Theology MA

Programme summary


The programme starts with a 2 semesters long preparatory programme for international students in order to gain relevant skills in Hungarian to be able to start their bachelor’s degree studies in Hungary.

The John Wesley Theological College offers a course of study that draws from the broadest theological tradition, with a special focus on the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, and prepares students to respond responsibly to the sensitive social and cultural issues of today’s world. Our lecturers are members of a variety of Christian communities and scholars of religious life, for whom ongoing dialogue is a natural part of their work. We invite our students to join in this conversation, which seeks truth but also practical solutions to the problems of community life today.

Classical and contemporary theological studies appear together in the curriculum of the Department of Theology.

Within the biblical module, we teach the original languages of the Bible, the age and origins of the texts, and their past and present possible interpretations.

Within the History of Church and Religious Studies module, students will study the history of Christianity, the twists and turns in the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, the phenomenology of religion and the sociology of religion, supported by the teaching of Latin.

The regular theology and philosophy module offers an interactive engagement with the main doctrines of Western theology – Catholic, Protestant and New Protestant – and their contemporary interpretations, as well as with the main intersections between the history of philosophy and its contemporary investigations.

The practical theology module introduces students to the ever-changing world of experiential individual and communal Christianity, from church building to liturgy, from pastoral care to institutional diaconia, from self-awareness and personal development training to church music, in a colourful and wide-ranging palette. Within this module, those interested in church ministry can learn the basic elements of pastoral ministry and faith formation.

The primary aim of the Theology programme is to introduce students to master-level theological knowledge and to a mature, socially sensitive way of life, open to other cultures and ways of thinking, and ready to engage with the wider community. We also offer our course to older people with a rich experience of life and work, who have completed other higher education and who wish to reflect on their theological knowledge and experience.

Students who have completed the Master’s degree are eligible to apply to theological doctoral schools. The holder of a theological diploma can also spend two additional semesters to obtain a degree as Teacher of religious education at the Department of Theology and Religious Studies of the College. If you have been called to the pastoral ministry, you can initiate an application for admission to the pastoral community of the Hungarian Evangelical Fellowship.

Name of qualificationTheologian
Programme duration10 semesters
Level of qualificationMA
Programme languageHungarian



Admission requirementsSecondary school certificate, Completed Preparatory Course or Hungarian language skills
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