Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

In our faculty researchers and students reflect on a wide range of philosophical, ideological and religious topics. We educate and train our students to become engaged academics, who are able to critically reflect on science and life and thus will greatly contribute to society.



The faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies provides high quality academic education. The lecturers ensure an optimal learning environment with intensive supervision. Students are expected to contribute actively and have an efficient and results-oriented attitude.

The faculty offers English taught Master's programmes in the following areas:

  • Philosophy
  • Theology


The Research Institute for Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies addresses fundamental questions concerning the nature, place and meaning of humans in the world. It covers philosophical, theological and socio-cultural issues, and notably philosophical and religious concepts and world-views of past and present.

The Institute’s research is subdivided into five themes, of which three coincide with existing research centers.

  • Centre for the History of Philosophy and Science (CHPS)
  • Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS)
  • Cognition, Culture and Language (CCL)
  • Religion and the Crisis of Meaning (RCM)
  • Centre for Contemporary European Philosophy (CCEP)

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Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands

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