Master of Church History

Are you…

  • In the possession of a bachelor’s degree and would you like to conduct thorough historical research?
  • A church minister with an interest in the history of your own church tradition?
  • A history teacher wanting to deepen your knowledge of the history of the churches in the Netherlands?

Come to Kampen and take the Master’s degree programme Church History.





Study load:

60 ECTS credits




Full-time, part-time

Application before:

1 June

Graduation specialisation of

the Master of Theology (general) programme

Program director

E.A. de Boer

Tuition Fees

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Study Programme

The study programme has a value of 60 ECTS credits.

The project ‘How Catholic is Calvinism?’ is worked out in several modules:

  • The Lutherans in the Low Countries in the 16th and 17th century (6 ECTS credits)
  • The Stature of the Church in the Public Field of the 16th and First Half of the 17th Century (6 ECTS credits)
  • Calvinism and confessionalization in Europe (6 ECTS credits)
  • The (inter-) national Synod of Dort 1618-19 and the origination of the Canons (6 EC TS credits)
  • Neo-Calvinism in the late 19th and early 20th century (6 ECTS credits)

It is possible to choose a theme that will be receive attention in the different modules and can, if so desired, be used as preparation for a thesis.

Career prospects

The programme has the nature of a general theological in-depth master and is, as such, not directed towards a specific career. In the practice of ecclesiastical and social life, however, there are ample possibilities to take up a profession based on this educational programme. Among others, consideration can be given to a position as researcher on the route to obtaining a doctoral degree. Graduates can, for example, be employed in staff positions at academic (university and higher vocational) educational institutions or secondary schools. Moreover, graduates can find employment in all forms of ‘church work’ and in building up congregations, missionary activities, equipment work, leadership functions in churches and Christian organisations, journalism, public offices and ethical or spiritual advice organs (in the business world, among others).

Want to know more?

Would you like to know more about the MA Church History? Please contact our international office.