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Specialisation Biblical Exegesis

Before starting your Master education, you should apply for approval of your Master programme. Download one of the forms and discuss your program with the coordinator of your specialisation. Additional information is available on the form. You may also use this form to apply for approval of a change in your programme.

The Master’s specialisation in Biblical Exegesis has a course load of 180 EC* (three years). All the courses are 10 EC and the Master’s Thesis is 20 EC. You are required to have a basic knowledge of Hebrew and Greek to be admitted to this course.

The structure is as follows:

Year 1

Course Course code Course load (ECTS)
Seminar on Biblical Exegesis FTR-THMA204 10

Seminar on Practical Theology

Seminar on History of Church and Theology

Seminar on Systematic Theology
*

FTR-THMA203

and

FTR-THMA206

and

FTR-THMA205

10

10

10

Elective course:

Seminar Philosophy of Religion 
or
Hebrew (5 EC) & Greek (5 EC)
or
Seminar 
Religious Studies

Elective course:

FTR-THMA108
or

FTR-THMA101 & FTR-THMA100
or

FTR-THMA207

10

Specialisation course Biblical Exegesis:

Old Testament or 
New Testament

Specialisation course Biblical Exegesis:

FTR-THMA150-1
or
FTR-THMA150-2

10
60 EC

* You can replace one seminar by another seminar or specialisation course, to the discretion of the Examination Board.

Year 2

Course Course code Course load (ECTS)
Seminar on Biblical Exegesis FTR-THMA204 10

Seminar on Practical Theology

Seminar on History of Church and Theology

Seminar on Systematic Theology
*

FTR-THMA203

and

FTR-THMA206

and

FTR-THMA205

10

10

10

Master's Thesis on Biblical Exegesis FTR-THMA250 20
60 EC

* Students can replace one seminar by another seminar or specialisation course, to the discretion of the Examination Board.

Year 3

In the third year of the Master's programme in Theology, you select one trajectory as a professional specialisation:

  • Academic Research (in English)
  • Pastoral Studies (in English)
  • Religion and Policy (in Dutch)
  • Spiritual Care (in Dutch)
  • Teaching Course Religious Studies/Life Orientation (in Dutch)