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Religious Studies: Master Program

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Degree Profile

  • Degree: Master of Arts (M. A.)
  • Begin of studies: winter semester
  • Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS credits)
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Accreditation: accredited by ACQUIN
  • Structure: consecutive and research-oriented
  • Tuition fees: none (only administrative charges)

Course Details

Master-Programm Religionswissenschaft

The MA programme in Religious Studies is designed to provide the opportunity for students to study the religious history of Europe in depth from a number of perspectives. It combines the systematic approaches of Religious Studies and Historical Anthropology with the methodological tools of the Cultural Sciences and Philology to analyze religious phenomena in Europe's complex and pluralistic societies.

The programme aims to:

  • provide a basic knowledge of the religious history of Europe
  • provide a profound knowledge of one religious tradition and its cultural context
  • enable students to use the methodological tools for analysing religious fields
  • enable students to do independent research in the field of Cultural Studies

The programme has four specializations (students select only one of them for their study):

  • General Religious Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Orthodox Christianity

Language Requirements

Apart from English and preferably another modern language, reading proficiency of at least one language related to the chosen specialisation is required.

  • Islamic Studies: Arabic, Turkish or Urdu
  • Jewish Studies: Modern or ancient Hebrew
  • Orthodox Christianity: Ancient or modern Greek or Russian

Entry Requirements

  • BA graduation in a relevant field, with a grade better than 2.3
  • very good command of English (level C1) as well as reading knowledge (B1) of a specialization language (see above)


Information on application deadlines, procedures, admission and enrolment can be found at:

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted from 1 April to 15 July.



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