Master Program in Theology in Europe

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

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.

Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the western most point of Eurasia, Europe is usually divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.

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M.Phil. in Christian Theology

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This M.Phil in Christian Theology will enable participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of core issues in contemporary Christian theology — issues such as Church and Ministry, Theology of the Bible, Rights and Responsibilities. [+]

Masters in Theology in Europe 2017/2018. M.Phil. in Christian Theology Religious issues are an important part of public debate in contemporary pluralist societies. Many crucial social and political matters are affected by religious concerns. Key policy debates require expertise and literacy in religious and theological concepts, their traditions and practices. This MPhil in Christian Theology will enable participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of core issues in contemporary Christian theology — issues such as Church and Ministry, Theology of the Bible, Rights and Responsibilities. Students are introduced to historical scholarship and to rigorous contemporary theological investigation. Seminar-style learning is an important pedagogy in the programme. A written dissertation is a key part of the MPhil. This enables participants to engage in advanced study of a particular topic of interest in the field. Throughout the process of writing, participants are offered one-to one academic supervision. Participants in this MPhil will learn research skills, as well as analytic, written and verbal communication skills. These are highly valued and effective in a great variety of careers. The Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin The Loyola Institute is dedicated to education and research in theology in the broad Catholic tradition. Our central concern is the creative intersection of theology, Church and contemporary society. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.  For more about the Loyola Institute see https://www.tcd.ie/loyola-institute . Structure The course incorporates both taught and research components. Students must take six taught modules (10 ECTS each) comprising three core and three optional modules, and write... [-]

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

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

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. Teaching takes places in Dublin over two terms. A one term, non-degree course of study is available which is ideal for those on sabbatical, or who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules... [+]

M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies 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. Modules Authority, Tradition, Experience: Ecumenics as Intercultural Theology World Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue ®®: Meaning and Practice Religions and Ethics in a Pluralist World Nature, Grace and the Triune God Developing Doctrine: Identity and Change in Christian Tradition Interpreting Ecumenical Ecclesiology An Ecumenics of Loss: Religion, Modernity and Reconciliation Creation, Cosmology and Ecotheology Engaging Religious Fundamentalism Christian Seeds in Hindu Soil: Christianity in South Asia The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque: Christianity in the World of Islam On Being Human: Theological Anthropology in Cross-cultural Perspective The Many Faces of Jesus: Christology and Cultures Comparative/Interreligious Ethics Cross-cultural Ministry and Interreligious Encounter Muslim God, Christian God: Islam and Muslim-Christian Comparative Theology Hindu God, Christian God: Hinduism and Hindu-Christian Comparative Theology Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations Issues in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue Northern Ireland: Conflict, Religion and the Politics of Peace Religions and International Relations Comparative/Interreligious Ethics Teaching takes places in Dublin over two terms. A one term, non-degree course of study is available which is ideal for those on sabbatical, or who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules. Modules from the M.Phil. in International Peace Studies and the M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation are also open to students on the M.Phil. in Intercultural... [-]

Master's Degree in Diakonia and Christian Social Practice

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Norway Oslo

The study provides theological and hermeneutical knowledge, ethical competence, management and leadership skills, research skills, intercultural and interreligious skills, and interdisciplinary working proficiency. [+]

