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Theology and Religious Studies (MA)

Career prospects

Create a world of opportunities with a master's degree from Leiden University.

Our graduates have pursued successful careers in research and in the public, private and non-profit sectors as editors, journalists, policy advisors, counsellors or teachers of religion or philosophy.

Positions of our graduates include

  • Teacher of Religion and Society at a secondary school
  • PhD candidate at an international university
  • Political Party Officer
  • Consultant at McKinsey
  • Member of Staff at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
  • Traineeship Municipality The Hague
  • Policy officer at a Christian NGO

Your qualifications

The MA programme in Theology and Religious Studies offers excellent preparation for students seeking a profession that requires advanced analytical skills and specialised knowledge of religion and its cultural, geographic and historic context.

A Leiden University degree

Leiden University master's graduates are sought-after employees at (inter)national organisations. Our graduates are known for their combination of robust academic training, in-depth and relevant knowledge, and critical, multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving.

In which sector do students find jobs?

  • 25.0 % Education
  • 25.0 % Research
  • 8.0 % Consulting
  • 8.0 % Culture, sports and recreation
  • 8.0 % Non-profit (e.g. at an idealistic organisation)
  • 8.0 % Government and semi-government organisations
  • 17.0 % Miscellaneous

How successful are they in finding a job?

  • 93.0 % found a job within two months
  • 73.0 % found their first job at academic level
  • 100.0 % held a position at academic level when the study was carried out