Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Religious Studies

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

Requirements


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 years.

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:
None
Application:
directly at the University
Application Fee:
none

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website