Master of Old Testament
Would you like to specialise in the Old Testament? Do you work in the church or as a secondary school teacher, and would you like to enrich your knowledge of the Bible at an academic level? Come to Kampen and take the Master's degree programme Old Testament
A master’s programme which centres on questions concerning the image of God in the Old Testament. For example, the relation between God and violence, God's revenge and God's remorse, the relation between monotheism and polytheism and the alleged womanly characteristics of God.
Alumnus Bart Dubbink on the MA Old Testament:
The programme (60 ECTS credits) has been subdivided into 3 phases. Most of the modules equal 6 ECTS credits
Phase 1. General (30.5 ECTS credits)
Phase 2. Focus on the area of specialisation (12 ECTS credits)
Phase 3. Graduation phase (17.5 ECTS credits)
See the study guide for a fully worked out programme.
The MA Old Testament is a general theological in-depth master and is, as such, not directed towards a specific career. In the practice of ecclesiastical and social life, however, there are ample possibilities to take up a profession based on this educational programme. Among others, consideration can be given to a position as researcher on the route to obtaining a doctoral degree. Graduates can, for example, be employed in staff positions at academic (university and higher vocational) educational institutions or secondary schools. Moreover, graduates can find employment in all forms of 'church work' and in building up congregations, missionary activities, equipment work, leadership functions in churches and Christian organisations, journalism, public offices and ethical or spiritual advice organs (in the business world, among others).
Registration for the Master of Theology (General Programme) for the course starting September first is possible once a year, on the following grounds.
You are eligible if you:
Your request for admission or request for the composition of a Pre-Master's programme will be assessed by the Examination Review Committee.
Additional intake conditions
Demonstrable knowledge of biblical Hebrew at a bachelor's level.
Should you wish to receive more information about this one-year Master programme, please contact:
(Dutch students) Mrs Elizabeth Blokland - Study Coordinator.
(International students) Drs Jos Colijn -International Officer.