Bachelor's Programme Educational Sciences

Curriculum (2023W)

Master of Arts (MA)

Duration / ECTS-Credits
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates


Faculty of Educational Sciences

Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6

0111 Education Science

Study Code
UC 033 645

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Bachelor's Programme Educational Sciences will give you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Bachelor's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria have to be fulfilled for enrolment in the Bachelor's Programme Educational Sciences, how long the programme takes, which modules have to be completed and much more.

The curriculum 2023W currently applies to the Bachelor's Programme Educational Sciences.

Information on the Curriculum (2023W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

Within the scope of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:

1. VO Introduction to Educational Sciences (CM 1 lit. a, 2 hrs./5 ECTS-Credits),
2. VO Social, Institutional and Individual Conditioons of Upbringing and Education (CM 1 lit. b, 2 hrs/5 ECTS-Credits)

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

10 ECTS-Credits: Educational Perspectives and Ways of Thinking
10 ECTS-Credits: Scientific and Pedagogical Fields of Action
10 ECTS-Credits: Youth, Generation and Education

10 ECTS-Credits: General, Historical and Pedagogical-Anthropological Perspectives on Education
10 ECTS-Credits: Migration and Post-Migrant Perspectives on Education and Upbringing
10 ECTS-Credits: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Upbringing, Education and Culture

10 ECTS-Credits: Gender Relations in Upbringing, Education and Society
10 ECTS-Credits: Disability Studies, Inclusive Education and Social Participation
10 ECTS-Credits: Philosophy of Science, Methodology and Methods in Educational Sciences

10 ECTS-Credtis: Professionalisation in Fields of Activity of Education and Pedagogical Intervention
10 ECTS-Credits: Critical Political Education
10 ECTS-Credits: Research Methods in Educational Sciences

10 ECTS-Credits: Upbringing and Education in (Early) Childhood
10 ECTS-Credits: Violence and Conflicts in Upbringing and Education
10 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

10 ECTS-Credits: Seminar with Bachelor’s Thesis
20 ECTS-Credits: Elective Modules

Recommended Course Sequence BA Educational Sciences 23w

Course Sequence


As part of the Master’s Programme, a Minor of 30 ECTS-Credits can be completed.

More information and a list of possible Minors can be found at:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 33.8= 100%
 2 GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 32
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 22.1
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 12.1
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examation Office
Location Innrain 52d

Associate Dean of Studies
Dr. phil. habil. Petra Reinhartz
(Recognitions for Students with initial letter A - M)

Dr. Peter Münte
(Recognitions for Students with initial letter N - Z)

Dean of Studies
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Mag. Dr. Ulrich Leitner

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