Gerrit van den Berg, woordvoerder Unicef Nederland

Alumnus Christianity and Society Gerrit van den Berg

now Spokesperson for Unicef Netherlands

Christianity and Society

1 year English Starts end of August

Christianity and Society: philosophy, theology, politics, digital culture. Reflect critically on Christianity in the public space and the tensions that arise in the dialogue with modern society and world religions. The program links theological and religious sources of the past with current social, economic and political issues. Special attention is given to issues such as the relation between religion and state, and the contribution of capitalism to justice and happiness.

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Program and courses

This program provides a broad perspective on religion and society, including theological, sociological, economical, juridical and philosophical questions. Special attention is given to issues such as the relation between religion and state, and the contribution of capitalism to justice and happiness. 

  • Small classes (on average 5-10 students), so a lot of individual attention and personal contact among fellow students and teachers.
  • International classroom with students from various countries, religions, and academic backgrounds, ensuring a lively and balanced dialogue.
  • The opportunity to follow the Extended Master’s Program (adds half a year to the regular program) in which you do an internship at an institution or organization in the field.
  • Lower tuition fees than other Master’s programs at Tilburg University.
    Partial scholarships are available to encourage students from all economic backgrounds to participate in this graduate program.
  • Socially relevant: the Master Christianity and Society deals with relevant social topics: Synodal Process in the Netherlands, various medical-ethical topics, faith & youth, and religion & digital media.

Typical courses are:

  • Christianity and the Care of Creation
  • Christianity in Dialogue with the Economic World
  •  Religion in the Digital World

More on the program and courses

  • Simon Beentjes

    Simon Beentjes

    Master's student

    "It is definitely possible to develop your own particular interest. The challenge is to keep a balance between your own interest, and the broad wisdom this program encloses."

  • Eefje de Gelder

    Eefje de Gelder

    PhD | Project coordinator

    "I learnt to think critically about many societal issues - from other perspectives than I had during my studies in Economics. This really helped me to broaden my (research) horizon."

  • Dagmar Holm Grønlykke

    Dagmar H. Grønlykke

    Master's student

    "This Master's program has a much broader and modern scope than I expected. I'm challenged in whole new fields like philosophy, political sciences, religious dialogue, economy, and law."

Career prospects

Upon completion of this program, you will be an expert on the relations between Christianity and society in multiple fields of study.

  • Use your expertise in advisory or management roles in religious organizations and churches, in government organizations and in NGOs.
  • Apply your academic knowledge in the fields of media, politics and economic relations.

More on the career prospects

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Application and admission

This program starts:

End of August

Best preparatory programs:

  • Theology and Religious Studies

Pre-Master's program

Available for both Research University students and students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO).

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students, please find all information about the tuition fees and the scholarships available.

Interested in this Master’s program?

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