Integrating theological research into studies is the core of the “Licentiate Programme in Catholic Theology” between the Universities of Freiburg and Strasbourg. Through the connections especially of the University of Strasbourg to African universities, the study programme is internationally oriented and opens up the possibility for students to get to know and deepen theology on a global scale.

The degree qualifies students to teach in a seminary or equivalent training institution and also serves as preparation for a doctorate. Students are taught specific theological knowledge and skills, with particular attention to individual emphasis in their own research performance. They can choose between the specialisations Biblical Studies, Church History, Systematic Theology, Ethics and Practical Theology.

Students begin their cross-border postgraduate studies at their respective home universities and choose between two mobility options: Either they transfer to the partner university from the third semester onwards, or they spend exclusively the third semester (for students of the University of Freiburg) or the second semester (for students of the University of Strasbourg) at the partner institution. The languages of instruction are German, French, and English. Admission requirements for the postgraduate programme include a completed theological university degree.