Universität Innsbruck


The students of the Master’s Degree Programme in Catholic Religious Education deepen their knowledge in theology and teaching religious education. The focus of this programme is on teaching religious education and adult education, counseling and pastoral care. In this programme education, pastoral care, pedagogy and leadership are seen from a theological perspective while also being considered from various other points of views. Students gain further communication and interdisciplinary competencies.

Students acquire fundamental knowledge of education as well as Catholic theology pedagogy and undertake practicum sessions in schools.  

Please note: the language of instruction for this programme is German.


Master of Arts (MA)

4 semesters/120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent, language certificates

Information on the curriculum

The right degree for me?



  • study theological topics in religious education
  • study topics relevant to society
  • learn about religion and philosophy of life in schools, colleges and other educational institutions
  • evaluate church-related and social reality from the perspective of Christian faith
  • internalise subject specific knowledge and doctrine
Post graduation

Post graduation

My career

My career

My career opportunities

  • become a religious education teacher in all types of educational institutions
  • management positions in education, counseling and pastoral care
  • work in the field of psychosocial care
  • work in the academic field

Career Service


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