Bachelor's programme in Religious Education- focus on Orthodox Religious Education

The Bachelor's programme with a focus on Orthodox religious education offers you a comprehensive introduction to all subject areas of Orthodox theology, expanded by the educational science components provided, and prepares you for the Master's programme with a focus on Orthodox religious education.

In this form, the university Bachelor's programme in Orthodox Religious Education is unique in the German-speaking region. The denominational parts of the curriculum are offered by Orthodox teachers from the University of Vienna and by Orthodox teachers from the Kirchlich-Pädagogische Hochschule Wien/Krems.

For Orthodox religious education in the teaching profession, the Orthodox Religious Education major must be studied. It does not have to be combined with any other teaching subject.

You will acquire basic knowledge in the most important theological subjects (Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology, Historical Theology and Practical Theology) with a special focus on Orthodox religious education and with an ecumenical orientation.

In the degree programme, you will develop competences to reflect philosophically-theologically on Christian (especially Orthodox) and other religious traditions and identity courses, to apply subject-specific methods and the ability to plan, design and accompany educational processes in the field of religion.


Type of study: Bachelor´s degree

Duration: 6 semesters

Scope: 180 ECTS

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Code: UA 033 195

Language: German

Prerequisite: High School graduation diploma or university entrance examination

Overview of the curriculum (in German)

Long version of the curriculum (in German)

 Professional fields

  • Teaching Orthodox Religious Education (Orthodox religious education teacher)
  • Various professional fields in the area of adult education and community education

 Further studies

This Bachelor's Programme is followed by the Master's Programme in Religious Education Studies – Focus on Orthodox Religious Education Studies.

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