Religious Studies (Theology and Religious Studies)

The one-year Master's in Religious Studies focusses on the historical roots of religious pluralism in Europe and the Mediterranean. You explore religious texts, traditions and practices, and study the theoretical issues related to religious diversity.



Religious texts, traditions and practices

The Master's programme Religious Studies offers exciting opportunities to students who enjoy studying religious texts, traditions and practices, and theoretical issues related to religious diversity. In the central course of this programme, research-based case studies are presented, which are related to different cultural contexts within Europe and to different time periods.

As part of the programme, students could for example specialise in historical and literary contexts in which the Bible took shape, as well as the rich story of its interpretation in various times and situations. Electives are offered that focus on specific topics, such as images of the divine in antiquity, representations of Eros and Thanatos in Christian art, the theological views of Dante, female mysticism in the Middle Ages or religious themes in popular culture.

In light of their own research project, students can also take an internship or courses offered by other programmes, such as Western Esotericism.

Degree certificate

Religious Studies is an accredited degree programme of Theology and Religious Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).


Degree programme
MA Theology and Religious Studies
Type
Regular study programme
Mode
Full-time, part-time
Credits
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
English
Starts in
September
CROHO code
60824

Published by  Faculty of Humanities