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Theology and Religious Studies: Religious Studies (research MA)

Universiteit van Amsterdam

  • Beschrijving
  • Overzicht

The Research Master's in Religious Studies fosters an interdisciplinary approach to religion. The focus of the programme on religious plurality in the Western world.

The programme studies official doctrines and established traditions and institutions, and gives due attention to the whole spectrum of religious experience and practices in Western societies.
Theories and methods from the social sciences, literature, cultural analysis, history and philosophy are taught and discussed. The programme gains coherence through the combination of an empirical focus on religion within Western cultures, a theoretical focus on religious plurality and a methodological focus on interdisciplinary research.
It strives to integrate seminars, tutorials and research. Courses are related to the teaching staff's research, and students can join in research activities initiated by staff. Students can choose courses from one or more of the programmes within the Master's in Theology and Religious Studies. Options currently offered in English are:
* Religious Studies, including the specialisation Religion and Cultural Heritage;
* Western Esotericism.
The tutorials offer an intellectually challenging and stimulating environment in which students can study, discuss and gain specialised insight into topics and projects that are of interest to them.


2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 12025 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 13225 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar


The Research Master's in Religious Studies yields 120 ECTS credits:
* 36 credits for core courses
* 36 credits for electives
* 18 credits for tutorials
* 30 credits for a Master's thesis

instruction modes

- Seminars and tutorials with supervision by specialists devoted to the in-depth study of a variety of topics.
* Supervised individual research resulting in a thesis.
* All classes are taught in small groups, with a maximum of 20 students.

job perspective

The Research Master's programme Religious Studies provides a valuable foundation for those students who wish to pursue independent PhD research, and for those considering a career in advisory organisations, scientific research organisations, the cultural sector or any of the writing professions.


To provide a valuable foundation for students who will be conducting independent PhD research, and for those who are considering a career in advisory organisations, scientific research organisations, cultural activities and writing professions.

tuition fee

Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type MA (Master of Arts)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MA (Master of Arts)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120