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Theology, Religion, and Society

MF offers a bachelor programme in Christian theology and the study of religion and society.


Language of instruction

3 years (180 ECTS)
​Start: Early August 2018

​Application deadline
Feb 1st.

Online application opens Nov 1st

Programme structure for H-2016 and H-2017 students  


The Bachelor in Theology, Religion and Society program aims to give you a thorough education in the theological disciplines and contemporary issues related to theology, society, and religion.

Beginning with a foundation of introductory courses, the programme offers a solid understanding of Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, Church History and Practical Theology. The program builds upon this foundation with intermediate courses in theology and biblical studies, and addresses a wide range of issues from theological, missiological and sociological perspectives, allowing you to develop a deeper knowledge of the Bible and theology in relation to contemporary society.

General information


Contact student advisor, Department of Theology and History


Bachelor of Theology.

More about the programme

Description of programme structure

Theology, Religion and Society

6.sem.Biblical Exegesis 2The Bible and Social IssuesConstructive Theology
5.sem.Christian Initiation: Faith, Baptism and the Holy Spirit Church in SocietySociology of Religion
4.sem.Introduction to Biblical ExegesisEcumenism and Cross-Cultural CommunicationJudaism and Islam
3.sem.Practical TheologyTEOL1610
Introduction to Contemporary Mission Studies
(10 stp)
Introduction to Religious Studies
Introduction to Church History
(10 stp)
Introduction to the Social Sciences
(10 stp)
Examen philosophicum
(10 stp)
Introduction to the Bible
(10 stp)
Introduction to Systematic Theology
(10 stp)
Examen facultatum
(10 stp)
Semester.10 ECTS10 ECTS10 ECTS

Further studies

Students who complete the Bachelor in Theology program will be qualified for further studies at the Masters level in theology and religion, including all English language Master's degrees at MF - Norwegian School of Theology.

Career opportunities

Students will be equipped for service in a wide range of settings within church and society, in a variety of work or volunteer positions. Students are especially prepared to work in churches or organizations dealing with social issues around the globe.

Frequently asked questions

Q: What do I do if I fail an exam?
A: If you fail an exam you have to register for new/deferred exam in StudentWeb. If you do not register for new/deferred exam before the set deadline you have to register to retake the course in StudentWeb the next semester it is offered.

Q: Exam attempts
A: You have the right to three exam attempts in every course. If you do not show up for an exam, it counts as an exam attempt. It is therefore important that you withdraw from exams that you are signed up for that you are not planning on taking.

Q: What do I do if I forgot to register for a course within the deadline?
A: If you do not register within the deadline, you have to wait until the next semester the course is offered. (However, if you just missed the deadline, contact the student advisor immediately and it may be sorted out).

Q: Why were my course requirements not approved?
A: Remember to read the assignment carefully, and answer the questions raised. You will always be given one chance to resubmit non-approved course requirements. Before you resubmit, read the comments from your lecturer in order to improve your assignment.

Q: My course requirements were not approved even though I resubmitted the assignment. Can I be given a third chance?
A: No, you only have two opportunities to submit course requirements. If there are extenuating circumstances that need to be considered, the instructor and the student advisor should be informed as soon as possible and before the deadline.

Q: What happens if I fail my course requirements?
A: If you fail the course requirements you will not be able to take the exam, and you have to register to take the course again the next time it is offered.

Illness/absence from exam due to death or the funeral of a close family member

Death or the funeral of a close family member must be documented in order to be accepted as legitimate absence from exams or course requirements. Examples of documentation may include death certificate (officially translated into English), obituary or equivalent documentation which states close family relationship to the deceased.

For more frequently asked questions, see http://www.mf.no/en/faq-0. Here you will find a lot of practical information regarding StudentWeb, semester fee, exams, Fronter/Canvas, transcript and other useful information!

If you have any concerns or issues regarding course requirements, exams, registration, paying the semester fee, etc, remember to contact someone (student advisor/person with course responsibility/lecturer) as soon as possible. The longer you wait to contact us, the harder it is for us to help you!

Termination of studies

If you have not achieved sufficient credits at your particular stage of study, you cannot continue your studies. This means you are no longer a student at MF Norwegian School of Theology and, subject to the outcome of any appeal against this decision, cannot continue on your registered degree course.

This is an excerpt of §13 no. 1, my translation:

Termination of admission, in accordance with the Regulations concerning admission, study and examination at MF (Forskrift om opptak, studier og eksamen ved Det teologiske menighetsfakultet) §13 no. 1

A student can lose his/her place of study for the following reasons:

- If the student is not registered as student or has not confirmed his/her individual education plan and payed the semester fee the first semester after admission, and has not been granted deferred admission.

- If the student fails to register or confirm his/her individual education plan for the study programme in two consecutive semesters, and has not previously applied for leave of absence.

- If the student two years after admission or over a period of at least two years, has completed less than 50 percent of the number of credits in his/her individual education plan.

- If the student has attempted to cheat or intentionally or through gross negligence has cheated during, or prior to the final assessment of the examination concerned, or during the completion of the course concerned. Cf. lov om universiteter og høyskoler § 4-7 1 b and § 4-8. See also § 36.

Students who lose their right to study under paragraph 1 can reapply for admission to study at MF after three years, provided that the overall provision allows this.

Decisions about the loss of the right to study may be appealed.

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