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?

Degree programmes


Catholic Theology, Master 2 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it allows a subject-focused specialisation in the chosen branches of Catholic Theology.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Theology of Creation
  • Anthropology
  • Interdenominational and interreligious dialogue
  • Religious organisations
  • Christianity and Culture
  • Ritual in human society

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
basic theological knowledge (subjects and methods of various theological disciplines)
... enjoy:
developing, presenting and conducting critical discourse of the research results in all theological disciplines

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Catholic Theology
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in research and academia at universities
  • in adult education
  • in church organisations
  • in cultural institutions (e.g museums)
  • in the media industry (e.g. radio, television, publishing)

And else?

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done in the 1st-2nd semester.
Duration: 4-5 weeks

Studying abroad ...

is recommended.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Marcus Sommer-Krick
Building, Room: GA 7/34
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22454
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

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