What will you learn?
The learning outcome of this programme is divided into knowledge, skills and general competence:
The candidate has:
- good knowledge of the central concepts, theories, and methods within the theological disciplines: biblical studies, church history, systematic theology and practical theology.
- good knowledge of the field of missiology and issues related to mission, diaconia and cross-cultural ministry.
- good knowledge of the principles of media communication.
- knowledge history, practices and theology of different religions and Christian denominations
- knowledge of the tools and resources available for further personal study in the different theological disciplines.
The candidate can:
- analyze and interpret biblical texts, and relate them to issues in Christian theology and everyday life.
- apply new knowledge to their current system of beliefs and practices, and communicate their knowledge to others.
- reflect critically on their own beliefs and practices, and discuss them in light of scholarly discussions in the field.
- plan, discuss, and evaluate tasks in congregation ministry, mission, and media communication.
- reflect on the connection between academic questions in practical theology, missiology and media knowledge on the one hand and specific tasks in congregational life and society at large on the other
- formulate and defend their opinions on topics related to theology, church and society.
- use different media to communicate their beliefs or opinions.
- evaluate the world view of messages in a variety of media platforms.
The candidate can:
- write academic texts of different forms: reports, plans, presentations, essays and biblical exegesis. - - communicate clearly, both orally and written, their position on issues related to theology, mission and media.
- reflect critically on issues in theology in a mono- and cross-cultural perspective.
- reflect on and discuss and different views of mission, ecumenics, media production and central topics in practical theology.
- contribute to development of their workplace by knowledge of theology, missiology and communication.
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!
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!