Master's Programme Islamic-Theological Studies

Curriculum (2023W)

Master of Arts (MA)

Duration / ECTS-AP
4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of study


Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Teacher Education

Qualification Level
Master (2. Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Stufe 7, EQR/NQR: Stufe 7

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The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Master's Programme Islamic-Theological Studies gives you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Master's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria must be fulfilled for enrolment in the Master's Programme Islamic-Theological Studies, how long the programme lasts, which modules must be completed and much more.

The 2023W curriculum currently applies to the Master's Programme Islamic-Theological Studies.

Information on the curriculum (2023W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.


Relevant bachelor's degreees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme.

The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the master's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

4.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Qur’anic Exegesis (tafsīr) in the Present Day
4.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Hadith Research in the Present Day
4.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Foundations of Islamic Faith
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Islam in Everyday Life
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Religions of the World
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Interreligious Dialogue from an Islamic Perspective
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Science and Philosophy of Science in Islamic Thought
    Interdisciplinary Skills covering 20 ECTS-Credits are to be passed between semester 1 and 3.

Specialisation: Islamic Theology: Specialisation: Islamic Religious Education:
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Classical Texts of Islamic Theology in Discussion3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Interreligious Research-Based Religious Education

4.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Research Methods in Islamic Theology and Religious Education
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO History of Islam in Europe
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Islamic Education in the European Context
4.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Individual Topics of Islamic Ethics
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Concepts and Methodological Approaches in Islamic Community Education
Interdisciplinary Skills covering 20 ECTS-Credits are to be passed between semester 1 and 3.

Specialisation: Islamic Theology:Specialisation: Islamic Religious Education:
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Contemporary Discourse in Islamic Theology2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Interreligious Research-Based Religious Education
3.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Interreligious Cooperative Didactics of Religion

 Interdisciplinary Skills covering 20 ECTS-Credits are to be passed between semester 1 and 3.

Specialisation: Islamic Theology:Specialisation: Islamic Religious Education:
4.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Gender Studies and Islam4.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Current Islamic Approaches to Religious Education and Didactics
4.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Approaches in Liberation and Peace theology in Islam5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Qur’an in Didactic Fields of Religion
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Individual Topics in Islamic Mysticism5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE The Prophet’s Way of Thinking and Acting in Didactic Fields of Religious Education
4.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Suffering and Theodicy from Perspective of Islamic Spiritual Guidance3.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Subject Didactics Secondary Level II
4.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Islamic Philosophy of Religion4.0 ECTS-Credits: PR Teaching Practice Secondary Level II
2.0 ECTS-Credits VU Classical Arabic for Advanced Learners I
3.0 ECTS-Credits : UE Classical Arabic for Advanced Learners II

2.5 ECTS-Credits: Conception of the Master’s Thesis
20.0 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defence

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ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Course Sequence

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading scheme Definition %-age
1EXCELLENT: Outstanding performance = 100%
2 GOOD:Generally good, but with some errors
3SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
4SUFFICIENT:Performance meets the minimum criteria
5INSUFFICIENT: Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

will be updated

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Innrain 52d

Associate Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
Dr. Asligül Aysel, BA MA

Dean of Studies  (from 01.03.2024)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Ammann

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