Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg


International Vocational Education

The study program “International Vocational Edcuation” is a dual degree course in cooperation with the Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford/Cambridge. The cooperation with other international universities is basically possible. Languages of the program are German, as well as a second language or in English as a general rule.

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Degree Conferred:
Master of Science (M.Sc.)

4 Semesters

Winter and summer semester

Entry requirements:
A completed degree course on bachelor level, with an above average graduation or an equivalent in the field of pedagogical, cultural, social, technical, economical or scientific studies.

Standard requirements of language skills (for non-native speakers):

For the two-language program:
  • German: TestDaF level 4 or DSH-2
  • Second language (e.g. English): grading test at the international cooperation institution

Application Details:
Without admission restriction

Application deadline:
Applicants with German Bachelor degree -
apply at OVGU Magdeburg:
  • winter semester: September 15
  • summer semester: March 15
Applicants with international Bachelor degree -
apply through uni-assist:
  • winter semester: July 15
  • summer semester: January 15



The Students choose one of the two possible specialisations at time of application.

  • Vocational Education
  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training

  • Objectives

    The degree course is internationally oriented. It prepares the students for higher (or senior) positions in the field of education and further education (e.g. in European vocational education institutions or economic educational institutions), especially in an international context. Positions in the field of training aids, the science of vocational education or in the international development assistance can also be pursued.

    The master's degree assures, that the students dispose of the necessary knowledge and ability for the transition into the professional practice and are capable of using scientific methods and insights.

    The integrated visit abroad as well as the practical studies ensure that the students gain competences in the field of international collaboration. Furthermore they have the chance to improve their English skills.

    The academic degree "Master of Science" entitles to a Ph.D program.

    Career Perspectives

    Senior positions in:
    • international administration and research facilities
    • international large industrial companies
    • institutions of the international development assistance
    • companies for human resource development

    Competencies and Interests Required

    You are interested in:
    • an international oriented working place,
    • the immersion of your foreign-language competence and
    • getting to know other cultures.

    Academic Counseling

    M.A. Gleißner, Kai
    Tel. 0391-67-56757
    Fax. 0391-67-67483
    Gebäude 40, Zschokkestr. 32, 39104, Magdeburg

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    Last Modification: 01.10.2015 - Contact Person: Dezernat Studienangelegenheiten