Habilitation (i.e. qualification to teach at a university) recognizes the capacity for independent academic research and teaching in a given subject or in several subjects within the field of theology.

The following count as subjects (with possible specifications):

  • Old Testament (Biblical Environment and Palestinian Studies)
  • New Testament
  • Historical Theology (Church History, Dogma History, Denominational Studies, Ecumenical Theology)
  • Systematic Theology (Ethics, Dogmatics, Philosophy of Religion, Ecumenics)
  • Practical Theology (Homiletics, Pastoral Care/Pastoral Psychology, Religious Education Studies)
  • The History of Old Catholicism
  • Moral Theology
  • Liturgical Studies
  • Ecumenical Theology

Habilitation is based on the habilitation regulations of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Bern as of May 1, 2014.