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KSH Munich

Munich campus

Preysingstr. 95

81667 München

Telefon: +49 89 48092–900

Telefax: +49 89 48092–1900

Ground plan

Benediktbeuern campus

Don-Bosco-Str. 1 

83671 Benediktbeuern

Telefon: +49 8857 88-500

Telefax: +49 8857 88-599

Ground plan

Religious Education and Church Educational Work (B.A.)

Study location

Study location




Social Work, Benediktbeuern

Dean of the Faculty

Dean of the Faculty

Prof. Dr. Fritz Böckh

Academic degree

Academic degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Start of the degree programme

Start of the degree programme

winter semester

Standard period of study

Standard period of study

7 semesters (including 1 practical semester)

Application period

Application period

online 02.05. - 20.08.



those interested in a double degree must apply for 'Religious Education and Church Educational Work' and Social Work in Benediktbeuern

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The degree programme

The degree programme in "Religious Education and Church Educational Work (B.A.)" combines theological expertise with fundamentals in the related disciplines of education, psychology, sociology and philosophy. Career preparation takes place through courses with practical relevance, as well as internships alongside studies in schools, congregations and other facilities in church sponsorship.


Two additional qualifications are offered in conjunction with this degree programme:

  • Music Pedagogy additional qualification (MUZA)
  • Experiential Pedagogy additional qualification (EPZ)

The degree programme in Religious Education and Church Educational Work can be combined with the Bachelor's degree programme in Social Work as a double degree.

Structure of the curriculum

The degree programme is not subject to restricted admission. It is offered as a full-time programme over 7 semesters, of which the 7th semester is a practical semester. The course is modular and consists of 210 ECTS credit points (CP). Upon successful completion, the academic degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is awarded.

Prospects & perspectives

The studies in religious education and ecclesiastical education offer specialised scientific and practice-orientated training for working as a

  • community assistant in a Catholic parish: You work in a variety of ways in the pastoral and social areas of parish ministry, e.g. in childcare and youth work, adult education, as well as pastoral care for the old and those suffering from ill health


  • teacher of religion in church service at primary, middle and special schools for the subject of Catholic Religious Education

Prerequisite for future activity in church service is already during studies:

  • Participation in the candidate group of the home diocese of the student. Please contact the responsible person in your home diocese, when commencing your studies.
  • Regular participation in spiritual mentorship, which supports individuals with their personal and spiritual maturation.

Applications & admission

All information regarding applications and admission can be found on the pages of the Benediktbeuern Student Secretary’s Office. If you have a foreign higher education entrance qualification or a foreign university degree, and wish to apply for a Bachelor's degree programme at the KSH Munich, you must first have your foreign certificates checked by the external service provider uni-assist e.V.. The pre-evaluation documentation obtained from uni-assist e.V. must be submitted together with the application documents. For more information, please see the section on Information for Foreign Applicants.

 In a double degree programme with Social Work (B.A.)?

The degree programme in Religious Education and Church Educational Work can be combined with the Bachelor's degree programme in Social Work. Both degree programmes (double degree) can be completed after eleven semesters (including two practical semesters). Graduates of the double degree programme earn two independent Bachelor’s degrees. This opens up further career opportunities and increases your professional skills for real life practice.


For further information about the degree programme, please refer to the German pages about the Religious Education and Church Educational Work (B.A.) course in Benediktbeuern, or ask the general contact person at the Dean's Office.

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