Master of Theology and Religious Studies 12 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
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Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

1,425 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

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Program overview

Main Subject

Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Theology and Religious Studies

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 practised for nearly 600 years?  

About the programme

The goal of this master's programme is to expand and deepen students' initial education in theology and religious studies, whether obtained at KU Leuven or elsewhere. It prepares students to engage in independent research in the various domains of theology and religious studies and equips them to function as experts in Church and society.

Two key focuses

  1. You’ll be given the opportunity to specialise and write a Master's thesis in one of the Faculty's five research disciplines or majors: biblical studies, systematic theology and the study of religions, theological and comparative ethics, the history of Church and theology, and pastoral and empirical theology.
  2. The curriculum offers a general orientation towards the interdisciplinary academic investigation of the Christian faith tradition in a multi-cultural and multi-religious social context. 
This programme can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Career perspectives

Degrees in Theology and Religious Studies prepare students for a wide variety of careers, including teaching in secondary and higher education, publishing, the media, academic research and the various domains of pastoral care. You will also develop skills that are valued by a large number of employers. These include research, analytical and presentation skills, critical thinking, organizational and time management skills, teamwork, and communication and writing skills. Many graduates use these skills while pursuing an international career as experts in the Church and society.

Graduates who wish to engage in further specialisation can continue their academic career by enrolling for one more year, for the second year of the Research Master: Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies.

Program overview

Main Subject

Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Theology and Religious Studies

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 practised for nearly 600 years?  

About the programme

The goal of this master's programme is to expand and deepen students' initial education in theology and religious studies, whether obtained at KU Leuven or elsewhere. It prepares students to engage in independent research in the various domains of theology and religious studies and equips them to function as experts in Church and society.

Two key focuses

  1. You’ll be given the opportunity to specialise and write a Master's thesis in one of the Faculty's five research disciplines or majors: biblical studies, systematic theology and the study of religions, theological and comparative ethics, the history of Church and theology, and pastoral and empirical theology.
  2. The curriculum offers a general orientation towards the interdisciplinary academic investigation of the Christian faith tradition in a multi-cultural and multi-religious social context. 
This programme can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Career perspectives

Degrees in Theology and Religious Studies prepare students for a wide variety of careers, including teaching in secondary and higher education, publishing, the media, academic research and the various domains of pastoral care. You will also develop skills that are valued by a large number of employers. These include research, analytical and presentation skills, critical thinking, organizational and time management skills, teamwork, and communication and writing skills. Many graduates use these skills while pursuing an international career as experts in the Church and society.

Graduates who wish to engage in further specialisation can continue their academic career by enrolling for one more year, for the second year of the Research Master: Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies.

Admission requirements

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Admission criteria

Students with a bachelor in theology and religious studies or students who completed a programme of formation leading to ordination as a minister of a recognized Christian faith are encouraged to apply.

For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

1,425 EUR
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