Catholic Theology - Combined degree course History and Cultural Studiesfull time

  • Baccalaureus Artium


  • 6 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Gießen


  • September 2024 (Germans and inhabitants)

    August 2024 (EU), August 2024 (Non-EU)
    Please enquire

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study

Catholic Theology


The subject Catholic Theology allows you to acquire an academically based understanding of the Christian faith, its tradition, its destructive and constructive historical effect and its possible potential for forming differentiating societies and culture(s) in a globalised world. This competence is formed by acquiring fundamental knowledge in Biblical, Historical and Systematic Theology, Religious Education and Practical Theology as well as learning about their specific methods and methodologies. By networking the individual theological disciplines, you will gain the complex skills needed to evaluate religious and religiously-relevant phenomena in contemporary culture and in societal and church development. Students also gain a nuanced awareness of ethical problems. The application focus of the course enables students to understand the Christian faith and its tradition within the context of the church and society, to discover the action perspectives that arise from this and to develop these perspectives in a justified manner. Catholic Theology can be studied as part of the degree courses in History and Cultural Studies (GuK) and Language, Literature, Culture (SLK) at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. Information and events for prospective students are available at:

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Language requirements:

Lecture period
  • 15.04.2024 - 19.07.2024
  • 14.10.2024 - 14.02.2025

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2024/2025)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.06.2024 - 01.09.2024

    For advanced education masters, different deadlines will apply, see

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.06.2024 - 15.08.2024

    For advanced education masters, different deadlines will apply, see

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    01.06.2024 - 15.08.2024

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    01.06.2024 - 01.09.2024

    as per letter of acceptance

Languages of instruction

Main language


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service