Faculty of Humanities
Since the 19th century, the humanities have been part of the traditional canon of subjects at universities. Around 8,000 students are enrolled in the teacher training programmes, the academic Bachelor's and Master's
programmes in the Faculty of Humanities at the UDE. They study subjects such as English studies, German as a second language/German as a foreign language, French, German studies, history, design technology, geography, communication studies, art and art studies, Dutch studies, philosophy, Spanish, Protestant theology, Catholic theology and Turkish studies. The wide variety of combinations of subjects in the different degree programmes allows students to put together their own study subjects according to their personal strengths and interests. The broad range of subjects and degree programmes also enables a flexible approach to new professional fields and social requirements. Research subjects include literature, language, media, communication, art, religion and culture in the past and present. Traditionally, the Faculty of Humanities awards the Dr. phil. degree for doctorates.Over 300 people are employed in the Faculty of Humanities. The Humanities are one of the largest faculties at the University of Duisburg-Essen.