Center for Islamic Theology

Islamic Religious Education (Bachelor/Master of Education)

1. Study Contents

This degree provides a unique opportunity for students to become Islamic Studies teachers in German primary and high schools. This six-semester program is run in conjunction with another academic discipline of the student’s choice, aiming to prepare the next generation of teachers.

The teaching degree of "Islamic Religious Education" is divided into a didactical and subject-specific section.

The subject-specific section involves the following disciplines:

  • Qur'anic Exegesis
  • Hadith and Prophetic Tradition
  • Islamic Doctrine
  • Islamic Law (sources and methodology of law, history of law)
  • Islamic History and Contemporary Culture
  • Islamic Religious Education
  • Islamic Philosophy, Mysticism and Ethics
  • Inter-religious Studies
  • Arabic Language

The didactical part of the program deals with the mediation of the subject-specific knowledge. Another important area covers the acquisition of ethical and philosophical knowledge and competence. A thorough instruction in Islamic Religious Education will lay the didactical and educational foundation for a secondary education post.

2. Entrance Requirements

To enroll at university students are usually required to hold an academic higher education entrance qualification (Abitur, Fachabitur, Entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences). If you have completed vocational training and have relevant professional experience, you may still be able to go to gain admission. For further information, please contact the student advice center. Students from abroad need a school diploma corresponding to university entrance level.

The Bachelor of Islamic Theology is open to students of all faiths and denominations.

Applicants must be proficient in German, as nearly all courses are conducted in the German language Some courses are also taught in English; applicants are thus also required to have a competency in the English language.

3. Selection Procedure

Potential applicants should follow the requisite application procedure.

For further information, please contact the student advice center or consult this page.

4. Application

Courses start in the winter semester. Applications for the first semester have to be made online. Access to the online application portal will be enabled each year at the beginning of May. The closing date for the submission of applications is the 15 July (strict time limit!).

Please click here for more information on applying for a Bachelor degree.

For further information, please contact the student advice center.

5. Duration of Study

The teaching degree comprises ten semesters, and concludes with the Master of Education. This degree qualifies graduates for a position as a teacher in schools of higher education.

6. Module Manual

Please find the module manual on the right.

7. Career Options

Aside from a position in a school of higher education, graduates can also find work as researchers or within ministries.

8. Counselling