Program Details

This research master focuses on scientifical research in Theology and Religion. During 2 years it prepares students for a career in research.
Leuven, Belgium
Program Type:
Study Abroad
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Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
Final attainment levels with respect to the Programme of Research Master: Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion as a whole: The graduate has acquired 1. a general familiarity with theology and religious studies; 2. specialization in a particular discipline with a view to the provision of a constructive contribution to the study of theology; 3. thorough acquaintance with the sources, problems and methods characteristic of one's own major and area of specialization; 4. the ability to apply both the knowledge acquired as well as the methods relevant to one's particular discipline in a manner which contributes to the reflection of the faithful within the Church; 5. insight into the relationship between the study of theological and social-religious issues and the actual social context which is characterized by religious and ethical plurality and a multiplicity of fundamental life options; 6. the ability to conduct independent theological research, as well as to pass on the acquired attitudes, methods and knowledge; 7. an openness to interdisciplinary inquiries and the ability to contribute and engage in interdisciplinary research from within one's own area of specialization; 8. the ability to set up a theological or religious studies project: the formulation of a relevant research issue and the development of a method of argumentation pertaining to the formulated problematic; 9. the ability to complete a project-oriented research thesis; 10. the ability to comprehensively present one's research results; 11. the ability to write a theological or religious studies article in an academically appropriate manner.

This research master focuses on scientifical research in Theology and Religion. During 2 years it prepares students for a career in research.

Setting Description:
KU Leuven is an autonomous university. It was founded in 1425. It was born of and has grown within the Catholic tradition. From its Christian view of the world and the human, KU Leuven endeavours to be a place for open discussion of social, philosophical and ethical issues and a critical centre of reflection in and for the Catholic community. KU Leuven offers its students an academic education based on high-level research, with the aim of preparing them to assume their social responsibilities. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied research. It is strongly inter- and multidisciplinary in focus and strives for international excellence. To this end, KU Leuven works together actively with its research partners at home and abroad. KU Leuven encourages personal initiative and critical reflection in a culture of idea exchange, cooperation, solidarity and academic freedom. It pursues a proactive diversity pol