Master of Theology
Are you preparing for a teaching ministry or doctoral studies in Theology? PThU offers a one-year, English-taught Master of Theology programme with four tracks to choose from: Ethics of Dignity, Living Texts, Missional Communities and Thinking God Interculturally. Come and enjoy the combination of a climate of academic excellence and the great atmosphere in our home right in the centre of the lively university city of Groningen. With students from all over the world, our accredited programme offers you a truly international and intercultural academic experience.
The Master of Theology programme consists of two semesters. You will start with interdisciplinary courses, as well as courses dedicated to the specialised track you have chosen. Your second semester is fully dedicated to your specialisation, including methodology, specialisation courses, literature study and a master thesis.
Tracks within the programme
- Master of Theology: Ethics of DignityThe Ethics of Dignity track teaches you to ask questions on human identity, dignity and integrity. Read more.View study
- Master of Theology: Thinking God InterculturallyWhat can we learn from theologies developed in often vibrant Christian communities in other parts of the global church?View study
- Master of Theology: Living TextsHow does the biblical text become a living reality for believers in our times? The Living Text track trains you in becoming a hermeneutical expert.View study
- Master of Theology: Missional CommunitiesWhat does being missional mean for congregations and what kind of spirituality is needed in leading congregations, in preaching, caring and praying?View study
The International Master provides a great entry point into Western theology and culture for students from Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are well equipped to help you build a bridge between your own context and the European Academy. For the same reason, a number of European and other students from the West have chosen this particular one year programme because it provides an exposure to other expressions of World Christianity and intercultural theology. We love to help you deepen the three-way conversation between your own context and its challenges, Western theology, and the Christian Scriptures and tradition.