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About Religion and Cultural Heritage at University of Groningen

Are you fascinated by history and culture? Want to help shape today's cultural landscape? Find out what defines 'heritage'? Learn how museums plan exhibitions or how heritage policies are created?

Memory produces identity. That is why heritage is crucial forour sense of continuity in rapidly changing societies.Governments,national and international organizations need to make sense of thepast as they make policies for and invest in heritage. The aim of this master's degree is to give you the theoretical and practicaleducation necessary to take an active role in this exciting andgrowing field.
Why study heritage at a faculty of Theology and Religious Studies?Because most of the heritage around us stems, one way or another,from religious practices and ideas. If you want to understandheritage in all its facets, you want to study with experts who knowthe full story behind material and intangible heritages bothlocally and abroad.
The track Religion and Cultural Heritage in the Master's Programmein Theology and Religious Studies combines broad culturalcompetence with a high-level academic research training and thepractical skills relevant for today's job market. Through concreteprojects and internships, you can gain hands-on experience in thefield.

Are you fascinated by history and culture? Want to help shape today's cultural landscape? Find out what defines 'heritage'? Learn how museums plan exhibitions or how heritage policies are created?

Memory produces identity. That is why heritage is crucial forour sense of continuity in rapidly changing societies.Governments,national and international organizations need to make sense of thepast as they make policies for and invest in heritage. The aim of this master's degree is to give you the theoretical and practicaleducation necessary to take an active role in this exciting andgrowing field.
Why study heritage at a faculty of Theology and Religious Studies?Because most of the heritage around us stems, one way or another,from religious practices and ideas. If you want to understandheritage in all its facets, you want to study with experts who knowthe full story behind material and intangible heritages bothlocally and abroad.
The track Religion and Cultural Heritage in the Master's Programmein Theology and Religious Studies combines broad culturalcompetence with a high-level academic research training and thepractical skills relevant for today's job market. Through concreteprojects and internships, you can gain hands-on experience in thefield.

After your studies

Job prospects

You can advise or write policy documents on heritage subjects,such as the preservation of old churches or the distribution offunding for cultural activities. You could work for culturalorganisations, the government, in the tourist business or at anNGO. You may also work in the media or as a teacher of religion insecondary education after completing your Educational Master'sprogramme.

If you want to pursue an academic career, you can follow thistrack as a specialization within the Research Master'sprogramme.

You can advise or write policy documents on heritage subjects,such as the preservation of old churches or the distribution offunding for cultural activities. You could work for culturalorganisations, the government, in the tourist business or at anNGO. You may also work in the media or as a teacher of religion insecondary education after completing your Educational Master'sprogramme.

If you want to pursue an academic career, you can follow thistrack as a specialization within the Research Master'sprogramme.

Job examples

  • Cultural Education

    You can work within organizations that consult upon the contentand organization within the field of arts and cultural education.Or you could work at an educational department within institutionssuch as a cultural centers or museums.

  • Consulting & Policy

    Your knowledge about religious heritage will enable you toadvise upon or write policy documents on the conservation ofreligious heritage. You could find a job with central governmentbut also at organizations and foundations in the cultural sector.This could, for example, be the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrechtor the Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken.

  • Education

    Once you have completed this Master's track, you will havesufficient knowledge of the subject to be able to teach ReligiousStudies or Social Studies in secondary education. Alternatively,you could opt for a position in higher vocational education. As youalso need didactic skills as a teacher or lecturer, it is advisableto do a Master's in Education after you have completed your regularMaster's programme.

  • Media & Journalism

    A number of publishers have shown renewed interest in religionand society. With your knowledge and skills, you can make an expertcontribution to publications in this field. You could also use yourexpertise as an editor at a broadcasting company, newspaper orcurrent affairs magazine.

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HistoryUniversity of Groningen

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Religious StudiesUniversity of Groningen

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TheologyUniversity of Groningen

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PhilosophyUniversity of Groningen

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Human Geography & Urban and Regional PlanningUniversity of Groningen

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Middle Eastern StudiesUniversity of Groningen

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Dutch Language and CultureUniversity of Groningen

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SociologyUniversity of Groningen

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ReligiewetenschappenUniversity of Amsterdam

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Algemene CultuurwetenschappenUniversity of Amsterdam

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Liberal Arts and Sciences (joint degree)University of Amsterdam

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Art HistoryUniversity of Amsterdam

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Human Geography and Urban and Regional PlanningUniversity of Amsterdam

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European StudiesUniversity of Amsterdam

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Media and CultureUniversity of Amsterdam

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Algemene CultuurwetenschappenAll Research universities

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Interdisciplinary Social SciencesAll Research universities

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Cultural StudiesAll Research universities

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European Languages and CulturesAll Research universities

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HistoryAll Research universities

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GodgeleerdheidAll Research universities

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Art HistoryAll Research universities

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Taal- en CultuurstudiesAll Research universities

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Religie en LevensbeschouwingVU University Amsterdam

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Theology (joint degree)VU University Amsterdam

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Liberal Arts and Sciences (joint degree)VU University Amsterdam

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Art HistoryLeiden University

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Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global ChallengesLeiden University

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Cultural StudiesMaastricht University

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European StudiesMaastricht University

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Algemene CultuurwetenschappenRadboud University Nijmegen

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TheologieRadboud University Nijmegen

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Algemene CultuurwetenschappenErasmus University Rotterdam

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TheologieTilburg University

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Liberal Arts and SciencesTilburg University

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Art HistoryUtrecht University

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ReligiewetenschappenUtrecht University

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Liberal Arts and SciencesUtrecht University

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Liberal Arts and SciencesUtrecht University

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Human Geography and Urban and Regional PlanningUtrecht University

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Tourism (joint degree)Wageningen University

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M Arts & CultureOpen University

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Algemene CultuurwetenschappenOpen University

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Cultural HeritageAll Universities of applied sciences

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European StudiesAll Universities of applied sciences

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