MA in Religious Roots of Europe
UNDERSTANDING THE ROOTS OF EUROPEAN CULTURE
How were Judaism, Christianity and Islam formed? How did these three religions and their interaction shape European culture and society as they emerged? These are pivotal questions addressed in this international Master’s degree programme. The interaction of Christianity, Judaism and Islam profoundly influenced the development of European culture and society. For centuries Christianity has been the dominant majority religion; as minority religions, Judaism and Islam have been seen as the ‘other’ against which Christian European identity has been shaped. Traditionally, the three religions have been studied more or less separately. The aspiration of Religious Roots of Europe (RRE) is to study the three religions together in their formative periods from a comparative perspective and using a variety of approaches, including historical, philological, social scientific and literary.
A JOINT INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME
The Master’s programme is offered in cooperation between the five Nordic universities of Aarhus, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Lund and Oslo, with Aarhus University as the coordinating institution. Seminars are organised at all these institutions, and also at Nordic institutes in the Mediterranean area. The programme offered by RRE is truly international, preparing its students for careers in research and education as well as in organisations where the need for knowledge of religion and culture is increasingly recognised. In Aarhus, RRE is taught at the Department of Culture and Society, alongside BA and MA programmes in Theology, the Study of Religion, History, and Classics in an academic environment buzzing with activity. Here you will find excellent study facilities, including a state-of-the-art library which is open 24/7 and also functions as an open student environment with group work areas and IT workstations.
Graduates of this programme are qualified to conduct innovative scholarly work and to continue in further education at doctoral level, as well as to teach religion and intercultural relations. Other possible career paths include specialised employment in government institutions or organisations working with culture, integration or diplomacy, and in business, for example in connection with the Middle East. Expertise on the major religions and on their interaction and role in society and culture is increasingly recognised as important to society. The transition to a specific career – whether in a private company, a non-profit organisation or in public administration – is best achieved through ingenuity, openness and creativity.
PLACE OF STUDY
ANNUAL TUITION FEE
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE
Others: EUR 8,000
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Last updated February 24, 2016