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Semitistik / Semitic Studies (minor subject in a combined bachelor’s degree)

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Program: Semitistik / Semitic Studies
Degree: depends on the major chosen
Program option: minor subject in a combined bachelor's degree
Study model: combined bachelor's degree
Program length: 6/8 semesters / 3/4 years (180/ 210 ECTS points) (depending on the combination)


Semitic Studies is a linguistic and literary discipline that deals with the study of the Semitic languages. You will get an informed insight into these by learning a Semitic language and through specialised modules on linguistic and philological methodology. This minor subject is particularly suitable for combining with major subjects in which a Semitic language such as Arabic, Akkadian or Hebrew is taught.


The minor subject “Semitic Studies” will qualify you for work in institutions and organisations that deal with the Middle East, e.g. museums, libraries, governmental and non-governmental internationally active organisations, publishing houses and academic institutions.

A minor subject will help you to extend your professional qualifications profile, which is decisively shaped by the choice of your major subject. In conjunction with your major subject, your relevant work experience (e.g. internships, part-time jobs, voluntary work) and your personal skills, it will enable you to refine your profile and carve out your own individual array of career options.