Catholic Theology / Religious Studies (B.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters

Start:

winter and summer semester
Language of Instruction: german

Admission restrictions:

open admission

Application:

You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Deadlines:

Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15

Master:

Catholic Theology / Religious Studies (M.Ed.)

Faculty:

Faculty 01: Department of Catholic Theology

Accreditation:

The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.


Subject Matter

Catholic Theology deals with the contents and the manifestations, as well as the history and the tradition, of the Christian faith as it is found in the biblical message and handed down and interpreted by the Church.

The different approaches to the belief in one God, which are documented in the testimonies of Israel and the Christian Church, are examined using a number of different methods in accordance with present-day scientific disciplines (historico-critical method, methods of linguistics, literary, and cultural studies). The fundamentals of faith are studied and re-interpreted from the viewpoint of modern-day religious, philosophical, and social issues. Consideration is also given to the historical involvement of the Church as a community of believers.

Modern theology is an academic discipline that reconsiders the fundamental questions of human existence on the basis of the biblical message and which compares its results to numerous other scientific and academic areas (philosophy, history, philology, German philology, sociology, art, music, biology, physics, etc.).

The Catholic Theology course studied as part of a teacher training Bachelor’s/Master’s program qualifies students to teach at secondary school level (Bachelor and Master of Education and teacher trainee) and vocational schools (Bachelor and teacher trainee). In conjunction with traineeships completed as part of the course, students develop both the basic and in-depth knowledge required to work as a religious education teacher.

Information

The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).