Interests that are a good basis for this study programme
You should have an interest in social issues and changes in our society. If you also enjoy finding out about the lives of individuals and the problematic situations that can affect people of all ages, then this is the right degree programme for you.
Social Pedagogy at the University of Graz
The research components of the master’s programme are practice-oriented and often relate to the many and diverse spheres of activity for social pedagogy, social work and early childhood education (depending on your preference). The central themes here are work, home life, education etc.
Even more future? With the new master’s modules, you can turn your master’s programme into a Master’s Plus. To be exact, this means that in two semesters you can work intensively on a future topic of your choice – be it communications, digitalization, entrepreneurship or pecebuilding and climate change.
You can pursue your research interests still further and perfect your methodological expertise, with either a humanities focus or an interdisciplinary approach, through the Doctoral Programme of Philosophy – Faculty of Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education. You will work independently to investigate academic questions and contribute to the development of knowledge and innovation in your subject area.
Preparation for a wide range of career paths
As a graduate of this master’s programme you will have many career options in various fields of social pedagogy and early childhood education. You will be able to work in research and teaching roles in universities and non-university institutions, or in practical fields such youth work and youth welfare, school-based social work, working with young people on the streets, counselling services for families and young people, or working with people with special needs and backgrounds. If you specialise in early childhood education, you will also have career options in the leadership and management of early childhood educational and care institutions, and in counselling, early intervention or family support.
- Is this degree programme right for you?
- About the study programme
- Master's Plus
- Further studies
- Career prospects
- Note on registration
Individualised training process
Options for personal development in specific topic areas
Academic preparation for practical roles
Theories and concepts of social pedagogy and social work (participation, coping with everyday life, responding to living conditions and circumstances etc.) enable you to use theory to inform practical action
Acquisition of research skills
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