Active involvement in research
This Research Master’s programme is embedded within an internationally leading research institute that hosts many research projects and activities, such as colloquia and international conferences. You will study with renowned scholars who will actively involve you in their research activities and provide access to their networks. Read more about the Religious Studies research group.
Integrating different approaches
The Religious Studies programme focuses on Christianity and Islam, but also addresses Jewish and Buddhist traditions, local traditions (e.g. in Africa), and hybrid religious phenomena in contexts of diversity and in popular culture. A salient characteristic of this programme is that it offers you the possibility to systematically integrate approaches from Religious and Islamic Studies. If you wish to specialise in a subarea that requires a command of a source language (e.g. Arabic or Hebrew) you can deepen your knowledge of that language by means of elective courses or tutorials.
Partner programme and guest lecturers
In this Research Master’s programme, we collaborate closely with our partner programme at the University of Amsterdam. You will take core courses at both universities, and through electives and specialised tutorials you will have the opportunity to choose and develop your specific expertise.
Colleagues from other universities in the Netherlands and abroad are integrated into the programme, for example as guest lecturers or as hosts for students studying abroad. As a student, you are encouraged to spend a period of studies abroad at another university, such as Munich or Toronto.