KU Leuven

Faculty of Theology and Religious studies

Theology and Religious Studies



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The goal of this Master's programme is to expand and deepen students' initial education in Theology and Religious Studies, whether obtained at KU Leuven or elsewhere. It prepares students to engage in independent research in the various domains of Theology and Religious Studies and equips them to function as experts in Church and society. The curriculum has a twofold focus. On the one hand, students are given the opportunity to specialise and write a Master's thesis in one of the faculty's six research disciplines or majors: biblical studies, systematic theology, theological ethics, history of Church and theology, pastoral theology, and religious studies. On the other hand, the curriculum continues to offer a general orientation towards the interdisciplinary academic investigation of the Christian faith tradition in a multi-cultural and multi-religious social context. This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.



International Student Requirements:

The Faculty of Theology of the KU Leuven has an Admissions Committee especially devoted to its theology programmes in English. All applications for the Master's Programme are screened by this Admission Committee which meets on a regular basis. Direct Admission: Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies. Admission decisions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file: After an Abridged Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 credits): Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy; another Bachelor's or Master's degree; complete programme of formation leading to ordination as a minister of a recognised religious faith. TOEFL or IELTS

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 60 ECTS

Out State Tuition (per year): 890 EUR

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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