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Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities and Theology! On this webpage we provide a short overview of re­search and study programs as well as organizational aspects of the faculty. The Faculty of Humanities and Theology comprises the Departments of Catholic Theology and Protestant Theology as well as a joint Department of Philosophy and Political Science. There is an inter­dis­ci­plin­ary focus on teaching and re­search in the field of “Religion and Politics” with special emphasis on philosophical references.


The re­search profile of the Faculty of Humanities and Theology is characterized, on the one hand, by a broad spectrum of subjects and institutes. On the other, it demonstrates a strong interest in inter­dis­ci­plin­ary re­search as well as pursuing activities at the interface of philosophy, political science and the theologies, such as joint re­search projects ("Cohesion in Europe", Graduate School on Political Cohesion), conferences ("Religion as Strategy and Ideology"), in­ter­na­tio­nal re­search and study trips (“Open Spaces: Religion and Democracy in Indonesia and Beyond”), as well as a number of frequent student and staff exchange activities (Erasmus fellowships, Gambrinus fellowships, etc.).

Study Programs

The Faculty of Humanities and Theology offers a wide range of study programs. You can find further in­for­mation about the content and curriculum of the individual degree programs on each respective webpage. If you have any questions, please contact the respective departmental student adviser. Thank you.

Research-oriented Master’s Programs

The inter­dis­ci­plin­ary Master’s programs allow students to develop an individual study profile on the basis of which current social topics are analyzed from the perspectives of the respective disciplines. The programs provide for both practical and re­search-based activities. Excellent super­vi­sion by the lecturers ensures that selected topics can be discussed controversially and that studies run smoothly.

Master’s Program Philosophy and Political Science (MAPP)

Complex social challenges increasingly require inter­dis­ci­plin­ary solutions. In MAPP, we enable this process by systematically combining perspectives deriving from philosophy and political science with linked, global thinking and intercultural understanding. The MAPP program focuses on three main aspects:

  1.     Interdisciplinarity in small seminar groups
  2.     Focus on philosophy or political science
  3.     Project phases and re­search management

Further in­for­mation (in German) can be found here.

Master’s Program Religion and Politics (MAREPOL)

In the MAREPOL program, students address the relationship between religion, society and politics as well as the challenges which result from the divisions between them. At the core of MAREPOL we have identified three inter­dis­ci­plin­ary generic terms that pool semi­nars in the form of overall clusters: Tolerance, Conflict, and Identity. The MAREPOL program focuses on three main aspects:

  1.     Choice of two clusters from Tolerance, Conflict, or Identity
  2.     Focus on re­search or vocational orientation
  3.     Practical orientation, e.g. through insights into proj­ect management

Further in­for­mation (in German) can be found here.

Study Programs: Teaching Education (Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education)

The faculty offers a wide range of subjects covered by the individual institutes responsible for Bachelor's and Master's degrees in teacher education. Further in­for­mation can be found on the websites of the individual institutes as well as the Dort­mund Competence Center for Teacher Education (https://www.dokoll.tu-dortmund.de/cms/de/dokoll/index.html - in German only).

International Cooperation

The Faculty's Strategic Partner Universities:

The Faculty of Humanities and Theology maintains strategic partnerships with Parahyangan Uni­ver­sity (UNPAR) in Bandung, Indonesia, as well as Charles Uni­ver­sity in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Faculty's Partner Universities:

  • Uni­ver­si­tät Wien (Vienna)
  • Universitatea din Bucuresti (Bucharest)
  • Università Tà Malta (Valetta)
  • Jihoceská Univerzita v Ceskych Budejovicich (České Budějovice/Budweis)
  • Newman Uni­ver­sity College (Birmingham)
  • Newmaninstitutet  (Uppsala)
  • Pontifical Uni­ver­sity Maynooth (Kildare)
  • Universitatea 'Babes-Bolyai' din Cluj-Napoca (Cluj-Napoca)
  • Uniwersytet Kardynala Stefana Wyszyñskiego w Warszawie (Warsaw)
  • Universitetet i Bergen (Bergen)
  • Sveučilište u Rijeci (Rijeka)
  • Universidad de Sevilla (Sevilla)

For further in­for­mation please visit the website of the International Office at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity.

Anfahrt & Lageplan

Der Cam­pus der Technischen Uni­ver­si­tät Dort­mund liegt in der Nähe des Autobahnkreuzes Dort­mund West, wo die Sauerlandlinie A45 den Ruhrschnellweg B1/A40 kreuzt. Die Abfahrt Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen auf der A45 führt zum Cam­pus Süd, die Abfahrt Dort­mund-Dorstfeld auf der A40 zum Cam­pus-Nord. An beiden Ausfahrten ist die Uni­ver­si­tät ausgeschildert.

Direkt auf dem Cam­pus Nord befindet sich die S-Bahn-Station „Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät“. Von dort fährt die S-Bahn-Linie S1 im 15- oder 30-Minuten-Takt zum Hauptbahnhof Dort­mund und in der Gegenrichtung zum Hauptbahnhof Düsseldorf über Bochum, Essen und Duis­burg. Außerdem ist die Uni­ver­si­tät mit den Buslinien 445, 447 und 462 zu erreichen. Eine Fahrplanauskunft findet sich auf der Homepage des Verkehrsverbundes Rhein-Ruhr, au­ßer­dem bieten die DSW21 einen interaktiven Liniennetzplan an.

Zu den Wahrzeichen der TU Dort­mund gehört die H-Bahn. Linie 1 verkehrt im 10-Minuten-Takt zwischen Dort­mund Eichlinghofen und dem Technologiezentrum über Cam­pus Süd und Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S, Linie 2 pendelt im 5-Minuten-Takt zwischen Cam­pus Nord und Cam­pus Süd. Diese Strecke legt sie in zwei Minuten zu­rück.

Vom Flughafen Dort­mund aus gelangt man mit dem AirportExpress innerhalb von gut 20 Minuten zum Dort­mun­der Hauptbahnhof und von dort mit der S-Bahn zur Uni­ver­si­tät. Ein größeres Angebot an inter­natio­nalen Flugverbindungen bietet der etwa 60 Ki­lo­me­ter entfernte Flughafen Düsseldorf, der direkt mit der S-Bahn vom Bahnhof der Uni­ver­si­tät zu erreichen ist.