Religion and Cultural Heritage

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Are you fascinated by history and culture? Want to help shape today's cultural landscape? Find out what defines “heritage”? Learn how museums plan exhibitions or how heritage policies are created?

Memory produces identity. That is why heritage is crucial for our sense of continuity in rapidly changing societies.Governments, national and international organizations need to make sense of the past as they make policies for and invest in heritage. The aim of this master's degree is to give you the theoretical and practical education necessary to take an active role in this exciting and growing field.

Why study heritage at a faculty of Theology and Religious Studies? Because most of the heritage around us stems, one way or another, from religious practices and ideas. If you want to understand heritage in all its facets, you want to study with experts who know the full story behind material and intangible heritages both locally and abroad.

The track Religion and Cultural Heritage in the Master's Programme in Theology and Religious Studies combines broad cultural competence with a high-level academic research training and the practical skills relevant for today's job market. Through concrete projects and internships, you can gain hands-on experience in the field.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA Theologie & Religiewetenschappen
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60824
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

  • expertise on religious aspects of both material and immaterial heritage
  • unique combination of broad cultural competence and academic research skills with practical skills relevant for job market
  • expertise on various religions, taught at non-denominational university
  • strong heritage region
  • excellent network for internships
  • taught by internationally recognized experts in the field
  • vibrant research hub with global links

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Masterweek Groningen
Van 20 t/m 24 november organiseren de faculteiten op verschillende dagen een mastervoorlichting op locatie. Aanmelden kan vanaf eind oktober 2017.
Mastervoorlichting Theologie en Religiewetenschappen Groningen
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Masterweek Groningen
Van 19 t/m 23 maart 2018 organiseren de faculteiten op verschillende dagen een mastervoorlichting op locatie. Aanmelden kan vanaf eind februari 2018.

Studieprogramma

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opbouwYou can also follow this track within the two-year Research Master's programme in Theology and Religious Studies. See: http://www.rug.nl/masters/theology-religious-studies-research/
Religion and Cultural Heritage consists of three core modules (15 ECTS), a thesis (20 ECTS) and a practical placement (10 ECTS). You can choose three out of four electives (5 ECTS each). 'Material Religion: Things, Places, Performances, and Belief', 'Theological Heritages in a (Post) Modern Context', 'Going Retro: Ancient and Medieval Modernities', and 'Heritage of Death'.
periode
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Introduction to Religious Heritage
5 EC
The Politics of Heritage: Identity and Memory
5 EC
Elective 1
5 EC
Elective 2
5 EC
Elective 3
5 EC
Research Methods in Heritage and Historical Studies
5 EC
Internship stage
10 EC
Thesis afstuderen
20 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet70% zelfstudie
20% theorie
10% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
excursion, group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research proposal, seminar, internship, tutorial, self study
objectives
  • Broad scholarly understanding of and ability to apply theories around heritage, memory, appropriation, identity and the connection between these;
  • Students are able to contextualize and interpret tangible and intangible heritages;
  • Understanding the history and important political and ethical issues and questions surrounding heritage;
  • Knowing about and being able to apply the political, economic and managerial considerations needed to 'deliver heritage';
  • Having demonstrable skills in planning and realizing projects that market heritage.


study abroad
We have various exchange contracts with universities both inside and outside Europe, enabling students to follow part of their degree programme at a foreign university. Another option is to take an internship or to do part of the research work abroad. For an overview of our exchange partners, see: http://www.rug.nl/ggw/education/prosstud/exchangeprogrammes/partneruniversities
study guidance
Master's students are expected to show a large degree of independence. If necessary you can make use of various forms of study supervision and study support. For example, you can contact a mentor or your study advisor. While writing your thesis, you will receive personal supervision from one of the lecturers.
Immediately after arrival, students who gained their Bachelor's degree at a different faculty or university as well as international students will be allocated a mentor who will help them get to know the Faculty. You can also go to the study advisor if you have doubts about your abilities or for whatever reason run the risk of study delay. You will receive intensive supervision while writing your thesis. The Master's programme includes a thesis seminar, where attention is paid to how to tackle writing a Master's thesis, and where the progress of the process is monitored closely. You will also receive structural supervision from the lecturer who is the specialist in the field of your thesis.

honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Programme

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies. The programme of 15 ECTS is followed in addition to your regular Master's programme.

