Master of Arts in Theology in Europe

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Programs with the title "Master of Arts" traditionally consist of liberal arts subjects such as philosophy, history, or literature. Masters of Arts are postgraduate programs that can be taken after an earned degree in an undergraduate degree program (Bachelor). Masters of Arts programs have the title "M.A.","Master of Arts" or "MA".

Although some people study theology to prepare for a particular religious order, others study it to understand the divine. Through reviewing religious and philosophical beliefs throughout history, students can gain a better grasp not only on each of the specific traditions but also on people’s beliefs in general.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies

Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Leuven

The Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS – 2 years) equips you to teach, lead organizations and churches, and participate in current theological debates relevant to Church and society. [+]

Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies

The Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS – 2 years) equips you to teach, lead organizations and churches, and participate in current theological debates relevant to Church and society.

Besides the focus on fundamental and methodological questions, the Master’s Degree offers a wide range of courses on specific subjects. Tutorials and seminars strengthen your research expertise. At the same time, you acquire skills for a leadership or pastoral role and personally develop your theology. In the Master’s thesis, you learn to make an independent contribution to theological research. The program, taught in English, is designed for international students. Specializations ... [-]

Master of Theology

Protestant Theological University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam Groningen + 1 more

The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). [+]

Academic excellence and intercultural learning

The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). Because of its research focus and high academic level, the programme is uniquely suited to a second master's degree preparing for a teaching ministry and/or doctoral studies.

The programme offers a hermeneutical and contextual approach in all theological sub-disciplines and multiple opportunities for intercultural encounter and interaction with students from all over the world. As a participant of the programme, you will learn about different cultural backgrounds and theological contexts. It is, therefore, a truly international and intercultural experience!... [-]


Research Master: Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (Leuven)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

Theology students today are faced with the momentous task of contributing to modern culture. This requires a thorough and interdisciplinary academic training. With this in mind, the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies insists on developing well-rounded and highly trained scholars with critical minds. The two-year Research Master equips students to function as experts in Church and society and prepares them for further research specifically oriented towards the Doctoral Program in Theology. [+]

Theology students today are faced with the momentous task of contributing to modern culture. This requires a thorough and interdisciplinary academic training. With this in mind, the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies insists on developing well-rounded and highly trained scholars with critical minds. The two-year Research Master equips students to function as experts in Church and society and prepares them for further research specifically oriented towards the Doctoral Program in Theology.

What is the Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religious Studies all about?

The Research Master: Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion offers you a broad perspective on what theology and religious studies are all about. After graduation, you will have obtained a broad yet profound theoretical foundation in the great European traditions of thought and you will be able to move with ease as a dialogue partner in diverse theological fields.... [-]


Master in Theology, Ministry and Mission

St John's College
Online Part time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This post-graduate degree in theology, ministry, and mission, is validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. It is an opportunity to develop theological studies, ideal for those engaged in any service in the Church, either lay or ordained. [+]

This post-graduate degree in theology, ministry, and mission, is validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. It is an opportunity to develop theological studies, ideal for those engaged in any service in the Church, either lay or ordained. It is particularly suitable for those in the early years of ministry or later where sabbatical leave enables further study and reflection. It is a distance learning course designed to fit around your work and other commitments.

The MA is normally open to those with a good theology degree. Depending on your previous qualifications and experience the course can usually be completed in three years.

MA modules

You will study 7 level 7 modules, part-time over three years, relating theological knowledge to your professional & personal circumstances. You will be the engaged in the advanced study of key biblical passages and challenging theological texts. You will reflect on the theory and practice of mission, evangelism and practical theology, relating this to your own experience, shared with others, so as to enhance and deepen your ministry. You will be guided in ways to research important material to develop your own ideas, particularly through your dissertation. This final large piece of work is an opportunity to study in depth a theological topic of your own choice directed related to your own ministry.... [-]


Master of Arts in Muslim Cultures

The Aga Khan University: ​​Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London

Based in central London, the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) two-year MA Programme offers a distinctive way of understanding Muslim civilisations as they have evolved over time; stresses the plurality and complexity of past and present Muslim cultures, studying them as part of world cultures; employs the tools of the social sciences and humanities as a framework for learning... [+]

Based in central London, the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) two-year MA Programme offers:

A distinctive way of understanding Muslim civilisations as they have evolved over time. Stresses the plurality and complexity of past and present Muslim cultures, studying them as part of world cultures. Employs the tools of the social sciences and humanities as a framework for learning.

Within the disciplines of social sciences and humanities, our students study a number of subjects including, development studies, economics, political science, art, architecture, history, literature, comparative religion and law.

