Master Health Professions Education 

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Be part of it - help shape the future of education in healthcare

The reformed Master in Health Professions Education will start in the winter semester 2021/2022, and now dieticians, emergency paramedics and speech therapists can also apply.

With the Master's programme in Health Professions Education, you will acquire competencies to

  • plan, implement and evaluate teaching in the health professions using current scientific knowledge in education and training,
  • conduct comprehensive research,
  • be able to plan, coordinate and carry out projects independently,
  • make an innovative contribution to education in practice,
  • initiate, promote, and direct learning for adults in health-related contexts, ultimately helping to shape the future of high-quality interprofessional health care.

Programme Profile


The master's programme HPE enables students to combine career and family life

The master's programme HPE offers students two options to optimally adapt their studies to their individual life situation:

  • Study full-time (2 years, 120 ECTS) or
  • part-time (4 years, 120 ECTS).

We also offer:

  • Blended learning (didactically sensible combination of attendance phases and digital learning)
  • Flexible implementation of the practical study phases in our cooperating institutions
  • Elective modules that you can take according to your personal interests ("research based" & "course based")

Practical study phases

Close to practice - close cooperation with various educational institutions in the healthcare sector

Pedagogical competencies are practically tested and deepened in educational institutions. We work hand in hand with our cooperation partners from the education sector. On your way into the profession you will be supported by the university lecturers as well as by the experienced mentors in the educational institutions. The close cooperation of all participants ensures an optimal theory to practice transfer.

In order to prepare you for your future work in a versatile way, we have paid special attention to diversity in the selection of the cooperating institutions. From smaller educational institutions in the health care sector to university, from training in health care and nursing assistance to undergraduate studies in the nursing and therapy professions, we offer a wide range of cooperation institutions.


Interprofessional thinking and acting for the care of the future

Interprofessional cooperation is a prerequisite for good patient care. Through the exchange with other professional groups during your studies, you will learn from each other, with each other and about each other - and thus develop a holistic understanding of high-quality medical care. As prospective teachers and/or researchers, you will be taught pedagogical skills in interprofessional education and training.


Use your master studies for a semester abroad

Take advantage of the mobility window in your 3rd semester and complete a semester abroad. At our partner universities you can gain international, professional pedagogical and scientific experience. We also welcome international students within this semester. This promotes exchange and discussion on international topics. Cooperations exist with the University of Turku (Finland) and the University of Maastricht (Netherlands), among others.

Research and science

Scientific work as a basis for research activities in the future

Scientific work is an important element in the master's programme HPE. Health education topics are elaborated and deepened using scientific methods. In doing so, you will benefit from lecturers who are actively involved in various research projects dealing with the tasks of health professions and questions of qualification. This focus enables you to start a career in the field of science with a doctorate after successful completion of the master's programme.

Accreditation of the Master's Programme in Health Professions Education

The Charité ensures compliance with formal requirements and promotes quality development in study and teaching by regularly assessing study programs. Study programs that are newly developed are concept accredited prior to their implementation. Re-accreditation takes place within the first year of implementation.

The Master Health Professions Education is accredited until the end of the first half of 2022.