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A course is an educational scheme that introduces students to an area of study. Students learn the basics of the discipline, and upon graduation they receive a diploma or certificate. What is a course in theology? Depending on the school or program, these courses can be either confessional or non-confessional. In the case of the former, students learn the tenants of a given religious tradition and… Read more

A course is an educational scheme that introduces students to an area of study. Students learn the basics of the discipline, and upon graduation they receive a diploma or certificate.

What is a course in theology? Depending on the school or program, these courses can be either confessional or non-confessional. In the case of the former, students learn the tenants of a given religious tradition and have the chance to formulate and defend their own interpretation of scripture. Non-confessional courses, on the other hand, study the ways in which religious thought has evolved through time and the impact it has had on religious practice. Coursework is generally reading and writing intensive, with an emphasis on critical and analytical thinking. 

Religion is a key component of many people's lives, and there is therefore a high demand for theological understanding. Studying theology can be quite personally beneficial in this regard. Students can come to better understand their own faith, as well as the beliefs of others.

Each program will involve different expenses, such as tuition and registration fees. These costs vary from school to school based on the school's size and location. Contact programs directly for more information. 

A course in theology, whether confessional or not, can lead to a number of careers. Students can opt to go into priesthood or join a seminary. On the other hand, students who are more interested in the academic study of religion can seek higher-level degrees in the subject and become academics in the field of religious studies. Religion also plays a key part in diplomacy, which means that particularly ambitious graduates can put their learning to use as a foundation for a career in global politics.

In the end, a course in theology can open the door to both personal understanding and a range of career options. Students who are interested in learning more about the various available programs are encouraged to utilize our searchable listing of schools. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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International Career Institute
London, United Kingdom

Getting in touch with our spirituality, beliefs, and inner faith is important for many of us. Some even go to the extent of sharing these to others. More than being a job or h ... +

Getting in touch with our spirituality, beliefs, and inner faith is important for many of us. Some even go to the extent of sharing these to others. More than being a job or hobby, they treat is as their calling. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
IES Abroad
Rome, Italy

Our Sociology & Religion Program takes you through millennia of Rome’s religious and cultural development. Courses consider the emergence of Christianity in the Roman Empi ... +

Our Sociology & Religion Program takes you through millennia of Rome’s religious and cultural development. Courses consider the emergence of Christianity in the Roman Empire, the history of Judaism in Rome, social issues in modern Italy, and more. Opportunities to enroll in a Religious Studies or Social Science course at Università degli Studi Roma Tre add to your curriculum, and an Italian language course rounds out your Sociology or Religion focus. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Campus
 
Wesley Seminary
Marion, USA

The 75-hour Master of Divinity (M.Div.) at Wesley Seminary is perhaps the most innovative degree of its kind. Offered fully online, fully onsite, or as a hybrid, it is built a ... +

The 75-hour Master of Divinity (M.Div.) at Wesley Seminary is perhaps the most innovative degree of its kind. Offered fully online, fully onsite, or as a hybrid, it is built around local church ministry and designed for practicing ministers. The entire program can be completed online. While Wesley Seminary offers one-week residential courses, they are not a requirement to complete the degree. -
Courses
Part-time
4 years
English, Spanish
20 Aug 2021
Online
 

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Japan Lutheran College
Tokyo, Japan

Although the economy and science and technology have developed wonderfully, it is a world that can not be realized that each and every human being became happy. Rather, the su ... +

Although the economy and science and technology have developed wonderfully, it is a world that can not be realized that each and every human being became happy. Rather, the sum of people weakened, the number of people who suffered from the heart has increased, and the purpose of life is difficult to see. Love is cold, hope is getting uncertain. Even religion is an era that can be seen with stinging eyes. -
Courses
Full-time
Japanese
Campus
 
Maryvale Institute
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Ecclesiastical Licence in Catechetics is a qualification of the Holy See, distinct from an S.T.L., and has been offered by the Maryvale Institute since 2012. It is intende ... +

