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Specialisation Biblical Exegesis

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The Master’s specialisation in Biblical Exegesis has a course load of 180 EC* (three years). All the courses are 5 or 10 EC and the Master’s Thesis is 15 EC. You are required to have a basic knowledge of Hebrew and Greek to be admitted to this specialisation.

The structure is as follows:

Year 1

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

Seminar Practical Theology: Pastoral Theology

Seminar History of Church and Theology

Seminar Systematic Theology*

FTR-THMA203

and

FTR-THMA206

and

FTR-THMA205

10

10

10

Mandatory courses:

Hebrew (5 EC) & Greek (5 EC)

Mandatory courses:

FTR-THMA101 & FTR-THMA100

2 x 5 = 10

Specialisation course Biblical Exegesis:

Old Testament or 
New Testament

Specialisation course Biblical Exegesis:

FTR-THMA150-1
or
FTR-THMA150-2

10
Total 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 Biblical Exegesis FTR-THMA104 10

Seminar Practical Theology

Seminar History of Church and Theology

Seminar Systematic Theology*

FTR-THMA103

and

FTR-THMA106

and

FTR-THMA105

10

10

10

Research Design FTR-RTMA110 5
Master's Thesis on Biblical Exegesis FTR-THMA251-1 or FTR-THMA251-2 15
Total 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)
  • Religion and Policy (in Dutch)
  • Spiritual Care (in Dutch)
  • Teaching Course Religious Studies/Life Orientation (in Dutch)