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Nursing Sciences (M.A.)

General Information

Nursing sciences - a research-oriented Master’s degree

The degree programme qualifies you to plan, design and evaluate nursing care services on a scientific basis. The programme is structured so as to equip you with the skills to analyse, critically examine and evaluate social science research in the discipline-specific context of nursing sciences, and also from an interdisciplinary and a trans-disciplinary perspective.

Programme objectives

The prime objectives are to:

  • teach and expand students’ knowledge of the current status of social science research as it relates to nursing care
  • analyse and critically examine current social science research methods and strategies and their application to issues in the nursing sciences
  • learn about and develop research, evaluation and planning tools which can be used for the promotion of quality in the nursing profession and for quality management in health care
  • apply the knowledge gained and the methods and tools learned to the analysis of current challenges in the nursing sciences and practical nursing care
  • plan, undertake and write up your own research or development project.

This full-time programme awards 90 Credits (workload 750 hrs per semester).
The master programme can be organised individually and allows for an accompanying professional activity.
In the winter semester 2021/22, lectures are held on 3 fixed days per week.

Please send any questions you may have about the degree programme to:


Degree programme leaflet

Nursing Sciences (M.A.)

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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures - at a glance

Degree awardedMaster of Arts
FacultySocial Work, Education and Nursing Sciences
CampusEsslingen Hilltop Campus
Number of semesters3
Language of instructiongerman
Application Periods

For the winter semester: up to July 15th

Information on admission requirements
  • Nursing-related university degree (Bachelor/Diplom)
  • Programme places: 15

Research and innovation in nursing care

Application and Admission

Application and Admission

Applications for this degree programme must be submitted online via the application portal for Master programmes at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

The deadline for submitting applications is 15 July for the winter semester.

Information on the accompanying documents which must be submitted can be found in the
Checklist for Master programmes.

Students may commence this degree programme in the winter semester only.

Additional documents which must be submitted with your application:

Applicants with a degree from a foreign university

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences requires a university degree gained at a foreign university to be recognised by the Center for International Students at Constance University of Applied Sciences (Studienkolleg Konstanz).


The curriculum for the degree programme and detailed descriptions of the programme modules are contained in the Module Catalogue.

Module Catalogue Nursing Sciences (M.A.) (German Version)

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Career prospects

Career prospect

With a Master of Nursing Sciences: Research and Innovation in Nursing you can:

  • work as a research assistant at a university, institute, funding body or service provider
  • take on management functions at service providers (hospitals, nursing care institutions)
  • take on management functions in schools (e.g. vocational colleges for the nursing professions)
  • provide education and advanced training
  • work as a nursing care expert at service providers or funding bodies
  • undertake advisory functions
  • go on to undertake doctoral studies.

Apply for winter semester 2022/23!

The application period for the winter semester 2022/23 begins on August 1st 2021.

More information
Prof. Dr. rer. medic. Norma May Huss

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