Masters in Theology in Asia

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Theology

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

More than just a study of one religion, theology generally covers a variety of religious and philosophical traditions, seeking a better understanding of the divine. While it can be studied in order to enter a particular religious order, it also provides students with an understanding of people’s beliefs in general.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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Master Current Challenges In Pastoral Practice

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Salamanca

This is an annual refresher course and training in Practical Theology which offers a deeper analysis and criteriology for work in the pastoral area. [+]

Masters in Theology in Asia 2017. Program Description This is an annual refresher course and training in Practical Theology which offers a deeper analysis and criteriology for work in the pastoral area. bioethics, family, education, social life, offering training paths response to the great challenges that society directs the Church in the fields of pastoral action, of spiritual life and moral reflection is proposed. GOALS In the field of university education (academic), the Master is presented as a refresher course and training in practical theology oriented delve into some of the challenges that society is facing today the evangelizing action of the Church, mainly taking consider the field of bioethics, spirituality, family, education, migration and catechesis. Professional profiles Pastoral religious professionals Curriculum Block 1: Moral Area (12 ECTS) 2nd block: Spirituality and Pastoral Area (15 ECTS) 3rd block: Seminar (6 ECTS) 4th block: Methodology (3 ECTS) Block 5: Memory (24 ECTS) The student, in consultation with the director of the Master, can make a curriculum where different thematic blocks remain defined by the range of courses and seminars Faculty offers at different degrees. He also elect a teacher to accompany him in making a memory of the subject that the student wishes to delve into the subject areas covered by the Master. Methodology The Master has 60 ECTS to be held in solitary face teaching throughout the academic year. In addition to the master classes of different courses, a research seminar and support in conducting a research report will be provided. Duration and price Start date: September 2016 Duration: From September to May Price: 1,500 € Places available: 15 Location: Salamanca Contact: jrmatitofe@upsa.es [-]

MA In Literature And Biblical Archeology

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Salamanca Israel Jerusalem + 2 more

The Bible is primarily a religious book. It contains a series of writings in which the first Jewish tradition and Christian have since recognized the word of God. [+]

Program Description The Bible is primarily a religious book. It contains a series of writings in which the first Jewish tradition and Christian have since recognized the word of God. But the Bible is also an important historical source of the cultural roots of the West. This master, taught in Salamanca and in Jerusalem, offers the possibility of being familiar with biblical texts and their vital context through direct contact with the scenarios in which they were born. GOALS Provide a critical and rigorous access to the Bible through an instrumental mastery of their languages, the practice of exegesis of his texts and knowledge of the context in which they were born. Special emphasis on knowledge of the context, especially from the point of view of archeology Professional profiles Historians and historians of antiquity Archeologists and archeologists of the ancient Middle East Pilgrimages guides Teachers of religion Curriculum The first semester courses in Salamanca: language courses and exegesis. The second in Jerusalem (in Italian language) courses exegesis and archeology tours (http://sbf.custodia.org/) In both cases, the students, according to the director of the master, choose the subjects developing a customized program. Throughout the course, students prepare the final report under the guidance of a specialist teacher in the field. During the first semester, those students or students who do not possess a knowledge of the Italian language should perform on their own an Italian language course to enable them to follow the classes of the second semester in Jerusalem. Methodology Face, through lectures and seminars archaeological visits Development of a memory Duration and price First semester: September / October 2016 Second semester: according to the schedule of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum of Jerusalem Duration: One academic year following the annual academic calendar Price: 1,500 € Places available 10 Location: Salamanca Contact: sguijarroop@upsa.es [-]

Masters Degree In Canon Law Forum For Professionals

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Online Full time Part time 1 year October 2017 Spain Salamanca + 1 more

The increase in recent years of marriage cases that come before the ecclesiastical courts and the disappearance in almost all the Spanish universities, specific training in canon law, [+]

