|Application deadline:||Autumn semester : 30 April; Spring semester : 30 November|
|Tuition fee:||Visit Programme Website|
|Start date:||September 2015, February 2016|
|Credits (ECTS):||120 ECTS|
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|More information:||Go to university website|
The Master of Theology offers five areas of study, of which students must choose three. Courses consist of lectures, seminars, sessions and course work. It should be noted that students who wish to join the ministry must choose practical theology. The programme is designed to provide students with extensive knowledge and specific skills in the various fields of theology.
Areas of study:
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Master of Theology
4 semesters (max. 6 semesters), 120 ECTS credits
Courses, 90 credits
Area 1, 30 credits
Area 2, 30 credits
Area 3, 30 credits
Dissertation, 30 credits
Courses in the history of Christianity, ethics and systematic theology are offered at the University of Geneva: those in Bible studies and religious studies at the University of Lausanne; and those in practical theology at the University of Neuchâtel. For more information, visit:
Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn no more than 30 credits (or spend no more than one semester) on exchange.
A Master of Theology leads to a number of opportunities in a variety of fields, such as: academic research (doctorate, post-doctorate), ecclesiastical professions (ministry, chaplaincy), social services (marriage counsellor, care, support), the media (journalism, communications), human resources, government and non-governmental organisations, the book industry (publishing, bookshops).
Faculty of Theology: Uni Bastions, 5 rue De-Candolle, 1211 Genève 4
Student affairs: T. +41 (0)22 379 74 22 (le matin)
Academic advisors: Bachelor´s, PhD, certificate Mr Christophe Pisteur T. +41 (0)22 379 72 55
Students choose three branches from among the five proposed: Biblical Studies, History of Christianity, Systematic Theology and Ethics, Practical Theology, and Religious Studies. Teaching takes the form of courses, semi-nars, intensive sessions or practical work.
The Master’s runs over 4 semesters.ExaminationsCourses are validated by internal validations as indicated by teaching staff at the start of the semester.In every area of specialisation studied, the final exam is obligatory if the area of specialisation is not the subject of the dissertation and is optional otherwise. This examination may take the form of a written or oral test or a library research project
The student chooses 3 branches from 5 for a total of 90 ECTS.
Added to this is a Master’s dissertation worth 30 ECTS.
Level of French required
Eliminatory general test and additional written test for non-Francophones with the exception of the following cases:
A Bachelor of Theology or equivalent degree
Enrolment at one of the three faculties of theology (Geneva, Lausanne or Neuchâtel)
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