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Student for a Day Religious Studies

When:Mo 03-03-2025 11:00 - 16:00
Where:Faculty of Religion, Culture and Society (Oude Boteringestraat 38, Groningen)

Are you considering studying Religious Studies? Do you want to get a better picture of this study programme in Groningen? Come and visit us at Student for a Day!

The faculty
The faculty

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 this programme 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.

Student for a Day

During the Student for a Day event, you attend sample lectures of courses offered within the programme, so that you can find out what to expect when studying Religious Studies. The day also gives you an opportunity to get a taste of student life at the faculty. Of course, there is also plenty of time throughout the day to ask students, teachers and study advisors whatever you want to know about Religious Studies.

The Student for a Day event is free, and including lunch.

Sample lectures
To be announced

In a nutshel

Monday 3 March 2025, from 11:00-16:00 hrs
Faculty of Religion, Culture and Society (Oude Boteringestraat 38, Groningen)
To find out whether studying Religious Studies suits you.
Dik Kootstra: +316 2969 8049 or: communications.rcs

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College at the faculty
Personal attention of the lecturers, thanks to the small-scale education
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