Religious Education (Bachelor)

Path between wall and trees towards the sun.

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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



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

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.

*You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the bachelor's programme in Catholic Theology graduation survey (in German).

Graduates ...

  • find employment within 1 month after graduation on average.
  • earn an average of € 2,609 (women) and € 2,872 (men) gross per month within three years after graduation.
  • work full time at a percentage of 43% (women) and 53(men) within three years after graduation.

*You can find further information on career entry and career paths in the tracking of graduates "Education".