Students of the Master of Nursing Sciences can apply their theoretical knowledge and evaluate nursing care scientifically through practical experience.

Master of Arts (M.A.)Nursing Sciences

Would you like to learn how to plan, design and evaluate care services on a scientific basis? In the Master of Nursing Sciences, social science research is analysed, tested and evaluated in the discipline-specific context of Nursing Sciences. You will learn to introduce and represent the Nursing Sciences-based perspective in an inter- and transdisciplinary context.

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  • Campus Hilltop

  • Period in semester3 Semester

  • Languages of instructionGerman

  • Application PeriodsWinter semester: 30 April to 15 September
    Summer semester: 31 October to 1 March

  • Admission RequirementsRelevant Bachelor’s degree in the field of nursing and health care

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Career Perspectives


The Master of Nursing Sciences is research-based and enables you to plan, design and evaluate nursing services on a scientific basis. It qualifies you to work in research and development projects in the field of Nursing Sciences. With a successfully completed Master’s degree, you have the opportunity to do a doctorate. Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is a member of the Baden-Württemberg Doctoral Association. Professors of the SABP faculty can also offer Master’s graduates the opportunity to do a doctorate by taking this path.

Your career opportunities

  • Scientific collaboration in universities, institutes, funding agencies or service providers
  • Management functions with service providers (hospitals, care facilities)
  • Management functions in schools (e.g. technical schools for nursing professions)
  • Education, training and advanced studies
  • Nursing expert with service providers or funding agencies
After completing the Master’s degree in Nursing Sciences, you can work in research, for example.



There are no admission restrictions for this degree programme.
You enrol and secure your place on the degree programme for the upcoming semester.

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Students at their laptops in the library of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
  1. Check the requirements
    Do you have a university entrance qualification (e.g. German Abitur/Fachhochschulreife), a school leaving qualification from a country other than Germany or a vocational qualification? If you do, you have already fulfilled the first requirement for a successful application.

  2. Register and apply via
    You register in hochschulstart, the national application portal, and apply for one or more degree programmes at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

  3. Upload your documents
    We need your documents and certificates so that we can process your application. You can upload them in Esslingen’s “HEonline” campus management system. We need your documents by the application deadline at the latest.

  4. Receive your confirmation of admission and accept the university place you are offered
    When you have submitted all the necessary information, you will receive an email with the pro forma letter of admission with the offer of a place at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. You can now accept the offer of a place in your HEonline account.

  5. Congratulations
    After you have submitted all your documents on time, they have been examined and you have paid the administration fees, you are enrolled at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences for the next semester. We will send you a letter with all the important information and details.


This awaits you

During your studies, you will analyse the state of the art in research related to nursing, learn research methods and implement them in your own project. They develop research, evaluation and planning tools for quality development in nursing and health care. They learn to analyse and identify current challenges in nursing science and practice.

In lectures and seminars, the Master of Nursing Sciences prepares you for your future activities in a science- and research-based manner.

Motivation factor

For me, studying was definitely the right decision. We also have time to work on examination-related material during the lecture period, in the current semester. We usually do it in groups, which is, of course, also a motivating factor to work on it together.

Lydia Brunder, Master’s student in Nursing Science
Student Lydia Brunder talks about her studies in Nursing Science.

What distinguishes usGood reasons for studying at Esslingen University

Individual focuses

You can set your own focuses by means of mandatory electives.

University Sports Club

Directly on campus, there is a sports hall and gym as well as football pitches and basketball courts.



Well stocked, with many study spaces and a beautiful view over Esslingen, the library is the perfect place to learn.


Once you have successfully completed your degree, the option of a doctorate is open to you.

Work and study

The study programme can be organised individually and allows you to work as well.

Family-friendly university

We support parents as well as students with responsibilities for children and relatives in their studies with advisory services.


Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025