University of Erfurt

University of Erfurt

University of Erfurt (Universität Erfurt) is a major higher educational institution in the Thuringian city of Erfurt.

Opened in 1379, the university is among Germany's oldest, but has constantly evolved, becoming a specialist in contemporary subjects like sociology, teacher training, public policy, and German cultural studies.

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The University of Erfurt is a venerable institution, having played a major role in the Reformation and the birth of modern sociology. These days, it offers 46 courses, spread across Bachelor's and Master's levels. Subjects focus on culture, education, social studies, politics, and religion, but almost all arts disciplines are covered. The university is medium-sized, with around 5,700 students, and a thriving international community.

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The University of Erfurt is known across Europe as a center for social studies, particularly subjects touching on the history and sociology of religion. The campus culture is liberal, with a focus on human rights, while popular activities like model United Nations clubs reflect the school's international spirit.

The city itself is located close to the center of Germany, within easy reach of Berlin, Weimar, Bonn, Frankfurt, and many other attractive destinations. Prices tend to be affordable, and international students are welcomed. There is a "Strangers Become Friends" program to help introduce newcomers to the local community, as well as free German language mentoring and tutoring throughout degree courses.

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Bachelor courses:

  • Arts
  • Catholic Religion
  • Communication Science
  • Economics, Law and Social Sciences – Economics concentration
  • Economics, Law and Social Sciences – Law concentration
  • Economics, Law and Social Sciences – Social Science concentration
  • Educational Science
  • English and American Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Literary Studies
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Music Education (phased out)
  • Music Mediation (phased out)
  • Musik
  • Philosophy
  • Primary Education
  • Primary and Elementary Education (phased out)
  • Protestant Religion
  • Protestant Religious Education (phased out)
  • Religious Studies
  • Romance Studies
  • Slavic Studies
  • Special Education and Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Sport and Physical Education
  • Teaching, Learning and Training Psychology
  • Technology

Magister and Master courses:

  • Applied Linguistics – Acquisition, Processing and Use of Language
  • Catholic Theology
  • Children’s and Youth Media Studies
  • Collections-Based History of Knowledge and Culture
  • Democracy and Economy
  • Economics, Law and Social Sciences
  • Education Science – Management and research in the education system
  • Erziehungswissenschaft – Innovation und Management im Bildungswesen 
  • Global Communication: Politics and Society
  • Health Communication
  • Literary Studies: Texts.Signs.Media
  • Master of Education Primary schools
  • Master of Education Secondary schools
  • Master of Education Special Needs Pedagogy
  • Master of Education Vocational schools
  • Middle Eastern Sociology/Anthropology and History 
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies
  • Special Needs and Integrational Education
  • Theology and Economics
  • Transcultural History

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