12 months
4999 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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Reflect critically on Christianity in the public space and the tensions that arise in the dialogue with modern society and world religions. The Christianity and Society program from Tilburg University links theological and religious sources of the past with current social, economic and political issues.

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Special attention is given to Catholic Social Thought, which deals with issues such as the relation between religion and state, and the contribution of capitalism to justice and happiness.

The Christianity and Society  program from Tilburg University  provides a broad perspective taught by theologians, sociologists, economists, law specialists, and philosophers. Special attention is given to Catholic Social Thought, which deals with issues such as the relation between religion and state, and the contribution of capitalism to justice and happiness. 

  • Small classes (on average 5-10 students) with a lot of individual attention and personal contact with fellow students and teachers.
  • International classroom with students from various countries, religions, and academic backgrounds, ensuring a lively and balanced dialogue.
  • Lower tuition fees than other Master’s programs at Tilburg University. Moreover, partial scholarships are available to encourage students from all economic backgrounds to participate in this graduate program.
  • The opportunity to follow the Extended Master’s Program (adds half a year to the regular program) in which you do an internship at an institution or organization in the field.

Career prospects

Upon graduation, you will be an expert on the relations between Christianity and society in multiple fields of study.

  • Use your expertise in advisory or management roles in religious organizations and churches, in government organizations and in NGOs.
  • Apply your academic knowledge in the fields of media, politics and economic relations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Christian Theology: Fundamental Issues and Contemporary Questions
  • Catholic Social Thought in Contemporary Society
  • Sources and History of Social Thought
  • Christianity in Dialogue with the Economic World
  • Research and Hermeneutics
  • Christianity in Dialogue with the World Religions
  • Christianity in Dialogue with Contemporary Politics, Government and Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An equivalent of a Dutch academic Bachelor's degree.If you have a Bachelor's degree from a non-university institution of higher education, you can still apply but then you must first complete our Pre-Master's program.
  • An interest in Christianity and in the workings of religion and society.
  • A basic knowledge of Christianity and theology (a reading list is available to improve your knowledge prior to the start of the program).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4999 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4999 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2143 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Partner Scholarships Tilburg School of Theology (TST)
  • Tuition fee waiver (25%) for non-EU students of partner universities of the Tilburg of Theology.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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