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Diploma Programme Catholic Theology

Faculty School of Catholic Theology
Duration / ECTS-Credits 10 semesters / 300 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Magistra/Magister der Theologie (Mag.theol.)
ISCED-F 0221 Religion and Theology
Mode of Study Full-Time
Study Code
UC 011
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2021W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates
Supplemental Examination
Supplemental examination in Latin is required before completion of the first diploma examination if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school. Supplemental examination in Greek is required before completion of the first diploma examination if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school ("Oberstufe") after the eigth grade.
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* Information on the Curriculum (2021W)

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: https://lfuonline.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

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

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. SL Introduction to the Faith of the Church (CM 1 lit. a, 2 h, 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 ., 2.5 ECTS-Credits),
  4. VO Critical Thinking (CM 2 lit. a, 1 h, 1.5 ECTS-Credits).

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations.

(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.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

First Part of Studies:

First Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Theological Thinking and Working
5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Knowledge and Argumentation
3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamentals of Metaphysics
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Philosophical Anthropology
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO History of Philosophy in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Biblical Hebrew II
1.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Introduction to the Old Testament
1.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Introduction to the New Testament
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Environment and Contemporary History of the Bible

Second Semester »

3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamentals of Ethics
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO History of Philosophy and Modern Times
4.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Philosophical Doctrine of God
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Biblical Hebrew II
4.0 ECTS-Credits: PS Biblical Studies and Historical Theology
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Church History: Beginnings to the Early Middle Ages
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Patrology: Central Debates
3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Liturgical Science: Introduction to the Liturgy
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Catechetics and Religious Education: Criteriology

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 New Testament: Gospels and Acts of the Apostles
7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Fundamental Theology and Religious Studies
3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Church History: High Middle Ages to the Reformation Period
3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Church History: Early Modern Times to the Present
3.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Liturgical Science: Baptism and the Eucharist
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Pastoral Theology
1.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Places of Pastoral Care

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 New Testament: Letter Literature and the Revelation of John
7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Dogmatic Theology: Central Secrets of Faith
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamentals of Moral Theology
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Ethics of Relationships
5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Canon Law: Introduction
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills

Fifth Semester »

2.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Applied Moral Theology
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Social Teaching of the Church
5.0 ECTS-Credits: PM Fundamental Theology and Religious Studies
10.0 ECTS-Credits: PM Exemplary Examination of a Topic II
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills

Sixth Semester »

5.0 ECTS-Credits: PM Bible Theology
10.0 ECTS-Credits: PM Exemplary Examination of a Topic I
15.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills

Second Part of Studies:

Seventh Semester »

5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Exegesis of the New Testament
10.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Theological Anthropology and Perfection Theory
4.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Selected Topics in Moral Theology
4.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Selected Topics in Christian Social Teaching
1.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Patrology and Church History: Formative Moments
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Special Questions of Patrology and Church History
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Liturgical Science: Celebrations in the Rhythm of Time

Eight Semester »

5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Contemporary Philosophy
5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Exegesis of the Old Testament
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Spiritual Theology
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Ecumenical Dialogue Today
7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Fundamental Theology and Theology of Religions
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Special Questions in Liturgical Science
5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Pastoral Dimensions

Ninth Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Psychology and Ethics
4.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Ecclesiology
4.0 ECTS-Credits: UE Homiletics
5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Canon Law: Fundamental Administrations in Ecclesial Life
5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Advanced Exemplary Study II
5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Preparation of the Diploma Thesis

Tenth Semester »

5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Advanced Exemplary Study I
20.0 ECTS-Credits: Diploma Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Diploma Thesis Defence

 

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First Part of Studies:

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Second Part of Studies:

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Qualification Profile and Skills

The Diploma Programme in Catholic Theology offers comprehensive and specialised theological education conveying the most important theological issues, their approaches in the past and present and relevance for contemporary church and society. The main content of the programme is to impart advanced knowledge in selected fields of philosophy, in particular the core subjects of biblical, systematic and practical theology.

A special feature of the study programme is to give students an understanding of a majority of methodological approaches to the reality of God, man, and world. The School of Catholic Theology of the University of Innsbruck traditionally focuses on systematic-theological subjects. In additon to highly specialised knowledge, graduates acquire methodological skills in order to independently integrate and innovatively develop new issues. They possess a critical awareness which enables scientifically responsible dealing with faith and religion in public. The study programme promotes interdisciplinary skills and social communicative comptences of the students and qualifies them to recognize and transfer the unity of faith in its diversity of cultural expansion in new and/or unfamiliar contexts.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are able to elaborate and implement theological issues and to manage relevant sources and literature. They are qualified to evaluate the ecclesiastical and social reality from the view of Christian faith and to reflect faith in the context of social reality. An integration of theological knowledge into their own personalities is to be achieved.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The Diploma Programme in Catholic Theology prepares for the following activities:

  • academic theology;
  • all professions in connection with the ordination of priests;
  • other executive positions in pastoral care;
  • qualified occupations and leadership in the church;
  • social public activities which require special competence in ideology and orientation issues.

By choosing the relevant elective module, students aquire the additional qualification of teaching religion in compulsory schools.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Minor

As part of the Diploma Programme, a Minor of 30 ECTS-Credits can be completed.

More information and a list of possible Minors can be found at:
https://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/angebot/wahlpakete/

Supplementary Programme 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: https://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/angebot/es-informatik/

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
56.4

= 100%

2

GOOD:
Generally good, but with some errors
27.5
3 SATISFACTORY:
Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
11.0
4 SUFFICIENT:
Performance meets the minimum criteria
5.1
5 INSUFFICIENT:
Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     

December 2020


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)

Defensio dates
Winter semester 2021/22:
5 October 2021, 8:30 - 18:00 (deadline for registration: 21 September 2021)
23 November 2021, 8:30 - 18 :00 (deadline for registration: 9 November 2021)
25 January 2022, 08:30 - 18:00 (deadline for registration: 11 January 2022)

Summer semester 2022:
8 March 2022, 08:30 - 18:00 (deadline for registration 22 February 2022)
5 April 2022, 08:30 - 18:00 (deadline for registration 22 April 2022)
21 June 2022, 08:30 - 18:00 (deadline for registration 7 June 2022)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Universitätsstraße 15 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

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

Information for students with disabilities 

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