Religious Education (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Religious Education offers five emphases in Catholic Religious Education, Catholic Theological Education, Protestant Religious Education, Religious Studies and Orthodox Religious Education. It prepares students for future employment as teachers of religious education in the education sector (church and non-church institutions, adult education, child and youth work, public relations and media) by providing a philosophical, theological, religious and philological pre-professional education. In combination with teaching practice, the General Educational Fundamentals and Studies on Teaching complement the subject-specific academic training.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 195

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 28.12.2022

*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 Religious Education consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), the compulsory module Introduction to the History of Religions, as well as one of the following groups of alternative compulsory modules: Catholic Religious Education, Catholic Theological Education, Protestant Religious Education, Religious Studies, Orthodox Religious Education. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • Study of religions
  • Education
  • Subject-specific didactics

... 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 Religious Education continue their studies in the master’s programme in Religious Education 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: 1.7 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.4 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 12 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 Catholic 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 ...

  • 74% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,625 gross/month.
  • 29% of graduates work in the social work activities sector.

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