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Master's Programme Catholic Religious Education 

Faculty School of Catholic Theology
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0114 Teacher Training with Subject Sepcialisation
Mode of Study Full-Time
Study Code
UC 066 793
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2021W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent Language Certificates
Application


* 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)

Requirements

Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:


Criteria for the determination of equalence:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme will be assessed:

  • in process

In the event that equivalence has been established in principle but with certain qualifications missing for full equivalence, supplemental examinations may be required. These examinations must be completed during the master degree programme.

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 4 semesters or 120 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: CM Anthropology and Ethics
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Bible Theology and Biblical Exegesis
7.5 ECTS-Credits: CM Liturgical Science and Homiletics
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Applied Moral Theology
5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Fundamental Theology and Religions of the World
4.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Non-School Education
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills

Second Semester »

2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Theology of the Old Testament
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Theology of the New Testament
5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Patrology and Church History
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Special Topics in Dogmatic Theology
3.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Peace, Justice and the Preservation of Creation
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Ecumenical Dialogue Today
2.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Interreligious Research-Based Religious Education
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Subject-Didactics Secondary Level I
3.0 ECTS-Credits: PR Practical Training Secondary Level I
3.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Interreligious Cooperative Religious Didactics

Third Semester »

2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Individual Questions in Dogmatic Theology
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Interreligious Research-Based Religious Education
3.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Subject-Didactics Secondary Level II
3.5 ECTS-Credits: PR Practical Training Secondary Level II
3.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Advanced Religious Didactics
1.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Places of Pastoral Care
5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Exemplary Advanced Study
5.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Preparation of the Master’s Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills

Fourth Semester »

3.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Profession-Specific Competence Development and Crisis Management
22.5 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis Defense
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills

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Studienverlauf MA Katholische Religionspädagogik_EN

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Master’s Programme in Catholic Religious Education offers an advanced theological and religious training with special focus on religious education and adult education, counselling and pastoral care. The study programme is marked by a theological and multi-perspective understanding of education and didactics and promotes the graduates’ communicative, interdisciplinary and interreligious competences. The general principles of educational science, subject-didactics and the pedagogical studies in connection with the school practice, complement the subject-scientific education.

Expected Learning Outcomes

The graduates can perceive theological and religious pedagogical problems and deal with them in a subject-specific competent manner. They have the ability to discourse on socially relevant questions of religion and worldview, including aspects of diversity and gender. They can professionally communicate points of view based on theological and religious pedagogy in the sectors of school, education and pastoral care and design and lead (inter) religious educational and dialogue processes in a pluralism-sensitive manner.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The Master’s Programme in Catholic Religious Education prepares students for professions in educational institutions, in church and social institutions, but also in the public, which require full academic and theological training with a focus on (religious) educational or pastoral competence. The degree is linked to very good career prospects and a wide range of career opportunities.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Supplementary Programme Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 45 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-entrepreneurship/

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


= 100%

2

GOOD:
Generally good, but with some errors

3 SATISFACTORY:
Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors

4 SUFFICIENT:
Performance meets the minimum criteria

5 INSUFFICIENT:
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). 

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

Associate Dean of Studies
Mag. Dr. Maria Anna Juen

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

Information for students with disabilities


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