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Theology and Religious Studies - Exploring a Discipline

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
16630 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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About

The MA Theology and Religious Studies - Exploring a Discipline programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is unique in its combination of guidance and freedom. Studying in the inspiring environment of the city of Amsterdam and the diverse Faculty of Theology of the Vrije Universiteit, the program allows you to pursue your own area of interest in theology and the study of religion.

Overview

Studying in the inspiring environment of the city of Amsterdam and the diverse Faculty of Theology of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Theology and Religious Studies - Exploring a Discipline program allows you to pursue your own area of interest in theology and the study of religion.

Besides these 2 modules, you are free to choose 3 modules from the list of master courses in the first semester. You can choose specialisation courses in Dogmatics, Biblical Studies, Church History, Practical Theology, Philosophy and Religion and Islamic Theology and courses from the other 4 specialisations (Leadership, Media, Spiritual Care and Teaching Religious Diversity).

Career Prospects

This qualifies a graduate for a range of professions, such as:

  • policy advisor on religion in governmental and NGO contexts (think of a police force that has to come to terms with religious radicalism);
  • editor in the field of religious publishing (imagine doing an internship in such publishing and making a career out of it);
  • specialist in the field of religion and law (needed when religious and secular law collide);
  • advisor or manager of educational programs in the field of religion and society (increasingly in demand, given widely spread ‘religious illiteracy’);
  • theological advisor to institutions with a religious background (for instance, schools and hospitals).

Promotion alumni sessions Master’s day

During the Master’s day, you can also meet our (international) alumni during several workshops. In these sessions they will tell you more about career opportunities after finishing your Master’s degree.

Programme Structure

  • The various tracks, thematic tracks and tracks within a theological tradition, offer particular sets of modules for this part of the programme, information can be obtained from the contact persons of the track you are interested in.
  • In the module on hermeneutics you will be taught philosophical hermeneutics, which is one of pillars in the methodology of theology and religious studies. ‘Research Skills’ will deepen your understanding of methodology. In this course you will also be trained in the philosophy of science, scholarly argumentation, and in writing your thesis proposal.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • EU/EEA or Dutch students: 1 June
  • Non-EU/EEA students who do not need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 June
  • Students who need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 April.

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. 
  • In order to gain admission to one of our Master’s programmes, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16630 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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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