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What will I learn?

What is the public relevance of Christian beliefs and doctrines in today’s society? What new forms of spirituality are kindled in society? How are morals changing? And how is the role of woman changing in society and religious organisations? At Radboud University we look at these and other developments in the public is programme is aimed at enhancing students’ capacity for theological reflection and Christian intellectual so they can confidently enter the public area where debates on issues as atheism, post-secularism and science come into play.

What will you learn?

Has the world become secular? To be sure, the general orientation in affluent societies has become more secular even though the world as a whole is certainly no less religious than before. On the other hand, we also witness a revival of religion in affluent societies. At Radboud University we look at these developments in the public domain. What new forms of spirituality are kindled in society? How are morals changing? And how is the role of woman changing in society and religious organisations?

Based on the readings from both classical and contemporary theologians, and the active discussions in the seminars, students learn how to formulate critical theological perspectives on questions of meaning of life and a viable civil society in our contemporary situation. Graduates of the Master’s specialisation in Systematic Theology can become researchers, policy makers, educators or spiritual caregivers.

Career prospects

Master’s specialisation in Systematic Theology

In a globalising world, more and more institutions require skills in theological communication and hermeneutics. Theologians know how to formulate critical theological perspectives on questions of meaning of life and a viable civil society in our contemporary situation. Our graduates have an analytical attitude and the skills to make sounds judgements which will help them participate in debates in the public arena using arguments based on their Christian faith and can convey their faith in society. In addition, the programme teaches you how to think independently and critically about the way Christian doctrine can give meaning to contemporary issues.

Job positions

The Master’s programme in Theology has a strong emphasis on career prospects by allowing students to focus on one professional path in their third year: research, education, spiritual care or religion and policy.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
€11,500.00 (9,28,918) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,

NIJMEGEN,

Gelderland,

6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor's degree in related area, which is equivalent to a Dutch WO Bachelor. A proficiency in English: In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following: A TOEFL score of 577 (paper based) or 90 (internet based); An IELTS score of 6.5; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher.

For international students

A completed Bachelor's degree in Theology or related area

A proficiency in English

part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:

A TOEFL score of overall score ≥100, all subscores ≥22
An IELTS score of overall score ≥7.0, all subscores ≥6.5
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).

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