The English-language, international and interdisciplinary course in Ecumenical Studies is aimed at students with different religious and cultural backgrounds, is designed for two semesters and can also be studied for four semesters as an Extended Ecumenical Studies course. Based on the assumption that engagement in ecumenism requires appropriate historical and theological expertise and in accordance with the international and interdisciplinary orientation, the courses aim to make a contribution to the current, constantly growing interreligious dialogue as well as to the relationship between religion, church and society afford to. This objective is reflected in the orientation of the curricula, which reflect the plurality of Christianities,

The students are enabled to classify current research questions across disciplines and to independently solve complex problems while expanding their methodological and analytical skills. The open reflection of the diverse religious and cultural backgrounds of the students and teachers is seen as a central aspect of the research-oriented profiles.

Entry Requirement

  • Examination regulations (legally binding information)
  • University degree (domestic or foreign) in a relevant subject
  • English skills (language level GeR B2)
  • Modules from the field of ecumenism or comparable knowledge (at least 12 ECTS)
  • Passed the exam to determine the ability to study for applicants who are neither Germans nor citizens of an EU member state.

Career Prospects

Ecumenical activism (coordination for ecumenical relations), religious journalism, science (science management, teaching / research at universities, research institutions, etc.), editing / publishing, adult education.


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