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Bachelor's Programme Catholic Religious Education 


Faculty of Catholic Theology
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 033 193
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2021W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

* Information on the Curriculum (2009W)

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 Bulletin »
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Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

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

  1. Introduction to the Faith of the Church (CM 1 lit. a, 2 hrs., 3 ECTS-Credits),
  2. SL Introduction to Scientific Working (CM 1 lit. b, 1 h., 2 ECTS-Credits),
  3. VO General Sacramental Theology (CM 1 lit. c, 1 h., 2.5 ECTS-Credits),
  4. VO Critical Thinking (CM 2 lit. a, 1 h., 1.5 ECTS-Credits),
  5. VO Teaching and Learning (CM 18 lit. b, 2 hrs., 3 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 18 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The requirements specified in 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 »

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Theological Thinking and Working
  1.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Critical Thinking
  2.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Philosophy of Language and Epistemology 
  4.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Overview of Metaphysics and Philosophical Doctrine of God 
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Fundamentals of the Bible, Judaism and Islam
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO VO Teaching and Learning 
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO VO Catechetics and Religious Education: Kairology 

Second Semester »

  1.5 ECTS-Credits: PS Historical-Theological Working 
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Overview of the History of Philosophy
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Ethics and Contemporary Philosophy
  4.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Overview of Church History and Patrology 
  3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Liturgical Studies: Introduction to the Liturgy
  3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Canon Law: Introduction 
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: PS Basic Competences: Individual Support
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Youth
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Empirical Research in Educational Contexts 

Third Semester »

  4.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Foundation of Exegesis of the Old Testament: Torah and History Books
  4.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Foundation of Exegesis of the New Testament: Gospels and Acts of the Apostles 
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Foundations of Systematic Theology
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Ecumenical Theology: One Church and Many Churches
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Social Teaching of the Church 
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Pastoral Theology
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills

Fourth Semester »

  3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Foundation of Exegesis of the Old Testament: Prophets and Writings
  3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Foundation of Exegesis of the New Testament: Letters and the Revelation of John
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Catechetics and Religious Education: Criteriology
12.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Religious Education
  2.0 ECTS-Credits: PS Implicit and Explicit Concepts for Religious Education in Primary Schools
  2.0 ECTS-Credits: PS Philosophising and Theologising with Children 
  2.0 ECTS-Credits: PR Basic Practice in Non-School Practice Locations 

Fifth Semester »

  2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Legal Foundations of Education, Counselling and Pastoral Care 
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Teaching and Learning in Contexts of Plurality
  3.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Religious Education for Primary Schools
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Didactics for Primary Schools
  2.0 ECTS-Credits: PR Training Practice School Teaching and Learning Settings 
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: PR Advanced Practice in Non-School Practice Locations
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills

Sixth Semester »

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Moral Theology
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: PR Advanced Practice in School Teaching and Learning Settings
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Exemplary Examination of a Topic
10.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Bachelor’s Thesis
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills

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Studienverlauf BA Katholische Religionspädagogik_en

Qualification Profile and Skills


The Bachelor’s Programme in Catholic Religious Education offers a basic theological education with special focus on education and pastoral care in different fields of activity. Apart from subject-specific competence with regards to content, the graduates also get the ability to deal with faith and religion in the public in a scientifically appropriate and responsible way.

The study programme is marked by a theological and multi-perspective understanding of education and didactics and promotes the communicative and interdisciplinary skills of the graduates. This way it prepares for professions in church, but also in the public, where a fundamental academic-theological education in combination with religious pedagogical and/or pastoral training are required. The basic theological-religious-pedagogical educations offers in combination with other study programmes (at universities, universities of applied science or pedagogical universities) and training (e.g. in the youth, counselling and pastoral areas) an important expansion of the horizon with regards to views of the world and orientation.

The general educational-scientific fundamentals, the subject-didactic and pedagogical-practical studies in combination with school practice complete the subject-scientific training.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are able to elaborate, evaluate and implement scientific developments in the fields of theology and religious education and to apply them in interdisciplinary contexts.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The Bachelor's Programme in Catholic Religious Education promises good career prospects. It prepares for professions in educational institutions, in church and social institutions, but also in the public sphere, which require a basic academic-theological training with religious-pedagogical and / or pastoral skills.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

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%
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

to 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).

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Universitätsstraße 15 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
Mag. Dr. Maria Anna Juen

Dean of Studies
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Liborius Olaf Lumma

Information for students with disabilities

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