Masters in Theology in Europe 2017/2018. The study provides theological and hermeneutical knowledge, ethical competence, management and leadership skills, research skills, intercultural and interreligious skills, and interdisciplinary working proficiency. The intent of the programme is to produce graduates who qualify for both practical and leadership positions within diaconal activities and institutions as well as value based social service agencies, whether they are Christian or public welfare based. After completing the programme you will have : Obtained the knowledge of the theory and practice of diakonia, as well as the professional competence required to function within congregations, institutions and organizations. This knowledge includes a basic understanding of Christian theology. Acquired an integrated and professional understanding of diaconal approaches and methods that express international and ecumenical awareness, interdisciplinary perspectives, perspectives of participation and gender awareness in relation to diaconal practice. Gained competency in facing the major contemporary challenges within diaconal action related to the struggle for justice, stewardship of Creation, building inclusive fellowships, and expressing love for one’s neighbour. Developed his/her competence in applying acquired knowledgerelated to understanding, methods and problem solving – in new and unfamiliar environments. Entry Requirements You must hold a bachelor’s degree (minimum three year full time study, 180 ECTS) in social work, nursing, education in social sciences, theology, social service administration (or equivalent) as well as sufficient proficiency in English. Eligibility The programme has two main target groups: All students with own funding who want to attend the complete programme. Students from other master’s programmes who want... [-]

Master in Theology

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Norway Oslo

The theology programme offers a full range of courses and degrees in theology, some of which are required for ordained service in the Church of Norway: B.Th., M.Th., Cand.theol., and Exam in Practical Theology and Ph. D. [+]

The theology programme offers a full range of courses and degrees in theology, some of which are required for ordained service in the Church of Norway: B.Th., M.Th., Cand.theol., and Exam in Practical Theology and Ph. D. The Master degree programme in theology is offered in English. It is a two-year intensive academic course of study, 120 ECTS credits. The master degree programme is designed to accommodate students from both Norway and abroad, especially from cooperating institutions and churches in developing countries in order to offer an opportunity for them to specialize academically in some theological discipline. A major element of the master programme is the writing of a master thesis on academic terms. In the M.Th. programme the thesis work represents 30 credits. Each student works under the supervision of a tutor. The master programme also include a considerable reading and instruction programme (90 credits). [-]

Master of Theology (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Theology in Europe 2017/2018. Language of Instruction: English General Informations The programme Master of Theology as a whole will give the student: - in-depth knowledge in fields relevant for academic theological study and research - an academic and interdisciplinary understanding - ability for independent academic reflection, methodical study of academic literature and written presentation thereof - insight on 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 The degree Master of Theology amounts to 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), included a written Thesis for 30 or 60 ECTS. The programme is usually completed in 2 years Admission requirements Application: To be admitted to the programme a student must satisfy the following requirements: - fulfilment of the General Matriculation Standard of Norwegian institutions of higher education ("Generell studiekompetanse"), - either a university bachelor degree in theology or a comparable field based on three years of study beyond Norwegian matriculation level or equivalent Norwegian educational qualifications approved by the school, - grade average equivalent to Norwegian C level, - documented knowledge of Greek and/or Hebrew if the student are including original language studies in The Old Testament or The New Testament in his or her degree. - documented knowledge of English (IELTS-test with a minimum score of 6.5 or better) enabling the student to study in the... [-]

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

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time August 2018 Norway Oslo

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

The programme is based on courses in social sciences and religious studies. An essential part of the programme 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 programme 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. Admission requrements A BA or equivalent degree in Theology, Social Science, Religious Studies or related fields. The study presupposes insights into one or more of the world religions and basic competence within religious studies. Grade average equivalent to Norwegian C level. Qualification Master of Philosophy Religion, Society and Global Issues More information The Master´s programme aims at providing education for positions within research and education, as well as within Norwegian and international 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. The Master´s degree qualifies for further studies on a doctoral level. The Programme Master of Religion, Society and Global Issues consists of 120 ECTS, including a thesis... [-]

History of Religions (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Oslo

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

Masters in Theology in Europe 2017/2018. 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? These are some of the topics MF Norwegian School of Theology tackles in its new M.Phil programme in History of Religions, with a primary focus on Religion in the Pre-Modern World: Encounters and Conflicts. The programme is focused on the issues of religious cross-pollination, coexistence and conflict in three target areas: Europe, South-East Asia and the Middle East. Addressed in a long historical perspective stretching from Late Antiquity to the European Renaissance, the programme seeks to illuminate the roots of present peaceful coexistence and interchange, as well as of today’s antagonisms and conflicts. The underlying idea of the programme is that, in order to fully grasp current religious conflicts and alliances, we need to understand how the perceptions of past and present are intertwined, reciprocally dependent and... [-]

