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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 Christianity, Judaism, and Islam formed? How did these three religions and their interaction shape the emerging European culture and society? These are pivotal questions addressed in the MA programme on the Religious Roots of Europe. 

Career Opportunities    

Graduates of the Religious Roots of Europe programme can move into careers in government or in organisations dealing with culture, integration and diplomacy, as well as private firms with business relations with the Middle East, for example. They can also move on within the academic world to apply for PhD programmes, or teach in religion and intercultural relations. 

About the Degree

Christianity, Judaism, and Islam interacting with one another have 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.   

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

The MA programme is offered in collaboration with the four Nordic universities of Aarhus, Copenhagen, Lund, and Oslo. Compact seminars are organised at each of these institutions as well as in Nordic institutes in the Mediterranean area. The Religious Roots of Europe programme offers a truly international education and perspectives for a subsequent career in research and education, as well as in governmental and private institutions, where the need for knowledge of religion and culture is increasingly recognised. 

The Religious Roots of Europe programme is small, which means that there is close contact between students and teachers, leading to an informal and consultative study environment. There is also a programme of research seminars and guest lectures.  


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. 
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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 →


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For Further Information

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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 01
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Sep 01


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Jan 15
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