Students

Theology & Religious Studies (research)

2019-2020

THEMES

Research modules concentrate on the themes of the faculty’s research foci:   

  • Biblical Studies and Digital Humanities (Old and/or New Testament) 
  • Innovation of Traditions in Early Christianity (New Testament and Patristics) 
  • Bible Translation 
  • History of Religious Migration (Church History) 
  • Reformed and Evangelical Theology in Contemporary Society 
  • Building Interreligious Relations 
  • Peace, Trauma and Religion
  • Buddhism in the West
  • Islam in the West (only second year)  

PROGRAMME

The research master's programme consist of:

  • 4 Research Modules of the chosen specialization  (2 in the first year, 2 in the second year)
  • 2 modules of the student’s own choice (Professional Stream Modules or Research Modules from another specialization)
  • 7 General Required Modules (5 in the first year, 2 in the second year)
  • Internship and Thesis


The General Required Modules allow students to train academic and professional skills (such as research skills, hermeneutical reflection, ethical judgment, critical reasoning, presenting, writing, and operating on the dynamics between theory and practice).
Professional Stream Modules offer the theoretical knowledge of the professional fields of religion in the media, spiritual care and education (the specialisations of the 1-year master).

Info

Niveau Master
Taal Nederlands / Engels
Duur 2 years
Vorm Voltijd en deeltijd
Studiepunten 120 EC
Faculteit Faculteit Religie en Theologie
Master Theology and Religious Studies Research year 1
Omschrijving
Attend the general required courses Hermeneutics (6 ec), Classics I and
II (12 EC), Master Seminar (6 EC), Research Skills (6 EC) and Internship
(12 ec), Research modules of the chosen section (12 ec) and choose
an elective (6 ec).
For the elective in period 2 (6 EC) choose from the Research modules or
Professional Stream modules.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Internship Ac. Year (sept) 12EC G_INTERN
Master Seminar Ac. Year (sept) 6EC G_MASEM
Hermeneutics P1 6EC G_MAHERMN
Research Skills P1+2+3 6EC G_RESSK
Classics I P4 6EC G_CLAS1
Classics II P5 6EC G_CLAS2
Research Modules
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Reconciliation and Identities 6EC G_RMRE04
Acts of the French Protestant Churches in the Low Countries P1 6EC G_RMRM03
Analytic Tools and the Study of the Bible P1 6EC G_RMBS03
Biblical Interpretation in Context: Ancient and Modern Case Studies P1 6EC G_RMBS04
Latin 1 P1 6EC G_MLATIJN1
Modern Trends in Islamic Thought P1 6EC G_RMISMOD
Abraham Kuyper's Travels: Encounters with Muslim and Jew P2 6EC G_RMRM02
Ancient Translations of the Hebrew Bible P2 6EC G_RMBS07
Engaged Buddhism P2 6EC G_RMBEB2
Islam and Interfaith Relations P2 6EC G_RMISISL
Latin 2 P2 6EC G_MLATIJN2
Religious entrepreneurship: Missional pioneering in Christian Churches in the West P2 6EC G_RMRE07
The Text of the NT and its Transmission P2 6EC G_RMEC01
Master Theology and Religious Studies Research year 2
Omschrijving
Attend the general required courses Research Design 1 and 2 (12 ec) and
Thesis (30 ec), Research modules of the chosen section (12 ec) and
choose an elective (6 ec).
For the elective in period 1 (6 EC) choose from the Research modules or
Professional Stream modules.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Research Master Thesis Ac. Year (sept) 30EC G_2MATHES
Research Design 1 P2 6EC G_RMRD1
Research Design 2 P3 6EC G_RMRD2
Research Modules
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Reconciliation and Identities 6EC G_RMRE04
Acts of the French Protestant Churches in the Low Countries P1 6EC G_RMRM03
Analytic Tools and the Study of the Bible P1 6EC G_RMBS03
Biblical Interpretation in Context: Ancient and Modern Case Studies P1 6EC G_RMBS04
Latin 1 P1 6EC G_MLATIJN1
Modern Trends in Islamic Thought P1 6EC G_RMISMOD
Abraham Kuyper's Travels: Encounters with Muslim and Jew P2 6EC G_RMRM02
Ancient Translations of the Hebrew Bible P2 6EC G_RMBS07
Engaged Buddhism P2 6EC G_RMBEB2
Islam and Interfaith Relations P2 6EC G_RMISISL
Latin 2 P2 6EC G_MLATIJN2
Religious entrepreneurship: Missional pioneering in Christian Churches in the West P2 6EC G_RMRE07
The Text of the NT and its Transmission P2 6EC G_RMEC01