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Theology degrees abroad

Theology is the study of religion, and it examines the different religions of the world, their impact on society and the human experience of faith. It combines elements of history, philosophy, anthropology and religious studies, and tackles difficult and complex questions around the meaning of religion and the nature of gods.

It’s a subject that is always relevant, and will give a number of important skills including debating, critical thinking and problem solving. Theology is a great subject to study abroad, as it means you could learn in a more culturally diverse environment, where you’ll experience different religions and cultures from home.

There are a huge number of theology degree programs available in many different countries around the world. Studying theology as an international student is a fantastic opportunity to get a great education, learn a new language and make lifelong friends.

Theology program structure

Theology is a diverse subject, and can be approached differently by different universities and in different countries. So programs combine elements of ethics, philosophy, politics or history so make sure you check the content and curriculum of the program before you apply.

Many theology degrees are made up of compulsory modules and several optional or elective modules that you can choose yourself. This means you can easily tailor your degree to the subjects that most interest you.

It’s possible to study theology abroad at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Bachelor’s degrees are usually offered as a BA, and can be studied full time over three or four years depending on the country and whether or not the course includes an extra year abroad.

At postgraduate level, you can study for a master’s for one or two years, or a doctorate degree which can take up to four years. At the terminal degree level you can choose to study for a PhD or a ThD (Doctor of Theology). These are largely the same, but the ThD may focus more on Christian theology, and a PhD may cover other religions as well.

Typical theology modules and study topics include:

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Theology study abroad programs

What are the top theology undergraduate programs abroad?

  • LeTourneau UniversityTheological Studies - BS/BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Theology
    Location
    Longview, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    36,340USD
  • Dallas Baptist UniversityTheological Studies: Christian Scriptures - BA

    • 3 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Aug, Jan, Jun
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Theology
    Location
    Dallas, USA
    Next start date
    August 2024 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    18,954USD
  • Lewis UniversityTheology - BA (with foundation)

    • 40 months
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Theology
    Location
    Romeoville, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    39,400USD
  • California Lutheran UniversityTheology and Christian Leadership: Spirituality and the Arts - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Theology
    Location
    Thousand Oaks, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    50,670USD
  • Alvernia UniversityTheology - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Theology
    Location
    Reading, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    41,060USD

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What are the top theology postgraduate programs abroad?

  • Dallas Baptist UniversityBusiness Administration: Theological Studies - Dual MA/MBA

    • 3 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Aug, Jan, Jun
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Theology, Business Administration
    Location
    Dallas, USA
    Next start date
    August 2024 +3 more
    Annual tuition fee
    19,872USD
  • Duquesne UniversityTheology - MA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Aug, Jan, May
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Theology
    Location
    Pittsburgh, USA
    Next start date
    August 2024 +3 more
    Annual tuition fee
    19,188USD
  • Dublin City UniversityTheology and World Religion - MA (with foundation)

    • 1 year
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Theology
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Next start date
    September 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    16,500EUR
  • Dallas Baptist UniversityLeadership: Theological Studies - Dual MA

    • 3 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Aug, Jan, Jun
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Leadership, Theology
    Location
    Dallas, USA
    Next start date
    August 2024 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    19,872USD
  • Dallas Baptist UniversityChristian Counseling: Theological Studies - Dual MA

    • 3 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Aug, Jan, Jun
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Pastoral Counseling, Theology
    Location
    Dallas, USA
    Next start date
    August 2024 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    18,954USD

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Future theology careers

Although many graduates go into careers within a religious organization, there are plenty of secular jobs you can also pursue. Popular jobs for theology graduates include:

  • Religious school teacher
  • Social worker
  • Journalist
  • Higher education teacher
  • School teacher
  • Counselor
  • Charity worker

Theology graduates will develop a wide range of skills that lend themselves to a huge number of careers. That means you don’t have to limit yourself to those jobs listed above, but look at any career where your skills will be useful.

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