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Religious Studies (MA)

Course Description

The one-year Master's programme in Religious Studies offers a wide range of possibilities for the study of religious texts, traditions and practices and their interactions with various cultures, from a literary, historical and/or social sciences perspective.

The general track described here is primarily explorative in character. It offers students from other disciplines a broad and cohesive programme of study.
Studying Religious Studies at the University of Amsterdam

Housed within the largest Faculty of Humanities in the Netherlands, this programme is able to offer students the opportunity to study religion in a broad context, as well as unique opportunities for specialisation and interdisciplinary studies.

In addition to the general track, specialisations are currently offered in:

* Biblical Studies
* Mysticism and Western Esotericism
* Islam in de moderne wereld (in Dutch only)

Accreditation and degree

This master’s programme has been legally accredited by the Dutch government in 2002. This means that upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a legally accredited master's degree in Religiestudies (Religious Studies) and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Master's programme should have at least a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in a relevant field. The level of the Bachelor's degree must be comparable to that of a Dutch Bachelor's degree.

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