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Religious Studies

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How do religious texts originate?
  • Is religion becoming less and less important in the modern age?
  • Which role does religion play in the migration process?
  • Are some religions really more dangerous than others?
  • What is religion actually?
  • To me, it’s been important to study contemporary religious matters and forms – and Religious Studies meets these requirements fully.

    Anna Kira Hippert, Bachelor's degree read more ...

Degree programmes

 

Religious Studies, Bachelor 2 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

in Bochum, Religious Studies collaborates closely with numerous other social and cultural-studies disciplines, thus giving students the opportunity of studying diverse religious traditions in-depth, whilst integrating multi-faceted theoretical and systematic perspectives.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • History of early Oriental and ancient religions
  • History of Jewish religions
  • History of Christian religions
  • History of Islamic religions
  • History of Indian religion and religions originated in India
  • History of East-Asian religions
  • Source languages and methods of religious research relevant in terms of religious studies
  • History of Central Asian religions
  • History of Iranian religions

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
an interest in historical contexts as well as current developments, excellent reading competencies and the willingness to engage into a neutral discourse of religion
... enjoy:
dealing with other cultures, learning old and new languages, conducting a discourse of actual religious and social issues and discussing theoretical concepts and models
... struggle through:
texts, texts, texts (including dry texts, English-language literature and old sources), learning a source language (such as Greek, Arabic or Sanskrit), seminar papers, term papers, and personal preconceptions about religion

Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • as political consultants
  • in education
  • in libraries, museums and archives
  • in the media and PR industry
  • in the field of development aid

And else?

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done in the 5th semester.
Duration: 4 weeks

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 4th or 5th semester.
Duration: 1 semester

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Religionswissenschaft, Studienberatungskommission
Email:
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Religionswissenschaft
Building, Room: Universitätsstraße 90a, Raum 0.10
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-26490
Email:
Website Fachschaft

Profile

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

2-Subject Bachelor Programme: This degree programme requires a second subject.
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