Faculty of PhilosophyJewish Studies – Bachelor 25%
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The degree programme in Jewish Studies considers the Jewish religion, history and culture from the Antique period to the present day. Building on good language skills, the academic course covers different subdisciplines to offer students a methodical and comprehensive degree programme.
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||171.80 € / Semester|
|Application procedure||Subjects with no admission restrictions|
|Application deadlines||Information about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.|
The Bachelor’s degree programme in Jewish Studies introduces students to Jewish religion, history and culture.
The degree programme explores the origins of Judaism, including religious texts and their interpretation over time, the history of the Jewish people, Jewish philosophy, art and literature, as well as numerous additional aspects of Jewish life in the present and past, including Near Eastern studies and Yiddish studies.
The degree programme is non-denominational and does not require pre-existing specialist knowledge.
The degree programme is a modular programme. It includes introductory, advanced and specialist modules, which may consist in compulsory or compulsory elective lectures and courses.
At the beginning of the academic programme, students are introduced to the various subdisciplines of Jewish Studies, they receive a practical orientation to the Jewish religion, and gain basic knowledge of the Hebrew language. Before their first semester, students attend an intensive preliminary course lasting one semester, during which they gain a solid understanding of modern Hebrew.
Students complete an advanced module, offering them insight into a thematic module. Students may choose between, “culture and literature”, “Jewish experiences” and “religion and philosophy”. Depending of the lectures and courses available during each semester, all subdisciplines are addressed in the thematic modules.
Students then select one thematic module in which to complete a specialist module.