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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)

​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.

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Programme structure

Theology, Religion and Society

Biblical Exegesis
(10 stp)
The Bible and Social IssuesConstructive Theology
Genocide and Religion
(10 stp)
Church in Society - for the transformation of the world
(10 stp)
Sociology of Religion
(10 stp)
Methods and Tools for Biblical Interpretation
(10 stp)
Church in the World: Denominations and Ecumenism
(10 stp)
Judaism and Islam
Christian Initiation: Faith, Baptism and The Holy Spirit
(10 stp)
Introduction to Contemporary Mission Studies
(10 stp)
Introduction to Religious Studies and Hinduism and Buddhism
(10 stp)
Introduction to the History of Christianity
(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

What will you learn?

The candidate:
- has good knowledge of central topics in the fields of theology, religion and society.
- has knowledge of Bible, Christian history and Christian traditions as they are expressed in different denominations.
- has good knowledge of how religious traditions interact with and take part in society.
- has knowledge of a wide range of theological topics and an understanding of different methods for developing and discussing theology.
- has knowledge of sociological theories and methods.
- has knowledge of a variety of religions and the study of religion as an academic discipline.

The candidate:
- can discuss and synthesize knowledge from the perspectives of theology, religious studies and the social sciences.
- can interpret and analyze historical and contemporary social and religious phenomena.
- can find and use relevant theories to interpret social and religious practices.
- can reflect on their own and others’ academic work.
- can interpret biblical texts from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
- can analyze and discuss theological issues from historical, biblical and contemporary perspectives.

General Competencies
The candidate:
- can reflect on and express their own perspectives and opinions on topics related to faith, religion and social issues.
- can work independently and form arguments based on the systematic analysis of material.
- can write academic essays using scholarly literature and can reference literature correctly.


Bachelor of Theology.

Further studies and career opportunities

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.

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.

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