Faculty of TheologyProtestant Theology – Bachelor 25%

A degree in Protestant theology is more than just preparation for the rectory or a teaching degree: Studying theology means discovering people, texts and ideas in the past and the present. Students learn to investigate Christian religions with the help of a unique variety of methods.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman and English
Fees and contributions151.05 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with no admission restrictions
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

The Bachelor’s degree programme in Protestant Theology at 25% is a specialist subject that combines the areas of Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Systematic Theology, Religious Studies/Intercultural Theology and Practical Theology. The degree programme at 25% enables students to specialise in one of the aforementioned areas. 

Students must only provide proof of knowledge of a source language if they select the Old Testament (Hebrew), New Testament (Greek) or church history (Latin or Greek) as their specialist area. Language requirements can also be fulfilled over the course of the Bachelor’s degree programme.

Course Structure

The Bachelor’s degree programme Protestant theology (25%) consists of three modules in the selected area of specialisation.  

As part of the basic module, students attend a preparatory seminar in which they acquire fundamental knowledge of methodical and academic aspects of their chosen specialist area. They are able to apply this knowledge during the subsequent lecture-free period when they complete a written paper relating to the preparatory seminar. 

In the advanced module, the skills acquired in the basic module are applied to examples discussed in a main seminar, whilst knowledge is consolidated in a lecture providing an overview of the relevant discipline. The subsequent specialised module gives students the opportunity to attend selected lectures and seminars in the Faculty of Theology. The courses chosen should be of relevance to their area of specialisation and to other areas of theology. 

Pupils have the opportunity to meet a Theo-Buddy, i.e. to accompany a student for a day and thus gain a direct insight into student everyday life and the content of theological studies. Further information can be found on the website of the Faculty of Theology.

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