Geldschein und Kreuz - Wirtschaft und Kirche
Master program

Degree profile

Begin of study
winter- and summer semester
Duration
4 semester
Academic degree
Master of Arts (M. A.)
Structure
full time
Faculty
Faculty of Catholic Theology, Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
no restricted admission
Teaching language
German
ECTS
120

Course Details

The interdisciplinary Master's program in Theology and Economics is aimed at students who want to become active in Christian churches, charitable institutions or in social business enterprises. This includes, for example, administrative and management tasks in churches, Christian service companies, non-profit organisations and social business.

The Master's program builds on the Bachelor's programm in theology and economics and provides specialist skills and key qualifications.

Future decision-makers are to be enabled to analyse key areas of Christian theology and its ecclesiastical and social forms of organisation in a reflective manner and to develop strategies for action and concepts for companies against the background of Germany's market economy and social order, including its global interconnections.

This Master's program offers a theological qualification for the ecclesiastical and charitable labour market and the entire social business that goes beyond purely confessional theological education.

Theology + X = your studies at the University of Erfurt! (in German)

[Translate to English:] Studieren an der Katholisch-Theologischen Fakultät

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Career Opportunities

With the Master's program in Theology and Economics you acquire a degree that qualifies you to perform administrative and management tasks, but also to advise the following organisations:

  • in social business
  • for non-profit organisations (NGOs)
  • in Christian churches
  • in Christian service companies such as Caritas or Diakonie
  • with charities
  • with non-profit organizations
  • with governmental and other non-profit institutions
Außenansicht Erfurter Dom, Domstraße 10, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, Universität Erfurt
Erfurter Dom
Blick in die Kunigundenhalle, Domstraße 10, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, Universität Erfurt
Kunigundenhalle
[Translate to English:] Blick in die Kiliani-Kapelle, Domstraße 10, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät der Universität Erfurt
Kiliani-Kapelle

Theology and Economy in Detail

Structure of the study program

In the two fields of study, theology and economics, modules of 36 credit points each must be completed, 18 more can be taken individually in an elective area to deepen one or both areas. In addition, there is the Master's thesis in a theological discipline.

Theology

Mandatory modules:

  • Biblical Exegesis and Theology (Old and New Testament)
  • Christian social ethics
  • Theology from a historical and liturgical perspective
  • Practical Theology (Canon Law and Pastoral Theology)
  • systematic theology (fundamental theology, philosophy, moral theology, dogmatics)

Elective modules:

  • Biblical Theology
  • Historical theology
  • Practical Theology
  • Systematic theology
  • Christian social ethics
  • Dogmatics
  • Fundamental Theology
  • Canon Law
  • Moral Theology
  • Philosophy

Economics

Mandatory modules:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Public Finance
  • Organization
  • Economic Policy

Elective modules:

  • Applied Economic Research
  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Economy
  • Financial Sociology
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Strategic management
  • Business Ethics
  • Economic Policy
  • Economic History

Study abroad

Study abroad

A semester abroad in an English-speaking country is strongly recommended. The International Office will be happy to assist you in organizing your stay abroad.

Study abroad

Admissions qualification

The prerequisite for admission to the MA in Theology and Economics is a BA degree with theological and economic major or minor studies, or comparable studies.

BA degree in the subjects of study (in the scope of a minor subject = 60 LP):

  • Christian theology and
  • Economics (VWL/BWL/Management)

In case of missing requirements

If the requirements are not met, the MA Examination Board decides on exceptions and, if necessary, on BA modules to be made up for. These can then be covered within the elective area.

Within the framework of the certification programme it is possible to make up for missing minor subject knowledge amounting to 42 credit points (LP) within two semesters. The remaining 18 LP can be acquired in the elective area of the MA Theology and Economics. If a BA qualification in theology or economics is missing, this enables students to study at a manageable additional cost.

Language requirements

Language Center

The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.
www.uni-erfurt.de/sprachenzentrum

International applicants

Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH)
Language requirements for access / DSH

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