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 Christian Theology

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


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

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


MA Philosophy and Religion

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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 ... [-]

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. [+]

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 ... [-]

MA Biblical Studies

Heythrop College - University Of London
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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 ... [-]

MTH Master of Theology

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 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's Degree in Ignatian Spirituality

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Campus Part time 1 year September 2018 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. [+]

Máster en Espiritualidad Ignatiana

Alentados por las palabras del Papa Benedicto XVI a la Congregación General 35 (21/02/2008) 'La Compañía de Jesús debe seguir formando con gran esmero a sus miembros en la ciencia y en la virtud, sin conformarse con la mediocridad' la Universidad Pontificia Comillas desea ofrecer este programa de formación en temas ignacianos a todos los miembros de la familia / red ignaciana y todos aquellos que deseen profundizar en este carisma y esta espiritualidad.

¿Por qué estudiar "Ignatiana"?

Un programa interdisciplinar que maneja con armonía la historia, la antropología, la teología y la espiritualidad como perspectivas complementarias para una comprensión integradora del carisma ignaciano.... [-]


MRes Pastoral Theology

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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 [-]

MRES Christianity and Interreligious Relations

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Faith and faith communities figure largely in contemporary public discourse [+]

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Faith and faith communities figure large in contemporary public discourse, but the issues are complex and interdisciplinary. London, one of the most cosmopolitan cities on earth, offers a unique setting for reflection on these issues.

CORE MODULE

Research Skills in Theology

OPTIONAL MODULES Jewish-Christian Relations Muslim-Christian Relations Christian Relations with Buddhism and Hinduism Christianity in Dialogue Entry

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

Interim awards PGCert Christianity & Interreligious Relations PGDip Christianity & Interreligious Relations Course length 1 years full-time 2 years part-time [-]

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 [+]

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 Canon Law

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This study of Roman Catholic Canon Law grew from an interest in canon law outside of ecclesiastical circles and within the church since the Second Vatican Council and subsequent revision [+]

This study of Roman Catholic Canon Law grew from an interest in canon law outside of ecclesiastical circles and within the church since the Second Vatican Council and subsequent revision of canon law.

The programme attracts civil lawyers, theologians, priests, people engaged in parish work and religious education and people working on marriage tribunals.

MODULES General Introduction to Canon Law Marriage at Canon Law The People of God Sacramental Law Entry

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

Interim awards PGCert Canon Law PGDip Canon Law Course length 1 years full-time 2 years part-time [-]

Master Current Challenges In Pastoral Practice

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


MA In Literature And Biblical Archeology

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]