In the English-taught Master’s specialisation in Practical Theology, you will explore religious identity in a pluralistic, individualised society.
Something for you?
- The new theoretical approach manifests itself in the search for theological concepts that match the changing shape of the Christian religion in the life of individuals as well as fresh expressions of religious institutions
- Active discussions in the classrooms with diverse student-groups
- Low tuition fees
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What will you learn
In the Master’s specialization in Practical Theology, students are introduced in theological theory-building to understand the dynamics and meaning of lived religion at four different levels: the personal, inter-group relations, organisational and societal level. Students learn to use empirical research methods, which are needed to build new theological theory on lived religion
Graduates of Practical Theology will be able to pinpoint how certain people or groups of people view spirituality today, how they give meaning to lives and how this, sometimes, is at odds with traditional religious conventions. You will get insight in the different forms that religion takes in contemporary society and will be able to take that on board when participating in debates in the public arena. You will change the perspective of others by conveying to them how religion has transformed.Study Programme
Future career opportunities
The Master’s programme in Theology has a strong emphasis on career prospects by allowing students to focus on one professional path in their third year: research, education, spiritual care or religion and policy.Career prospects
The research of the chair Empirical and Practical Religious Studies is conducted along two lines. The first is the transformation of life stories, discourse and transmission of religious and spiritual identity. The second line investigates the transformation of religion in processes of migration and conflict.
- Main language
- Study duration
- 3 years (180 EC)
- Starting months
- February, September
- Contact hours
- Programme format
- Part time, Full time
- Master of Arts, specialisation of Theology (3 year)
Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
- CROHO code
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Tuitions & grants
If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.Tuition