Programmes of Study

Ruhr University Bochum mainly offers Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that build on each other. Exceptions are the study programmes offered by the medical, law and, in part, the two theological faculties, which conclude with a state or ecclesiastical examination.

Master programmes: Studying for advanced students

Kombination von Fächern: Kinderspiel
Subject combinations bachelor / teaching degree

Further information on study programmes and degrees

Other degrees

Some faculties also offer degree programmes that are not completed with a Bachelor's or Master's degree. These are ecclesiastical degrees such as Magister Theologiae and the state examination (state law examination, medical examinations).

The subject advisors and examination offices of the relevant faculties can provide information on the special features.

Contact persons for the degree programmes are listed in the Programmes of study


With the degrees Master, Staatsexamen and the ecclesiastical Magister Theologiae, doctoral studies, i.e. further qualification and examination with the award of the PhD, are possible in all degree programmes at RUB.

International students

You come from abroad, would like to study at Ruhr University Bochum for a while, but don't know exactly how it works? The RUBiss - RUB international student services from the International Office will advise you on all relevant questions.

English language degree programmes

There are also programmes at RUB where the language of Instruction is English.

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What happens next?

Would you like to receive detailed advice, do you have questions about financing your studies or finding a place to live? Experienced advisors will help you get started with all topics related to studying.

Would you like to find out more about studying at RUB and your desired degree programme?

You have already decided and would like to study at RUB?

  • You can find out everything about study requirements, enrolment, admission and application on the pages on Application, admission, enrolment.
  • Internationals applicants will find all information here.
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