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Bachelor (1 Subject)

Educational Sciences


Degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Field Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
Language German
Standard program duration 6 semesters
Admission restrictions Restricted admission for the 1st to the 4th program semester
Overview of the restricted admission procedure (German only)
Further information Homepage (English)
Module Manual (German only)
Curriculum (German only)

Short profile

Students enrolled in the Bachelor’s program in Educational Sciences receive a solid basis for demanding, professional, theory and research-based work in education and social welfare. They acquire knowledge of the fundamental theoretical standpoints of educational research and gain specialist expertise through the study of a compulsory elective subject. In addition, they build up a portfolio of methodologies and concepts related to the professional field of educational research.

The first year of the program focuses on the general fundamentals of educational research and the acquisition of basic skills in the areas of intermediation, consulting, planning and research. From the beginning of the second semester onwards, students additionally commence studies in the compulsory electives.

The compulsory electives are worth 45 credits. They should be chosen carefully and with a view to students’ later career ambitions. The Department itself offers the following subject areas: Social work, education management/education research, sociology and psychology. It is also possible to choose compulsory electives from other departments at TU Dortmund University.

Knowledge and skills

No prior knowledge is required. Applicants should be interested in working with people and in social topics. Alongside strong social skills, (prospective) students should be ready to try out something new and be highly and easily motivated.

Professional fields

The program prepares students for a wide range of professions, for example educational, planning and organizational work in local government, youth education centers, training institutions (e.g. adult education centers), state institutes, charities and church organizations, research institutions, (corporate/HR) consulting, publishing houses, vocational training centers or corporate HR development departments. Students can also qualify further by pursuing a Master’s degree.

Further information

The program includes an internship semester. This should be completed in the fields covered by the combination of educational research and compulsory electives. The aim is for students to test the skills they have acquired in the program, to become part of a practical working environment as well as to gather and reflect on their experiences in professional practice. The internship semester can be completed abroad and as a research internship.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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