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Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme

Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme
(Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
undergraduate studies (2 subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters, for the subject music 8 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

Some subjects require separate admission requirements, such as proof of language proficiency or an entrance examination to determine their ability to study.

Admission
Admission depends on subject selection
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme gives students the possibility to combine two subjects.

Students can choose from the following subjects: Biology, Catholic Theology (school subject: Catholic Religious Education), Chemistry, Computer Science (only with the goal Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools), English Studies (school subject: English), Geography, German Studies (school subject: German), History, Mathematics, Music (at Hannover University of Music and Drama), Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Protestant Theology (school subject: Protestant Religious Education), Performing Arts, Study of Religion(s), Spanish Studies (school subject: Spanish) and Sports (school subject: Physical Education).

A detailed description of the course content can be found under the individual subjects. Please note the subject combination options.

Further information on the website of the Leibniz School of Education (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Non-school-based
  • School-based (Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools)
Course Content

The Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme comprises two subjects (first and second subject) and the professional skills development area involving important interdisciplinary skills (Education, Psychology and Key Transferable Skills). Students with a school-based specialisation may go on to take the Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools; those with a non-school-based specialisation may choose to pursue a career in a different field. Students do not need to commit to either of these two specialisations before embarking on the degree programme! It goes without saying that students who choose the non-school-based specialisation do not need to gain teaching skills in the professional skills development area. As an alternative, they have the option of obtaining key transferable skills (e.g. foreign language skills, moderation techniques, project management skills, etc.).

The first subject is studied in greater depth than the second subject; in addition, the Bachelor’s thesis must be written in the first subject. Provision is made for two periods of practical training during the degree programme: As part of the interdisciplinary bachelor's degree programme, students with a focus on teaching have to complete a non-school-based internship as well as a school internship, both lasting four weeks. The non-school-based internship helps students to get first work insights in the area of teaching, to check on their career aspiration. For students with an non-school-based focus, an eight-week non-school-based internship must be completed.

Recommended Abilities

Prospective students wishing to enter the teaching profession should enjoy working with people. In addition to having good communication and social skills, they should also be able to deal with conflict and committed to conveying knowledge. Depending on the subjects students choose, additional skills are recommended in the descriptions of those subjects.

Career Opportunities

The Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme is a requirement for the subsequent Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools.

Graduates of this Bachelor’s degree programme may also gain direct access to various occupational areas. Depending on their combination of subjects, graduates may also embark on a postgraduate specialist Master’s degree programme, which would qualify them to pursue a doctorate and an academic career.

Potential areas of employment for the individual subjects are listed under the relevant subject descriptions.

Possible Further Degree Programmes

Under certain conditions, admission to the following Master's programme is also possible. More detailed information can be found in the respective admission regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the course advice of the desired Master's programme:

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

Some subjects in the interdisciplinary Bachelor are restricted (Biology, Performing Arts, German Studies (school subject: German), English Studies (school subject: English), Geography, History, Music, Political Science, Study of Religions (school subject: Ethics), Spanish Studies (school subject: Spanish) and Sports (school subject: Physical Education).

Other subjects are admission-free (Chemistry, Computer Science, Protestant Theology (school subject: Protestant Religious Education), Catholic Theology (school subject: Catholic Religious Education), Mathematics, Philosophy and Physics).

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulation.

Note: The admission regulations reflect the legally prescribed subject combinations in the Master regulation of Lower Saxony.
All currently possible subject combinations can be found under "Combinations".

Application Deadlines

Application dates for a subject combination with at least one restricted subject:

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – July 15th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

Application dates for a subject combination with two admission-free subjects:

 

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - May 31st of the year for the summer semester

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