Understanding Global Challenges




Steffen Jöris



+49 241 80 96025



In the winter semester of 2017/2018, RWTH Aachen will launch a new Master’s course of study, “Theology and Global Development.” The program will focus on global social, political, ecological, and cultural challenges, all of which have a strong impact on the lives of individuals and society at large.


The degree program combines approaches from theological disciplines and various fields in the humanities and social sciences. Provided with a multi-perspective understanding of global processes of change, students shall develop the capability to create strategies and solutions in development cooperation.

As a prerequisite for enrollment, students must have completed a fist university degree; the application period is open until July 15, 2017. The course of study consists of several modules; in the third semester, it integrates an internship placement, which makes it possible for students to establish contacts with internationally active organizations.

The language of instruction is German. Graduates have career opportunities in international development cooperation, education, the media, as well as in politics, business, and academia.

For the course of study, RWTH Aachen partners with the Aachen-based institutions Misereor and mission, two large development organizations supporting about 100 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America.


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