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MPhilPhilosophy: Philosophy of Religion (Research)

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,000 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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The specialisation in Philosophy of Religion explores both classical questions concerning religion, such as the problem of evil, the conceptualization of faith and religious practices, and the issues of religious pluralism and (in)tolerance. As a research Master’s student, you’ll be affiliated with the Center for Contemporary European Philosophy, and will take part in activities of this research group.

Philosophy of Religion: Something for you?

- This is the only research master in philosophy in the Netherlands that offers a specialisation in philosophy of religion.
- The faculty is home to experts in the fields of philosophy, theology and religious studies.
- The programme offers a lively, international environment.
- The students rate this Master’s programme 8,6 out of 10 according to the National Student Survey 2019.

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Philosophy of Religion is taught at the Faculty of Philosophy Theology and Religious Studies. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The structure of the programme is presented here.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed for people with the ambition to do research. Graduates tend to fall into one of three groups:

1) A majority of the students continue their research within academia by applying for a doctoral programme in the Netherlands or abroad. More than 60 percent of the graduates manage to obtain a PhD position within two years of graduating.
2) A second group goes on to teach philosophy at secondary schools.
3) And a third group enters research-related professions outside of education.

The graduates are also represented in journalism, science policy, and politics.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States