Master of Arts Protestant Theology

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

In the Master of Arts Protestant Theology program, students delve into advanced research-oriented knowledge and hone methodological and analytical competencies across the main theological disciplines, including the Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Systematic Theology, and Practical Theology. This program is designed to explore Christianity’s role in providing meaning, guiding life, and influencing western culture and society. Through engaging coursework and research, students examine the dynamic relationship between theology and contemporary societal issues, preparing to lead in both church and societal institutions. The program encourages a forward-thinking approach, emphasizing how theology can adapt and respond to current and future global challenges.


Students in this program learn to critically evaluate historical and contemporary phenomena of the Christian religion, with a strong focus on independent research and complex problem-solving from a reformational perspective. The curriculum aims to equip students with trans-disciplinary skills that are highly relevant across various professional fields. Graduates can pursue careers in ecumenical research facilities, church welfare and social institutions, development cooperation, adult education, academia, journalism, public relations, publishing, and more. This comprehensive education ensures that students are well-prepared to navigate and impact diverse professional landscapes with their theological expertise.

Admission Requirements

  • A university degree (German or non-German) in Protestant theology or a related field (usually a bachelor’s degree) from a Protestant theological higher-education institution or faculty.
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1, as per DSH exam regulations).
  • English language proficiency (CEFR level B2) when English-language modules are taken.
  • Proficiency certificates in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.
  • Completion of specific modules in the five main theological disciplines: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Systematic Theology, and Practical Theology (60 ECTS credits total).
  • Old Testament Studies
  • New Testament Studies
  • Church History
  • Systematic Theology
  • Practical Theology
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Ethics in Theology
  • Contemporary Issues in Theology
  • Theological Leadership
  • Independent Research Project

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Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts Protestant Theology program have gone on to achieve significant success in various fields. For instance, alumni have become influential leaders in church welfare organizations, contributing to community development and support. Others have pursued academic careers, engaging in groundbreaking research and teaching at prestigious universities. The program’s alignment with industry demands ensures that students develop critical skills, such as ethical leadership, advanced research methodologies, and effective communication, making them valuable assets in an evolving job market.

Visa Requirements:

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