The interdisciplinary Master's program in Theology and Economics is aimed at students who want to become active in Christian churches, charitable institutions or in social business enterprises. This includes, for example, administrative and management tasks in churches, Christian service companies, non-profit organisations and social business.
The Master's program builds on the Bachelor's programm in theology and economics and provides specialist skills and key qualifications.
Future decision-makers are to be enabled to analyse key areas of Christian theology and its ecclesiastical and social forms of organisation in a reflective manner and to develop strategies for action and concepts for companies against the background of Germany's market economy and social order, including its global interconnections.
This Master's program offers a theological qualification for the ecclesiastical and charitable labour market and the entire social business that goes beyond purely confessional theological education.
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With the Master's program in Theology and Economics you acquire a degree that qualifies you to perform administrative and management tasks, but also to advise the following organisations:
In the two fields of study, theology and economics, modules of 36 credit points each must be completed, 18 more can be taken individually in an elective area to deepen one or both areas. In addition, there is the Master's thesis in a theological discipline.
Examination regulations for the Master program Theology and Economics
A semester abroad in an English-speaking country is strongly recommended. The International Office will be happy to assist you in organizing your stay abroad.
The prerequisite for admission to the MA in Theology and Economics is a BA degree with theological and economic major or minor studies, or comparable studies.
BA degree in the subjects of study (in the scope of a minor subject = 60 LP):
If the requirements are not met, the MA Examination Board decides on exceptions and, if necessary, on BA modules to be made up for. These can then be covered within the elective area.
Within the framework of the certification programme it is possible to make up for missing minor subject knowledge amounting to 42 credit points (LP) within two semesters. The remaining 18 LP can be acquired in the elective area of the MA Theology and Economics. If a BA qualification in theology or economics is missing, this enables students to study at a manageable additional cost.
The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.
International applicants whose native language is not German must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (level B1) upon application.
Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH):
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The recommended application period for the Master's programme Theology and Economics is from 1 January to 15 July for the winter semester and for the summer semester from 1 November to 15 January. *) **)
*) If your application is received by 15 July or 15 January, the University of Erfurt will endeavour to inform you of the admission decision promptly after reviewing your application. By accepting the place, you can enrol immediately.
**) If we do not receive your application until after the recommended deadline of 15 September or 15 March at the latest, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed promptly; the last time decisions on admission are made is in the week before the start of lectures.
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