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Theology and Religious Studies - Interreligious Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

12 months
16830 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The one-year Theology and Religious Studies - Interreligious Studies MA programme offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam focuses on specific professional fields.


At the Theology and Religious Studies - Interreligious Studies MA programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you will be prepared for a professional career within or outside religious institutions. Each specialization focuses on their own field.

Globalisation has given rise to an even greater need for religious dialogue in all areas of society, from politics and business to education and daily life. Increasing mobility, changing ways of communication and flows of migrants have all made the world a smaller place – and the need for social cohesion greater than ever. This track will give you the knowledge and skills you need to help build bridges between people from different faith traditions and so contribute to that improved social cohesion. If you want to become part of that, this track might be for you.

Future opportunities

On graduation, you will have the skills you need to become an interfaith leader in our increasingly multi-religious world. You will be able to critically analyse different theological, philosophical and ideological perspectives at the interface of different religions. You will have acquired inter-religious literacy through your participation in various dialogue activities.

Programme Structure

Interreligious Studies courses
  • Religion in the Public Debate
  • Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Secular: A Study of their Interrelations through Some Basic Concepts
  • Hermeneutics
  • Elective
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Master Seminar
  • Internship
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Saturday 5 March.




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • Students with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology or Religious Studies from a university abroad will only be admitted following an assessment of their degree by the admissions board. 
  • Students with Bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines are also welcome to apply, provided that the degree obtained is from a research-oriented university. Before the start of the academic year the student needs to have an intake with the coordinator of the specialization. The aim of this intake is to discuss possible deficiencies in theological knowledge of the student.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16830 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16830 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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