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Christianity and Society, Pre-Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
This six-month Pre-Master's program runs from the end of January until June. The Pre-Master’s program is designed to help improve your knowledge and academic skills within the field of Theology, such as understanding and analyzing discourses, library research, and essay writing.

This Pre-Master Offers


  • The Pre-Master’s programs in Christianity and Society is designed for (1) Dutch and international students with a relevant Dutch HBO degree, and (2) Students with a university degree that does not entirely meet the admission requirements of the Master's program.
  • After successful completion, you will automatically be admitted to the one-year Master’s program in Christianity and Society, starting end of August of the next academic year.

Programme Structure

The curriculum consists of four courses and a concluding essay (30 ECTS in total, 6 ECTS each):

  • Feast and Rituals
  • Fundamental Theology and Dogmatics
  • Hermeneutics of Holy Scriptures: Torah, New Testament, Qur’an
  • Systematic Philosophy
  • Concluding essay


You can apply for this pre-Master's program if you hold a Bachelor's degree from a university of applied sciences or a Dutch hbo.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
  • Credits
    30 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • Students with an academic Bachelor’s degree can – in most cases – directly start in the Master’s program and should apply for the Master’s program, not for the Pre-Master’s program. 
  • The Admissions Board will then decide whether you might need to take a Pre-Master's program first.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    206 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 206 EUR per module and a duration of 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    206 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 206 EUR per module and a duration of 6 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • The maximum weighted fee for a pre-Master’s program is as much as the statutory fee: € 2,060 in 2018-19.

Living costs for Tilburg

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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