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Spirituality and Religion (Theology and Religious Studies)
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Your skills are relevant for a career in the field of religious studies, as well as for a range of employment opportunities where a critical, curious, and academically-trained mind is essential.

The Job Market

Graduates of the programme can find a job in education, journalism or another writing profession, scholarly research, cultural management.


After completing the Master's programme you will have gained insight into a wide variety of religious and spiritual phenomena from different time periods and contexts and will have acquired the ability to analyse them independently and professionally at an advanced academic level. Furthermore, you will have acquired the knowledge and competences (such as source analysis, organisation of research material, and presentation skills) you will need for admission to a PhD programme as well as other professional positions involving scientific research and its public dissemination.

An academic career

Graduates can also opt to continue their studies in the Research Master's programme Religious Studies, which offers an excellent opportunity for those interested in pursuing a PhD in this field. Students who have completed the one-year programme Spirituality and Religion are usually able to complete the two-year Research Master's programme in one year. Due to the limited number of places available in the research programme, all applicants must undergo a selection procedure.