Direkt zum InhaltDirekt zur SucheDirekt zur Navigation
▼ Zielgruppen ▼

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Education Studies

Degree

Combined bachelor, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), please refer to the ‘Bachelor’s and master’s courses at the HU’ FAQ.

This course is not suitable for those wishing to enter the teaching profession. If you wish to enter the teaching profession, please see ’Teacher training’.

Standard time for completing course

6 semesters

Start of study and Entry Restriction

Cf. course catalogue

Combinations and Course structure

Educational Sciences is offered as

Core subject: 120 credit points (CP*), with a second subject to be selected from the ‘Combined bachelor without teacher training’ course catalogue
Secondary subject: 60 CP to a core subject from the ‘Combined bachelor without teacher training’ course catalogue

* One credit point (CP) equals a workload of 25 hours for preparation, follow-up and attendance at classes.

Course objectives

Students develop a broad and integrated knowledge of the scientific foundations as well as a critical understanding of important topics, definitions, theories and methods in the field of Education Studies. They gain thorough insights into the current state of the discipline and learn how to deal with both its scope and its limitations. Thus, students are able to reflect the basis, the effects and the challenges of the particular kind of knowledge the discipline generates. The program’s overarching perspectives include e.g. difference in educational settings, power and violence, social inequality, interculturality and gender as well as other educationally relevant topics. On this basis, students are able to formulate science-based positions as well as to develop adequate solutions. They have acquired essential qualifications to perform different functions in both pedagogic and non-pedagogic fields in the context of a modern, knowledge-based society.

Successful completion of the program qualifies students for a range of occupations. This includes education, teaching and consultancy as well as research, evaluation, planning and organizational work in all areas of the education system as well as in other educationally relevant contexts. Moreover, the program also enables students to pursue further academic qualifications, such as the Master in Education Studies at Humboldt-Universität.

Content of studies

The course and examination regulations with module descriptions, the course curriculum and other details are available at www.amb.hu-berlin.de, no. 39/2014, 1st revision no. 61/2016.

The best way to find detailed information about the exact course content is using the annotated university calendar. The Course Advisory Service is also available to help you (www.ewi.hu-berlin.de/studium/beratung/fachberatung/bama).

Educational Sciences as Core Subject with 120 CP

Mandatory Modules (80 CP)

Module BA EW 1: Basic Concepts, Theories and Research Approaches (10 CP)
Module BA EW 2: Empirical Research and Methodology I (10 CP)
Module BA EW 3: Empirical Research and Methodology II (10 CP)
Module BA EW 4: Education in World Society (10 CP)
Module BA EW 5: Institutions of Education Past and Present (10 CP)
Module BA EW 6: Lifelong Learning – Adult and Continuing Education (10 CP)
Module BA EW 7: Teaching and Learning (10 CP)
Bachelor's thesis (10 CP)

Mandatory elective modules (20 CP)

One of the modules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 must be selected

Module BA EW 8.1: Philosophy of Education (10 CP)
Module BA EW 8.2: Historical and Cultural Studies on Education (10 CP)
Module BA EW 8.3: Adult and Continuing Education: Counselling in Learning and Adult and Continuing Education (10 CP)

One of the modules 9.1 and 9.2 must be selected

Module BA EW 9.1: Internship – Conceptualizing, Implementing, and Evaluating Processes of Education, Counselling, and Teaching and Learning (10 CP)
Module BA EW 9.2: Internship – Educational Research, Planning and Organisation (10 CP)

General elective modules (20 CP)

In addition to specialised study, Students acquire subject-specific, non-specialist and interdisciplinary key qualifications of 20 CP. The general elective modules can be chosen from the module catalogues of other subjects or central institutions (see: hu.berlin/agnes).

Educational Sciences as Second Subject with 60 CP

Mandatory Modules (50 CP)

Module BA EW 1: Basic Concepts, Theories and Research Approaches (10 CP)
Module BA EW 4: Education in World Society (10 CP)
Module BA EW 5: Institutions of Education Past and Present (10 CP)
Module BA EW 6: Lifelong Learning – Adult and Continuing Education (10 CP)
Module BA EW 7: Teaching and Learning (10 CP)

Mandatory elective modules (10 CP)

One of the modules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 must be selected

Module BA EW 8.1: Philosophy of Education (10 CP)
Module BA EW 8.2: Historical and Cultural Studies on Education (10 CP)
Module BA EW 8.3: Adult and Continuing Education: Counselling in Learning and Adult Continuing Education (10 CP)

Students with Education Studies as second subject who intend to apply for the MA in Education Studies at Humboldt-Universität after finishing their BA are advised to complete the BA in Education Studies’ Module 2 – Empirical Research and Methodology I – as one of their core subject's interdisciplinary elective modules. The competences acquired in this module are part of the MA in Education Studies’ specific entrance requirements (see below).

General elective course offerings for Students coming from other courses of studies

Module BA EW 1: Basic Concepts, Theories and Research Approaches (10 CP)
Module BA EW 2: Empirical Research and Methodology I (10 CP)
Module BA EW 3: Empirical Research and Methodology II (10 CP)
Module BA EW 4: Education in World Society (10 CP)
Module BA EW 5: Institutions of Education Past and Present (10 CP)
Module BA EW 6: Lifelong Learning – Adult and Continuing Education (10 CP)
Module BA EW 7: Teaching and Learning (10 CP)
Module BA EW 10: Perspectives of Education Studies (10 CP)

Master’s course

After completing the BA in Education Studies you may apply for the MA in Education Studies at Humboldt-Universität (www.amb.hu-berlin.de no. 40/2014, 1st revision no. 62/2016). Information concerning this and other MA programs, including specific entrance requirements, are provided by the course catalogue. For further information please also refer to the course advisor’s website: www.ewi.hu-berlin.de/studium/beratung/fachberatung/bama.

Important addresses

Department of Education Studies: Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 7, 10099 Berlin, www.erziehungswissenschaften.hu-berlin.de/
Course Advisory Service and Classification and recognition of studies and qualifications: Dr. Wilde, Tel. 030/2093-66964, room 1.26, denise.wilde[at]hu-berlin.de, www.ewi.hu-berlin.de/studium/beratung/fachberatung/bama
Application: www.hu-berlin.de/studium/compass/wie
Links to job market: careers information centre, employment market reports, Hochschulteam calendar of events

Version: April 2019
Back to Course catalogue


Contact for questions or feedback regarding this page: studienberatung@uv.hu-berlin.de