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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
Christian Initiation: Faith, Baptism and The Holy Spirit
(10 stp)
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 and Hinduism and Buddhism
(10 stp)
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: Critical Thinking and Academic Writing
(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 the new/deferred exam in StudentWeb. If you do not register for the new/deferred exam before the set deadline you have to register to retake the course the next semester the course 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 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 question(s) 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 teacher 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!

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