Education (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Education aims at equipping students with knowledge of central theoretical, methodological and subject-related basics of the discipline. Moreover, they acquire the ability to identify educational issues and concepts behind it and understand them in their historical and current social context, and to differentiate between approaches in the field of education. Students get an introduction to individual, institutional, social and socio-historical conditions of educational practice from both a regional and global perspective and acquire knowledge of research methods. The programme enables students to critically reflect on social and institutional framework conditions of education, schooling, development, socialisation, teaching and learning.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 645

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 30 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme comprises two modules in the Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), six compulsory modules, one Research Internship, the Bachelor’s Thesis module, and extension curricula/alternative extensions comprising 30 ECTS credits.

Five concepts

which you will deal with in your studies (examples):

  • Empiricism
  • Research on schooling
  • Ideas of man
  • Intercultural education
  • Biographical research

     Overview of the programme structure & topics

    Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

    After Graduation

    Graduates of the bachelor’s programme in Education at the University of Vienna have:

    • basic qualifications in academic research and writing;
    • knowledge of the theoretical and conceptual fundamentals of education; systematic and historical knowledge of education as a discipline and fields of action;
    • knowledge of and competences in educational research;
    • basic knowledge of educational fields of action and occupational areas as well as their theoretical professional reflection;
    • the ability to critically reflect on educational theories, practices and research results;
    • the competence to develop and evaluate concepts for action in educational fields of
      • research and work (general and historical education),
      • diversity and social inequality (poverty, gender, migration, etc.),
      • adult education and continuing and further education,
      • inclusive education,
      • media education,
      • psychoanalytical education,
      • school and education research and
      • social education (including counselling).

    Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

    Graduate Survey

    The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

    Information about the Graduate Survey

    Career Tracking of Graduates

    The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

    Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates