Master of Education Catholic Religious Education

Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey bridging faith and education with our Master of Education program in Catholic Religious Education. Rooted in academic rigor and scholarly inquiry, this program delves into the rich traditions and teachings of the Christian faith, exploring timeless questions about the nature of God and humanity. Through a blend of theoretical exploration and practical application, students deepen their understanding of biblical, historical, systematic, and practical theology, preparing to inspire the next generation with the wisdom and values of the Catholic faith.


Elevate your teaching practice with our Master of Education in Catholic Religious Education program, where faith and pedagogy converge to shape compassionate and insightful educators. Building upon a strong foundation in theological knowledge, our program places a strong emphasis on educational sciences and subject didactics. Through the lens of Elementarisierung, students learn to distill complex theological concepts into accessible lessons, fostering meaningful engagement and understanding among students. With a focus on inclusion and diversity, graduates are equipped to navigate the complexities of religious instruction with sensitivity and empathy.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 3, CEFR level C2, as per DSH exam regulations)
  • Proficiency in two foreign languages (modern languages on CEFR level A2 or qualification in Latin/Greek)
  • Proficiency certificate in Latin required, basic knowledge of Greek and Hebrew
  • Specific modules: 67 ECTS credits each for subject knowledge/subject didactics modules
  • 24 ECTS credits for educational sciences
  • Bachelor’s thesis (7 ECTS credits)
  • 9 weeks internship, including 25 days at a school
  • Biblical Studies
  • Historical Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Practical Theology
  • Educational Sciences
  • Inclusive Teaching Practices

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Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates emerge as passionate advocates for Catholic education, equipped to make a profound impact in schools, parishes, and communities. Whether guiding students in the classroom, shaping curriculum development, or providing leadership in religious education initiatives, alumni of our program play a vital role in nurturing the spiritual growth and development of future generations. With a deep understanding of theology and pedagogy, they are prepared to meet the diverse needs of students and inspire a lifelong journey of faith and learning.

Visa Requirements:

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