An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.
Theology is a fascinating study of religious traditions throughout the centuries and their effects on world economics, politics and history. While some students may go on to work within a specific faith, others can use this degree to deepen their understanding of the divine as well as of people’s beliefs.
The Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS – 2 years) equips you to teach, lead organizations and churches, and participate in current theological deb
Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies
The Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS – 2 years) equips you to teach, lead organizations and churches, and participate in current theological debates relevant to Church and society.
Besides the focus on fundamental and methodological questions, the Master’s Degree offers a wide range of courses on specific subjects.
Tutorials and seminars strengthen your research expertise. At the same time, you acquire skills for a leadership or pastoral role and personally develop your theology.
In the Master’s thesis, you learn to make an independent contribution to theological research.
The program, taught in English, is designed for international students.
KU Leuven: Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Theology students today are faced with the momentous task of contributing to modern culture. This requires a thorough and interdisciplinary academic training. With this i
Theology students today are faced with the momentous task of contributing to modern culture. This requires a thorough and interdisciplinary academic training. With this in mind, the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies insists on developing well-rounded and highly trained scholars with critical minds. The two-year Research Master equips students to function as experts in Church and society and prepares them for further research specifically oriented towards the Doctoral Program in Theology.
What is the Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religious Studies all about?
The Research Master: Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion offers you a broad perspective on what theology and religious studies are all about. After graduation, you will have obtained a broad yet profound theoretical foundation in the great European traditions of thought and you will be able to move with ease as a dialogue partner in diverse theological fields....
This post-graduate degree in theology, ministry, and mission, is validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. It is an opportunity to develop theol
This post-graduate degree in theology, ministry, and mission, is validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. It is an opportunity to develop theological studies, ideal for those engaged in any service in the Church, either lay or ordained. It is particularly suitable for those in the early years of ministry or later where sabbatical leave enables further study and reflection. It is a distance learning course designed to fit around your work and other commitments.
The MA is normally open to those with a good theology degree. Depending on your previous qualifications and experience the course can usually be completed in three years.
You will study 7 level 7 modules, part-time over three years, relating theological knowledge to your professional & personal circumstances. You will be the engaged in the advanced study of key biblical passages and challenging theological texts. You will reflect on the theory and practice of mission, evangelism and practical theology, relating this to your own experience, shared with others, so as to enhance and deepen your ministry. You will be guided in ways to research important material to develop your own ideas, particularly through your dissertation. This final large piece of work is an opportunity to study in depth a theological topic of your own choice directed related to your own ministry....
The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic
Academic excellence and intercultural learning
The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). Because of its research focus and high academic level, the programme is uniquely suited to a second master's degree preparing for a teaching ministry and/or doctoral studies.
The programme offers a hermeneutical and contextual approach in all theological sub-disciplines and multiple opportunities for intercultural encounter and interaction with students from all over the world. As a participant of the programme, you will learn about different cultural backgrounds and theological contexts. It is, therefore, a truly international and intercultural experience!...
The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates for effective leadership as administrators in Catholic elementary and secondary schools and for
The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates for effective leadership as administrators in Catholic elementary and secondary schools and for diocesan positions. The program consists of 30 credits, 24 of which are core credits.
To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays).
CORE CURRICULUM | 24 CREDITS
CEL 640 - History and Principles of Catholic Education (3)
CEL 641 - Private School Law (3)
CEL 642 - Moral Development (3)
CEL 644 - Curriculum and Instruction Leadership in Catholic Schools (3)
CEL 650 - Catholic Leadership and Educational Administration (3)
CEL 651 - Business and Finance for Catholic Schools (3)
CEL 653 - Personnel Leadership in Catholic Schools (3)
CEL 690 - M.A. Culminating Project (3)
Be prepared for leadership in churches, nonprofits, and other faith-based organizations. Our fully online or blended master’s in Ministry Leadership degree prepares you w
Be prepared for leadership in churches, nonprofits, and other faith-based organizations. Our fully online or blended master’s in Ministry Leadership degree prepares you with the spiritual and leadership tools you need to lead organizations, communicate effectively, and impact your organization, local community, and the world for Christ. Select from seven distinct emphasis tracks to shape this degree to meet your unique professional and ministry goals.
