Master of Theology (MA)

Duration of the programme: 4 semesters

Working schedule of the programme: full-time training (classes may be delivered in blocks)

The programme is currently only available in a self-financing form.

Tuition fee: 300.000 HUF/semester

Application fee: 50 EUR (non-refundable cost)

Language of the programme: English

Application deadline: 31 July 2018

The programme starts in September 2018.

The full-time "Master of Theology" study programme invites English-speaking students who would like to broaden their theological knowledge in special areas such as biblical studies, church history or regular and practical theology.

Application requirements: Holding a BA degree in theology, religious studies or another closely related field.

Conditions of entry requirements of the programme:
With the fulfilment of specific entry requirements the following Bachelor and Master study programmes may also be taken into account (Bachelor’s Degree in Catechist-Pastoral Work; Bachelor's Degree in Diakonia; Bachelor’s Degree in Chanting); Master’s Degree or qualification in Teacher of Religion might be accepted by the Credit Transfer Committee of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary based on the comparison of knowledge on which the credit was recognised. The minimum number of credits needed for entering the programme is at least 90 credits from the core material of the theological undergraduate studies. For the enrolment in the programme is conditional that the applicant has 30 credits completed from the knowledge base of the undergraduate studies in theology.Missing credits are required to be completed during the first two semesters of the programme from the minor subject of theology (50 credits) and 50 credits from other biblical subjects under the guidance of the teachers of the programme.

In the first half of the four semester programme a unified basic training is provided including the following courses:

Basic module:

1. Methodology of Academic Research in Theology

2. Biblical Hebrew I-II.

3. Biblical Greek I-II.

4. Hermeneutics of the Old Testament

5. Hermeneutics of the New Testament

6. Anthropology from Theological Perspective

7. Contemporary Protestant Theology from WW2

8. History and Presence of Church and Society

9. History of Christian Thought

10. Christian Spirituality

11. Communication Skills Development


In the 3rd and 4th semester of the programme students will have to choose a specialisation in the field of Biblical Perspectives in Our Society. Students will have to complete at least two of the following 5 topics to gain 120 credits.

Special moduls:

State and Church modul

Church and Israel modul

Ethics in a Technical Society modul

Gospel on the Periphery (Roma and Refugee Issues) modul

Youth modul


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The application form, which may be downloaded here, is required to be completed, signed scanned and submitted before the application deadline.


MA in Theology Curriculum

Venue of Courses: 1092 Budapest, Ráday u. 28.

For further information please contact:

– in case of academic issues:  Prof. Dr. József Gyula Zsengellér, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

– in case of administrative issues: Mrs. Enikő Lévai-Kiss, Study Administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Study Administration office hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 - 14:00


Faculty Leadership

Dean of Students: Prof. Dr. Kocsev Miklós

Academic responsibility: Prof. Dr. József Gyula Zsengellér, Vice Rector

Important regulations
Academic Calendar
ECTS Credit System
Brochure – Biblical Perspectives in Our Society – a new Master of Theology in Budapest!

Other informations
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