Religious Studies is a challenging research-oriented programme that prepares you for participation in current debates in the international community of scholars of religion.
The programme combines an advanced grounding in the central themes and theories of the study of religion, with ample opportunity for specialisation. You can choose and develop your specific expertise in relation to one of the key research areas of our institute.
Religious texts and interpretative practices: This research area focuses on the study of religious traditions from the perspective of sacred texts: their interpretation and the religious rituals and practices associated with them, and discussions on the authority of religious texts.
Materiality and physicality of lived religion: This area focuses on the study of the use of the body and the senses in religious practices, such as praying, dancing, fighting, and fasting; the function of objects withing the context of religious practices, such as images, buildings, food, clothing, and money; and public controversies.
Relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the humanities or in one of the social sciences; Proven interest in Religious Studies, as evidenced in a minimum of 30 EC in a relevant field at the Bachelor’s level; Strong motivation to carry out academic research and the ambition to follow a programme that trains you to become a researcher; Knowledge of basic concepts in Religious Studies and insight into relevant methods; A high standard of academic achievement; Proficiency in English.
2016-2017 EU/EEA: € 1.984,- Non EU/non-EEA : € 15.000
Recipient: Utrecht University
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