7 Emphasis Tracks
The program provides seven 12-credit emphasis tracks.
This is a focused 36 credit hour practical ministry degree.
MAML + MDiv Option
Apply toward a Master of Divinity degree. Graduate with both degrees in as few as 76 credits....
This is one of the most urgent questions of our time—and a complicated one with no easy answers. For those ready to tackle it, the Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) deg
Follow Your Curiosity
How does religion make and remake the world?
This is one of the most urgent questions of our time—and a complicated one with no easy answers. For those ready to tackle it, the Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) degree invites you to study the world as it is shaped by religious inheritances, ideas, passions and ways of life.
The M.A.R. is for:
Those preparing for doctoral studies
Professionals seeking to develop subject credentials for fields including education, administration, journalism or librarianship
People in a variety of vocations who want to follow their curiosity about the big questions of meaning, values and the world
M.A.R. students pursue specialized study in a field or more broadly in Theological Studies. Because the real world is not divided according to academic disciplines, M.A.R. students also choose a transdisciplinary emphasis....
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
The Arabic and Islamic Studies M.A. program at Georgetown seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of classical and modern Islamic thought and to provide an understan
The Arabic and Islamic Studies M.A. program at Georgetown seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of classical and modern Islamic thought and to provide an understanding of Arabophone culture and intellectual history in the pre-modern and modern periods. With a special emphasis on Arabic textual traditions, the program offers graduate training in the study of the languages, literature, and thought of the Islamic world, and introduces students to scholarly approaches to the study of Islam.
Entering students are required to have Arabic language competence equivalent to at least that attained by the end of the third year of intensive language study in the undergraduate program at Georgetown University. In the first week of their first academic year, students who are non-native Arabic speakers are required to take an Arabic language exam administered by the department....
ŞEHİR Islamic Studies Graduate Program awaits its students with an academic staff featuring prominent names in the fields of contemporary Islamic world and classical Isla
ŞEHİR Islamic Studies Graduate Program awaits its students with an academic staff featuring prominent names in the fields of contemporary Islamic world and classical Islamic sciences in particular who have embraced an interdisciplinary approach in their research for Islamic studies, evaluates the traditional knowledge in accordance with modern needs by taking into consideration the new developments and processes and promises to provide their students with an efficient and guiding consultancy.
Islamic Studies is one of the main objectives of the Islamic Studies Graduate Program to train strong, well-equipped, responsible, and moral academics that are ready to train others. The most significant output of the program is that it makes possible for the students to realize their goal to produce a top quality thesis in their research area. Students completing this program also reach a level where they will be able to correctly read and understand the basic resources of the Islamic sciences, as well as the main examples of the literature belonging to their choice of discipline. What’s more, they also gain skills such as successfully applying basic research and academic writing techniques. After graduating from this program students will have the basic and even more than that, necessary foundation to receive acceptance from doctoral programs where they will further improve their expertise and generate qualified knowledge....
Our program aims to help students cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the contemporary ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives.
Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion MA and PhD
The ecological challenges of the 21st century represent a crisis of values and consciousness. The pace of global change calls for an understanding of the process by which humanity came to this crossroads in planetary history. Graduate study in Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion allows students to cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives.
Our program is centered in nurturing a community engaged in revitalizing the human relationship to the earth and exploring intersections of eco-spirituality, eco-justice, indigenous traditions, and eco-feminism. The world's religious and spiritual traditions offer deep insight into the human condition, along with profound teachings about how humans should relate to one another and to the environment. Students gain skills and insight to transform practices, worldviews, and consciousness in the service of a more just, sustainable, and flourishing planetary future. Core faculty are founders in the field of religion and ecology, shaping global dialogue linking spirituality and cosmology with ecology and sustainability. ...
