Research on Teaching and Learning, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
University rank #41 (WUR) ,
The aim of the MEd Research on Teaching and Learning programme, offered by TU Munich, is to qualify young academics for the interdisciplinary context of educational sciences and psychology.



With regard to empirical educational research, particular attention is paid to the study of teaching and learning processes in a wide variety of educational contexts. It aims to qualify for a career in research or taking leadership positions in educational institutions. Thanks to close links with the Faculty Graduate Center, the Master's programme also facilitates graduates who subsequently wish to study for a doctorate.

Professional competencies

Students explore key theories, concepts, methods and findings of empirical educational research and focus on teaching and learning in a variety of educational contexts. This enables them to gain coherent knowledge and in-depth understanding of

  • institutions in education systems and quality development and assurance in these institutions
  • teaching and learning processes and their determinants in formal learning settings such as the classroom
  • educational concepts and their assessment


Empirical educational research is a growing field. This is shown by the establishment of professorships that focus on empirical research in educational science and teaching methodology. In this field, particular attention is paid to the study of teaching and learning processes in a wide variety of educational contexts. In addition, a large number of foundations, ministries and research organizations in Germany are very active in issues relevant to teaching and learning both in and out of school, and are resolutely calling for evidence-based support for initiatives. Organizational developments in universities and research institutions also increases demand for staff who are qualified in the area of education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to quantitative methods
  • Active reading strategy
  • Reading and administration of literature
  • Introduction to methods in teaching and learning science
  • Literature administration and knowledge organization
For more information please visit the programme website.


The program is aimed at students who hold a Bachelors degree in educational science, psychology, education, secondary school teaching or vocational training (alternatively also the first Staatsexamen). The program is aimed at international as well as national students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • a classified Bachelor degree awarded by a German or foreign university after a program of at least six semesters or an at least equivalent qualification in the programs: scientific education for teachers at grammar schools, vocational training, pedagogy/educational science and psychology or comparable programs
  • a proof of successful participation in either a lecture, seminar or project on research methods for the social sciences
  • A proof of language competence in English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 118 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 118 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Mnchen

950 - 1,450 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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