Master Theology

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR535 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR535 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • French ( Find a course )
| Lausanne, Switzerland
The studies required for the Master of Theology (MTh) degree represent the culmination of the second cycle of basic training in theology. They provide extensive knowledge and skills in several branches of theology.



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:
  • Bible studies
  • History of Christianity
  • Religious studies
  • Ethics and systematic theology
  • Practical theology
Career opportunities

In addition to advanced skills in very varied fields, the Master of Theology develops inde- pendence of thought and the ability to organ- ise work independently. These intellectual and human qualities offer interesting career prospects in many areas (depending on spe- cialisation, further training may be required) :

  • Ecclesiastical professions (pastor, special- ised ministries: hospital, prison or youth chaplaincy, military chaplain, etc)
  • Academic research
  • Teaching
  • Social services (marriage guidance counsellor, support or welfare officer)
  • Human resources
  • Media (journalism, communication)
  • Book-related professions (publishing, bookselling)
  • Governmental and non-governmental organisations

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Started in

    Deadline was:
  • ( International

    Deadline applies if you do not have the same nationality as the university.

  • ( National

    Deadline applies if you have the same nationality as the university.


Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR535 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR535 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • CHF 580 per semester
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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 Masterís 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 Masterís dissertation worth 30 ECTS.

Biblical Studies

  • Exegesis of the Old and New Testament, Inter-testamentary and Apocryphal Christian Literatures 30 ECTS
History of Christianity
  • Key periods in the history of Christianity, study of sources, cross-disciplinary subjects 30 ECTS
Systematic Theology and Ethics
  • Study of the problems and challenges of the Christian tradition; Fundamental Ethics and Applied Ethics 30 ECTS
Practical Theology
  • Pedagogy of Religion, Homiletics and Liturgy, Pastoral Dialogue, Ecclesiology 30 ECTS
Study of Religions
  • History of Religions, Psychology and Sociology of Religions, Judaism, Religions of India, Migrations 30 ECTS
  • Masterís Dissertation 30 ECTS

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the French language. Find French courses on Language Learning Portal.


  • A Bachelor of Theology or equivalent degree
  • Enrolment at one of the three faculties of theology (Geneva, Lausanne or Neuchâtel)
Teaching language
  • French. Recommended level : C1.

We Are Helping Thousands of Students to Find a University Abroad!

Fortunately enough I was able to find StudyPortals. Right from the start of the application to getting the confirmation of admission I was using StudyPortals.

Sign up for your personal newsletter and we will help you too.

We will send you all the information you need to find your dream study programme!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

University of Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland

Switzerland Founded in 1537, the University of Lausanne is composed of seven faculties where approximately 11,500 students and 2,200 researchers work and study. Emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach, with close cooperation between students, professors and teaching staff. The UNIL campus is spread across three locations, the largest of which is in Dorigny, on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Enter your qualifications