The Ecclesiastical Licence in Catechetics is a qualification of the Holy See, distinct from an S.T.L., and has been offered by the Maryvale Institute since 2012. It is intended for those in leadership positions in catechetics and in other positions of responsibility. -
Courses
Full-time
12 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Calvary Chapel Bible College
Murrieta, USA

The CCBCE two-year program equips students for ministry through Christ-centered, Bible-based training with the desire to instill students with a deep love for the Word of God. ... +

The CCBCE two-year program equips students for ministry through Christ-centered, Bible-based training with the desire to instill students with a deep love for the Word of God. We provide an environment for the students that allows them to increase in the knowledge of the triune God and His heart for the world which includes a personal encounter with Jesus and His work in the lives of Spirit-filled believers. -
Courses
English
Sep 2021
 
Thomas More College Of Liberal Arts
Merrimack, USA

The program is designed to prepare participants for graduate school while helping them gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic intellectual role in today’s world through a ... +

The program is designed to prepare participants for graduate school while helping them gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic intellectual role in today’s world through a combination of seminar-style lectures, guided tours, discussions, and conversations inspired by these four great writers. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Boston Baptist College
Boston, USA

World Evangelism has been a foundational piece of Baptist history and Boston Baptist College since its inception. Students in the Cross-Cultural Ministries program are equippe ... +

World Evangelism has been a foundational piece of Baptist history and Boston Baptist College since its inception. Students in the Cross-Cultural Ministries program are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to spread the Gospel's message across the world’s numerous cultures. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Bible College Of Wales
Sketty, United Kingdom

The School of Ministry is open to those who have a call on their lives to ministry, whether in the church, the marketplace or in the mission field. To apply, you will need to ... +

The School of Ministry is open to those who have a call on their lives to ministry, whether in the church, the marketplace or in the mission field. To apply, you will need to have been involved in some level of ministry previously and will also need to provide a character reference from your local church leader. The minimum entry age is 18 and you should have a reasonable standard of spoken and written English. -
Courses
English
 
Private University of Education
Linz, Austria

"Know religion (s) - develop spirituality - learn to live relationships" - this is the motto of the new curricula for the teaching degree courses in Catholic religion for prim ... +

"Know religion (s) - develop spirituality - learn to live relationships" - this is the motto of the new curricula for the teaching degree courses in Catholic religion for primary and secondary levels. -
Courses
English
Oct 2021
 
Bethany College (WV)
Bethany, USA

The Religious Studies department at Bethany is distinctive in its dual focus on social justice and gender studies. The completion of a Religious Studies degree at Bethany Coll ... +

The Religious Studies department at Bethany is distinctive in its dual focus on social justice and gender studies. The completion of a Religious Studies degree at Bethany College is preparatory for a variety of career paths and graduate-level programs. -
Courses
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
The College of the Resurrection
Mirfield, United Kingdom

Men and women come to our college to prepare for ordained ministry in the Church of England, in our sister churches within the Anglican Communion, or in other churches with wh ... +

Men and women come to our college to prepare for ordained ministry in the Church of England, in our sister churches within the Anglican Communion, or in other churches with which the Church of England is in full communion. -
Courses
English
Campus
 
Baptist Bible College
Telford, United Kingdom

This course provides the student with a broad knowledge of church growth strategies being implemented today and helps him to evaluate such methodologies in the light of Script ... +

This course provides the student with a broad knowledge of church growth strategies being implemented today and helps him to evaluate such methodologies in the light of Scripture. -
Courses
Campus
 
Bear Valley Bible Institute
Kenema, Sierra Leone

Our basic two-year program offers the student a Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree (BBS). A total of 128 semester hours are earned in Bible and related Ministry courses in th ... +

Our basic two-year program offers the student a Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree (BBS). A total of 128 semester hours are earned in Bible and related Ministry courses in this program. -
Courses
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Sarum College
Salisbury, United Kingdom

This module aims to go beyond such ‘headlines’ to equip students to understand and critique patterns of decline and growth characteristic of the church in the 21st century usi ... +

This module aims to go beyond such ‘headlines’ to equip students to understand and critique patterns of decline and growth characteristic of the church in the 21st century using both theological and sociological tools. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus