Master Program in Religious Studies in Europe

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Religious Studies

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Religious studies is an academic area that explores the history and modern issues of different religions. Most programs will focus on Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, and how they have been the foundation for traditions around the world.

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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Degree In Canon Law

Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE
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 Religious Studies in Europe 2017. 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... [-]

Master's Degree in Ignatian Spirituality

Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE
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 ICAI-ICADE
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 Religious Studies in Europe 2017. 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... [-]

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

Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE
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 ICAI-ICADE
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 Religious Studies in Europe 2017. 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... [-]

Master of Theology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master of Theology is a 120-credit programme offered jointly by the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne. In order to satisfy the increasing demand for flexibility, a distance learning option is now available: students can decide whether to take each course in the classroom or via our interactive internet platform. [+]

Master of Theology The Master of Theology is a 120-credit programme offered jointly by the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne. In order to satisfy the increasing demand for flexibility, a distance learning option is now available: students can decide whether to take each course in the classroom or via our interactive internet platform. Out of the 7 areas of study in theology, students select 6 and complete a programme of 12 credits within each area. With the 18 remaining elective course credits, students can reinforce their general training in theology (for example via courses in the 7th area) or specialise in one or two of the proposed areas of study. AREAS OF STUDY: Old Testament/Hebrew Bible New Testamen History of Christianity Systematic theology Ethics Practical theology Religious studies The Master’s courses are taught in the classroom or via a distance-learning platform, at the University of Geneva or the University of Lausanne. For more information, visit: http://www.unige.ch/collegetheologie Curriculum Courses (90Credits) : Area A: 30 credits Area B: 30 credits Area C: 30 credits Area D: 30 credits Area E: 30 credits Area F: 30 credits Options: 30 credits Dissertation (90Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn no more than 30 credits (or spend no more than one semester) on exchange. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master of Theology leads to a number of opportunities in a variety of fields, such as: academic research (doctorate, post-doctorate), ecclesiastical... [-]

Master in Protestant Theology

Charles University Protestant Theological Faculty
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Graduates are equipped with a knowledge of Christian theology in its historical, systematic, and practical dimensions. They are capable of working with biblical texts in the original languages and are proficient in the hermeneutics of Christian texts, with a particular emphasis on the tradition of the Reformation, and in dialogue with other Christian traditions, with philosophy, and with the social sciences. [+]

Masters in Religious Studies in Europe 2017. Graduates are equipped with a knowledge of Christian theology in its historical, systematic, and practical dimensions. They are capable of working with biblical texts in the original languages and are proficient in the hermeneutics of Christian texts, with a particular emphasis on the tradition of the Reformation, and in dialogue with other Christian traditions, with philosophy, and with the social sciences. They are familiar with the phenomenology of religion, with the traditional world religions and with new religious movements. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination takes place in one round and has a written and an oral part. The written part tests applicants' knowledge of biblical theology (including the original languages), systematic theology, historical theology, world religions and philosophy. The oral part is an interview to establish applicants' specific qualifications for the study programme. Assessment criteria: the two parts of the entrance examination are assessed by points giving a maximum total of 100 (50 for the written test and 50 for the oral interview). The examiners marking the written part will not know the identity of the applicants. Conditions for admission The applicants who are most successful in the entrance examination will be accepted. The Dean will determine the number of points necessary to be accepted. Information on the exercise of graduates Graduates can make use of their studies in the service of their churches as ministers in parishes, in catechetical, educational and pastoral work, and also in... [-]

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. [+]

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:... [-]

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 Religious Studies in Europe 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... [-]

Master's Degree in Diakonia and Christian Social Practice

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 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. [+]

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 to attend parts of the programme... [-]

Master in Theology

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Religious Studies in Europe 2017. 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 in Global Studies

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Oslo

The School of Mission and Theology (MHS) offers a Master's Program in Global Studies. It is a two-year intensive academic course of study, 120 ECTS credits. [+]

The School of Mission and Theology (MHS) offers a Master's Program in Global Studies. It is a two-year intensive academic course of study, 120 ECTS credits. With specialisation in Religious Studies, Christian Studies or Study of Cultures and Intercultural Communication. The Master's Program provides students with awareness, insights and tools essential for understanding diverse cultural relations and multicultural settings in Norway, and globally. At the end of the program the students should have developed a professional appreciation of the international and intercultural challenges that affect our globalised world. The course will allow the students to develop intercultural interaction skills and personal cultural sensitivity, useful for employment in a variety of multicultural settings. International field work, internships and dialogue with organisations and businesses during the studies will enhance the possibilities for future employment. The multicultural field is expanding in Norway, and students with a Master's Degree in Global Studies will also have opportunities as teachers of different subjects requiring professional global competence. Objective The objective of the study is to enhance the professional competence (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of students preparing for careers that involve significant international and/or intercultural contact through professional education and research with particular reference to theology, religious studies, and intercultural communication. The study can also give students who already have been involved in international or intercultural careers an opportunity to reflect more systematically on their global experience in a scientific and methodological way, leading to the attainment of academic credits for their life experiences. Language All lectures... [-]

History of Religions (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Oslo

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

Masters in Religious Studies in Europe 2017. 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... [-]

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 in Theology & Religious Studies (Research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

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.... [-]