Master in Theology & Religious Studies (Research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Theology & Religious Studies research master's programme offers students the opportunity to study theology, both contextual and classical, at an... [+]

Master in Theology & Religious Studies (Research)

 

The Theology & Religious Studies research master's programme offers students the opportunity to study theology, both contextual and classical, at an advanced level. Our dedicated teaching staff consists of leading scholars from within VU University Amsterdam. They participate in national and international networks in their fields and provide state of the art expertise to make sure you are ready to meet the academic challenges ahead.At VU University Amsterdam you can choose to do theological research in the following disciplines: Biblical Studies, Church History, Dogmatics, Ecumenics, World Religions, Philosophy of Religion, Practical Theology, and the Social- Scientific Study of Religion. The specialization you choose will define the content of your personal Theology & Religious Studies (research) programme.... [-]


Master in Theology & Religious Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-year Master's programme Theology and Religious Studies focuses on specific professional fields. In this master's you will be prepared for a professional career within or outside religious institutions. [+]

Master in Theology & Religious Studies

 

The one-year Master's programme Theology and Religious Studies focuses on specific professional fields. In this master's you will be prepared for a professional career within or outside religious institutions. You can choose from various specializations that each focus on their own field. You will not only follow courses in which you reflect on a specific field or professional context; an internship is an obligatory part of this master's as well. Of course, you will write a thesis to finish your master's programme. Throughout the programme you will be actively coached in your study progress and personal development.The five specializations to choose from are:... [-]


Master in Ecumenical Studies (MESt)

University of Bonn Center for Religion and Society
Campus Full time 12 - 24 months October 2017 Germany Bonn

The MESt covers a field of knowledge: the plurality of Christianities, the plurality of European and non-European churches and theologies, the plurality of religious differences in general and in their cultural contexts, and main concepts of the types of unity of Churches/Christianity to be desired as well as concepts regarding peaceful and respectful interactions of religions. In Bonn you will study this within the context of topics. [+]

The MESt covers a field of knowledge: the plurality of Christianities, the plurality of European and non-European churches and theologies, the plurality of religious differences in general and in their cultural contexts, and main concepts of the types of unity of Churches/Christianity to be desired as well as concepts regarding peaceful and respectful interactions of religions. In Bonn you will study this within the context of topics. A co-operative process of students and lecturers The students' familiarity with their background is an integral part of the learning process. Without the students' competences, the learning and teaching process would realize only half of its potential. The program strives for being sensitive to the religious and cultural embeddedness of researchers and students in the field of religion, as this embeddedness is not merely to be put in brackets while doing academic research, but rather can be laid open und thus also be openly reflected. Starting with the academic year 2013/2014, the Master's program in Ecumenical Studies is offered in two formats. Students who hold a 3-year Bachelor's Degree qualify for the two-year MESt (officially called MEESt- Extended Ecumenical Studies), while students who hold a 4-year Bachelor's Degree qualify either for the one-year or the two-year MESt. Program Components The Master's Program in Ecumenical Studies consists of: Lectures and seminars A six-week internship (one-year MESt) / A nine-week internship Internships are to take place between the winter and summer semesters (i.e. in February and March), for the one-year program resp. between the first... [-]

Degree In Canon Law

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 Spain Madrid

For inside the Church as an institution, to know the internal syntax commands justice as the activity of all members of the Church: laity, religious, priests, bishops, the Roman Pontiff. To make a synthesis between philosophy, theology and law and to work with a pastoral approach, in favor of those who need specialized advice, technical advice, effective defense of their rights, a secure company in their marital conflicts or otherwise. To learn to be, within the Church and the world, the defender of those who can not or do not know to defend themselves and to contribute to the triumph of justice. [+]

