Education of Health Professionals in Nursing (Master)

Brief overview

DegreeMaster of Arts (M.A.)
DepartmentMünster Department of Health
Special type of studyfull-time
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Language of InstructionGerman
Semester fee€275,80 per semester (summer term 2024)

Requirements and enrollment

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirements

First professional degree:

Bachelor or Diplom degree in Nursing Education or related areas with an overall grade of 2.5 or better.

Applicants without a corresponding pedagogical BA degree have the possibility of a 2-semester study programme for lateral entry (questions regarding examination law will be answered by Kathrin Oentrich B.A. at the examination office, organisational questions regarding the procedure will be answered by Ailina Claaßen M.A., the study plan can be found here on the page below).

Master’s programmes for Education of Health Professionals start in the winter semester. The closing date for applications is 15 September. If you are unable to present documentary evidence of your Bachelor’s degree by then, you may submit a statement of your average grade. The current cut-off date, by which time you must have presented proof of your Bachelor’s degree is 15 November.


Language requirements:

Applicants who did not acquire their study qualification at a German-speaking institution must demonstrate that they have knowledge of German at level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), for example by proving that they have passed the TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache) with an average score of ‘4’, or must furnish equivalent proof.


Initial vocational training in health and nursing care, paediatric health and nursing care, midwifery or elderly care.
EnrolmentThe next enrolment phase
commences in Mai 2024.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Health care professions are becoming increasingly demanding. Nursing staff face ever-growing challenges due to difficult conditions in practice, a changing nursing environment and changes in the health system. Consequently, the importance of training and continuing education for health professionals in nursing is also growing – and with it, the need for qualified teachers of nursing. Our Master’s programme in the Education of Health Professionals in Nursing will prepare you optimally for this work in vocational education.


Münster School of Health’s Master’s programme in the Education of Health Professionals in Nursing provides the academic training required for this task. You will be able to teach nursing staff the technical and personal skills they require for the complex scope of duties involved in professional nursing. In addition, the Master’s degree will enable you to gain further academic qualifications in scientific research areas in the national and international educational area.

Occupational fields

With this Master’s degree, a wide range of career opportunities will be open to you. You will be able to teach – as a teacher of nursing in hospitals and communities, and at technical schools, nursing schools and other educational institutions involved in training and continuing education in the health system. You will also be qualified to perform the core activities of school development or quality assurance. In addition, the Master’s degree will enable you to pursue further academic qualifications in scientific research.

Content and course sequence

Our Master’s programme, lasting four semesters, combines nursing education expertise with imparting the competences required to teach nursing. In the process, teaching is clearly oriented to practical tasks.

Three thematic blocks structure the study programme in the first three semesters:

In Nursing and Health Sciences, you will expand the knowledge gained in your Bachelor programme, consolidating the expertise acquired there. Examples of modules include: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives of Nursing; Ethics; Dealing with the Mentally Ill; Caring for Families; Foundations of Medicine; and Public Health.

The second thematic block addresses the production of scientific work. In modules such as Epistemology and Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis, you will learn the basics of research methodology and practise using scientific instruments.

The Education Science thematic block deals mainly with the central areas of activity in teaching nursing, such as curriculum development and conceptions of teaching and learning arrangements. In addition, there are courses on fields of research from education science and vocational education, as well as modules on education law and research in education. A three-month practical stage in Teaching and Delivery ensures that the course content is linked to work experience.

You will write your Master’s thesis in the fourth semester, concluding your degree programme with a Master of Arts title.

Why choose us

What characterises our degree programme is that theory and practice are closely interlinked. Rather than conveying specialist knowledge devoid of context based on the logic of isolated scientific disciplines, we teach on a case-related basis and in an interdisciplinary manner. Thanks to the practical stage, the programme structure itself also enhances the connection to professional practice. In addition, we engage in constant exchange with various healthcare facilities on the latest topics and current needs.

Um unsere Webseite für Sie optimal zu gestalten und fortlaufend verbessern zu können, verwenden wir Cookies. Weitere Informationen und die Möglichkeit zum Widerruf finden Sie in unserer Datenschutzerklärung.