Faculty of TheologyProtestant Theology – Degree Programme Component in the Master of Education

A degree in Protestant theology is more than just preparation for the rectory or a teaching degree: Studying theology means discovering people, texts and ideas in the past and the present. Students learn to investigate Christian religions with the help of a unique variety of methods.

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Facts & Formalities

DegreeMaster of Education
Type of programmeConsecutive
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Fees and contributions171.75 € / Semester
Application procedureApplication for Master of Education
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.

Course Content

The Protestant Theology degree programme component of the Master of Education (profile ‘teaching degree Gymnasium’) provides students with comprehensive pedagogical skills in the area of theology and religion as an element of a holistic education, which also includes critical reflection upon and development of the students’ personal characteristics and attitudes toward religion in the context of the their future roles as Religion teachers.

Course Structure

  • Expansion of specialised knowledge in two theological disciplines: Two major seminars of the student’s choosing, whereby during the Bachelor’s and Master’s studies, at least one exegetical major seminar must be attended. 
  • Intertwining of specialised knowledge and methodology with concepts from research-based specialised didactics: Students will attend specialised overview lectures (Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Systematic Theology, or Religious Studies) as well as a preparatory seminar on the particular topic presented in the lecture. 
  • Specialised Didactics Module: Major seminar in Religion Pedagogy, including development of a teaching plan and the practical semester. 
  • Master’s colloquium: Oral examination in two theological disciplines; topics will be agreed upon in advance.