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Religious Roots of Europe

Master (2 years) of Religious Roots of Europe, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


How were Judaism, Christianity and Islam formed? How did these three religions and their interaction shape European culture and society as they emerged? These are pivotal questions addressed in this international Master’s degree programme.

The interaction of Christianity, Judaism and Islam profoundly influenced the development of European culture and society. For centuries Christianity has been the dominant majority religion; as minority religions, Judaism and Islam have been seen as the ‘other’ against which Christian European identity has been shaped.

Traditionally, the three religions have been studied more or less separately. The aspiration of Religious Roots of Europe (RRE) is to study the three religions together in their formative periods from a comparative perspective and using a variety of approaches, including historical, philological, social scientific and literary. 

Career Opportunities  

Graduates of this programme are qualified to conduct innovative scholarly work and to continue in further education at doctoral level, as well as to teach religion and intercultural relations. Other possible career paths include specialised employment in government institutions or organisations working with culture, integration or diplomacy, and in business, for example in connection with the Middle East.

Expertise on the major religions and on their interaction and role in society and culture is increasingly recognised as important to society. The transition to a specific career – whether in a private company, a non-profit organisation or in public administration – is best achieved through ingenuity, openness and creativity. 


To find out more about admission to the MA in Religious Roots of Europe please visit the programme’s website.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section: The Danish Higher Education System 


Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


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