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Catholic Theology at the University of Kassel

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We appreciate your interest and hope to be able to offer you an initial orientation and an insight into our institute.
At the University of Kassel, you can study to become a teacher of Catholic Religion at elementary school (L1), secondary schools (L2), grammar schools (L3) and vocational schools (L4).
From the winter semester 2024/25, it will also be possible to study Catholic Religion as an elective subject on the Teacher Training for Special Needs Education course with a focus on inclusion (L5).
It will also be possible to study Catholic Theology as a minor subject as part of a combined Bachelor's degree.

The study of Catholic theology has a four-column structure: Biblical Studies, Systematic Studies, Religious Education and Church History disciplines.

Lectures, seminars, weekend block seminars and project work are offered as forms of instruction. Cooperations with the Protestant Institute and other disciplines of the university are varied. In addition, L3 students can acquire basic language skills in Greek, Latin and Hebrew.

Due to the rather small group sizes, the working atmosphere in events of the institute is dialogical and competence-oriented and leaves room for students' suggestions and concerns.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the student advisory service, the student representatives, the secretariat and the staff of the institute.

Have we aroused your interest? Then we look forward to welcoming you to our events soon.


The following knowledge is required for the high school teaching certificate (L3) in the Cath Theology program:

- Knowledge of Greek
(The Institute offers a language course every 2 years of 4 SWS spread over one or two semesters).
- Knowledge of Latin
(The small Latinum is accepted, otherwise a Latin course of the department is offered).

In addition, L3 and L4 students acquire knowledge of Hebrew during their studies as part of module M5.

Language skills acquired elsewhere can be recognized after individual assessment.