Master of Education
Philosophy/Practical Philosophy

Philosophy/Practical Philosophy

The subject of Philosophy/Practical Philosophy in the Master of Education degree program deals with basic questions of reality, the world, life as well as actions and cognition. Students gain an overview of central concepts, arguments, theories, approaches and school traditions in various specialized areas of philosophy. These include topics such as theoretical/practical philosophy, history of philosophy, logic and epistemology as well as metaphysics and philosophy of religion. Current areas of application of philosophy, such as bioethics, are also covered in this program.

While students in the bachelor's degree program focus on gaining subject-specific knowledge, the Master of Education degree program puts a stronger emphasis on educational sciences and subject didactics. Students learn about various approaches to teaching philosophy as well as methods of planning and conducting philosophy lessons. Graduates of the degree program have the ability to relate specialized philosophical theories to real-world questions and thus use the thought-provoking power of philosophy to shape lessons that are oriented towards finding sense and value.

In teaching degree programs designed for grammar and comprehensive schools, students choose two school subjects. Thus, in addition to Philosophy/Practical Philosophy, students are enrolled for a second subject as well as 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 Philosophy (MA) degree program.

Open admission
Master of Education
Grammar/Comprehensive School
4 Semester
Winter semester
Summer semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

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

German language proficiency (DSH level 3, CEFR level C2, as per DSH exam. regulations)

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

Knowledge of Latin OR Greek equivalent to the basic Latin or Greek certificate.

Specific modules: 67 ECTS credits each for subject knowledge/subject didactics modules in the chosen school subjects (with 3 ECTS credits each for subject didactics) | 24 ECTS credits for educational sciences (with 3 ECTS credits for 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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