Master of Theology

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.
Language of instruction: English
Head of Master of Theology program: Prof. Dr. Gergely HANULA

Programme Structure

Duration of study: 4 semesters
In the first half of the four semester programme a unified basic training is provided including the following courses:

Basic module:
Methodology of Academic Research in Theology
Biblical Hebrew I-II.
Biblical Greek I-II.
Hermeneutics of the Old Testament
Hermeneutics of the New Testament
Anthropology from Theological Perspective
Contemporary Protestant Theology from WW2
History and Presence of Church and Society
History of Christian Thought
Christian Spirituality
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 modules:
State and Church module
Church and Israel module
Ethics in a Technical Society module
Gospel on the Periphery (Roma and Refugee Issues) module
Youth module

MA in Theology Curriculum

Admission Criteria and Application Process

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.

Applicants must be highly proficient in spoken and written English.

The programme starts in September.

List of documentation required for the application:

      1. Copy of degree or diploma
      2. Curriculum Vitae
      3. Copy of passport or identity card
      4. Copy of level C language exam certificate in English
        (Native speakers and applicants who completed their bachelor and/or master level studies in English do not have to provide proof of English their language proficiency.)
      5. Payment of the application fee (non-refundable cost): 50 EUR/programme paid in 10 working days after filling the application form

Bank details:
Address of the Owner: H-1091 Budapest, Kálvin tér 9.
Name of Bank: ERSTE BANK
IBAN: HU54 1160 0006 0000 0000 1014 8552
Account No.: 11600006-00000000-10148552
Swift code: GIBAHUHB
Description: Full name_THEO MA

Please note, that applications will be considered complete only after the university has received the application fee.

Please submit all documentation via our Online Application Platform.
Aptitude Test

Date: during May
The applicants will be consulted individually about the exact date of their aptitude test.

Admission Point Score Calculation
The admission point score calculation is based on the diploma grades.

Fees and Scholarship Opportunities

 I. Self-financing applicants

Tuition fee for EEA citizens: 1.000,- EUR/semester

Tuition fee for non EEA citizens: 1.100,- EUR/semester

The application for the 2021/2022 academic year is now closed! The application for the 2022/2023 academic year will open in the winter of 2021.

Self funding applicants shall submit their documentation via our Online Application Platform.

II. Stipendium Hungaricum Programme

The application for the 2021/2022 academic year is now closed! The application for the 2022/2023 academic year will open again in autumn 2021.

Please find HERE the Call for Applications for the academic year 2021/2022.

Applicants of certain countries may have the possibility to apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme financed by the Hungarian state. The scholarship covers the entire tuition fee, budget for accommodation (or contribution to accommodation costs) and medical insurance in Hungary.

Application Timeline:

For more information please visit www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu

III. Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People

The application for the 2021/2022 academic year is now closed! The application for the 2022/2023 academic year will open again in autumn 2021.

Call for Applications 2021/2022

The core mission of the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People is to provide the possibility of studying in Hungary for young Christian students living in the crisis regions of the world and/or being threatened in their country because of their faith.

For the 2021/22 academic year, the scholarship is announced for the citizens of the following countries: Egypt, Lebanese Republic, Republic of Iraq, State of Israel,Palestine, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Kenya, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia,Republic of Armenia and Nigeria.

Contact Information

Academic issues and administrative issues: Ms. Adél Gazdagné Karácsony, Academic Officer at 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

Address: Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem, Hittudományi Kar, 1022 Budapest, Csopaki u. 6.

 

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