Study a Masters in Theology & Religious Studies
Amsterdam is the place to engage in theology and religious studies. A metropole of world fame, the city is home to a large diversity of religious traditions. In this context, VU Amsterdam's Faculty of Theology offers in-depth teaching and cutting-edge research. In its research and teaching, the faculty mirrors the society it is part of. Therefore, it is also committed to making a meaningful contribution to its immediate context - and even to the global village we live in.
Religious Studies Curriculum
The 1-year program in Theology & Religious Studies aims to train academic professionals who are specialized in the role of religion and theology in professional fields such as education, management and media. You may also opt to spend a year specializing in one area of theological expertise, eventually continuing your studies in the second year of the Research Master’s.
Central to this Master’s program is the professional field and the link between a specific section of contemporary society and the way in which theological reflection relates to this field. The program includes general and specialized courses, an internship and a thesis.
What you'll get
Across the globe, religion holds sway over the public debate, and has become part of popular culture. This specialization enables you to reflect critically on the media’s role in constructing everyday images religion and identity and the ways religions and spiritualities are being transformed through modern media.
With a multidisciplinary approach combining perspectives from journalism, media studies, religious studies and theology, this specialization offers a challenging program at the cutting-edge of contemporary debates on religion and society.
The cost of this program for students of EU/EEA countries is €2,060.
About this institute
Welcome to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (‘VU Amsterdam’) is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 170 English-taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to more than 24,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff...
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