Master of Education
Nutrition Science and Home Economics

Nutrition Science and Home Economics

The subject of Nutritional Science and Home Economics in the Master of Education degree program deals with topics related to digestive and metabolic processes (especially in humans), industrial food production and processing as well as the economic, sociological and technical aspects of the agricultural and food industry. This includes the fields of nutrition science, food technology, home economics and food chemistry. The Major Professional Discipline of Nutrition Science and Home Economics is supplemented by the selection of one of two Minor Professional Disciplines: Food Technology or Market and Consumption. Their choice of a Minor Professional Discipline provides students with additional specialization.

In the course of the program, increasing emphasis is placed on Educational Sciences and subject didactics. The latter area is designed to enable prospective vocational school teachers to adequately convey their specialist knowledge to students training for their respective occupations, e.g. as specialists in the institutional food services industry, cooks, butchers or home economists.

In teaching degree programs for vocational schools, students combine a Major Professional Discipline with a Minor Professional Discipline. In addition, students are trained in Educational Sciences. The practical semester is a key component of the degree program.

Possible lines of work:

Teaching at schools

For other possible lines of work, please refer to the Nutrition Sciences (MSc) and Molecular Food Technology (MSc) degree programs.

Local NC (Special selection)
Master of Education
Vocational School
4 Semester
Winter semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline

German language proficiency (CEFR level C2)

Other language skills: Foreign language (modern language on CEFR level A2 or qualification in Latin/Greek)

Specific modules: 95 ECTS credits in discipline-specific/subject didactics modules of the Major Professional Discipline (with 6 ECTS credits in subject didactics) | 39 ECTS credits in the Minor Professional Discipline | 24 ECTS credits in educational sciences (with 3 ECTS credits on the topic of inclusion; aptitude and orientation internship as well as vocational internship) | Bachelor's thesis 7 ECTS credits

9 weeks internship, incl. 25 days at a school

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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