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If you do not have a bachelor's degree in either the Humanities or Behavioural and Social Sciences, you will first need to complete a pre-master's programme of 60 ECTS before you can enter one of the tracks of the master's programme in Theology and Religious Studies.


Students who do not have a bachelor's degree in Arts/Humanities or Behavioural and Social Sciences may be exempted from the requirement to complete the pre-master programme if they have:

Completed a ThRS university minor of 30 ECTS (Religion in the Modern World or Art and Religion) .


Can demonstrate completion of 30 ECTS worth of subjects in their previous degree programme that have introduced them to the following disciplines:

  • Politics, Philosophy, Gender Studies, Migration, Development Studies, Human Rights (RCG);
  • History, Cultural Studies, Heritage Studies, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Spatial Sciences (Cultural Geography) (RCH);
  • Archaeology, Ancient History, Ancient Languages, Ancient Philosophy (R&P);
  • Philosophy, Medicine, Ethics, Cultural Studies (RHW-ED);
  • Organisational Psychology, Business Management, Human Resources (WZ).

RCG = Religion, Conflict and Globalization
RCH = Religion and Cultural Heritage
R&P = Religion and Pluralism, Ancient and Modern
RHW = Religion, Health and Wellbeing: Ethics and Diversity 
WZ = Werk en Zingeving

Students who have completed a bachelor's degree at HBO level are still required to complete the one-year pre-master programme.

Pre-master's programme

There are several electives you can choose from, depending on the track of your choice. Below, you will find the complete programme.

1st semester (30 ECTS)

2nd semester (30 ECTS)

Please contact our student advisors to see what the options are.

For the Dutch taught specialization in Spiritual Care, you need to follow a different pre-master's programme.

For the pre-master's programme, you will pay a so called compensation in stead of regular tuition fees. This compensation is the same for both EU and non-EU students.

Application in Studielink

For the pre-master's programme for the English taught master's tracks, you apply in Studielink for the premaster's programme of the BA in Religious Studies.

For the pre-master's programme for the Dutch taught track in Spiritual Care, you apply in Studielink for the pre-master's programme of the BA in Theology.

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