MA Syriac Theology

MA Syriac Theology offers

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Syriac language, history and theology
  • The only MA of its kind in Europe
  • Unique combination of academic study and practical experience of Syriac liturgy and culture at first hand
  • Learn Syriac from native Syriac speakers
  • Be taught by internationally renowned Syriac specialists
  • International and ecumenical community of students
Length 4 semesters/2 years
ECTS 120 points
Language English
Academic Degree MA (CE) Master of Arts (Continuing Education)
Total fees 3,800 €
Entry requirements Bachelor degree (in a relevant subject)    Relevant work experience (ca. 2+ years)      Advanced English (C1)
Elementary Syriac                                  Interview
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International and ecumenical

To date MA students have been welcomed from countries including Austria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Poland, Turkey, Syria, Russia, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Iran, Iraq, India, Hong Kong, South Korea and the USA.

The different denominations represented by the MA students include Protestant, Methodist, Presbyterian, Russian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, Malankara, Catholic and East Syriac.

Why study in Salzburg?

  • Beautiful UNESCO world heritage city  in the centre of Europe
  • Voted Lonely Planets “Best City in the world to visit” in 2019
  • Historical, musical and cultural city
  • Excellent quality of life
  • Stunning natural beauty in Salzburg and the surrounding area with mountains and lakes
  • Ideal centrally located Student accommodation
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“Where else in the world could students benefit from a course on Syriac Canon Law by the world expert on Oriental Canon Law?”

Dr. Sebastian Brock, Oxford University (UK)

“I applaud the University of Salzburg for developing this excellent program, and for providing this marvellous opportunity for aspiring teachers and scholars”

Prof. Dr. Susan Ashbrook-Harvey, Brown University (USA)