Islamic Religious Education (Master)

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Based on the curriculum of the private teacher education programme Islamische Religion an Pflichtschulen (Islamic religious education at compulsory schools), students of the master’s programme in Islamic Religious Education familiarise themselves with the following subject areas:

  • intensive exegetical discussion of specific texts of the Qur’an and Sunnah that serve the objectives of the degree programme;
  • theories and models in education and Islamic religious education;
  • academic research, including gender-specific issues;
  • history and development of traditions and positions in Islamic studies, in particular those that affect the life of Muslims as citizens in a democratic society.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 874

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 5.8.2021

*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

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

    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.

    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 ...

    • 79% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
    • graduates earn approx. € 2,778 gross/month.
    • 25% of graduates work in the education sector.

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