MA Theology and Religious Studies

Leiden University

Program Description

MA Theology and Religious Studies

Leiden University

The master's programme in Theology and Religious Studies at Leiden University gives you the opportunity to explore a broad spectrum of religions and their manifestations from a comparative perspective.

A comparative approach

This one-year MA programme offers you the best of Leiden University, from outstanding teachers to world-class resources including its library's famous collections. A comparative approach is taken to the study of theories and concepts, which are applied to real-world empirical findings. Topics are explored from a wide range of disciplines from history to sociology.

Customise your degree

The multidisciplinary programme offers an expansive curriculum through which you can explore religion as well as tailor your degree to reflect your interests. You will be able to choose between two specialisations:

Religion, Culture and Society are unique for its wide spectrum of religions and themes including modernisation and globalisation. The generalist approach towards the study of religion focuses on skills, tools, methods and theories. You will be equipped with everything needed to analyse situations and tackle problems in society at large. Our staff members are specialised in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and New Religious Movements.

Christianity: the Dynamics of Diversity focuses on the changing role of Christianity and the impact of biblical criticism, modern historical scholarship, science and cultural transfers.What makes this specialisation particularly attractive is its non-confessional and comparative approach to the study of Christianity and its diverse expressions in (early) modern history and present-day society. You will study secularising developments including non-religion, agnosticism, and atheism, and underlines the importance of biblical criticism in the tradition of Erasmus and Spinoza.

An individual approach

At Leiden, you are treated as a valued member of a tight-knit academic community. Small classes create an informal atmosphere and provide the opportunity to interact with lecturers. You will develop advanced critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that can be applied to any societal issue.

Admission and Application

Do you want to apply for this master’s programme at Leiden University? Please check our admission and application information:

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/theology-and-religious-studies/admission-and-application

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2018
Feb. 2019
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1 year
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Price
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2,060 EUR
Non-EEA, non-Swiss, & non-Surinam: 16400
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Netherlands - Leiden, South Holland
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Netherlands - The Hague, South Holland
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Sept. 2018
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Netherlands - The Hague, South Holland
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Feb. 2019
Netherlands - Leiden, South Holland
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October 15th for those requiring a visa, residence permit or housing; if these are not required, the deadline is Dec 1st.
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