Master’s degrees can be the catalyst for advanced career opportunities. Students often take one or more years to complete the degree program while taking advantage of other resources offered by the university. Programs may require in-person classwork, lab assignments, a written thesis, internships, or an oral presentation.
What is an MA in Religious History? This master’s degree gives students the opportunity to study religions and their impact on societies and cultures. Scholars can examine ancient religions and how they have changed over time. They may also learn about the common roots of many religions, including Christianity, Islam and Judaism. As they study the differences and similarities between religions, they can also gain knowledge about how religion has impacted arts and literature, cultural movements, social causes, economics, wars and conflict resolution.
Students can apply their knowledge of research techniques in many careers. They may also learn writing skills that can be applied both personally and professionally. With a background in religious history, graduates may be able to provide insight and background to local religious organizations.
Several factors go into determining the final cost of a master’s degree, including the length of the program, whether travel is required, and the location of the university. Degrees earned online can also vary in cost from degrees earned in the classroom.
Many graduates choose careers in academia, including adjunct instructor, research associate, lecturer and professor. Others choose public affairs manager, executive director, or senior policy analyst positions for non-profit or government organizations with a focus on religious issues. Students may also find positions as clinical ethicists or spiritual care counselors. Those with an interest in writing may consider careers with religious publications as content writers, editors, researchers or content managers.
Students are often encouraged to compare programs and options before choosing a university and master’s degree program. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
This joint Master's programme is focused on the formative periods of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, their common roots, early interaction and contributions to European culture. It prepares you for educational and social work in a multi-religious society or research. [+]
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.... [-]
At the end of the study in the Master of Arts in Church History program, the student should be able to: Outline the history of Christianity up to 1500 AD. [+]
At the end of the study in the Master of Arts in Church History program, the student should be able to:
1) Outline the history of Christianity up to 1500 AD.
2) Interpret the history of the church since 1500 AD and discuss its implications for Christian life and ministry today.
3) Describe the key developments in African Christian history and show how this history has shaped the African Christian context in which he or she will live and work.
4) Exhibit a deeper understanding of the growth, maturation, and characteristics of the earliest African Christian communities in Egypt, North Africa, Nubia and Ethiopia.
5) Explain the interplay between theology and spirituality down through the history.... [-]