Europe's cultural history is characterised by religious exchange, adaptations and conflict within a global context. In this Master's programme, you will explore past and present religious diversities within and beyond their European contexts.

The cultural history of religious diversity

In the Master’s in Religious Diversity in Europe, you will study the religious field from a historical as well as a social scientific perspective. Taking the present day situation as a point of departure, you will reflect on religion’s multiple entanglements in history, culture, society and the individual. As such, the programme offers exciting opportunities to students who enjoy studying religious texts, traditions and practices, and theoretical issues related to religious diversity in Europe.

A tailor-made programme in a historical centre

The Master's in Religious Diversity in Europe offers you the unique opportunity to tailor the programme to your own interests. In addition to core courses focussing on key debates in contemporary religious studies, students can choose a broad range of electives from related Master’s programmes such as Western Esotericism, Islam in the Modern World or Identity and Integration (European Studies).

Courses are taught in Amsterdam's historic city centre, an area that boasts the presence of numerous museums, for instance, the Jewish Historical Museum, and important libraries, such as the Ritman library, and is perfectly suited to the study of religion.

Degree certificate

Religious Diversity in Europe 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 Religious Diversity in Europe programme consists of a two core courses, one on key debates in Religious Studies and the other on religious diversity in Europe, a broad range of electives that may be combined with an internship, and a Master's thesis. Students are given a great deal of freedom to explore their own interests and can delve deeper into a particular area or take an interdisciplinary and comparative approach by choosing courses offered by other programmes.

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 can find a job in education, journalism, scientific research, cultural management and leadership positions that require expertise in the field of religious diversity.

Program taught in:
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Last updated October 16, 2018
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Start Date
Sept. 2019
Duration
12 months
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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.
Deadline
Mar. 1, 2019
Non-EU nationals: 1 April 2019; EU nationals: 15 May 2019
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