MF vitenskapelig høyskole Oslo
Master, 2 år
Studieform: Undervisning ved lærestedet
Studietempo: Heltid
Oppstart: Høst

Informasjon er oppdatert av MF vitenskapelig høyskole

8. desember 2023.

Om studiet

Master in Theology provides insight into main topics and debates within Christian theology.

Master in Theology is a two-year programme that focuses on various theological subjects, and offers a solid understanding of Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, and Church History.

In addition to in-depth knowledge in fields relevant for academic theological study and research, the programme also provides insight into the philosophy of science and methodological questions and experience in conducting independent scientific studies.


A. Applicants must meet the general admission requirements (except proficiency in Norwegian) to be eligible for admission. These requirements differ depending on home country/country of education, and are described in the GSU-list.

B. All applicants to master programmes must document English proficiency, regardless of what is stated in the GSU-list. English proficiency is documented in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 24 in the writing component)
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum 6.5 in the writing component)
  • PTE Academic 59 (minimum 58 in the writing component)
  • Grade 4 in Vg1 course in English at Norwegian upper secondary school (140 hours) or completed Advanced course in English at Norwegian upper secondary school
  • Minimum one year of studies on university level in Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Canada, New Zealand or Australia.
  • Bachelor degree or minimum one year of master studies (60 ECTS) with English as the medium of instruction completed in one of the Nordic countries.
  • University degree in English language and/or literature. A degree in other disciplines taught in English does not meet this requirement.

C. A bachelor’s degree in Theology or Religious Studies. Alternatively, a period of study comparable with a Norwegian bachelor’s degree from a recognised higher education institution. A minimum of 80 ECTS credits must be Christian Theology and the 80 ECTS credits must have an average grade of a Norwegian C (2,7) or better.


There are two application periods depending on your citizenship and prior education. The application, including all necessary documentation, must be submitted before the deadline.

  • 1 November – 15 January
    For non-EU/EEA citizens, the application portal opens on 1 November and the deadline is 15 January. (For exceptions, see the below deadline.)
  • 1 February – 15 April
    For Norwegian citizens and EU/EEA/Swiss/Nordic/English speaking Visa exempted countries (UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia), the deadline is 15 April. The application portal opens 1 February.

    Non-EU applicants who hold a bachelor’s diploma from a Norwegian higher education institution, or are expected to receive one at the end of the spring semester the same year (before 1 July), can apply to this deadline (15 April). This exemption is only for applicants to our master programmes. Only applicants who fit this description can apply between 1 February and 15 April.

    If there are vacant study places after the application deadline, it will be possible to apply for them as long as there are vacant places or until 15 August at the latest. This possibility is only open to the applicant group who are eligible to apply for the 15 April deadline. 

Videre studier

A Master in Theology prepares you for further academic research and contribute to your academic and interdisciplinary understanding.


This programme aims at providing education for positions within churches, education or research, as well as within Norwegian or international institutions and organisations, where theological education is required. 


Master in Theology