The master’s program is a two-year program in which students acquire a deeper understanding of the field of Eastern Christian studies as well as proficiency in communicating in a scholarly way at an advanced level. A master’s program involves seminars, lectures and reading of set texts.
A student can choose to finish his or her studies after one year of study in which case, if their work has met the required standard, they receive a magister’s degree (60 ECTS credits).
The first year focuses on methods of study and the sources of our tradition and includes courses such as:
• Theory and method, focusing specifically on Eastern Christian Studies
• Sacred texts in Orthodoxy and how to read them
• Methods and sources for the study of Patristics
• Liturgics and liturgical theology
In the second year students specialize in one of the following three areas:
• The Church Fathers in their historical context
• The Church, its spirituality and its mission
• Church organization and the relation of the Churches to one another and to the wider world
In the second semester students write a thesis on a chosen area of study.