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 
C 011
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2009W)*
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
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 (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 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
56,5

= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
28,0
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
10,7
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
4,8
 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 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 h, 2 ECTS- Credits),
  3. VO Introduction to the Theological Disciplines in their Interrelation (compulsory module 1 lit. e, 1 h, 1 ECTS- Credits),
  4. VO Logic (compulsory module 3 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

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 21 ECTS-Credits may be passed.

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

First Part of Studies:

First Semester »

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Theology and Philosophy (a,c,d,e,f)
  2.0 ECTS-Credits: Biblical Hebrew (a)
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Philosophy I
  3.5 ECTS-Credits: Foundation of Exegesis I (c)
  4.5 ECTS-Credits: Practical Theology I (a,c)
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: Philosophical and Theological Excursion (a,b)

Second Semester »

  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Theology and Philosophy (b,g)
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: Biblical Hebrew (b)
  6.5 ECTS-Credits: Philosophy II (a,b,e)
  1.5 ECTS-Credits: Foundation of Exegesis I (a)
  1.5 ECTS-Credits: Foundation of Exegesis II (a)
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Historical Theology I
  4.5 ECTS-Credits: Philosophical and Theological Excursion (c)

Third Semester »

  6.0 ECTS-Credits: Philosophy II (c,d)
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Foundation of Exegesis I (b,d)
  3.5 ECTS-Credits: Foundation of Exegesis II (c)
  6.0 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology I (a,b)
  7.0 ECTS-Credits: Historical Theology II (a,b)
  1.5 ECTS-Credits: Epistemology and Philosophy of Science (a)

Fourth Semester »

  4.0 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology I (c)
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology II (a)
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: Historical Theology II (c)
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: Practical Theology I (b)
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Practical Theology II
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Biblical Theology
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology and Theory of Knowledge (c,d)
  1.0 ECTS-Credits: Theology and Sacramental Law (b)

Fifth Semester »

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Foundation of Exegesis II (b,d)
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology II (b,c)
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology and Theory of Knowledge (a,b)
  4.0 ECTS-Credits: Theology and Sacramental Law (a,c)
  3.5 ECTS-Credits: Epistemology and Philosophy of Science (b)
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Historical Theology and Missiology

Sixth Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology III
20.0 ECTS-Credits: One of Elective Module 1,2,3
                               Religion - Violence - Communication - World-Order
                               Sinagoge and Churches
                               Christian Understanding of Human Beings and Naturalism

Second Part of Studies:

Seventh Semester »

  3.5 ECTS-Credits: Philosophy and Religious Studies (a,e)
  3.5 ECTS-Credits: Exegesis of the Old Testament (a)
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Exegesis of the New Testament
  2.0 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology I: Special Issues (b)
  6.0 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology II: Special Issues (a,b)
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: Practical Theology I: Special Issues (c)
  2.0 ECTS-Credits: Practical Theology II: Special Issues (b)
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Gender-specific Aspects

Eighth Semester »

1.5 ECTS-Credits: Philosophy and Religious Studies (d)
4.0 ECTS-Credits: Exegesis of the Old Testament (b)
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Judaism
5.5 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology: Special Issues I (a,c)
4.5 ECTS-Credits: Practical Theology: Special Issues I (a,b)
7.0 ECTS-Credits: Religions in History and Present Times (a,b)
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Issues of Pastoral Care and Education (b,c)

Ninth Semester »

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Philosophy and Religious Studies (b,c)
  4.0 ECTS-Credits: Systematic Theology: Special Issues II (c)
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Historical Theology: Special Issues
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: Practical Theology: Special Issues II (a)
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: Religions in History and Present Times (c)

Tenth Semester »

  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Diploma Thesis Defence
25.0 ECTS-Credits: Diploma Thesis
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Current Issues of Pastoral Care and Education (a)

 

Graphic chart »

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

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Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Universitätsstraße 15 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

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

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