Master in Theology and Religion - Máster en Teología y Religión
1. A completed Bachelor´s degree in Theology or related area
2. A proficiency in English
•A TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥232 (computer based) or ≥90 (internet based)
•An IELTS score of ≥6.5
•Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
3. 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.
The Master’s programme in Theology provides meaning to fundamental questions and ideas that feature in science, culture and faith. The central focus in the three-year Master´s programme in Theology is on the tension between universal truth claims within belief systems and the diverse cultural contexts in which they are expressed. Students can specialise in one of four disciplines of theology, namely: General Theology, History of Church and Theology, Biblical Exegesis, Practical Theology or Systematic Theology.
The Master’s programme in Theology is taught at the Special Faculty of Theology. It has a course load of 180 EC* (three years). All the courses are 10 EC and the Master’s Thesis is 20 EC.
The structure of the programme does differ slightly depending on your choice of specialisation. Please see the programme outlines of the specialisations at the programme website for more details.
Each curriculum consists of the following components:
In the first and second year, you attend at least three of the four seminars that are offered by the four core disciplines of literary, historical, systematic and practical theology.
Students can choose from a number of courses in their choosen specialisation.
In the first year, students must take at least one of the following courses:
· Philosophy Of Religion
· Greek & Hebrew
· Religious Studies
Students are free to choose any course as open elective: be it another discipline seminar, the other Systematic Theology course, another set elective, a course from one of the other Theology specialisations, or a course from the Master’s programmes in Religious Studies or in Philosophy.
Coordinators help all students select their electives so that the best possible programme is constructed for them.
Your Master´s thesis consists of an individual research project, which allows you to investigate a topic of your choice under the close supervision of our expert staff. You choose a topic that falls under your choosen specialisation.
Students can choose one of four professional profiles. This profile will determine the structure of your third year. You can choose research (English), education (Dutch), religion and policy (Dutch) or spiritual care (Dutch).
Scientific researcher, spiritual counsellor, teacher of religious studies, or administrative manager.