Bachelor of Arts
Comparative Religious Studies

Comparative Religious Studies

In the dual-subject option of the bachelor's degree program in Comparative Religious Studies students are taught the basics of religious studies methodologies and acquire the competence to apply this knowledge specifically to their occupational field or within a more research-oriented master's degree program.

The required modules convey basic specialized knowledge, skills and methodologies. Students’ knowledge of theories, methodologies and religious history is optimally complemented by concrete practical contacts with local religious communities. Such contacts enable students to explore specific religions individually and deepen their knowledge and understanding of them. Students set an area of focus for themselves by their choice of elective modules. The electives, which focus on religious history, can also be aligned to the second subject of the dual-subject degree program in order to achieve synergies between the two subjects—at least to some degree.

The central objective of this degree program is to provide students with basic knowledge of religious studies to an extent that will enable them to continue their studies in a research-oriented master’s degree program in religious studies or find a position where they can use the knowledge they acquired in both subjects of their bachelor’s studies. The usefulness of the contents of this dual-subject BA program for prospective employers can be increased by students’ choice of second subject.

This subject must be combined with a second subject.


Possible lines of work:

Intercultural communication, intercultural management, international development cooperation, peace and conflict research, international educational work (adult education, language courses, etc.), politics (policy consulting), culture (conservation/maintenance/management of global cultural heritage, cultural institutions, culture management, museums, etc.), tourism (long-distance, educational and cultural tourism), journalism, academia (teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.)

Open admission
NC values ​​from previous semesters
2021/2022 Wintersemester
free admission
Bachelor of Arts
6 Semester
Winter semester

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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