Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Education (MEd)
Faculty Faculty of Catholic Theology
Department Theology
Mode Full time
Study ID 518
Admission Requirements Students must hold a Bachelor’s degree in the teacher training programme in Catholic Religion or a related field from the universities that are part of the “Cluster Mitte”, or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field or from another accredited inland or international institution of higher education.
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

The MEd degree teacher training programme deepens exemplary fundamental theological questions. Moreover, the focus lies on the students’ pedagogical education.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Graduates are qualified to teach the subject of Catholic Religion at all kinds of school types

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.

Wie ist das Studium aufgebaut?

Students can choose two subjects of study (18 ECTS each) for the MEd degree teacher training programme, or one subject of study and a specialization (18 ECTS each). The specialization ‘School and Religion’ can only be combined with the subject of study of Catholic Religion. Moreover, the MEd programme comprises optional subjects (4 ECTS), general basics of Educational Sciences (20 ECTS), pedagogical-practical studies in form of a master’s placement (30 ECTS), Master’s thesis and accompanying seminars (24 ECTS) and the Master’s examination (6 ECTS).


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Zerfaß

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Zerfaß
Head of the curriculum committee Theology

Universitätsplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044-2776
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