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)
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.
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.
Required university degree
Certification of completion of a degree from a specific bachelor's program in "Islamic studies" or certification of completion of a subject-relevant bachelor's program in the field of Asian, Islamic or Middle Eastern studies, or certification of a comparable domestic or foreign qualifying university diploma.
The examination board can make admission contingent on additional academic performances and/or examination performances of 30 CP maximum being produced. In this case, the program can be extended accordingly.
Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admission German Skills:
Other language skills:
Arabic or Turkish language skills of at least 36 credits or equivalent certifications are required.
Admission Mode Direct admission is granted with complete fulfillment of the admission requirements.
Please note that due to the current health situation related to the corona virus, all personal consultation hours are unfortunately cancelled until further notice.
Technical questions about your application
Content-related questions about the program
Prof. Dr. Albrecht Fuess
Department of Islamic Studies
Deutschhausstraße 12, Room: 00A40
Tel.: +49 6421/28-21302
Office hours: Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Central European Time) and by arrangement
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