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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 Theology and Religious Studies programme at VID Specialized University, is a good choice.

Overview

What will you learn?

The Theology and Religious Studies programme at VID Specialized University 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.

Specializations

Theology

The programme is based on a Bachelor of theology with Greek (20 ECTS) and New Testament studies based on Greek. The introductory semester focuses on contextual theology and religious encounters, methodology and philosophy of science. The second and third semesters allow the student to go deeper into either biblical studies or other theological subjects through compulsory and elective courses. Hebrew (20 ECTS) is required for one of the OT electives in third semester. The elective course prepares for the Master’s thesis in the fourth semester.

Religious studies

The programme is based on a Bachelor of theology, a Bachelor of religious studies, or a Bachelor of Arts, where theology/religious studies make up a central part of the degree. The introductory semester focuses on contextual theology and religious encounters, methodology and philosophy of science. The second and third semesters allow the student to go deeper into the academic field of religious studies through compulsory and elective courses, thereby preparing for the Master’s thesis in the fourth semester.

Bible translation

The programme is based on a Bachelor of theology with Greek (20 ECTS) and/or Hebrew (20 ECTS), and exegetical studies based on the biblical languages, or a more general Bachelor of Arts which includes—or to which is added—corresponding competence of languages and exegesis. After an introductory semester with contextual theology (including biblical studies) and philosophy of science, the second semester allows the student to specialize in Bible translation from historical, theoretical, hermeneutical and applied perspectives. The third semester focuses on linguistics related to Bible translation, normally through exchange with a partner institution in Europe or North America. The three first semesters eventually prepare for a Master’s thesis in the fourth semester.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contextual theology and religious encounters
  • Worldview, values, relations and professional practice
  • Theory of science, research methods, research ethics
  • The Christian faith – New Testament, historical and current perspectives
  • Religion and global issues
  • Hermeneutical perspectives

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in theology, and meet our general admission requirements. The degree must include a major that consists of 80 ECTS from a recognised higher education institution, or have an equivalent educational basis approved by VID. Some specializations have specific language requirements. Please refer to the individual requirements in the above text.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1112 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 556 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • NOK 460 Semester fee
  • NOK 320 Student fee
  • Tuition NOK 4800
  • Total tuition and fees NOK 5580

Living costs for Stavanger

10497 - 15897 NOK /month
Living costs

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Funding

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