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Study Guidance in Germany

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Whether in leadership, further education, or interpersonal relationships: People need guidance in many situations and areas of life. And this need is continuously increasing. A guidance degree programme offers you the theoretical foundation and the necessary communicative and social skills to be successful in this field. With a degree in guidance, you have excellent career prospects.


58 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master

Germany, English

2-10 Semesters

What content can I expect

As a field of study, guidance does not aim at training management consultants who advise companies on business strategy. Rather, it is about teaching the methods and theories as well as the social and communicative skills needed in individual guidance as well as in team and organisational guidance. For example, you learn to analyse a team’s group dynamics and acquire the skills to shape these dynamics positively. Individual guidance sessions often take place with managers, while team and organisational guidance sessions are usually conducted with experts from the respective companies or organisations.
As a field of study, guidance is interdisciplinary and incorporates elements from several scientific disciplines, such as psychology or sociology. It can be divided into the following fields:

  • Counselling
  • Coaching
  • Mediation
  • Supervision

A special feature of this field is that many study programmes are aimed at professionals who would like to continue their education. Many programmes are therefore designed as part-time courses, sometimes also as distance learning courses, and can be completed in parallel with a professional career. Consequently, proof of work experience is often required when applying.

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