The Master of

is a 120-credit programme offered jointly by the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne. In order to satisfy the increasing demand for flexibility, a distance learning option is now available: students can decide whether to take each course in the classroom or via our interactive internet platform.
Out of the 7 areas of study in theology, students select 6 and complete a programme of 12 credits within each area.
With the 18 remaining elective course credits, students can reinforce their general training in theology (for example via courses in the 7th area) or specialise in one or two of the proposed areas of study.


  • Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
  • New Testament
  • History of Christianity
  • Systematic theology
  • Ethics
  • Practical theology
  • Religious studies



Student testimonials

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction


Conditions of registration

Admission Conditions

A Bachelor of Theology or equivalent degree.
Enrolment at one of the two faculties of theology (Geneva or Lausanne).


Deadline for the Autumn Semester: 30 April 2020
(28 February 2020 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

Deadline for the Spring Semester: 30 November 2020
(30 September 2020 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

Contact Information

Mr Blaise Fontanellaz
T. +41 (0)22 379 74 57

The Master of Theology

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Courses (90 credits):
Area A: 12 credits
Area B: 12 credits
Area C: 12 credits
Area D: 12 credits
Area E: 12 credits
Area F: 12 credits
Options: 18 credits
Dissertation (30 credits)
The Master’s courses are taught in the classroom and via a distance-learning platform,
at the University of Geneva or the University of Lausanne.
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Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn no more than 30 credits (or spend no more than one semester) on exchange.

Professional Prospects

A Master of Theology leads to a number of opportunities in a variety of fields, such as: academic research (doctorate, post-doctorate), ecclesiastical professions (ministry, chaplaincy), social services (marriage counsellor, care, support), the media (journalism, communications), government and non-governmental organisations, the book industry (publishing, bookshops).