The Religious Roots of Europe (RRE) is a two-year Nordic Master’s programme offered by the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University in cooperation with the universities of Aarhus, Copenhagen and Oslo. The programme is focused on the formative periods of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, their common roots, early interaction and contributions to European culture. The programme prepares students for educational and social work in a multi-religious society or research on the role of the three religions in European history and society. Through the programme, students acquire detailed knowledge about the formation of the three religions and their interaction with one another, as well as skills relevant for any occupation or study where the role of the three religions is of importance. The programme is unique in its focus on the formation of all three religions in a comparative perspective.
As a joint Nordic programme, it gives students access to the professors and research of five different universities, as well as to the Nordic Institutes in Rome, which are associated with the programme. Lund University, as well as its partners, is internationally recognised forits research in this field of study. The use of e-learning, local tutorials and joint Nordic compact seminars, provides a unique combination of campus studies and exchange with students based at other universities.
Compulsory courses (with number of credits): The Study of Ancient Religion (15), The Emergence of Judaism, Christianity & Islam (15), Interreligious Relations: Defining Moments, Current Encounters (10), Thesis Colloquium (10), Master’s thesis (30).
Electives: Interaction, Text, or Ancient Language (5x10).
The teaching combines e-learning, compact seminars, course assignments, tutorials and traditional teaching. Student mobility is essential to the programme. As a student, you are expected to participate in compact seminars at the other Nordic host institutions and at the Nordic institutes in the Mediterranean Area. Travel and accommodation are financed by the students. These extra expenses will be in the order of EUR 3,500 for the two years of study.
The formation of multi-religious societies in Europe and the increasing role of religion today create a need for individuals with an in-depth knowledge of the formation and history of religions, especially Judaism, Christianity and Islam, as well as a need for future research in the field. A graduate from this programme will be able to enter into specialised occupations in churches, government institutions, organisations dealing with culture, integration or diplomacy, and in private firms that may, for example, be focused on business relations with the Middle East. The programme also provides an excellent basis for PhD studies.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/religious-roots-europe
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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