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Protestant Religion (B.A.) (2 subjects/teacher training)


You want to teach the Protestant Religion at secondary school? We will provide you with a first-class basis for this challenging task: You will debate biblical texts and the anthropological prerequisites for religion. You will also enquire about the meaning of Christianity within cultural history. You will get to know the fundamentals of religious education and will reflect on the current meaning of Christian faith in the face of social challenges and in comparison with other religions.

Protestant Religion
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (2 subjects/teacher training)
Standard period of study:
6 semesters
Only the winter semester
Language of the programme:
open (enrolment without previous application)
Orientation events:
Orientation events are offered

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The Bachelor’s degree programme “Protestant Religion (B.A. teaching training)” comprises six semesters. You will find a graphic overview with an exemplary schedule of studies available for download in the right-hand column (unfortunately only available in German).

At the beginning of the course or even prior to the first semester, students are expected to acquire the language skills they need to work with biblical texts and theological sources. Mandatory are the intermediate Latinum and normally the Graecum, but at least subject-related knowledge of ancient Greek.

During the first two subject semesters, students attend overview lectures and introductory seminars on the subjects of systematic theology and church history, and on studying the Old and New Testaments. The students also develop the professional skills required for teachers of religion. These courses teach basic skills of scientific theological work and basic orientation about the most important issues, motives and terminology of Christian theology.

The third and fourth subject semesters introduce theological ethics. Special attention is given to ethical reflection about actions in the school context and ethical education of school pupils. In the subjects of Old and New Testaments, the students intensify their skills of biblical exegesis in these semesters. They develop theological conclusions concerning key issues by studying biblical sources.

In the final subject semesters, the students deal with the theory of religious teaching and learning, didactic approaches to the subject of religion and religious sociology of youth. In addition to these basic skills of religious education, they acquire competencies for ecumenical, inter-cultural and inter-religious communication by studying Judaism and Islam, as well as other world religions and various Christian denominations. This Bachelor’s degree programme can be completed with a Bachelor’s thesis in one of the sub-disciplines of theology.

The subject of Protestant Religion can normally be combined with the subjects of German, English, French, Latin, Mathematics or Spanish. Any other combinations are subject to special application and approval by “Niedersächsisches Landesinstitut für schulische Qualitätsentwicklung” (Lower Saxony State Institute for the Development of Educational Quality). Further information is available in the right-hand column under “Subject combinations”. The Bachelor’s degree programme prepares students for further knowledge expansion in the Master’s degree programme (M.Ed.). The Master’s degree is mandatory for a position as student teacher.

Related and consecutive/graduate programmes

Consecutive/graduate programmes


In the two-subject Bachelor's programme, two subjects are studied on equal terms.

A total of 180 credits are earned for the Bachelor's degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

The two subjects each account for 66 credits. The teaching profession profile accounts for 36 credits.

The teaching profession profile is divided into the following areas:

  • Didactics (6 C)
  • Educational Sciences and internships (20 C)
  • Electives (10 C)

Regulations and module directory

Combination of subjects for the teaching profession

Some combinations of subjects with Protestant Religion must be approved:


Winter semester only
1st subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)
2nd to 6th subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)

Non-German citizens without a German educational qualification

Citizen from a non-EU country (or stateless person)


Academic Advising

Dr. Matthias Schnurrenberger
Faculty of Theology
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 2
D-37073 Göttingen

Phone: 0551-39-27144

Area of professionalisation and teaching profession

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Waldweg 26
DE-37073 Göttingen