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What will I learn?

M.A. programme Intercultural Theology offers a unique combination of theory and practical experiences. Teaching language is English. The study course lasts for four terms and is offered by Gottingen University in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology Hermann burg (Fachhochschule). It imparts basic knowledge about intercultural theology, which is to be applied in a project abroad or in Germany. The Master degree qualifies for various jobs in the churches, in Non-Governmental-Organizations, media, institutions of adult education or scientific institutes.

The M.A. programme Intercultural Theology aims at equipping graduates to foster intercultural, interreligious and interdenominational communication and cooperation. The programme enables students to conduct in-depth scientific work in regards to theologically responsible practice within intercultural and interreligious communication and education processes. The programme therefore conveys knowledge on structural elements, forms and transformation processes of the Christian message in different cultural contexts. It enables students to analyze and understands the Trans- and intercultural characters and diversity of the cultural form of Christianity. Students will learn to responsibly contextually communicate the Gospel and to reflect the interaction of Christians with people of other religions, as well as analyze the theological, social, political and economical conditions of (inter)cultural transformation processes.

The international mixture of students as well as a mandatory stay abroad at a partner university emphasizes the intercultural educational process, promoting communication and cognitive abilities within the context. Students will work on a concrete project during their stay abroad in which will emphasize the application of scientific findings.

Occupational fields

The degree qualifies graduates for fields of occupations in works and institutions of missions and ecumenisms, of churches in Germany and abroad, church communions (World Council of Churches, Luther World Federation) as well as for work in non-governmental organizations, media, institutions of adult education or scientific institutions.

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
Semester fees: For Winter - €355.31 (includes Administration fees, Student body fees, Railway Ticket fees, Bus Ticket fees, Culture Ticket fees, Studentenwerk fee)
Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

University of Gottingen

Wilhelmsplatz 4,

GOTTINGEN,

Lower Saxony,

37073, Germany

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have bachelor degree. Other English language requirements: a) Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, b) Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, c) “International English Language Testing System” (IELTS), minimum level “Band 6”, d) a minimum of 550 points in the paper-based “Test of English as a Foreign Language” (paper-based TOEFL), e) a minimum of 220 points in the computer-based “Test of English as a Foreign Language” (computer-based TOEFL), f) UNIcert, level III, g) C1 Certificate according to CEF (Common European Framework).

For international students

Completed course of study in Theology (Bachelor, church examination, exam, “Diploma”, 1st state examination/M.Ed. or equivalent) in Germany or abroad,

or

Completed course of study of a relevant subject (e.g. Cultural Anthropology, Religious Science, Ideology, African Studies, Development Studies, Sociology, Political Science etc). Students must go through the selection procedure of the Faculty. Number of study places available: 20 per semester.

All courses are taught in English. Applicants whose native language is not English must verify their knowledge of English: We accept TOEFL and IELTS (Academic). Applicants have to meet the minimum score of 80 TOEFL ißT, resp. 6.0 IELTS; Cambridge Cert at least a „C“(pass.); UNI cert at least level 3.

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