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Religionswissenschaft

Study of Religion/Religious Education

Bachelor

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The Study of Religion is an academic nondenominational discipline belonging to the canon of the humanities and cultural studies. Religions are considered as an integral part of culture. In the focus of the study of religion are different religious traditions and the historical and recent significance of these Religions in contexts of society and media.

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Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP
optional for teacher training
24CP - 72CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.01. resp. 15.07.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The Study of Religion is an academic nondenominational discipline belonging to the canon of the humanities and cultural studies. Religions are considered as an integral part of culture. In the focus of the study of religion are different religious traditions and the historical and recent significance of these Religions in contexts of society and media.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Teacher training (Lehramt)

Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:

  • Grundschule
  • Gymnasien und Oberschulen
  • Inklusive Pädagogik/Sonderpädagogik an Grundschulen

More information on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

To acquire the qualification to teach at state schools, students must subsequently obtain a Master of Education postgraduate degree (M.Ed). This has to be followed by an 18-month period of practice teaching in school, which ends with the second state exam for teachers in Germany.

Supplementary/optional courses
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The programe deals with constructing theories for the study of religions and religious education, literature of religions, socialization and didactics, the european history of religion, empirical research on contemporary religion in society and culture and analyzing the media.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Education science

In this programme area, subject-related studies in the field of teacher training are supplemented with courses dealing with teaching practice. This programme area comprises 13 - 23 % of studies in the field of teacher training, depending on the type of school envisaged. It encompasses the following topics: studies in education, subject didactics, internships and key qualifications.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Besides positive knowledge, the application of law calls for a certain mixture of feeling, (legal) immagination and methodology. It is important to be able to understand and interpret concrete constellations of interest and to develop a feeling for the prerequisites and needs of the practice. 
Application, self-organisation and interest in reading non-literary texts are equally important prerequisites as intra-personal skills and ability to communicate. Participation in discussions within large groups and teamwork with other students can play an important role in determining a student's success.

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.01. for summer semester
  • 15.07. for winter semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

SoSe and WiSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

specialty + complementary subject + optional for teacher training

Studied for

Grundschule + Gymnasien und Oberschulen + Inklusive Pädagogik/Sonderpädagogik an Grundschulen

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP
optional for teacher training
24CP - 72CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Internship regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Religionswissenschaft:Prof. Dr. Gritt Maria Klinkhammer
Building: SpT, Office: C6230
E-Mail: klinkhammer(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67920 (Sek. -67901)
Religionspädagogik: Dr. Eva-Maria Kenngott
Building: SpT, Office: C6210
E-Mail: kenngott(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67943

Studies centre

Studienzentrum FB 9
Building: SFG, Office: SFG 3300
E-Mail: studienzentrumfb9(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67511

Juliane Schoppe
office hours: Mo 12-14:00 and Thu 10-12:00 (SFG 3300)

Practice office

Wiltrud Hoffmann
Building: SFG, Office: 3090
E-Mail: praxfb9(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67510

Status

22.03.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The Study of Religion is an academic nondenominational discipline belonging to the canon of the humanities and cultural studies. Religions are considered as an integral part of culture. In the focus of the study of religion are different religious traditions and the historical and recent significance of these Religions in contexts of society and media.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Teacher training (Lehramt)

Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:

  • Grundschule
  • Gymnasien und Oberschulen
  • Inklusive Pädagogik/Sonderpädagogik an Grundschulen

More information on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

To acquire the qualification to teach at state schools, students must subsequently obtain a Master of Education postgraduate degree (M.Ed). This has to be followed by an 18-month period of practice teaching in school, which ends with the second state exam for teachers in Germany.

Supplementary/optional courses
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The programe deals with constructing theories for the study of religions and religious education, literature of religions, socialization and didactics, the european history of religion, empirical research on contemporary religion in society and culture and analyzing the media.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Education science

In this programme area, subject-related studies in the field of teacher training are supplemented with courses dealing with teaching practice. This programme area comprises 13 - 23 % of studies in the field of teacher training, depending on the type of school envisaged. It encompasses the following topics: studies in education, subject didactics, internships and key qualifications.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Besides positive knowledge, the application of law calls for a certain mixture of feeling, (legal) immagination and methodology. It is important to be able to understand and interpret concrete constellations of interest and to develop a feeling for the prerequisites and needs of the practice. 
Application, self-organisation and interest in reading non-literary texts are equally important prerequisites as intra-personal skills and ability to communicate. Participation in discussions within large groups and teamwork with other students can play an important role in determining a student's success.

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.01. for summer semester
  • 15.07. for winter semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

SoSe and WiSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

specialty + complementary subject + optional for teacher training

Studied for

Grundschule + Gymnasien und Oberschulen + Inklusive Pädagogik/Sonderpädagogik an Grundschulen

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP
optional for teacher training
24CP - 72CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Internship regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Religionswissenschaft:Prof. Dr. Gritt Maria Klinkhammer
Building: SpT, Office: C6230
E-Mail: klinkhammer(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67920 (Sek. -67901)
Religionspädagogik: Dr. Eva-Maria Kenngott
Building: SpT, Office: C6210
E-Mail: kenngott(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67943

Studies centre

Studienzentrum FB 9
Building: SFG, Office: SFG 3300
E-Mail: studienzentrumfb9(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67511

Juliane Schoppe
office hours: Mo 12-14:00 and Thu 10-12:00 (SFG 3300)

Practice office

Wiltrud Hoffmann
Building: SFG, Office: 3090
E-Mail: praxfb9(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67510

Status

22.03.2019