Religious Studies

SubjectTheology and Religious Studies


Type of DegreeBA

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 10,000

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Is this programme for you?

Are you fascinated by religion, other cultures and societies? Do you want to increase your understanding of the world around you? Do you want to know which influence various religions play on society and people? Are you open to different religious beliefs? If you love reading and are interested in history, sociology, psychology, philosophy, politics and cultural anthropology, then our BA Religious Studies programme is the right choice for you. 

How did Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism arise? Which role do these religions play in different cultures and conflicts? Most cultures are profoundly shaped by religious phenomena. In fact, six billion people in the world define themselves as religious. Globalisation and migration have changed our societies drastically; nowadays different religions and cultures co-existing alongside each other, which in turn can result in frictions. A critical understanding of religion is essential to find solutions to these complex, yet essential issues.

Why study Religious Studies with the University of Groningen?

In 2018, Keuzegids ranked the Religious Studies programme at the University of Groningen the best programme in Religious Studies in the Netherlands. We are a non-denominational university.

The programme offers a variety of approaches to religion, combining disciplines such such anthropology, sociology, political science, philosophy and history.

The course links the latest research and theories to current developments, providing graduates with the tools needed to understand the complex interconnections between religion and politics from ancient time through to the present day.

Our students benefit from small classes with intensive supervision and internationally recognised staff.

How to apply

The minimum entry requirements for this programme are three A-levels.

Career opportunities

Religious studies teacher, researcher, journalist, policy advisor in the public or non-profit sector, for example in the field of international politics and integration.

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