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Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Religiοus Studiеs

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Theology & Religious Studies
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Summer semester: 15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a subject equivalent to religious studies. Usually accepted degrees in religious studies, theology, Middle Eastern and East Asian studies, history, philology, sociology, anthropology or philosophy.

If you want to study Religious Studies at CERES you need to submit:

  1. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  2. Basic knowledge in theories and methods of Religious Studies (12 ECTS).
  3. Basic knowledge about aspects of the history of religion (15 ECTS).
  4. Language skills according to your area of expertise (10 ECTS). Since every graduate student in the MA program specializes in a certain religion and/or region, it is strongly advisable to have basic skills in a relevant language. Ideally, the student is able to demonstrate skills in a source language relevant to a religious tradition that is covered by the program.
    • Ancient religions: Ancient oriental languages such as Sumerian, Akkadic, Hebrew, Old Greek, Latin.
    • West Asian religions: Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Hebrew.
    • South & Central Asian religions: Sanskrit, Tibetan.
    • Eastern Asian religions: Tibetan, Chinese, Korean, Japanese.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 yеars.

Language Requirements

Additional information:
Information not provided regarding English language skills.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: Applications for the winterterm are possible from early July until September for EU citizens.
Summer semester: Application for the summerterm are possible from early December until February for EU citizens.

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission Test/Interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:


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Further Information

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