MA programme Religion and the Public Domain

University of Groningen

Program Description

MA programme Religion and the Public Domain

University of Groningen

MA programme Religion and the Public Domain


Is the West really as secular as we think? Equip yourself to understand how the world we live in is shaped by religion through our unique program combining cultural history, politics and philosophy.


Religion not only manifests itself in traditional churches or in Christian rituals; crucial ideas such as human rights, liberty and democracy were stimulated and shaped by Christianity. Even the very concept of secularity stems from Christian theology.


In this Master's degree programme you will acquire knowledge of the pivotal role of religion in the Western world. You will combine cultural, historical and philosophical approaches to analyse this role. At the end of this one-year programme, you will know how to deal with tensions and opportunities concerning the presence of religion in the public domain.


Admission requirements

  • language test: TOEFL: 580 paper/237 computer/92 internet; IELTS: 6.5(not for native speakers)
  • previous education: Bachelor degree in Theology, Religious Studies, Arts, Philosophy or Social Sciences (e.g. Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology). Students with another bachelor degree can be permitted via a bridging programme
  • written request: a letter of motivation to the admissions committee explaining their choice for this study programme (max. 1 page) is needed, just like to submit an overview of their bachelor programme and a Curriculum Vitae
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 4, 2017
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
2,006 EUR
Information
Deadline
May 1, 2017
Start date Sept. 4, 2017
Place
Netherlands Groningen
Application deadline May 1, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 2,006 EUR
- EU, 11.400 EUR. - non-EU per year