Bachelor Programm Education Science - Version 2018

On the following pages you will find information about the Bachelor's program in Educational Science.

In addition to the regulations of the University of Vienna, the currebt curriculum in is relevant for the study program at the University of Vienna. The Curriculum BA Educational Science contains all the necessary information on the structure of the BA Educational Science. We ask you to read it carefully and to organize your studies on this basis.

For easier orientation (study path) during your studies, we have prepared a module overview of the BA Educational Science curriculum.

The Bachelor's Program in Educational Science at the University of Vienna serves to impart central theoretical, methodological and subject-related foundations of the discipline and to enable students to conceptualize pedagogical problems, to understand them in their historical and current social context and to differentiate approaches in educational science. It introduces individual, institutional, societal and socio-historical conditions of pedagogical action in a regional and global perspective and provides knowledge of research methodology. It enables students to reflect critically on social and institutional conditions of education, upbringing, development, socialization, teaching and learning. Students acquire educational science basics on the relationship between science and pedagogical practice. They acquire basic concepts related to the profession and relate these to thematic and professionally relevant fields. This enables them to independently acquire scientifically based knowledge for action in later professional contexts and to acquire in-depth scientific qualifications in subsequent courses of study.


Graduates of the Bachelor's Program in Educational Science at the University of Vienna possess fundamental qualifications

  • for scientific work;
  • theoretical and conceptual foundations of educational science;
  • systematic and historical knowledge of pedagogy as a science and field of action;
  • Knowledge and skills in educational research;
  • Basic knowledge of pedagogical fields of action and occupation as well as their professional-theoretical reflection;
  • the ability to critically reflexively deal with theories, practices and research results of educational science;
  • Skills for the development and evaluation of action concepts in pedagogical research and work fields

Study focus

Certain courses in the bachelor's program are thematically assigned to two or three specializations. Students can apply (with a minimum of 45 completed ECTS) for the declaration of an area of specialization in the diploma supplement upon graduation. The following eight concentrations are offered in the Bachelor's program (version 2018):

  • General and historical education (Allgemeine und historische Pädagogik - AHP)
  • Diversity and social inequality (Diversität und soziale Ungleichheit - DU)
  • Adult and continuing education (Erwachsenen- und Weiterbildung - EW)
  • Inclusive education (Inklusive Pädagogik - IP)
  • Media Education (Medienpädagogik - MP)
  • Psychoanalysis and Education (Psychoanalytische Pädagogik- PP)
  • School and education research (Schul- und Bildungsforschung - SB)
  • Social pedagogy and counseling- SP

Descriptions of the specializations


Course of study

The bachelor's program has a minimum duration of 6 semesters. It has modules as basic units, which are defined by the student's workload in hours. 1 ECTS point corresponds to 25 hours.

For the completion of the program, the writing of a bachelor's thesis is required.

Once the program is completed, graduates are entitled to use the title "Bachelor of Arts" - in short "BA".

Information on the organization of studies (registration for courses/exams, recognition, etc.) can be found here.