Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (Islam in the Modern World)

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (Islam in the Modern World)

University of Amsterdam

The Master's in Islam in the Modern World offers you an in-depth interdisciplinary academic framework to engage with topics and debates concerning Islam and modernity, both in Europe and the Muslim world.

Studying Islam in contemporary society

The Master's in Islam in the Modern World provides advanced knowledge in the field of Islamic studies and insight into contemporary issues related to Islam. The programme offers a unique preparation for engaging with debates and policies concerning the processes defining the place of Muslims and Islam in modern societies and is embedded in a broad range of research projects related to Islam in Europe, the historical tradition, reformism and modernity, as well as the history of Orientalism.

An integrated, interdisciplinary approach

The programme offers a two-pronged approach that integrates perspectives from the humanities and the social sciences. Students can specialise in historical, religious and political aspects of Islam, and focus on qualitative research concerning the position of Muslims in modern society. Both approaches will be connected in courses focusing on the relationship between historical, religious and social issues.

Degree certificate

Islam in the Modern World is an accredited degree programme of Theology and Religious Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Programme overview

The Islam in the Modern World programme consists of two core courses, one covering debates concerning the traditional religious sources of Islam and the other key issues in Islamic studies, a broad range of electives and a Master's thesis. Knowledge of Arabic, Turkish or Persian is not required, but it is possible to study Arabic texts and sources under supervision. Students may also opt for an internship in the second semester.

The Job Market

After completing the Master's programme you will have gained insight into a wide variety of religious phenomena from different time periods within Europe and have acquired the ability and skills to analyse them. Graduates of the programme are perfectly suited to careers in:

  • Positions in government institutions at various levels, both national and international, aimed at policy development and information. These could include ministries of domestic affairs, foreign affairs, law and foreign aid, municipal government, migration policies, religious diversity and minority policies.
  • Positions in non-governmental organisations in the fields of policy development, foreign affairs, expert information, aid, mediation.
  • Journalism and media
  • Education and teaching, particularly in the case of religion and social disciplines, as well as policy development in an educational setting.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 16, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
12 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
2,060 EUR
The tuition fees for the academic year 2018-2019 are: EU/EEA students €2,060 per year; non-EU/EEA students €13,310 per year. Additional fees may apply.
Information
Deadline
Mar. 1, 2019
Non-EU nationals: 1 April 2019; EU nationals: 15 May 2019
Locations
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Mar. 1, 2019
Non-EU nationals: 1 April 2019; EU nationals: 15 May 2019
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 2019
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
Application deadline Mar. 1, 2019
Non-EU nationals: 1 April 2019; EU nationals: 15 May 2019
End date Request Info