Masters in Theology in Europe 2017/2018. Degree in Canon Law For inside the Church as an institution, to know the internal syntax commands justice as the activity of all members of the Church: laity, religious, priests, bishops, the Roman Pontiff. To make a synthesis between philosophy, theology and law and to work with a pastoral approach, in favor of those who need specialized advice, technical advice, effective defense of their rights, a secure company in their marital conflicts or otherwise. To learn to be, within the Church and the world, the defender of those who can not or do not know to defend themselves and to contribute to the triumph of justice. Admission Entry requirements: Baccalaureate, COU or title of university entrance. Men and women religious and seminarians must also submit permission of the Ordinary or Major Superior. Process and criteria for admission: Personal interview Competencies Cognitive competencies (knowledge) In light of the provisions of the Christian Sapientia, the / the graduate / a has a broad and deep knowledge of the disciplines of the full Canon Law and related and complementary disciplines, as well as sufficient knowledge of the philosophical and theological disciplines that they are required for a legal-canonical superior training. Specifically, under Decree Novo Codice, such extensive knowledge should cover: The Code of Canon Law in all its parts and other legislation. related disciplines: theology of canon law; philosophy of law; institutions of Roman law; elements of civil law; canonísticas history of institutions; history of the sources... [-]

Master's Degree in Ignatian Spirituality

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 Spain Madrid

Why study Ignatian Spirituality? A multidisciplinary program with a balanced approach that covers history, anthropology, theology and spirituality as complementary perspectives for a comprehensive understanding of the Ignatian charism. An opportunity to read the actual primary documents of Ignatian sources and 'reflect' on them to keep learning today. A meeting with our team of professors, who are renowned experts in 'Ignatian Spirituality', will help you further explore the most fundamental aspects of our identity. [+]

Master's Degree in Ignatian Spirituality Encouraged by Pope Benedict XVI's words at the 35th General Congregation (21/02/08) "The Society of Jesus should continue forming its members with great attention to the sciences and to virtue, without conforming to mediocrity". Comillas Pontifical University wishes to offer such training program in Ignatian themes to all members of the Ignatian family/community, as well as all those who wish to deepen their charism and spirituality. Why study Ignatian Spirituality? A multidisciplinary program with a balanced approach that covers history, anthropology, theology and spirituality as complementary perspectives for a comprehensive understanding of the Ignatian charism. An opportunity to read the actual primary documents of Ignatian sources and 'reflect' on them to keep learning today. A meeting with our team of professors, who are renowned experts in 'Ignatian Spirituality', will help you further explore the most fundamental aspects of our identity. Admission Who it is aimed at Qualified Jesuits who, for various reasons relating to their personal paths, are interested in exploring the contents of Ignatian spirituality 'with zeal and rigor'. Lay individuals from Ignatian spheres and contexts. CLC, areas close to institutions of the Society of Jesus. and researchers from other universities who wish to further explore Ignatian theology and spirituality. Members of Ignatian Spirituality religious orders. Student Jesuits and from other congregations who come to Spain to study spirituality and wish to train more specifically in Ignatian spirituality. Teaching and other staff from institutions of the Society of Jesus wishing to further explore Ignatian... [-]

Master's Degree in Bioethics

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Madrid

The Official Master's Degree in Bioethics is among the most important activities organized by the Chair in Bioethics. This Chair is one of the most pioneering in Spain and leads the field in terms of Bioethics teaching, research and publications. It was founded in the 1997-1998 academic year by P. Javier Gafo SJ and aims to provide professional training for people who want to specialize in bioethics, whether to sit on Healthcare Ethics Committees, in both private and public hospitals, or to work in bioethics-related research and teaching. [+]

