The aim of the bachelor's degree "Near and Middle Eastern Studies" is to acquire a broad basic knowledge of the countries of the Near and Middle East as well as acquire skills in one or more of the central lingua franca or cultural languages ??of this region. The students gain a historical overview that gives them access to the region in its diversity and dynamics and enables them to classify social, political and cultural processes and dynamics in larger contexts. This applies both to the historical depth of the 5000-year cultural history and to the current situation. In addition, a broad intercultural competence is developed through methodological competence and systematic reflection as well as through the interdisciplinary and international nature of the course.

The course offers in-depth language training in Arabic, Turkish, Persian and other specific languages ??for Ancient Near Eastern and Semitic Studies. In addition, the course is interdisciplinary and offers the possibility of setting individual priorities from the following subject areas:

  • Arabic studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Middle Eastern Politics
  • Middle Eastern economies
  • Iranian Studies
  • Semitic studies
  • Ancient Near Eastern Studies

In general, the course gives you a general overview of the region by taking modules from a wide range of courses according to your interests.
You can also choose from a wide range of courses from other, also non-subject, courses so that you can create interdisciplinary access to the region. In this way you will open up the Middle East and the MENA region, each with individual accentuation. In order to get the political or economic focus on the certificate, predefined achievements are required.



General higher education entrance qualification or subject-related higher education entrance

qualification 1 or technical college entrance qualification or master craftsman's examination as well as comparable qualifications in professional advancement training or professionally qualified persons

The university decides on the validity of the subject binding for this course.

Course-specific knowledge and skills to be proven prior to admission

Knowledge of English at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages .

Admission restriction

free (no NC)



Career opportunities can be found for graduates of the Bachelor's degree in "Near and Middle Eastern Studies" in particular in the areas of cultural mediation and intercultural training, culture and science management, foundation work, political and business consulting, adult education, migration work, public relations, and the media and tourism industry, language teaching, advisory and expert services as well as the organization of international events and exhibitions.
The intensive language and specialist training at the CNMS will prepare you as well as possible for entering your professional life.


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