Ministry, Mission and Media

Ministry, Mission and Media is a study programme developed to equip students for pastoral work and preaching in churches and congregations around the world.

Info: 

Language of Instruction 
English

Duration
4 semesters/ 2 years full time/ 120 ECTS

Application deadline
February 1st

Application fee
NOK 500 (equals approx. 60 USD) Payment method: VISA/Mastercard.

Online application

Admission requirements
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General information

Admission Requirements

The general basis for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway is called Higher Education Entrance Qualification. For applicants with foreign education, the requirements are specified in the GSU-list (This is usually a High School Diploma or one or two years of college). See http://www.nokut.no/en/Facts-and-statistics/Surveys-and-databases/GSU-list/

See further information here: http://www.mf.no/en/studies/admission-requirements

Third year (5th and 6th semester) is offered as a supplementary year for which students must apply and meet set admission requirements.

Admission requirements for third year studies: Students must have completed the two year Ministry, Mission and Media programme (120 credits) to be offered admission.

There is an exception for the students who started their studies autumn semester 2015: After three semesters (including new/deferred exams in January 2017), a minimum of 70 credits must be completed in order to be offered admission.  

 

Students who will complete the two year programme (120 credits) before summer, will be offered admission. This does not include students who have to register for new/deferred exam(s) in order to complete 120 credits.

How to apply: The application form is open from 1 February to 15 April. You can apply here: https://fsweb.no/evuweb/Kursoversikt.seam

Choose "Det teologiske Menighetsfakultetet", then choose the course named "MMM supplementary year".

Students who are offered admission are eligible for a Bachelor's degree in theology. To receive a BA the following is required: The student must have completed 180 course credits (ECTS), of which 20 ECTS must include Exphil and Exfac, and a minimum of 20 ECTS must be courses taught at 2000-level.

Contact

Contact student counsellor, Department of Theology.

How many are admitted each year?

The programme accepts 100 new students per year.

Duration

4 semesters (2 years) full-time.

Third year (5th and 6th semester) is offered as a supplementary year for which students must apply and meet set admission requirements.

Admission requirements for third year studies: Students must have completed the two year Ministry, Mission and Media programme (120 credits) to be offered admission.

There is an exception for the students who started their studies autumn semester 2015: After three semesters (including new/deferred exams in January 2017), a minimum of 70 credits must be completed in order to be offered admission.  

 

Students who will complete the two year programme (120 credits) before summer, will be offered admission. This does not include students who have to register for new/deferred exam(s) in order to complete 120 credits.

 

How to apply: The application form is open from 1 February to 15 April. You can apply here: https://fsweb.no/evuweb/Kursoversikt.seam

Choose "Det teologiske Menighetsfakultetet", then choose the course named "MMM supplementary year".

Students who are offered admission are eligible for a Bachelor's degree in theology. To receive a BA the following is required: The student must have completed 180 course credits (ECTS), of which 20 ECTS must include Exphil and Exfac, and a minimum of 20 ECTS must be courses taught at 2000-level.

Qualification

Completing this programme gives the title Associate degree ("Høyskolekandiat").

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Organization

Content
As the title indicates, there are three main areas: Ministry, mission and media. They are covered through twelve courses (10 ECTS each), which gives a total of 60 credit points over two years.

Each of these courses are presented in detail in the course description.

60 ECTS amounts to 1500-1800 work hours over a year, which means that each course is estimated to amount to 250-300 work hours. This includes lectures, assignments, and reading of about 700 pages of literature for each course.

Description of programme structure

Ministry, Mission and Media

6.sem.TEOL2715
Bible 2: Old Testament, New Testament and Biblical Theology
(30 stp)
5.sem.TEOL1720
Ex.phil, ex.fac and World Religions
(30 stp)
4.sem.TEOL1592
Youth Ministry
(10 stp)
TEOL1612
Worldviews in Media and Popular Culture: A Missiological Approach
(10 stp)
TEOL1812
Digital Media in Ministry and Mission: Blogging
(10 stp)
3.sem.TEOL1590
Practical Theology and Congregational life
(10 stp)
TEOL1611
Holistic Mission: Diaconia, Reconciliation, and Cross-cultural Ministry
(10 stp)
TEOL1811
Digital Media in Ministry and Mission: Practical Project
(10 stp)
2.sem.TEOL1410
Introduction to Church History and Christian Denominations
(10 stp)
TEOL1610
Introduction to Contemporary Mission Studies
(10 stp)
TEOL1810
Introduction to Digital Media in Ministry and Mission
(10 stp)
1.sem.TEOL1415
Introduction to Systematic Theology
(10 stp)
TEOL1591
Christian Leadership in Church and Society
(10 stp)
TEOL1715
Introduction to the Bible
(10 stp)
Semester10 ECTS10 ECTS10 ECTS

What will you learn?

What will you learn?

The learning outcome of this programme is divided into knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge
The candidate has
- knowledge about central concepts and theories within practical theology, missiology and media communication
- experience based knowledge about services, sermons, counselling, and digital communication
- insight in the connection between academic questions in practical theology, missiology and media knowledge on the one hand and concrete tasks in congregational life and society at large
- knowledge about different learning strategies and knows how to use it in learning

Skills
The candidate knows how to
- use knowledge about church life, mission and media to develop sermons, mission projects and media products, and explain his or her scholarly choices
- apply professional knowledge when planning and implementing communication projects from concept to finished product accustomed to medium and audience
- reflect upon congregational practice, media communication and mission projects; adjust this under guidance; and further develop his or her own academic competence
- gain new information and competence after ended education and evaluate its work relevance

General competence
The candidate knows how to
- plan and perform practical congregational work, preaching, and media communication in accordance with ethical guidelines
- discuss and evaluate different views of mission, ecumenics, media production and central topics in practical theology
- contribute to development of his or her workplace by knowledge of theology, missiology and communication

Study abroad

Foreign exchange

Foreign exchange

Contact your student advisor or the international advisor about this or see study abroad webpages

FAQ

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.

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.

 

 

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, transcript and other useful information! Make yourself familiar with where to find information, that way you will often find the answer to your question immediately.

Fronter and email are our main media of communication, make sure to check your email and Fronter regularly!

If you have any concerns or issues regarding course requirements, exams, registration, paying the semester fee, etc, remember to contact the correct person (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!

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