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Professional development programs and continuing education at the KU

The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt not only offers possibilities for completing your first degree – you can also pursue various different postgraduate studies. It is also possible to obtain a doctoral degree in several different subject areas. Our University welcomes guest students in various courses and lectures. For more detailed information, please see below.

Professional development and continuing education Master’s degree programs

This is a Master’s degree program for working professionals. It is not fee-based. In order to be admitted to the Master’s program, applicants need to provide proof of a first qualifying degree in an art- or design-related subject. Furthermore, applicants must provide proof of at least 2 years’ employment of more than 50% (14 hours a week) in which they taught regular lessons as teacher with a fixed-term employment relationship for the subject Art at a secondary school (Gymnasium) or professional experience in a comparable field.

This is a fee-based Master’s degree program for working professionals. Admission requirements for the program are a first qualifying degree as well as at least one year’s relevant professional experience.

Postgraduate qualifications

In the following degree programs, you can obtain further postgraduate qualifications at the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt:


  • Additional qualification in Religious Education and Pastoral Work (supplementary program for students of the Bachelor’s program in Social Work, the Bachelor’s program in Childhood Education and other educational degree programs) - only in German
  • Language qualification and integration coaching (module and supplementary studies)
  • Supplementary study program in “Sustainable Development” (for all students from the 3rd Bachelor’s semester onwards)
    The supplementary program in “Sustainable Development” offers you the opportunity to approach future issues such as climate change, flight, global injustices, globalization, loss of biodiversity etc. in depth during your studies at the KU and to link these fields to your study program. You acquire knowledge and key skills for your future professional career and for helping to shape forward-thinking sustainable development.
  • Studying as a guest student

    The University’s offer for individual professional development and continuing education without examination stress or pressure to perform is very well received especially by senior citizens but also by the working population or re-entrants. Generally, all courses are open to guest students, however, regular students have priority in courses with a restricted number of participants. The semester fees for guest students depend on the number of chosen courses. Classical humanities such as history, classical archaeology, art history, philosophy or foreign languages are especially popular.

  • See the details of all offers

Kinderuni (“Children’s University”)

In fall 2004, the KU hosted the first children’s university of the region. But certainly, you still have unanswered questions. This is why we offer a children’s university day every year in fall. You can attend exciting lectures where scientists and researchers from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and the Fachhochschule Ingolstadt will provide interesting and inspiring answers – at least to some of your questions.

Public lectures

The KU hosts public lectures in regular intervals which everyone is welcome to attend without prior registration. Prominent guest lectures and/or KU lecturers will give talks on diverse topics, such as literature, media or society to just name a few. These are often followed by interesting discussion rounds. You can check the KU event calendar for next available dates. The events will also be announced in regional media.

Further information

University Library

The University Library is not only open to KU students but can also be used by interested external guests, who can register for a temporary library card free of charge by presenting their ID card. They can then use the comprehensive offer for a limited period of time. Also users who are not registered can access the online catalog “webOPAC” to see which stocks are available in the University Library Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and the branch library in Ingolstadt; however, only registered users can order books. For further information, please contact the central information desk in the Library. The information desk can be reached by phone: +49 8421/93-1492.