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Curriculum area of specialisation

In Stud.IP you will find the range of courses for the area of specialisation directly at the respective course of studies.

What does specialisation mean?

Specialisation at the University of Oldenburg refers to studying key career-related competences that you will need after your studies.

Key competences are the approaches, knowledge and skills required for problem solving and meeting professional challenges. These methodological, individual and interpersonal competences prepare you for success in your private and professional life.

The choice of modules in the area of specialisation gives students the option to study beyond their degree subject and establish an individual specialisation profile.

What is the area of specialisation?

The area of specialisation is a compulsory part of your studies at the University of Oldenburg where you learn transferable and interdisciplinary skills for entering your chosen career. By choosing specialisation modules and programmes effectively, you can develop your own individual specialisation profile. Individual specialisation can be achieved through learning interdisciplinary skills and key skills as well as choosing advanced modules from your degree subject or from other subject modules.

Students who are not working towards a teaching qualification can earn 30 credit points in the area of specialisation by choosing subject modules (particular regulations apply here), specialisation modules and programmes from the module and programme catalogue for the area of specialisation or apply for the accreditation of credit points achieved while studying abroad.

Students who are working towards a teaching position must follow the specialisation programme for their school type which is a prerequisite for the Master of Education degree.

How can I study the area of specialisation?

In the area of specialisation, you will usually follow modules with a student workload of 30 credit points and practical modules up to 15 credit points. If you want to earn more than the required number of credit points required in the area of specialisation, you can obtain accreditation for these modules as with an additional examination.

For the area of specialisation as a part of bachelor's examination regulations there are several appendix:

  • Appendix 3 'Area of specialisation - general regulations' (Professionalisierungsbereich inkl. Praxismodule - Allgemeine Regelungen)
  • Appendix 3a 'Area of specialisation for students not studying a teaching degree' (Professionalisierungsbereich inkl. Praxismodule - Außerschulisches Berufsziel)
  • Appendix 3b 'Area of specialisation for students studying a teaching degree' (Professionalisierungsbereich - Berufsziel Lehramt)
  • Appendix 3c 'Special provisions for students studying a teaching degree for general schools' (Professionalisierungsbereich - bes. Bestimmungen Praxismodule im Lehramt GHR, Gym)
  • Appendix 3d 'Special provisions for students studying a teaching degree for vocational schools' (Professeionalisierungsbereich - bes. Bestimmungen Praxismodule im Lehramr BBS)
  • Appendix 3e 'Special provisions for students studying a teaching degree for special needs education' (Professionalisierungsbereich -  bes. Bestimmungen Praxismodule im Lehramt SoPäd)

You can find the regulations and module and programme catalogues for different career goals here. There is only one area of specialisation, however there are two different examination regulations to distinguish between students who are studying for a teaching degree and students who are studying for other degree programmes.

Students who are studying for teaching degrees must follow specific specialisation programmes which are based on the chosen school type and are a prerequisite for the Master of Education.

Students who are not working towards a teaching position can earn 30 credit points in the area of specialisation by choosing subject modules (particular regulations apply here), specialisation modules and programmes from the module and programme catalogue for the area of specialisation or apply for the accreditation of credit points earned while studying abroad. However, it is important to bear in mind the subject-relevant recommendations outlined in the appendix of the examination regulations for your degree programme.

Please refer to the study plans for the subjects you are studying. These recommend the semester in which you should study subject and specialization modules. Students who are studying for a teaching degree will receive a detailed study plan from the Didatics Centre which show when they will follow specialisation modules. You can view the current range of courses covered in StudIP under "Interdiziplinäre Lehrangebote" (interdisciplinary courses).

What is a specialisation programme?

Specialisation programmes are a series of modules which are related in content. Students who are studying for a dual-subject bachelor's degree and plan to follow the Master of Education degree to qualify as a teacher must follow the specialisation programme for their school type. This is a prerequisite for the Master of Education degree. You can only qualify for admission to the Master of Education degree once you have completed the specialisation module for your chosen school type.

For students who are following programmes which are not related to teaching, there are 18 specialisation programmes covering a number of different areas. On successful completion of the specialisation programme, you will receive a certificate. This certificate can be beneficial in application procedures to demonstrate that you have advanced knowledge in a specific area.

Specialisation programmes for students who are not studying for a teaching degree can also be followed in addition to the 30 credit points in the area of specialisation.

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