The Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions of the University of Lausanne offers two study paths: Theology and Religious Studies. The first is organised jointly by the Universities Geneva and Lausanne, while the second adopts an interdisciplinary approach between the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lausanne.
The main aim of studies is to develop precise and critical knowledge:
Theology: relating to the basic texts of Christianity and the Christian tradition, as well as to different historical, philosophical, theological, and ethical currents and contemporary expressions of Christianity; Theology also includes a critical reflection on the practice of the various religious denominations or Churches.
Sciences of Religions: the phenomenon of religion in general, major religious traditions in particular (Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc), as well as more marginal religious currents or other reconstructions. The methods employed are mainly those of social sciences as comparative history, anthropology, and sociology.