Masters in Theology in Asia 2017. Program Description The increase in recent years of marriage cases that come before the ecclesiastical courts and the disappearance in almost all the Spanish universities, specific training in canon law, is necessary to provide quality training for those professionals who wish intervene in these cases. This own Master of the Faculty of Canon Law, a course-long, fully on-line, is particularly aimed at those professionals (lawyers, solicitors, notaries, psychologists, psychiatrists, mediators and family counselors) who want to balance their working life with specialized studies in canon matrimonial and procedural law. Training is ensured by the presence of the team of professors from the Faculty of Canon Law, with a long teaching and research career in the subjects they teach. GOALS Address the lack of specialized training in the field of canon law professionals wishing to intervene in matrimonial cases before the ecclesiastical courts and provide quality training. Guide students to acquire adequate knowledge of the most important current problems in the different branches of canonical matrimonial and procedural law. Give students a basic canonical training complete university previous studies and enable them to act before the courts of the Catholic Church as lawyers cast, experts, notaries, attorneys or other related to the administration of justice offices in the Church . Bring these studies to all those who have the ability to take such courses in person or by work or family issues, lack of access to a Faculty of Canon Law at their places of residence or other causes. Professional profiles The Master is particularly suitable for graduates / graduates / graduates in Law, Psychology, Medicine, Social Work, Mediators and Counsellors family. Curriculum Introduction to Canon Law 6 Legal Research Methodology 3 Psychological expert evidence 6 The canonical marriage capacity requirements and solemnities 6 Organization of ecclesiastical courts 6 The canonical marriage Process 6 Special canonical processes 6 Administrative resources 6 Methodology The mode of delivery of the Master is fully online. To the accompaniment of learning students are driven through the efficient combination of different methods of virtual teaching. The tool we used to design learning is a very versatile and easy universal tool in academia, to be used by students: Moodle, web application type Environment Educational Virtual, a management system courses distribution free, which helps educators create online learning communities. Each student has a personal tutor assigned by the school for that resolve all issues that can be found along the way. Description and price Start date: October 2016 Duration: From October to June Price: 2,000 € Places available: 20 Location: Salamanca Contact: admartinru@upsa.es [-]

M.A. Program in the Bible and the Ancient Near East

Rothberg International School
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Israel Jerusalem

This two-year program is designed for students who wish to study contemporary Biblical (Hebrew scriptures) studies, providing grounding in Biblical as well as Modern Hebrew. Students specialize in one of two tracks, "The Bible: Cultural and Historical Context" and "The Bible and the Ancient Near East" [+]

M.A. Program in the Bible and the Ancient Near East Offered in conjunction with the Department of Bible and the Institute of Archaeology and the Ancient Near East This two-year program is designed for students who wish to study contemporary Biblical (Hebrew scriptures) studies, providing grounding in Biblical as well as Modern Hebrew. Students specialize in one of two tracks: The Bible: Cultural and Historical Context. In this specialization, students study the historical, cultural, and geographical context in which the Bible was composed, as well as its impact on later cultural and historical contexts and events. The Bible and the Ancient Near East. In addition to studying the Bible in its immediate regional context, students acquire a sound knowledge of the history and culture of the Ancient Near East, including the study of Akkadian. (Students may also choose to study other ancient languages, such as Egyptian, Ugartic, or Greek.) Courses from the M.A. program are also open to visiting graduate students on a one year or semester basis. Course of Study Track One "The Bible: Cultural and Historical Context" The M.A. program consists of 42 credits over four consecutive semesters, including required coursesin Biblical Hebrew, Akkadian, History and Culture of the Ancient Near East and Introduction to Biblical Literature, as well as elective courses and tutorials. Group tutorials are offered in Biblical Aramaic andTargum Onqalos. First-Year Studies During the first year of studies, students will be expected to take courses that fulfill the following distribution: Biblical Hebrew – Intermediate Reading Courses in Biblical Texts History and Culture of the Ancient Near East Introduction to Biblical Literature and Culture Second-Year Studies During the second year of studies (20 credit hours), students will take the following courses: Biblical Hebrew – Advanced Archaeology of the Biblical Period Exegesis (Midrash/Medieval Commentators) or The Bible in Western Culture Reading courses in Biblical Texts Track Two "The Bible and the Ancient Near East" First-Year Studies During the first year of studies (22 credit hours), students will be expected to take courses that fulfill the following distribution: Biblical Hebrew – Intermediate Akkadian Reading course in Biblical Texts History and Culture of the Ancient Near East Introduction to Biblical Literature and Culture Second-Year Studies During the second year of studies, students will take the following courses: Biblical Hebrew – Advanced Second-Year Akkadian Reading courses in Biblical Texts Archaeology of the Biblical Period Students in either track who wish to study an additional ancient language will, in consultation with their advisor, be able to reduce the above credit load. Hebrew Requirements Students will be expected to attain a sufficient command of the Hebrew language by the beginning of the second year of study (i.e., completion of level Heh) so that they may read scholarly publications and sources in Hebrew during their second year. Students will be expected to complete level Vav by the end of their second year of study. The Hebrew exemption examination (p’tor) is optional for all students and is not a requirement of the M.A. degree. Admission Requirements Qualified students with a Bachelor's degree from accredited institutions of higher education are eligible for admission to the program. Admission is competitive and is based on transcripts and letters of recommendation. Students must have: A minimum of 3.2 ("B") grade-point average or the equivalent A relevant background in Bible studies Biblical Hebrew: at least one year of Biblical Hebrew. Students lacking knowledge of Biblical Hebrew must attend the intensive elementary-level summer course offered at the RIS before commencing the program. Modern Hebrew: be elgilble to enroll in at least level Gimel Hebrew at the beginning of their first year of study. Students who have minimal or no knowledge of Hebrew (levels Aleph-Bet) must attend the Summer Ulpan. Students lacking knowledge of Biblical Hebrew must attend the intensive elementary-level Biblical Hebrew summer course offered in the language at the RIS before commencing the program. Knowledge of English: Applicants are required to submit official TOEFL, IELTS, or Amir scores. The minimum TOEFL score required is 573 on the paper-based test, 230 on the computer-based test and 89 on the internet-based test. The minimum IELTS score is 7. The minimum Amir score is 220 Exempted from this requirement are applicants who have completed a full degree (a minimum of four years) taught solely in English at a recognized institution of higher education. Applicants who have completed a B.A. in English Language and Literature may request an exemption provided that they submit documentation from their university stating that the language of instruction is English. Note: Official documents or test results may be scanned and emailed to Gradmiss@savion.huji.ac.il official documents must be submitted upon arrival. Program ID: Duration: 2 Academic Years See Academic Calendar Application Open: January 1- May 15, 2017 (late applications accepted) See Apply Here Diploma Type: M.A. Degree ... [-]

Masters of Theology

Chang Jung Christian University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Taiwan Tainan

Theological education at Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan is aimed at training committed leaders who are pursuing a wide range of vocations including parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy, ecumenical movements, voluntary organizations, social work, the teaching profession, and more. [+]

Masters in Theology in Asia 2017. Introduction Theological education at Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan is aimed at training committed leaders who are pursuing a wide range of vocations including parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy, ecumenical movements, voluntary organizations, social work, the teaching profession, and more. School of Theology of CJCU is the first school of its kind within the government accredited Educational system of Taiwan. The vision of the founding members of the University to create an academic space for the study of religion and faith find embodiment is setting up the School of Theology in 2008. School of Theology since its inception has welcomed a wide variety of scholars with diverse background and discipline from around the world to help our students became capable of addressing the needs of the global church. Student community demonstrates the strength in gender, ethnic, and national diversity. Being an integral part of the university, our students are encouraged to take courses in other departments and hence cultivate an interdisciplinary method in their academic formation. School of Theology students involve in all facets of the University’s vibrant student life and through that they offer a Christian presence in the University. School of Theology offers both bachelor and graduate degree programs. School of Theology is making plans to offer a globally competent Ph.D program in collaboration with the leading centers of theological learning in the world. Master of Theology The Master of Theology degree programme at School of Theology, Chang Jung Christian University is a research degree for those who seek to undertake scholarly research and reflection for various different ministries of the Church. The research degree is designed to expand and deepen theological knowledge of the students and to equip them with independent research skills for more advanced research degrees. The medium of instruction is English, and will address the demand for well-informed leaders of the Christian Churches around the globe. An international faculty with diverse theological and cultural background will guide students to comprehend the complex nature of the global community and the challenges for doing theology contextually. Structure: M.Th degree involves two years of academic study including the writing of a Master’s thesis. The curriculum has a twofold focus. First, seminar courses for 30 credit hours, which includes 12 hours of required courses common for students belonging to various disciplines of theological knowledge. The required courses will offer a general orientation towards the interdisciplinary academic investigation of the Christian faith tradition in a multi-cultural and multi-religious social context. Second, the students will be given the opportunity to specialize and write a Master's thesis in one of the four research disciplines: biblical studies, systematic theology, contextual theologies, and theological ethics. Admission requirements: Eligible candidates will already hold a 4-year (or equivalent) university degree plus the Master of Divinity (or equivalent) degree. Both prerequisite degrees must be from schools recognized by regional accrediting agencies. Proficiency in English language. Candidates whose secondary and higher education was conducted in English may apply for exemption from the examination requirement. Degree requirements: Completion of seminar classes for a minimum total of 30 credit hours, of which 12 are required courses. Successful completion of a comprehensive examination at the completion of the course work. Writing a research thesis of around 30,000 to 40,000 words on a topic approved by the graduate studies committee. The thesis will be written under the supervision of a faculty-appointed supervisor. The thesis should be submitted within 5 years after enrollment in the degree program. Application procedure: An application form can be obtained from the International Office of Chang Jung Christian University. Applications must be supported with the following documents. A recent curriculum vitae; Official Transcripts of marks (sent directly from the registrar of the schools attended) and photocopies of diplomas; A copy of scholarly articles or papers OR an essay of at least 400 words detailing the applicant’s perspective on theology and Christian ministry. Two letters of recommendation assessing the ability of the candidate to pursue graduate level academic studies in English. Objectives for M.Th Students [-]

Master in Religious Studies

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

Religious Studies is among the University's most active and successful research disciplines, making a major contribution to the outstanding performance of Divinity and Religious Studies in the 2008 RAE. With excellent library resources and a large postgraduate community, Religious Studies offers an ideal environment for you to make a successful postgraduate career. [+]

Master in Religious Studies

Research Degrees: MRes, MLitt, PhD or DMin in Religious Studies

Background

Religious Studies is among the University's most active and successful research disciplines, making a major contribution to the outstanding performance of Divinity and Religious Studies in the 2008 RAE. With excellent library resources and a large postgraduate community, Religious Studies offers an ideal environment for you to make a successful postgraduate career.

Applicants to the MPhil or PhD must provide a detailed research proposal and two academic references from their most recent academic institution.

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Master in Divinity

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

Research degrees can be taken in Divinity or in Religious Studies. The Department maintains a tradition of teaching and learning which dates back to the University's foundation over 500 years ago. [+]

Master in Divinity

Research Degrees: MTh, MPhil, PhD, DMin in Divinity

Background

Research degrees can be taken in Divinity or in Religious Studies. The Department maintains a tradition of teaching and learning which dates back to the University's foundation over 500 years ago. At present, over 230 students study in the Department. This number includes around 100 research students who come from across the British Isles and from overseas.

There are over 80 research students from countries outside the European Community. Countries currently represented include Austria, Canada, Congo, Finland, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, USA, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.... [-]


Master in Theological Ethics

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The MTh in Theological Ethics is a new degree programme designed to introduce students to the rich tradition of Christian moral thought with the aim of understanding and contributing to contemporary ethical debates in Church and society. Courses will familiarise students with the work of a select ... [+]

Master in Theological Ethics

Programme Length:12 month full-time or 24 months part-time if visa permits

Aims

The MTh in Theological Ethics is a new degree programme designed to introduce students to the rich tradition of Christian moral thought with the aim of understanding and contributing to contemporary ethical debates in Church and society. Courses will familiarise students with the work of a select number of master practitioners such as Augustine, Luther, Bonhoeffer and Hauerwas rather than offering encyclopaedic knowledge or the latest intellectual fashions. Our emphasis on in-depth study of great theologians serves the overall purpose of increasing the analytic rigour and depth of thinking about contemporary debates. The Programme is open to students hoping to continue into doctoral work as well as those whose prior knowledge and experience is in other fields, but who have an interest in ethical questions and need an introduction to core themes and traditions in Christian moral thought.... [-]


Master in Systematic Theology

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The taught M.Th. in Systematic Theology is designed to give students with a first degree in Theology an opportunity for advanced study of Christian Systematic Theology and to acquire the skills and knowledge of the discipline necessary for further independent postgraduate research and teaching in the field. [+]

Master in Systematic Theology

Programme Length:MTh 12 months full-time or 24 month part-time

Aims

The taught M.Th. in Systematic Theology is designed to give students with a first degree in Theology an opportunity for advanced study of Christian Systematic Theology and to acquire the skills and knowledge of the discipline necessary for further independent postgraduate research and teaching in the field. It also affords students and scholars whose graduate work has been in other related fields a vehicle for focused exploration of the nature and tasks of Systematic Theology in the Christian tradition. Students in the programme will examine both the nature of Christian systematic theology as a discipline and its history in the modern era, as well as the substance of key doctrinal themes in detail.... [-]


Master in Religious Studies

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The taught degree of MLitt gives students the opportunity to study Religious Studies at a more advanced level than that for an undergraduate degree, whether as an end in itself or as appropriate preparation for further postgraduate research. [+]

Master in Religious Studies

Programme Length: MLitt Religious Studies, 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time if visa permits

Aims

The taught degree of MLitt gives students the opportunity to study Religious Studies at a more advanced level than that for an undergraduate degree, whether as an end in itself or as appropriate preparation for further postgraduate research. Religious Studies focuses more on the issues of the origin and function of religion than on the issue of the truth of religion. All religions are treated on a par, and sociological, economic, anthropological, and psychological topics are commonly considered. At the same time primary texts are studied, ideally in their original languages, and the history of the religions studied is considered indispensable.... [-]


Master in Practical Theology

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

Students in Practical Theology explore the interaction between Christian faith and the wider spirituality of contemporary culture, with particular concern for the challenges and opportunities this offers in the context of the life and ministry of the church, both in Scotland and internationally. [+]

Master in Practical Theology

Programme Length:  MTh 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time

Aims

Students in Practical Theology explore the interaction between Christian faith and the wider spirituality of contemporary culture, with particular concern for the challenges and opportunities this offers in the context of the life and ministry of the church, both in Scotland and internationally. The department’s strong links to both church and clinical settings, along with the University’s extensive library holdings, make Aberdeen a dynamic and rich context in which to study theology’s capacity to contribute to the transformation of individual lives and ontemporary society. The Programme is open to those whose prior knowledge and experience is in other disciplines, but who have interests in Practical Theology and are looking for a course to introduce them to the concerns and methodologies and equip them for effective ministry in different contexts.... [-]


MEd in Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The general aims of the programme are to extend the skills, knowledge and understanding of the participants in the following ways: critical evaluation and application of advanced professional knowledge and understanding; [+]

MEd in Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support

Programme Length

MEd 180 credits PgDip 120 credits PgCert 60 credits

Aims

The general aims of the programme are to extend the skills, knowledge and understanding of the participants in the following ways:

    critical evaluation and application of advanced professional knowledge and understanding;     commitment to critical self-evaluation and development;     enhanced and highly effective professional performance;     personal and professional commitment to an extended professional role and wider professional vision;     advocacy of change and professional action aimed at the development and improvement of practice;     development of professional values and knowledge through reflective and evidence-based practice;     working with others to bring about change and improvement to practice;     bridging theory and practice and critically applying and challenging research findings. ... [-]

Master in Biblical Studies

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The programme in Biblical Studies is designed to stimulate reflection on the use of the Bible in theology by crossing the conventional disciplinary boundaries between biblical exegesis and systematic theology. [+]

Master in Biblical Studies

Programme Length

MTh 12 months full-time  24 months part-time

Aims

The programme in Biblical Studies is designed to stimulate reflection on the use of the Bible in theology by crossing the conventional disciplinary boundaries between biblical exegesis and systematic theology. Special attention will be given to the issues of canonical criticism, narrative reading, and the use of Scripture in the construction of theological arguments.

Syllabus

One required course: DR5077 Dissertation Colloquium

One course in additional skills training. To be chosen from the following:... [-]


Master of Divinity

TCA College
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 9 years August 2017 Singapore + 1 more

The Master of Divinity is a comprehensive graduate programme to prepare students for the professional ministries of the local church. All students follow a core curriculum of biblical, theological and [+]

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity is a comprehensive graduate programme to prepare students for the professional ministries of the local church. All students follow a core curriculum of biblical, theological and practical ministry studies.

Accreditation: Asia Theological Association

Credits: 60 credits for theological Bachelor degree holders99 credits for non-theological Bachelor degree holders

Duration: Full-time : 2 years (60 credits), 3 years (99 credits); Part-time : Up to 6 years (60 credits), Up to 9 years (99 credits)

Admission requirements     

Candidates should fulfil the following requirements:... [-]


Master in Religious Studies

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau China

The Master’s degree in Religious Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme, providing professional, academic guidance, and on site field work in the different Macao religious heritage spots, as well [+]

Masters in Theology in Asia 2017. The Master’s degree in Religious Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme, providing professional, academic guidance, and on site field work in the different Macao religious heritage spots, as well as in historical archives, libraries and museums. Courses focus on the study and interpretation of Asian religions in their theoretical (e.g. beliefs, myths, philosophy), practical (e.g., rituals, practices) and sociological expressions (e.g., groupings). [-]