Studying try out: Module Studies “Digital Humanities” and “Naturale: Naturwissenschaften und Nachhaltigkeit”

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New modular courses of study at FAU offer insights into various subjects

After leaving school, many high school graduates are faced with the choice: study or not? And if so, what? Anyone who would like to study, but is still undecided about the course of study, can study at FAU for one or two semesters in the module studies “Digital Humanities” or “Naturals: Natural Sciences and Sustainability”. Enrollment is currently open until September 30.

Introducing Future Skills

The newly introduced “Digital Humanities” module studies – starting in the winter semester 2021/22 – teach skills in the digital humanities and social sciences. The modules that can be taken are taken from the regular Bachelor’s program “Digital Humanities and Social Sciences”, but are combined to form a new, interdisciplinary study program. Within the framework of the module studies, participants receive basic skills in the Digital Humanities and specialized skills according to individual interests and acquire fundamental insights into the current discourse on digitization, digital transformation in science and society. Students choose a focus of study – language and text, society and space, or image and media – as well as elective courses from the informatics and mathematics disciplines.

The standard period of study is two semesters. During this time, students are enrolled as regular students. The module studies are completed with a certificate. Achievements that have been made can be credited in the subsequent studies. There is no entitlement to BaföG, but this also means that the transition from the module studies to a regular bachelor’s degree program is not considered a change of study.

The offer is aimed not only at high school graduates, but also, among others, at all FAU students who would like to acquire a specific additional qualification in the areas of digital literacy and data literacy, bachelor’s graduates from subject-related fields who need to obtain additional qualifications in specific areas for the master’s program in Digital Humanities at FAU, or doctoral students who need special competencies in the area of research data or digital analysis methods for their research projects.

Finding Orientation in the Natural Sciences

The “Modulstudien Naturale” with the elective course in natural sciences (MSN) has already existed at FAU for several years. A new addition is the elective compulsory area “Sustainability” for the winter semester 2021/22. In the “Module Studies Natural Sciences and Sustainability” students can participate in basic modules of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and other disciplines.

The courses belong to regular modules taken from the first two semesters of the participating Bachelor’s programs as well as other FAU courses related to the subject area of sustainability.

The offer is primarily aimed at all those who have not yet decided on a course of study, but who are fundamentally interested in natural science subjects and/or the subject area of “sustainability”. The module studies are particularly suitable as preparation for all courses of study with basic content from biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, physics and the subject area of sustainability.

As in the module studies Digital Humanities, students of these module studies are regularly enrolled at FAU.

Prefer a philosophical orientation? At FAU, there is the “Studium Philosophicum” for anyone who wants to get to know the degree programs of the Faculty of Philosophy and Department of Theology. More information is available online at

There is a collected overview of all module studies at FAU:


More information

Homepage: “Module Studies Digital Humanities

Philipp Kurth, M. Sc.


Department of Computer Science
Chair of Computer Science 9 (Computer Graphics)