Studium Fundamentale

thinking outside the box
Broaden the horizon
thinking outside the box

The Studium Fundamentale is an important core element of the Erfurt Bachelor's concept. The focus is on opening up the content of university studies to practice and on teaching key competences. Students should not only acquire subject-specific knowledge, but also develop important core competences for the formation of their personality. The Studium Fundamentale aims to provide students with certain competences that can only be acquired or imparted to a limited extent within the framework of the subject studies. It offers students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and abilities that prepare them for certain professional fields in a narrower sense.

The Studium Fundamentale forms the third pillar of the Erfurt Bachelor's programme, alongside the major and minor. Participation in the Studium Fundamentale is compulsory for all Bachelor students at the University. In addition, participation is compulsory for all MTheol students.


...thinking outside the box

In the field of study Methodological-Theoretical Teaching and Basic Knowledge, at least two teachers from different disciplines offer a course. The topic is thus examined from two different sides and methods. In this way, students are able to "look beyond the horizon" of their chosen subject.

The Studium Fundamentale is intended to contribute to counteracting extreme specialisation and to better prepare students for the increasingly complex tasks in the future world of work and life.

...broaden the horizon

Students should be taught key competences with which they can evaluate, classify and weigh up. The Studium Fundamentale aims to provide students with specific competences. These competences include in particular:

  • Judgement competence,
  • mediation competence,
  • aesthetic perception,
  • social competence and
  • intercultural competence.

...argue to move forward

Getting to know the methods of other subject areas is the essence of the Studium Fundamentale.
When two to three university lecturers from different disciplines offer a joint course, completely different approaches come together in this way. Only rarely do the university lecturers come to a common denominator. This is precisely the attraction: the students experience first-hand where the methodological differences between the individual disciplines lie.