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Islamic Studies

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – 2 field degree program - Minor Field

There is more than one Islam: from the Atlantic coast of North Africa via the Arabian Peninsula, Turkey, Iran, Near and Central Asia to Indonesia, the geographic region of cultural areas shaped by Islam has many facets. And Islamic Studies is equally diverse: from the religion through the cultures to the history and politics of the Islamic world, Islamic Studies deals with every aspect in relation to Islam. This includes not only discussion of the Muslim faith and the Koran, but also Islamic literature, art and languages.

Hardly any culture is as hotly debated as that of Islam at the moment. So a degree in Islamic Studies can offer you an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and therefore a better understanding or even actively to help shape today’s society and politics.

Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

ECTS points:


Admission: First semester:

without special prerequisites for admission (free admissions)

Higher semesters:

free admission

Please note: University admission requirements may change up to the start of the application period.

Application period: First semester: 1 June–7 October
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Humanities

The degree program in Islamic Studies provides in-depth knowledge on the Islamic world and its history and culture, profound insight into the Islamic religion, cultural, historical, and political understanding of current events and processes in Islamic societies, and solid skills in two of the three languages Arabic, Farsi, or Turkish. It focuses on a geographical area that encompasses North and West Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Southern Europe and Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Indonesia. Besides conveying knowledge of diverse forms of Islamic culture in their historical depth, the program also concentrates on the intellectual, cultural, and social phenomena and problems of the present-day Islamic world. Students are required to learn two of the three languages Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish. Over and above the modern written language, students also learn how to read written sources from older stages of development of these languages in the original version and use them for independent study. In addition to providing a solid grounding in Islamic studies and the necessary philological skills for academic research, the program enables students to engage critically with selected questions of Islamic studies and conduct independent research on them.

An overview of all the subjects that can be taken in combination with subject Islamic Studies by students who started their B.A. degree programme in the winter semester 2013/14 or later:

Ancient Civilization Studies | Archaeological Sciences | Educational Science and Education Management | German Studies | English and American Studies | Cultural and Social Anthropology | Cultural Anthropology and European Anthropology | FrancoMedia – French Language, Literature, and Culture* | History | IberoCultura – Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture | Jewish Studies | Classical Philology | Art History | Media and Cultural Studies | Musicology | Early Modern and Modern History | Philosophy | Political Science | Romance Studies | Russia Studies* | Sinology | Scandinavian Studies | Slavic Studies | Sociology | Sports Science – Promotion of Health through Exercise* | Ancient Near Eastern Studies |

* Subjects marked with a star are no longer available for selection by students beginning their studies.

For information on subject combinations, see also the "Joint Committee of the Faculty of Philology, Philosophy, and Economics and Behavioural Sciences". Subject combinations for students who started their degree programme before the winter semester 2012/13 can also be found there. » more [de]

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Academic Advising Office

The central academic advisory service - the Central Academic Advising Office (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising

Prof. Dr. Roswitha Badry
Orientalisches Seminar
Raum 3135
Platz der Universität 3
79085 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-3145
Sprechstunde: Di 11.00 - 13.00 Uhr

Examination Office

Werthmannstr.8/Rückgebäude, 79098 Freiburg
Fax: 0761 203-9267

Bachelor- und Masterstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß GymPO I
Dr. Tobie Walther
Tel. 203-3221
Raum 02 010/2. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

Magister- und Promotionsstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß WPO
Annette Ehinger
Tel. 203-2011
Raum 03 011/3. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

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