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Catholic Theology

... looks into questions such as ...

  • What are the principles the Christian faith is built upon?
  • How were biblical texts created and what role do they play in the context of church, society and theology?
  • Which are the crucial dates pertaining to events of church and dogma history?
  • How is Revelation to be regarded in the light of reason?
  • Which are the requirements, chances and limits of religious learning in the family, school and community?

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Catholic Theology, Magister Theologiae


Degree: Magister Theologiae
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 10 semesters
Classroom language: German

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

as a so-called full-time degree programme, it provides multi-faceted and comprehensive theological education.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Biblical Theology
  • Historical Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Philosophical and theological boundaries
  • Applied Theology
  • Interdisciplinary and interreligious issues

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
basic religiousl knowledge
... enjoy:
diversity, complexity and the interdisciplinary character of Catholic Theology

Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in pastoral care and parish work
  • in research and academia at universities
  • in adult education
  • in the media industry
  • in the publishing industry

And else?

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done during the degree course.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Julian Backes
Building, Room: GA 6/149
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22413
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Katholische Theologie
Building, Room: GA 6/40
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22255
Website Fachschaft

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