After completion of the professional study of theology students:


Field of theology

Are able

Collecting relevant material for discussion and problem-solving


Theoretical theological knowledge in community life


Processes of biblical theology versus systemic (dogmatic) theology

Independently access

the Bible and their findings checked using existing textual comments


their theological knowledge to current contemporary social issues, such as ecology, gender and identity, globalization, and to indicate the possibility of progress in the community


other Christian theologies in their similarities and differences with their own opinions


the opinions of others and can enter into dialogue with them

Know how to

analyze important cultural trends and see the way in which Christianity is under the influence of or in which way it has an impact on society


ways of communicating with the media


essential Christian relations (such as marriage, family, parenthood) and the trauma that life brings

Are capable

of adequately reacting to other traumatic situations

Are able

communication of information and ideas needed to solve problems in the church and non-church contexts (environments)communication of information and ideas needed to solve problems in the church and non-church contexts (environments)

Have skill

essential to continue studies at the postgraduate level

Admission requirements

All candidates who have completed gymnasium or four-year high school can apply for studies. All registered candidates are subject to the classification procedure for selection for enrollment.

Applicants who are candidates for the priesthood in Protestant churches, or want to obtain titles of pastors, preachers, catechists, etc., are given a higher priority in enrollment on the basis of one or two written recommendations by the priest or deacon of his/her local church (parish) if they have crossed the entrance threshold.

Candidates must have completed a professional or undergraduate studies in theology. In the case that a candidate has not completed a professional or undergraduate studies in theology, the specialized graduate program may be enrolled after having passed a series of differential courses which would be assigned by the professional (teaching) board, considering the education achieved to date.

Duration of the program

The program is conducted over the two academic years or over four semesters. Students complete their studies by a defense of their final work. The program is organized as a full time course and as a part time correspondence course.

Total number of ECTS points

The total number of points is 120 ECTS that student acquires by passing: (1) 7 core courses during the four semesters for 60 ECTS (2) 16 elective courses during four semesters for 40 ECTS (3) writing and defending their final work – 20 ECTS.

Academic title received upon completion of the studies

Upon completion of the professional program of theology, the student acquires the title of specialized professional or specialized professional in Theology with the shortened version struč. spec. theol. put behind the first and last name.

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