Islamic Religious Education (Master)

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The teacher education programme offered as part of the Master's program in Islamic Religious Education at the University of Vienna is aimed at acquiring the specialist and didactic skills that enable graduates to teach Islamic religious education at various types of schools. In addition, the prospective teachers should be able to reflect on Islamic theology both from their own tradition and in the context of current social conditions in Europe. The research focuses on the conditions and possibilities of anchoring and reflected perception of Muslim life and the religion of Islam in a pluralistic society.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 874

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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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

Islamic professional sciences:

  • M1: Quran, thinking and practice of the Prophet
  • M2: Faith and everyday life in Islam
  • M3: Islamic ethics, anthropology and Muslim life

Principles of Islamic education:

  • M7: European cultural history and Islamic education in the European context
  • M8: Theory of science and epistemology in religious education
  • M9: Empirical research methods in religious education

Educational-didactic-scientific training:

  • M6: Interreligious and intercultural learning
  • M5: Islamic teaching methodology and practical training
  • M4: Islamic religious education (advanced course) and school development
  • M10: Muslim community work;

master’s thesis and master's seminar;

master’s examination (public defence)

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Religious didactics and interreligious dialogue
  • Ethics and Muslim worlds
  • Koran Studies
  • Action of the Prophet
  • Community work and pastoral care

...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

    Graduates are qualified to pursue a career in the following areas:

    • as German-speaking Islamic Religious Education teachers at state higher secondary schools in Austria
    • to present and explain Islamic contents in a competent and contemporary manner in the respective social context and from the perspective of gender equality
    • to engage in intercultural and interreligious dialogue with religions and world views based on the ability to exercise self-criticism, tolerance as well as willingness and ability to cooperate
    • to carry out activities in the areas of community or chaplaincy and social work.

    Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

    Graduates ...

    • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.9 (satisfactory)
    • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.4 (appropriate)

    → These results are basd on feedback from 8 graduates.

    *You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the master’s programme in Islamic Religious Education (in German).

    Graduates ...

    • find employment within 1 month after graduation on average.
    • earn an average of € 3,047 (women) and € 3,147 (men) gross per month within one year after graduation.
    • work full time at a percentage of 70% (women) and 86% (men) within one year after graduation.

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