You will be qualified to work in any institution that demands inter-religious competencies: schools, hospitals, governmental and non-governmental institutions as well as corporate environments. Religious professionals and leaders will also benefit from this programme.
Roles that will be open to you when you graduate include:
- editor in the field of religious publishing. You could, for example, do an internship in this field and go on to pursue a career in religious publishing;
- a specialist in the field of religion and law, a role that is in demand whenever religious and secular law collide;
- advisor or manager of educational programmes in the field of religion and society. This is a function that is in increasing demand, given today’s widespread ‘religious illiteracy’;
- policy advisor on religion in governmental and NGO contexts, such as when a police force has to come to terms with religious radicalism.
If you finish your first four courses with an 7,5 or higher on average, you may switch from this Master’s programme to the Research Master; this must be approved by the Examination Board before February 1st for a smooth transition.
When you leave, you will have the skills for crossing interfaith borders and building bridges between religions; skills that many employers are looking for today.
If you want to become a secondary school teacher in the Netherlands, you will be directly eligible for admittance to the (Dutch) Masters, Leraar VHO Mens- en Maatschappijwetenschappen: Godsdienst/Levensbeschouwing.