This program can be recognised as credit towards a bachelor degree in theology
2 semesters, block mode (evenings, one week per month), in person or online
- Growth in faith, understanding and knowledge of God.
- Good preparation for ministry in the church and community.
- Analysis of current theological themes.
- Introduction to the Old Testament
- Introduction to the New Testament
- Introduction to Theology
- Systematic Theology 1
- Church history 1
- Introduction to Biblical hermeneutics
- Critical Thinking
- Christianity and culture
- Elective subject: Detailed analysis of a Biblical book, Christian Ethics, Discipleship and Evangelisation, Theology of Cults and Religions, Homiletics, Pastoral Care
Bachelor of Theology
4 years, block mode (evenings, one week per month), in person or online.
The bachelor’s program offers in-depth knowledge in the field of theology, biblical sciences, and the connection of the Christian faith with modern society and culture. Courses are from the following disciplines:
- Biblical Studies (Old and New Testaments)
- Systematic Theology
- Church History
- Christian Ethics
- Pastoral Theology
- Critical Thinking
- Missiology and Evangelism
- Biblical Archaeology
- Electives/optional courses
Master of Theology
bachelor’s or master’s degree with grades of 4.5 or above. Candidates without studies in a theological specialty will be required to complete a bridging course over one semester.
3 semesters (4 semesters if bridging course is required)
- Hermeneutics: Historical-critical methods of Biblical interpretations; Literature, rhetoric, and canonical critique of Biblical interpretation; Old Testament interpretation by New Testament authors; Biblical interpretation in the early church and in the reformation period
- Old Testament: Old Testament law texts; Old Testament narrative texts; Old Testament prophesy texts; Old Testament poetry texts; Old Testament wisdom texts; God’s people, Israel, and the Church
- New Testament: Synoptic Gospels texts; The Gospel and letters of the Apostle John; Acts of the Apostles; The Pauline epistles; The non-Pauline epistles and Hebrews; Revelation; Development of the theme of the Messiah in the Bible; Advanced New Testament Greek – Parts 1 & 2
- History: Church history; Rome and Palestine in the New Testament period; Development of the early church in the 1st century; Worship and organisation of the early church; Church-state relations in the 1st–5th centuries; History of Christianity in Bulgaria
- Master’s thesis
- Bridging course (if required): Introduction to the Old Testament; Introduction to the New Testament; Systematic Theology; General Church History; Hermeneutics; Philosophy; Old Testament Theology; New Testament Theology; Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (optional); Introduction to New Testament Greek (optional)
Entry requirements: bachelor’s or master’s degree with grades of 4.5 or above. Candidates without studies in a theological specialty will be required to complete a bridging course over one semester.