Master's Programme in Advanced Theological Studies


The Master's Programme in Advanced Theological Studies offers the opportunity to specialize in philosophical, theological, or religious studies issues; in this way, it is open to interdisciplinarity.

Students acquire the skills to reflect on current issues of relevance to society as a whole in various academic disciplines by getting to know current outlines of philosophical-theological research.

A total of 5 modules will help develop the basics of philosophical-theological thinking and of scientific studies of religion. At the same time, students will be supervised and given individual attention for their master thesis. The faculty also offers modeled specialization courses for specific focuses.

Students can have access to the Master's Programme in Advanced Theological Studies with or without a previous theological degree; if a student does not have a theological degree they can commence the Master's Programme in Advanced Theological Studies on the basis of certain conditions.





Type of study: Master´s degree

Duration: 4 semesters

Scope: 120 ECTS

Degree: Master of Arts (MA)

Code: UA 066 795

Language: German

Prerequisite: Completion of bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree of an approved domestic or foreign university or a college in a theological or a relevant humanities area of study. To compensate for significant differences in terms of content, skills or learning outcomes of the degree programme, supplementary examinations can be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the 2nd semester of the degree programme.


Overview of the curriculum (in German)

Long version of the curriculum (in German)

 Professional fields

The Master's programme enables for a field of activity in religious journalism and adult education, in ecclesiastical institutions, in hospital pastoral care, in institutions of development aid and cooperation as well as in international or national NGO organizations.

 Further Studies

Upon completion of the Master's Programme in Advanced Theological Studies, students will have access to the PhD Programme in Theological Studies.