36 months
11500 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master's specialisation in History of Church and Theology at Radboud University is unique in that it combines the study of the history of Christianity with the study of the juridical system of the Roman Catholic Church. The programme takes a multidisciplinary approach, allowing you to create a programme that matches your own interests.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Programme overview

The Master's specialisation in the History of Church and Theology focuses on the history of Christianity and Canon Law, relating the development of formal and informal Canon Law practices. The programme takes a multidisciplinary approach, allowing you to create a programme that matches your own interests.

You will be able to take advantage of Radboud's extensive international network to help you find projects or organisations with which to conduct your research, learning from experts in the field.

What will you learn?

  • Learn to examine axioms of the past in order to understand and interpret original Biblical sources

  • Gain a theoretical understanding to historical developments of Christian traditions

  • Be able to relate past sources with contemporary society

  • Get valuable experience in designing, conducting and presenting your research

Career prospects

The Master’s programme in Theology strongly enhances career prospects by allowing students to focus on one professional path in their third year: research, education, spiritual care or religion and policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Church and Theology seminar
  • Church History 
  • Canon Law
  • History of Church and Theology seminar
  • Master's Thesis
  • Professional and research specialisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

September intake:

Non-EU/EEA applicants 

  • 1 April: Final deadline

EU/EEA applicants  

  • 1 July: Final deadline


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Bachelor's degree in Theology or related area
  • A proficiency in English
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11500 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website

  • Please do note, that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.

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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