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Practical Theology


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The specialisation in Practical Theology aims to provide understanding of the dynamics and meaning of lived religion at four levels: personal, inter-group relations, organisational and societal level.

Have God and religion disappeared in society? According to some scholars of religion there is a global resurgence of religion, yet, secularisation in most European societies continues. How can theology understand the transformation of the Christian religion in society? We need fresh expressions of theological concepts and new methods of research which will enable us to understand lived religion beyond traditional shapes of religiosity.

In the Master's specialisation in Practical Theology, students are introduced in theological theory-building to understand the dynamics and meaning of lived religion at four different levels: the personal, inter-group relations, organisational and societal level. Students learn to use empirical research methods, which are needed to build new theological theory on lived religion. Graduates of this Master's specialisation in Practical Theology can become researchers, policy makers, educators or spiritual caregivers.




Master of Arts


3 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530


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Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 Apr '24
1 Feb '25 1 Dec '24 1 Nov '24
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 Apr '25


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