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About Theology & Religious Studies
Masters degrees in Theology & Religious Studies study the diverse religions and other belief systems practised by human societies: exploring the philosophical foundations of religion and the wider social and cultural significance of belief.
This discipline includes a wide range of courses with a shared focus on theological theory and religious practice. Some are designed for applicants who wish to undertake theological training. Others provide an opportunity to reflect on religious issues in other roles, such as politics, education or social policy.
Programmes may be taught or research based. Most award MA or MRes degrees, but some lead to specialist qualifications such as the Master of Theology (MTh) or Bachelor of Divinity (BD).
Some students use postgraduate study in Theology as part of a pathway towards work with a religious organisation, but these courses have a wide range of other applications.
The role of religious belief has shifted dramatically within modern societies and this has increased the importance of Theology & Religious Studies. As religious and secular groups interact in different ways, an understanding of their interests becomes increasingly important to politicians, policy makers and educators.
These programmes also develop a broad portfolio of useful skills. A Masters in Theology & Religious Studies will make you a capable critical thinker, able to appraise complex ideas whilst retaining a sensitivity to the circumstances that inform them and the people that hold them.
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How can we interpret the influence of religion on local and global developments? What are the relationships between religion and other cultural domains such as science, philosophy and politics?.
Looking to build upon 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? KU Leuven's Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies has always acted as a think tank within the Catholic community.
You'll gain a sophisticated understanding of theories and methods at the forefront of Theology and Religious Studies on this course.
Theology students today are faced with the momentous task of contributing to modern culture. This requires a thorough and interdisciplinary academic training.
Supervision in Theology can be offered in areas such as Biblical studies; Patristics; Church History; History and Interpretation of Christian doctrine; Systematics/Constructive Theology; Modern Theology and Philosophy, Theology and Sexuality; Theology and Theatre/Performance Studies, Political Theology and Black Theology.
Drawing on the compassionate values and insights of the Christian faith to contribute to the welfare of society. What is the public relevance of Christian beliefs and doctrines in today’s society? Systematic theology deals in general with the meaning and implications of Christian doctrines.
This course will enable you to explore the diversity of global religious and spiritual life; probe relationships between religion, spirituality, society, identity, ethics and popular culture; explore texts and traditions; consider the phenomenon of religion from a range of disciplinary perspectives; receive training in advanced research skills; and undertake field research.
This course focuses on the Catholic theological tradition, within the more general context of Christian theology. Durham has a strong interest in and engagement with contemporary Catholicism, with a .
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