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.
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- 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
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesReligious Studies & Theology Christian Studies Islamic Studies
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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International947 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 947 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA947 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 947 EUR per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.