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Bachelor's Programme Educational Sciences 

Faculty Faculty of Educational Sciences
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6
ISCED-F 0111 Education Science
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 033 645
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2023W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

* 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

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

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)

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations as well as to writing the Bachelor's Thesis.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 20 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The requirements specified in the curriculum must be met.

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).

First Semester »

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

Second Semester »

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

Third Semester »

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

Fourth Semester »

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

Fifth Semester »

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

Sixth Semester »

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

Graphic chart »

Recommended Course Sequence BA Educational Sciences 23w

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Bachelor’s Programme in Educational Sciences serves to provide scientific education, professional preparation and qualification for professional activities that require an understanding and application of educational theories. It combines research and teaching and enables students to argue in theory and practice.

The Bachelor’s Programme in Educational Sciences aims at giving the students a broad, scientifically sound, theory- und research-based qualification. This should enable the graduates to respond appropriately to issues in educational sciences and to the changes in educational fields of action and also to help shape them.

Graduates are able to describe, analyse, and evaluate social and cultural conditions and changes in education and educational fields with the help of educational theories, models, and methods.

In addition to specialist knowledge, theoretical and methodological competences, they also have practice-oriented conceptualisation and reflection skills in the individual research areas of educational sciences.

Finally, by teaching them key competences (especially with regard to conflict and communication competence, contact, team skills and ability to respond positively to criticism, as well as gender and diversity competence), they are prepared for a working world that is characterised by requirements for self-management, the ability to cooperate and personal initiative.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are able to elaborate, assess and apply scientific developments in the fields of education, upbringing and counselling as well as to use them interdisciplinary. They have theory- and method-based problem-solving competences and key competences relevant to their profession. 

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The Bachelor’s Programme in Educational Sciences prepares students in particular for qualified executive, planning, analysing and advisory, science-based and science-oriented activities in the fields of education, upbringing and counselling. This enables employment in educational fields of activity, in educational and research institutions as well as in science and cultural mediation. Possible workplaces include educational and training institutions in the social and health care sectors, in the leisure and cultural sectors, in educational policy and administration, in the media and in business, as well as activities in university and non-university cultural and social science research institutions.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck


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.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

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
 Outstanding performance
= 100%
 2  GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum criteria
 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). 

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examation Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

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

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