Protestant Theology (Master)

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The master’s programme in Protestant Theology aims at imparting advanced knowledge and understanding of the following subjects: Old Testament, New Testament, church history, systematic theology, practical theology and religious education. In addition, it aims at equipping students with the necessary competences to assess complex theological correlations, form socially and ethically correct opinions on the basis of the knowledge acquired and act accordingly. Students familiarise themselves with exegetical, philological, historical, philosophical, systematic, social scientific, humanistic and theological methods. Students should acquire the competence to form judgements, mediate and act independently.

Master of Theology

Degree Programme Code: 066 790

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

The master’s programme consists of compulsory modules on the following subject areas: Old Testament research, theology and history of religion in early Christianity, church history, dogmatics, systematic theology, selected fields of practical theology, the process of reflection and production in homiletics, school internship for Protestant religious education and interdisciplinary research.

In addition, students have to select four elective modules.

To successfully complete the master’s programme, students have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • History of religion in early Christianity
  • Patristics
  • Christology
  • Homiletics
  • Psychology of religion

... 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 can pursue a career in the following areas:

  • Protestant church (e.g. parish office)
  • school
  • adult education
  • professions in the social sector
  • media and publishing
  • art and culture
  • interreligious dialogue
  • research.

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: 1.2 (excellent)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 4.0 (high)

→ These results are based on feedback from 5 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the master’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 ...

  • 73% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,592 gross/month.
  • 8% 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 "Arts and Humanities".