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Open Day Religious Studies

When:Fr 31-01-2025
Where:Faculty of Religion, Culture and Society (Oude Boteringestraat 38, Groningen)

Do you want to learn more about the religion factor in societies worldwide? Are you interested in anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, history, and art? With Religious Studies you get it all! Does this make you curious? Come and visit our Bachelor's Open Day!

Welcome to our Open Day!
Welcome to our Open Day!

Religion matters in society: 85% of the world's population identify themselves as religious. And religion is an important factor in many national and international political, cultural and social issues. For instance in relation to climate change, sexual health, diversity discussions, heritage, radicalization, migration, conflicts and peacebuilding. Worldwide, there are many conflicts, sensitivities and political discussions in which religion plays an important role, which makes experts on religion needed today.

In the BA Religious Studies, you will be introduced to the phenomenon of religion, and you will deepen your knowledge of various aspects of the major religions in the world. In class, you will not debate to what extent religion is 'true', but how religion affects people's lives, and what people do with it. You will study people's behavior and thinking, and examine the prominent role religion plays in their lives.

You will study this from different academic perspectives: history, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and philosophy. Therefore, you will become a broadly trained social scientist.

Open Day

During the information round, study advisor Kees van den Ende will tell you more about the content and structure of the Religious Studies programme. In addition, Dr. Peter Berger will give a short sample lecture about Anthropology of Religion, to let you taste what it is like to study Religious Studies. And if you still have time afterwards, our students can give you a tour through our historical faculty building, the former courthouse of the city of Groningen. So, study avisors, theachers, and students will be happy to answer all of your questions.

Information rounds


Religiewetenschappen (in Dutch)


Religious Studies (in English)

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Studying Religious Studies
Studying Religious Studies
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