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 in Jewish studies, history, or an equivalent degree.
Proof of Hebrew language skills (Hebraicum or equivalent) as well as of English language skills (level B2 CEFR) or equivalent.
Knowledge of Latin or Greek or Arabic (Latinum or Graecum or Arabicum 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.
In this program, students will learn to analyze Judaism in the Hellenistic-Roman and Christian contexts in antiquity as well as the Islamic-Christian context of the Middle Ages and the early modern age in terms of religious, cultural, social, and political issues. This approach gives students an opportunity to reflect on further transformation of Judaism to this day, not just in terms of religion but also in terms of its political and social development.