M.A. On Campus

Theology and Religious Studies

University of Groningen

12 months
14300 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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How are religion, conflict and peace related? What is at stake in the "musealization" of religion? What role does religion and spirituality play in our experience of health and wellbeing? We offer a master degree in Theology and Religious Studies at University of Groningen. 


Religion is an important factor in many national and international social themes. Sometimes this is obvious, especially when we read news about religious radicalization. 

Other times, it is much less obvious and we are not as aware of the influence religion has in social phenomena, such as in cases of sexual health or climate change. Experts on religion are needed in a world in which religion is a permanent part of everyday life.

Job prospects

  • With a degree in Theology and Religious Studies at University of Groningen, you can work as an advisor or policymaker. 
  • You can find a job in the media and in journalism, or enter the field of education. You can also pursue a research career at a university or research institution. As a spiritual caregiver you can work in care facilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Religion, Conflict and Globalization
  • Religion, Health and Wellbeing 
  • Religion and Pluralism, Ancient & Modern
  • Religion and Cultural Heritage
  • Master's Honours Programme: "Leadership: making the difference'

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A grade list of the marks of your bachelor's degree programme with an explanation of the followed courses.
  • TOEFL: 580 paper/237 computer/92 internet; IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 on each part) (not for native speakers). 
  • Bachelor's degree in Theology, Religious Studies, Arts (e.g. International Organizations, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy), Political Sciences or Social Sciences (e.g. Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology). 
  • Depending on your former study and courses a reading package will be provided. We assume that you are aware of the concepts and theoretical discussions outlined in this literature. Students with another bachelor's degree may be admitted via a premaster's programme.
  • A letter of motivation to the admissions board, outlining your interest in the programme, including your motivation and expectations (max. 1 page), accompanied with a writing sample of an academic paper, preferably your Bachelor's (or Master's) Thesis.

Tuition Fee

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    14300 EUR/year
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  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Groningen

750 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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