(Member of examination board)
Subject study advice
If you have any questions regarding the study of vocational and business education, individual modules, recognition of previous achievements, etc., please contact the student advisory service:
Tel.: 0541 / 969-6239
Building 26 / Room 101
Office hours: thursday 8–10am and by appointment
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BWP in the courses of study vocational training and teaching profession at vocational schools
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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Vocational Education
The study programme B.A./ B.Sc. Vocational Education is structured as follows:
• Vocational field of study (95 credit points)
• General education subject (42 credit points)
• Vocational Education and Training as a third interdisciplinary field of study (21 credit points)
• Compulsory internship in a vocational school (10 credit points)
• Bachelor thesis (12 credit points)
The study of the subject area of Vocational Education and Training is possible in combination with one of the following vocational fields of study:
• Health science
• Nursing science
• Electrical engineering (in cooperation with Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences)
• Metal technology (in cooperation with Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences)
• Ecotrophology (in cooperation with Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences)
For more general information, please read the study-specific examination regulations for the Bachelor’s programme “Vocational Education“. For specific information about the studies of vocational education and training, please read the subject-specific examination regulations as well as the module handbook.
A general requirement for enrollment is a valid university entrance qualification. For further information about specific entry requirements for the subject areas and the application process, please visit the web pages of the Student Office
The amendment of the Higher Education Act of Lower Saxony in 2010 broadened the range of admission requirements in order to improve the permeability of vocational education and training and higher education:
Graduates of the most common continuing education courses regulated by federal and state law will be granted a general university entrance qualification. Anyone who has completed vocational training is allowed to pursue subject-related studies after three years of work experience. In addition, the Fachhochschulreife (entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences) also entitles the holder to pursue subject-related studies at universities.
Competences acquired in professional life are credited towards university studies if they are equivalent.
In addition, incentive factors have been introduced for the universities so that they increasingly offer courses of study that can be studied along with employment (see in detail: Homepage of the MWK Niedersachsen).