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Hvordan søke?

The requirements for admission to the study programme is the Norwegian equivalent of the General Certificate of Education-Advanced Level, (G.C.E.A.) qualifying for University studies.

In addition the student is supposed to have acquired knowledge of the elements of form and syntax of Latin. Students who do not have Latin before starting the programme must take the course LA151 Latin before the end of the third study year.

In order to be given admission to the Master´s level of the program, the student must successfully have acquired a bachelor degree with the average grade C or better.


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Programme Aim and Structure

The programme focuses on the core themes of Christian theology that provide the indispensable foundation for Christian ministry and a basis for further studies in theology. The programme does also provide the student basic training in Philosophy. The programme introduces first basic courses in theology and philosophy at a bachelor´s level, and from the fifth year, the programme aims at developing the knowledge acquired at the bachelor´s level, in order to give a more profound understanding of how to work academically and critically with theology in the fruitful tension between Church and Academia. The study will be in dialogue with research within theology and philosophy, and is scientifically legitimated by these disciplines. This dialogue will also contribute to an understanding of the different theories and methods employed by these disciplines.

The considerable number of core elements provides a structured and coherent degree. The programme will enable students to satisfy the academic requirements of academic formation for candidates for the Catholic priesthood.

The programme gives familiarity with Catholic theology understood as service in the Church based on a life of prayer and worship of God. It includes the study of the Bible, the history of the Church, philosophical, theological and moral subjects.

Beskrivelse av programoppbygging

Katolsk studieretning

Det nye testamente: Den historiske Jesus og de synoptiske evangeliene
(10 stp)
Elective (10 stp)AVH504Seminaret
10.sem.Pontifical Bachelor in TheologySeminaret (Roma)
9.sem.Pontifical Bachelor in TheologySeminaret (Roma)
8.sem.TEOL24XX Ecclesiology, Escatology and Medieval Church History (10 stp)TEOL2100
Ikke-grunnspråklig innføring i arbeidet med Det gamle testamente
(10 stp)
Religionspsykologisk grunnlagsteori: fagforståelse og fagtradisjoner
(10 stp)
7.sem.TEOL24XX Trinity, Grace, Mariology (10 stp)TEOL2210
Nytestamentlig metode og kontekst, Johannesevangeliet og paulinsk teologi
(10 stp)
(10 stp)
Gresk 2: Tekstarbeid
(10 stp)
Teologi og kirkens liv
(10 stp)
Gresk 1: Grunnelementer
(10 stp)
FIL2067 Philosophy of the Church Fathers (10 stp)
Ethics (10 stp)
FIL2066 Politisk filosofi (10 stp)FIL1066 Philosophy of Nature and Metaphysics (10 stp)Seminaret
History of Western Philosophy (10 stp)
Examen facultatum
(10 stp)
Bibelfag og kristendommens historie
(10 stp)
Innføring i systematisk teologi - katolsk variant
(10 stp)
Examen philosophicum
(10 stp)
(10 stp)
(10 stp)
Livssynskunnskap og religionspedagogikk
(10 stp)
Semester10 stp10 stp10 stp

Mer om programmet

MF Norwegian School of Theology offers lectures and seminars taught in Norwegian/English. The students are expected to be present in the classes that are set up for the programme. They are encouraged to form informal study groups among themselves. The programme consists of a system of courses on four different levels: 100 (introductory), 200 (intermediate), 500 (advanced) and 600 (specialised). In addition, the students are expected to write an independent scholarly research work. Contracted tuition and supervision is provided over the two last terms during the writing of the thesis. The courses count from 10 to 30 ECTS. All courses are described in detail in a course description.

For each course, learning outcomes and competences are formulated emphasising the students´ insights into central scientific problems. The competence aims are formulated independently for each subject. The learning outcomes are formulated on three levels; ability to basic, ability and good ability. The work to fulfil these learning outcomes will contribute to reaching the competence aims, and is the basis for evaluation.

The programme Master in Theology, Study option: Catholic Theology - academic training for priesthood follows the rules for academic degrees, study programs, study plan, educational plans, modes of assessment, examinations, modes of evaluation, established by MF Norwegian School of Theology ("Forskrift om opptak, studier og eksamen»).

The programme includes one year of studies at The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas. The courses at the Angelicum are specified in the following diagram.



Hva lærer du? – Beskrivelse av mål og læringsutbytte

Students who successfully complete the programme can expect to achieve:

Knowledge and Understanding
By the end of the programme, competent and diligent students can expect to have attained the following:
- a critical and evaluative grasp of the overall shape of areas of theology most relevant to Christian ministry, including the theological study required of candidates for the Catholic priesthood;
- a fully adequate knowledge of critical areas in Christian theology;
- an understanding of the scriptural, intellectual and spiritual traditions of Christian theology, informed by reasoned reflection, and an ability to apply hermeneutical principles;
- a critical understanding of contemporary discussions of issues in theology, morals and related fields.

The cognitive skills which are fostered are:
- the ability to analyse and synthesise complex key concepts and theories;
- the ability to identify, gather and analyse material from a wide range of sources as the basis for research;
- the ability to use secondary material critically and responsibly, and to make sound intellectual judgements;
- the ability to carry out personal research and produce formal oral and written presentations within a given subject area.

The practical and transferable skills which are fostered are:
- the ability to work collaboratively with others, both learning from them and contributing to their learning;
- the ability to use clear and cogent language in various kinds of written and oral presentations;
- the ability to act independently in planning and implementing tasks with an appreciation of the range of strategies available;
- the ability to reflect critically upon one´s own experiences of learning.

Videre studier

The Master´s degree qualifies for further studies on a doctoral level.

Undervisning og gjennomføring


Assessment methods

Courses can have a variety of course work/assignments (Book reports, essays, seminar presentations) which are to be completed during the lectures/seminars. At the end of the course there is final assessment (written examination, thesis and oral examination).

A full year for pastoral training will be placed somewhere in the first 5 years of the programme.


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