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Qualification: Theology, MA

Theology, MA

Qualification Information

Knowledge and understanding

Students have expanded their knowledge and understanding of theology that they gained at former levels of study.

Students have gained systematic understanding of the most recent findings available in the field of Theology, particularly in the field which they have chosen to specialise in.

Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding while doing professional work within the fields of teaching, church-activity or further academic work and are able to defend their professional decisions.

Type of knowledge

Students possess significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the theological field in general and in particular within the field they have chosen to specialise in.

Students have acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in their area of expertise. 

Practical skills

Students are able to understand and deal with complicated subjects in a professional setting.

Students can make decisions in an independent, professional manner within the church or in other settings where theological knowledge is of value.

Students have the ability and skills to evaluate, analyse and gather scientific data.

Students are able to develop and contextualise projects by using theological methods, theories and/or research and surveys.

Students are able to acquire further theological knowledge, and maintain their previous knowledge in their chosen theological fields.

Theoretical skills

Students can make autonomous assessments, when different methods of analysis and complex theoretical issues are appropriate.

Students can demonstrate increased and deeper understanding, and more extensive perspective of their area of expertise than contained in lower level programmes.

Students can utilise their knowledge, understanding and problem solving skills in new and unfamiliar situations in a broad or interdisciplinary context connected to theological research, teaching, church activity or in other situations where theological knowledge is of value.

 Students are capable of integrating knowledge, tackling complex subjects and formulating opinions based on limited information.

Students are familiar with theological research methods and comprehend research and research outcomes.

Students can use the research process successfully and are able to carry out small-scale research projects.

Communication skills and information literacy

Students can initiate theological projects, manage those projects and take responsibility for the work of individuals and groups.

Students can clearly communicate complex theological information, ideas, problems and solutions, by themselves or as a part of a group, to specialists as well as to the general public.

Students possess skills and knowledge to analyse and communicate diverse data.

Students have adopted necessary skills to use techniques and software which is most useful for the relevant field of study.

Students are aware of ethics of science.

Students are able to discuss theological, religious and moral issues with fairness, and are able to be respectful and understanding of the opinions of others.

Learning skills

Students have adopted the necessary learning skills and work methods to undertake further study, where significant autonomy and independence is demanded.

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Theology

NQF Level: 
7