Protestant Theology (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Protestant Theology at the University of Vienna aims at imparting introductory and basic knowledge of the following subjects: Old Testament, New Testament, church history, systematic theology, practical theology, ecclesiastical law, religious education and study of religions. Students familiarise themselves with methods from exegesis, philology, historical studies, philosophy, system analysis, social and human science and study of religions.

Bachelor of Theology

Degree Programme Code: 033 190

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 25 ECTS of elective modules)

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in Protestant Theology consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), compulsory modules addressing the different subdisciplines, an excursion as well as compulsory modules. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write two bachelor’s theses.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Ancient languages
  • Exegesis
  • History of Christianity
  • Ethics
  • Chaplaincy

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After graduation

Most graduates of the bachelor’s programme in Protestant Theology continue their studies in the master’s programme in Protestant Theology or the master’s programme in Study of Religions.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates