Masters Program in Theology in Europe

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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.

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 theology and religious studies

VID Specialized University
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years August 2019 Norway Oslo Bergen Sandnes Stavanger + 4 more

Would you like a thorough knowledge of theological issues and learn to work independently with theological subjects in an academic context? [+]

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 ... [-]

M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies [FT/PT}

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies integrates a variety of theological and other disciplines in order to explore significant and complex relationships within and between religious communities and their traditions. These fields of study attend closely to the connections and tensions experienced as the religions encounter alternative social, political and cultural resources of meaning and identity. [+]

Introduction

Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies integrates a variety of theological and other disciplines in order to explore significant and complex relationships within and between religious communities and their traditions. These fields of study attend closely to the connections and tensions experienced as the religions encounter alternative social, political and cultural resources of meaning and identity. This course focuses on the practical and theoretical possibilities posed by intercultural dialogue, and on the challenges of sustaining communities in which the praxis of peace and reconciliation with others is given concrete embodiment.

A variety of modules is offered each year, drawn from the list below. A module on Research and Methods is compulsory; students select a further 5 modules for assessment and write a dissertation.... [-]


M.Phil. in Christian Theology

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This MPhil in Christian Theology provides students with the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of the core disciplines of theology and to develop skills of critical thinking in relation to them. Its focus, on pluralist and critically constructive theological studies of the highest academic standing, will allow students to contribute to public debates on religious/theological issues in contemporary societies. [+]

Religious issues are an important part of public debate in contemporary pluralist societies. Many crucial social and political matters are affected by religious concerns and key policy debates require expertise and literacy in religious and theological concepts, traditions and practices. At the global, European and Irish levels a critical understanding of the Christian tradition is imperative, given the historic and continuing influence of this tradition.

This MPhil in Christian Theology provides students with the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of the core disciplines of theology and to develop skills of critical thinking in relation to them. Its focus, on pluralist and critically constructive theological studies of the highest academic standing, will allow students to contribute to public debates on religious/theological issues in contemporary societies.... [-]


Master's Degree in Biblical Studies: History and Influence of the Bible

University of Deusto
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Bilbao

In the 21st century, far from having detached us from the past, the memory of what we were is one of the most burning battlefields. We are what we remember, what we tell ourselves we were and what our ancestors died for. Thousands of years ago, people in the Middle East decided to put in writing, for the first time in history, the questions that do not expire. [+]

Presentation

In the 21st century, far from having detached us from the past, the memory of what we were is one of the most burning battlefields.

We are what we remember, what we tell ourselves we were and what our ancestors died for. Thousands of years ago, people in the Middle East decided to put in writing, for the first time in history, the questions that do not expire.

This is how the Bible was born. These universal texts have had a decisive influence on the way we live, how we think, and how we hope and survive not only in religious traditions that accept them as sacred texts but, above all, in paintings, literature, films, music, ideas, etc., which are part of the universal culture and heritage.... [-]


Master of Theology (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Norway Oslo

Master of Theology is a two-year programme that focuses on various theological subjects. You can either examine the full range of theological disciplines or specialise in certain subjects. [+]

Language of Instruction: English

General Informations

The programme Master of Theology as a whole will give the student:

in-depth knowledge in fields relevant to academic theological study and research

an academic and interdisciplinary understanding

the ability for independent academic reflection, methodical study of academic literature and written presentation thereof

insight on the philosophy of science and methodological questions, and experience in conducting independent scientific studies

a basis for further academic research

necessary skills for working in school, church and society

a better foundation for communicating academic theological insights in dialogue ... [-]

History of Religions (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Norway Oslo

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and History in the Pre-Modern World: Encounter and Conflict [+]

Language of Instruction: English

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and History in the Pre-Modern World: Encounter and Conflict.

Why is Jerusalem still such a contested place? What are the reasons for the systematic destruction by the Islamic State (IS) of the cultural heritage of the past? Why do sacred texts produced centuries ago continue to shape the lives of people today? How are they used and abused? Why does the sword sometimes replace the word in religious matters? How did religious groups, ideas and artefacts travel from one continent to another and how did that migration transform them? In other words, how did religious conflicts and encounters shape the modern world and why do they still matter today?... [-]


MA Philosophy and Religion

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Explore the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and address questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as raised in the classical Christian [+]

Explore the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and address questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as raised in the classical Christian tradition and in modern analysis.

The degree attracts a wide range of students – those engaged in the study and practice of religion, and those whose professional life involves philosophical and ethical questions.

CORE MODULES Understanding Religion in the Age of Modernity Reason and Religion OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE ETHICS PATHWAY Foundations in Ethics Ethical Issues Today Bioethics and Sexual Ethics OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE PHILOSOPHIC PATHWAY Selected Themes in European Philosophy The Franciscan Spiritual Tradition: Faith, Reason and Spirituality OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE INTERRELIGIOUS STUDY PATHWAY Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Islamic Thought Contemporary Judaism Entry ... [-]

Licentiate Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.)

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Spain Madrid

The Licentiate Degree in Sacred Theology is a postgraduate program (MA in Theology). As such, a certain level of knowledge and skill from previous study (Bachelor's Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.), Master's Degree in Divinity and equivalents) is expected. Students will focus their studies on a specific field of interest within the diverse areas of Catholic theology. The course is structured according to a two-year cyclical plan. [+]

Licenciatura en Teología (Máster en Teología)

La Licenciatura en Teología (S.T.L.) es un estudio de postgrado (máster en Teología). Presupone los conocimientos y las destrezas adquiridas en estudios anteriores (Bachillerato en Teología; Master in Divinity y equivalentes). El estudiante concentra su interés sobre un campo más acotado de estudio dentro de las diversas áreas de la teología católica. Está estructurada en un plan cíclico de dos años.

Capacita a los alumnos para poder abordar con competencia cualquier asunto relativo a su especialidad. Está estructurada como iniciación a la investigación, en cada uno de los campos de atención, según la metodología teológica requerida por cada área. Se atiende de manera especial a una profundización de la doctrina católica, tomada de la Sagrada Escritura y de la tradición, para contribuir a presentar cada vez con más claridad el misterio de Cristo atendiendo a los grandes movimientos culturales contemporáneos. Se presta especial atención a los temas fronterizos, interdisciplinares y de actualidad, sin olvidar la riqueza de la Tradición cristiana.... [-]


MRes in Biblical Studies

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Whereas the MA aims at breadth, the MRes trains graduate students to specialise [+]

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Whereas the MA aims at breadth, the MRes trains graduate students to specialise in an area of proposed doctoral research. Biblical languages are required on the MRes.

CORE MODULES GROUP 1 Research Methods in Biblical Studies CORE MODULES GROUP 2

Choose between the two modules.

Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (Old Testament) Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (New Testament) CORE LANGUAGE MODULE

You must choose one language if you do not have the prerequisite language for your proposed doctoral study.

Biblical Hebrew New Testament Greek OPTIONAL MODULES The Bible in the life of the Church Second Temple Judaism Women in the Old Testament and Intertestamental Era Reading 1 Corinthians A Critical Investigation of the Gospel of Mark Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (Old Testament) Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (New Testament) Entry ... [-]

MA Biblical Studies

Heythrop College - University Of London
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Perform an advanced study of biblical texts from both the Old and New Testament, with an emphasis on current methodologies [+]

Perform an advanced study of biblical texts from both the Old and New Testament, with an emphasis on current methodologies.

The programme attracts teachers and people involved in church ministry, as well as anyone with a particular interest in the textual study of biblical literature. It provides a valuable ongoing education for ministers.

CORE MODULES Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (Old Testament) Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (New Testament) OPTIONAL MODULE GROUP ONE

Select between the two

Reading 1 Corinthians A Critical Investigation of the Gospel of Mark OPTIONAL MODULE GROUP TWO

Select between the three

The Bible in the life of the Church Second Temple Judaism Women in the Old Testament and Intertestamental Era OPTIONAL LANGUAGE MODULE ... [-]

Master in Intercultural Theology

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hanover Brunswick Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

M.A. program Intercultural Theology offers a unique combination of theory and practical experiences. Teaching language is English. [+]

M.A. program Intercultural Theology offers a unique combination of theory and practical experiences. Teaching language is English. The study course lasts for four terms and is offered by Göttingen University in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg (Fachhochschule). It imparts basic knowledge about intercultural theology, which is to be applied in a project abroad or in Germany. The Master degree qualifies for various jobs in the churches, in Non-Governmental-Organizations, media, institutions of adult education or scientific institutes.

Program: Intercultural Theology M.A.

Degree: Master of Arts

Standard period of study: Four semesters... [-]


MTh Orthodox Studies

University of Winchester
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

MTh Orthodox Studies at Winchester gives students from a variety of backgrounds, who have an interest in Orthodox Christianity, the opportunity to develop and expand their range of theological skills and knowledge at a higher level. [+]

The programme offers a wide-ranging study of Orthodox Christian tradition and practice including theology, history, ecclesiology, tradition, liturgy and art. It draws on a variety of academic disciplines and discourses to enable students to reflect critically on the entirety of the Orthodox faith, tradition and practice. Students with a background in Orthodox studies have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding at a higher academic level. Those of different backgrounds are enabled to approach Orthodox thought and tradition critically and connect, compare and contrast it with their own theological background.

The study enables students to research the Orthodox, early Christian and patristic tradition, and connect it to broader areas of human life and understanding in contemporary multicultural societies. Students explore and critically reflect upon Orthodox experience, developing an informed awareness of the dynamic nature of the Orthodox Christian tradition and the theological task of subjecting this tradition to a process of testing and renewal.... [-]


MTH Master of Theology

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Undertake a detailed and advanced study of the central teachings of Christianity. By undertaking a greater proportion of research skills than a typical Masters’ programme, you will be supported in preparing [+]

Undertake a detailed and advanced study of the central teachings of Christianity. By undertaking a greater proportion of research skills than a typical Masters’ programme, you will be supported in preparing for a further research degree.

CORE MODULES Central Themes in Modern Christian Theology Research Skills in Theology OPTIONAL MODULES Christianity in Dialogue Foundations of Ethics Moral Imagination, Art and Spirituality Augustine and the Christian Tradition The Bible in the life of the Church Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (Old Testament) Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (New Testament) Foundations of Pastoral Theology Religion: Context and Crisis Foundations for the Study of Christian Spirituality History of Christian Mysticism to the Reformation Entry ... [-]

Master in Religion, Society and Global Issues (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time August 2019 Norway Oslo

This Master’s program aims at providing insights into various relationships between religion and society in an increasingly global and multicultural world. [+]

The program is based on courses in social sciences and religious studies. An essential part of the program is to give insight into the different ways by which religion is shaped by various local and regional social conditions. It aims at giving a more profound understanding of the relationship between religion and society in a global perspective and includes courses in:

ethics sociology of religion intercultural communication human rights, conflict, and reconciliation Career opportunities

The program provides education for positions in the field of research and education. Furthermore, it qualifies for jobs in institutions and organizations where knowledge of religion in an international and global perspective is required. It is also relevant for positions of leadership within the public and private sector.... [-]


MRes Pastoral Theology

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and [+]

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Whereas the MA aims at breadth, the MRes trains graduate students to specialise in an area of proposed doctoral research.

CORE MODULES Foundations of Pastoral Theology Religion: Context and Crisis Research Skills in Theology OPTIONAL MODULES Mission and Ministry Modern Theologies of Liturgy The Bible in the life of the Church Theology of Religious Life Entry

An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject

Interim awards PGCert Pastoral Theology PGDip Pastoral Theology Course length 1 years full-time 2 years part-time [-]