Study programme Theology (1 year)

The Master in Theology (1 year) is a taught degree that has a course load of 60 European Credits (EC). Each MA course is worth 10 credits and the MA Thesis is worth 20 credits.

We offer the following specialisations:

  • Biblical Exegesis
  • Church History
  • Practical Theology
  • Systematic Theology


Each specialisation offers:

  • 3 Core Courses (30 EC) – 2 specialisation seminars and 1 specialisation tutorial enable the student to specialize in a specific field
  • 1 Interdisciplinary Elective (10 EC) – Students may select one of the following options: 
    • a MA course in Philosophy, Theology, or Religious Studies (pre-requisites may apply)
    • a MA course from another discipline offered at Radboud University (pre-requisites may apply)
    • Summer Courses
    • Internship
  • MA Thesis (20 EC) – an individual research project selected by the student and supervised by one of our academic staff members

Students can replace one seminar with another seminar or specialisation tutorial with the permission of the examination board.

Instruction modes

Curriculum

  • Curriculum year 1

    The Master’s specialisation in Biblical Exegesis has a course load of 60 EC. All the courses are 5 or 10 EC and the Master’s Thesis is 20 EC.

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  • Curriculum year 1

    The Master’s specialisation in Church History has a course load 60 EC. All the courses are 10 EC and the Master’s Thesis is 20 EC.

    View curriculum year 1
  • Curriculum year 1

    The Master’s specialisation in Practical Theology has a course load of 60 EC (one year). All the courses are 10 EC and the Master’s Thesis is 20 EC.

    View curriculum year 1
  • Curriculum year 1

    The Master’s specialisation in Systematic Theology has a course load of 60 EC (one year). All the courses are 10 EC and the Master’s Thesis is 20 EC.

    View curriculum year 1

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.