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deggendorf institute of technology

pioneering & vibrant

vocational pedagogy - health & care, m.sc.

centre for academic further education

shaping the future of healthcare



fact sheet

Language: All lectures will be held in German only

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Duration: 5 semester

Start of studies & application deadline: Start of studies: March | Application deadline: 15 January

Time expenditure of the attendance phases: Block lectures 2-3 times per month on Fridays and Saturdays (Friday from 2 p.m., Saturday all day) The school holidays in Bavaria are mostly lecture-free | Study location: Deggendorf (lectures possible on the outer campus in the Land-Au)

Costs: € 2.000 /semester + € 72 student union contribution/semester

Information events: 

  • Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 6pm, participation in person or online possible (Registration)
  • Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 6pm, participation in person or online possible (Registration)
  • Monday, 14 December 2020, 6pm, participation in person or online possible (Registration)

Valerie Lenssens is available for you for personal advice.

target group

The course of study is aimed at:

  •     Nursing educators as well as educators in the emergency services who would like to further qualify for a master's degree in addition to their profession.
  •     Persons who can present an equivalent degree at home or abroad. The examination board decides on the validity.

The extra-occupational Master's degree course in Vocational Education - Health and Nursing provides graduates with a scientifically sound qualification for teaching, development and management tasks in educational institutions in the health sector.


I would recommend the programme to anyone who has a degree plus a certain amount of professional experience behind them and is planning to take the path of a manager in the future. This MBA is also the right programme for anyone who already has some experience in a management role and wants to develop personally and professionally.

Anna-Kathrin Spannfellner

Director Building Planning & Construction

Zollner Elektronik AG

Alumni Master of Business Administration, Schwerpunkt General Management

course content

1. Semester  
Theories of Vocational Education and Training - Professionalisation Processes  
Bio-psycho­social Model, Epidemiology and Public Health  
Qualitative Research Methods  
Management of Educational Institutions  
2. Semester  
Didactic Research References and School Development  
Natural Scientific Basics  
Quantitative Research Methods  
Staff Development in Educational Institutions  
3. Semester  
Seminar Applied Educational Research  
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology  
Medical Subjects - Basics
Quality Management and Organisational Development in Educational Institutions  
4. Semester  
Health Psychology  
Medical Subjects ­- Specific Topics  
5. Semester  
Project Module with Didactic-Scientific Orientation  
Master Thesis  



Admission requirements

  •     Completed Bachelor's degree in Nursing Education or Pedagogy in Rescue Services at a domestic or a comparable university degree

Application Master Vocational Education - Health and Care
Please apply with the following documents in our online portal Primuss

  •     Tabular curriculum vitae (signed) with passport photo
  •     Copy/scan of the university entrance qualification, e.g. school leaving certificate
  •     Copy of the certificate of the first degree

student Review


Kathrin Altmann, First semester student of the Master's programme Vocational Pedagogy - Health and Care:

I chose the Master's degree in Vocational Pedagogy - Health and Care at DIT because I already studied Nursing Pedagogy at this university. I got to know DIT as a modern, future-oriented and above all personal university. As a students I am not an anonymous matriculation number for lecturers and employees in seminar management, but a human being.

Since the lectures take place every 14 days on Friday afternoons and full-time on Saturday, I can combine my studies and my job very well. I especially appreciate being able to apply contents from my studies in my work practice. Conversely, my work experience helps me in my studies. For me, the Master's programme is characterised by a high degree of practical orientation, as well as the encounter at eye level with the lecturers.

Anyone considering enrolling for the Master's degree in Vocational Pedagogy - Health and Care can look forward to getting to know each other and to interesting exchanges with fellow students from a similar professional field. At the same time, you have to be aware that your free time will be less and your time at your desk more.