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Specialisation Practical Theology

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 study advisor. 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 Practical Theology 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.

The structure is as follows:

Year 1

Course Course code Course load (EC)
Seminar Practical Theology: Pastoral Theology FTR-THMA203 10

Seminar History of Church and Theology

Seminar Biblical Exegesis*

Seminar Systematic Theology**

FTR-THMA206

and

FTR-THMA204

and

FTR-THMA205

10

10

10

Elective course

Elective course

10

Specialisation course Practical Theology:

Pastoral Theology
or

Missiology: World Christianity, Interfaith Dialogue, and Mission

Specialisation course Practical Theology:

FTR-THMA150-7 or

FTR-THMA150-8

10
Total 60 EC

* You are required to have a basic knowledge of Hebrew and Greek to be admitted to this course.

** 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 (EC)
Seminar on Practical Theology FTR-THMA103 10

Seminar on History of Church and Theology

Seminar on Biblical Exegesis*

Seminar on Systematic Theology**

FTR-THMA106

and

FTR-THMA104

and

FTR-THMA105

10

10

10

Research Design

FTR-RTMA110

5

Master's Thesis on Practical Theology FTR-THMA251-7 or FTR-THMA251-8 15
Total 60 EC

* You are required to have a basic knowledge of Hebrew and Greek to be admitted to this course.

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

Year 3: Professional specialisation

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)