Masters in Theology in Europe 2017/2018. Master's Degree in Bioethics The Official Master's Degree in Bioethics is among the most important activities organized by the Chair in Bioethics. This Chair is one of the most pioneering in Spain and leads the field in terms of Bioethics teaching, research and publications. It was founded in the 1997-1998 academic year by P. Javier Gafo SJ and aims to provide professional training for people who want to specialize in bioethics, whether to sit on Healthcare Ethics Committees, in both private and public hospitals, or to work in bioethics-related research and teaching. It offers an interdisciplinary vision of all fields of Bioethics, including the philosophical, scientific, legal, psychological and theological dimensions. To achieve this, the program is taught by over 30 lecturers. These experts hail from the very best bioethics institutions in Spain, specialize in the subjects taught and have extensive national and international professional experience. Admission Who is it intended for? University graduates: doctors, qualified nurses, psychologists, jurists, biologists, philosophers, theologians and others who wish to specialize in bioethics, whether to sit on Healthcare Ethics Committees, in both private and public hospitals, or to work in bioethics-related research and teaching. Skills GENERAL SKILLS CG1 - To analyze interdisciplinary information on Bioethics by independently categorizing and differentiating data for application in ethical judgments. CG2 - To debate ethical judgments and conclusions from a bioethical perspective, presenting arguments for and against such judgments and conclusions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and... [-]

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

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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. [+]

Licentiate Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) 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. This Degree equips students to expertly engage with any matter related to their specialist field. It is designed as an introduction to research, in each of the specialist fields, according to the theological methodology required for each area. The course focuses especially on developing advanced knowledge of Catholic doctrine, based on Sacred Scripture and tradition, in order to contribute to presenting an ever-clearer understanding of the mystery of Christ, in line with the most significant contemporary cultural movements. Students will cover the most cutting-edge and interdisciplinary topics, without neglecting the value of the Christian tradition. Admission Admission requirements: Licentiate Degree in Ecclesiastical Studies (Bachelor's Degree in Theology). Six years of philosophy-theology studies before the "Second-cycle Entry Exam". Foreign students who do not hold academic certificates issued in Spanish must present a DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) at B2 level or higher. This diploma is awarded by the Instituto Cervantes. Students who do not bring the required DELE will take a language test to confirm they have B2 level or higher. For students who do... [-]

Master's Degree in Vocational Discernment and Pastoral Care

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Campus Part time 3 years September 2017 Spain Madrid

The Institute offers a private Master's Degree in Vocational Discernment and Pastoral Care, in collaboration with the School of Formators at the San Ignacio Spirituality Center in Salamanca. The aim of this MA is to comprehensively prepare students to provide formation within religious congregations and other current ways of life in the Church, helping them to discern and fostering in them a strong sense of loyalty to their respective vocational commitments. As such, it is designed for priests, religious brothers and sisters and laymen and laywomen who play a direct role in vocational promotion, formation or care. [+]

Masters in Theology in Europe 2017/2018. Master's Degree in Vocational Discernment and Pastoral Care The Institute offers a private Master's Degree in Vocational Discernment and Pastoral Care, in collaboration with the School of Formators at the San Ignacio Spirituality Center in Salamanca. The aim of this MA is to comprehensively prepare students to provide formation within religious congregations and other current ways of life in the Church, helping them to discern and fostering in them a strong sense of loyalty to their respective vocational commitments. As such, it is designed for priests, religious brothers and sisters and laymen and laywomen who play a direct role in vocational promotion, formation or care. It is also aimed at people who are involved in personal formation processes through leading Spiritual Exercises, offering spiritual direction or providing formation in pastoral care. Admission Who is it intended for? This Master’s Degree is designed for priests, religious brothers and sisters and laymen and laywomen who have or plan to take on a direct role in vocational promotion, formation or care. It can also be of use for educators of the Faith or people who are involved in personal formative processes through leading Spiritual Exercises, offering spiritual direction or providing formation in pastoral care. Regular admission requirements are: Preferred age: between 25 and 35 Study background: licentiate (five-year) degree or diploma (three-year degree) with proven experience of at least two years of work That the candidate commits to three consecutive years of study. The admission process to... [-]