Bachelor's Programme Islamic Religious Education

As of winter semester 2023/2024 this programme is no longer open to new entrants. For information on the succeeding bachelor’s programme please consult this page »  

Faculty Faculty of Teacher Education
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6 
ISCED-F 0114 Teacher Training with Subject Specialisation
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 033 674
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2013W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

*Information on the Curriculum (2013W)

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

 University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) starting winter term 2016 »

(1) Within the scope of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:

1. SL Introduction to Quran Studies (CM 1 lit. b/2 hrs. /3 ECTS-Credits),
2. VO Biography of the Prophet (CM 5 lit. b/ 2 hrs. / 5 ECTS-Credits).

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations as well as to writing the Bachelor's Thesis.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 22 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The requirements specified in the curriculum must be met.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) until december 2015 »

(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP), with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS-Credits), provides an overview of the study programme and its structure in order to give students an objective basis to assess their decision to pursue their chosen subject(s).

(2) During the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, the following course examinations, which may be repeated twice, must be completed satisfactorily:

  1. SL Introduction to Academic Procedure (Module 1 lit. a / 1 h / 2 ECTS-Credits)
  2. SL Introduction to the Qur´an Science (Module 1 lit. b / 2 h / 3 ECTS-Credits)

(3) A positive result (passing grade) on the examinations specified in Paragraph 2 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Introduction and Orientation Phase for Students (STEOP) and to write a bachelor's thesis as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.

General Information

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 bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 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).

First Semester »

2.0 ECTS-Credits: SL Introduction to Scientific Working
3.0 ECTS-Credits: PS Theories and Methodology of Islamic Research
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Introduction into Islamic Theology
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Arabic 1
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Arabic 2
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SL Introduction to the Qur'an Science
5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Islamische Normen (Fiqh)
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Biography of the Prophet (Sira)
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO School as Educational Institution and the Role of the Teacher
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Teaching and Learning

Second Semester »

2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Arabic 3
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Statements of Faith of Islamic Religion
5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Hadith and Methodology of Hadith-Science
2.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Genesis and Exegesis of Written Sources
2.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Islamic Art and Cultural History
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO History of Islam
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Islamic Gendered Discourse
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Islam and Massmedia
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Primary Level Pedagogy
3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Introduction to Migration Education
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Youth

Third Semester »

2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Arabic 4
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Qur’an Recitation
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Methodology of Usul al Fiqh
2.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Islamic Norms (Fiqh) – Advanced Study
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Contextual Theology
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Systematic Islamic Theology (Kalam)
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Schools of Jurisprudence (Math 'hab and History of Math 'hab in the Islam
4.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Islamic Anthropology
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO History of Islamic Religious Education
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Basic Competences: Conflicts and Crises

Fourth Semester »

2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Qur’an Recitation 2
5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Tafsir – Qur’an Exegesis
4.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Islamic ethics (Ahlaq)
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Interreligious Learning from an Islamic Perspective
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Introduction to Christianity
3.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Philosophie Special Themes in the History of Philosophy - Islamic Philosophy
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Contemporary Approaches in Islamic Religious Education
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Empirical Research in Educational Contexts
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamental Religious Didactics
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Fundamental Religious Didactics

Fifth Semester »

2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Questions of Faith in the Present
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Current Approaches in Hadith Research
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Qur'an Research in the Present
2.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Didactic of Quran
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Islamic Mysticism
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Approaches in Religious Education in Islamic Mysticism
2.0 ECTS-Credits: PR Basic Internship School Teaching and Learning Settings
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Canonical Norms for Education, Counselling and Pastoral Care
2.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Subject Didactics Primary Schools
3.0 ECTS-Credits: PR Special Practical Training II
2.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Subject Didactic I

Sixth Semester »

3.0 ECTS-Credits: PR Special Practical Training II
3.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Cooperative Didactics of Religious Education I: Didactics of Islamic Religious Education
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Project Development
3.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Special Subject-Didactics: Hadith-Didactics
3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Islamic Pastoral Care
3.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Islamic Non-School Education
10.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Seminar with Bachelor’s Thesis

Graphic chart »

BA Islamische Relgionspädagogik_Studienverlauf_2018_en

Qualification Profile and Skills

It offers a theological and religious-educational training and qualifies for fields in education and community, religious education, pastoral care, adult education, religious and non-religious institutions, work with children and youths, public relations and counselling.

Expected Learning Outcomes

On the basis of advanced knowledge in Islamic Religious Education and Theology graduates are able to understand and apply research and methods of teaching in Islamic Culture and Religion in the fields of education (at elementary and lower and upper secondary schools), consulting and pastoral work. They have fundamental knowledge in evaluating and applying research in education and theology and are able to approach issues in Islamic education from an interdisciplinary perspective. 

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunitiesn

The study programme enables the students to pursue a job in the field of school and non-school education and promises good career opportunities in Austria and Europe. It allows Muslims as an equal denomination in Austria, a contemporary and competent presentation of the Islam in freedom. The theological foundations of the study programme are legitimised by the state-approved Islamic religious community in Austria and thus the study programme enjoys a high degree of recognition.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

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.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

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
 Outstanding performance

= 100%
 2  GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum criteria
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

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)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
Mehmet Hilmi Tuna, BSc MA PhD

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martina Kraml

Information for Studends with disabilities

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