What awaits you in the Master of Education

Analogous to the 2-subject Bachelor in Physics, you study two subjects in parallel in the Master of Education programme, supplemented by a focus on educational science. In addition, the so-called practical semester is located here, where you gain supervised practical experience at a school for one school semester.

This degree programme prepares you for the profession of physics teacher at grammar schools and comprehensive schools . Therefore, in addition to supplementing and deepening subject-specific content, the programme also focuses on teaching didactic, methodological and pedagogical skills. The Master of Education degree is completed after 4 semesters with course-related examinations and a Master's thesis and is recognised as equivalent to the 1st state examination. Of course, there is also the possibility of a doctorate after completing this degree programme.

For those who do not want to wait until the practical semester or the teacher traineeship to be able to gain practical school experience, the Alfried-Krupp Pupils' Laboratory at the RUB, as an interface between school and university, offers an ideal testing ground for future physics teachers. Students teach school classes in physics-specific projects under subject-specific didactic guidance. The Alfried-Krupp Pupils' Laboratory offers pupils scientific research they can touch, try out and understand.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum provides students in the Master of Education programme with high-quality teacher training. Under the umbrella of the Professional School of Education (PSE) teacher training and educational research are bundled together. In close consultation with the faculties, the PSE coordinates teacher training in the Master of Education programme and develops it further on a research basis together with its internal and external partners.

Special regulations for both Master's degree programmes at the RUB:
At the RUB, the regulations are designed flexibly so that, under certain conditions, the Master of Education degree programme can be taken up with the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree programme with the Bachelor of Arts degree. Questions about this can be answered by the student advisory service.

Practical semester only in the winter semester:
You can only complete the practical semester in physics in the winter semester (beginning after the summer school holidays). Please note that you must enter the practical semester at the same time as your other subject.

Note on previous studies:
In principle, you must be enrolled in the M.Ed. programme in order to be able to take credits for the M.Ed. degree. This also applies to the subject Physics. However, there is an exception here: academic achievements from the module "Fachliche Vertiefung" may already be studied in advance (lecture, exercise and up to 6 FP experiments). However, the final module examination (2 CP) can only be taken if the student is enrolled in the M.Ed. in Physics.

All degree programmes of our faculty are open-admission, however, special deadlines apply if your second subject has admission restrictions - please inform yourself in time.

Further information on enrolment

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What you need to know before you start

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

If you have any further questions, please contact our study advisor Dr. Wackermann.

Subject Advisory Service Master of Education

Dr Rainer Wackermann

Dr Rainer Wackermann

Counselling Teacher Training/Master of Education

N-Süd OG/54
Tel.: +49 234 32 23639


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