It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.The theme of leadership is explored from various angles in the Masterclasses. Leadership skills are the focus in the Leadership Labs and Workshops. The Master's Honours Programme concludes with a Master Work – a project of your choosing that you design and implement.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11400
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelatingseisen

cijferlijst
A grade list of the marks of your bachelor's degree programme with an explanation of the followed courses.

taaltoets
A (English) language test is only important if you do not have a VWO-diploma.TOEFL: 580 paper/237 computer/92 internet; IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 on each part) (not for native speakers)

vooropleiding
BA in Theology or Religious studies or BA in a related area in Humanities, Philosophy, Social Sciences or Spatial Sciences. Depending on your former study and courses a reading package will be provided. We assume that you are aware of the concepts and theoretical discussions outlined in this literature. Students with another bachelor's degree can be permitted via a bridging programme.

motivatiebrief
A letter of motivation to the admissions committee explaining the choice for this study programme (max. 1 page) is required, just like an overview of your bachelor's programme, a Curriculum Vitae and a writing sample of an academic paper are part of the admissions procedure.

studie kosten
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bedrag kostenpost
€ 12000levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 740studiematerialenper jaar
€ 400visa/permitper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee
examination

estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
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28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
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studievereniging

Gerardus van der Leeuw
The Faculty Association of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies (GGW) of the University. The association Gerardus van der Leeuw was founded in April 2003 and is named after the Groninger theologian.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
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aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Fardo Eringa
afgestudeerd in 2015 werkzaam als Medewerker educatieve projecten Alfasteunpunt bij Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Close encounters with the lasting influence of religion

I followed the Master's track in Religion and the Public Domain, but the course units on religious heritage from this track have now been included in the track in Religion and Cultural Heritage. The thing I liked most about the course units was how the present and the past are linked together. They focus in a very concrete way on the position of religion in Western Europe.

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I studied whether this was a new religious phenomenon, and concluded that the answer to this question is yes. ‘Michaeling’ is a typical example of the various forms that religion can take in our modern, post-secular society. And there is no doubt that this is a genuine pilgrimage, a spiritual experience of the kind that we associate primarily with the Middle Ages. For my research, I studied the experiences of eleven pilgrims and the Michael Jackson shrine in Germany.
According to his fans, Michael Jackson’s core message was to ‘Heal the World’ through love. Some fans feel that Michael Jackson can be seen as a new Messiah, sent by God to show people what is really important, namely love. Michael Jackson is placed by his fans within a very broad spiritual context. The followers I spoke to call themselves spiritual, but they are reluctant to commit to a specific religion. What is remarkable is that most of these fans express very Christian ideas. For his followers, Michael Jackson acts as a kind of mediator, clarifying their prior religious allegiance. It is as if Michael Jackson helps them to transition from theory to religious practice. They integrate Michael Jackson into their belief system, where he comes to play a key role as a spiritual guide, offering his fans concrete guidelines for distinguishing between good and evil and giving shape to their lives. His followers believe that Michael Jackson was severely persecuted and that he suffered tremendously as a result. However, this did not stop him from fighting for his ideals and for his fans, which makes him a true martyr in their eyes.
After I graduated, I went straight to work for the University of Groningen Humanities Support Desk, where I help organize educational projects for secondary schools. One of the projects I am working on is De Kerk: maak er wat van!, which we set up together with the Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken [Historical Groningen Churches Foundation] and which focuses on redesignation of church buildings that are no longer used as such. The idea is that pupils draw up policy plans for vacant church buildings. This way we aim to make students aware of the rich heritage that their own environment has, and encourage them to think about how to deal with this heritage.


lees verder ...
Professor Todd Weir
Religion lies at the core of every intangible and living culture

Across the globe, the public role of history is expanding. New museums and historical sites are opening, historical tourism is growing, and educational and cultural institutions are increasing their engagement with the past. This requires a new class of heritage experts, who are self-reflective and can contribute to economic and cultural policy formation and to regional planning.

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Our combined expertise allows us to place Christian heritage in a broad context that includes other religious traditions and even secularism. Through lectures, seminar and field trips, we examine sites, buildings, traditions, rituals, texts and other locations where the past is maintained in the present.
My own research focuses on the configuration of religion in politics and culture. I have written extensively on the interactions of Christianity, Judaism and secularism and their impact on modern intellectual and cultural history, particularly in Germany. I’m currently working on the history of modern worldviews, and planning a future book on the journey of “Weltanschauung/worldview” from 1790 to the present that will take the reader from Germany to the US, Netherlands, UK and the Soviet Union. It will examine Weltanschauung as one of the chief terms through which moderns have experienced and conceived of systems of thought and belief.
The study of cultural heritage in a faculty of theological and religious studies makes Groningen’s master’s degree unique. Theoretically and practically, however, our innovative approach stands squarely within international trends. First, it helps meet the call issued by organizations such as the Unesco for the preservation not just of the physical sites, but also of the “intangible” heritage of world cultures. Religion lies at the core of every intangible and living culture.
Second, the theory of heritage has developed in dialogue with religious studies. Heritage is not just about preserving the past, but giving people places and paths to experience loss. Sites of memory play sacral roles for states, communities and individuals. The study of religion helps us ask important questions of heritage practice: Are heritage sites maintaining religious traditions or repackaging them for touristic consumption? Should they serve as a locations of religious-secular dialogue in a post-secular world?


