Master of Theology (MA)

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.

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


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

– administrative issues: Mrs. Enikő Lévai-Kiss (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

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

Tuition fee with Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders may study free of charge.

This study programme is available with Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship for the citizens of the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen

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.

Applicants must be highly proficient in spoken and written English.


Application deadline: 30 April 2019

The programme starts in September 2019.

The application form, which may be downloaded here, is required to be completed, signed scanned and submitted to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the application deadline along with the attached documents below:

  1. Copy of degree or diploma
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Copy of passport or identity card
  4. Proof of the transfer of the application fee (non-refundable cost)
    The application fee (9.000 HUF) is to be transferred to the following bank account: OTP 11705008-20471736.
    Please write „your name, HTK, application fee” in the description field.
  1. 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.)

Aptitude Test

Date: May 6th-May 31st, 2019

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.

Course Description

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 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