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



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.

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Institute of Islamic-Theological Studies

Study Programme

The master’s programme consists of modules covering the following topics: Islamic studies: the Qur’an, the Prophet’s thinking and acting; doctrines and everyday religious life in Islam; Islamic ethics, anthropology and spheres of Muslim life; principles of Islamic religious education; European cultural history and Islamic religious education in a European context; philosophy of science and epistemology in religious education; empirical research methods in religious education; subject-specific didactic education; interreligious and intercultural learning; Islamic subject-specific didactics for upper secondary schools and subject-related internship; Islamic religious education (specialisation) and school development; and Muslim community work. In addition, students have to write a master’s thesis and complete the corresponding seminar and pass a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Interreligious dialogue
  • Ethics
  • The Prophet’s actions
  • Qur’an and Sunnah
  • Religious didactics

     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

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    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).