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  • Duration: 4 semesters
  • Degree Award: Master of Arts
  • Language: German
  • admission limited
  • Special admission requirements

Rehabilitation Counseling Education - Master's Programme

Orientation and Goals

German society is currently in a state of flux, which will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the healthcare system. Debates on inclusion (participation and ownership) in society and socio-educational-political processes highlight the fact that modern societies are increasingly characterised by processes of inclusion and exclusion. In order to be able to provide modern, interdisciplinary healthcare services, numerous debates are taking place at an international level regarding the structures that are required for care, education, rehabilitation and social justice. Germany is also faced with the task of bringing together physicians, healthcare professionals, educational scientists and rehabilitation and social scientists to establish interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research into healthcare services. It is essential that theory and practice are at the heart of this research.

Study Design and Contents

The degree programme takes 4 semesters (full-time study). It is possible to study this programme part time.

Teaching and Learning

Campus-based teaching: Lectures, seminars, exercises

Reasons for Studying

The Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Education (MA) is a demand-oriented and future-oriented vocational qualification for educators working at inpatient and outpatient healthcare facilities. Students on this Master’s degree programme acquire specialist, practical knowledge about special needs and rehabilitation education, health psychology, neurorehabilitation and clinical psychology. They also discuss issues such as inclusion and exclusion, health literacy, participation or the lack in education and health processes as well as factors that have an impact on health and illness in the rehabilitation process.

Foreign Language Skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

This degree prepares students for careers as special needs and rehabilitation educators in non-school environments, for example, at outpatient and inpatient clinics for child and youth welfare services, occupational rehabilitation or reintegration centres for people with disabilities as a result of illness or accident, neurorehabilitation facilities, rehabilitation facilities for people with a disability/disability in old age as well as rehabilitation facilities for the Armed Forces.

Find out more about the professional field of Education and the professional field of Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation Education (in German).

Target Group/Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Special Needs Education and/or Pedagogy and/or Educational Science or in a closely related field worth at least 60 credit points
  • At least 9 credit points in methods of quantitative and/or qualitative research

Application/Admission Procedures

This course of studies accepts a limited number of applicants, and application is only possible in the winter semester.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 15 July.
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