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Islamwissenschaft / Islamic Studies (Master of Arts)

Program: Islamwissenschaft / Islamic Studies
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
Start: winter and summer semester

The research-oriented, consecutive Islamwissenschaft / Islamic Studies master's program provides you with specialized knowledge of the normative religious source texts of Islam and their interpretations, the history of the Islamic religion, culture and ideas, from early Islam to the present, and the diverse manifestations and interpretative patterns of Islam in the Muslim communities and societies of today.

The expansion of active linguistic expertise in Arabic, as the most important source language of Islam, and the acquisition of linguistic skills in another Islamic language (Persian or Turkish) form the basis of scholarly work.

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In addition to deepening specialized knowledge of Islamic studies and practical linguistic skills, teaching focuses on methodological and particularly cultural, religious and social-scientific approaches to the research fields.


As a result of specialized, practical linguistic and intercultural competencies acquired in the program, as well as the ability to meaningfully convey independently developed research results, successful graduates of the Islamwissenschaft / Islamic Studies master's program have access to a broad spectrum of possible professional fields.

These primarily include scholarly positions at universities and other research institutions. Other professional fields include adult education, international organizations and cultural institutions, cultural mediation, public relations, ministries and official offices, journalism and the library sector.