The School fosters critical thinking and explore the wider cultural and historical context of Buddhism in individual regions of Asia.
Students are required to complete 48 hours of course work (12 credits per semester) and submit a thesis towards the fulfillment of a Master’s degree. Is of these course credits are for thesis-specific courses taken with the student’s primary advisor. All students are required to take a survey course during the first semester of coursework as well as a methodology course. The MA thesis must be approved by an appropriate faculty committee.
Structure of MA Degree
4 Core courses, equivalent to 12 credits
4 Language courses, equivalent to 12 credits (Students are required to pick one language and pursue it till the last semester)
3 Thesis components, equivalent to 9 credits
5 Electives, equivalent to 15 credits
The Master of Arts in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies program equips scholars to adequately investigate and document Pentecostal and Charismatic phenomena in Global S
Master of Arts in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies
The Master of Arts in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies program equips scholars to adequately investigate and document Pentecostal and Charismatic phenomena in Global South. It analyzes characteristics, trends and expressions of Classical Pentecostalism, Neo-classical Pentecostalism and New religious Movements dominant in the Global South to accurately map out their contribution to global Christianity. This course recognizes that the raw data of Christianity today is resident in the Global South and appreciates that Pentecostal and Charismatic movement have extensively contributed to global Christianity.
This program will equip the student to serve in congregational environments through a foundational biblical education. It fosters the development of theological understan
Master of Arts in Theology – 60 credits
This program will equip the student to serve in congregational environments through a foundational biblical education. It fosters the development of theological understanding as part of educational, professional, and spiritual growth. The program is designed for those preparing to work as Youth Ministry, Community Services, Pastoral, Nonprofit Leadership, Religion Education or Campus Ministry.
CH6034 Assessment for Performance
EV5201 Evangelism II
MN6211 Five Fold Ministry
RG5405 History of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements
TH5310 Eschatology I
TH5311 Working of Miracles
TH5312 Breakthrough Prayer
TH5406 Progression of the Anointing
TH6510 Contemporary Theology
IN5601 Scientific Investigation: Theory
IN5602 Scientific Investigation: Project
IN6603 Thesis: Research
IN6604 Thesis: Writing
IN6605 Thesis: Defense
Electives (3) – 9 credits
The Research Master's program in Religious Studies is a challenging, research-oriented program that prepares you for participation in current debates in the international
EXPLORE RELIGION AND ITS INTERCONNECTIONS WITH SOCIETY AND CULTURE
Are you interested in the vibrant world of religions? Do you want to study how sacred texts such as the Bible or the Quran have been formed and interpreted throughout the ages? Do you want to understand why religious images, buildings, clothes, and everyday practices often provoke fierce debates or even violent conflicts? Do you want to be able to contribute to analyses of the interplay between religion and politics in the context of globalization and migration?
The Research Master's program in Religious Studies is a challenging, research-oriented program that prepares you for participation in current debates in the international community of scholars of religion and to make your own contributions to the field....
The master's programme in Theology and Religious Studies at Leiden University gives you the opportunity to explore a broad spectrum of religions and their manifestations
The master's programme in Theology and Religious Studies at Leiden University gives you the opportunity to explore a broad spectrum of religions and their manifestations from a comparative perspective.
A comparative approach
This one-year MA programme offers you the best of Leiden University, from outstanding teachers to world-class resources including its library's famous collections. A comparative approach is taken to the study of theories and concepts, which are applied to real-world empirical findings. Topics are explored from a wide range of disciplines from history to sociology.
Customise your degree
The multidisciplinary programme offers an expansive curriculum through which you can explore religion as well as tailor your degree to reflect your interests. You will be able to choose between two specialisations:...