Bachelor's Programme Islamic Religious Education

Faculty School of Education
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-F 0114 Teacher Training with Subject Specialisation
Mode of Study
Full-Time
Study Code
C 033 674
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2013W)*
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
Application

*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: http://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
  Section: Current curriculum version

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

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
 scheme
 Definition
 %-age
      
 1  EXCELLENT:
 Outstanding performance
34,8

= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
32,1
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
20,5
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
12,6
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     

Source: Academic year 2016/2017


Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded, in accordance with § 73 Para 3 UA, 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).

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 »

5.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Scientific Working and to Qur´an Studies
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Qur´an Studies
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Islamic Theology
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Prophetic Tradition (Hadith Studies)
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Foundations of Educational Science I

Second Semester »

2.5 ECTS-Credits: Islamic Principles of Faith
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Prophetic Tradition (Hadith Studies)
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Qur´an and Text Comprehension in Islam
3.0 ECTS-Credits: Islamic Philosophy and Culture I
7.0 ECTS-Credits: Foundations of Educational Science II
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Muslims and Society I

Third Semester »

  3.0 ECTS-Credits: Islamic Theology
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Islamic Principles of Faith
  2.0 ECTS-Credits: Islamic Philosophy and Culture I
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Islamic Philosophy and Culture II
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Islamic Religious Education
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Muslims and Society II

Fourth Semester »

  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Qur´an and Text Comprehension in Islam
  2.0 ECTS-Credits: Islamic Philosophy and Culture I
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Islamic Philosophy and Culture II
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Religious Education Research
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: Foundations of Educational Science II
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Principles of Religious Teaching Methodology

Fifth Semester »

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Qur´an Studies
  2.0 ECTS-Credits: Islamic Theology
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Qur´an and Text Comprehension in Islam
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: Islamic Philosophy and Culture I
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Islamic Religious Education
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Schools I
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Islam at School

Sixth Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory School II - Muslims in Austria
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Advanced Subject-Specific Teaching of Religious Teaching Methodology
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor's Thesis

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BA Islamische Religionspaedagogik

Qualification Profile and Skills

The study programme is a preparatory scientific training and qualification for jobs that require an understanding and application of scientific results and methods of Islamic Relgious Education. It is a scientifc study programme that systematically combines research and doctrine and it imparts competences for putting theorie and methods into practice. Raising the awareness towards gender-related questions in an important concern. The study programme also qualifies for intercultural and interreligious dialogue with religions and ideologies based on self-criticism, tolerance and cooperation.

It qualifies for jobs in the occoupational areas of education, advice and counseling. Graduates are particularly qualified for teaching Isamic Religious Education in primary and secondary and secondary modern schools.

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 qualifies the students for teaching Islamic Religious Education in German in public schools in Austria and promises good job perspectives in Austria and Europe.
Muslims, as an emancipated denomination in Austria, can present Islam in an contemporary and competent way. The theological foundations of the study programme are authorized by the officially recognised Islamic denomination in Austria and thus the study programme is highly approved.

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Dean of Studies
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Pauer

 Associate Dean of Studies
 
assoz. Prof. Dr. Martina Kraml

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