Protestant Theology (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Protestant Theology aims at imparting introductory and basic knowledge of the following subjects: Old Testament, New Testament, church history, systematic theology, practical theology, ecclesiastical law, religious education and study of religions. Students familiarise themselves with methods from exegesis, philology, historical studies, philosophy, system analysis, social and human science and study of religions.

Bachelor of Theology

Degree Programme Code: 033 190

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 25 ECTS of elective modules)

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 05.01.2022

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in Protestant Theology consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), compulsory modules addressing the different subdisciplines, an excursion as well as compulsory modules. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write two bachelor’s theses.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Ancient languages
  • Exegesis
  • History of Christianity
  • Ethics
  • Chaplaincy

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Most graduates of the bachelor’s programme in Protestant Theology continue their studies in the master’s programme in Protestant Theology or the master’s programme in Study of Religions.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.1 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 4.3 (high)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 15 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Protestant Theology graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 60% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,424 gross/month.
  • 8% of graduates work in the retail trade sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "Arts and Humanities".