Study opportunities  

Study opportunities

Study of Religions


Bachelor of Arts. (B.A.)
Master of Arts (M.A.)


For the bachelor programme: English B2

For the master programme: Bachelor degree with at least 60 credits in historic/philological or social science disciplines, especially religious studies


The subject of Study of Religions is the systematic investigation of religion as a part of culture, together with the historic examination of individual religions in the past and present. The programme is divided into two related sections, that of systematic religious studies and that of religious history. The basis of the programme is formed by the religious history classes, in which students acquire a knowledge of the historical development and content of different religions: Islam and Near East religious history, Buddhism, religious history of south, central and east Asia, Judaism, Christianity, European religious history, religions of cultures without a script. Systematic religious studies comprises general statements about religion, including the following complexes: Comparative religious studies, religious phenomenology, religious theory, religious sociology, anthropology and psychology, history and methods of religious studies, religion in modern societies.

graduation admission Studies commencing in study period study guide offer since/at
Bachelor of Arts. (B.A.) Local restrictions on admission W 6 PDF WS 2012/2013
Master of Arts (M.A.) Unrestricted admission with subject-specific admission requirements W & S 4 PDF WS 2009/2010

last update: 19.08.2018 

Academic Advisor

Jun.-Prof. Dr. phil. Sebastian Schüler (Bachelor & Master)
phone: +49 341 97-37161

Prof.Dr.phil. Christoph Kleine (Bachelor & Master)
phone: +49 341 97-37162


Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies