How were Judaism, Christianity and Islam formed? How did these three religions and their interaction shape the emerging European culture and society? These are pivotal questions addressed in the International Nordic Master’s programme in The Religious Roots of Europe. RRE exposes students to traditions, formative processes and mutual interaction in the ancient world of the three most influential religions at the root of European culture and history: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Lines are also drawn to the modern interaction between these religions. No other religious studies programme has this focus and angle. RRE studies three religions using comparative perspectives including approaches e.g. historical, philological, social scientific, feminist and literary.
The studies will be organized through in-person courses, tutorials and face-to-face compact seminars with e-learning courses harnessing the strengths of six Nordic universities: Aarhus, Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Lund and Oslo. The student feedback tells that the collaboration is the strength and the success in RRE. Furthermore, the international, open study environment and the highly regarded teachers have resulted in almost non-existent drop-out rate from the programme. The students are based on one of the six universities and follow e-learning courses at one or more of the five other universities. The graduates of the programme are able to pursue a number of different career paths where theological, religious and cultural expertise is needed. The expertise in religions is increasingly valued in various functions in companies, organisations and in society in general. RRE qualifies also for further innovative scholarly work, e.g. PhD programmes.
APPLICATION PERIOD AND APPLICATION FORM
The application period for International Master's Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes, see https://university.helsinki.fi/en/studying/how-to-apply/masters-studies.
Last updated February 25, 2016