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 candidate must have:

  1. Completed a bachelor´s degree or equivalent education. Any educational pathway must include specialization in the theological disciplines biblical theology, church history, systematic theology, and practical theology, with a scope of at least 80 credits. Candidates must document an average grade of C or higher (ECTS) in the undergraduate study.
  1. Foreign applicants should note that all students must meet the English language requirements, cf. the GSU-list. On this website you will find information on how to meet the English language requirements. This programme of study has no Norwegian language requirements.

For further details, see the programme's website.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Bergen
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English