Religious Education (Master)

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The master’s programme in Religious Education at the University of Vienna provides students with the opportunity to focus on one of the following three emphases: Catholic Religious Education, Protestant Religious Education and Orthodox Religious Education. Based on a previous bachelor’s programme in the area of religious education, it aims at preparing students for a career as teachers of religious education, primarily in the education sector.

Master of Education

Degree Programme Code: 066 796

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: Germanone classical language (e.g. New Testament Greek, Biblical Hebrew)

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

The master’s programme consists of the following modules: modules on biblical studies, systematic emphasis on and practice of religious education, depending on the chosen emphasis biblical and historical subjects; philosophical and systematic subjects; as well as advanced modules on religious education, subject-specific didactics, practical theology, ecumenical theology and religious education in practice.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • Education
  • Subject-specific didactics
  • Practice in Schools

... 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 work as religious education teachers at upper secondary schools, as experts on religious education for church and non-church institutions, in adult education, public relations, media, etc. The master’s programme in Religious Education aims at complementing the academic education in the area of theology by providing a general, didactic and practical education, preparing students for work as teachers of religious education.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.1 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.9 (high)

→ These results are based 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 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".