BA in Catholic theology (Fulda)

The Fulda Faculty of Theology offers a BA degree in Catholic Theology (six semesters, 180 ECTS) to all


  • who are interested in Christianity, in theology or in deepening their faith;
  • who wish to engage with the intellectual history of the West, which has been shaped strongly by Christianity, in the fields of culture and the media und who seek a well-founded dialogue between different religions and world views in the context of religious pluralism;
  • who wish to contribute theological expertise to their work in the Church and charitable services as well as education;
  • religious studies teachers who wish to enhance their knowledge of theology.

The BA course consists of an introductory year, followed by a second and third year, during which students are expected to enhance and build on what they have learnt. The first year consists of an introduction to the different disciplines within theology. In the second and third year, central themes within the subject are treated in an interdisciplinary manner. An introduction to philosophy also forms part of the degree course. Furthermore, students gain practical experience by undertaking work placements, and they develop their academic skills by writing a BA dissertation. In accordance with the Hessian law on higher education („Hessisches Hochschulgesetz“), §54, those who do not have a higher-education entrance qualification can also enrol for the BA degree. In such cases, students are required to take an examination at the end of the introductory year which qualifies them to continue on to the second and third year of the course.

Upon successful completion of the BA in Catholic Theology, students may study for a further two years in order to obtain a master’s degree in theology. This degree will provide them with the requisite qualification for, amongst other things, pastoral work within the Church or for embarking upon a PhD in theology. It is also possible to study for a master’s degree in a different subject after gaining a BA in Catholic Theology.

Students who have no knowledge of Latin are required to learn the language during their first year. Registration will be possible for the first time in the winter semester of 2015/16. The degree course is offered jointly with the Catholic Theological Seminary of the Philipps University of Marburg.

Enquiries and requests for further information should be directed to Prof. Dr. Dr. Jörg Disse and Prof. Dr. Richard Hartmann (student advisory service).

Flyer regarding the new degree course.