Master of Education
Protestant Theology

Protestant Theology

In the subject of Protestant Religious Education in the Master of Education degree program students acquire research-based knowledge of Christianity as a possibility for humanity to find meaning in life, as a guide to leading one’s life and finding values and as an influential factor in western culture and society. The subject-specific topics covered in this program include systematic theology with questions from dogmatic theology and ethics as well as biblical criticism with questions raised by Old and New Testament exegetics. Ecumenical topics and different options of addressing religious plurality are also important areas covered in this degree program.

While students in the bachelor's degree program focus on gaining subject-specific knowledge, the Master of Education degree program puts a stronger emphasis on educational sciences and subject didactics. Students acquire academic and profession-related knowledge about the nature and goal of education and instruction from the Protestant perspective and about the general conditions, goals, methods and subjects of Protestant religious education. As an important part of this, students theologically and didactically explore central topics of religious education.

In teaching degree programs for grammar and comprehensive schools, students choose two school subjects. Thus, in addition to Protestant Religious Education, students are enrolled for a second subject as well as educational sciences. The practical semester is a centerpiece of the degree program.


Possible lines of work:

Teaching at schools

For other possible lines of work, please refer to the Protestant Theology (MA) degree program.

Open admission
Master of Education
Grammar/Comprehensive School
4 Semester
Winter semester
Summer semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline

German language proficiency (DSH level 3, CEFR level C2, as per DSH exam. regulations)

Other language skills: Two foreign languages (modern languages on CEFR level A2 or qualification in Latin/Greek)

Proficiency certificates required in Greek and Latin OR Greek and Hebrew

Specific modules: 67 ECTS credits each in subject knowledge/subject didactics modules of the chosen school subjects (with 3 ECTS credits each in subject didactics) | 24 ECTS credits in educational sciences (with 3 ECTS credits on the topic of inclusion; aptitude and orientation internship as well as vocational internship) | Bachelor's thesis 7 ECTS credits

9 weeks internship, incl. 25 days at a school

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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