Following the Bologna higher education reform, hermeneutical training takes place in two phases:

Bachelor’s degree program:

Performance records of 30 ECTS

(European Credit Transfer System)

Master’s degree program:
Performance records of 15 ECTS

Hermeneutics can be combined interdisciplinarily with studies which deal with interpretation (theology, religious studies, literature, philosophy, philology, history, law, psychology, sociology, music, film, sciences etc.). The implications of the interdisciplinary relations are discussed on a ongoing basis.

The bachelor’s degree program provides an introduction to the main questions of hermeneutics. It aims at the acquisition of a critical overview of the main phases in the historical development of the discipline. Current theories and debates are presented. The presuppositions and implications of various methods of interpretation are investigated critically.

The master’s degree program offers to students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the area of hermeneutics and build competence in this discipline. In particular, recent models are presented and discussed.