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Protestant Theology B.A.


Combined Bachelor of Arts

Program structure

Combinatorial degree programs: These programs combine either a bachelor's subject with a second major subject, or a bachelor's subject with two minor subjects.
You can choose (almost) all the subjects offered by the three philosophical faculties. In addition, second majors and minors can be chosen in business administration, economics, business information systems (only as a second major), and it may be possible to apply to take a second major or minor in further subjects.

Subject are put together in the following combinations:

  • either: 1 bachelor's subject (including the thesis) + 1 second major
  •  or: 1 bachelor's subject (including the thesis) + 2 minor subjects

List of subjects involved

Special features

Excursions and block seminars, in cooperation with foreign universities, enrich the range of courses. A stay abroad as part of your studies is possible.


The degree program "Protestant Theology B.A." is divided into a four-semester basic and a two-semester main course of study and comprises the areas Systematic Theology, Church History, Religious Education, Biblical Studies and Religious Studies.

Professional prospects / competencies

The degree program is designed in such a way that the student acquires basic knowledge through various modules in all the above-mentioned areas and understands the central methods and working methods. The study program is versatile. The study of Protestant Theology, in conjunction with another self-selected subject (or subjects), offers new opportunities to pursue one's own individual career prospects. Therefore, there is no specialization in Protestant Theology; instead, a wide range of courses are possible.

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

When a student's major subject is Protestant Theology, an internship in religious pedagogy of at least 120 hours must be completed.

Disciplines involved

Religious Studies

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 6 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

180 ECTS credits overall;
comprising 90 ECTS credits in the bachelor's subject, 60 ECTS credits in the second subject and 30 ECTS credits in each minor subject

Language of instruction


Program can be started

In the winter and summer semester

What qualities do I need to have?

Interest in theological topics and questions, willingness to read academic texts

Restricted admittance

No restricted admission based on grades

Legal requirements for admission

General higher education entrance qualification, subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or professional qualification.

Application deadline(s)

An application is not necessary, as the program is not admission restricted.

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

Information on the dates for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Language skills needed

No language certificates are required

Information on German language certificates for international applicants

Documents needed (to apply / register)

Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Information on the application documents for international applicants

Contact within the faculty

Prof. Dr. Michael Fricke
Chair of Religious Education and Didactics of Religious Education
Phone +49941 943-3751

PD Dr. Thomas Kothmann
Chair of Religious Education and Didactics of Religious Education
Phone +49941 507-5130

Pastor z. A., Dipl. Rel.päd. (FH) Tatjana Schnütgen
University, Philosophy/ Theology building, room 4.2.79
Phone +499 41 / 943 3689


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