Master's Programme Philosophy of Religion

Faculty School of Catholic Theology
Duration / ECTS-Credits semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree Master der Philosophie (M.phil.)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0223 Philosophy and Ethics
Mode of Study Full-Time
Study Code 
UC 066 794
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2022W) *
Language of Instruction English
Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

* Information on the Curriculum (2022W)

The complete version of the curriculum (in progress) 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:
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

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


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 progress

Supplementary examinations prescribed to compensate for substantial subject-related differences must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's 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 »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Foundations of Philosophy of Religion
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Faith and Reason
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module according § 8 Para 2

Second Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Critical Analysis of Worldviews
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Contemporary Philosophy of Religion
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Religion, Culture and Society

Third Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: The Philosophy of Religious Traditions
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module according § 8 Para 2
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Preparation of the Master's Thesis
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis

Fourth Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module according to § 8 Para 2
17.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defence

Graphic Chart »

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Elective Modules § 8 Para2 »

EM 1: Philosophy of the Good Life
EM 2: Religion and Ethics
EM 3: Interdisciplinary Aspects of Philosophy of Religion
EM 4: Individual Choice of Specialisation
EM 5: Interdisciplinary Skills 

Qualification Profile and Skills

in progress

Expected Learning Outcomes

in progress

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

in progress

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck


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

More information and a list of possible Minors can be found at:

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
 Outstanding performance

= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors

 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors

 Performance meets the minimum criteria

 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) 

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Universitätsstraße 15 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Dr. Winfried Löffler

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

Information for students with disabilities

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