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Required General Course Religious Studies


Admission requirements


The master programmes of the Faculty of Religious Studies have a required general course, in which topics from the domain of Religious Studies, as well as several issues pertaining to an academic attitude are discussed. This course, which makes use of various methods of instruction, continues through two semesters. It aims at training students in academic skills, so that they are able to conduct research; report about it, both in writing and speech, in a professionally acceptable and morally responsible way; and discuss it in a multidisciplinary context.

In weekly class-room meetings, all students come together to hear and discuss topics from the domain of Religious Studies, approached from interdisciplinary perspectives. Both junior and experienced scholars from Leiden University Insitute for Religious Studies will present their research, both their questions and answers, and the way they conduct their research. Also the students themselves will present their own research.

Next, there will be practical exercices in academic skills.

A detailed programme, as well as assignments to be performed each week, can be found on the Blackboard module for this course.

Course objectives


Wednesday 17.00-19.00 hr, Lipsius 208. Timetable

Mode of instruction

Assessment method


Reading list


Via uSis.
Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply.

Contact information

Dr. J. Magliano-Tromp