Advanced Theological Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Advanced Theological Studies provides a specialised theological education at master’s level for students who do not have the same level of knowledge as graduates of the diploma programme in Catholic Theology. It aims at equipping students with the competences required for a doctoral or PhD programme.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 795

4 semesters / 120 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 master’s programme consists of the following modules: Compulsory module on theology in the European context; alternative compulsory modules (basics of theology and philosophy); compulsory module on a theological specialisation; compulsory module on current theological research; compulsory master’s module, master’s thesis and master’s examination.

Five Concepts

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

  • Biblical theology
  • Biblical studies
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Patristics
  • Principle of grace

 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

Graduates of the master’s programme in Advanced Theological Studies at the University of Vienna are qualified to conduct independent research on the different disciplines of Catholic theology. They are able to present theological knowledge in the area of religious journalism and adult education, participate in interdisciplinary research on religious questions and work for church institutions.

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