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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.

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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:

  • Religion in the modern world
  • Philosophy and religion
  • Religious history
  • Religious text studies
  • Sexuality and gender in theology
  • Women and religion
  • Theological ethics

Theology study abroad programs

Theology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in theology

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    Philosophy and Theology - BA Indiana Wesleyan University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,168 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,168 USD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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    Theological Studies - BS/BA LeTourneau University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,680 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,680 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Theological Studies - BA Hanover College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    40 months
    Annual tuition fee
    43,268 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 43,268 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Theological Studies - BA Dallas Baptist University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,954 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,954 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Theology - BA Walsh University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,780 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,780 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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Theology graduate programs

Master's in theology

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    Christian Counseling: Theological Studies - Dual MA Dallas Baptist University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,954 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,954 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Divinity - MDiv Canadian Mennonite University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,502 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,403 CAD

    Start date
    May, August
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    Divinity in Buddhist Chaplaincy - MDiv University of the West, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,546 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,546 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Theology - MA Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,188 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,188 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Theology and World Religion - MA (with foundation) Dublin City University, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    17,907 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,500 EUR

    Start date
    September
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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.