Bachelor's Programme Catholic Religious Education

Faculty School of Catholic Theology
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 033 193
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2009W)*
Admission Requirements Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
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* 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: http://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletin »
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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
47,4
= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
29,6
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
15,4
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
7,6
 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 the Faith of the Church (compulsory module 1 lit. d, 2 hrs., 2 ECTS- Credits),
  2. SL Introduction to Scientific Working (compulsory module 1 lit. f, 1 hrs., 2 ECTS- Cred- its),
  3. VO Introduction to the Theological Disciplines in Their Interrelation (compulsory module 1 lit. e, 1 hrs, 1 ECTS- Credits),
  4. VO Logic (compulsory module 2 lit. c, 2 hrs., 4 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 Theses.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 21 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 subjets.

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

1. SL Introduction to the Faith of the Church (PM 1 lit. d, 2 hours, 2 ECTS-Credits)
2. SL Introduction to Academic Procedure (PM 1 lit. f, 1 hour, 2 ECTS-Credits)
3. VO Introduction to the Theological Disciplines in their Interrelation (PM 1 lit. e, 1 hour, 1 ECTS-Credit)

(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 Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) and to write bachelor's theses 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 »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Theology and Philosophy (a, c, d, e and f)
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Philosophy II
3.5 ECTS-Credits: Foundation of Exegesis I (c)
4.5 ECTS-Credits: Practical Theology I (a, c)
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Catechetics/Pedagogics

Second Semester »

2.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Theology and Philosophy (b and g)
6.5 ECTS-Credits: Philosophy II (a, b and e)
1.5 ECTS-Credits: Foundation of Exegesis I (a)
3.0 ECTS-Credits: Foundation of Exegesis and Theology of the Bible (a and b)
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Historical Theology I
3.0 ECTS-Credits: Historical Theology II (c)
(3.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Compulsory Schools II (a)
                                      or Communicative Formation, Counceling and Pastoral Care II (
b)

Third Semester »

6.0 ECTS-Credits: Philosophy II (c and d)
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Foundation of Exegesis I (b and d)
3.5 ECTS-Credits: Foundation of Exegesis and Theology of the Bible (c)
6.0 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology I (a and b)
7.0 ECTS-Credits: Historical Theology II (a and b)
3.0 ECTS-Credits: Methods of Guiding (c)
                             Start Elective Module Biblical Greek

Fourth Semester »

4.0 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology I (c)
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology II (a)
3.0 ECTS-Credits: Practical Theology I (b)
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Practical Theology II
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Basics of Didactics of Religion
(10.0 ECTS-Credits: Communicative Formation, Counceling and Pastoral Care or Sinagoge and Churches
                                 or Christian Understanding of Human Beings and Naturalism
                                      or follow-up
Biblical Greek

Fifth Semester »

3.5 ECTS-Credits: Foundation of Exegesis and Theology of the Bible (d)
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology II (b and c)
3.5 ECTS-Credits: Didactics of Religion: Special Issues (a)
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Gender-specific Aspects
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor's Thesis I
(7.5 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Schools I or Communicative Formation, Counceling and Pastoral Care I)

Sixth Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology III
4.5 ECTS-Credits: Methods of Guiding (a and b)
4.0 ECTS-Credits: Didactics of Religion: Special Issues (b)
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor's Thesis II
(4.5 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Schools II [b and c]
                                      or Communicative Formation, Counceling and Pastoral Care I [a and c])   

Graphic chart »

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Qualification Profile and Skills

The Bachelor's Programme Catholic Religious Education offers theological-scientific training with special emphasis on religious education in compulsory schools and adult education, counselling and pastoral care. In addition to professional and content-related skills, graduates are able to deal with faith and religion in public in a scientifically responsible way.

The study programme is marked by a theological and multi-perspective view of education and pastoral care, didactics, and guidance and it enhances the communicative and interdisciplinary competencies of its graduates. Thus it prepares for professions within the church, but also in society at large, which requires complete theological academic training in connection with an education in the pedagogy of religion or in pastoral care. The theological and religious basic education conveyed and in combination with other studies (at universities, universities of applied sciences or pedagogical universities) and trainings (e.g. youth, counselling or pastoral care) broadens the graduates' horizon with regard to issues of ideology and orientation.

The Bachelor's Programme Catholic Religious Education is to be completed by choosing the relevant modules with two specialisations: focusing on religious education at secondary schools or focusing on extracurricular education sector and pastoral care.

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. They possess scientifically well-founded theoretical and methodical problem-solving skills and key competences such as communication, cooperation, inter-religious dialogue.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The Bachelor's Programme Catholic Religious Education prepares in particular for the following professions:

  • teaching religion in compuslory schools within the context of a pastoral profession (on the premise of a missio canonica) if the relevant modules are chosen;
  • executive positions in adult education, counselling and pastoral care, in the venue of psychological-social services and similar profession if the relevant modules are chosen.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

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Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Universitätsstraße 15 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

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

Dean of Studies
assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Wandinger

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