Economics (teaching degree)

Pre-registration: Only those who apply by 15.7. will surely receive a place at the university.
What is the degree programme about?

This programme prepares you for becoming an economics teacher by obtaining knowledge in economics and teaching methods. In economics, you study business administration and economics, law and financial accounting. Most of the content is identical with the content of the Bachelor's degree programme Economics. In addition, you study teaching methods and education theory.

Differences compared to the Bachelor's degree programme in Economics

Economics (BA) and the teaching degree (Lehramt) are virtually identical during the first six semesters. In the teaching degree, you also complete modules in curricular subjects and education theory. The teaching degree for secondary schools (Lehramt für Gymnasien) comprises additional modules (Vertiefung) in the seventh to ninth semester, such as advanced seminars in business administration and economics.

What can I do with this degree?

This degree programme prepares you for a variety of careers by equipping you with relevant theoretical knowledge and practical skills. You can fill a whole range of positions in:

What qualities and skills do I need?

Students should have

  • an interest in current affairs in economics and business administration
  • an interest in dealing with complex and controversial economic issues
  • the ability to familiarise yourself with new topics by reading relevant literature, also in English
  • the readiness to learn and understand analytical economic models
Good reasons for choosing to study at FAU
  • You can combine your degree programme modules with a variety of modules form other subjects.
  • The degree programme covers a wide range of topics.
  • The contents are relevant for many areas of social research.
  • You can study in the wonderful city of Erlangen.
Potential challenges
  • In economics, abstract thinking is required, which does not come naturally to everybody.
  • Many economic models are formalised mathematically.
  • At the start of the degree programme you will attend many large introductory lectures. However, tutorials often take place in small groups.
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Degree program start date and application deadlines

The FAU website provides an overview of the current application deadlines as well as information on the selection process and how to apply.

Start date of degree program: Winter Term

Pre-registration procedure (only those who have registered by 15.7. will receive a place at the university). Further information can be found on the Homepage of the FAU.

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Degree type: State Examination
Type of study: Teaching Degree
Location: Erlangen
Standard duration of study: 8 Semester
Start date of degree program: Winter Term
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology
Admission: No Admissions Restrictions