Bachelor of Theology

General Content

The main purpose of studying theology is to develop a detailed, critical understanding of fundamental Christian texts, the Christian tradition and various historical, philosophical, theological and ethical currents of thought, as well as contemporary expressions of Christianity. Theology also takes a critical look at church practices.

The Bachelor’s degree comprises several disciplines characterised by a range of different approaches, but with close connections and interactions between them. These are:

  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • New Testament and ancient Christian literature
  • History of Christianity
  • Systematic theology
  • Ethics
  • Practical theology
  • Study of religions, psychology of religion and sociology of religion

Biblical languages (post-classical Greek and Hebrew).

Practical Information

College of Protestant Theology

Degree Awarded
Bachelor of Theology (BTh)

ECTS Credits

6 semesters

Teaching Language

Enrolment deadline
30 April. If you require a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.

Further information
Course description

Study Options After the Bachelor's Degree

At UNIL, the following Master's programmes are open without further conditions to holders of the Bachelor in Theology (BTh):

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 25 October 2022

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Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religions

Université de Lausanne
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