For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Jewish studies or history with at least 60 credit points or an equivalent degree in either Jewish studies or history.
Proof of language skills in Hebrew (Hebraicum), proof of English language skills (level B2 CEFR) or equivalent.
The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.
Students in the program Modern Judaism and Holocaust Studies are taught to analyze Jewish answers to modernity as marked by such concepts as the Enlightenment, emancipation, and acculturation as well as anti-Semitism. Students interpret these responses and locate them in the appropriate historical, cultural, social, and political context. The program combines expertise in Jewish studies with scholarly knowledge about the Holocaust, its causes, how it took place, and its impact on the present.