Religious Education (Catholic)

A study programme that combines theology and pedagogics

The study programme “Religious Education” contains the foundations of Philosophy, Theology, Philology and Religious Studies. It is mostly, but not solely, designed for the vocational preparation in the field of ecclesiastical education: adult education, work with children and teenagers, public relations and media. It is the ideal study programme for lay theologians who want to work pastoral as well as in the educational field.

Structure and doctorate

The basic study is the BA Religious Education (Catholic) followed by the MA Religious Education (Catholic). With the master’s degree you can enrol in the PhD Advanced Theological Studies. As all parts of the theological education of the study programme “Religious Education” (version 2015) are as well part of the Diploma Degree Catholic Theology, it is advisable to combine these studies. Following the Diploma Degree Catholic Theology, you can proceed with the Doctoral Degree Catholic Theology.

A study programme within a union of curricula

The collective curriculum Religious Education consists of several main subjects:

BA Religious Education (Catholic)

BA Religious Education (Protestant)

BA Religious Education (Religious Studies)

MA Religious Education (Catholic)

MA Religious Education (Protestant)

MA Religious Education (Orthodox)

Please make sure to register for your desired study programme. For ecclesiastical professions within the Catholic Church you have to choose the main subject “Religious Education (Catholic)” as described here.

Previous versions of this study programme

You can only enrol in the current version (2015) of the curricula. The previous versions of the Bachelor’s Degree Programme Religious Education (Catholic) will terminate by the 30th of November 2016 (version 2011) and by the 30th of November 2018 (version 2013). The previous version of the Master’s Degree Programme Religious Education (Catholic) (version 2008) terminates by the 30th of November 2017.