VID Specialized University


VID Specialized University is Norway's second largest private university college with 3300 students on four campuses: Bergen, Oslo, Sandnes, and Stavanger. Together we have 480 years of expertise in health sciences, social sciences, and theological studies. We have 50 study programs across the network. VID Specialized University College emerged on January 1, 2016, after the merger between four Norwegian institutions: Diakonhjemmet University College in Oslo and Sandnes, Betanien University College in Bergen, Haraldsplass Deaconess University College in Bergen and MHS – School of Mission and Theology in Stavanger. vid Betanien University College offers clinical studies for international exchange students within the medical and surgical practice, mental health, and home care nursing. Diakonhjemmet University College was established in 1890 as a private, nonprofit college. On this foundation, the accredited higher education institution now comprises about 2300 students and 160 faculties and staff. The core values of the college are summed up in its slogan: “Dedicated to People.” These values also reflect the college’s academic focus, which is solely centered on Health- Social- and Church-related programmes on all levels (Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D.), and supported by ongoing research in all fields. Haraldsplass Deaconess University College (HDUC) is a private, non-profit, Christian, accredited government funded University College in Norway. It is known to a high professional level and student satisfaction. The college focuses on internationalization, and approximately 50% of the bachelor students have a shorter or longer stay abroad during their studies. vid MHS – School of Mission and Theology is a private, specialized university owned by the Norwegian Mission Society (NMS), committed to high-quality education and research related to global perspectives on the church's mission as well as religious and cultural encounters.

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Master of theology and religious studies

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 ... [-]


Address 184 Vinderen, NO-0319 Oslo
NO-0319 Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Address Ulriksdal 10
5009 Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Address Vågsgaten 40
4306 Sandnes, Rogaland, Norway

Address Misjonsmarka 12
4024 Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway