Phone: +47 51 51 62 10
Fax: +47 51 51 62 25
Master degree in Theology
The theology programme offers a full range of courses and degrees in theology, some of which are required for ordained service in the Church of Norway: B.Th., M.Th., Cand.theol., and Exam in Practical Theology and Ph. D.
The Master degree programme in theology is offered in English. It is a two-year intensive academic course of study, 120 ECTS credits. The master degree programme is designed to accommodate students from both Norway and abroad, especially from cooperating institutions and churches in developing countries in order to offer an opportunity for them to specialize academically in some theological discipline.
A major element of the master programme is the writing of a master thesis on academic terms. In the M.Th. programme the thesis work represents 30 credits. Each student works under the supervision of a tutor. The master programme also include a considerable reading and instruction programme (90 credits).
Applicants to the master programme must document a B.Th. degree from a recognized institution of higher education, or an equivalent educational basis approved by the MHS.
Proof of English language competency:
All students whose first language is not English must prove their English language competency by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or by holding a passing grade from a Norwegian Upper Secondary School (videregående skole). Results should be sent directly to MHS. The MHS institution code for forwarding TOEFL test reports is 6535. A minimum TOEFL score of 500 (paper based)/ 173 (computer based)/ 61 (internet based), or a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 is normally required.
In some circumstances we will accept test results from other methods of examination. If you have completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an English language exemption.
About the study
2 years / 120 ECTS credits
- A B.Th. degree from a recognized institution of higher education, or an equivalent educational basis approved by the MHS.
- Proof of English language competency (see above).
Questions about studies/application?
Maria Tendenes/Karina Sanni - Coordinator of studies
phone: + 47 51 51 62 82
Visiting hours: Mon - Fri: 12 - 14.00
Sissel Gjøvikli - Executive Officer/Exam
Visiting hours : Mon - Fri: 12 - 14.00
phone: +47 51 51 62 33
Inger Brit Haugen - Executive Officer/Application
Visiting hours: Mon - Thurs: 09.00 - 11
phone: +47 51 51 62 24
Besøks- og postadresse:
Telefon: 51 51 62 10
Telefax: 51 51 62 25
International applicants for the master in theology and master i global studies should fill in the paperbased application form and send to MHS with all need documentation before the deadline: March 1.
Admission requirements is posted under the respective studyprogram.
Applicants from outside the EU/EEA area must document that they can finance their stay in Norway. Applicants who do not provide satisfactory documented evidence for financing will be rejected regardless of academic qualifications.
The MHS provides six scholarships for students from developing countries through the Quota Scheme. This is a programme funded by the Norwegian government. Normally only applicants with a supportingletter and priority from our partnerinsitutions will be admitted on this programme. The scholarships are given to students both at the master in theology and master in global studies.
MHS has many nice people around who will guide you through what is going on if you look lost. I like the Lunch time, even if I don‘t eat we just meet at the cafeteria and talk.The international student community is amazing. We have grown together like a big family. I feel like I get to know countries and cultures all over the world, and not just beautiful Norway.