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Theology and Religious Studies

VID Specialized University

Master On Campus
24 months
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Would you like a thorough knowledge of theological issues and learn to work independently with theological subjects in an academic context? If you do, the Master’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies at VID Specialized University, is a good choice.

Overview

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

International environment

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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.
80
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).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

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.
80
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).
6
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
55
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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.

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