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MA Theology and Religious Studies (Western Esotericism) (Part-Time)

Catalog id : 60824
 Course Level
Masters / PG
Part Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

13225 EUR
2000 EUR
2000 EUR

Application fee

International 0 EUR
National 0 EUR
Faculty of Humanities
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
GMAT (avg)600

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About this course

The Master's programme Western Esotericism focuses on the critical historical and analytical study of esoteric movements in Western culture. Against the background of the Gnostic and hermetic currents of late Antiquity and the history of the so?called ‘occult sciences' (notably astrology, alchemy, magic), attention is focused particularly on the revival of Hermetic philosophy during the early Renaissance, the so-called ‘occult philosophy' and its later offshoots (alchemy, Paracelsianism and Rosicrucianism).

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Eligibility Criteria

The Master’s in Western Esotericism is open for application to all students with a Bachelor’s diploma from the UvA, or from another accredited university, in:

  • Religious Studies;
  • Cultural Studies, Art Studies or History
  • other degrees in the Humanities*, Law* or Social Sciences*

* provided that the student has obtained at least 24 ECTS in Religious Studies, to be decided upon by the Examinations Board.

For further details on typical Student Profile and other requirements visit: http://www.uva.nl/en/education/master-s/master-s-programmes/masters-programmes/masters-programmes/content/folder/western-esotericism-theology-and-religious-studies/application-and-admission/1.-check-the-entry-requirements/admission-requirements.html

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Course Modules

The Master's programme Western Esotericism comprises 60 ECTS credits:

  • 42 credits for courses in Western Esotericism
  • 18 credits for a Master's thesis.

Exact Course Catalogue for detailed information on Full Time programme may be found here: http://studiegids.uva.nl/xmlpages/page/2016-2017-en/search-programme/programme/2549/193565

Other academic details related to the course may be found here: http://www.uva.nl/en/education/master-s/master-s-programmes/masters-programmes/masters-programmes/content/folder/western-esotericism-theology-and-religious-studies/study-programme/study-programme.html

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How to Apply

Please be sure to follow each step carefully.  

  • 1. Check the entry requirements and deadlines
  • 2. Register in Studielink (Please be sure to select the correct Master's study programme name in Studielink: "Theology and Religious Studies" [without specifications in brackets])
  • 3. Submit your application to the Graduate School of Humanities
  • 4. Pay the application fee (only for non-Dutch BA)
  • 5. Register for courses
  • 6. Pay the tuition fee

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