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Public Law

Degree Bachelor of Arts
Application mandatory
Course commences winter semester
Standard course duration 6 semesters
Focus option 25% only
Language requirements excellent proficiency in German
Language of instruction German


Faculty of Law

Course outline

The course is made up of three modules: the compulsory module Constitutional Law, the compulsory module Administrative Law and the compulsory module In-Depth.

In the classes of the Constitutional Law module, students are given an introduction to the Federal Constitutional Law valid in the Federal Republic of Germany, both in connection with the organisation of the state and with human rights. Teaching concentrates on systematic structural points and imparts to the students the ability to employ this knowledge to arrive at an academically sound settlement of cases via legal expertise. The goal of the Faculty is to provide students who have participated successfully in the module with qualifications enabling them to work independently on straightforward cases in the realm of Constitutional Law.

The Administrative Law module deals with the basic features of administrative law and the law of administrative procedure. The subject matter in the administrative law section encompasses General Administrative Law and a number of areas in Special Administrative Law, such as the law on the Building Code, the law pertaining to construction planning and planning permission, local government law, and police law.

The classes in the In-Depth module give students further insights in a subject they have selected themselves. This can include lectures on international law, European law or ecclesiastical law. With the consent of the organisers, they can also attend lectures in foundational subjects such as philosophy of law, sociology of law, constitutional history in the modern age, legal methodology, or political science.

Course structure

For details on course structure, please consult the overview appended to the Examination Regulations.

Formal requirements


Admission to the course is restricted. Click here for the latest Selection Regulations. Applications must be submitted online.

International applicants

There are special regulations for international applicants. Please consult Heidelberg University’s International Relations Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt, Seminarstraße 2) for more information. International applicants can participate in a preparatory course lasting one semester and taking place in the summer term prior to the start of the course proper.

Study and examination regulations

Examination regulations B.A. (25 July 2007, last amended 18 July 2014)

Module Handbook

Please click here to find the latest Module Handbook.

Subject combinations

Possible subject combinations are listed in the Catalogue of Subjects.


Tuition fees at Heidelberg University are payable at the beginning of each semester.

Academic advisor

Julia Kraft
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 6-10, Office 016
Office hours in term time usually Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 am – 12 noon
phone: +49 (0)6221 547435


Faculty of Law
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 6-10
D-69117 Heidelberg

phone: +49 (0)6221 547631
fax: +49 (0)6221 547654

Student representation
phone: +49 (0)6221 547720
fax: +49 (0)6221 547654 (addressed to “Fachschaft”)

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