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Vocational Education and Human Resources Development

Master of Arts 

Start of studies: winter or summer semester
Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: German

This study program is not offered in English. For further information please visit the German version of the study program.

How can you help someone find the “right” career? How can you support apprentices in their individual development? How can you select suitable employees? How do you design digital continuing education courses? The study program Vocational Education and Human Resources Development answers these and many others besides. This study program will prepare you for the field of vocational and continuing education, as well as human resources development.

The innovative teaching formats give you in-depth insight into the exciting field of vocational education, human resources development and the related diagnostic, evaluation, and research methods. 

  • Are you interested in learning more about vocational education processes and issues of human resources development?
  • Are you interested in aptitude tests and personnel selection?
  • Do you enjoy interacting with and advising others when it comes to major career decisions (e.g. professional development, options after completing professional qualifications, management career paths)
  • Can you prepare learning materials so that others enjoy learning and are able to learn successfully?
  • Are you interested in issues in the field of customized digital support for learning processes using artificial intelligence?
  • Do you think that a scientific approach and good diagnostic skills are important for your future career?
  • Do you want to learn practice-relevant content on your study program and actively participate in real projects in the field of vocational education and vocational education research?

Then the Master’s study program Vocation Education and Human Resources Development is the perfect choice for you.

In this study program you will deal with topics related to the field of vocational education and human resources development. You will design and organize teaching and learning processes that serve employees in digitized learning and working environments, e.g. innovative continuing education courses for company managers, or the diagnosis and advancement of vocational training processes, with the help of digital methods and tools. And you will learn how to use modern diagnostic procedures to be able to competently judge suitability.

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