|Application deadline:||June 1 (EEA); March 1(Non EEA)|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
The goal of this Master's programme is to expand and deepen students' initial education in Theology and Religious Studies, whether obtained at K.U.Leuven or elsewhere. It prepares students to engage in independent research in the various domains of Theology and Religious Studies and equips them to function as experts in Church and society.
The curriculum aims at deepening the insights obtained during the Bachelor's programme, with the focus on an interdisciplinary study of the Christian traditions in the context of a multicultural and multi-religious society and world. The programme aims to prepare students for independent research in theology and religious studies and equip them with the tools to act as an expert in both Church and society. This programme places additional emphasis on the international character of theological research and on the international context of faith, religion and theology through familiarisation with the diverse cultural backgrounds of fellow students.
At the end of the programme the participants should have acquired the following abilities:
The curriculum aims at deepening the insights obtained durinThe Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at K.U.Leuven (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium) has its roots in a centuries-old tradition and has enjoyed international renown since it was founded by Pope Eugene IV in 1432.
The faculty offers comprehensive programmes in Theology and Religious Studies, from Bachelor's to Master's, and advanced Master's to PhD. In addition to its regular civil degrees, the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies has been granted permission by the Congregatio de Institutione Catholica to confer the canonical degrees of Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus, Sacrae Theologiae Licentiatus, and Sacrae Theologiae Doctor.
All the faculty's programmes are taught in both Dutch and English, and are open to students of every nationality. The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies currently has students from more than eighty countries and from every corner of the globe.
Students entering into the Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies are expected to have:-knowledge of and insight into the elementary, primary concepts and methods of theology and its various methodological approaches (biblical studies, history of church and theology, systematic theology, theological ethics, pastoral theology).
-knowledge of and insight into the elementary concepts and methods of religious studies, interreligious dialogue and the study of major world religions.
-knowledge of and insight into the basic concepts and methods of Canon Law.
-knowledge of and insight into the basic concepts and methods of philosophy, sociology, anthropology and psychology, with special attention to the manner in which they shed light on the religious phenomenon.
-the ability to apply the insights gained from the theological and non-theological disciplines to questions, problems, and statements pertaining to faith, religion, society, and the meaning of life.
-the ability to analyse issues related to the Church and religion and to place them in a broader context.
-to be capable of processing literature (in various languages) pertaining to theology and religion in a relatively independent manner.
-the ability to write an essay and, in view of that, to look up, analyse and absorb relevant literature, to coherently synthesize it, and to formulate and evaluate its insights, as part of the process of arriving at an initial critical, but also original insight concerning the subject matter.
For specific admission requirements, click on the desired programme in the 'Choose your courses of study' section.
The Faculty of Theology of the K.U.Leuven has an Admissions Committee especially devoted to its theology programmes in English. All applications for the Master's Programme are screened by this Admission Committee which meets on a regular basis.
After an Abridged Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 credits):
TOEFL (Computer-based test 213 pt., Internet-based test 79 -80 pt., Paper-based test 550 pt.) or IELTS (6.5 - 7 pt.)
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||550|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||213|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||79|
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