The postgraduate programme consists of four domains:
Theology of Migration
In this domain the concepts of 'two-sided transformation' and 'double contextuality' will be dealt with. The process of two-sided transformation is about the influence of Christianity on culture, and vice versa. With the concept of 'double contextuality' is meant that the migrant churches should give new meaning to their own ethnic identity in the new country and at the same time, should do the same to their Christian identity.
Mission and Society
It is important that students understand the Dutch society, but also that of their country of origin, and in particular the possible effects of interaction.
Pastoral Care in Context
Students must have insight into how people perceive, think, feel and act, within themselves as in others. Migration is one of the most stressful events a person can experience. Therefore the student must possess the ability in dealing with the complicating factors that can be involved in the interpersonal and intersocial and cultural contact.
Stage en reflectie op de praktijk
Practical knowledge is relevant, not only with an eye on the practical application of the theories of the Office (such as sermon) but also in view of the importance of learning academic self-reflection about their own function in the Office. After an orientation on the internship the student will go through the professional fields that is divided in different period of the year in a church or (make) body with which the student is trained in giving sermons, counselling, and leading small discipleship groups. The internship is concluded with a paper. In preparation the student follows some practical-theological subjects. The internship can also take place abroad.
These four domains are integrated in all courses. The language of instruction is English and Dutch. Teaching is organized through lectures on Fridays and through e-learning.