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Religious Studies (Theology and Religious Studies)

12 months
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16060 EUR/year
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About

The Religious Studies (Theology and Religious Studies) programme of the University of Amsterdam offers an inspiring research environment in which you develop the research skills to conduct your own research project in the field of religious studies.

Overview

Religious and spiritual plurality in the Western world

The Religious Studies (Theology and Religious Studies) programme of the University of Amsterdam focuses on the history and presence of religious and spiritual diversity in Europe and in its wider Mediterranean, Eurasian and Transatlantic context. The programme emphasises the processes of religious diversification in different socio-cultural contexts. It trains you in both the historical as well as the empirical study of religious cultures, countercultures and spiritualities, including the interdisciplinary study of ideas, narratives, practices, institutions and their interactions.

Careers

The Job Market

As a Religious Studies graduate, you will have developed analytical and research skills relevant to a career in the field of religious studies. In addition, you will have access to a range of other employment opportunities in which a critical, curious, and academically-trained mind is essential.

You will qualify for high-level research positions at universities, research and development departments of governmental institutes, and for research positions in non-governmental organizations (NGOs). You will be able to pursue careers in science communication, science publishing, science policy and in public policy and consultancy or as an independent researcher.

An academic career

The Research Master's programme Religious Studies also provides a valuable foundation for those students who wish to pursue and complete a PhD programme in the Humanities or the Social Sciences at any university in the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion
  • Religious Experience
  • Nature and the Supernatural
  • Current Issues in Religious Studies
  • Western Esotericism and Spirituality
  • Religion and Spirituality in the City

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.6
  • A/3.6 (American system)
  • 2.1 HONS (an upper second class honours degree in the British system)
  • B (ECTS-system), or 
  • 7.5 (Dutch system)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in the humanities, law or social sciences with a minimum of 30 ECTS (equivalent to a full-time semester of academic studies) taken in the field of Religious Studies. You are expected to have an awareness of basic theoretical notions in the field of Religious Studies
  • At least the following grade average: A/3.6 (American system), 2.1 HONS (an upper second class honours degree in the British system), B (ECTS-system), or 7.5 (Dutch system)
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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