Faculty of PhilosophyIslamic and Middle Eastern Studies – Bachelor 50%
Students of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies adopt a non-denominational historical perspective in the study of the history, society, literature and religion of societies shaped by Islam in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeastern Europe.
Facts & Formalities
|Degree||Bachelor of Arts|
|Type of programme||Undergraduate|
|Start of programme||Winter semester only|
|Standard period of study||6 semesters|
|Language(s) of instruction||German|
|Fees and contributions||186.35 € / Semester|
|Application procedure||Subjects with no admission restrictions|
|Application deadlines||Information about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.|
|As second major subject only||Yes|
The Bachelor’s degree programme in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Heidelberg University places a particular focus on developing students’ proficiency in relevant source languages. The intensive and challenging language programme focusses on the development of profound and comprehensive reading, translation and grammatical analysis skills in two source languages, which students select from Arabic, Turkish and Persian. Students attend practical language classes and as part of the compulsory elective element of the course, participate in optional tandem programmes and spend periods abroad. This enables them to actively master their chosen languages and develop fundamental language skills which can be furthered during a consecutive Master’s degree programme. Synchronic linguistics also familiarises students with varieties and dialects of their chosen languages.
Students have the opportunity to select any of the three oriental languages offered as their A-language. These languages are Arabic, Turkish and Persian. Students do not have to finalise their choice of A- and B-language until the third semester, when they select their second language. The content of the lectures, seminars and practice classes which students attend from the third semester onwards, is determined by their chosen first language. This means that different language combinations lend themselves to different paths of study as part of the Master’s degree programme in Near and Middle Eastern studies.