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Assistant professor Andrew Irving
Studying material religious cultures helps us to think outside the box about the nature of lived religious belief itself

According to current estimates, over 300 million tourists visit religious sites every year. The vast cultural, political, religious, economic, and environmental impact of these visits - whatever their motivations may be - is attracting the attention of governmental bodies on all levels, of private foundations and museums , and of industry specialists in tourism and infrastructure.

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It is also vital for the academic research and faith communities to learn about the ways in which “lay” and “non-expert” participants actively re-appropriate religious spaces, objects, and practices formerly perhaps too narrowly defined as the domain of adherents to religious beliefs on the one hand and trained experts on the other.
Groningen’s MA in Religion and Cultural Heritage is unique in preparing you for this crucial bridge role. You will bring rigorous and critical training in theology and religion to the table in public and private discourse about religious heritage. At the same time you will learn to contribute to the academic study of religious history and to faith communities by communicating and analyzing the interests, questions and challenges that arise from the broader public’s engagement with its own and other peoples’ religious heritage.
I teach courses that engage with material aspects of religion: visual arts, liturgical rites, books, music, and objects, material culture, architecture and archaeology. The courses will provide you with training and hands-on experience of observing, describing, comparing, and analyzing religious objects, spaces, and practices from the past, and in thinking about and questioning what is at stake in their preservation, use, and adaptation in the present. Studying material religious cultures helps us to think outside the box about the nature of lived religious belief itself.
My research centers on the intersection between book history and the history of Christian worship. In Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, books comprise perhaps the largest group of religious artefacts that survive. I study the design and production of liturgical manuscripts, and, in particular, the material evidence for their intended and actual use. In this way, we can examine a religious book as if it were an archaeological site. By identifying and peeling back layers of evidence of repeated use and adaptation of single book objects sometimes over centuries, we can learn to re-consider what a religious book is for, how it works, and what it might tell us about the communities and individuals that made and used it. It is this careful and patient approach to sustained engagement with all material aspects of religion that I aim to bring to the classroom, fieldwork, and student-lead research.


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

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Religion and Cultural Heritage
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13/18 UvA
Religious Studies
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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37% vrouw
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14/18 UvA
Western Esotericism
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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15/18 UvA
Religie en identiteit in de moderne wereld
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Religion and Cultural Heritage aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 21 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4 uit 5.

Na de studie

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If you want to become a teacher of religion in secondary education you can additionally follow the Educational Master's programme.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

You can advise or write policy documents on heritage subjects, such as the preservation of old churches or the distribution of funding for cultural activities. You could work for cultural organisations, the government, in the tourist business or at an NGO. You may also work in the media or as a teacher of religion in secondary education after completing your Educational Master's programme.

If you want to pursue an academic career, you can follow this track as a specialization within the Research Master's programme.



current job market

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Potentiële beroepen

  • consulting & policy
    Your knowledge about religious heritage will enable you to advise upon or write policy documents on the conservation of religious heritage. You could find a job with central government but also at organizations and foundations in the cultural sector. This could, for example, be the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht or the Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken.
  • cultural education
    You can work within organizations that consult upon the content and organization within the field of arts and cultural education. Or you could work at an educational department within institutions such as a cultural centers or museums.
  • education
    Once you have completed this Master's track, you will have sufficient knowledge of the subject to be able to teach Religious Studies or Social Studies in secondary education. Alternatively, you could opt for a position in higher vocational education. As you also need didactic skills as a teacher or lecturer, it is advisable to do a Master's in Education after you have completed your regular Master's programme.
  • media & journalism
    A number of publishers have shown renewed interest in religion and society. With your knowledge and skills, you can make an expert contribution to publications in this field. You could also use your expertise as an editor at a broadcasting company, newspaper or current affairs magazine.
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Contact

Kees van den Ende

Study Adviser

Student Ambassadors

Our master's student ambassadors are happy to tell you more about the programme

Drs. Thea de Boer

Student adviser

E: t.m.l.de.boer@rug.nl
T: 363 5581
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