Theology and Ministry

Master in Theology and Ministry is rooted in a discipline-oriented understanding of theology. For this reason 80 credits in theological disciplines from undergraduate studies are required for admission. Historical, systematic, and critical perspectives will run through the curriculum. This said, Master in Theology and Ministry represents an expansion from a traditional Master in Theology by including practice to a greater degree in its very subject matter.

Master in Theology and Ministry prepares for a wide variety of jobs in the church, including the Church of Norway, Christian organizations, Christian institutions, and in the free churches. In particular it is relevant for those who lead, supervise or take part in some sort of ecclesial innovation and for those who want to lead and supervise processes of change in the church. The target group includes: Church planters, employees in Christian organizations, Christian communicators, organizational leadership, faith educators, teachers at Bible colleges, pastors, youth ministers etc.

Application deadline

Nordic applicants: April 15

EU applicants: April 15

Non-EU applicants: February 1

Formal prerequisites

To be admitted to the Master’s Programme in Theology and Ministry, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Completed a 3- or 4- year bachelor’s degree (depending on the country in which the degree was completed), including a specialisation of at least 80 ECTS credits in the following theological disciplines: biblical theology, church history, systematic theology, and practical theology. In special cases, the institution may recognize other documented qualifications as completely or partly equivalent to the educational pathways mentioned above.
  2. Applicants are required to possess an average grade of C or higher (ECTS) in the undergraduate study. Grade records from foreign institutions will be converted in line with common conversion scales or by individual assessment.
  3. International applicants whose first language is not English, must document their English proficiency. See programme website for details.
  4. Applicants are required to submit a one-page motivational letter, explaining the reasons for applying for the study.

In the admission process, applicants are assessed competitively according to their grades.

Tuition See programme webpage.
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Bergen
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English