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Theology and Religious Studies (research)

University of Groningen

24 months
13500 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In this Theology and Religious Studies (research) programme in at University of Groningen you will study how religion is embedded in present-day and in historical cultural contexts.


You will explore the impact of local and global socio-economic and political developments on religion, and how religion contributes to such developments. 

A staff member whose research interests in religion matches yours best, will act as your supervisor throughout the programme.

Job prospects

A degree in Theology and Religious Studies (research) at University of Groningen provides a perfect background for:

  • admission to PhD programmes at national and international institutes and universities;
  • positions outside academia for which academic research skills are required;
  • positions as civil servant, advisor or policymaker with local and national government;
  • teaching positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Religion and Culture
  • Specialization modules
  • Field-specific research skills
  • Philosophy of Science in the Study of Religion and Culture
  • Generic academic skills 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • After selection based on the motivation letter, the grade list and other information, an interview with the student is part of the procedure.
  • On average, grades for Bachelor-2 and Bachelor-3 courses should be 7.5 or higher (on a scale of 1 to 10). The quality of the bachelor's (or master's) thesis is very important.
  • A grade list of the marks of your bachelor's degree programme with an explanation of the followed courses. The bachelor's programme must have been completed at a pace and with results that warrant the expectation of successful completion of the Research Master's programme in two years.
  • 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). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Groningen

750 - 1000 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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