The Master's Programme Religious Studies lasts for two years and has a 120 EC study load. Please refer to the programme book as a supplement to the student website and as a guide during your first weeks of the academic year.

Curriculum

  • The Course planner contains an overview of the courses in your study programme's exam requirements, including useful information about individual courses. Do not forget to choose the academic year 2021-2022!
  • Below you will find a detailed description of your curriculum.​

During the first term of your programme you choose the contents of your study path, together with your Programme Coordinator or tutor. You can choose one of the following study paths: profile 1 'Internship' or profile 2 'Study Abroad'.

Entry Requirements

Look carefully at the entry requirements of the courses and whether there is a placement committee.

 

Summary

  • 40 EC Core curriculum
  • 5-10 EC Electives A (Piety and Violence and Religion and Popular Culture)
  • 30-35 EC Electives B: courses or tutorials within or outside the RMA Religious Studies (including, if desired, fieldwork/internship)
    • MCRMV16027  Religion and Secularism: Postsecular Perspectives
    • MCRMV16028  The Body in Feminist Theory and Practice (GS)
    • MCRMV16046  Corporeal Literacy (MAPS)
    • TLRMV16210   The Aesthetics of the Posthuman (CLS)
    • MCRMV16024  Contemporary Cultural Theory (GS)
    • TLRMV16206   Thinking Literature: Creative Forms of Knowledge (CLS)
    • MCRMV16025  Issues in Postcoloniality (GS)
    • TLRMV16208   Media Materialities (CLS)
    • TLRMV16200   Cultural Memory, the Arts, and Citizenship (CLS)
    • FRRMV16412  Tutorial Religious Studies I
    • FRRMV16413  Tutorial Religious Studies II
    • Any combination of course components in Digital Humanities
    • 15-30 EC Internship
    • 15-30 EC Fieldwork
    • For your convenience you can find on this site which RMA courses of the Faculty of Humanities are possible as elective within your specific RMA program and the (possible) conditions to participate in these courses.
  • 5-10 EC Research school: courses offered by the interuniversity research schools such as NOSTER or NISIS.
  • 30 EC Research project (thesis): individual and independent research by students, under the supervision of senior scholars, resulting in a RMA Thesis.

Curriculum

Summary

  • 40 EC Core curriculum
  • 5-10 EC Electives A (Piety and Violence and Religion and Popular Culture)
  • 30-35 EC Electives B: courses or tutorials within or outside the RMA Religious Studies (including, if desired, fieldwork)
    • MCRMV16027  Religion and Secularism: Postsecular Perspectives
    • MCRMV16028  The Body in Feminist Theory and Practice (GS)
    • MCRMV16046  Corporeal Literacy (MAPS)
    • TLRMV16210   The Aesthetics of the Posthuman (CLS)
    • MCRMV16024  Contemporary Cultural Theory (GS)
    • TLRMV16206   Thinking Literature: Creative Forms of Knowledge (CLS)
    • MCRMV16025  Issues in Postcoloniality (GS)
    • TLRMV16208   Media Materialities (CLS)
    • TLRMV16200   Cultural Memory, the Arts, and Citizenship (CLS)
    • FRRMV16412   Tutorial Religious Studies I
    • FRRMV16413   Tutorial Religious Studies II
    • Any combination of course components in Digital Humanities
    • 15-30 EC Fieldwork
    • For your convenience you can find on this site which RMA courses of the Faculty of Humanities are possible as elective within your specific RMA program and the (possible) conditions to participate in these courses.
  • 5 EC Research school: courses offered by the interuniversity research schools such as NOSTER or NISIS.
  • 30 EC Study Abroad: Courses at a University abroad
  • 30 EC Research project (thesis): individual and independent research by students, under the supervision of senior scholars, resulting in a RMA Thesis.

Curriculum

Exam requirements

When you start this programme, you will be registered for its exam programme. This is a 'translation' of the exam requirements described in the Education and Examination Regulations.In order to complete your Master's programme you will need to meet the exam requirements.

Study Progress Report (SPR)

Your study progress report lists all of your current results, and tells you how far along you are in meeting your exam requirements. View your study progress report in OSIRIS > tab Progress.

If you wish to deviate from the curriculum, you must first ask your programme’s Board of Examiners for approval or exemption. In case your request is granted, the changes will be processed in OSIRIS and integrated into your exam programme and Study Progress Review.

In order to graduate, you will need to meet your programme's exam requirements as described in the Education and Examination Regulations. Based on these criteria and your Study Progress Review, the Board of Examiners determines whether you have graduated. The courses that are listed on your Study Progress Review will appear on the International Diploma Supplement (IDS), the attachment that you receive with your diploma. Note that courses listed under the heading ‘Results-Other’ are not part of the examination syllabus and do not appear on the IDS.

If you have questions about your Study Progress Review or find errors in it, contact the Student Desk Humanities.