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Religious Studies

full time

  • Master of Arts

    Master
    Degree

  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Marburg

    Location

  • No information

Overview and admission

Study Type

graduate

Admission semester

Summer and Winter Semester

Area of study
Religious Studies
Focus

Theory and Methods of Religious Studies, Topics in General and Comparative Religious Studies, Historical and Contemporary Asian Religions, Religions in Europe, in particular. Contemporary Topics and Local Studies, Religious studies based on artefacts and exhibition issues.

Target group

Graduates of a relevant Bachelor's degree course in the field of religious studies or a comparable domestic or foreign certificate of academic degree with professional qualifications.

Annotation

The Master's degree programme “Religious Studies” provides you with a reflected access to the complexity of religious phenomena in the past and present in different socio-cultural contexts. The aim of the degree course is to be able to analyse the role and function of religions for the shaping of individual living environments, but also of collective affiliations and their significance for local and global conflict situations. Contrary to the assumption of a progressive loss of meaning of religions, it is very clear that religions are an essential element of social and political life even in the present. Research focuses The Master's degree programme in Religious Studies enables specialisations in the field of religious cultures in Europe and Asia as well as in the field of Islamic cultures. The diverse facets of contemporary religious culture as well as the history and present of Islam, Hinduism or Buddhism can be possible focal points. Due to the minor subject selection in appropriately oriented neighbouring disciplines such as Islamic Studies, Indology/Tibetology or the social and cultural sciences as well as study opportunities in the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Protestant Theology, Social Sciences and Peace and Conflict Studies, an individual focus and the acquisition of necessary language skills is possible. Aims With the Master's degree programme, you are qualified to apply your knowledge of different religious traditions in social debates and interreligious conflict areas in a differentiating and mediating manner. There are various activities available, for example in libraries and documentation centres, in public museums and independent exhibitions and in publishing houses, as well as in the field of politics and culture. Quite a few graduates work in sectors such as journalism, cultural and foreign work, cultural (conflict)advice and intercultural communication, etc., but also work for international institutions and organisations. Already during your studies, you will set the direction for your professional future with your study focus, stays abroad, internships, etc. In addition, the Master's degree programme "Religious Studies" enables research and teaching at universities and research institutions in Germany and abroad. In some federal states, the subject is also relevant to the Teaching Qualification, insofar as the subjects of religious studies and ethics are provided in addition to religious religious instruction.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Lecture period
  • 11.04.2022 - 15.07.2022
  • 17.10.2022 - 10.02.2023

Application deadlines

Summer semester (2022)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    Expired

    The application deadlines for study programmes at the Philipps-Universität Marburg can be found on our university homepage under the following link: www.uni-marburg.de/de/studium/bewerbung/bewerbungsfristen

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    Expired

    The application deadlines for study programmes at the Philipps-Universität Marburg can be found on our university homepage under the following link: www.uni-marburg.de/de/studium/bewerbung/bewerbungsfristen

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    Expired

    The application deadlines for study programmes at the Philipps-Universität Marburg can be found on our university homepage under the following link: www.uni-marburg.de/de/studium/bewerbung/bewerbungsfristen

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    Expired

    The application deadlines for study programmes at the Philipps-Universität Marburg can be found on our university homepage under the following link: www.uni-marburg.de/de/studium/bewerbung/bewerbungsfristen

Winter semester (2022/2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    Expired

    The application deadlines for study programmes at the Philipps-Universität Marburg can be found on our university homepage under the following link: www.uni-marburg.de/de/studium/bewerbung/bewerbungsfristen

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    Expired

    The application deadlines for study programmes at the Philipps-Universität Marburg can be found on our university homepage under the following link: www.uni-marburg.de/de/studium/bewerbung/bewerbungsfristen

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    Expired

    The application deadlines for study programmes at the Philipps-Universität Marburg can be found on our university homepage under the following link: www.uni-marburg.de/de/studium/bewerbung/bewerbungsfristen

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    Expired

    The application deadlines for study programmes at the Philipps-Universität Marburg can be found on our university homepage under the following link: www.uni-marburg.de/de/studium/bewerbung/bewerbungsfristen

Tuition fee

Fees

Currently, the German federal state of Hesse does not charge tuition fees.

Languages of instruction

Main language

German

International office

Referat für Internationalsierung und Wissenschaftliche Kooperationen / International Office

Student advisory service

Zentrale Allgemeine Studienberatung (ZAS)

Graduate contact

Philipps-Universität Marburg, Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Religionswissenschaft (ISAR)
Address
Landgraf-Philipp-Straße 4
35032
Marburg
Tel:
06421 / 28-23662
Email:
edith.franke@staff.uni-marburg.de

Prof. Dr. Edith Franke