Two-Subject Bachelor

In the case of the two-subject Bachelor with a profile and a complementary subject, the main focus of the program is on the profile subject, which comprises 67% of the degree program (33% of the degree program is in a complementary subject). In principle, a profile subject can be combined with any complementary subject. However, when choosing your combination, you should pay attention to the notes on avoiding overlapping courses .

The subject-specific program components are complemented by career-relevant components. In degree programs including an academic specialty, these components are referred to as general studies (GS). In General Studies, students acquire generic competencies, e.g. scientific methods, literature search, foreign languages, writing, presentation and moderation techniques, project management, time management, and media literacy. These program components are generally free electives.

The two-subject bachelor programs are mostly chosen from the humanities, linguistics, cultural studies, art, social sciences and economics / business studies. The standard period of study (SPS) is usually 6 semesters, although some courses take 7-8 semesters to complete.

In the two-subject bachelor programs with a subject-specific profile, the profile-subject can (in theory) be combined with any complementary subject. But not all combinations make sense for everyone! Think carefully about what qualifications you would like to acquire, what you are interested in, and what you would really like to learn. In the study center responsible for the profile subject, it is advisable to seek advice on the subject of the study.

Study componentsShare of SPS

Profile subject, of which
- scientific basics
- profile area (specialization, general studies)

42 to 57%
10 to 25%
Complementary subject33%


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Possible subject combinations in the two-subject bachelor’s degree

The following table shows the subject combination options for the two-subject bachelor's degree that are not embedded in teacher education. You must combine one profile subject (2/3 of program coursework) with one complementary subject (1/3 of program coursework). If the corresponding column contains no information, the subject can only be studied in one variant. Single-subject degree programs  are not combined with another subject.

In order to enable as many subject combinations as possible without overlapping timetables, the subjects are assigned to three time windows or subject groups. If the subjects are assigned to different subject groups, you should generally expect timetables not to overlap. If subjects are in the same subject group, it will depend on the flexibility of the curriculum. In such cases, you should seek advice from the counseling officers in the respective subjects.

The University of Oldenburg study programs are shown in italics and are not included in the timeframe for non-overlapping studies at the University of Bremen.

You will find detailed information on the entire range of courses offered by the University in the database Studium .

Non-overlapping course offer

When studying several subjects in two-subject bachelor programs and in teaching training, it is not always possible to avoid some overlapping of courses. However, the University of Bremen endeavors to provide a largely non-overlapping course offer – on this page we have put together detailed information on this topic.


Modular studies and credit points

Studies are divided into modules. These are individual learning units, each completed with an exam. The time spent studying is measured in Credit Points (CP), which are acquired continuously during the studies. The final grade awarded results from the sum of the CP-weighted module grades. Thus, the student input over the entire course of studies flows into the final grade. One CP entails a workload of 30 hours. Each semester, students should aim at earning approximately 30 CP. This requires an average workload of approximately 40 hours per week.

The number of credit points that have to be earned in General Studies or in the career-related area varies according to the program in question. Students have to earn a total of 180 CP for the award of a bachelor's degree.