Radboud University offers theology Master’s students a comprehensive 3 year academic programme in which they broaden their knowledge of theology and specialise in one of four disciplines of theology. We also offer a 1-year Theology programme.
Biblical Exegesis: How is meaning attributed to biblical texts? By following the Master’s specialisation in Biblical Exegesis you will be well-equipped with analytical instruments to discern the crucial decision points in giving meaning in a text. Core concepts in Bible texts are explored in connection to their cultural and historical context.
History of Church and Theology: Analyse historical developments of Christian traditions and discipline, to better understand Christian belief in contemporary society. This specialization combines the study of the history of Christianity with the study of the juridical system of the Roman Catholic Church.
Practical Theology: Search for traces of meaning in everyday practices, and look beyond traditional shapes of religiosity. Students are introduced in theological theory-building to understand the dynamics and meaning of lived religion at a personal level, inter-group relations, organisational and societal level.
Systematic Theology: What is the public relevance of Christian beliefs and doctrines in today’s society? Systematic theology deals in general with the meaning and implications of Christian doctrines. At Radboud University we add the unique focus of public theology. Public theologyis about drawing on the compassionate values and insights of the Christian faith to contribute to the welfare of society.