CATHOLIC RELIGION EDUCATION M.Rel.Ed.Univ.

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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Religious Education – University (M.Rel.Ed.Univ.)
Faculty Faculty of Catholic Theology
Department Theology
ModeFull time
Study ID793
Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the M.Rel.Ed.Univ. degree teacher
training programme in Catholic Religion Education,
students must hold a bachelor’s degree in a related
field from an accredited inland or international institution
of higher education.

Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

In the Master’s degree teacher training programme for the subject of Catholic Religious Education, students hone the academic skills required for the reflexion of faith and religion. Doing so, the will also consider the world religions and general religious questions. Graduates will be able to perform tasks in leading positions in relevant professional fields competently, independently and comprehensively.


Which career opportunities do I have?

Teacher of Religious Education at schools (HS, NMS, Gymnasium, BMS, BHS); occupations in ecclesiastical fields such as, e.g., pastoral assistant, hospital chaplaincy, youth work, NGOs, etc.


Why Salzburg?

In the centre of one of the most beautiful cities of Europe, the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Salzburg offers you an academic locus which meets the global challenges of modern life. With the Fakultätsschwerpunkt “Theologie interkulturell und Studium der Religionen” (Intercultural Theology and Religious Studies) we focus on different cultural religious contexts and examine the meaning of faith for the modern post-secular society. Our students’ contentment lies close to our faculty’s heart. Small courses, constant support and a personal atmosphere contribute to our students’ well-being.


How is the course structured?

Catholic Religion Education M.Rel.Ed.Univ.
Advanced modules in philosophical and theological subjects 66 ECTS
Subject didactics, education sciences and practical experience in a school18 ECTS
Specialisation in the field of Master’s thesis  7 ECTS
Master’s thesis and examination29 ECTS
Total120 ECTS

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