Arabic & Islamic Studies, Master 2 subject

  • What are the origins of Islam and the Quran?
  • What is the relationship between religion and culture in Islam?
  • How does Islam affect government and politics?
  • How did rationality and sciences develop in Islam?
  • What do Oriental literatures contribute to world literature?


Master of Arts
Winter- and summer semester
4 semesters
Classroom language
Not restricted, application at the faculty required
Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Application information for international applicants

Application information for international applicants

What's it all about?
This degree programme is unique, because ...
it helps students gain deeper and more specialised understanding and competencies for an academic and communicative discourse of religion, culture and history of the Islamic world as well as with the languages and literatures of the Near East/North Africa.
It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields ...
  • History of Islamic faith and religious practice
  • History of Muslim countries and societies
  • Contemporary history of the Near and Middle East
  • Oriental literatures (Arabic, Turkish, Persian)
  • History of science and education in the Islamic world
  • Arabic philology
Who is suited?
Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • languages and cultures, history and politics, travelling

struggle through:

  • foreign languages and literature
  • alien social structures, alien culture and politics
  • understanding social conflicts and political crises
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Oriental and Islamic studies
  • Islamic studies
  • Arabic studies
  • Semitic studies
  • Near East studies
  • Turkish studies
  • Iranian studies
  • Asian studies
  • Religious studies
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in universities and research institutes
  • in adult education and teacher training
  • in the press trade
  • in political and cultural foundations
  • in the civil service with focus on integration
And else?
An internship ...

is optional. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: 4-6 weeks

Studying abroad ... is recommended. It is done from the 2nd semester.
Duration: 3-6 months
Where do I find help?
Academic advisory office

Dr. Yasemin Gökpinar
Building, Room: GB 2/37
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25122
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Arabistik und Islamwissenschaft
Building, Room: GB 2/133
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-21760
Website Fachschaft


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