The master’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies offered by VID Specialized University can either be part of a vocational study in theology or be an independent master’s degree in preparation for teaching or research within the theological disciplines.
What do you learn?
- All the courses in the Master’s degree programme are based on courses from the Bachelor’s degree.
- Mandatory common courses: A Study of the Christian Church within the framework of the Global Encounters of Religions and Cultures and Introduction to the Scientific Method are also mandatory courses.
- Mandatory specialization course: The New Testament and Systematic Theology
- Self-elected concentration within these courses or one or two of the other theological disciplines (the Old Testament, History of the Church and Mission, Mission Theology, Science of Religion, Practical Theology)
- Master’s thesis (30 credits) over a self-elected topic within one of the specialization courses
A number of international students attend the Master’s programmes at VID, campus School of Mission and Theology, so most of the instruction is in English. This provides unique opportunities to learn how to act in a global, international environment. However, Norwegian students are allowed to use Norwegian in their written assignments and examinations. Some of the subjects in the courses can also be taken at other institutions, for instance abroad.
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- Encounters of Religions and Cultures
- The mission of the church in religious and cultural diversity
- Communication, culture and context
- Encounters of religions
- Introduction to Scientific Method
- Master course in New Testament and Systematic Theology
- Pauline letters and new testament theology
- Christian dogmatics
- Field of Specialization
- The old testament understanding of God
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesReligious Studies & Theology View 6 other Masters in Religious Studies & Theology in Norway
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Please note that a study option in itself does not provide a Norwegian study permit for applicants outside EU/EEA. After admission, you must apply for a student residence permit in Norway.
- Applicants from outside the EU/EEA area must therefore document that they can finance their stay in Norway. The fee is subject to change, please confer with UDI’s websites for the exact amount at any time). International students must also calculate additional expenses for tuition- and semester fees, literature and housing.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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