Religious Education (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Religious Education offers four emphases in Catholic Religious Education, Catholic Theological Education, Protestant Religious Education and Religious Studies. It prepares students for future employment as teachers of religious education in the education sector (church and non-church institutions, adult education, child and youth work, public relations and media) by providing a philosophical, theological, religious and philological pre-professional education. In combination with teaching practice, the General Educational Fundamentals and Studies on Teaching complement the subject-specific academic training.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 195

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

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 Religious Education consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), the compulsory module Introduction to the History of Religions, as well as one of the following groups of alternative compulsory modules: Catholic Religious Education, Catholic Theological Education, Protestant Religious Education and Religious Studies. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five Concepts

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

    • Education
    • Subject-specific didactics
    • Biblical studies
    • Theology
    • Study of religions

       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 Religious Education continue their studies in the master’s programme in Religious Education 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.

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      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).

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