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Religious Roots of Europe

Master (2 years) of Arts in The Religious Roots of Europe, 120 ECTS

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus South Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


This international and innovative Master's programme in the Religious Roots of Europe (RRE), offered by The Faculty of Theology, gives students a unique opportunity to explore the three major European religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam - and the impact that these religions have had on European culture and society.

Career Opportunities  

The importance of expertise in religion and in its role in society and culture is increasingly recognised. As a graduate of this programme you will be qualified for scholarly work, e.g. in PhD-programmes, as well as for teaching. You will also be able to enter into specialised occupations in government institutions or organisations dealing with culture, integration, diplomacy etc. and in private companies with business relations with e.g. the Middle East.


A maximum of ten students will be admitted to the programme at the University of Copenhagen each year.

The selection of students is based on the fulfillment of the following admission requirements:

A Bachelor's degree in a field of study that is relevant to the programme (e.g., theology, religious studies, classical philology, Semitic languages, ancient history, classical archeology). The applicant must have, or anticipate getting, a Bachelor's degree from a recognized and internationally acknowledged university.

Documented proficiency in at least one "classical" language (i.e., 20 ECTS in either Hebrew, Greek, Latin, or Arabic; or 10 ECTS in two of these languages).

The selection of students is furthermore based on the relevance of the Bachelor's degree in terms of field of study, as well as on the grades achieved, and on the number of courses and ECTS-points that students have gained in relevant study areas (e.g., theology, religion, ancient history, culture and language).

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

Apply directly at University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact University of Copenhagen 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 InformationInformation 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.

South Campus


The South campus is located just south of the city centre and has a vibrant student community. The campus is home to the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Theology.

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