36 months
2143 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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By following the Master’s in Biblical Exegesis programme at Radboud University you will be well-equipped to understand the meaning of Biblical text in connection to the historical and cultural contexts.

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Programme overview

The Master's specialisation in Biblical Exegesis focuses on understanding the relation between Bible texts and ethics, and how these may provide direction in contemporary society and church. The programme offers a unique combination of cognitive linguistics with literary criticism, making it distinct from other similar programs.

In this programme you will study the Old and New Testaments by analysing their languages, cultural frameworks, historical contexts, and their relationship as well as understanding the meaning attributed to texts.

What will you learn?

  • Learn the skills to read and understand Biblical texts in their original languages

  • Get valuable experience and skills in designing, conducting and presenting your own research

  • Gain a theoretical knowledge of theology studies as well as practical theology

Career prospects

The Master’s programme Theology has a strong emphasis on career prospects by allowing students to focus on one professional path in their third year: research, education, spiritual care or religion and policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biblical Exegesis seminar
  • Exegesis of the Old Testament
  • Exegesis of the New Testament
  • Philosophy Of Religion
  • Greek & Hebrew
  • Religious Studies
  • Biblical Exegesis seminar
  • Professional and research specialisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Sept: Radboud University will still consider EU/EEA applications until 1 July, but may not be able to offer assistance with accommodation.




180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Bachelor's degree in Theology or related area
  • A proficiency in English
  •  A proficiency in Hebrew and Greek: In order to take part in this programme, you need to have a basic knowledge Hebrew and Greek. Students need to be able to show, in the form of successfully completed electives or degrees that they have the required proficiency
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.


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