-EU)
    Please enquire

Overview and admission

Study Type

graduate

Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study

Pedagogy, Educational Science

Annotation

The results of international school performance studies, such as PISA, regularly trigger a large media response in Germany. This illustrates the importance of education in Germany and the importance of empirical educational research in the discussion about the further development of the German education system. However, large-scale school performance studies are only one example of studies of empirical educational research. Other studies, for example, investigate questions of educational and opportunity justice, analyse teaching and learning processes in schools, universities and continuing education, investigate extracurricular educational processes of children and adolescents or reconstruct the interactions of involved actors and structures of underlying processes. The four-semester master's degree programme in Empirical Educational Research at the Institute of Educational Science introduces students to current practice in empirical educational research and prepares them for responsible positions in both the university and non-university fields. In addition to tasks in research, the graduates course also opens up professional perspectives in the education administration and in evaluation, e.g. in the field of higher education and further education. The graduates of the degree course also include teachers, since the application of findings from empirical educational research is also of great relevance in school practice. The individual modules of the Master's degree programme provide students with theoretical, conceptual and research methodological skills. The focus of the degree course are the module Methods of Empirical Educational Research and the research internship, which serves many students as a springboard for employment after graduation and for a scientific career. The modules Educational Theory Education and Educational Reform Processes, School and Teaching Research as well as Research in Informal and Non formal Fields of Education provide theoretical foundations and offer interesting insights into current fields of application of empirical educational research. Upon successful completion of the degree course, graduates will be awarded the Master of Arts title, which entitles them to a doctorate.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Education or Social Work, Psychology or another Social Science, or the first state examination, or a Bachelor examination after the regular study time of at least 6 semesters\; record of additional competencies

Lecture period
  • 14.10.2023 - 14.02.2025
  • 15.04.2024 - 19.07.2024

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2024/2025)
  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.03.2024 - 15.07.2024

    Please note the current (possibly shortened/extended) deadlines on the respective study programme page of the University of Kassel.

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    01.03.2024 - 15.07.2024

    Please note the current (possibly shortened/extended) deadlines on the respective study programme page of the University of Kassel.

  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.06.2024 - 01.09.2024

    Please note the current (possibly shortened/extended) deadlines on the respective study programme page of the University of Kassel.

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    01.06.2024 - 01.09.2024

    Please note the current (possibly shortened/extended) deadlines on the respective study programme page of the University of Kassel.

Languages of instruction

Main language

German

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