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Bachelor Programs

Since the winter term 2012/2013, the Bachelor degree program Islamic-Religious Studies can be studied at FAU. You can choose between a major and a minor study program.

1-Subject Degree Islamic-Religious Studies

The Bachelor’s degree Islamic-Religious Studies constitutes an offer related to Islam with the characteristics of a theological basic study program (1-subject-BA, 6 semesters). It qualifies for existing as well as new areas of work and prepares for a subsequent research-based Master’s degree.
The BA IRS regards normative, analytical, methodological, discursive and practically relevant approaches to Islam. It places the necessary basis for it in the Arabic literary language as reference of Islamic source texts. In reference to Islam as a religious interpretation system it incorporates systematic, practical, ethical and philosophical aspects.
The BA IRS initiates specific operational competence and personal commitment in special religious-related areas, for instance spiritual counselling, ritual practice, community affairs, youth work and pedagogical management (instrumental, generic and communicative competences). Besides the obligatory basics, the elective subjects allow for choosing a personal study focus.

Studying Islamic-Religious Studies

Commencement of studies is possible every winter term.

You can download the examination regulations here (german).

You can download the study program here:

The module manual (german) can be downloaded here.

2-Subject Degree Islamic-Religious Studies

The 2-subject Bachelor degree in Islamic-Religious Studies can only be studied as Minor. The program aims at students who want to establish specific social science or cultural science competences by focusing on “Islam”. Students who choose this Minor have to have to conduct 110 ECTS in their Major study program, since they can only gain 70 ECTS in the 2-subject degree IRS and cannot write their Bachelor thesis here. Accordingly, their graduation is based on their major study program (e. g. Sociology with a focus on Islam). The 2-subject degree in IRS is suitable for students who aim at providing consulting for society in the course of their career. Evermore experts, who can advice political actors (communities, federal states, parties), economic players, public administration as well as medical institutes and the media are needed to counsel with regard to specific, Islam-related questions (theological backgrounds, religious regulations, differences between cultures, ways of life etc.). The career prospects are, in fact, various.

You can download the examination regulation (german) here.