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Protestant Theology and Religious Studies as subject in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education

Protestant Theology and Religious Studies as subject in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education
(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
undergraduate studies (2 subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semester
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

Pre-study internship in the vocational subject (recommended).

Admission
Unrestricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Protestant Theology and Religious Studies is offered as a teaching subject (or supplementary teaching subject) within the bachelor's programme Technical Education. As first subject, a vocational subject must be studied. Please note the subject combination options.

Protestant theology involves academic reflection of the Christian faith. Based on its biblical foundations, the issue of faith is broached as a part of history as well as an element of individual, ecclesiastical and social reality. God, man and the world – and the interactions between them – are addressed from the perspective of Reformed theology. Various conceptions of transcendence, religion and faith help students to comprehend the study content. In this way, students gain the skills required to discuss fundamental questions of life with children, adolescents and adults in their later professional life. The religious landscape in Europe and the globalised world has changed dramatically. Our lifeworld is characterised by growing secularisation as well as a return to religiosity in many areas. The aim of the degree programme is to enable students to determine and assess these processes from the Protestant perspective and, on the basis of their own reasoned stance, to guide others in the search for their positions.

Cross-denominational courses are offered in close cooperation with the Catholic Theology Section. Courses include field trips and block courses that enable students to expand on their knowledge outside the university. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanover provides a mentorship programme to students throughout the degree programme.

Further information on the website of the Institute for the Study of Religion (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Biblical theology (Old and New Testament)
  • Ecumenism
  • History of Christianity
  • Interlinking of theological disciplines
  • Networking between universities and schools
  • Religious studies and teaching
  • Systematic theology
Course Content

Graduates are able to understand and analyse the Christian religion, past and present; take an independent and reasoned stance on theology and religious education; reflect critically on religious positions and traditions in church, school, culture and society, and assign them to problem areas of religious education; critically interpret biblical and historical sources both historically and with regard to the present day; understand Christianity in the context of general cultural and religious history; reflect on ethical problems from a theological perspective; and provide information on a number of non-Christian religions. In a bid to teach students theological skills, theology considers its origins and the criteria for speaking about God in the bible (Biblical Theology); explores the history of Christianity (Historical Theology); interprets faith in a scientifically supported manner in the context of the search for truth (Systematic Theology); and considers the significance of theology and faith for the life of humankind and the understanding of reality in such a way that students are able to structure and support religious educational processes responsibly (Religious Studies).

Semester 1 2 3 4 5 6
Pflichtmodule

Basismodul 0:
Einführung [8 LP]

  • BM 0b: Bibelkunde AT/NT

Basismodul 4:
Kirchengeschichte [8 LP]

  • BM 4a: Grundkurs Ältere Geschichte des Christentums
  • BM 4b: Grundkurs Neuere Geschichte
    des Christentums

Basismodul 3:
Systematische Theologie [8 LP]

  • BM 3a: Grundkurs Dogmatik
  • BM 3b: Grundkurs Ethik

Basismodul 1-2:
Altes Testament/Neues
Testament (Semester 2-3) [8 LP]

  • BM 1a: Grundkurs Altes Testament I

und

  • BM 1b: Grundkurs Altes Testament II

oder

  • BM 2a: Grundkurs Neues Testament I

und

  • BM 2b: Grundkurs Neues Testament II
 

Basismodul 5:
Religionspädagogik
(Bachelor Technical
Education) (Semester 3-5) [10 LP]

  • BM 5a: Grundkurs Geschichte der
    Religionspädagogik
  • BM 5b: Grundkurs Religionspädagogik
    und Religionsunterricht
 

Themenmodul 3:
Fachwissenschaft (Semester 5-6) [6 LP]

  • TM 3: Fachwissenschaft

Bachelorarbeit [15 LP]

  • Kolloquium
Wahlmodule            
Recommended Abilities

The basic requirements for studying theology are:

  • An enquiring mind
  • Enjoyment of academically analysing the Christian faith
  • An interest in ancient languages
  • An interest in history and philosophy
  • The desire to gain an intellectual understanding of past and present faith
  • Willingness to undertake extensive text reception and interpretation
  • Keenness to debate
  • Good communication and social skills
Career Opportunities
  • Work in the area of vocational training and further training
  • Church work
  • Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree programme may embark on a Master’s degree programme in order to become vocational school teachers
  • Other areas of activity and professional opportunities
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 Bachelor Teacher Training Course for Technical Education are restricted: English Studies (school subject: English), Food Science, German Studies (school subject: German), Politics, Spanish Studies, Sports.

Some subjects in the Bachelor Teacher Training Course for Technical Education are admission-free: Catholic Religious Education, Chemistry, Colour Technology and Interior Decoration, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Metals Technology, Physics, Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products, Protestant Religious Education and Site Engineering.

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations:

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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