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The award
MA

How long you will study
4 Semester

Domestic course fees
EUR 1000 per semester

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 1000 per semester

All study options

About Theology at Károli Gáspár University

The full-time "Master of Theology" study programme invites English-speaking students who would like to broaden their theological knowledge in special areas such as biblical studies, church history or regular and practical theology.
Language of instruction: English

Programme Structure

Duration of study: 4 semesters
In the first half of the four semester programme a unified basic training is provided including the following courses:

Basic module:
Methodology of Academic Research in Theology
Biblical Hebrew I-II.
Biblical Greek I-II.
Hermeneutics of the Old Testament
Hermeneutics of the New Testament
Anthropology from Theological Perspective
Contemporary Protestant Theology from WW2
History and Presence of Church and Society
History of Christian Thought
Christian Spirituality
Communication Skills Development

In the 3rd and 4th semester of the programme students will have to choose a specialisation in the field of Biblical Perspectives in Our Society. Students will have to complete at least two of the following 5 topics to gain 120 credits.

Special modules:
State and Church module
Church and Israel module
Ethics in a Technical Society module
Gospel on the Periphery (Roma and Refugee Issues) module
Youth module

MA in Theology Curriculum

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 semester
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 1000 per semesterInternational course feesEUR 1000 per semester

Entry requirements

Conditions of entry requirements of the programme: With the fulfilment of specific entry requirements the following Bachelor and Master study programmes may also be taken into account (Bachelor’s Degree in Catechist-Pastoral Work; Bachelor's Degree in Diakonia; Bachelor’s Degree in Chanting); Master’s Degree or qualification in Teacher of Religion might be accepted by the Credit Transfer Committee of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary based on the comparison of knowledge on which the credit was recognised. The minimum number of credits needed for entering the programme is at least 90 credits from the core material of the theological undergraduate studies. For the enrolment in the programme is conditional that the applicant has 30 credits completed from the knowledge base of the undergraduate studies in theology. Missing credits are required to be completed during the first two semesters of the programme from the minor subject of theology (50 credits) and 50 credits from other biblical subjects under the guidance of the teachers of the programme.

Applicants must be highly proficient in spoken and written English.

The programme starts in September.

List of documentation required for the application:

  • Copy of degree or diploma
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of passport or identity card
  • Proof of the transfer of the application fee (non-refundable cost)
    The application fee (50,- EUR) is to be transferred to the following bank account:
    Address of the Owner: H-1091 Budapest, Kálvin tér 9.
    Name of Bank: ERSTE BANK
    IBAN: HU54 1160 0006 0000 0000 1014 8552
    Account No.: 11600006-00000000-10148552
    Swift code: GIBAHUHB
    Description: Full name_Programme you applied for
  • Copy of level C language exam certificate in English - (Native speakers and applicants who completed their bachelor and/or master level studies in English do not have to provide proof of English their language proficiency.)

What students think about Károli Gáspár University

    Nour Al Wattar (Syria), LL.M. in European and International Business Law

    Testimonial from Nour Al Wattar (Syria), LL.M. in European and International Business Law, student at Károli Gáspár University

    "Studying at Károli Gáspár University was an amazing opportunity for me to develop both as an individual and as a professional. I can definitely say that studying  at this University was a life changing experience for me. I would like to encourage everyone that is thinking to do its master studies, to do it at this University. It is well organized, professors are amazing and helpful, it has a lot of international students, and it is located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world - Budapest."

    Ornella Lazarte (Brazil), LL.M. in European and International Business Law

    "Hungary was the best experience of my life and I am proud to hold a European diploma. Besides, Budapest has a lot of job opportunities and I grew as a student, a person and a professional 10 years in 1 year.

    I hope next year there is going to be more Brazilian students at KRE!"

    Mirhadi Samidzada (Azerbaijan), LL.M. in European and International Business Law

    Testimonial from Mirhadi Samidzada (Azerbaijan), LL.M. in European and International Business Law, student at Károli Gáspár University

    "It is my honor to know you, our dean and other teachers of our university, to study at KRE. I don’t write it as a formality: you are amazing persons. You helped us in each and every step of us. Thanks for everything.

    Of course, as a graduate I am also part of the KRE family and I always would like to see my university among the best universities of the world. During the course LL.M. teachers were really kind, polite and tried to do their best to teach us everything in a professional and on the other hand friendly way.

    Regarding the city, Budapest is really beautiful city and there are so many splendid scenes. Because of its nature, bridges, river, hills and general characteristic features I would like to include it among the most beautiful cities of the world."

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