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

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)
Part-time studies possible on request.

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 Fall Semester: 30 April 2023
(28 February 2023 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

Deadline for the Spring Semester: to be checked on the website of the Admissions Office

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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Student testimonials


Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn no more than 45 credits (or spend no more than two semesters) 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).

Contact information

Mme Chen Dandelot
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