Protestant Theology (Master)

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The master’s programme in Protestant Theology at the University of Vienna 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

Curriculum

Attention

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 (examples):

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

 

 

 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 of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

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