MA programme Religion and the Public Domain
Is the West really as secular as we think? Equip yourself to understand how the world we live in is shaped by religion through our unique program combining cultural history, politics and philosophy.
Religion not only manifests itself in traditional churches or in Christian rituals; crucial ideas such as human rights, liberty and democracy were stimulated and shaped by Christianity. Even the very concept of secularity stems from Christian theology.
In this Master's degree programme you will acquire knowledge of the pivotal role of religion in the Western world. You will combine cultural, historical and philosophical approaches to analyse this role. At the end of this one-year programme, you will know how to deal with tensions and opportunities concerning the presence of religion in the public domain.
- language test: TOEFL: 580 paper/237 computer/92 internet; IELTS: 6.5(not for native speakers)
- previous education: Bachelor degree in Theology, Religious Studies, Arts, Philosophy or Social Sciences (e.g. Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology). Students with another bachelor degree can be permitted via a bridging programme
- written request: a letter of motivation to the admissions committee explaining their choice for this study programme (max. 1 page) is needed, just like to submit an overview of their bachelor programme and a Curriculum Vitae
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