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49 Masters Programs in Religious Studies

Students with an interest in obtaining a master’s degree should seek out an accredited university which offers a program that appeals to their academic interests. Most master’s degrees are awarded when extensive study and research have been completed through a qualified institution. A Master in Religious Studies is a unique degree which can appeal to both the academic and spiritually-m… Read more

Students with an interest in obtaining a master’s degree should seek out an accredited university which offers a program that appeals to their academic interests. Most master’s degrees are awarded when extensive study and research have been completed through a qualified institution. A Master in Religious Studies is a unique degree which can appeal to both the academic and spiritually-minded individual.

What is a Master in Religious Studies? The study of religion is a vast topic which includes a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches. Students will study everything from religious history to theology and religious theory. An interdisciplinary approach to a Master in Religious Studies can also include the impacts of religion on culture, art, or psychology.

Whatever approach a student takes to their religious studies degree, this rewarding field of study can impact both spiritual and secular thinking. An understanding of one or many religions can help individuals to connect with others of different cultural backgrounds and fields of thought.

Because the cost of a master’s program will vary from one institution to the next, it is important for potential students to approach the financial offices of the schools they are interested in attending to learn more about the price of fees and tuition. Students should compare the cost of each program and determine the value of the education being offered based on the credentials of the individual school or program.

Common career choices for religious studies graduates include ministers, diplomats, professors, and business relations managers. When selecting a Master of Religious Studies program, students should consider where they want their education to take them in their future career. Students should select the program that aligns with their spiritual interests and career aspirations.

Students looking for a chance to expand both secular and spiritual knowledge may find that a Master in Religious Studies is a perfect fit for their educational endeavors. To apply online, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The MA in Theology and Religion is designed to accommodate the study of religions and spiritualties, past and present, and prepares you for professions which depend upon an ad ... +

The MA in Theology and Religion is designed to accommodate the study of religions and spiritualties, past and present, and prepares you for professions which depend upon an advanced understanding of how religious histories, ideas, texts, and practices permeate all societies. It also provides ideal preparation for further research at the doctoral level. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Looking to build on your Bachelor's degree in Theology or Religious Studies? Or perhaps you are engaged in pastoral work and seeking to deepen your theoretical insights? Where ... +

Looking to build on your Bachelor's degree in Theology or Religious Studies? Or perhaps you are engaged in pastoral work and seeking to deepen your theoretical insights? Where better than at KU Leuven, where theology has been taught and practiced for nearly 600 years? KU Leuven's Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies has always acted as a think tank within the Catholic community. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Master's programme Theology & Religious Studies: Research enables you to study a specialized area within theology or religious studies. Unique to this programme is tha ... +

The Master's programme Theology & Religious Studies: Research enables you to study a specialized area within theology or religious studies. Unique to this programme is that your religious convictions are the starting point of a journey, in which you will learn to critically develop your own worldview in dialogue with others. Next to compulsory courses, during your Research Master's programme you will enroll in a number of specializations in your field of interest. And, note, there is a lot of freedom in how you will finally organize your programme. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Graceland University - Independence Campus
Independence, USA

The Master of Arts in Religion (34 graduate semester hours) at Community of Christ Seminary is designed for bi-vocational ministers who want to deepen their understanding of f ... +

The Master of Arts in Religion (34 graduate semester hours) at Community of Christ Seminary is designed for bi-vocational ministers who want to deepen their understanding of faith and ministry and transform the community, as well as for professional ministers preparing to lead others in discipleship and mission. It builds a strong foundation of formation in Christian scripture, tradition and mission and offers three concentrations for focused development: Christian Theology, Spiritual Leadership, Peace and Justice. This degree provides a strong academic foundation in biblical studies, Christian history, and theology, leadership, peace, and justice. These subjects offer essential preparation for Christian ministry and/or doctoral study in religion. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Aug 2020
Online
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The Master's Degree in Religious Sciences is interdepartmental, inter-disciplinary and interdisciplinary. It brings together a large number of specialists in the various scien ... +

The Master's Degree in Religious Sciences is interdepartmental, inter-disciplinary and interdisciplinary. It brings together a large number of specialists in the various sciences who are responsible for the analysis of the religious phenomenon and allows a diversified, specialized, attractive and quality offer. Thanks to its open vision, it allows the real and effective mobility of students and professors between the various participating institutions, as well as the initiation of the former in the most varied lines of research. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2020
Campus
Bishop Grosseteste University
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Our Theology & Religious Studies Masters course will take you on a journey from the religious worlds of the great Western traditions to the mystical world of the ancient E ... +

Our Theology & Religious Studies Masters course will take you on a journey from the religious worlds of the great Western traditions to the mystical world of the ancient East. It will cover the burning contemporary issues that surround Religious Studies today and delve into life’s great questions. You will be able to explore the ideas and curiosity that have gripped the human race from the time we began to decorate the walls of our caves until the time we launched ourselves beyond our stratosphere and into outer space. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
Nalanda University

The School fosters critical thinking and explore the wider cultural and historical context of Buddhism in individual regions of Asia.

The School fosters critical thinking and explore the wider cultural and historical context of Buddhism in individual regions of Asia. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
KU Leuven: Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Leuven, Belgium

Theology students today are faced with the momentous task of contributing to modern culture. This requires a thorough and interdisciplinary academic training. With this in min ... +

Theology students today are faced with the momentous task of contributing to modern culture. This requires a thorough and interdisciplinary academic training. With this in mind, the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies insists on developing well-rounded and highly trained scholars with critical minds. The two-year Research Master equips students to function as experts in Church and society and prepares them for further research specifically oriented towards the Doctoral Program in Theology. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh, School of Divinity
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This programme provides the opportunity to study a variety of religious traditions, in combination with advanced learning in the theory and method of the study of religion.

This programme provides the opportunity to study a variety of religious traditions, in combination with advanced learning in the theory and method of the study of religion. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

Our program aims to help students cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the contemporary ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives.

Our program aims to help students cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the contemporary ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

This two-year M.A. program will grant you the basic tools for the scientific study of the Hebrew Bible. The program will be taught entirely in English by leading experts.

This two-year M.A. program will grant you the basic tools for the scientific study of the Hebrew Bible. The program will be taught entirely in English by leading experts. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The MLitt in Sacred Music offers a unique interdisciplinary formation in Sacred Music for musicians, scholars, and leaders in artistic ministry. It is taught jointly by the Sc ... +

The MLitt in Sacred Music offers a unique interdisciplinary formation in Sacred Music for musicians, scholars, and leaders in artistic ministry. It is taught jointly by the School of Divinity’s Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts and the University of St Andrews Music Centre. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
14 Sep 2020
Campus
Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

The Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS – 2 years) equips you to teach, lead organizations and churches, and participate in current theological debates ... +

The Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS – 2 years) equips you to teach, lead organizations and churches, and participate in current theological debates relevant to Church and society. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
15 Sep 2020
Campus
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

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

The master's programme in Religious Studies at Leiden University gives you the opportunity to explore a broad spectrum of religions and their manifestations from a comparative perspective. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or East Asian Religions, provided they closely align with the expertise of our departmental members. Our members might also s ... +

Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or East Asian Religions, provided they closely align with the expertise of our departmental members. Our members might also supervise MAs in other areas aligned with their ongoing research projects. Please consult the profiles of the individual professors, or contact them directly for such distinctive areas of research. For instance, some faculty conduct research on Buddhism in the West, mysticism, near-death experiences, and modern nondual spirituality. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus

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