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Education Science, Department

Fakultät für Philosophie und Erziehungswissenschaft at the Uni Bochum

Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft

  • Universitätsstaße 150
  • 44801 Bochum
  • Phone: +49 234 322-3855
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Basic information

Teaching staff at the department 36
Total number of students 400 *
Number of master degree students 130
Percentage of teaching by practitioners no data

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 59.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 36.7 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 2/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 34.7 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 48.6 %
Share of professors with work experience no data


Publications per professor 5.6
Third party funds per academic 23.3 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.3

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered 2.9
Study organisation
Research orientation
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    In all educational degree courses, the seminar is the predominant form of teaching with an upper limit of 35 participants. This creates space for tandems and work in small groups. This is complemented by the use of e-learning platforms across the board. The teaching focus is on digital media: The courses have such interesting titles as: "NeanderDigitaler? - Media pedagogical competence as a target dimension of media pedagogical action" or "Informal learning processes in digital settings: Cyber bullying, sexting and other phenomena".
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department has international research partnerships and is a member of the Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    All lecture rooms and almost all seminar rooms are equipped with a media panel (stationary PC, DVD player, amplifier), a digital ceiling projector, a screen, a sound system and, depending on the size of the room, a mobile radio microphone. There is a seminar room that contains only PC workstations. A mobile smart board is available. In the department library, there are 10 Internet-enabled workstations and a WiFi hotspot available for use. In addition, there is a free scanner with special software for processing scans.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The Institute offers a broad range of educational research which focuses in its core on the question of learning different perspectives and can be bundled into three research focuses: Systematic, historical and international comparative basic research; T
  • Other special features
    Once a year, the Institute for Educational Science and the Educational Science student body host the "Inspiration Future. Career opportunities in educational science" event. The aim of the event is to highlight future-proof fields of work that are open to students with a Master's degree in educational science from the Ruhr University Bochum. External members of the public or alumni offer insights into their professional field in interactive and entertaining formats (pitch, World Café etc.) and answer personal questions.
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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