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Master's specialisationTheology 1 yr

In this English-taught Master’s programme you will learn how to systematically reflect on fundamental questions and ideas that play a central role in science, culture and faith. This will help you to bridge the gap between faith and knowledge.

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Something for you?

  • Radboud offers the option between a tailor-made 1 year and a comprehensive 3 year theology programme
  • The flexible, tailor-made one-year programme allows you to flourish as a scholar in your own field of specialization
  • Theology at Radboud is taught in small groups with personal and intensive support from teachers
  • This programme scores above average compared to the national average  (Source: Keuzegids Masters 2024)
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Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

Admission requirements
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What will you learn

What is the public relevance of Christian practices and doctrines in today’s society? How is meaning attributed to biblical texts? And how have Christians through the ages given meaning and expression to their ideas and expectations? 

Radboud's theology programme teaches you to answer these kinds of questions  from the perspective of one of its four specialisation programmes.

In addition to these specialisations, you may take tutorial classes in Canon Law, Old and New Testament Exegesis, Pastoral Theology, Missiology, Theological Ethics or Dogmatic Theology.

Radboud's theology programme is ideal for students wanting to focus on the relevance of theology for contemporary society.

Curriculum and courses

Future career opportunities

In an increasingly globalized world, even more institutions recognize the need for religious literacy. MA in Theology can provide skills in research, communication, writing, and interpretation.
Graduates with an MA in Theology are employed in various leadership positions in dioceses, religious congregations, universities, and colleges, or start working as researchers, policy makers embraced by all fields, educators, pastoral care workers, or spiritual counsellors.
Other professions include journalism, museum curators, creative industries, and archives.

Career prospects


The research of our faculty is conducted in the Research Institute of Philosophy Theology and Religious Studies.

In the field of Theology research, two centers are active:

Questions about this programme?

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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.