The multi-disciplinary Master's in Religious Studies at Leiden University offers an expansive curriculum through which you can explore religion.
This MA offers you the best of Leiden University, from outstanding teachers to world-class resources including its library's famous collections.
Choose between two specialisations: Religion, Culture and Society, which explores a spectrum of religionsm and themes including modernisation and globalisation and Christianity: the Dynamics of Diversity, which focusses on the changing role of Christianity and the impact of biblical criticism, modern historical scholarship, science and cultural transfers.
A comparative approach is taken to the study of all theories and concepts, which are applied to real-world empirical findings. Topics are explored from a wide range of disciplines from history to sociology.
Small classes create an informal atmosphere and valuable time interacting with lecturers. Students develop advanced critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that can be applied to any societal issue.
* Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 25th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.