Master of theology and religious studies

VID Specialized University

Program Description

Master of theology and religious studies

VID Specialized University

The study programme has two academic traditions at the centre of its academic approach. First, theology, understood as the historical study of the Bible and the Christian tradition, combined with a contextual approach towards how religious faith and practices are lived out locally and globally today. Second, religious studies, which broadens its scope also towards other religious traditions and other religious texts. Common for the approaches is a common methodological interest for the study of texts and contexts, the interest for religious encounters, and a focus on contextual and lived religion.

Content and Admission Requirements

Master of theology and religious studies, specialization in theology

The programme is based on a Bachelor of theology with Greek (20 ECTS) and New Testament studies based on Greek. The introductory semester focuses on contextual theology and religious encounters, methodology and philosophy of science. The second and third semesters allow the student to go deeper into either biblical studies or other theological subjects through compulsory and elective courses. Hebrew (20 ECTS) is required for one of the OT electives in third semester. The elective course prepares for the Master’s thesis in the fourth semester.

Master of theology and religious studies, specialization in religious studies

The programme is based on a Bachelor of theology, a Bachelor of religious studies, or a Bachelor of Arts, where theology/religious studies make up a central part of the degree. The introductory semester focuses on contextual theology and religious encounters, methodology and philosophy of science. The second and third semesters allow the student to go deeper into the academic field of religious studies through compulsory and elective courses, thereby preparing for the Master’s thesis in the fourth semester.

Master of theology and religious studies, specialization in Bible translation

The programme is based on a Bachelor of theology with Greek (20 ECTS) and/or Hebrew (20 ECTS), and exegetical studies based on the biblical languages, or a more general Bachelor of Arts which includes—or to which is added—corresponding competence of languages and exegesis. After an introductory semester with contextual theology (including biblical studies) and philosophy of science, the second semester allows the student to specialize in Bible translation from historical, theoretical, hermeneutical and applied perspectives. The third semester focuses on linguistics related to Bible translation, normally through exchange with a partner institution in Europe or North America. The three first semesters eventually prepare for a Master’s thesis in the fourth semester.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 13, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is
Campus based
Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2019
Aug. 2019
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
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Norway - Bergen, Hordaland
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Norway - Oslo, Oslo
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End date June 14, 2021
Norway - Sandnes, Rogaland
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Norway - Stavanger, Rogaland
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End date June 14, 2021
Dates
Jan. 2019, Aug. 2019
Norway - Bergen, Hordaland
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Norway - Sandnes, Rogaland
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End date Request Info
Aug. 2019
Norway - Oslo, Oslo
Application deadline Feb. 1, 2019
End date June 14, 2021
Norway - Stavanger, Rogaland
Application deadline Feb. 1, 2019
End date June 14, 2021