Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

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

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey into the heart of Biblical Studies with our Master of Arts program. Delve into the rich tapestry of Biblical texts, guided by a faculty renowned for their expertise and passion. Our international, interdisciplinary approach ensures a comprehensive exploration, weaving together contemporary research with the esteemed traditions of European scholarship. Through two immersive semesters conducted in English, you’ll unravel the literary and linguistic diversity of the Bible, gaining invaluable insights into its theological and cultural significance.


Prepare for a dynamic academic voyage with our Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. Beyond delving into original language texts of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, you’ll engage with their literary and reception history, gaining a profound understanding of their enduring impact. Our program offers flexibility, allowing you to choose interdisciplinary modules to deepen historical knowledge or explore current receptions of biblical topics. As you cultivate independent analytical and interpretive skills, you’ll also hone intercultural competencies, equipping you to thrive in today’s global academic discourse.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree (in Germany or abroad) in a relevant discipline (minimum 240 ECTS credits)
  • English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)
  • Study of central source texts of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament in the original languages amounting to at least one seminar course each
  • Proof of the corresponding language skills (completed language courses in Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek)
  • Foreign applicants who have not completed their university studies in Germany or another EU country must pass the aptitude test for university studies.
  • Biblical Hebrew Seminar
  • New Testament Greek Seminar
  • Literary and Reception History of the Hebrew Bible
  • Analysis and Interpretation of New Testament Texts
  • Interdisciplinary Module: Historical Perspectives or Contemporary Reception
  • Thesis Preparation Seminar
  • Master’s Thesis Defense

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Future Career Outcomes

Step confidently into your post-graduate journey with a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. Our alumni have forged diverse paths, from academia to journalism, showcasing the versatility and relevance of our program. By nurturing critical thinking, research, and intercultural skills, we empower our graduates to excel in a rapidly evolving job market. Join a community of trailblazers who are making meaningful contributions in various fields, driven by their deep understanding of biblical texts and their contexts.

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