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Catholic Theology Diploma programme

Course outline, qualifications and competences

The diploma programme Catholic Theology intends to scientifically prepare theologians for their professions, qualifying them for activities in the ecclesiastical field or other professions requiring theological training. This programme deals with basic biblical documents of Judeo-Christian revelation and with traditional life, faith and the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. This course conveys knowledge of the principles and the development of Christian faith and ecclesiastical life as well as the spiritual, cultural and social conditions of faith and the Church. This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive overview of theological, philosophical, humanistic and cultural-scientific topics, while in particular considering ecclesiastical, religious and current issues. Students will also have the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of some of these subject areas. Due to the interdisciplinary character of these studies, students also acquire the ability to understand complex connections. Having acquired knowledge and skills in scientific methodology, biblical languages and the reception of literature and sources, and having developed sensitivity in working on various questions, students will be able to write scientific papers in a methodically correct way. Moreover, they will acquire key qualifications and soft skills for their professional life: excellent written and oral expression, argumentational skills, active and passive critical ability, ability to reflect, social and political sensitivity and the capability to participate in theological and interdisciplinary academic discourse.

Expected results

Graduates of the diploma programme Catholic Theology will have acquired comprehensive knowledge of theological theories and methods, biblical origin, the principles and development of Christian faith and ecclesiastical life. They will be able to connect theological content with its spiritual, cultural and social context. Moreover, they will be able to approach today’s ecclesiastical and social questions and issues from a theologically sound position as well as to define troubleshooting strategies.

Contact

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Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 1066

Web:studieren.uni-graz.at

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Tue and Thu: 01.00 p.m. - 03.00 p.m.

University degree
Magister/Magistra of Theology „Mag. theol.“
Duration
10 semesters / 300 ECTS-CP
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
German
Index number
UB 011
Faculty
Faculty of Catholic Theology
type of study programme
Full-time
Qualification level
Diploma
Requirements
General university entrance qualification
Supplementary examination (after admission)
Greek, Latin

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