Religion and Pluralism, Ancient & Modern

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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How did the Romans view religious-political differences? How did ancient Jewish, Christian, and Muslim authorities use authoritative texts? What potential for pluralism exists in modern monotheisms and secularisms?

Tension between group solidarity and productive relations with ' others'  has been part of human history for as long as evidence exists. In Europe it has played out most enduringly in relations among the monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Today, in the face of mass migration from Muslim regions, questions of political identity and belonging remain bound up with religious affiliation. This one-year degree programme focuses on relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims in the antique world and how these relations have formed our modern society. We will explore concepts as religious pluralism, politics, and their many interfaces globally in particular.

In this track you will:

  • examine the literary sources of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in a historically informed way in order to bring critical perspectives to modern interpretations;
  • identify continuing issues in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic self-definition, toleration of difference, and exclusionary or conversionist tendencies;
  • map a range of ancient possibilities for coexistence or conviviality and their opposites under changing conditions.
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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?

  • integrated approach of religious pluralism, politics, and their many global interfaces
  • focus on historical context of modern societies
  • taught by internationally recognized experts in the field
  • opportunity to pursue your own research interests
  • expertise on various religions, taught at non-denominational university

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.
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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opbouwIt is possible to follow course units from the track Religion, Conflict and Globalization. For information about these electives, see: http://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5319
You 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/
The programme consists of compulsory course units on Politics, Religion, and Pluralism (15 ECTS) and Research Methods (5 ECTS), the course units 'Texts of Terror' and 'Reception and Re-Use of Authoritative Texts' (5ECTS each), a thesis (20 ECTS), and a placement (10 ECTS).
periode
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Jews, Christians, and Others: Pluralism and Politics in the Greco-Roman World
10 EC
Texts of Terror
5 EC
Muslims and non-Muslims: The Emergence of the Islamic State in Late Antiquity
5 EC
Reception and Re-Use of Authoritative Texts
5 EC
Master's Thesis afstuderen
20 EC
Placement stage
10 EC
Research Methods
5 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet70% zelfstudie
20% theorie
10% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, research proposal, seminar, internship, tutorial, self study
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. Minimum requirements: TOEFL 580 paper/237 computer/92 internet or IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 on each part)

vooropleiding
Bachelor's degree in Theology, Religious Studies, Arts, Philosophy or Social Science (e.g. Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology). 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 may be admitted 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
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
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
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

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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
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Professor Steve Mason
Exploring the possibilities of tolerance

Religious pluralism has never been a more timely theme. Religious interactions, especially among Christians, Jews, and Muslims have taken a central place in western societies. Pluralism is not merely plurality or variety, which is inevitable, but implies some sort of rationale or intention to accommodate plurality and toleration, if not actual acceptance of the Other. These issues can be explored in many ways, for example from political and social-scientific perspectives.

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An important dimension is the study of ancient social-political discourse, and the tolerance (or not) of Jews and Christians in the Graeco-Roman world. 
I will lead the core seminar on Politics, Religion, and Pluralism from Alexander the Great to Theodosius II. This is an in-depth investigation of ancient social-political categories (e.g., ethnos, ancestral traditions, laws and customs, polis, sacrificial cults, philosophical schools, and voluntary associations), in which we consider the possibilities of tolerance, protectiveness, fear of others, expulsion of foreigners, and attraction to foreign ways. The course examines the general scene and also the place of Jewish-Judaean minority populations and Christian associations in that framework. You will have the opportunity to reflect in a sustained way on factors influencing community stances toward others, from a wide variety of angles. The alienness of the ancient world along with its importance for our traditions make it an ideal canvas for exploring the possibilities of human existence. Students who complete this programme will have a solid grounding in ancient religious pluralism as a foundation and reference point for addressing related modern phenomena.
 Central questions include these. What limits did the Hellenistic kingdoms and Roman Empire impose on diversity? What sorts of considerations led people to undertake the rigours of migration and resettlement in the ancient Mediterranean? What levels and kinds of cross-cultural interaction (in business, trade, cultural events) occurred in normal times? What happened practically in times of severe crisis? Who was in charge? What was the relationship between political rhetoric and lived reality concerning minority communities?
I am a historian of the eastern Mediterranean under Hellenistic and Roman rule. My latest books are about inter-ethnic conflict (2016) and the categories of ancient social-political discourse or the mapping of ancient peoples (2017).


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/18 Rijksuniversiteit
Religion and Pluralism, Ancient & Modern
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
2/18 Rijksuniversiteit
Religion, Conflict and Globalization
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/18 Rijksuniversiteit
Religion and Cultural Heritage
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
4/18 Rijksuniversiteit
Theologie & Religiewetenschappen
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/18 Rijksuniversiteit
Religion, Health and Wellbeing
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
80% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
6/18 Rijksuniversiteit
Geestelijke verzorging
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
7/18 Universiteit Leiden
Theology and Religious Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/18 Radboud Universiteit
Religiestudies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
9/18 Radboud Universiteit
Religiewetenschappen
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
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100% Nederlandstalig
10/18 Radboud Universiteit
Religie en beleid
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
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100% Nederlandstalig
11/18 Radboud Universiteit
Islamstudies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
12/18 Radboud Universiteit
Geestelijke verzorging
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
13/18 UvA
Religie en identiteit in de moderne wereld
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
14/18 UvA
Western Esotericism
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
28% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
15/18 UvA
Religious Studies
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
8 eerstejaars
37% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
16/18 UvA
Islam in de moderne wereld
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
28% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
17/18 Tilburg University
Christianity and Society (Master Theologie & Religiewetenschappen)
€ 253 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
18/18 Amsterdam VU
Theology & Religious Studies
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
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100% Engelstalig
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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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. Would you like to stay in academia, you can choose to apply for a placement in the Research Master's Programme.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

As a graduate you can become an adviser and policymaker on interreligious issues and multicultural society. You may work in cultural organisations and companies in the public sector. In addition, you can work in the media. You can become a teacher of religion or philosophy. If you want to pursue an academic career, you can follow this track as a specialization within the research Master's programme.
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vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baanzeer slecht
salaris na 1,5 jaar zeer slecht
kans op een vaste baan slecht
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Potentiële beroepen

  • consulting & policy
    You are able to provide well-founded advice on interreligious issues and multicultural society. You can use this expertise in an advisory position at cultural organizations, in companies or in the public sector. Your knowledge equips you for policymaking positions in this field.
  • education
    Once you have completed this Master's programme you will have enough knowledge of the subject to become a secondary school teacher in the subject of Religious Studies and Philosophy or Social Studies. You could also opt for a position in higher vocational education, for example teaching Theology at a university of applied sciences. As you also need didactic skills as a teacher, it is advisable to do a Master's in Education after you have completed your regular Master's programme.
  • media & journalism
    The current debate often refers to perceived historical realities. Your expertise in the formative periods of Judaism, Christianity and Islam enables you to ask critical questions concerning modern-day claims about these religious traditions. You can use your knowledge and skills as an editor at a publishing company, broadcasting company, newspaper or news and current affairs magazine. You could also work as a freelancer.
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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

Study Adviser

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