The Study Course Management and Counselling in European Education (MA) is a practice-oriented further education international study course offered by the Westphalia Wilhelms-University of Münster/Institute of Educational Science and the University of Zagreb/Faculty of Teacher Education. The programme lasts 18 months and starts October 1st. 60 Credit Points are earned during the Course.
The Study is coordinated and conducted by the Center for European Education, an international teaching and research institution of the University of Zagreb/Faculty of Teacher Education and the University of Münster/Institute of Educational Science, Department of Educational and Social Sciences. Experts from European universities as well as professionals from economy, culture, educational and European policy cooperate at the Center.
The M.A. Study Management and Counselling in European Education (MA) was internationally accredited in 2009 by the German agency AQAS and the Croatian National Council for Higher Education as a Joint Degree Study of the University of Münster and the University of Zagreb.
The programme is taught by the teaching staff from various European universities, especially those cooperating in the network of the Center for European Education. The Center was developed and supported by a consortium consisting of teachers from 12 universities of 10 countries cooperating on the “Learning for Europe” project, supported by the EU TEMPUS III programme. The pilot phase of the Study was conducted in the academic year of 2008/09.
Upon completion of the M.A. Study graduates can continue to a PhD study. In this respect they are offered organizational support by the Center for European Education.
The master's course "Management and Counselling in European Education" (MA) was internationally accredited in 2009 by the German agency AQAS and the Croatian National Council for Higher Education as a Joint Degree Study of the University of Münster and the University of Zagreb.
The one-year international Master's Study Management and Counselling in European Education is divided in three study parts. The first two study periods consist of modules and respective one-month full-time attendance periods each. The timeframe of these study periods is the academic year 2012/2013. The third part of study ends in the first half of the academic year 2013/14.
The first part of study begins in October 2012 with a one-month attendance period at the University of Zagreb/Croatia and continues with a supervised eLearning self-study period. The study period ends on February 28th. In this timeframe Modules 1, 2 and the first Unit of Module 3 are taught. The second part of study begins and ends with eLearning periods, with a one-month attendance period at the University of Münster in May 2013 between the eLearning sections. Modules 4, 5 and the second Unit of Module 3 are taught in this phase, which ends September 30th 2013. All exams including internships must be completed until the end of this study part.
The third part of study begins October 1st 2013 and is intended for completion and submission of the Master's Thesis. For the elaboration of the M.A. thesis a timeframe of 11 weeks is foreseen. Regarding the form of study, submission deadline is determined flexibely. However, the assessment of the M.A. thesis must be included in the total timeframe of 18 months, which cannot be exceeded.
A three week internship at a Europe-oriented or an international educational or cultural institution, or a company with an international profile must be completed during the first eLearning period. The internship must be completed with an approved internship report before begin of the M.A.thesis elaboration. Place of internship is suggested by individual students; criteria and rules to be fulfilled by the institution offering internship are listed in Internship rules.
During the attendance period in Zagreb, an introductory course in Croatian is offered to interested students for easier orientation in the city.
According to possibilities, a language and scientific writing course in German will be offered.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.Book IELTS
Additional semester fees in Zagreb and Münster are required.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
You are encouraged to apply for a scholarship with various organisations, foundations and institutions in your country. In this respect you should inform yourself which foundations or organisations/institutions in your country offer such possibilities. The international office of the university you attended could be a good address for such information. Scholarship sponsors publish on their websites applications timeframes and requirements.
The Center for European Education can procure contacts to some scholarship sponsors. The number of available scholarship varies and more information in this respect will be given in near future. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please submit your application to the management board of the Center for European Education.
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