The MA programme consists of a number of core and elective courses which includes a field-based Language Immersion Programme (Arabic, Persian or Turkish), a Communications and Leadership Programme as well as fieldwork which contributes to a dissertation.... [-]


MA in Theology

Radboud University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Netherlands Nijmegen

The main emphasis in the three-year Master's programme in Theology at Radboud University is on research on Christian belief in contemporary society. The tension between universal truth claims within belief systems and the diverse cultural contexts in which they are expressed is the central focus of the programme. [+]

Four main disciplines The Master's degree in Theology at Radboud Universiteit is a comprehensive academic programme with four main disciplines: literary, historical, systematic, and practical theology (the study of the source texts of Judaism and Christianity, the history of Church and theology, and of systematic and practical theology). In the programme, you will become adept at analysing the central concepts and practices of faith in order to contribute to the implementation of the tasks of theology in our current world (especially science, church and society). The skills belonging to the scientific disciplines are practised at a level that will prepare students to further develop independently in one of the chosen specialisations and scientific research. In short, the students familiarise themselves with the full spectrum of theology, while given the opportunity to specialise in one disciplinary specialisation. Broad programme with a choice of profile The programme is broad and in the first year, you establish which aspects you wish to accentuate. In the second year, you specialise further and select your profile. In year one, you choose eight modules including at least one from each of the three groups listed below. In the second year, you choose six modules, at least three of which must belong to the group in which you will write your Master's Thesis. You can choose the same subjects as the ones you studied in the first year because the content changes each year. In addition, you can choose a number of elective subjects. In the third... [-]


Master in Religious Studies

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

The Research Master's program in Religious Studies is a challenging, research-oriented program that prepares you for participation in current debates in the international community of scholars of religion and to make your own contributions to the field. [+]

Explore Religion And Its Interconnections With Society And Culture

Are you interested in the vibrant world of religions? Do you want to study how sacred texts such as the Bible or the Quran have been formed and interpreted throughout the ages? Do you want to understand why religious images, buildings, clothes, and everyday practices often provoke fierce debates or even violent conflicts? The Research Master's program in Religious Studies is a challenging, research-oriented program that prepares you for participation in current debates in the international community of scholars of religion and to make your own contributions to the field.

Specialisation

The program combines an advanced grounding in the central themes and theories of the study of religion, with ample opportunity for specialization. You can choose and develop your specific expertise in relation to one of the key research areas of our institute.... [-]


MA Theology and Religious Studies

Leiden University
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 2 more

The master's programme in Theology and Religious Studies at Leiden University gives you the opportunity to explore a broad spectrum of religions and their manifestations from a comparative perspective. [+]

The master's programme in Theology and Religious Studies at Leiden University gives you the opportunity to explore a broad spectrum of religions and their manifestations from a comparative perspective.

A comparative approach

This one-year MA programme offers you the best of Leiden University, from outstanding teachers to world-class resources including its library's famous collections. A comparative approach is taken to the study of theories and concepts, which are applied to real-world empirical findings. Topics are explored from a wide range of disciplines from history to sociology.

Customise your degree

The multidisciplinary programme offers an expansive curriculum through which you can explore religion as well as tailor your degree to reflect your interests. You will be able to choose between two specialisations:... [-]


MA in Theology & Religious Studies (Research)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

In this Research Master's Programme, you will study how religion is embedded in present-day and in historical cultural contexts. [+]

How can we interpret the influence of religion on local and global developments? What are the relationships between religion and other cultural domains such as science, philosophy, and politics?

In this Research Master's Programme, you will study how religion is embedded in present-day and in historical cultural contexts. You will explore the impact of local and global socio-economic and political developments on religion, and how religion contributes to such developments. A staff member whose research interests in religion matches yours best will act as your supervisor throughout the programme.

You will acquire an overview of central debates in the study of religion and develop key research skills by following three compulsory core modules.... [-]


MA in Islamic Studies

University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This programme offers a flexible framework within which you can develop knowledge and skills in Islamic Studies in historical and/or contemporary contexts, and provides an ideal foundation for further research. [+]

This programme offers a flexible framework within which you can develop knowledge and skills in Islamic Studies in historical and/or contemporary contexts, and provides an ideal foundation for further research.

You will have the opportunity engage with material that is at the forefront of contemporary academic research in Islamic Studies, and explore a range of topics in Islamic Studies that reflect the expertise of academic staff: this may typically include content with historical, sociological, contextual, legal, textual or philosophical emphases.

The programme combines a set of core modules to provide you with a foundation for your studies with a range of options which allow you to specialise in areas of particular interest.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Western Esotericism

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The Master's programme Western Esotericism puts you at the vanguard of a new and exciting development in the study of Western culture and religion, focusing in particular on the critical historical and analytical study of its esoteric movements. [+]

The Master's programme Western Esotericism puts you at the vanguard of a new and exciting development in the study of Western culture and religion, focusing in particular on the critical historical and analytical study of its esoteric movements.

