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Theological studies

Catholic theology is taught at nearly all public Austrian universities. The Faculties of Catholic Theology at the universities of: Graz Innsbruck Salzburg Vienna
offer a 10 semester diploma (...)

Catholic theology is taught at nearly all public Austrian universities. The Faculties of Catholic Theology at the universities of:

- Graz
- Innsbruck
- Salzburg
- Vienna

offer a 10 semester diploma programme to be finished with the degree of a mag. theol. In addition, the universities mentioned above offer studies in catholic religious education as a diploma programme (Graz, Salzburg, Vienna), a secondary school teacher accreditation (Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck, Salzburg) or a Bachelor programme (Graz, Innsbruck).
All universities offer a doctorate programme in Catholic theology as well.

Furthermore there is a private Catholic-Theological University in Linz which offers studies in catholic theology as well as catholic religious education, both primary and secondary school teacher accreditation.

As for protestant theology, there is one Faculty of Protestant Theology, seated at the University of Vienna, offering bachelor, master and doctoral studies as well as a teaching degree for secondary schools.

A teaching degree of Islam is offered by the Section of Islamic Religious Pedagogy within the Department of Educational Sciences at the University of Vienna.

D 26 July 2012    ANora Dim AWolfgang Wieshaider

Law of religion

Law of Religion is taught as an obligatory subject with optional extensions at theological faculties and as an optional subject at law faculties – sometimes offered within an elective field of (...)

Law of Religion is taught as an obligatory subject with optional extensions at theological faculties and as an optional subject at law faculties – sometimes offered within an elective field of studies. While some universities established specialised institutes or sections – such as in:

- Linz
- Salzburg
- Vienne

Other universities integrate this discipline into the public law institutes.

D 26 July 2012    ANora Dim AWolfgang Wieshaider

Outside the realm of universities

In St. Pölten another non-university institution of higher education offers a wide range of theological, but also philosophical and ethical studies, similar to the one offered at the Papal Academy (...)

In St. Pölten another non-university institution of higher education offers a wide range of theological, but also philosophical and ethical studies, similar to the one offered at the Papal Academy in Heiligenkreuz. In 2009 another institution opened its doors, which is not accredited as private university but is subordinate to the Roman Congregation of Catholic Education. The International Theological Institute mainly addresses lay theologians and theological students from Eastern Europe.

D 26 July 2012    ANora Dim AWolfgang Wieshaider

Research

The universities also build the most important network concerning research in Austria, which takes place at the aforementioned institutions.

The universities also build the most important network concerning research in Austria, which takes place at the aforementioned institutions.

D 26 July 2012    ANora Dim AWolfgang Wieshaider

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