12 months
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947 EUR/year
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About

The goal of this Theology and Religious Studies programme is to expand and deepen students' initial education in theology and religious studies, whether obtained at KU Leuven or elsewhere. It prepares students to engage in independent research in the various domains of theology and religious studies and equips them to function as experts in Church and society.

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Overview

Looking to build on your Bachelor's degree in Theology or Religious Studies? Or perhaps you are engaged in pastoral work and seeking to deepen your theoretical insights? Where better than at KU Leuven , where theology has been taught and practised for nearly 600 years? 

KU Leuven Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies has always acted as a think tank within the Catholic community. Leuven's famed theology professors will put you in a great position to determine your own future, whether it is in pastoral work, at NGOs throughout the world, in the media, or in politics. 

The curriculum has two key focuses:

  • Firstly, you’ll be given the opportunity to specialise and write a Master's thesis in one of the Faculty's five research disciplines or majors: biblical studies, systematic theology and the study of religions, theological and comparative ethics, the history of Church and theology, and pastoral and empirical theology.
  • Secondly, the curriculum offers a general orientation towards the interdisciplinary academic investigation of the Christian faith tradition in a multi-cultural and multi-religious social context. 

Degrees in Theology and Religious Studies prepare students for a wide variety of careers, including teaching in secondary and higher education, publishing, the media, academic research and the various domains of pastoral care. You will also develop skills that are valued by a large number of employers. These include research, analytical and presentation skills, critical thinking, organizational and time management skills, teamwork, and communication and writing skills. Many graduates use these skills while pursuing an international career as experts in the Church and society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contextual Hermeneutical Approaches to the Bible
  • Christianity & Contemporary Culture
  • Developments in Theological Ethics
  • Spirituality and Mysticism in the History of Western Christianity
  • Catechetics and Pastoral Care in Various Stages of Life
  • The Study of Lived Religion

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Most recent information on the programme website: kuleuven.be/ma/MTRSL

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    947 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 947 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    947 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 947 EUR per year during 12 months.

Most recent information on www.kuleuven.be/tuitionfees

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

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

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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