Esoteric movements in Western culture

The Master's programme Western Esotericism focuses on the critical historical and analytical study of esoteric movements in Western culture. Against the backdrop of the Gnostic and hermetic currents of late Antiquity and the history of the so‑called ‘occult sciences' (notably astrology, alchemy, magic), you will explore the revival of Hermetic philosophy during the early Renaissance, the so-called ‘occult philosophy' and its later offshoots (alchemy, Paracelsianism and Rosicrucianism).... [-]


MA in Islamic Law

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Islamic Law allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic family law, Law of Islamic finance and human rights, as well as its relationship to society in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. [+]

MA in Islamic Law

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Islamic Law allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic family law, Law of Islamic finance and human rights, as well as its relationship to society in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners in their specialised fields.... [-]


Postgraduate Arts In Theology - Remotely

University of Nicosia
Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

To provide quality postgraduate training clergy and laity theologians, as well as to teachers, because of religious instruction taught in primary education, scholars and graduates of the humanities and social sciences and other disciplines University graduates, who they wish to deepen and develop their interdisciplinary training in a modern learning framework of Orthodox Theology. [+]

Duration of study (years): 1.5 years or 3 semesters Title of studies: Postgraduate Diploma in Theology Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Method of Study: Distance Learning Minimum Credit Units: 36 Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 90 Program Description

Goals

To provide quality postgraduate training clergy and laity theologians, as well as to teachers, because of religious instruction taught in primary education, scholars and graduates of the humanities and social sciences and other disciplines University graduates, who they wish to deepen and develop their interdisciplinary training in a modern learning framework of Orthodox Theology. To study the role of Christianity in the modern world, the historical and theological foundation of, the works of the great Fathers of the Church and the relationship of Orthodoxy with other denominations and religions. Special emphasis is on Christian education, the media and the ways in which theoretical developments can improve pedagogical practice. ... [-]

Professional M.A. in Healthcare Chaplaincy

Mater Dei Institute of Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The Professional MA in Healthcare Chaplaincy offers students a multidisciplinary approach to Healthcare Chaplaincy. It provides academic, pastoral, spiritual, personal and professional education for people who wish to work in Healthcare settings. [+]

The Professional MA in Healthcare Chaplaincy offers students a multidisciplinary approach to Healthcare Chaplaincy. It provides academic, pastoral, spiritual, personal and professional education for people who wish to work in Healthcare settings.

Who is this MA programme for?

The programme is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in Healthcare Chaplaincy in a variety of approved healthcare contexts including:

Hospitals Hospices Rehabilitation Facilities Nursing Homes & Care Facilities

The course is offered on a one year full-time, three semester basis only. Upon successful completion of this programme the Graduate will be able to:

Demonstrate an ability to engage in a holistic manner with the Chaplaincy needs of patients, residents, family, staff and wider community, Exhibit self knowledge to a degree that permits pastoral care to be offered within the contexts of his/her strengths and limitations Be aware of and articulate how their feelings and attitudes, values and assumptions affect their ministry Be competent in reflecting theologically and facilitating that process in others. Give evidence of understanding current theological, spiritual and ethical issues that confront chaplains Demonstrate an ability to articulate and empathise around spiritual, moral and medical issues Demonstrate an ability to understand and help others discover the meaning in the experience of suffering, grief and loss Demonstrate the facility to integrate theology of ministry and pastoral practice Understand the operational systems in the healthcare setting Engage sensitively in faith conversation and faith development initiatives in an invitational and inclusive manner. Exhibit competence as a reflective practitioner... [-]

Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Frankfurt

The Master’s degree programme in Islamic Studies sees itself as an Islam-related discipline which connects Islamic theology with general humanities, cultural and social sciences disciplines. [+]

The Master’s degree programme in Islamic Studies sees itself as an Islam-related discipline which connects Islamic theology with general humanities, cultural and social sciences disciplines.

The goal of the research-oriented Master’s degree programme in Islamic Studies is to enable the student to undertake independent, self-sufficient research at an advanced level. The Master’s degree programme provides deepened scientific knowledge in the field of Islamic Studies in all of its variety and complexity as well the abilities to work self-sufficiently according to basic scientific principles and to use scientific methods and insights as well as to rationally reflect upon the beliefs. It provides, in detail, deeper insights into the paradigmatic, theoretical and methodical bases of the subject and exemplary problems in the areas of Koran exegesis (tafsīr), systematic theology (kalām), the culture, society and history of Islam (tarīḫ alislām) as well as a history of ideas (falsafa: philosophy, tasṣawwuf: mysticism, piety, aḫlāq:ethics).There is furthermore the opportunity given for specialised concentration on certain topic areas and for a gathering of and systematic reflection on practical experiences as well for deepening the language basics of the subject.The graduates acquire expanded competencies for later activities in academic, socio-political, cultural and religious areas.Apart from scientific young talents in university teaching and research, the Master’s degree programme in Islamic Studies also educates theologians as well as scientific specialists in the Islamic religion. The Master’s degree programme also serves as preparation for subsequent doctoral studies.Within the second year of study, a semester can be spent at a cooperating... [-]