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Study Programme

The Master’s specialisation in Biblical Exegesis 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. Please also look at our programme in Biblical Exegesis within the 1-year Theology programme.

Biblical Exegesis seminar

Students of the specialisation Biblical Exegesis are required to take the Biblical Exegesis seminar in year one and two.

Discipline seminars

Students have to follow three discipline seminars in the first and second year.

  • History of Church and Theology
  • Practical Theology
  • Systematic Theology

Students can replace one seminar by another seminar (Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theology) or specialisation course, to the discretion of the examination board.

Set electives

In the first year, students must take at least one of the following courses:

  • Philosophy Of Religion
  • Greek & Hebrew
  • Religious Studies

Master’s thesis

Your Master's thesis consists of an individual research project, which allows you to investigate a topic of your choice within Biblical Exegesis under the close supervision of our expert staff.

Professional and research specialisation

In the third year of the Master's programme in Theology, you select one trajectory as a professional specialisation. This specialisation will determine the structure of your third year. You can choose from the following specialisations:

More details

Read more about the courses, reading requirements and course schedule in the online prospectus (courseguide).

Before starting your Master education, you should apply for approval of your Master programme. More information can be found in the online courseguide.


Study abroad

During your Master’s programme, you will have the opportunity to go abroad for your studies, internship and/or thesis. You will learn to look at things from the perspective of a different culture and you will meet new people; it is an experience that will enrich your life. What’s more, it will look great on your CV.

Please see the International Office web page for information about meetings, scholarships, internships and other practical information.

Additional challenge

Do you want an extra challenge during your studies? Do you find it interesting to think about current, social themes from different academic perspectives? Discover what the Radboud Honours Academy has to offer to achieve your maximum potential during your time as a student.