Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Islamic Theology


Mono-bachelor: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - please refer to the ‘Bachelor’s and master’s courses’ FAQ. Please also see the "Islamic Theology" combined-bachelor's course. If you wish to enter the teaching profession: the Islamic Religious Education combined bachelor’s course.

Standard time for completing course

6 semesters

Start of study and Entry Restriction

Cf. course catalogue

Course content and objectives

The best way to find detailed information about the exact course content is using the annotated university calendar. Module descriptions and the course curriculum can be found in the course and examination regulations (, Nr. 74/2019); 1st revision no. 18/2022; correction of 1st revision no. 48/2022. The Course Advisory Service is also available to help you (see below "Addresses").

Mono-bachelor's course with 180 CP1

* One credit point (CP) is calculated to equal an average workload of 25 to max. 30 hours for preparation, follow-up and attendance at classes.

Mandatory modules (120 CP)

B-01a Introduction to Islamic Theology (15 CP)
B-02 Islam in Past and Present (10 CP)
B-03 Arabic I (10 CP)
B-04 Koran and Hadith (10 CP)
B-05 Islamic Law and Practical Theology (10 CP)
B-06 Arabic II (10 CP)
B-07 Islamic Philosophy, Kalām and Mysticism (10 CP)
B-10 Arabic III (10 CP)
B-11 Arabic IV (10 CP)
B-16 Islamic Theology in Practice (10 CP)
B-19a Bachelor's Thesis Module (15 CP)

Mandatory elective modules (40 CP)

One module out of two has to be selected.

B-08a Interreligious Perspectives (10 CP)
B-09a Islam in Germany and Europe (10 CP)

Three modules must be selected from the following in-depth modules.

B-12 In-depth module Islam in Past and Present (10 CP)
B-13 In-depth module Islamic Law and Practical Theology (10 CP)
B-14 In-depth module Foundations of Belief, Philosophy and Ethics (10 CP)
B-15 In-depth module Koran and Hadith (10 CP)

General elective modules (20 CP)

In addition to specialised study, Students acquire subject-specific, non-specialist and interdisciplinary key qualifications of 20 CP. The general elective modules can be chosen from the module catalogues of other subjects or central institutions (, see "Überfachlicher Wahlpflichtbereich").

General course offerings for students coming from other courses of studies

B-02 Islam in Past and Present (10 CP)
B-08a Interreligious Perspectives (10 CP)
B-09a Islam in Germany and Europe (10 CP)
B-20 Individual Profiling I (10 CP)
B-21 Individual Profiling II (5 CP)

Master’s degrees

Graduates of the B.A. Islamic Theology are eligible to study for example at HU M.A. "Religion and Culture" (, Nr. 55/2014). Follow-up courses at the department are in preparation (Islamic Theology, Islam and Society). You’ll find other HU programs in the Course catalogue.


Berlin Institute of Islamic Theology (BIT), Hannoversche Str. 6,
Course Advisory Service:  Prof. Dr. Topkara, room 3.27, tel. +49 30 2093-98099,

Classification and recognition of studies and qualifications:  Prof. Tuba Isik,
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Version: September 2022

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