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Jewish Studies
Bachelor of Arts (Minor subject)

Short description

Short description

Subjects making up the Jewish Studies programme include the language(s), religion, history and culture of the Jews from antiquity to the present day in terms of both their independent characteristics and in relation to their respective non-Jewish environment.
A key component is acquisition of Hebrew language skills.

Combination options

For this study programme you need a major subject

Art History
English and American Studies
German Languages and Literatures
Historical Studies
Japanese Studies
Romance Languages and Literatures

Programme content

At the fore of the Bachelor's programme is an introduction to the basics of academic Jewish Studies and the teaching of the Hebrew language (biblical and modern Hebrew). In the second and third years of the programme, students can choose from a range of modules including the reading of rabbinic and mediaeval literature, the relationship between majority culture and minority culture, phenomena and conditions of tradition and change in Jewish life, questions of Jewish identity balancing the conflicting demands of unity and diversity, as well as state and society in Israel. In the Master’s programme, students can deepen their academic study of Jewish/Hebrew literature and Jewish history, religion and intellectual history.

Programme structure

Programme objectives/Career prospects

Career options for graduates of the Bachelor’s programme include professions in the fields of teaching/knowledge transfer, journalism, in libraries, archives, museums and documentation centres, public relations and educational leadership & management.

Programme start:
Winter semester
Programme duration:
6 semesters
Language of instruction:
German (partially: English)
Application procedure:
Open admission
Closing date for enrolment:
16/07/2024 - 04/10/2024
Closing date for re-registration:
01/07/2024 - 15/08/2024
Relevant documents:

Examination regulations

Module guide

Both available in German only.

Study programme contact:

Academic Advisor

Institut für Jüdische Studien


Phone: +49 211 81-15858


Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345


For questions regarding the course of studies and for examination issues:

Student and Examination Administration
Contact Examination Administration

Student Services Center (SSC)

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