Study theology and charity work in English or German

12. 10. 2021 | Study in the Czech Republic

Study theologyIf you’ve always been fascinated by religion, in this case Christianity, and you’re a foreign student looking for some attractive study programmes in the Czech Republic, we have good news for you. The Faculty of Theology that is part of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice is offering two study programmes perfect for good-makers or future religionists.

The origin of the Faculty of Theology goes way back to the nineteenth century, even though it was officially founded in 1991, and has been traditionally connected to the Catholic Diocese of České Budějovice. Their primary focus is on theology, philosophy, education and social work with a strong emphasis on the Christian values.

It has to be stressed that their programmes are quite advanced as the faculty currently doesn’t offer any bachelor or master programmes in English. What they do offer, however, are excellent 4-year long post-grad programmes that will grant you a doctoral degree in either Theology or Charity Studies. You can even choose if your language of preference is English or German and the tuition fee is only 400 EUR per year.

Charity Studies is an ideal match for graduates in social work who want to deepen their knowledge in related humanistic fields. In the second half of your studies, you can choose out of two specialisations: charity work itself or ethics in social work. If you go for the ethics, the focus will be on a strong motivation of the person helping those in need. You’ll be also able to explore the role of religion and spirituality in charity work.

Don’t misunderstand, studying doctoral Theology isn’t about becoming a priest—it’s about some serious scholarly research. You can specialise in one of five areas of your choosing: systematic theology, theological anthropology and ethics, practical theology, church law and church history. You’ll follow an individual study plan under an experienced supervisor and gradually master methods essential to scholarly work.

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