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B.A. Intercultural Theology, Migration and Global Cooperation

Objective of the degree course

The objective of the degree course ITMGC is to impart sound academic knowledge about the diverse and varying models of Christianity and other religious traditions worldwide. Students learn to analyse the current challenges confronting religious communities in the wake of globalisation and migration, e.g. the interaction of different cultures and religious traditions. They develop their intercultural communication skills as well as their theological and interfaith leadership and organization skills.

Main areas of Study

The degree course programme is interdisciplinary throughout and includes theological, biblical, religious and social disciplines.

Studies of intercultural theology and hermeneutics are a major focus of the degree course. Students learn to critically and constructively reflect upon their own religious identity and background and acquire knowledge in academic theology.

Interdisciplinary modules such as ,Migration and Interculturality in the Bible` and ,Social Justice from a Theological and Social Science Perspective` are included.

Modules on global cooperation in church, ecumenical and interreligious institutions, local church work in an intercultural and migrational context as well as leadership, organization and project management in faith-based organiszations are another main focal point of the degree course.

Duration of Studies

Students are required to obtain 180 ECTS points during the 6 semesters of the fulltime moduralized undergraduate degree course, which includes a longterm internship (12 weeks) in Germany or overseas.

Education and Job Opportunities

Our graduates acquire academic-theological and practice-oriented skills, qualifying them for jobs worldwide in churches, diaconia or church-related organizations and/or development-oriented institutions, e.g.
• in migration-shaped congregations in Germany and Europe
• in church-related agencies engaged in ecumenism, migration, mission
  and partnership work
• in international church organisations
• in intercultural social and non-governmental welfare organizations
• in other non-governmental and faith-based organizations.

Furthermore, graduates with a BA degree can continue with their studies and do, for example, subject-related MA degree courses.

Tuition fees, Accomodation and Board

The tuition fees currently amount to 500,00 Euro per semester. For the set programme of 6 semesters these costs currently amount to 3.000,00 EUR.

The tuition fees have to be paid by the
- 31.07. for each Winter Semester
- 31.01. for each Summer Semester.

First-year students however have to pay the tuition fees for their first semester by the 15.09.

Monthly costs for lodging are 215,00 EUR.There is only a limited number of rooms on campus.

Additional costs for security deposit for room, keys and books (currently 450,00 EUR) as well as monthly payments for internet and insurance have to be considered.

During the lecture time a meal is offered in the cafeteria at noon. The resulting costs are charged directly between caterer and students.

Language of instruction and language requirements

Primarily language of instruction is English.

Applicants for this degree course will only be accepted, if they submit together with their application proof of proficiency in English, e.g. TOEFL with a minimum score of at least 72. Applicants, who obtained their university entrance qualifications at an English-speeking institution, are excempted from this regulation.

It is also recommended that prospective students be linguistically proficient in German.

Admission requirements

Applicants wishing to be admitted to the degree course must have a higher education entrance qualification for a higher education institution in Lower Saxony, i.e. a) a certificate of aptitude for specialized short-course higher education or b) a general university entrance qualification or c) a university entrance qualification restricted to particular subjects.

Applicants with an equivalent school leaving certificate (see a) above) or vocational training with at least 3 years work experience in an area related to the BA degree, will also be considered.

Furthermore, applicants must pass a compulsory admission interview, carried out by the FIT, before they can be accepted.


Are you interested in studying ITMGC?
We look forward to your application!

Admission is offered only to the winter semester of every year (October). The application deadline is September 15 of each respective year.

Students from NON-EU COUNTRIES requiring a visa, are strongly advised to submit their application to the FIT at the very latest by June 15, because it can take several months for a visa to be issued.

How to apply